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.
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.
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.
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.
Bart Richards - Lead Carpenter
Bart is a New England trained trim carpenter with a knack for detail. He spent over a decade working as a finish carpenter on Cape Cod and throughout the coast before moving to the Northern Plains where he worked on commercial projects in North Dakota. Bart’s career in carpentry also includes designing and fabricating theatrical sets, specialized sign making, and designing and building retro Pac Man cabinets with his son. Bart and his family live in Baltimore city.
Kate Hillman - Lead Carpenter
Originally from Harrisburg, PA, Kate completed college in Philadelphia before moving to Washington, D.C. After working for the MLB and NFL, she started her career in construction in the nation’s capital as an AmeriCorps Crew Leader at Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. building homes for low-income families, all while teaching volunteers how to build. Kate then worked as a lead carpenter for a high-end renovation company focused on residential projects throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. She brings her expertise in framing and knowledge of the complexities of renovating older homes to Greenleaf Construction and loves to see the bones of the home come together in the framing phase of construction.
Kate has played basketball her entire life and continues to play for intramural teams whenever she can.
Nick Vito - Carpenter
Nick began his construction career working on waterfront homes in the Annapolis area with a specialty in boathouse, pier, and bulkhead building. There he developed his skills in carpentry and framing. He has since worked for various local remodeling companies and developed a knack for punch out work–taking care of all the fine details at the end of the project. Nick is a true waterman and can usually be found bass fishing in the reservoirs around Baltimore. He loves spending time with his 3 boys and family.