Keynote Speakers

Kellie Ballew

Kellie Ballew is a Sr. Product Sustainability Manager for Shaw Industries Group, Inc. headquartered in Dalton, Georgia. With 22 years of manufacturing technical experience, Kellie brings a unique skill set to Shaw’s Corporate Sustainability Team. Kellie has primary responsibility for engaging and influencing internal and external stakeholders connected to product transparency and certification programs including Cradle to ... Read More


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Kevin Hydes

With over 35 years of experience as an engineer, Kevin is internationally recognized as a leader in sustainable design and for his contributions to the building industry. A pioneer of sustainable building systems’ design, Kevin’s commitment to advancing its cause began over 20 years ago. Shaping healthy building codes and standards at the policy level, internationally, Kevin has served as a Technical Advisor for several ... Read More

Celeste Thiessen

Celeste Thiesen is an Interior Design Technologist from NAIT and through developing education has also earned her LEED A.P. designation. She has been in the building industry for 20 years and found herself in a “circle of life” moment when she began instructing in the Interior Design Technology department at NAIT in 2007 – 2016. Sadly, Mufasa and Simba were not present for the monumental occasion. ... Read More