PETRINA RHINES (she/her)
As an ambassador for Climate Change and reuse expert of building materials, Petrina has 25 years of experience redeveloping dilapidated/distressed properties. She worked alongside Will Steger as the Director of Program Development to educate the masses on how to “build green.” Petrina is an alum of Summit Academy's Carpentry Apprentice program and currently owns and operates a deconstruction company called the Birch Group and Scrapbox Salvage Company - a reuse store located in Minneapolis. They believe deconstruction is a very important aspect in reducing the carbon footprint in Minneapolis. As a 501(c)3 they aim to be a powerful force in workforce development through deconstruction services, all while giving a second chance to building materials. Petrina utilizes her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard, and succeed. In her free time, she runs, hikes, and is an active community member in build green initiatives.