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

Women Empowerment & Agency Officer

Ann is an accredited NCA painting supervisor with a NITA grade 3 certification. She has 8 years of experience in Life skills training to vulnerable youth undertaking construction trades in Nairobi, Meru and Mombasa counties.She also has experience as Site HR assistance and Site supervision. Her strongest qualities are communication and adherence to project parameters.

Ann Nyokabi

Training Officer, Painting and Decorating.

Anthony is a great enthusiast in the construction industry. He has a craft certificate in carpentry and joinery from Thika Technical Training Institute and a certificate in technical training from Kenya Technical Trainers College, with over 25 years of experience in technical training, construction, furniture production and repair and maintenance.

Anthony Njuguna

Training Officer

D. Kavita is a Construction Project Manager by profession with over 7 years of experience in the built environment with a mission to uphold high standards of excellence. He has extensive experience in sustainable project development, Contract management, Capacity building, and implementation of green technology systems. He has a passion and interest for human rights advocacy, child support and aid to the elderly in society. A member of Helpage international.

Daniel Kavita

Lead Artisan Development 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 Women Empowerment & Agency

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

Lead Design Officer

Hellen is a professional Construction Manager from Jomo Kenyatta University with over 5 years of experience in the built environment. She has built a verifiable professional record with completion of large projects through coordinating trades, developing partnerships, and building positive rapport with architects, engineers, local officials, suppliers, and clients while maintaining costs.

Hellen Mong'are

Lead Operations Officer

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 Technical Training

Joyce is a Design Specialist with a background in Interior Design and Counseling Psychology. She has over 7 years of exemplary experience in flat paint and textured finishes. She has extensive experience working with various stakeholders in the construction industry, including contractors, developers, youth and women. Joyce finds fulfillment in raising the status of youth and women through education and skills training to help make a decent living.

Joyce Muthoni

Lead Training Officer, Painting and Decorating

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 Artisan Development

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

Communication Officer

Biwott is adept in Human-Centred Design and Program Management with 6+ years of experience in Program Designing, Implementation, Result-Based Monitoring(RBM), and Donor stewardship. He has extensive knowledge and experience in Social Behaviour Change, Livelihood, Health, Security, and Entrepreneurship Programs targeting Adolescents, Youth, and Women.

Shadrack Biwott

Impact Officer

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


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

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

Lead wellness Officer


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

Johann has worked as an architect since the mid-nineties and is currently a Director at Boogertman and Partners, a leading African Architectural firm with offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Durban and Kenya, and projects throughout Africa and the Middle East. Johann brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of quality standards in construction, as well as key products and players in the built environment sector, in both South Africa and Kenya.

Johann De Wet

Board Member

Kimani is an experienced community organizer with over 19 years of experience in community engagement, research, and development. He is the Executive Director of Slum Dwellers International - Kenya. Kimani has a Masters in Community Economic Development and has worked extensively with Civil Society Organizations in civic and political rights, peace building, economic development, governance and community organization.

Joseph Kimani

Board Member

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

Sally is a Strategic Communications and Brand Development Advisor. She has 13+ years of experience in developing and elevating brands, advocacy communications, building sustainability strategies and stakeholder management. Her work has included working as the Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing at Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM). She is also the Lead Coordinator for the Association’s Women in Manufacturing (WIM) Program.

Sally Kahiu

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