Our Mission

To be a regional leader in creating the natural, social and built environment in a way that contributes to community vitality and resiliency. Our core purpose is to create a pipeline of capital-ready projects that strengthen rural communities.


    The Greenway team consists of people who can provide deep knowledge and experience within a specialty, as well as people who can tackle a range of problems through big-picture, critical thinking. We custom tailor our teams for each project, taking care to select the individuals from our staff who can provide the best leadership and support. We keep our operations streamlined and efficient, ensuring that only the people who can contribute to the success of our company are brought on board. To find out more about our services, please contact us.

    We’re always looking for the right talent.
    Right now, we are actively seeking these professionals:

    Architectural Design

    Architect Opportunity

    Who We Are

    Greenway Partners is a growing team of diversely skilled professionals working to make communities better. We use our expertise in planning, design, energy, community facilities, and project implementation, to address a wide range of challenges. Our technical leadership guides our clients through all stages of projects, from project development through execution and completion.

    How You Will Fit on Our Team

    An Architect or Architectural Designer will be a member of Greenway’s growing design team working to develop legacy projects in communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.

    This is an opportunity for a licensed architect (or license pending) with a systems perspective who can both contribute and incorporate innovative ideas to design efforts and who is inspired to create sustainable and adaptable communities. The ideal person is artistically as well as technically capable, excels at concept and project development, is experienced with current design technologies and platforms, can contribute to construction documents, and is excellent at both individual and collaborative work.

    What You Will Do on Our Team

    Provide skilled support to build the Design Division and lead team-based design efforts

    Perform preliminary design work, including conceptual sketches and renderings, programming, and preparing cost estimates

    Utilize AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Revit software to prepare design concepts and construction documents

    Use and contribute to company design standards, plan set development, construction specifications, and other aspects of design and construction document development

    Coordinate and collaborate effectively with team members to get the work done

    What We Need You to Know & Do

    AutoCAD, Sketchup and Revit software; Microsoft Office software, Google Apps, and related desktop and online software tools

    Knowledge of design concepts and approaches; green building standards; general construction terminology, process, and document standards

    Understand compliance standards for public facilities, including accessibility and public safety requirements, and coordination with Dept. of State Architect

    Communicate effectively, both verbally and visually; work independently and on teams, complete work efficiently and on-time, initiate new tasks as needed, work with minimal supervision or detailed oversight

    Be willing to acquire new skills and knowledge as needed for your work; ask clarifying questions, think critically, and receive feedback constructively

    What We Hope You Have

    A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

    Two years experience as an architectural designer with experience in commercial, community, and public facilities.

    Completed architectural apprentice hours required to qualify for examination, and be fully licensed for Architecture in California or in process of pursuing licensure at time of hire

    What We Have to Offer You

    A highly collaborative, fun and dynamic team environment

    Flexible and shared office spaces in our HQ located in downtown Arcata

    Opportunities for leadership and professional growth in a company that is swiftly becoming the go-to firm for tackling tough problems and doing awesome work

    A fair and regionally-competitive salary with a somewhat alternative benefits package

    Much more than we can convey here…

    How to Pursue This Opportunity

    Contact us! Email or call Fawn to express your interest. Or be more formal and submit a resume, examples of work, brief responses on how you’re a fit, professional references, or whatever other information you think would help you stand out from the crowd.


    The partners set strategic directions for the business and ensure the viability of the company. They manage projects, staff and implementation of new initiatives to grow the business.

    Kirk Cohune

    Principal, Project Manager

    “I love to work collaboratively, with my team and clients, to frame a problem, develop ideas for resolving it and then implementing the solution. I am most interested in working on projects that facilitate dramatic positive change for an organization or the community at large.”

    Matt Grosjean

    Partner, Design & Construction Services Manager

    “I enjoy working closely with clients, sharing their vision, and designing projects that meet their goals. Being involved from conception through construction confirms my commitment to the client, the team and the project; I’m there every step of the way.”

