As a child growing up along the American River in Northern California, Nancy Greene was drawn to the riparian habitat and the natural richness of her surroundings. From the beginning of her arrival in the San Juan Islands, the natural and cultivated landscape of the islands has been a source of daily inspiration.
After receiving degrees in art history and humanities, Nancy began a career that led to design, construction, and real estate project management for large commercial projects in San Francisco. In 1993, she moved to Lopez Island, where she has been actively working in the community as a business owner, designer, and volunteer. Her collaborative approach to architecture and design at Greene Partners informs her volunteer role: Working with diverse community groups, she facilitated the development and construction of Lopez Center for Community and the Arts. Her 20-year tenure on the San Juan County Land Bank Commission helped bring about the protection of significant natural, historic, and scenic resources. She has actively participated in Lopez Village planning workshops and meetings since 1995, and currently serves on the Lopez Village Planning Review Committee. Nancy and her husband, Joe, enjoy exploring public lands in their spare time.