Coho/US Staff

Meet the committed individuals who staff the Cohousing Association of the United States.

Catya

Catya Belfer - Technical Director

Mosaic Commons, Berlin, MA

Our technical director, Catya Belfer, is part of Mosaic Commons about an hour west of Boston in Berlin, MA. Catya works as a project manager and also builds websites for cohousing groups and others. She is passionate about building connections between people, and has been involved in intentional communities since 1994.

http://www.catya.org

Georgi Jenkins - Bookkeeper

Seattle, WA

Georgi Jenkins brings fifteen years of hospitality and three years management experience to Coho/US. Known for her warm smile, Georgi’s passion for helping people shines through as she delivers a “can-do” attitude to the cohousing community. She is a wife to a patient husband and mother to the most amazing son. Georgi is a small business owner; designing, sewing and selling aprons at the local farmers market. She feels blessed to be a part of such an incredible team and excited to help spread the mission of Coho/US.

Jenny

Jenny Godwin - Outreach Associate

Nevada City, CA

Jenny is the media leader for CoHousing Solutions, based in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills. She also provides her design and writing skills to communities in formation, aiding them with their recruitment, online media outreach and branding. She came to cohousing through studying urban planning, inspired to see firsthand how collaborative housing can integrate sustainable community development and renewable energy to meet the resource challenges posed by climate change. Though not currently living in community, she considers herself a cohouser-in-training.

Karin Hoskin - Executive Director

Wild Sage, Boulder, CO

Karin is thrilled to take her years in business administration and development along with her entrepreneurial experience and apply it to serving CoHoUS. She continues to learn all things business related with an emphasis in non-profit organizations. She (and her husband, two teenage kids, mother-in-law, two cats and one dog) live in Wild Sage cohousing in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. She became a part of Wild Sage in it's forming stage and has lived there since first move-ins in the spring of 2004. Karin and her husband run a small cottage business in their 'spare' time, check it out at www.DoodleSuit.com. Her desire to advocate, educate and increase community awareness supports the CoHoUS overall mission and vision to "create community, one neighborhood at a time".