“I was introduced to Northern Plains when their office, the Home on the Range building in Billings, had just been built. I got a tour and learned about all the sustainable building strategies used. To me it said, ‘let’s not just talk about it, let’s do something’ and that really energized me. Environmental responsibility is a key value both in my own work (as an architect) and in my company’s work – I like to build things that have a low impact on resources and try to solve similar problems for my clients. And when I see an organizing group that’s based locally and doing good work, I’ve got to support it.”