    Fawn Scheer

    Partner, Operations & Project Manager

    “It inspires me to be a part of developing systems and organizations that create solutions to social and environmental problems. I enjoy seeing community vitality grow when diverse perspectives are bridged and people have the opportunity to engage honestly with each other. ”


    Our managers ensure that projects and operations are planned and implemented efficiently and effectively.

    Sara Demetroff

    Energy Project Manager

    “My passion is helping clients realize the environmental and financial benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. I enjoy developing community partnerships that help clients and team members make informed design decisions. My vision is to live in a resilient, collaborative, net zero community.”

    Keith Barnard

    Natural Resources Project Manager

    “I enjoy taking on new challenges that allow me to work with a like-minded team of professionals to solve problems and help make the North Coast environment stronger and more resilient.”

    Nathan Sanger, P.E.

    Civil Engineer & Project Manager

    One of my life goals is to blend my passions for both people and the environment into the work that I get to do every day. I strive to listen deeply, understand clients’ needs, and improve my community by helping them create visionary solutions.

    Desmond Cowan

    Public Safety Project Manager

    “Our community is best when it’s built on strong, collaborative relationships. I want to work with groups and agencies to develop a shared vision and guide them to success, ensuring that all stakeholders are included, engaged, and supported.”

    Erin Ponte

    Landscape Architect

    “Work with what you have, where you are. Design should be creative and unique, but also sensitive and aware. Good design, successful design, reaches the senses while providing a sanctuary of beauty and functionality.”

    Kathy Moxon

    Capital Project Manager

    “I am inspired by the level of skill, ingenuity and commitment on the north coast—we are a collaborative and innovative ‘can do’ place. I am excited to make a contribution by unlocking the local capacity for communities to fund regional, sustainable solutions, priorities and projects as they arise—bringing capital home ‘from Wall Street to Main Street.’”


    Our coordinators track and analyze project details to support our project managers.

    Kristen Orth

    Project Coordinator

    “Our Northern California environment is special and cherished by its citizens. I enjoy working on the forefront of ideas where I am constantly learning and growing, and I am passionate about developing our community in a way that inspires environmental consciousness and promotes transparent, educated discussions.”


    The idea behind Greenway started in 2007, with the company’s three founders setting out to create alternative approaches to traditional engineering, planning and environmental consulting. The a focus was on offering “sustainable” or “green” services and business applications. As we’ve matured, we have realized that “green” isn’t a doctrine or dogma for us, it’s an orientation, a piece of the community vitality puzzle that we work to solve.

    We manage projects in built, natural, and social environments that not only contribute to community vitality, but solve critical community challenges.

    This is more than just overseeing construction projects or coordinating community processes. Our involvement is deeper than simply managing budgets and resources. At the heart of it, we guide clear processes that define ideas (dreams, goals, desires) and build them into real, valuable and lasting results.

    This requires a diversity of skills: mediating personalities, navigating regulations, coordinating interested parties, controlling variables that impact outcomes, managing public relations, and making our clients successful. So as we continue to grow our company, we build on those capacities, ensuring that our team can provide the expertise needed to make our projects happen the way we (and our clients) want them to happen.


    Every year, our team puts together a strategy that guides our efforts in business development, company growth and managing key transitions.

    We confirm our vision, mission and core values.

    We target key initiatives and assign accountability for getting them done.

    We define targets for growth and evolution, and monitor progress toward those goals.

    This year, our work is focused on three core areas:

    Becoming qualified Design-Build firm for projects within and beyond Humboldt County

    Establishing a capital sector of our business that integrates vetted projects with needed financing

    Enhancing our identity as a company that brings positive impacts to projects, our communities, and our mission



    We invest time to understand and decode your project’s vision. Stepping into your shoes, we develop a specialized team that organizes and aligns all aspects of your project so it can become capital-ready, avoid unnecessary costs and delays, and achieve your vision.

    We discover, design and deliver.