The People

Good characters make for good buildings

The Redfish Team is a boutique home builder that has designed and built personalized spaces since 1995. We focus on creating high-quality, small-scale communities through exceptional design, materials, workmanship, and location. We have no desire to become a big-box builder.

Beginning with Living Zenith at Liberty Park, we are exclusively committed to green building. We passionately learn, adapt and apply the best strategies to disruptively innovate responsible, eco-friendly building. We do this through energy efficient design, science-based research, and Passive House+ construction—including retro-fitting, new construction and infill development.

Mitchell Spence

Furniture designer and ski-bum turned developer/contractor

A lover of wood & design, Mitchell offers 25 years in the construction industry & a lifetime loving the outdoors. He is passionate about beautifying urban areas with functional infill; he is fascinated by clean energy, smart design, and reducing poverty through education. He is a helpless skibum cutting clean tracks in the Tetons & Rockies with his 4 kids. Creator of UT’s 1st Net Zero Community; Founder of Redfish.

Tiffany Ivins

Social activist and rural Himalayan teacher turned designer/developer

Founder of Redfish; 10 years in construction industry with emphasis in green building; studied International Development at Oxford University and BYU with Doctoral/Masters research in Himalayan villages exploring appropriate technologies, solar energy, and line of sight internet relay. Expertise: proposals, realtor duties, and liaising with engineers, architects, and designers.

Sam Jensen Augustine

Environmental botanist and mate connoisseur turned energy engineer and architect

Energy and Sustainable Design Consultant for Redfish; 12 years in green design and construction; studied Architecture at the University of Oregon; Ginsberg Fellow USGBC; Manager PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center; Expertise: cost effective energy efficiency, whole building systems and integrated design approach to building design construction and delivery.

Christian Redd Ivins

Slalom skier extraordinaire turned financial strategist

Financial Advisor and Accountant for Redfish; over 10 years experience in accounting/finance industry; studied Accounting and Business Management at Utah State University (Huntsman International Scholar); intern with Deloitte in London. Expertise: Accounting, financial research on trends, opportunities and feasibility studies.

Jay Griffith

Marketer/designer/environmentalist turned cheerleader for net zero homes

Designer/Outreach Director for Redfish; 29 years of design and advertising for large and small companies; studied graphic design at the University of Utah, taught typography at Brigham Young University; passionate about learning, the environment, health, and people’s welfare; Expertise: design, art direction, concept creation and implementation, sustainability, facilitating dialogue and connections.