Our People

William B. Bradshaw II
Will is the Co-Founder and President of Green Coast Enterprises. He also teaches real estate development at the Tulane University School of Architecture.
Will has been named an Echoing Green fellow for 2008-10, one of Gambit Magazine’s “40 under 40” for 2009, one of Fast Company’s “10 Coolest Innovators Rebuilding New Orleans” and one of “America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs” by Business Week. President Obama named him a Champion of Change in 2011.

Prior to founding Green Coast, he helped plan and/or develop over $150 million in projects in North Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, and Massachusetts. For nearly three years, he served as the Organizational Director of the Davidson Housing Coalition, a non-profit affordable housing developer based in Davidson, North Carolina. He has also worked as a green development specialist for New Ecology, Inc.

Will holds a Ph.D. in Regional and Urban Economics and Sustainable Community Development, Masters Degrees in City Planning and Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and degrees in Physics and Cross-Cultural Studies from Davidson College. He lives in New Orleans, LA, with his wife, Rebekah, and their two children.
Alexander Kelso Jr
Lex is a Principal of Green Coast Enterprises, working primarily on the company’s real estate development efforts. He began collaborating with Green Coast in 2007 and joined Green Coast as a Principal in 2010.
Lex is also the Principal of Great Oak Development, where he has pursued residential projects in the Irish Channel neighborhood of New Orleans. Before returning to New Orleans, Lex was a management consultant for twenty-five years in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was also the Principal of Kelso International, a consulting firm that worked with senior executives and Boards of Directors of Fortune 500-scale companies. His engagements were multi-year, multifunction, on-site and integrated into his clients’ management teams. For two years, he owned and served as Chairman of the Board of Viking Systems, Inc. He began his career as an Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics at Boston University’s School of Management. Lex helped found Beacon Angels, a Boston angel investor group that invested over $3 million in start-up and growing companies while he was a member.

Lex holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Masters in Economics from Queen Mary College, University of London, and an A.B. in Sociology from Princeton University. He is a member of the Louisiana Boards of Boys Town and the Trust for Public Land.
Jackie Dadakis
Chief Operating Officer
Jackie is the Chief Operating Officer of Green Coast Enterprises. She joined the company in 2013 to launch GCE Services, a consulting firm that provides services to property owners, municipalities, and utilities seeking to be more energy efficient.
She has been recognized as one of The Gambit’s 40 under 40, New Orleans Magazine People to Watch and New Orleans City Business Women of the Year.

Before joining Green Coast, Jackie worked for Clean Energy Solutions, Inc. as a senior consultant developing innovative financing strategies for energy efficiency and creating community-utility partnerships for the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance under the Department of Energy BetterBuildings Program.

Jackie also worked for Rebuilding Together, a national non-profit with affiliates in over 200 communities in the United States providing free home repair to low-income homeowners. As an Americorps VISTA, she launched Rebuilding Together's response to Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast.

Jackie holds a Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College. She is a board member and past president of the transit policy and advocacy organization Ride New Orleans and teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Tulane Masters of Sustainable Architecture program.
Sarah Brichetto
Finance Director
Sarah is the Finance Manager for Green Coast Enterprises, providing accounting and financial reporting support to all the Green Coast entities.
Before joining Green Coast, Sarah spent four years in public accounting with Ernst & Young, LLP. During that time, she designed and executed audit procedures to satisfy financial reporting requirements for clients ranging from publicly traded companies to privately-held small businesses throughout southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi.

Sarah is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Louisiana and holds a Masters in Accounting from the University of New Orleans (2010) and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee (2009).

She lives Uptown with her husband, Matt, and their vivacious daughter Elizabeth.
Joe Ryan
Director of Energy Management
Joe is the Director of Energy Management for Green Coast Enterprises, performing energy benchmarking, auditing, modeling and analysis for property owners, municipalities and utilities seeking to be more energy efficient.
Previously, Joe worked for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as a senior engineer in the Buildings Program. Joe lead the design and implementation of experiments on advanced cooling technologies, including energy recovery ventilators, desiccant dehumidifiers and evaporative cooling. Joe continues to work as a consultant to NREL on energy efficiency projects in New Orleans and Liquid Desiccant Air Conditioning monitoring projects around the country. Joe also worked for De La Salle High School in New Orleans as a math teacher and soccer coach.

