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Robin Stephani, AIA Associate

Robin has 20 years of experience working in Design, Architecture and Construction. She is the current chair of the Sonoma County Housing Task Force and a founding member of Urban Community Partnership, a non-profit working on community driven development.

Robin founded 8th Wave in response to the area’s grave housing crisis with other known community and housing advocates, Scott Johnson and Skye Barnett, to focused on infill housing to help build stronger communities.


Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson is the General Manager and Planning Director at 8th Wave. He studied urban planning and economics at Sonoma State University and worked for a decade as an environmental analyst on large-scale planning and housing projects across California. In 2016 he began working with Urban Community Partnership, a housing advocacy nonprofit dedicated to developing healthy, sustainable, resilient cities. The fires of 2017 and the subsequent changes in land use and zoning laws inspired him to put those ideas to work at home in Santa Rosa. He co-founded 8th Wave, a public-benefit corporation that designs and builds stronger communities through innovative housing solutions.


Skye Barnett

Skye is the Director of Construction at 8th Wave. Skye has over 15 years construction experience and has built a variety of projects including public works, wineries, homes, retail and metal sculpture. He worked as a third party plan checker and inspection specialist throughout Sonoma, Napa and Marin.