Jon has been involved in the building industry for over 24 years, early on as a general contractor and more recently as a private consultant and university researcher. He specialized in developing and implementing alternative non-Portland cement based concretes for the past 12 years. and played a key role in developing the alternative concrete research program at the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) in Bozeman, Montana between 2005 and 2010. Jon has extensive experpience in batching alternative concrete from various mixing configurations common in the concrete industry. While employed at WTI, Jon developed the two mix designs used to construct a commercial banking facility in Missoula, Montana that employed fly ash-based concrete (MMW Architects)
Jon directs the Research and Development labs for our company, and brings his considerable knowledge about the building trades and alternative concrete mixtures to the team. Jon can be reached at jon@GeoMatrixinc.com
Alexa's career began after graduating from Randolph-Macon College with a BA in biology with an emphasis in ecology. She took her passion for protecting endangered species to northern Minnesota where she worked on a timber wolf research project for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. She was then asked to assist on a PhD project studying coyote populations, behavior and energy use in Yellowstone National Park as a precursor to the impending wolf reintroduction.
After completing her research work, Alexa founded Roche Jaune Chinking Inc., a business focused on log home construction. She earned a reputation as one of the best professionals in the field and developed a successful business in Montana.
In February of 2010, Alexa was presented with the opportunity to purchase Refuge Sustainable Building Center in Bozeman Montana. This was the perfect fusion between her experience in construction and her passion for protecting the environment. Refuge Sustainable Building Center promotes sustainability in the built environment through sales of products which respect human health and the natural world. The company is a locally-owned business founded on the idea that consumers should have the power to make better choices for themselves, their families, and their world. Alexa has been responsible for helping promote Jon's novel concrete product line in the area. Alexa continues to leverage Refuge Sustainable Builder Center's retail space as a showroom for the GEOMatrix Inc. products.
Alexa is a successful entrepreneur in her community, having a reputation for a high level of integrity, strong interpersonal communication skills, a knack for innovation and creative thinking. Alexa brings strong management, marketing, and product experience to the team. Alexa can be reached at alexa@GeoMatrixinc.com