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Michael T.Levy, Design - Owner    1979 - Present
Specializing in energy conscious design on more than 150 residential and commercial projects.  General Contractor for 33 of these projects.  At one point, managed a firm with 12 employees.  Designed and developed six solar and alternative energy products for a local manufacturer.  Recipient of the 1985 "Better Homes and Gardens Magazine" Grand Prize Design Award, 1800-2400 SF Residence.  Published in the American Institute of Architects booklet "Ten Buildings That Save Energy By Design", "The Permaculture International Journal" and numerous other print media.  See: Projects

Taos Ski Valley - Ski Instructor    2008-Present
Ski instructor in the Children's Ski School.  Specializing in Levels 3-6, Powder, Tree and Bump skiing. Nominated as an "Outstanding Employee" March 2011.  See article "My Life On Skis" and photos at Skiing

Tantra Kriya Yoga - Partner and General Manager    1993-2006
Presentation of more than 100 workshops and residential retreats throughout Australia, New Zealand, USA, and New Caledonia. Small business management responsibilities included publicity, public relations, advertising, graphic design, product development, purchasing, website design and development, travel coordination, accounting, tax filing and whatever needed to be done.  Business sold June 2006.

Musician     1963-1994
Played and sang solo, and with a trio named "Field of Dreams" in numerous venues; including Nubs Knob Michigan Ski Resort, The Taos Inn, Dori's Cafe, and Café Tazza.  Instruments include guitar, harmonica, percussion, congas, djembe, and vocals. Taught singing for beginners (with lots of fears).

Santa Fe Ski Basin - Ski Instructor    1986-87
Full time ski instructor.  Also joined adult ski school at Taos Ski Valley in 1988, but ended up going to Mexico for the season instead!.

Lundeen and Associates Inc., Architects - Project Architect    1982-83
Managed design and clients for residential and commercial projects including proposals and presentations for the Bureau of Land Management, Las Cruces Public Schools, and the City of Las Cruces.

Solarcrete Corporation - Head of Architectural/Engineering Department    1975-80
Organized Architectural and Engineering Department with seven employees.  Developed one of the first computerized (it was the first programmable calculator!) cost estimating and energy analysis software.  Nationwide consulting, product development and supervision of design and construction documents.

City of Fort Wayne, Indiana - Assistant City Planner     1974-75
Project Director for the Rivergreenway Plan for development and utilization of a 52 mile recreational greenbelt.  Designed The Farmer's Market, Downtown Waterfront, Bikeways and signage, Central Business District Pedestrian Plan, and graphics and photography for 10 publications.

Architectural Concepts, Inc., - Design Associate     1973-74
Design, working drawings, and public relations for residential and commercial clients in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Architectural apprenticeship completed.

The Bakery Boutique and Importers - Owner and General Manager    1971-77
Created, renovated, and managed retail store.  Responsible for supervision of six employees, fiscal planning, purchasing, sales, advertising, display, design and construction of fixtures and interior.  Small business management responsibilities included publucity, public relations, advertising, graphic design, product development, purchasing, travel coordination, accounting, tax filing and whatever needed to be done.  Developed importing business with national wholesale sales distribution.  Handled purchasing in Mexico, Customs brokerage, sales and shipping.  Created 32 page illustrated catalog including all graphic design and photography.  Procured sales representation in the Chicago Gift Show and Merchandise Marts in Chicago, Denver, and Dallas.

Early Jobs
Worked for The Human Relations Commission, Ft. Wayne, Indiana; VISTA Volunteer (Volunteers In Service To America) - 1 year community development in East (Spanish) Harlem, New York City, 1 year in Self-Help Housing for migrant workers in Calverton, Long Island, NY.  Summer jobs: Falstaff Brewery bottling plant; Ball Drug Co. - worked for my father's health and beauty aids distributorship as a stock boy in the warehouse and deliveries.  My first job was at 15 years old (needed to get a work permit) as a clerk during the Christmas season in the Boy Scout department at Wolf & Desauer Department Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Education
Bachelor of Science - University of Michigan, College of Architecture and Design, 1971
Graduate - South Side High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1963

Teaching and Lecturing Experience
* Presented Energy Conscious Design Workshops in USA, Australia, and New Zealand
* Associate Faculty Member, Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana - taught course in Solar Architecture
* Faculty Member, Jordan College, Michigan - National Solar Seminar Series
* Faculty member, American Institute of Architects - Professional Development Seminars in "Energy Conscious Design" presented nationally
* Consultant to: United States Department of Energy, National Association of Homebuilders, AIA Research Corporation

* Papers published and presented: Energy in Commercial Buildings Conference, USDOE; First Earth Sheltered Housing Conference, University of Minnesota; Fifth & Sixth National Passive Solar Conferences, Amhurst College, Massachusetts; International Solar Energy Conference; Australasian Integrative Medicine Association, Byron Bay, Australia

Community Service
Vice President - Taos Mountain Flyers, Local Chapter #1432 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Taos, New Mexico
Chairman - Taos Mountain Flyers, EAA, Young Eagles Program 2006, 2007, 2008; Taos, New Mexico
Advisory Board - Doña Ana Branch Community College, Las Cruces New Mexico
Architectural Control Committee - Santa Teresa Airport Commission, Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Las Cruces, New Mexico, Chamber of Commerce
Las Cruces Homebuilders Association
Mayor's Energy Consortium, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Board of Trustees - Unitarian/Universalist Congregation, Fort Wayne Indiana
Board of Directors - The Learning Center, Alternative School, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Board of Directors - Pathways To Manhood Foundation, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

Professional Organizations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Institute of Planners (AIP)
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB)
International Solar Energy Association (ISES)
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA)
Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm, Explorer Troop Leader

Interests
Skiing, Yachting, Flying, Ultralights, Photography, Young Eagles, Tantra, Tennis, Hiking, Travel, Cinema, The Arts, Friends & Family

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