Owner, Camel’s Back Construction
Tina is a leader in the natural building community in Ontario, and has been for over a decade. She operates Camel’s Back Construction, Ontario’s first professional straw bale building company and has built dozens of straw bale homes and commercial buildings across the province.
Tina is also a founding member and president of the Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition.
In 2010, spent close to three months in Haiti, forging connections with NGOs, Haitian organizations, as well as ties to villagers in a small community. Throughout that time, she worked with Builders Without Borders constructing the first straw bale house in Haiti, as well as volunteering on other projects including earthbag, compressed earth block, and light clay straw structures. Her experience with different building methods, and her connection with various groups in Haiti, makes Tina the perfect candidate to lead a group of students through a building experience in Haiti. A former school teacher, Tina is excited to be able to combine her love of teaching and building in this new venture to Haiti.