Meet

The board

Lending

Expertise and wisdom

MATT NEAL, PRESIDENT

MATT NEAL, PRESIDENT

Matt moved to Hawai‘i from Oregon in 1999 and has worked in the Environmental Consulting-Engineering Industry for over 15 years. He is currently a Senior Environmental Scientist/Associate at Element Environmental, LLC. Matt first became involved with Re-use Hawai‘i in 2007 when the organization deconstructed his house in Palolo Valley, salvaging many materials to be used in the new house construction on the same lot. As well as being a dedicated customer and patron of Re-use Hawai‘i, Matt has served as Board President since 2008. Matt lives in Kaimuki with his wife, Mira, and their 3 children.

Chris Bennett, Secretary

Chris Bennett, Secretary

Chris Bennett is co-founder of Bennett Law Group LLC and Bennett & Donahue, Inc. - a land use consulting and construction management company. Chris resides in Palolo Valley with his wife, Katie, and three children.

Casey Ching

Casey Ching, Treasurer

As a Senior Asset Manager for the Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate endowment, Casey is the steward of a commercial real estate portfolio comprised of more than 60 individual real estate assets valued at over $300 million. Prior to joining Kamehameha Schools, Casey also served as Manager of Finance and Acquisitions at Stanford Carr, and with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Senior Consultant and former CPA. His academic career includes an MBA from UH Manoa, and a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in Business Economics and Accounting from UC, Santa Barbara. Casey also volunteers time as director for the Shidler College of Business Alumni Association, Executive Committee member for the Urban Land Institute - Young Leaders, and Next Generation Committee member for the International Council of Shopping Centers. For leisure, he enjoys surfing, fishing, and traveling abroad.

Nate Smith

Nate Smith

Nate Smith Studio LLC has been managing the design and construction of high-end residential, institutional and hospitality developments throughout Hawai‘i and the United States since 1999. Raised in Hawai‘i, a graduate of Punahou School, Mr. Smith also holds a master's degree in architecture from the University of Hawai‘i and a bachelor's degree in urban planning from UC San Diego.

He currently serves as a board member with the Nature Conservancy, The McInerny Foundation, The Gift Foundation of Hawai‘i, Re-use Hawai‘i, Ahahui Koa Anuenue (UH) and is a founder of Art Explorium (a non-profit art studio in Kaimuki for children that utilizes recycled materials for art projects). Nate resides in Kahala with his wife Heather and two sons.

Lynne Johnson

Lynne Johnson

Since 1993, Lynne and her husband have been designing and building environmentally sustainable custom homes on the North Shore, including a LEED platinum residential home. She is passionate about incorporating salvaged material into projects, and is a long time supporter of Re-use Hawai‘i. She and her husband have two grown children, and live on the North Shore.

David Bylund

David Bylund

AIA, LEEP-AP
Principal, Director of Design & Sustainability
Mr. Bylund serves as Director for Design & Sustainability, and as Director for International Practice at Architects Hawai‘i. He has been practicing as an Architect for over 30 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hawai‘i Society of Business Professionals, Enterprise Honolulu, Re-use Hawai‘i, and the Hawai‘i Chapter of the US Green Building Council.

Paul Morgan

Paul Morgan

Paul Morgan is an architect interested in sustainable living and design. He lives in Manoa Valley and is married with 3 grown kids and 3 grandchildren.

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