Palmetto, FL (December 12, 2016) — The American Tiny House Association (ATHA) has elected its 2016-17 board of directors. Details are below.
About the American Tiny House Association
Founded in 2015, American Tiny House Association is the premier organization dedicated to ensuring tiny houses are accepted as viable dwelling units. Members advocate locally and nationally, providing education and support to enthusiasts, municipalities, key housing organizations, builders and other professionals to help people to legally live tiny.
Benefits of membership include access to resources, solutions to building and zoning codes, connections with city planning and construction experts, and the tools to engage with local governments. For additional information, visit the web site at AmericanTinyHouseAssociation.org.
Board of Directors
President: Chris Galusha
Galusha is a construction consultant and advocate for safe, affordable housing. Since 2010, he has focused on the tiny house industry and works to teach and mentor those interested in construction, regenerative agriculture, and land development. He is currently director of construction for a veterans organization, developing tiny home plans and construction training programs in the Dallas, Texas area.
Vice President: Amy Turnbull
Turnbull studied community development and housing as a graduate of California State University and brings her passion for tiny to ATHA. She is an advocate of accessory dwelling units (ADU) and hopes to build an ADU on her property in Great Barrington, Mass.
Treasurer: Lisa Ward
Ward is the founder of TinyHomesClassified.com. She has worked in private commercial and residential real estate finance industry and government sector for more than 20 years, with a focus on partnerships for affordable housing, mixed use development and land preservation.
Secretary: Ginger Reichl
Reichl is the CEO of Parvus House, a tiny house design firm, and is president of Pinstripe Marketing in St. Petersburg, Fla. She is an advocate for tiny homes as an opportunity to solve a variety of problems including transitional housing communities for the homeless, veterans, youth aging out of the foster care system and more.
Director: René Hardee
Hardee transitioned from a mere tiny house enthusiast into a true tiny house change agent by petitioning her town of Rockledge, Fla. to create a brand-new, tiny house community zoning ordinance, and is currently building the city’s first tiny house community.
Director: Aaron Kipfmiller
Kipfmiller is the design and construction manager for Great Lakes Tiny Homes in Jackson, Mich. Responsible for conceptual designs and construction documentation. He also manages the zoning intelligence service to provide detailed analysis of zoning requirements for potential property locations.
Director: John Kernohan
Kernohan and his wife, Fin, live in a 304 square foot tiny cabin in Eatonton, Ga., and host the Facebook blog, “Beloved Cabin.” They also created and continue to plan and manage Tiny House Festivals, and regularly contribute to blogs, presentations and other publications about tiny living.
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Hello~I’ve been meaning to contact you (procrastination….) about insurance for my Tiny House. Allstate doesn’t insure THs, so I’m trying to find someone who will. I think it was them (Allstate) who suggested that I get in touch with you. Any advice? I’m now living in my TH (although there are still some finishing touches waiting to be done) and a recent tornado warning made me decide I’d better get insurance! By the way, I attended the Eatonton TH Festival this past Spring. I also attended Dan Louche’s TH design & building weekend last autumn. Thanks,Paula Loniak706-870-7111
Thanks for writing. Regarding insurance, you might check into some kind of ‘Inland Marine’ policy. State Farm offers insurance for just about anything you can imagine.