RodsonScott Rodwin, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB is the CEO and co-designer for Agora Hot Spots.  Scott has 22 years of experience as a licensed Architect and is also the President of one of Colorado’s leading design/build firms (Rodwin Architecture).  He is passionately committed to using sustainable building and innovative system design to create a better, greener and more just world.  Scott’s greatest strength is his ability to turn good ideas into practical, effective, fiscally responsible & successfully implemented solutions.   He was the American Institute of Architect’s 2006 U.S. Western Region “Young Architect of the Year”, past-President of the AIA Northern Colorado Chapter & Chair of AIA Colorado’s Committee on the Environment.  Scott has served on numerous non-profit Boards including the Solstice Institute, and the Denver Community Foundation’s Arts and Culture Grant Committee.  He Founded the sustainable planning conference “Blueprint Boulder”  & was the Boulder County Business Journal’s 2010 “Eco-Hero”.  Scott has been published in numerous journals and books including his piece in the environmental & social justice best-seller “Hope Beneath our Feet”.   He and his work have garnered more than a dozen awards for design, research and service in sustainable architecture.  Scott has been a lecturer and consultant for the City and County of Boulder and more than a dozen organizations that work for a brighter future by creating better systems.  He received his architectural degree from Cornell University in 1991.


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Marina Warren Nash, B.A. Fine Arts and Architecture, Rice University, B.F.A. Sculpture and Painting, Rice University, M.F.A. Fellowship in Sculpture, Univ. of Maryland, Remondet Architectes, Paris, France, is the Founder and designer of Agora Hot Spots and its twin project Restorascapes. She is committed to designing sustainable creative solutions for today’s myriad challenges. She hopes to achieve this goal by reinventing education as a catalyst for peace, communication as an incentive for collaborative prosperity, and evidence-based research as the key to improved human health. Her passion for international understanding arises from her strong European roots and her multilingual capacities. She is a sought after, commissioned Architect and Sculptor and her one-person exhibitions & museum installations have won numerous grand prize awards from the United States, Europe, and Japan. Her work has been widely published in many public and academic journals as well as numerous periodicals. Her current work and architectural designs have recently won international acclaim and received recognition at multiple design-initiative competitions. She holds the unique distinction of being the first (since 1908) female stone carver at the Washington National Cathedral.


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Bud Wilson is the Director of Creative Outreach and a Partner for Agora Hot Spots. Bud has 35 years of experience as a leadership trainer, educator, business, non-profit and community leader.  Consistent themes of honoring nature, advancing education and promoting healthy living have guided Bud’s life and career path. He created the “Store of the Future” project for the natural products industry in partnership with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).  For 20 years he has served as the Global Director of Eco-Regional Leadership for The Way of Nature.  He is a steadfast advocate for principles of deep ecology. He believes that regenerative human behavior is the next essential step for humanity beyond sustainability. He held the position of National Sales Director and Director of all conference and seminar programs for Snowmass at Aspen for a decade. He has held public and private sector positions devoted to community well being, including the Pitkin County Open Space Advisory Board, a representative for the Healthy Mountain Communities initiative of the Urban League, Founder of the Snowmass Village Trails Committee, an 8 year Board Member of Dance Aspen, Founder of Eco-Action for Rotary International’s Preserve Planet Earth Campaign, and served on the Board of Directors for Threshold, Inc.: Center for International Environmental Renewal.  He is a published author of numerous articles on Social Justice, Peace and Environmental issues including the New York Times, CBS Evening News, WGBH, Boston Public Broadcasting, USA Today, The Windstar Journal, and The Elephant Journal. He founded Earth Walk, Nature Centered Life Learning serving the needs of inner city youth in Denver. He co-created the Windstar Foundation’s Choices for the Future Symposia series of international conferences. Bud received his interdisciplinary degree in Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology from Harvard University in 1972.


Barry_HeadshotBarry Pier, PE is the COO for The Agora Projects. Barry has 40(+) years of progressively responsible positions managing organizations and projects in the wireless (Cellular, PCS, Mobile Data, Fixed Wireless), Internet, VoIP and other high-tech industries including seven joint-ventures/start-ups and six years overseas assignments. Barry has held executive and management positions responsible for strategic planning, funding and financial results, business planning and development, marketing and sales, program engineering, infrastructure implementation and network operations. Barry’s experience in developing successful wireless telecommunications networks along with his ability to assemble a “winning team” provided a key asset in the development of WisperTel. As Founder/President/CEO/Chairman of Wisper Telecommunications, Inc., (d/b/a WisperTel), Barry conceived the facilities-based Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) which in 2002 was the first to provide broadband Internet access to mountain bedroom communities west of Denver. When sold in 2008, WisperTel covered over 3,000 square miles and had 25 employees serving more than 5,000 subscribers and generating $5MM in annual revenue, and the sale returned 350% to its initial investors. Since WisperTel Barry has been the principal of Pier-2-Peer Enterprises, Inc. (d/b/a P2P), offering consultative services to high tech, high growth, early stage and turnaround businesses. Barry holds an MSIE (MBA core) from the University of Houston, BSCE from the University of Texas at Austin and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.


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Chris Hoyd is Program Director for the Agora Projects. Chris’s background has focused on providing legal, strategic and financial services to emerging companies. After graduating from Gonzaga University with a degree in Business Administration in 2008, Chris attended the University of Colorado Law School. As a law student, Chris worked in the legal department at Newton Running Company and later advised several Boulder startups through the TechStars accelerator. After graduating from the University of Colorado Law School in 2011, Chris worked as a Judicial Fellow under Chief Justice Michael Bender at the Colorado Supreme Court and as Head Coach of the junior varsity boys’ soccer team at Fairview High School in Boulder. Chris then joined a Denver intellectual property law firm as an Associate, where he worked on matters concerning trademark, copyright and advertising law.


Myles_Headshot2Myles Wallingford is a Project Manager with the Agora Projects. He received an B.S. degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with honors in 2014. During his time as an undergraduate, he founded a student organization, wrote for regional newspapers, interned with advocacy groups in Washington, DC, and spent a summer working with a micro-finance organization in Mexico. Passionate about community capacity building and global development, Myles works with TAP to increase people’s access to crucial knowledge-enhancing structures.