CoHousing Solutions Affiliates

Graduation and Working Relationship with CoHousing Solutions

After the year-long program, graduates will become “Certified Cohousing Consultants.” Graduates are encouraged to continue working with CoHousing Solutions are considered “CoHousing Solutions Affiliates” as part of an ongoing collaboration of professionals. A licensing agreement for affiliates outlines our mutual obligations to each other.

Current CoHousing Solutions Affiliates


JOHN KALMON: Hudson, WI
Bringing Cohousing to the Twin Cities

John is a licensed architect and runs his own office, specializing in single family homes and sustainable design. He’s also on the board for the Twin Cities Cohousing Network. His goal is to be part of a team that develops cohousing in Minnesota, western Wisconsin and western Montana.


MEGAN SHEA: Berkeley, CA
Using Co-op Strategies to Re-imagine Urban Cohousing

Megan is a long-time coop member, with a substantial background in affordable housing through her at Habitat for Humanity. She’s a Senior Program Manager with Net Impact, an organization that builds resources and support for young people to use their careers to create social and environmental impact.


DARRYL BERLIN: Sebastopol, C
Developing Cohousing Through Community Land Trusts

Darryl has practiced the art of natural building for over 20 years. Through his work as a builder, design consultant, community member and educator, Darryl is able to merge his passions for fine craft, ecological stewardship, relationship to place and social justice, all while getting in the mud and building homes. {click here to read more}


JOHN CAYE: Novato, CA
Building Momentum for Cohousing in Marin

John is the burning soul behind North Bay Cohousing. His background is in Architecture and Construction Management, but his career evolved into project management, and working with teams. John’s first project is Novato Cohousing Now, located in Marin County, CA.  {click here to read more}


NOLA HITCHCOCK CROSS: Milwaukee, WI
Forming Rural Cohousing with Farming in Mind

Nola has run her own law firm for ten years, and has a strong background in Union work and conflict resolution. She’s currently involved in forming cohousing on her spacious property in Waldo, WI. Nola will be co-presenting a session at the 2017 National Cohousing Conference.


SHELLY PARKS: Edmonds, WA
Creating Supportive Senior Cohousing

Shelly has a background in Sales/Marketing for Continuing Care Retirement Communities, which brings her to seek solutions to the isolation that may permeate senior housing. She brings skills in public speaking, group facilitation and industry knowledge to the Program. See her website here: CoVision Consulting.


AMY KARATZ: Chicago, IL
Launching Urban Cohousing to Soften City Life

500 Communities comes at a perfect time as Amy prepares to launch the first cohousing in Illinois. She hopes to facilitate the development of both intergenerational and senior communities. Chicago is a city of apartments, and she hope to turn some of the smaller buildings into cohousing. {click here to read more}


DAN SCHREINER: Delray Beach, FL & Provincetown, MA
LGBT Senior Cohousing Communities with Residential Care

Dan is the founder and Managing Director of eQuality Health Services, focused on providing guidance and assistance to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community in finding supportive retirement, assisted living, CCRC, and nursing home options; in addition to building LGBT focused senior housing communities. {click here to read more}


URBAN MOSHAV: Berkeley, CA
Creating Modern Villages Through Jewish Cohousing

Urban Moshav is a non-profit development partner for Jewish cohousing whose services include guided visioning, site search, group formation, project management and more. Now forming Berkeley Moshav {click here to read more}


JAS DARLAND: Marietta, GA
Building Family-friendly Cohousing in Georgia

Jas is an entrepreneur and project manager with ten years experience working for positive change and collaborative community. Jas is director/founder of a Waldorf-inspired elementary school. She hopes to make the Atlanta metro area a new hub of cohousing activity. Jas will be co-presenting a session at the 2017 National Cohousing Conference.


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