Member Spotlight At-A-Glance

 

Liesel Schwarz 

Liesel is a Sustainability Manager at Villanova Univesrity and has been a DVGBC Member since 2013. When asked where she could be found on a Saturday afternoon, she said, "In the spring, summer, and fall you can find me in my yard, working on my gardens. Every year they seem to multiply. I can't help but add more beds. I love the peace and quite of working in the yard, the fulfilling feeling of accomplishing a task, and the joy of spending time with my dog, Shadow." Learn more about Liesel!

 

Tom Cosgro

Tom is an Energy Engineer at CLEAResult and has been a DVGBC Member since 2016. When asked to tell something interesting about himself he said, "I moved to the Philadelphia area from Pittsburgh last August." Learn more about Tom!

 

 

Cory Budischak

Cory is a Department Chair at Delaware Technical Community College and has been a DVGBC Member since 2016. When asked where he could be found on a Saturday afternoon he said, "On Saturday afternoon, I can be found outside with family and friends. Whether it is hiking, swimming, playing disc golf, or playing volleyball." Learn more about Cory! 

 

 

 

David Mazzocco

David is an Associate Director for Sustainability and Projects, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania  and a DVGBC Member since 2005. When asked where he could be found on a Saturday afternoon he said, "If it is a rainy day, I will join my wife and dog at the West Chester Growers market – us gathering fresh produce and our dog gathering treats and adulation. However, as my “cycling widow” will attest, any other day I will be out with the Iron Hill Brewery/West Chester cycling team on the beautiful back roads of Chester County." Read more about David! 

 

 

Chantal Alvarenga 

Chantal is a Project Architect at EwingCole and a DVGBC Member since 2007. When asked to tell something interesting about herself she said, "I’m an Aussie! I’m from Melbourne originally, which is a beautiful city that has an even more beautiful wilderness of beaches, mountains and bush around it that everyone should experience." Learn more about Chantal! 

 

 

 

Dominic McGraw

Dominic is an Energy Project Coordinator at City of Philadelphia's Office of Sustainability and a DVGBC Member since 2011. When asked where he could be found on a Saturday afternoon he said, "I try and go to Sanctuary Yoga & Mindfulness on 13th and Locust every Saturday to meditate and maybe sneak into yoga there or grab a run on the Schuylkill River Trail before." Learn more about Dominic!

 

Michelle Bennett

Michelle is a Sustainability Manager at the University of Delaware and has been a DVGBC Member since 2016. When asked to tell something interesting about herself she said, "I used to be a white water rafting guide, on the "Wild and Scenic" designated Chattooga River. That experience opened my eyes to the potential, the needs and the urgency of sustainability. I saw water quality issues, development pressures and natural resource extraction not just degrading an amazing environment; it also degraded our ability to connect people with that environment. You can find nature almost anywhere, but wilderness has something a special appeal in our culture, and once it's perceived to be degraded, it's gone." Learn more about Michelle!

 

 

Mary Ann Boyer

Mary Ann is the Co-Founder & Principal of Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants and has been a DVGBC Member since 2015. When asked where she could be found on a Saturday afternoon, she said "I can be found outdoors: either hiking, biking, walking the dogs -- usually in the Wissahickon woods." Learn more about Mary Ann! 

 

 

Bryan Astheimer

Bryan is a Sustainability Consultant at Re:Vision Architecture and has been a DVGBC Member since 2012. When asked where he could be found on a Saturday afternoon, he said, "Ideally, Saturdays are spent in constant motion. I like to be active. You might find me along my favorite mica-dusted Wissahickon trail, playing sports, gardening, or snapping-up a 2-year old wild-child lunging for my cell phone while the 5-year old makes a go for the hedge clippers. Alternatively, you might find me on an urban exploration with my daughters. I studied cities and environmental systems in grad school and still like to probe the dynamics of what makes a space a place, and a place thrive or struggle. Additional incentive and motivation for these urban explorations is that they always include a stop at a local eatery that I've been itching to try out." Learn more about Bryan!

Scott Compton

Scott is a Managing Principal - Philadelphia Office at Klein and Hoffman, Inc. and has been a DVGBC Member since 2016. When asked where he could be found on a Saturday afternoon, he said, "Saturday afternoons I can be found walking the family Scottie through the ChesLen Preserve Trails in Chester County." Learn more about Scott!