Tammany Commons Founders
When I think of cohousing, I think about alleviating the isolation I sometimes feel living alone and working from home. I picture taking a break from work and heading up to the Common House, or calling out my front door to someone to join me for tea. I imagine teaching a youngster to knit one evening after a shared meal. I want to pass on my food preservation skills, whip up a batch of Whoopie Pies to leave in the Common Dining Room, and stroll through edible gardens.
Jennie Lindberg has worked for the past 20 years in non-profit health care. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and also a Chemical Dependency Professional, and currently supervises several small departments. She looks forward to retirement in the near future! Her professional career has brought her to working with people together to promote health and harmony in relationships. It is important to her that people feel respected, appreciated and that they can contribute meaningfully.
Dean Smith -- spouse of Jennie Lindberg
I grew up on a farm in the midwest and spent several careers in various sciences and engineering. Among my projects was the design and construction of a 65-ft diameter geodesic dome church in Shoreline, WA. Today I am retired and back to farming and gardening. My passion is growing enough food to feed the community. Jennie and I are active locally in several environmental groups--350 Everett, Transition Towns and the UU church which is 3.8 miles from our site.
Born on Whidbey. I hold a BA in Classics from the University of California, Berkeley and a certificate in Agile Project Management. I've been treasurer of everything since grade school, leading inevitably to a career in non-profit accounting.
The most fulfilling moments in my life have been living and working in collectives and cooking with friends. As a union organizer with UPTE-CWA I hope to guide people towards empowerment through consensus-building and collective action.
Recently married to Michael Hegarty.
“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”
― Langston Hughes
I was raised in Western Massachusetts and have a BA in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. I have spent the last 20+ years working in sales, support and operations in the Internet technology/ infrastructure space. In addition to working in the technology business, I also have many years of experience in the trades working as a framer and a mechanic and have also worked extensively in agriculture and arboriculture.
Outside of ‘straight’ work, I have spent all of my adult life involved in progressive politics and playing Jazz and Rock music, currently as bass and vocals for the Tremelo Saints, (https://tremelosaints.bandcamp.com)