Rob Wotzak — Web Producer
Throughout his early professional life, Rob delved into just about every craft you could imagine. His first real job was as a welder and metal finisher in a fine art foundry. Since then he has restored antiques, maintained private gardens, upholstered furniture, and forged decorative ironwork. There was a stretch where Rob actually got to use his psychology degree, as a farm program coordinator at Green Chimneys, a school and residential treatment center that incorporates interaction with animals into their educational and therapeutic programs.
In 2003, after answering a compelling ad calling for integrity, teamwork, and craftsmanship, Rob joined Hudson Valley Preservation, in Sherman, CT, as a carpenter. In short time he was managing job sites and had to face the routine challenge of integrating modern materials and systems into historical homes.
Just before coming to GreenBuildingAdvisor.com Rob worked as an independent remodeling contractor and blacksmith. He may be the greenest (least experienced - not most sustainable) member of the team, but makes up for it with an inability to tolerate wastefulness, a knack for drawing ideas from a broad spectrum of experience and a passion for sharing what he knows and values with others.
Rob is a web producer at both Green Building Advisor and FineHomebuilding.com