George Brown - President
George grew up in the Baltimore area and graduated from Gilman School. He holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. in Instructional Systems Development from UMBC. He is a certified Building Analyst and Envelope Professional through the Building Performance Institute. As an Aging-in-Place Specialist he is certified to redesign spaces for clients with mobility and accessibility needs.
George developed his knowledge of older homes and construction solutions from practical, hands-on experience as a carpenter and research into current building science. At an early age he was introduced to renovation and construction by working as a carpenter’s helper during the summer for his family’s business. His woodworking experience and attention to detail came from his time working for a historic pipe organ builder in the Pacific Northwest. He has also trained as a carpenter with various contractors in the Baltimore area.
He is a member of the Rotary Club of Towsontowne and co-chair of the Trustees at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Church. He enjoys cooking and hiking with his wife, daughter, and son.
Derrick Wettstein - Project Manager
Derrick relocated to Baltimore upon his graduation from Philadelphia University with a degree in Industrial Design. He took a job with architecture firm RTKL as an Environmental Graphic Designer. He also started out on his own completing numerous home renovations in the Baltimore area. Derrick began as a carpenter at Greenleaf. As the company grew, he became the lead carpenter and now holds the project management position. As project manager, Derrick focuses on quality control, attention to detail, building methods and great customer service. With his design background he is able to offer architect-quality building designs for our customers.
Outside of work Derrick enjoys remodeling his own home, mountain biking, frequenting local farmers’ markets and spending time with his wife and three children.
Nick Hylind - Sales and Production Associate
Nick grew up in the Baltimore area and graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a degree in Business Administration. After college, Nick entered the highly analytical corporate insurance world before realizing his passion for construction, build science, and working with his hands. Growing up, he helped his father on rental properties, tasked himself with various fixes around the house, and spent countless hours of free time in his school’s and neighbor’s woodshops. Turning passion into profession, Nick then worked as a carpenter in the field, learning different skills and gaining exposure into what goes into successful residential renovations. He was eventually phased into a sales-oriented role based on his prior experience and began to hone his skills in estimating and project management. Nick continues to treat every job as an opportunity to learn and loves finding new methods and materials to solve problems.
In his free time, Nick enjoys playing music, personal fitness, skiing, diving, or anything else related to the outdoors.
Leigh Bank - Design Coordinator
Leigh grew up in Baltimore County and graduated from Bryn Mawr. After earning a BA at the College of Charleston, Leigh moved to Los Angeles where she worked for Imagine Entertainment and Nickelodeon. Upon moving back to Baltimore to raise her children, Leigh and her husband bought their own fixer-upper where she could apply her passion for renovation and design.
At Greenleaf, Leigh collaborates with clients to select finishes to create custom spaces for each project. Leigh works closely with vendors, manages Greenleaf’s social media accounts and handles other various administrative duties.
Chris Daniels - Lead Carpenter
Chris began his training in carpentry by working as a carpenter’s helper trimming out houses and building decks throughout college at Indiana University. Prior to working at Greenleaf Construction, he worked for a green construction company where he oversaw projects, including one which ultimately earned a LEED Silver certification. He enjoys the challenges of building and the unique attributes of each home and project. Chris thrives on making a product that both looks great and stands the test of time.
He is particularly good at educating clients on how their home and systems operate and has earned the nickname, “The Professor”.
Chris is an avid woodturner and can usually be found in his shop turning tree trunks into beautiful works of art.
Randy Unglesbee - Lead Carpenter
Born and raised in Maryland, Randy has a lifetime of experience in residential remodeling. He started in the construction field in 1979, takes a tremendous amount of pride in his work and treats each client’s house like his own. Randy’s specialties are all interior work and finish carpentry. On weekends, you can probably find Randy watching football games or attending auto racing events.
Rob Brennan - Lead Carpenter
Originally from Maryand, Rob comes from a family of builders. He learned the trade by spending his summers working for his father and grandfather, both custom home builders. After moving to Atlanta, Rob honed his skills in high-end custom trim work and constructing cabinets and built-ins. Rob enjoys working with clients to realize their vision. Rob has returned to Maryland and is happy to be a part of the Greenleaf Construction team. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and watching football.
Brennen Morrison - Apprentice
Brennen discovered carpentry while in high school and joined Greenleaf as an apprentice right after graduation. He enjoys learning new skills each day on the job, while in the evenings, he studies online towards a Construction Trades Diploma at Penn Foster College.
Brennen spends his free time collecting tools, fishing, and following his favorite soccer team, Manchester United.
James Bigwood - Apprentice
James grew up in Baltimore County and graduated from the Friends School of Baltimore. He holds a B.S. from Washington College, where he was a double major in history and physics. One of his lifelong passions has been figuring out how things fit together. Through studying as an apprentice, James is getting the chance to hone in on this passion—all the while, learning new skills from Greenleaf’s highly experienced craftsmen. When not woodworking, he is either researching old buildings and properties, helping others with their family history and genealogy, or working as an interpreter/docent at a local museum.
Bruce Curtis - Managing Director, Greenleaf Home Services
Bruce grew up in northern Virginia and the hills of SW Pennsylvania before earning a B.A. from Columbia University and an MBA from Babson College. In earlier professional lives, he developed a new Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Sri Lanka and founded a nonprofit publisher of children’s books with braille.
His interest in construction started early with volunteer and side projects, developed while rebuilding his 1907 Queen Anne bungalow in Austin, then turned professional managing custom residential projects with Ford Strei Builders. He moved to Baltimore in 2013, where he continued renovating several row homes, including his own in Reservoir Hill, and expanded his experience to include commercial and multi-family construction. He is delighted to join the Greenleaf family and bring craftsmanship and exceptional customer service to homeowners with smaller projects. A certified aging-in-place specialist (CAPS), he is also particularly interested in modifying homes to meet owners’ evolving needs.
He is a trustee of Brown Memorial Park Avenue Church. He enjoys continuing to remodel his own house and traveling and cooking with his wife and two young children.
Melissa Gabinet - Project Manager
Melissa has over 15 years of experience working in full service residential remodeling. She is an expert in project management, sales & design and estimating. As a project manager she takes pride in her strong attention to detail, organization and customer service skills. As a homeowner herself, she strives to make the remodelling process as seamless as possible, ensuring a final product that both the client and Greenleaf Home Services can be proud of.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and travelling.
Nick Vito - Sales/Project Manager
Nick grew up in south Baltimore and started his career in construction at 17 years old. He has a broad background in residential remodeling spanning historic bayfront boathouses and piers to a broad range of residential projects and repairs in older homes. His career with Greenleaf began as a carpenter before transitioning into sales and project management. Nick is detail-oriented and loves guiding clients through every project to completion.
Nick is also a champion bass fisherman and enjoys spending time with his three sons.