Bryan J. Varner

Bryan J. Varner is a California attorney and a LEEDâ„¢ Accredited Professional with more than 25 years of experience. His practice is concentrated in construction, general negligence and real estate litigation. He is past president of the Redwood Empire Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute and member of CSI, the North Coast Builders exchange and the Redwood Empire Remodelers Association.

Wes Barry

Wes Barry has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years. Wes attended California State University, Fresno where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology with an emphasis in Construction Management and Architecture. Prior to, and while attending Fresno State, Wes worked for a home builder as a carpenter. Upon receipt of his degree in 1985, Wes worked as an Estimator & Project Engineer for a commercial general contractor in Fresno where he eventually became the Chief Estimator. In 1997, Wes relocated to Sonoma County and began working for Midstate Construction where he currently holds the position of Vice President, Department Head - Project Management.

Matthew Cardle

Matthew Cardle is Principal Architect and Founder of SOLV Architecture Studios in Rohnert Park, California. For more than 20-years he has focused on preserving the energy embodied in the built environment through specialized solutions. He began his career as a draftsman and participated in the digital reformation of architecture as a discipline.Matthew is also an expert on professional standards of care, building envelopes, and waterproofing.

Peter Daly

Peter Daly, B.A., combines a 31 year construction background with 21 years of experience in dispute resolution. As a builder, he has constructed over $150 million of residential and light commercial projects. He has extensive knowledge of wood frame construction, cast-in-place concrete structures, and of the application of high-end materials and finishes. He has expertise in all aspects of the management and construction of residential construction projects with particular expertise in the areas of planning & approvals, bidding & estimating, scheduling, contract compliance, change orders, subcontract management, workplace safety, and standards of care. As a certified arbitrator and mediator, Peter has assisted in the resolution of over 750 construction, homeowner association, real estate, insurance, commercial, consumer, and other disputes since 1991. He is a recognized authority on construction disputes through his articles in local and national publications and through his participation in industry organizations.

Peter Gang

Pete Gang is a California-licensed architect and general building contractor with over 30 years of experience. Specializing in "spirited green design", his firm, Common Sense Design, has completed several hundred residential and small commercial projects since 1991. In 2003, Pete co-founded the year-long Green building Professional Certificate Program at SSU where he taught through 2008. His is a LEED-Accredited Professional, a BPI Building Analyst Professional, a certified HERS Rater, and a Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy.

Mark Durand

Marc Durand has been a licensed contractor with a business in Santa Rosa since 1978.He has extensive experience in both residential and commercial construction with specialization in geodesic domes and skylights. He is very skilled in effective marketing and business profitability. He is a graduate of SSU and has taken numerous courses in the Construction Management Certificate Program.

Larry Levy

Larry is an Employee Relations Management Consultant, Mediator and Trainer in Marin County. He has been in private practice for over 28 years and focuses on helping the small and mid-size employer who is periodically confronted with problems with employees. Further, he also assists corporate H.R. Managers when they request an outside consultant to conduct an investigation or present specialized seminars.

Larry specializes in solving problems with managers and employees, mediating conflicts, counseling personally troubled and often non-productive employees; writing employee handbooks and personnel manuals; investigating complaints of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination; responding to wage and hour questions; interpreting and applying the various state and federal leaves of absence; answering inquires about Workers Compensation, State Disability, Unemployment Insurance and the Americans With Disabilities Act; recruiting hard to find job candidates; and conducting specialized training.

He has been retained as an expert witness at sexual harassment trials and mediations involving suspected wage and hour violations.

Larry has completed an exhaustive and thorough program to become an employment mediator. He is now skilled to mediate disputes within an organization to achieve a mutually beneficial resolution.

Larry has completed an exhaustive and thorough program to become an employment mediator. He is now skilled to mediate disputes within an organization to achieve a mutually beneficial resolution.

Larry is active with the Marin Builders Association. He is actively involved with the Rotary Club of Ignacio and pioneered a program where at-risk young male adults are taken to San Quentin State Prison to participate in a counseling program (S.Q.U.I.R.E.S.) with inmates.