Healthy Home Designs was founded in 1994 by Linda Mason Hunter, author of The Healthy Home: An Attic To Basement Guide To Toxin Free Living. The success of her groundbreaking book identified the need for readily available home plans that included healthy construction specifications. One of these home plans, "Maple Forest", was featured in an eight-part television series on the PBS program Hometime, as well as in national magazines such as Fine HomeBuilding and Better Homes and Gardens. Linda lectured on the importance of healthy homes throughout the country and appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including CNN's "Daybreak", EarthWatch", and ABC's "Good Morning, America".
Christi Graham - CEO
Ms. Graham is the Founder and President of Healthy Home Plans, a source for healthy and sustainable home plans designed by award-winning architects. Healthy Home Plans represents noted architects such as Sarah Susanka, cultural visionary and celebrated author of The Not So Big House, Darrel DeBoer, named one of the 100 most influential designers by Metropolitan Home, and David Arkin, architect for the Real Goods Solar Living Center. One of the architectural plans in Healthy Home Plans’ collection was featured in an eight-part television series on the PBS program Hometime, as well as in national magazines such as Fine HomeBuilding, Sunset and Better Homes and Gardens.
Committed to Health
Ms. Graham co-founded and directed the Green Resource Center in Berkeley, CA, one of the first resource centers of its kind, providing tools for sustainable building and business. Ms. Graham also founded and serves as the Executive Producer of the Green Materials Showcase, an annual tradeshow held in San Francisco for building and design professionals, featuring resource-efficient and non-toxic building products and technologies. The Green Materials Showcase has become the largest annual green materials industry tradeshow on the West Coast, and is sponsored by Pacific Gas & Electric, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. Graham holds an Environmental Home Inspector Certificate from the German-based International Institute of Bau-Biologie and Ecology.
Ms. Graham currently serves on the Board of Directors for: Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), the Green Resource Center, the Green Team Project, the Technical Advisory Council (TAC) for Green Home Guide, and Advisor to Eco-Structure, Inc.. She is an active member of the US Green Building Council-Northern California Chapter, the Council of Publishing Home Designers and the American Indoor Air Quality Council.
Author & Program Developer
Ms. Graham has written many published articles related to healthy and green living and has been interviewed in periodicals such as Environmental Design + Construction Magazine, Alternative Medicine and Organic Style Magazine. She is the content developer of the Home Improvement section of KQED.org, the website for the San Francisco Bay Area’s radio and television national public broadcasting system. She is also a contributing author of ADPSR’s Architectural Resource Guide, Her Home Magazine, and is the co-author, editor and producer of The Healthy Construction Guidelines: A step-by-step guide to building or remodeling a safe, healthy and non-toxic home.
Christi also has extensive experience in developing and implementing environmental education programs on a local, national and international level. She directed Global Action Plan's EcoTeam Program; coordinated the Sustainable Lifestyle Campaign of Santa Cruz County; and founded and directed the Green Team Program for Ecology Action. She was responsible for training the City of Santa Monica's Environmental Programs Division and facilitated a collaborative outreach project between the North West Earth Institute and the Green Team Project, resulting in the expansion of the Green Team program into Boise, Idaho, and Wichita, Kansas.
Building on a Legacy
Ms. Graham's affinity for architecture stems from a historic family connection that includes her great-uncle Ernest Graham, a Chicago architect who achieved national prominence. His firm, Graham, Anderson, Probst and White, became one of the largest and most respected architecture firms during the turn of the century, and was responsible for designing notable landmarks such as the Wrigley Building, Civic Opera Building, and Chicago Union Station. Today, Christi is honored to be involved in this newest architectural revolution – bringing aesthetic, environmental and health interests together into one integrated design.
John Dunnihoo - General Manager
Prior to joining Healthy Home Plans, John, a dedicated environmentalist, has managed several businesses over the last 20 years. A renowned kayaker, he returned from a six-month tour of the entire coast and islands of the Sea of Cortez in Baja, Mexico in early 2002 and is publishing a book on his experiences. Mr. Dunnihoo is a current student of the Institute of Bau-Biologie and Ecology, enthusiastically studying healthy building technologies and materials.
Isabelle de Geofroy - Operations Manager
Isabelle brings an integral perspective to her work as Operations Manager. She is a trained botanist and ecologist with a master's degree in Conservation Biology. Isabelle has performed many biological surveys of Bay Area lands slated for construction, looking for rare and endangered plants that are subject to environmental regulation.
Isabelle also enjoys supporting people in their personal and professional growth, and recently completed her certification as an integral coach. When she is not at work at Healthy Home Plans, she is busy growing her coaching practice from her home in Berkeley.
Isabelle has a passion for nature, and loves to help align people and organizations with the natural world.
Her work at Healthy Home Plans allows her to draw on her skills to grow
the company sustainably and effectively. She is excited to be involved
in promoting healthy and energy-efficient home construction.
Jenny Mok - Webmaster
With a natural talent, Jenny Mok, a self-taught webmaster, began her programming career at seventeen and has worked for such companies as Phoenix Pop, E-Toys, and Macromedia. Jenny’s technical expertise includes cutting edge web technology such as ColdFusion, XHTML, and CSS. Sge demands the highest standard of programming ensuring that the code is both efficient and web standards compliant. Jenny has been a part of the Healthy Home Plans team for 3 years and has lead the direction in design and implementation. She is also currently attending school for a bachelor’s in Microbiology with which she hopes that someday she will be able to study and cure diseases. An avid outdoors person, Jenny loves horses and is an accomplished equestrian.
From our offices in Mill Valley, California, Healthy Home Plans continues to represent renowned architects, expanding our portfolio of home plans to include more innovative building materials such as strawbale, rammed earth, and a wider selection of conventional home styles. Healthy Home Designs is dedicated to providing beautiful, custom crafted homes that are cost effective, healthy and environmentally friendly.