Our team is 100% volunteer – no one receives any compensation for work at the American Tiny House Association.

Term length is two years for directors, one year for officers, and one year for state chapter leaders. Limit of four consecutive terms for all directors, officers and state chapter leaders.

Directors, Advisors, and State Chapter Leaders are listed alphabetically by last name, followed by term. To contact someone, please use the email address firstname.lastname@americantinyhouseassociation.org, substituting the name of the person you’d like to reach.


  • Lisa Ward, 10/17 – 10/19

  • Amy Turnbull, 10/16-10/18

  • Michael Buccino, 10/17-10/19

  • John Kernohan, 10/16-10/18

  • Aaron Kipfmiller, 10/16-10/18

  • René Hardee, 10/16-10/18

  • Ginger Reichl, 10/16-10/18

  • Ryan Ott, 10/17-10/19

  • Jim Manley, 10/17-10/19

  • Debra Kaplan, 10/17-10/19



  • Affordable & Transitional Housing: Andrew Heben, Square One Villages

  • Design and Codes: Jay Shafer, Four Lights Tiny House Company

  • Downsizing: Lina Menard, Niche Design Build

  • Travel: Jenna & Guillaume, Tiny House Giant Journey

  • Construction & Design: Abel Zimmerman Zyl, Zyl Vardos

State Chapter Leaders

Past Directors & Officers

Founders & Directors, Feb. to Aug. 2015

  • Andrew Heben
  • Robert Reed
  • Elizabeth Roberts
  • William Rockhill
  • Elaine Walker

Officers, Feb. to Aug. 2015

  • President: William Rockhill
  • Vice President: Robert Reed
  • Treasurer: Elizabeth Roberts
  • Secretary: Elaine Walker