Meet the Growing Spaces Team!

Each team member at Growing Spaces is dedicated to Customer Support and making sure every Growing Dome Greenhouse customer is successful. We will guide you through the process step by step, from site planning, greenhouse building permits, HOA, simple customized quotes, shipping, installation options, planting bed design, and organic soil, and of course, we will help answer any of your greenhouse gardening questions! We love to talk about geodesic greenhouses and gardening! Contact us anytime Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm Mountain, or visit us in Pagosa Springs, Colorado! You can learn more about each team member in their Bios below.

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Lem Tingley

Chief Growing Officer

My wife Liz and I acquired Growing Spaces in April 2018. We were initially attracted to the company as a Colorado-based manufacturing company making innovative and environmentally friendly products. We were excited to promote sustainable and healthy lifestyles through the manufacturing and installation of the Growing Dome.

I graduated from CU Boulder in Mechanical Engineering, and have been working for Colorado-based manufacturing companies for the last 25 years. My core values revolve around efficiency, superior quality, exemplary customer experience, and conscious business practices. We look forward to expanding our services, improving our capabilities, and enabling more customers to grow healthy and nutritious food year-round without external power!

Liz Tingley is a VP of Operations for a payment integrity provider to the healthcare industry. We live in Golden, CO with our three teenage boys. We love to travel, ski, hike, play board games, and watch our boys play soccer.

Jason Perry

Growing Dome Advisor

My time with Growing Spaces began in 2023. In the last 20 years, I explored many roles and opportunities in fields such as avian conservation, wildland firefighting, meteorology, construction, and retail grocery management. I feel like my connection with nature began intuitively at a young age, nothing could keep me indoors, and my experiences as an adult, whether participating in a college community garden, bicycle-touring throughout the US, or exploring any place where I found myself, all furthered my love of the life that is always present underfoot.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Texas A&M University and spent time studying marine biology before finishing with the weather degree. Learning is my favorite endeavor and I approach customer service with the belief that every person deserves respect and has something to teach me.

I am very happy to represent Growing Spaces and excited to guide our fellow Dome enthusiasts along their path to ownership and into the culture of love and community that we have fostered for 30 years.

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Kelly Jones

Growing Dome Advisor

I moved to Pagosa Springs in Nov 2023 to be close to my son and his family. After seeing a Growing Dome on the riverfront here in town I was in love with the product so I came to Growing Spaces to purchase my own Dome. I ended up with a new job as a Growing Dome Advisor!

Worked in the fitness industry for 25 years as a trainer and in Corporate fitness at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton OR. I love promoting a healthy lifestyle by working out, eating real food, and getting outside in nature. Spend my time away from work gardening, hiking, and hanging with my French bulldog & granddaughter GiGi.

Joshua Price

Maintenance & Supply Coordinator

I moved from Oklahoma to Pagosa Springs in 2021. I started with Growing Spaces in 2024 as the Maintenance & Supply Coordinator.

I spent the last 18 years in telecommunications, and decided I wanted to try something new. I spend most of my time outside of work building my home from the ground up. My wife and I love animals, hiking, music, and hanging with a great group of people out here in Pagosa Springs.

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Shelby Lucero

Social Media Coordinator

I graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2018 with a BA in Environmental Studies. I tried my hand at working in the corporate finance world but quickly realized that I needed to do something more fulfilling. I began working for Growing Spaces in August of 2020 and have had the pleasure of working in many departments. I enjoy being a part of this amazing team that helps others achieve their dream gardens!

In my spare time I enjoy working in the 15’ Growing Dome that my husband and I share. (We love this company and product so much that we both work here!) I also enjoy paddle boarding the high alpine reservoirs with my pup, spending time with family, and relaxing in the natural hot springs.

Shane Martin Smith

Videographer

I graduated from film school in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and went on to work internationally as a Cinematographer. I worked for various companies such as Show Time, Netflix & Universal Studios before landing in Colorado where I worked on a show that happened to be filming in Pagosa Springs. I fell in love with the area and decided that I didn’t want to leave. Sitting in a local restaurant, I happened to strike up a conversation with Lem Tingley. I was telling him how cool I thought the geodesic greenhouses were and how I was hoping to get involved with a forward-thinking company like Growing Spaces. I had no idea that the guy I was talking to, had just purchased that very company. Not long after, I would go on to become Growing Spaces full-time videographer.

