My partner Rob and I enjoy renovating what most would call "lost cause" homes that are important to our neighborhoods, but which need more help than most folks are willing to give. Our home and the cottage on our property were among these. They are now among the most widely praised and architecturally interesting buildings in our community. We enjoy all aspects of building community wherever we are, from the social justice work that is foundational, to the planning processes that guide the future of our community. Rob is a retired VA Benefits specialist and I am a former city planner and independent real estate professional.