Mark Giorgetti is the Founder and Principal of Palo Santo Designs. With 20 years of hands-on experience in the construction trades, Mark not only oversees the general management of the company but also is directly engaged in the hands-on design and construction of our projects. His academic background in Environmental Science and Business has gained him a Master’s Degree and a deep commitment to environmental stewardship, which he applies to all of his work at Palo Santo Designs. Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors as Immediate Past President of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders’ Association.
Brandon Snoy is the Chief Operations Officer and Principal at Palo Santo Designs. He began his career in construction as a carpenter, working with and apprenticing under some of the most highly-skilled craftsmen in New Mexico and beyond. His talents and a keen eye for details are seen throughout all aspects of Palo Santo Designs’ projects.
Brandon leads by example – often wearing his tool bags and joining the crew in the creative process. His unique style of overseeing day-to-day on-site details is carried over into Palo Santo Designs’ administrative duties. Brandon’s dedication and commitment to our clients are demonstrated in the numerous awards and some of the highest certifications of our most prized projects.
Brandon has served on the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, where he is the immediate Past Chairman of the Remodelers Council. He is a licensed GB-98 contractor, with formal training in LEED for homes, energy efficient design, and construction techniques. With an openness to continual learning, Brandon is one of Palo Santo Designs’ most valued assets.
Leslie Gallatin-GiorgettiVice President of Marketing & Business Development
Leslie is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty and a Principal at Palo Santo Designs. Leslie oversees many aspects of the marketing and business development of the company, while also working closely with our clients on all real estate-related issues, including acquiring building lots for our clients, large ranch properties, and listing homes for sale. She is the key contact person for all inquiries regarding new Palo Santo Designs homes for sale on the market. Leslie has lived in New Mexico for 18 years and has a deep appreciation of its diverse history, as well as a love for its land, culture, and architectural uniqueness. She has worked in the construction industry for the last 15 years.
Bruce ThompsonProject Manager & Estimator
As a resident of Santa Fe for 34 years and a Licensed General Contractor for the past 27 years, Bruce has a genuine feel for the style and spirit that make our community unique. As the President of a highly reputable and award-winning company, Bruce Thompson & Associates, Bruce was recognized and well-known for producing high-quality homes and innovative designs. He is responsible for the construction of over 300 homes in northern New Mexico, both high-end custom and production-affordable developments. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association and its Executive Committee, and he was President of the organization in 2000. As a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders, Bruce has traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby members of the House and the Senate on issues relevant to housing. Bruce is particularly interested in local development issues, affordable housing, and national political issues affecting green building and affordable housing. As a builder who understands green building practices, he is committed to improving the standards of residential construction. Bruce understands the impact builders can have on improving the health of the natural and built environments.
A licensed contractor since 1972, Harvey exemplifies the Master Builder. His experience in commercial construction in three states includes the management of highly technical projects such as sports stadiums, schools, restaurants, and a veterinary hospital. His more visible local projects include the construction of Ginja Restaurant and the renovation of Rio Chama Steakhouse. Although Harvey’s extensive experience in large commercial projects is impressive, his heart lies in the creation of healthy, non-toxic homes. As a certified Bau-Biologist he is trained in the design and construction of natural homes that exemplify a small carbon footprint. Harvey is responsible for the day-to-day on-site operations of our projects.
Nathan Eric BaraniProject Designer
Nathan is a highly-competent project designer who brings 20 years of residential construction experience and 15 years of architectural experience to the project. After completing an undergraduate degree in Social Ecology and going on to study Architecture and Ecological Design, he created BaraniDesignWorks, a design/build studio. With successful projects throughout Colorado and New Mexico, Nathan forged relationships with architects and builders that would create the foundation for his work today. Nathan worked with Palo Santo Designs from 2003-2007 and came back on board as a full-time Project Designer in 2015.
A builder by trade and a passionate designer by experience, Nathan sees the details and organizes them well. Nathan works directly with the home owner, principals, project managers, and engineers to facilitate clear and concise plans for all phases of the design/build process
Dalinda “Dee” BangertPre-construction Services
Dee has a degree in Architecture, is a licensed General Contractor, and is a Certified HERS Rater. Dee has extensive experience in Residential Design, Project Management, and Energy Modeling for residential buildings. She is an expert in green building technology, methods, materials, and certification programs. Dee’s role is to facilitate all aspects of the pre-construction process while providing key expertise in design, estimating, and technical assistance to our Project Designers, Project Managers, and Superintendents.
Jan StoepplerProject Manager
Born and raised in Germany, Jan and his family relocated to Santa Fe in 1986. With a degree in architecture and a keen interest in design and building construction, he began his career joining the team of a local home builder, first as a carpenter and site foreman, then as a designer and project manager on design/build homes and light commercial projects. In 1989, Jan joined a local General Contractor, first as a site superintendent and then as a project manager on high-end residential and commercial projects in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. Licensed as a General Contractor since 1992, Jan has been instrumental in the successful completion of numerous and highly-complex new construction as well as intricate and extensive renovation projects.
Kim SevertsonAccountant and Comptroller
Kim handles all aspects of the Palo Santo Designs company books, accounts payable and receivable, insurance certifications, and internal accounting.