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The Peoples Tiny House Festival is back in Loveland

Tiny House Panel


Saturday (July 1st, 2023) — 1:00PM-2:00PM

Tiny House Regulations in Colorado and Standards for USA

Mike Schmidt

Chairman/CEO of Ensemble Ventures, LLC

Ensemble is a 20+ year business development company located in Colorado Springs, CO.  He is also the Co-founder and General Manager of Veterans Support Solutions, L3c, (a Veteran Transition Services provider and developer of VSS Veteran Villages). He was also the first Business Development Director of the Tiny Home Industry Association, (from 2016-2019). 

Mr. Schmidt is a strategic business development and tactical marketing and sales professional/ entrepreneur with integrated skills in both technology and marketing/sales disciplines. He has thirty-plus years of international start-up company experience and management-level consulting engagements with many clients, large and small.  Technical Skills include; new product design, development, project planning, software definition and creation, and product engineering prototype work, manufacturing support, and logistics.  Marketing/sales skills encompass; advertising, promotion, public relations, trade show coordination, publications design, direct mail campaigns, seminars, customer training, technical support, sales management, sales training, and account management. Mr. Schmidt’s Management experience includes; management of company profit centers, project teams, forecasting, budgeting, and start-up of companies in the US, UK, and Asia. Mr. Schmidt is comfortable with new start-up companies and product/service offerings. Have traveled extensively both domestically and internationally in the USA, Canada, Central and Latin America, UK, (Wales, Ireland, Scotland), Europe, Central and Latin America, Asia, and South Africa.

Eric Fried

Chief Building Official - Larimer County, Colorado

Eric Fried began his career with Larimer County as a combination building inspector in 1997. Before then, he worked for National Inspection Services in Fort Collins, the Westminster Building Department, and the City of Santa Rosa, California. In 2009, during the Great Recession, Eric moved laterally to become a Code Compliance Officer, handling
violations of both the building and land use codes, as well as other local ordinances and state laws. He became Larimer County’s Chief Building Official in 2012.

Eric is an ICC-certified Building Official and hold numerous other certifications for residential and commercial inspection and plan review. Among “other duties as assigned,” he is part of Larimer County’s internal Climate Smart/Future Ready sustainability team,
serves as Damage Assessment Coordinator in the county’s Emergency Operations Center during natural disasters, and is a member of the Colorado ICC Chapter’s Legislative Affairs Committee.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York (“You gotta problem with dat?”), Eric received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies from Harvard College in 1980. He worked in a wide variety of jobs before stumbling into the building code field in 1990.

Legal Tiny Homes in Colorado

Sunday (July 2nd, 2023) — 12:40PM-1:40PM

Tracy Baker

Owner of Tiny Building Experts

Co-Founder Tracy manages business, sales and process improvement for TBE and provides leadership, coaching and consulting for a number of Tiny House Industry Companies across the United States. Tracy manages the sales department and consulting for Trailer Made Custom Trailers, LLC since December of 2018, increasing revenue and production successfully while helping them through a move to the Western Slopes of CO and closing multiple new B2B sales partnerships for the organization.  

Right Sizing for Tiny Living

Sunday (July 2nd, 2023) — 2:00PM-2:45PM

Tricia Sinon Murray

Owner of All About Ease Organizing

I’m Tricia Sinon Murray, and I am passionate about helping you Simplify your life so you can Relax and Enjoy it! My company All About Ease Organizing LLC is an LGBTQ, woman-led business that understands decluttering can be daunting. Rest assured – our innovative and professional process moves swiftly with fun and enthusiasm, without judgment, each step of the way! 

Enthusiastic and high energy is how I feel about helping people declutter, rightsize, and get better organized! My mantra is Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without! My organizing style incorporates this in its entirety and is gentle and Zen. I guide and teach with kindness, help you stay focused, and cheer you on the entire way. My goal is always to transfer the skills to you, so you can easily maintain the unique systems we have created together.

As a self-proclaimed minimalist, I walk my talk! I relocated to Denver from Chicago in 2017. Restarting my business here, I transitioned from a 2,800 s.f. house to my 200s.f. tiny home case study with my 2 kids. Tiny right!? I know! I designed my 300 s.f. tiny home and had the shell built in 2020. Currently, I’m having a blast building out the inside! In business since 2007, armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design, I can ensure all your spaces are efficient, functional, and beautiful. All About Ease meets you where you are at, and we level you up from there!