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The founding team incorporates the best at their respective professions. More important, as evidenced by their resumes, every member of the founding team understands the concept of "community". Founding team member's community roles, former and current include: Breckenridge Planning Director, Boulder Planning Commission Chairperson, Summit County School District Board Member, Affordable Housing Alliance Founders, Teachers and Coaches.



David O’Neil has been developing traditional neighborhoods in Summit County since 1999. Most recently, he is the developer of the Whole Foods Market planned for Frisco, Colorado. David is also member of the Colorado Bar and has practiced land use and real estate law.

As General Counsel for a national real estate investment, development and management firm, David has been involved in real estate development in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland and Tennessee; projects including residential development, manufactured housing and marina acquisition / permitting. David was founder of Peak One Neighborhood, LLC, Wellington Neighborhood, LLC and Traditional Neighborhood Builders, Inc. Previously, David was a partner in Eighth & Pearl, LLC, developer of the Eighth & Pearl Shops and Residences in Boulder. Awards include: EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement; Metropolitan Homes Design 100; Sunset Magazine Merit Award; and, Congress of New Urbanism Charter Award. ADenver Post editorial declared one of his projects, "a model for the entire state". David has been involved in several public and private partnerships. He attended the University of Denver (Bachelor of Arts; Juris Doctor) and the University of Colorado (Masters of Public Administration). David served as a Juror, French Gulch Studio, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, 2006. He has also spoken on housing and public/private partnerships at numerous conferences, including Conservation Based Affordable Housing, American Planning Association National Convention, San Antonio, 2006; Land Conservation and Affordable Housing, Green Build International Conference and Expo, Chicago, 2007; and National Continuing Legal Education Conference, Snowmass, 2012.

David and his wife Ann have a 20 year old daughter and 19 year old son who both attend the University of Virginia. They own a home in the Wellington Neighborhood.



John K. Wolff and John T. Lyon are both registered Architects with over thirty years of experience in housing and commercial design, construction and general contracting.

Wolff/Lyon are well known for their "timeless" and distinctive designs, major commissioned residential works (design and build) including: Bennett Residence, Aspen, Colorado; Carlston Residence, Aspen, Colorado (New York Times, October 3, 1996); Gold Residence, Boulder, Colorado; and Cech Residence, Boulder, Colorado.

Wolff/Lyon commercial and mixed-use experience includes Pour La France Restaurants in Boulder and at Denver International Airport; the following Boulder projects: 1818 16th Street Building; Arcadia Building ; Ninth and Pearl Residences and Shops, which received a 1999 AIA Colorado Design Award; Eighth and Pearl Residences and Shops (which received a Charter Award from the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) in 2001); Main Street North, a 37,500 sf mixed use project in North Boulder that received the national American Institute of Architects (AIA)/ HUD Secretary's Award for Mixed Use/Mixed Income Development in 2005. Another mixed use project, Mason Street North, containing 40,000 sf in fivebuildings, was completed in 2008 in Fort Collins, CO.

In the area of affordable housing and community development, Wolff and Lyon are founding members of the Affordable Housing Alliance and architects for the Poplar Project, another award winning (Urban Land Institute and American Institute of Architects 1998) affordable housing joint venture with the City of Boulder Housing Authority. They were also selected by the City of Boulder Housing Authority in a major competition as project architects for the Foothills Community, a 76 unit affordable housing community in North Boulder that received both the prestigious 2002 Agency Award of Excellence award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and the Colorado Housing NOW Eagle Award. As founding members and architects for the Wellington Neighborhood in Breckenridge, CO, they received a national EPA Smart Growth Award as well a Western Home Award from Sunset Magazine.

In the area of Master Planning and Community Design Wolff/Lyon recently completed the Planned Community Development Plan for Sunrise Valley in Washington City, Utah , a 200 acre mixed density, mixed use neighborhood plan that will contain 650 homes at build-out. In 2005 Wolff/Lyon completed the 31 acre, 290 unit mixed density Rivercrest Master Plan for Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. They were also selected by the Town of Truckee, CA in a national search to prepare a Building Types Study exploring mixed-use and affordable housing opportunities for the 27 acre Truckee Railyard Project. Wolff/Lyon recently completed the Design Book for Mesa Del Sol, a new community to be built on the mesa on the southeast edge of Albuquerque, NM. The book received the New Mexico American Society of Landscape Architects (NMASLA) 2011 Honor Award in the category of Planning and Analysis. Currently, Wolff/Lyon is working on the up-date to the Stapleton Design Book to prepare for the development of the North Neighborhoods at Stapleton, another 2500 acres north of I-70 in Denver. Other completed projects include several building designs at the redevelopment of Elitch Gardens, Denver, Colorado, (Now known as Highland Gardens Village) and numerous projects at the Redevelopment of Stapleton including creating the original Design Book that contains the residential design guidelines for builders. Mr. Lyon is an on-going member of the Stapleton Design Review Committee.

