Builders, designers, doers
Meet the TC Legend crew. Ready to tackle your zero energy home project.
founder / co-owner
When I was a teenager, my dad couldn’t keep me away from the building site. I started working for his construction company at 15 while taking night classes through the running start program. I love the process of drafting a family’s dream home and turning it into a real home. Building Net zero carbon homes adds another level of purpose and sustainability. When I am not building, I like to go on adventures with my three kids, skiing, biking and camping.
Carpenter / co-owner
I have always loved working with my hands. I built my first cabin when I was 14. Its still there; on my dad’s homestead in southeast Ak. I always craved the ability to build sustainable homes. To do what I love in a way that benefits the earth and future generations just feels right. When I’m not planting trees in the back yard then I’m adventuring in the mountains or on the ocean with my two daughters and my lovely wife. I certainly live a charmed life.
My name is Dan. I grew up on an off-grid homestead on the SW Oregon coast, but Washington has been home since 2014. I moved here to work with TC Legend Homes and learn the Net-Zero process which is changing the industry. In my free time I like to hike local mountains, grill and smoke foods with my Traeger, fabricate with steel, or wander the national parks with my wife.
Seeing a home come together from a blank piece of property is my favorite part of the building process. Every property has its own potential. Each successive step of building, from design to finish presents its own incremental definitions on the finality of a structure. That change is my favorite part. To see an idea, with all of its potential greatness and flaws manifest into a physical object is interesting to me. When I’m not working for T.C, I make and teach functional ceramics. Thinking about all aspects of a construction project, from the foundation to the roof relate directly to building pottery. Building a pot from the bottom and thinking of the interior structure and it’s relationship to the exterior, how it will be glazed, placed in the kiln, what function that object may serve, down to the minutiae of how well a lid fits. All of these aspects of ceramic craft are very present in building a home from start to finish. For me one craft informs the other. My career as a builder informs my art, and my career as an artist informs my career as a builder.
Few things are more rewarding than building and creating. I take advantage of having the ability to work with my hands constantly at work and for my family at home. It is highly fulfilling to work with a conscious and progressive company that has sustainability in mind. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with this crew. I spend my time away from work improving our off-grid homestead and enjoying the mountains.
I draw plans. The best days progress our housing model towards greater energy efficiency. Either with new shapes, technology, materials, or ways of occupying these enclosures. The next day we push it further. I hold a BA in architecture from Manchester School of Architecture and recognize that design & build companies like TC Legend can produce the most cost-effective and sophisticated eco-housing because of the close working relationship between designers and constructors. Occasionally I get out of the office to bend some nails, run a digger, and hang out with the fellas, who are wonderful guys. Like all TC folks, I run, ski, kayak, climb, etcetera in the Cascades and try to be home in time for dinner.
I came to trade work and carpentry by chance while switching careers, and was immediately drawn to the physical and cerebral demands of building. To be both efficient and precise is my ultimate goal as a carpenter, and I grow closer to that everyday by getting to work under an extremely skillful and experienced team at TC Legend. In addition, to build houses that are not only beautiful, but also environmentally sustainable is a fantastic end result to achieve. I love living and working in western Washington, it’s a stunningly beautiful environment and I try to take full advantage of that by spending my free time climbing, running, and exploring. The sweeping fine-grain granite of Index certainly holds a special place in my heart, but with every year come new favorite spots. With that being said, I also love staying at home and baking, hanging with my partner and pet bunny, and watching Survivor on the couch.
Senna is TC Legend Homes’s Office Manager. She is a busy mom of a toddler and enjoys any activity outdoors, yoga, painting and dancing. Her background is in Energy Engineering and supporting large scale design-build energy efficiency projects countrywide. One of her life goals is to design and build her own carbon-neutral, net-positive energy home.
From a very young age I have always been fascinated with architecture and building design. In addition to this my interest in the effort to create a more sustainable future and save our beautiful planet’s environment had been growing. So building carbon neutral homes with progressive design is combining these two passions into something that I love doing, building beautiful homes! It feels great to be building sustainable infrastructure in the community that I love.
I have always been interested in building design, architecture, the environment, and renewable energy. When I had the opportunity to combine those interests in the form of an undergraduate course called Energy Efficient and Carbon Neutral Design, I jumped at the chance. After that course, I caught the net zero building bug. I’m excited to be making an impact on people’s lives and our environment through designing comfortable, affordable, and efficient homes as a member of the TC Legend Homes team! When not working on house designs, I enjoy trail running, climbing, skiing, and spending time with friends and family.
Our entire team is dedicated to building homes that power themselves. No emissions and no fossil fuels needed.