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 where he attended St. Paul’s School for Boys. After graduating from Loyola University Maryland, Nick entered the highly analytical corporate insurance world before realizing his passion for construction, building science, and working with his hands. Turning passion into profession, Nick then worked as a carpenter in the field in some of Baltimore’s oldest homes, 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 at Greenleaf.
Nick continues to stay up to date with current building practices and products so he can provide the highest level of customer service before, during, and after the project. As part of the sales team, Nick works closely with our clients, architects, designers, and trade partners before construction begins to ensure a seamless and successful hand-off to our production team.
In his free time, Nick enjoys playing music, personal fitness, skiing, diving, or anything else that takes him outdoors.
Jelani Brown - Assistant Project Manager
Jelani grew up in Baltimore and has always had a strong interest in historic homes, architecture, and construction.
He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Geography at North Carolina Central University and began his career doing mapping projects for FEMA and planning review work for local municipalities. After running his own permitting business and working as a project manager for various construction companies, Jelani joined the team at Greenleaf Construction.
As Assistant Project Manager, Jelani helps to guide clients through the remodeling journey and ensure that they have a great experience.
In his free time, Jelani enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, listening to live music, and traveling to unique destinations.
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.
Joe Henderson - Lead Carpenter
Joe was born in Baltimore and has lived in the area his entire life. Joe is one of our most skilled and versatile carpenters with over 40 years of construction experience. You can find Joe doing anything from detailed framing and trim work to installing backsplash tile in your kitchen.
Joe is married with two sons and enjoys spending time with his new granddaughter.
Zac Cromwell - Lead Carpenter
Zac was born and raised in the Long Green Valley in Baltimore County and has lived in and around Baltimore County his entire life. After graduating from Loch Raven High School, Zac started his career in carpentry working in both residential and commercial properties. Zac takes great pride in ensuring that each job is done expertly and efficiently.
In his free time Zac enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters watching their sports and supporting them with their various community activities such as Girl Scouts. Zac also enjoys spending time at the beach and watching his Baltimore sports teams win.
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.
Jakob Davenport - Apprentice
Jakob is originally from Salem, New Jersey. He worked as an mechanical engineer for three years before deciding to become a professional carpenter. He began working for Greenleaf in early 2022 and is on an apprenticeship remodeling track with the state of Maryland. His goal is to learn the trade and become a master carpenter.
In his free time, Jakob is involved with his church, enjoys working out and hones his craft on various personal carpentry projects.
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.
Chris Herrmann - Sales / Project Manager
Chris grew up in Michigan and moved to Baltimore shortly after graduating from Michigan State University. He developed a passion for home construction in his early childhood, helping his parents and family friends renovate several homes in mid-Michigan, including his family’s 1919 Sears home.
His experience as an artisanal subcontractor serving customers throughout the DMV region helped him develop a keen understanding of the intricacies of fine construction and remodeling. Chris is passionate about the details of how the world around us is built. He is happy to be a part of the Greenleaf team and support clients during their home remodeling journey.
In his free time, Chris can be found remodeling his own home, and hiking on trails with his daughter and wife.
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.