Trey is driven by a deep love for nature and a desire to break free from modern industrial society. After 12 years of witnessing wasteful, toxic, and unsustainable methods, he knew there was a better way to build. While living in Florida, he began taking courses on cob and earthen plasters. In 2013, he moved to Costa Rica and continued learning about natural building, permaculture, and holistic living.
The following year, he received his Permaculture Design Certificate and attended a week-long course on building with bamboo, cob, adobe, and plasters with Rodolfo Saenz.
Soon thereafter he joined the build crew for the Envision festival, learning from a range of experts on bamboo design and building. Trey continues to work on large scale bamboo design and builds at Envision festival each year.
In 2015, he attended a 2-week earthen building course at Rancho Mastatal, which included the aforementioned materials, as well as lime, natural pigments and paints, including tadelakt, an amazing waterproof limestone plaster technique from Morocco.
After participating in and leading many natural building projects in Costa Rica, Trey is confident in his skill sets for teaching and empowering other to build with local and sustainable materials, in harmony with nature.