Mr. Lyon has two children ages 19 and 21. He attended Colorado College (BFA, 1974). Mr. Wolff and his wife, Helle, have four children ages 11, 13, 16 and 20He attended Harvard College (BA, cum laude, 1972). Mr. Lyon and Mr. Wolff met at the University of Colorado where they received Master of Architecture degrees in 1977. Mr. Wolff was Chairman of the Boulder Planning Commission (1988 - 1989) and has taught design studios and housing seminars at the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado.




Ms. Kenady is Manager of Poplar Wellington, LLC and is responsible for coordinating various relationships between Poplar Wellington, LLC, potential buyers, local governments, the Summit County Real Estate Community, media groups, and Traditional Neighborhood Builders. In addition, Ms. Kenady oversees onsite sales & marketing including scheduled improvements, signage, events andprint materials as well as assists residential buyers through the sales process and beyond. She is responsible for the evolution and execution of the poplarhouse.com website, social media, contact requests, marketing materials, and various print & radio advertising. In 1991, Ms. Kenady graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelors of Science in Journalism then moved to Summit County in 1992. After working various positions in the County, Ms. Kenady graduated with her Colorado Real Estate Broker Associates License in 1997. Ms. Kenady has two daughters ages 17 and 12.



Mr. McCrerey is President of Traditional Neighborhood Builders, Inc. and has over 22 years Summit County / high altitude construction experience, positions including: carpenter, superintendent, estimator, and construction manager. His most recent project is managing the construction of 122 homes in the Wellington Neighborhood, Breckenridge, Colorado. As neighborhood project manager during the last five years, he has overseen 18 primary subcontractors with over 100 employees and instituted a web based project management intranet to facilitate project coordination and customer warranty claims. Previously, as a real estate developer and general contractor, Mr. McCrerey has built entry level housing for sale and rent, his most recent projects being construction of the Summit County Housing Authority's Ophir Mountain Townhouses, 18 units, and Glen Cove at Lake Dillon homes, 37 units. Additional Summit County projects where Mr. McCrerey designed, developed or project managed, include: Westview at Willow Grove, Silverthorne (subdivision); Creekside Estates, Frisco (subdivision); Grey Fox, Summit Cove (subdivision); Royal Alpine Rental Housing, Frisco (design / build); and Willow Grove (subdivision). Mr. McCrerey is a pioneer in the area of shallow frost protected foundation systems and in this regard was a speaker at the National Association of Home Builders convention, Houston, 1995. Mr. McCrerey has completed NAHB Graduate Master Builder classes in scheduling, estimating, project management and building codes. Dan and his wife, Roberta, have two children ages 10 and 12.



Mr. Lenzotti is Founder and President of FLO Engineering, Inc., a civil engineering and water resources consulting firm founded in 1985 and located in Breckenridge. Recently, FLO Engineering merged with Tetra Tech, a publicly traded company, and expanded its areas of expertise to include environmental engineering, architectural design, construction management, environmental remediation and the development of architectural / engineering public policy.

Mr. Lenzotti has seventeen years of experience in the field of civil engineering. His areas of expertise include high altitude municipal engineering, site development, contract administration, drainage and utility design and construction supervision. In the area of municipal engineering, Mr. Lenzotti has served as project manager on water systems, road projects, highway projects, wastewater systems, recreational facilities and bike paths. His design experience includes the design of water treatment facilities, wastewater facilities, water distribution and storage facilities, wastewater collection facilities, road projects and overlot grading projects. He also has prepared service plans for the formation of a water district, the master planning of water systems including design of wells, booster pump stations, storage facilities and distribution systems. He also has served as a Town and City Engineer for the Towns of Frisco, Dillon and the City of Walsenburg, CO.

Mr. Lenzotti's recently completed projects include extension of the wastewater collection system for the Breckenridge Sanitation District, the pump house for the Blue River Water District, water transmission line extension for the Town of Breckenridge, street improvements for the Towns of Breckenridge and Dillon, and drainage improvements for the Town of Frisco. Mr. Lenzotti has served as an elected member of the Summit County School District Board. He attended Colorado State University (Bachelor of Science, Engineering, 1979. His wife Juli teaches 6th grade math at Summit Middle School.




Mr. West has lived in Breckenridge since 1973 and been involved in or with local government throughout that time, including having served as Mayor of Breckenridge for sixteen years. Mr. West specializes in the area of realestate law. He graduated from Yale University (BA, 1970) and the University of Virginia Law School (JD, 1973). He and his wife, Karen, reside in Breckenridge and have two grown children and two grandchildren. Mr. West has been involved in Summit County politics for almost two decades, including Mayor of Breckenridge 14 years. Mr. West specializes in the area of real estate law. He graduated from Yale University (BA, 1969); and University of Virginia School of Law (JD, 1973). He and his wife, Karen, have been residents of Breckenridge since the 1970s. They have two children aged 26 and 21.