One Community is happy to announce the addition of two new Consultants to the team: Karl Harris and Terry Mock.
Karl Harris – Architectural Technology Graduate, Drafter and Designer: Karl is the owner/operator of Harris Design & Technology Services, holds a degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design from ITT Technical Institute, and is also an Architectural Technology graduate from the Baker College of Flint. Sharing One Community’s values of world change and sustainability, Karl has dedicated his life to expanding his education and experience so he can assist in rebuilding the infrastructure of fallen urban areas like Detroit, the town he grew up in. His goal is to help redevelop urban life through refurbishing the entire socio-economic infrastructure of cities like this through sustainable design, promoting business development, and leadership. With a commitment to building designs that possess both aesthetic beauty and functionality, Karl is assisting One Community with the architectural illustration, presentation design, drafting, and paper to CAD conversions for The Center of Peace.
Terry Mock – Urban Land Studies and Sustainable Land Development Specialist: Terry is an expert in sustainable land development with an extensive background in plant and tree science. In 1979 he opened the first native plant nursery and landscape company in Palm Beach County, in 1980 he co-founded the Florida Native Plant Society, in the 1990’s he started the first landscape tree nursery cooperative in the U.S. history, and co-founded the Florida Champion Tree Project. He has received the FL/ISA President’s Award of Excellence for dedication toward improving tree quality in Florida’s urban landscape, served on the Executive Committee of the Florida Urban Forestry Council and the Board of Directors of the International Society of Arboriculture, and was also the Founding Executive Director of the non-profit Champion Tree Project International. Terry now operates Tree of Life Sustainable Development Consulting and is a co-founder of the Sustainable Land Development Initiative to work with models like One Community, and his family Ocean Mountain Ranch, to demonstrate sustainable land development as the key to personal and community prosperity by regenerating and preserving our most precious resource: nature.