DECO provides opportunities for talented people to work on innovative projects that demonstrate sustainability. Scientists, artists, engineers, makers, and other professionals can partner with our team to develop and implement new technology while solving problems for residents, businesses,and organizations across the Pittsburgh region. Our partners include a diverse team of experts with broad reaching skills.
President & Environmental Director
Anthony is an environmental scientist who works to ensure that people have access to a healthy urban environment. With a decade of full-time experience in the environmental industry, he has served on a variety of projects performing Site Assessments, identifying environmental hazards, contamination, and evaluating recognized environmental conditions. He studied visual arts and printmaking at the Federal University of Mato Grasso do Sul in Campo Grande, Brazil through the Rotary Exchange Program in 2005. Anthony was later selected to study through an international program of Macquarie University, participating in field research on Sustainable Development across nine countries and five continents. Anthony completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Pittsburgh in 2011.
Since graduating, Anthony has worked in the environmental field, specializing in environmental consulting and renewable energy. In 2013, he founded DECO Resources, LLC, (Design – Engineering – Construction – Operations) to lead a team in providing resources for sustainability and green design. At DECO, Anthony has managed environmental assessment, designed and implemented sustainable technology, and worked to support his community. He has served two terms as an elected officer for the Solar Unified Network of Western PA, is a technical advisor to InvolveMINT, and serves on the board of Sankofa Village Community Gardens.
Technology Consultant, Director of DECO Technologies
Justin has been working with computers since the age of 7 and specializes in Linux systems administration, networking, embedded device development, and wireless infrastructure design. Justin’s goals are to make technology work in ways that assist sustainable projects by adding layers of automation, data collection, and user interaction.
Landscape Design Consultant
Environmental Technician Intern
Roslynne is currently working on her degree for Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Her areas of interest involves sustainable management, water, and air quality. Her goals include learning different sustainable practices and helping others transition into sustainable living.
Green Design Intern
Anya is working towards a degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Her background includes interests in art, cultural studies, and environmental protection. Her goals are to affect peoples’ impact on the earth though improved efficiency and thoughtful design.
Holding both a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.S. in Environmental Science and Management from Duquesne University, Sam’s greatest interests lie in the use of science, technology, and policy to address issues of sustainable development and environmental conservation. His role includes community-oriented projects, environmental sampling, and research and development in various areas of DECO’s work. Sam has a background in hard science as well as community engagement and hands-on conservation work with the Student Conservation Association. Currently, he is employed full time with Montauk Energy as an Environmental Attributes Analyst.
Cephas Afeke – PhD Student in Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh
Brigitta Horton – Veteran of the US Air Force & Master’s student in Sustainable Design
Unnati Rao – PhD Student in Environmental & Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Riverside
Tessa Roscoe – Director of Innovation with focuses on water treatment & sustainable development