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Meet the New Board of the American Tiny House Association

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The American Tiny House Association recently elected its newest board of directors.

Below you can meet the folks who will be championing tiny house living on a national scale.

Founded in 2015, American Tiny House Association is the premier organization dedicated to ensuring tiny houses are accepted as viable dwelling units. Members advocate locally and nationally, providing education and support to enthusiasts, municipalities, key housing organizations, builders and other professionals to help people to legally live tiny. Benefits of membership include access to resources, solutions to building and zoning codes, connections with city planning and construction experts, and the tools to engage with local governments. For additional information, visit the web site at www.americantinyhouseassociation.org.

Meet the New Board of the American Tiny House Association

President: Chris Galusha
Galusha is a construction consultant and advocate for safe, affordable housing. Since 2010, he has focused on the tiny house industry and works to teach and mentor those interested in construction, regenerative agriculture, and land development. He is currently director of construction for a veterans organization, developing tiny home plans and construction training programs in the Dallas, Texas area.

Vice President: Amy Turnbull
Turnbull studied community development and housing as a graduate of California State University and brings her passion for tiny to ATHA. She is an advocate of accessory dwelling units (ADU) and hopes to build an ADU on her property in Great Barrington, Mass.

Treasurer: Lisa Ward
Ward is the founder of TinyHomesClassified.com. She has worked in private commercial and residential real estate finance industry and government sector for more than 20 years, with a focus on partnerships for affordable housing, mixed use development and land preservation.

Secretary: Ginger Reichl
Reichl is the CEO of Parvus House, a tiny house design firm, and is president of Pinstripe Marketing in St. Petersburg, Fla. She is an advocate for tiny homes as an opportunity to solve a variety of problems including transitional housing communities for the homeless, veterans, youth aging out of the foster care system and more.

Director: René Hardee
Hardee transitioned from a mere tiny house enthusiast into a true tiny house change agent by petitioning her town of Rockledge, Fla. to create a brand-new, tiny house community zoning ordinance, and is currently building the city’s first tiny house community.

Director: Aaron Kipfmiller
Kipfmiller is the design and construction manager for Great Lakes Tiny Homes in Jackson, Mich. Responsible for conceptual designs and construction documentation. He also manages the zoning intelligence service to provide detailed analysis of zoning requirements for potential property locations.

Director: John Kernohan
Kernohan and his wife, Fin, live in a 304 square foot tiny cabin in Eatonton, Ga., and host the Facebook blog, “Beloved Cabin.” They also created and continue to plan and manage Tiny House Festivals, and regularly contribute to blogs, presentations and other publications about tiny living.


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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • December 16, 2016, 1:46 pm

    Glad to see someone is try to get TH to be accept all over. But in my exp I have the same people try to tell you how to live! I build my TH as what is in my head. I change it at will. I am small person living in a big world. I do not want someone to tell me that my TH s are eyesore because it only has so many windows. If I want to meet the standards that everyone live by I would have built it different.

  • George L. Rosario
    February 24, 2022, 5:09 pm

    We are working on a pilot for a TV show about the new way Americans are traveling and living since COVID. Our goal right now is to speak to a tiny home company that would like to get involved with us to make the show happen. The company would be the featured company in the entire season, and we are being told we are working on 2 seasons (2 years) of monthly episodes, plus all the social media exposure (Instagram, FB, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok). It is a great opportunity for the right company to join us in an educational, informational and entertaining type of show that follows a couple for 2 years as they live in a tiny home and tour the country, interviewing others who are part of the tiny house movement. We can talk in more detail in person. Email us at [email protected] with a good time for us to speak. We are already in talks with a studio that is very interested, and a marketing company that will work on sponsors (NO OTHER TINY HOME COMPANY) for the show. Again, the tiny home company that signs on will have an exclusive deal with the show for 2 years. Let’s talk about it.

    George L. Rosario

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