Our Team

Many Disciplines, One Focus

Every service is provided with a singular dedication to true environmental stewardship. We believe that each generation is responsible to ensure the survival of the seventh generation. Our Native American Sustainability Model blends centuries of tribal wisdom with leading edge environmental technology to craft architectural and engineering solutions that last for generations. 

Jeremy Berg

Managing Director

Jeremy is an active leader in all phases of the practice of architecture, including master planning, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration. He has experience leading multi-discipline teams for new healthcare facilities, additions, and renovations of existing healthcare facilities.

Scott Winchester

Project Manager / Tribal Liaison

Scott is responsible for tribal client relations, planning, business development and project management.  He is an enrolled member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and has over 35 years of architectural experience specializing in design of Tribal healthcare, educational and justice facilities.

Steve VandenBussche

Director of Architecture / Senior Healthcare Architect

Steve is the director of architecture of Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering and leads the Healthcare Architecture and Planning for the company.

Eric Phillips

Project Coordinator

Eric is active in producing all documents within the design phase of architectural projects, including schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration.  He has over seven years experience in producing and managing healthcare documents, healthcare construction administration and will prove to be a valuable asset.

Jim Keefer

Project Coordinator / Designer

Jim has more than 12 years of experience leading project teams on business, education and healthcare projects from schematic design through construction administration.  Jim's primary market sector experience is in the healthcare design realm and he comes to Seven Generations a+e with a vast understanding of universal design & evidence based design principles with the healthcare market.

Stephanie Sokolowski

Interior Designer

Stephanie has over five years’ experience in commercial interior architecture and design. Her experience includes all phases of the design process for renovations, additions, and new construction. She has practiced primarily in the healthcare design market for both private and government owned facilities.

Rick Slone

Senior Technical Manager

Rick has over 35 years of architectural experience in a variety of project roles. As a part of the architectural team, Rick will oversee the preparation of construction drawings, working closely with the design team to clearly document the defined scope of work.

Sara Tripp

Project Manager

Sara believes that architecture should be simple, elegant, and function driven. Her experience includes design, documentation, and project coordination for clients in the Education, Healthcare, Institutional and Municipal markets.

Jordan Strong

Architectural Intern

Jordan is a part time intern assisting our technical team with production tasks for a wide range of project types.

Rick Eshlaman

Civil Engineer

Mr. Eshlaman has 24 years of experience in project management, design, and construction of civil engineering projects. Most of Rick’s experience is in the State of Michigan, however for three years due to the economy Rick worked in the State of Pennsylvania. Rick brings a large amount of land development and municipal type engineering experience to the team.

Joshua Bevins

Architectural Technician / BIM Coordinator

Joshua is an Intermediate Mechanical Designer with four years of total experience. The bulk of his experience comes from detailed design and specification, layout, and delivery of detailed documents primarily associated with material handling in industrial plants.

Alex Jones

Architectural Interiors Intern

Alex is a part time intern assisting Stephanie with various Interiors related tasks including finish board assembly, materials research, space planning and 3D model development.

Jeff Rickfelder

Civil Engineering Intern

Jeff is a part time intern assisting our technical team with production tasks for a wide range of project types. 

Stephanie Vernier

Office Manager

Stephanie is our Office Manager and assists all staff with a wide range of tasks including: Billing/Invoicing, Marketing, Business Development, Internal Staff Organization, Technical Lunch & Learn Programs and general clerical support.   Stephanie is an integral part of the Seven Generations Team.

Michael Hawarny

Project Coordinator

Michael Hawarny graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a Masters of Architecture and  has 6 years of industry experience.  Michael is a Project Coordinator for Seven Generations a+e and has experience in all phases of the design process.

Piper Simmons

Civil Engineering Intern

Piper Simmons is a part time intern assisting our Senior Civil Engineer. Piper is assisting our engineering team with a variety of civil engineer focused tasks while she pursues her degree in Civil Engineering from Western Michigan University.

Contact Us

Seven Generations
4664 Campus Drive, Ste. 101
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
p: 269.585.2250


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