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Glenn W. Jones—Principal and Chairman of the Board

Glenn Jones co-founded Shelterbelt Builders in 1978 and completed over 600 commercial and residential building and landscaping projects during the subsequent 15 years.  Following the re-building efforts of the Oakland Fire of 1994, he led the redirection of Shelterbelt to become the first Bay Area construction company focusing entirely on implementing habitat restoration and wildland vegetation management projects.  With over 30 years of construction business experience, Glenn now acts as Shelterbelt’s chief business advisor.  Glenn still pursues his interest in construction management and building with his company, On Time On Budget Inc, based in La Honda and San Francisco, California.  Glenn is a California licensed general building and landscaping contractor.

Glenn can be contacted at: [email protected].

Mark A. Heath— Restoration Biologist & Pest Control Advisor

Mark has a degree in biology from UC Santa Cruz and has worked over 17 years as a biologist and environmental educator for State and Federal resource management agencies and private biological consulting firms.  His past work has focused on wildlife and fisheries science until he discovered invasive weeds at Shelterbelt several years ago.  He is now considered an expert in invasive plant control and works collaboratively with wide variety of organizations such as Weed Management Areas, California Native Plant Society, and the California Invasive Plant Council to develop new and better methods to identify, respond to and manage invasive plants.  Mark is a licensed Agricultural Pest Control Advisor and holds a Qualified Applicators License in 6 pest control categories.  As Restoration Biologist & Pest Control Advisor, Mark prepares restoration plans, designs and manages projects, and still finds time to work in the field from time to time.

Desiree Dobbert— Human Resources Manager
Desiree manages payroll, benefits, and all human resources matters at Shelterbelt.  She earned a Bachelor of Administration Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Administration Degree in the Humanities from California State University, San Bernardino.  After graduation she moved to the Bay Area where she began her career in Human Resources.  Desiree joined Shelterbelt in 2009.   She currently lives in the East Bay with her husband and two adopted daughters.

Desiree can be contacted at: [email protected].

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