Liberty Phoenix Lord
Liberty Phoenix Lord is the founder of INDIGOGreen. Liberty took a deeply painful experience, the loss of her baby, Indigo, and started a Green Building Supply Store that focuses on the non-toxic choices of Green Building, so no other mother would have to ever experience what she did.
Liberty has been a resident of Gainesville, FL since 1989. She has 3 beautiful children is married and currently lives in Gainesville. She has served on the board of directors and taught at the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery. She has been a Realtor since 2005 working in Alachua County. She currently sits on the Board of directors for the USGBC Heart of Florida Chapter as both the Treasurer and Co-Chair of the Education Committee. Through INDIGOGreen Liberty is able to continue her commitment to the environment and the health of our planet. Her commitment started at birth, she was raised vegan and with the knowledge that every action she takes affects the next 7 generations. With this knowledge, everyday is a day that she chooses to make a difference.
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Manager/Co-Founder, FGBC Certifying Agent, Certified GHG Inventory Quanitfier
Michael Amish was born in Franklin, TN and moved around the country growing up in such places as Chicago, Milwaukee (go Brewers!), Seattle (go Seahawks!) and finally arriving for his formative years in Tarpon Springs, FL. He graduated with a BA in American Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. Growing weary of studies, Michael decided to walk off college and completed a 2,165 mile southbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 5.5 months. He has since worked for several national organizations with strong missions of education and sustainability including Outward Bound and Planned Parenthood- where he served as Education Director of North Central Florida. Michael moved to Gainesville in 1997 to continue another constant path in his life- music.
Michael’s passion and respect for both the environment and community education ultimately came together in 2007 when he co-founded INDIGOGreen with owner, Liberty Phoenix with a mission to bring more sustainable building solutions to the swampy place he has come to love- North Central Florida.
Michael is also co-founder of CREx (Carbon Reduction and Energy Exchange), an initiative of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Earth Givers which seeks to reduce the carbon emissions generated from touring musicians, festivals and other creative endeavors with education and locally-produced offsets.
Michael has previously served on Alachua County’s Environmental Protection Advisory Committee (EPAC) and currently sits on Gainesville’s Community Redevelopment Agency’s Downtown Redevelopment Board, and is the board president for the 501(c)(3) non profit Sustainable Alachua County. Michael is married to Ladybird Salon owner Ann Marie and shares two wonderful children with her: Zander (5) and Ava Magnolia (3). His other pursuits include composing music, hiking up mountains and cooking.
Graphic Designer/Office Manager
Heather Bjorn is a native Gainesvillian and a fifth-generation Floridian. After a decade of work and travel, Heather completed a degree in Graphic Design and is currently pursuing a degree from the University of Florida in Printmaking. In addition to working as the Art Department at INDIGOGreen(can anyone say "published"?), she freelances in graphic design, rearranges rooms in her historic home regularly, enjoys making personalized greeting cards, travels whenever possible, and watches entirely too many movies. Heather lives along the St. Johns River with her talented chef/carpenter husband Krister and her three darling children: Jorden (13), Ella (10), and Kate (3). The Bjorn Fam has three cats and is considering a dog and a turtle.
Outside Sales/Interior Design & Green Consultation
Ludivine Kail lives in Gainesville, FL since 1996. She moved here from Atlanta, after finishing her Masters Degree in Marketing. In 2002 she started her own interior decorating company, Live In Interiors. Although, Ludivine loves to work with fabrics and furniture, her sense of space and color led her to do primarily bathroom and kitchen renovations. Ludivine focuses on the relationship that her client has with their homes in order to give them the style and comfort they are seeking. With INDIGOGreen, Ludivine has branched out into green design focusing on responsible, eco-friendly and quality materials. These products also offer unique looks and possibilities that are not always available in traditional materials. Ludivine has designed jobs in Gainesville and the greater Gainesville area, Jacksonville, and Melbourne, FL.
Outside Sales/Construction & Green Consultation
Ane Diaz is co-owner and Vice President of Dibros Corp a development and Energy Star Home Building Company in Gainesville, Fl. that follows Florida Green Building Standards. As Vice- President of this family owned company for the last 15 years, she has worked as Project Manager and Interior Designer from commercial to residential projects in Tioga Town Center and Town of Tioga, winner of the Gold “Best Smart Growth Community “ in the Nation. Ane also works in Athens and Atlanta, GA area with her project SHED “Simplifying Homes with Environmental Design”. Her main focus is to help the rediscovery of a sense of community in all demographics; by incorporating green construction practices and materials, but even more importantly, the conservation of energy, improvement of air quality and use of space synergy. For Ane, being green is “ using less, wasting less and giving as much back as we can. Green is about being responsible and aware of our impact as consumers, while being an active participant in the betterment of our surroundings and neighborhoods. Having more, by needing less. Green is well crafted, recycled and at best, local.”
Mary Anne Tamplin
Outside Sales/Interior Design & Green Consultation
Mary Anne Tamplin Leathers is an Atlanta based interior designer. She went to the University of Georgia for Art History & Art institute of Atlanta for Interior design. She started her career in 2000 working for Oxman & Milne Architectural firm in St. John, US Virgin Islands. She relocated to Georgia in 2002 where she managed projects throughout the state, as well as other areas of the US. She was voted one of the top Interior Designers for Athens Banner Herald’s “readers choice awards” in 2005 in Athens, Ga. In 2006, she relocated her office to Atlanta where she has been a designer for residential & commercial projects, as well as for the non-profit organization, HandsOn Network. She was published in Lucky Magazine in June 2006 as Atlanta’s featured designer. She has designed projects in Atlanta, Athens, St. Simons Island, The US Virgin Islands, Florida, & Los Angeles. She has a growing interest & desire to bring “green” to her projects by being responsible & conscientious about the decisions that are made to protect, as well as cultivate the world we live in.