Jack launched Greenplan in 2001. His educational background comprises of architecture, urban design and ecological community design. He has 15 years experience for provincial and local government agencies, including: the City of Nanaimo’s first Planning Department; the City of Nanaimo’s first Park planner in the Parks and Recreation Department; and, from 1993 to 2000, within the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Building Inspection and Planning Departments.
The eldest of Greenplan President Jack Anderson’s three sons, Keene grew up influenced by Jack’s passion. Keene graduated from the BBA program at VIU in 2009 with concentrations in Economics and Finance. He received his Permaculture Design Certificate in 2009 from OUR Ecovillage. Keene most often utilizes AutoCAD Architecture but is also proficient in SketchUp and Photoshop. As a passionate fisherman and kayaker, when not in the office he can usually be found either with a fly rod and paddle in hand or on an adventure with his two sons.
Ralph draws on 20 years’ experience in design and drafting, as well as a background in the construction industry, for his role as a CAD Technician, code specialist and draftsman at Greenplan. Highly detail-oriented, Ralph is a CAD expert using Softplan, and utilizes skills from more than 10 years of hands-on experience in log building design. He is also a talented woodworker.
Dale joined Greenplan in 2003 and brings more than 25 years’ experience in design, building, computer graphics and 3D visualization. His artistic and building skills include cabinetmaking, printmaking, ceramics, graphic art and glassblowing, wooden casement windows, architectural glasswork, furniture and wood flooring manufacturing. Dale’s design and construction experience includes restaurants, neighbourhood pubs, private residences and specialized in heli-skiing resort design and construction.
Arni operated his own Business as both a Professional Architect and Community Planner for More than 3 decades in Alberta and then BC. In 2000 he moved to Playa del Carmen Mexico where he had commissions to Design Condo Hotels for the Mayan Riviera Coast as well as Cuba. He recently returned to Nanaimo where his Wife’s Parents had lived since 1975 and was reunited with Jack Anderson who had both graduated from the University of Manitoba School of Architecture.