USGBC-NCC Staff

     
Senior Vice President
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Brian BackBrian Back possesses more than two decades' experience as a journalist, media entrepreneur and marketing expert, most recently as founder and leader of Sustainable Industries, a pioneering media and events business. For more than a decade, Sustainable Industries produced 130 award-winning print and digital magazines, as well as webinars, social media channels, newsletters, videos, podcasts and dozens of live events, including the popular Sustainable Industries Economic Forum series held in several U.S. cities.

Prior to Sustainable Industries, Mr. Back worked as a reporter and columnist at American City Business Journals, and as a staff writer at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution with international distribution through New York Times Wire Service. He has written and published more than 1,000 articles, and he has spoken and presented in dozens of venues ranging from conferences and executive roundtables to webcasts and TV and radio programs.

Mr. Back earned an MA in mass communication at Georgia State University, where as an adjunct instructor he developed and taught a composition course for HOPE Scholarship recipients. In recent years he has volunteered as a judge for the Cleantech Open, as a sustainability instructor in rural Mayan grade schools, as a group volunteer leader at the Ronald McDonald House and Growing Gardens, and as a volunteer editor for Habitat for Humanity.



Director, Special Events
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Marcia Sitcoske Marcia Sitcoske is Director of Special Events. After a career in high tech (programming, project managing, and managing e-commerce, e-communities and e-learning teams), she decided to redirect her career into the sustainability field. Toward that end, she recently completed her Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies (MSES) with a concentration in Communications and Writing.

She is also a graduate (and former director) of the Environmental Forum of Marin and the horticultural ecology program at the Alemany Farm in San Francisco. Her volunteer activities have included acting as the Co-Chair of the Environment & Natural Resources forum at the Commonwealth Club of California, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), and the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA). She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government/Pre-Law and will be studying for the Green Associate designation. When not working, Marcia enjoys cooking, traveling, reading and hiking.



Operations Manager
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Sarah Egerman

Sarah Egerman, LEED AP, is Operations Manager. Previous to joining the USGBC-NCC team, she worked for a green building consulting firm that specialized in energy modeling, building science consultation, and third party certifications including LEED, LEED for Homes, GreenPoint Rated, Passive House and Living Building Challenge. As a Project Manager she worked on several innovative and sustainable building projects ranging from single family homes to large scale hotels. 

Prior to becoming involved in the green building industry, Sarah studied music and taught elementary and middle school band. After an eye opening and life changing volunteer trip to Costa Rica, she changed her major from Music Education to Environmental Studies and has set out to make a difference ever since.

When not working, Sarah enjoys biking, cooking, playing music, and exploring San Francisco on foot.




Marketing & Membership Associate
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Julie Lamb

Julie is new to the west coast, having spent the past 2 years in Dallas, TX and the 4 years before that in Washington, D.C. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester but has spent her time since graduation working in arts and nonprofit management first as a year-long apprentice at The Studio Theatre, then as a grants administrator at The National Endowment for the Arts, and finally as an events, marketing, and membership coordinator at The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. Although new to the green building industry, she fell in love with energy efficient and sustainable design while attending the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C and is excited to now be a part of this important and innovative field.




 
 
 

U.S. Green Building Council -
North California Chapter

560 Mission St. Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 659-9404
Email: info@usgbc-ncc.org