Tricia has managed a diverse range of housing programs for social and educational institutions as well as provided housing policy and strategic advice to government. Her passion for Living Not Beige gives her the energy to develop project concepts, broker development opportunities, support individual customers, community development, and sales. She is an urban planner, a geographer, a housing activist and a writer.
The son of a second generation carpenter, Rick became familiar with housing construction at an early age. The opportunity to attend university lead him to an engineering degree and 23 years in automotive design and management. Later in life he requalified as a lawyer and with over 11 years of commercial law firm experience he now works with a leading SA civil construction company as its General Counsel. With a feel for construction in general, and having renovated or hand built a number of houses, Rick’s focus in Living Not Beige is concept development; financial feasibility; legal matters; and construction oversight.
Alison was formerly a school teacher, a financial services project manager and communications editor. Her particular focus is those groups who have reduced choice in the housing market due to age or disability and singles. Well designed, smart, eco friendly housing makes the cost of living more manageable. Housing which incorporates community and informal support allows people to still live independently, feel secure and not alone. Alison has a younger sister with a disability and having somewhere for her to live is becoming more of an issue as she and her family get older. Nursing homes are not the answer. Living Not Beige might be!
An interest in the alleviation of homelessness, and opportunities for sustainable and affordable housing attracted Peter to the concept of Living Not Beige. After a twenty year military engineering career and a 25 year banking career, Peter has well-developed skills in strategy development, people leadership, risk management, marketing and complex problem solving. Having returned to South Australia in recent years, Peter is interested in helping to build social and community capital in the State.