Mr. Barry Sandford, Esq. from Melbourne, Australia is our first Patron of Hemp Technologies.
Barry has 35+ years hands-on experience of sales and marketing of building materials and has helped numerous people design and complete their remodels, renovations and new construct projects as well as hire and train staff in the building industry.
In addition to his kind patronage Mr. Sandford has agreed to mentor our sales team in Australasia.
Dr. Roger Bodley is an English medical graduate who came to Tasmania in 1976 and worked there for 6 years before returning to train as a radiologist. Worked in Oxford and Stoke Mandeville Hospital (which includes the National Spinal Injuries Centre, home of The Paralympics) and after retirement from the NHS returned part time to the beautiful NW Coast of Tasmania to work, teach and to build a home on Table Cape. Having come across hempcrete at the London exhibition Ecobuild in 2008 I decided that my house was to be a showcase for this exciting material. The last few years have seen the slow realisation of that idea. Andy Kim, 29, is from Portland, Oregon and received his Bachelors in Psychology at Portland State University, with a focus in Industrial & Organisational Psychology. After college, Andy focused on green buildings and sustainable building materials. He made connections within the industry and is now working with many industry professionals in bringing commercialisation to innovative, low carbon building systems, to the Pacific Northwest.
Andy enjoys Oregon summer’s, skiing, hiking, fishing, outdoor activities, learning new things and listening to live music.
Robert Eady, 61, B.Sc (chem) from Auckland University worked initially as a works chemist in the fertilizer industry before leaving NZ in 1977 to travel abroad and work in the oil and gas industry as a drilling fluids engineer. Currently living in Whangarei, Robert works in Australia. Rob’s interests are mainly alternative, including a long-standing interest in hemp that now finds expression as a result of a 'chance' meeting with Greg Flavall on a Taranaki oil rig. It is exciting to be a part of such an excellent and overdue initiative that promises much for the people of New Zealand, and elsewhere.
Joel J. Barlow, 60, attended St. Johns College, Annapolis, MD, and OSU, Columbus. Joel served as a medic in the US Army on the Korean DMZ, worked at several galleries in Columbus Ohio and owned an ethnographic art gallery, Flying Fish. Joel has worked at several community newspapers, community centres, food co-ops and recycling centres.
Joel has lived in Bangkok, Mexico and now Thailand, where he co-founded the English Language Academic Curriculum at ChiangRai, Thailand’s Sammakkhi Wittayakhom, regarded by many as the best school in Thailand’s north. He taught Thai social studies there and has written and published a history of the area’s ancient kingdom of Lanna.
David Watemburg, born 1983, attended Waitara High School until 1999. After studying media with the hope of fame and fortune in film and TV he did what every starving actor does…..do something else to make a crust. After attaining level III in Commercial Cookery David joined the New Zealand Army, first as a cook and then Infantryman, being deployed to the Solomon Islands. David has been blessed with 2 beautiful daughters, Amelia and Stella. Helping us build the first hemp home in New Zealand this summer David has become a valued team member and also a Patron of what we are doing.
Adam Berry, 36, is a practicing wellness coach, nutritionist, and neuro feedback technician. Moving away from website design and search engine optimization, Adam enjoys helping people to encourage them back to superior mind-body balance.
Adam has been living a holistic life for many years and supplementing his diet with organic hemp. Hemp has greatly improved his health and stamina. Now Adam is interested in using hemp for many more areas of his life including building homes, landscaping/hardscaping, as well as creating oils for machinery.
If you have an interest in becoming a Patron to Hemp Technologies, contact us HERE