OUR TEAM

Alice has a growing experience working and volunteering with organizations in the informal settlements and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Bio Resources Management and Conservation. She supports Development and Impact department in their program’s daily running.

Alice Wanjiku

Program Assistant

Njeri provides leadership in the management of the organization's image and visibility. She is the first point of contact for visitors, partners and other stakeholders both online and in person.

Anastasia Njeri

Program Officer

Daniel is a program management and capacity development professional with over 11 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, training and organizational capacity development, Gender, disability and child protection advocacy.

Daniel Midega

Head of Impact

Esther has over 15 years’ experience in community development, program management and peace building in cross-functional projects and technical teams within non-governmental organizations, communities and the county governments of Kenya, working with community development and women’s empowerment programs.

Esther Waikuru

Head of Community Development

Fred has over 10 years’ experience in the Carpentry and Joinery industry. He has dedicated himself to providing the best quality products in the market. He is committed to ensure quality and innovation of products developed by trainees.

Fredrick Okoch

Workshop Assistant : Carpentry and Joinery

Georgia has a Bachelor's in Interior Design from Maseno University and has dedicated her life to socially conscious and sustainable design. She has a strong belief in combining sustainable design and creative problem solving solutions to today's problems.

Georgia Wandia

Design Associate

Isaac has a Craft Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery from The Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology and over 20 years of experience in the carpentry and joinery professional trade in both the construction and education sector.

Isaac Mbuku

Head of Training : Carpentry and Joinery

Kawira has a strong background in empowering communities in urban informal settlements and remote, rural contexts. She has built capacities; strengthened and promoted social and economic security, sustainable livelihoods and equity of disadvantaged women including Persons with Disabilities.

Kawira Njogu

Head of Placement

Philomena has a growing experience working with organizations supporting women, youth and children in informal settlements. She also has a Diploma in Graphics and Web Design and doubles up as Buildher’s in-house graphics designer.

Philomena Nyambura

Community Development Assistant

Stephen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Wood Science and Technology from Moi University and over 10 years’ experience in wood science and technology in the construction and training sector.

Stephen Kimani

Head of Development : Carpentry and Joinery

Tatu is an entrepreneur, an architect and a built environment enthusiast. She has over 13 years’ experience in the built environment sector and has focused her career on exploring the intersection of culture and the built environment in a variety of socio-economic and cultural contexts to facilitate physical, social and economic development.

Tatu Gatere

Co-Founder & CEO

Thomas has 5 years of experience in both auditing and accounting. His role entails analyzing and processing financial information, preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reconciliations and managing all statutory audits.

Thomas Wanjau

Finance Officer

Wambui has a proven record of working in cross-functional teams to achieve organizational strategic goals. She is an experienced accounting, finance, and management professional with over 20 years’ experience.

Wambui Munene

Finance Director

OUR CONSULTANTS

Davis is a certified trainer with two years experience in Physical fitness and aerobics. Davis works with trainees to ensure the trainees have a good body stamina and maintain their physical fitness.

Davis Okuku

Physical Conditioning Trainer

Jackline is a certified Yoga trainer with 4 years experience. She has been teaching yoga at Buildher as a way of giving back to her community. Jackline believes that in teaching yoga the trainees gain healthy and mental wellbeing benefits.

Jackline Wairimu

Yoga Trainer

Joy is a certified Nutritionist with extensive experience in both Clinical and Community Nutrition. She is passionate about occupational nutrition and wellness and integrating this science into the workplace and the community.

Joy Nosim

Nutrition Coach

Jenna, Founding Partner of Raise Up Advisory, possesses a depth and breadth of knowledge in both global development and organizational development for social enterprises. She has led fundraising for initiatives throughout East Africa.

Jenna Rogers

Fund Raising Consultant

Liezl, Founding Partner of Raise Up Advisory, is a consummate fundraiser. Her biggest strength lies in striking long term relationships between social entrepreneurs and philanthropists who prioritize measurable and sustained impact.

Liezl Van Riper

Fund Raising Consultant

Taruri is a certified NLP Master Practitioner and Systemic Worker with 5 years’ experience specializing in emotional, spiritual and mental health. She teaches models, techniques and processes that create lasting and constructive behavior change.

Taruri Gatere

Mental Health Coach

OUR BOARD

James co-founded BuildX’s predecessor Orkidstudio in 2008. A trained architect, in 2016 he was named in Impact Design Hub’s “40 under 40” and in 2018 was selected as an Aspen Institute Spotlight Health Fellow.

James Mitchell

Co-Founder & Board Chair

Robyn has worked in the built environment, community development, women and youth empowerment, human and civil rights arenas in Kenya and the US for 30 years. She is an urban planner who works to incorporate economic development, spatial planning, policy advocacy, participatory methods, leadership development and strategic planning as the basis of her work.

Robyn T. Emerson

Board Member

Tatu is an entrepreneur, an architect and a built environment enthusiast. She has over 13 years’ experience in the built environment sector and has focused her career on exploring the intersection of culture and the built environment in a variety of socio-economic and cultural contexts to facilitate physical, social and economic development.

Tatu Gatere

Co-Founder & CEO

OUR ADVISORS

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