Joe holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and a B.S. & A. in Math and Philosophy from Regis College. Joe lives in New Orleans.
Stephanie Mezynski
Director of Construction Management
Stephanie is the Director of Construction Management at Green Coast and leads our sustainability and green building consulting work with clients across all sectors.
Prior to working at Green Coast, Stephanie was a Partner with the ReGen group, where she served as a sustainability consultant on residential, commercial, and multi-family projects. She also acted as construction manager and project manager on efforts ranging from solar energy installations to LEED-certified new construction and renovation.

Earlier, Stephanie worked as a sustainable design consultant at FutureProof, where she was a LEED consultant on two military base repurposing projects and various commercial and residential projects. She also worked as a program manager for the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.

Stephanie holds a B.A. in Visual Arts with a Concentration in Architecture and a Minor in Environmental Science from Fordham University.
Sarah Burger
Green Certification Manager
Sarah is the Green Certification Manager at Green Coast Enterprises. As a National Green Building Standard Verifier, she works with the Green Coast Services team utilizing her experience in sustainability and building science to ensure projects employ various aspects of energy efficient construction and meet green building standards. Sarah is also a RESNET certified HERS rater.
Before joining Green Coast, Sarah worked at Rebuilding Together New Orleans starting as an AmeriCorps member, progressing to Weatherization Specialist, Site Supervisor and eventually Construction Manager. While at Rebuilding together, Sarah was in charge of evaluating a home mid renovation, and executing various measures involving making homes in the program more energy efficient using different cost-effective methods.

Sarah is passionate about the importance of developing communities in a thoughtful, efficient and functional way and believes that new construction and land use must be thought of in different and innovative ways.

Sarah graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois in 2008 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. She currently resides in Buffalo, NY.
Jared Sessum
Commercial Energy Manager
Jared Sessum is a Commercial Energy Manager at Green Coast Enterprises providing businesses, municipalities, and publicly funded institutions with energy consulting services to reduce operational costs, save energy, and improve environmental performance through energy efficiency projects and ongoing energy management.
As a sustainability specialist with experience in ENERGY STAR and LEED certification, Corporate Responsibility program implementation, resource efficiency, climate policy and sustainable international development, Jared has helped to provide long-term value to organizations in various industries and communities in the U.S and abroad. Prior to joining GCE Services in October 2017, Jared worked with Green City Force as Program Director where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the AmeriCorps-affiliated youth development program to deliver sustainability projects, including energy efficiency, recycling and waste reduction, urban farming, and water conservation, throughout New York City public housing.

Jared holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Engineering from Villanova University with a concentration in infrastructure and the built environment, a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana State University. He is a LEED Green Associate and Qualified Commissioning Process Provider (QCxP).
Gina LaMacchia
Development Project Manager
Gina is a Real Estate Development Project Manager at Green Coast Enterprises. She is a LEED AP with expertise in Building Design and Construction.
She has managed development and construction projects ranging from new construction and rehabilitations of single-family houses to large mixed-use multifamily buildings. Recently, she oversaw all aspects of the re-development of the Greenway Apartments and commercial spaces at 2606 St. Louis Street. Gina monitored the construction, verifying the construction was high quality and performed to the specifications. Gina has managed the historic tax credit process at Green Coast Enterprises, which is valued at $52.5M in Qualified Rehabilitation Expenditures (QRE). She successfully expanded the Lower Central Business District to include 234 Loyola and the additional boundary into the district.

Gina holds a Masters in Sustainable Real Estate Development from Tulane University and a B.A. in Historic Preservation and Community Development from the College of Charleston.

She is the Treasurer for Energy Wise Alliance, a Louisiana energy education non-profit. Volunteers as a coach for Girls on the Run New Orleans and is a 2019 City Business Honoree for Real Estate Development. Gina lives in New Orleans with her husband.
Andre Eble
Green Construction Associate
Sikeithia Wilson
Director of Human Resources
Lisa Jenkins
Office Administrator
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