Chris McDowell is Project Manager with the Home Builders Foundation. He has worked for 15 years in construction and volunteer management. Before moving to Oregon with his wife Martina, Chris owned a small design-build firm in New Orleans, as well as taught construction at the University of Georgia’s College of Environment + Design. He also ran two deconstruction and salvage operations in both Athens, Georgia and New Orleans, Louisiana. Chris has a Bachelor of Urban Planning from University of Cincinnati and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia.