About Lisa & Ron, founders of GreenNest.com
In 2002, Lisa Beres, a former interior designer, started feeling run down and tired all of the time suffering from chronic fatigue, sinus infections, hormone im¬balances and lowered immunity after moving into a newly remodeled home. She was well aware of the abundance of toxic materials that exist in homes today from her experience as an interior designer, but was unaware these materials can off gas as dangerous chemicals into the air we breathe (ie: that “new home smell”). Lisa then began a journey in search of answers. After much research and a dozen doctor visits, she came to the conclusion that her house and products within the home were making her sick!
It was through her research that Lisa decided to become a BBEC/Building Biologist (Building Biology —a study derived from Germany which encompasses how buildings impact life and the living environ¬ment). With her B.A. from Arizona State University already under her belt, she then decided to incorpo¬rate her two passions in life–interior design and health. After making the necessary adjustments in their home, her health gradually improved to a 180 degree turnaround and she and her husband Ron decided to help other people in their endless efforts to attain optimal health. Together with Ron who earned his B.A. from George Mason University, they chose to seek “greener pastures.” In addition, Ron is also a BBEC/Building Biologist and he and Lisa are also Certified Green Building Professionals.
Husband/wife team, Lisa and Ron Beres are the founders of www.GreenNest.com, eco-experts, authors and professional speakers with in the green movement. They have educated southern Cali¬fornians on “How to Live a Green Life” at Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference joining A-Listers including: Warren Buffet, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jennifer Lopez, Bono, and others.
Green Nest’s founders, Lisa and Ron Beres, are rec¬ognized consultants in the green movement and have become media personalities championing the cause of all-natural products that nourish the body while reducing our carbon footprint. Through their Healthy Home Consultations, they have assisted celebrities including Trista and Ryan (ABC’s Bachelorette) to create a healthy and green nursery for baby Max and consulted with fortune 1000 companies in green corporate initiatives.
Lisa & Ron are thrilled to announce the release of Just GREEN It! Simple Swaps to Save the Planet and Your Health (Running Press; April 2010). They are also the authors of the Learn to Create a Healthy Home! and The 9 to 5 Greened: 10 Steps to a Healthy Office. Additionally, Lisa is the author of the chil¬dren’s book, MY BODY MY HOUSE and Your Home Through Green Colored Glasses with Sally Jessy Raphael. Lisa has been a guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio and is a regular green corre¬spondent for the Sally Jessy Raphael Radio Show. Together, the Beres’ have appeared on Fox and Friends, The Today Show with Matt Lauer, Chelsea Lately on E!, Discovery’s Greenovate, The Doctors and Living Well with Montel Williams. They served as advi¬sory board members for Cal State University Fuller¬ton’s green building program and Lisa has served on the board of directors for the Institute for Building Biology & Ecology. Giving back to chari¬ties, the community and supporting green practices such as wind energy can also be found in their Eco-efforts link online!