Christopher Widmer grew up outside Philadelphia and received a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Temple University before interning and working for C. William Fox Associates in Chestnut Hill. During his employment there, he worked on a variety of projects including Woodmere Art Gallery and Temple University Medical Campus.
After relocating to Connecticut in 1994, Chris opened his own practice where he has designed a variety of projects including medical, educational, residential and commercial buildings. He is committed to practical design excellence and innovation in all his projects and several completed projects have received design and community awards. Over the past few years, he has actively pursued green and sustainable design and renewable energy, incorporating this design philosophy in all his projects. Several of his projects have incorporated LEED criteria and are working toward LEED certification.
Chris is a licensed architect in the State of Connecticut and an active member of the American Institute of Architects. He is also an accredited professional in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program through the United States Green Building Council. He has completed extensive training in renewable energy technologies including solar, geothermal and energy efficient design. He is an active participant in the Intern Development Program through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards creating necessary training and educational opportunities for architectural students.
David R. Provencher is a full time Project Manager at Coastline Consulting & Development, LLC. He has over twenty years of experience in the environmental field. Prior to joining Coastline Consulting & Development in 2005, Mr. Provencher worked for the New Hampshire Coastal Zone Management Office, Ransom Environmental Consulting, NSF International, and was the Assistant Executive Director for the Tauton, MA Board of Health. Mr. Provencher's primary responsibilities at Coastline Consulting & Development, LLC include project management, planning, design, and permitting of various waterfront development projects.
BS Marine Safety & Environmental Protection, Mass. Maritime Academy - 1996
Associate in Applied Science, Newbury College - 1999
Master of Architecture, Academy of Art University - 2019
Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS)
CT Certified Supervisory Pesticide Applicator
CT Registered Sanitarian
CT Notary Public
1960 Graduated from Hanover Park High School, N.J.
1962 Graduated Green Mt. College, Vermont, AA degree
1962 - 1965 Secretary and Assistant to a general surgeon, orthopedic surgeon and neurosurgeons, N.J.
1965 - 1967 Lived and studied German in Freiburg, Germany
1967 - 1969 Secretary and Assistant to Plastic Surgeons and Gynecologists/Obstetricians, Madison, Wisconsin
1967 - 1969 Volunteered with two anti-Vietnam War groups and wrote a monthly column for an "underground newspaper", Madison, Wisconsin
1970 - 1973 Director of programs for the elderly, Town of Marquette, Michigan
1973 - 1978 Lived in Hannover Germany
1978 - 2014 Director Guilford Housing Authority, Guilford, CT
1982 - 1989 Lived in Germany
1989 - 2006 Guilford Interfaith Ministries (now GIVolunteers)
Director Friendly Visiting Program, Co-director of Guilford Food Bank
1998 - 2004 Guilford Interfaith Ministries (now GIV), as above and Co-director Charlie's Closet
Guilford Housing Partnership
GIV Board Member 2006 - present
Meals on Wheels weekly meal deliverer
Linda Fenn Brill was born in New Haven where she spent her early years until her family moved to Woodbridge. She attended Hopkins from 7th through 12th grade and went on to study English at Dartmouth College. After college, Linda moved to Boston and took a job as a housing paralegal at Neighborhood Legal Services in Lynn, MA, which provides free civil legal services to low income and elderly residents.
One of her duties at the legal services was to conduct educational seminars communicating tenants’ rights and recourses. Ideas of law school went out the window and a teacher was born. Soon thereafter, Linda graduated from Boston University with a Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary English.
With her degree in hand, Linda moved back to Connecticut and began her teaching career at Cheshire Academy, a school that emphasized the importance of working in a close community with people who share a vision. In 1993 Linda moved to Westchester NY where she continued to teach high school English before transitioning to working as an Adjunct Professor at Westchester Community College. In 2013 Linda realized a life-long dream when she moved to Guilford with her husband Dan. She continued to teach as an adjunct and was honored to receive the University of New Haven Excellence in Teaching, Part-Time Faculty Award in 2016.
Linda retired in 2018 and has been loving life on the Connecticut Shoreline. She enjoys spending time with her husband Dan, hiking with their three dogs, kayaking, reading, and visiting their three children and six grandchildren. Linda is an amateur equestrian and spends much of her time at the barn and competing in horse shows.
Linda is excited to be a part of the Green Planet Company which speaks to her interest in affordable housing, sustainable building, and design. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with and learn from others who share a vision of greater inclusivity and energy conservation in our wonderful community.