The Team

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Stoney Cox - Founder

Meet Stonington Cox ("Stoney"), the original burning soul behind the Pope Street Reserve. Stoney has had a deep interest in cohousing and community living since 2001. At that time he began to dream of building an estate one day for friends and family where the common spaces could be shared to create a more efficient and more fun place to live where spontaneous cozy cocktails and grand dinners shared among friends and neighbors would be the norm. This dream has been augmented by practical skills gained through a career in real estate and banking in New York, Hong Kong, and now San Francisco. He also holds degrees from Georgetown University, Columbia University, and INSEAD in France. 

Gretchn Kimball - Landscape Designer

Meet Gretchen Kimball, the Landscape Designer for the project! A native of Napa Valley, she has devoted her life to intensive international study of the fine arts. Gretchen has her BFA in Painting from the SF Art Institute and studied Landscape Design at Berkeley Extension. She has also held the position as Head Gardener for The Napa Valley Reserve for 3 years. She is now freelancing.

 

Bryan Bowen - Architect

Meet Bryan Bowen, architect, cohousing nerd, and sustainable community designer. Bryan grew up in a passive solar home in an artists’ community at the foothills of the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico. Bryan has been designing cohousing communities since 2000. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and founded Caddis, a multidisciplinary design collaborative that explores how we may live more lightly upon our earth in beautiful and healthy environments. Bryan loves life in cohousing and is enjoying the simple benefits of community – friends right outside the front door, casual interactions, great food, and a rich life for his kiddos.