When I’m not operating a camera for Growing Spaces: I enjoy spending time with my wonderful person, Amber, and our two dogs Rocky & Angus. We both enjoy rock climbing, skateboarding, and most outdoor activities. We also own and operate an art studio called Digital Disenchantment. There, I offer authentic, one-of-a-kind, Wet Plate Collodion photography; commonly referred to as Tintype Photography, and Amber offers tattoo work with 10+ years of experience.

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Laura Dollar

Marketing Coordinator

Having lived in Pagosa since 2001, I’m very familiar with Growing Spaces and have been interested in their geodesic dome design since we moved here. I got my start in gardening in the challenging conditions that Pagosa has to offer. In a previous role with the Southwest Land Alliance, I was able to contribute my graphic design services to the Geothermal Greenhouse Project, which features these unique domes.

When I’m not working, I’m camping and exploring with my husband and dog, or I may be found tinkering with new creative projects like knitting or picking the mandolin.

I’ve worn a lot of hats over the years and am excited now, in the spring of 2024, to be joining the marketing team and supporting the Growing Spaces community.

Tina Jones

Marketing & Social Media Assistant

I joined Growing Spaces in 2021 as a gardener and now work with the Marketing and Social Media department. Formerly I was a kindergarten teacher and then worked as a Gardener and Volunteer Coordinator at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Hawaii.

Since moving to Colorado I worked in the veterinary field and have been involved in therapy dog work visiting hospitals, schools, and libraries with a national therapy group. My previous dog and I also worked as a crisis response team helping those affected by crises or disasters and were deployed through Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Response. Muppet and I are now a crisis response canine-handler team! Outside of working and volunteering, I love growing native plants and flowers at home, hiking, photography, and hanging out with my husband and our dogs.

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Matt DeGuise

Production and Installation Manager

I have worked at Growing Spaces since 2011, starting as a dome installer, later as the Production Manager, and now as Installation, Maintenance and Turn-Key Greenhouse support and project management. When working in the shop I prefer to listen to Sirius XM channel 23 the Grateful Dead or channel 60 Outlaw Country. In my free time I enjoy gardening, rafting, and hiking with my wife and dog. I spend my winters as a ski instructor, but look forward to returning to Growing Spaces every spring.

Destiney Hilsabeck

Controller

I began working with Growing Spaces in the spring of 2011. Hired to answer telephones, I was soon coordinating our installation teams for builds and maintenance, as well as processing parts orders and offering customer support. Having grown up living off the grid, I learned the importance of renewable resources and conservation at an early age. Growing Spaces has helped me to foster these lessons from my childhood as well as help guide me towards a healthier lifestyle. I like to spend my free time with family and friends on the river—rafting or tubing. Also playing with my two dogs. Come winter, I like to snowboard, but am also a sucker for cuddling up by a warm fire with a good book.

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Richard Miller

Growing Dome Educator and Customer Success Adviser

Greetings All, Richard Miller here! I’m a Vietnam veteran, master gardener, and the retired vent maker. I used to make all the vents for each Growing Dome and did for as long as I can remember. Years ago, I was a professional in commercial steel design, fabrication, and erection. Awarded even, several times, however, that didn’t stop the company I worked for from filing bankruptcy and, sorry to say, losing my full retirement! Now that I look back on it, if that didn’t happen I would never be writing this. I wouldn’t have had the time of building vents for each and every one of you. And now, I get to share even more of my time in your gardening adventure as the Growing Spaces educator and ambassador! Be it backyard gardener, communities or a school to add gardening to curriculum, I am there. What an honor to support you all in your Growing Dome experience!

The Production Crew!

All of our kits are built right here in Pagosa Springs by our experienced team. Most of our materials are also sourced in the USA.

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The Installation and Maintenance Crews!

Our friendly installation crews have years of experience building Growing Domes, and will have your project complete lickety-split! Or choose the Supervisor Only options if you want to get hands-on with building your dome, and get expert advice every step of the way.