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Our Team

Our People

Colie Dooley
Chief Executive Officer

Founder

In 2019, Colie L Dooley launched Green Hybrid Habitat as a legacy project with the promise of “Giving Back.” Based in Wilmington, NC, Colie and his team incorporate all aspects of the real estate process for the benefit of every potential homebuyer. Colie is driven by passion and purpose, having spent nearly fifty years mastering the art of developing, designing, building, and selling residential real estate.

 

Colie entered the residential real estate market as a sales associate at the age of twenty-seven. Over the next decade, he acquired his NC Real Estate Broker’s License, NC Building Contractors License, and the prestigious Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation from UNC-Chapel Hill. He set his goals on becoming one of the most knowledgeable realtors in the Carolinas. Through hard work, determination, imagination and innovation, Colie achieved abundant success and prosperity as a ‘niche’ builder by implementing revolutionary and unconventional building methods, designs and techniques other local builders soon adopted. 

 

Throughout his career, Colie would build approximately 400 custom homes with one-quarter of the homes being modular construction. With his extensive knowledge, skills and experience in the construction industry, Colie learned many invaluable lessons during those years. There would be several factors that influenced him to consider redefining the residential market and formulating a strategy to transform the building industry.

Tres Dooley

Born: October 11, 1968 – Heaven Bound: December 12, 2014

Tres was born in Charleston, SC and moved to Wilmington, NC at the age of 3. He graduated from Laney high school then moved to Seattle, WA where he received his degree as a professional diver from the Diver Institute. He moved back to Wilmington, NC and attended Cape Fear Community College where he received a degree in Marine Biology.

At the age of 23, his father Colie Dooley, “drafted” Tres into the family building business. As with everything in life, he exceled at everything he did. He passed the SC Residential Builder License the first time and was his father’s right hand man in building thriving businesses. His motto, which was on the back of his business cards was, “We do the job right even when no one is looking”.

Tres suffered a “widow maker” heart attack at the age of 43 and survived. Three and half years later, on the evening of December 12, 2014 , he suffered another and was taken from this earth.

Alicia Zimmerman
President/Owner/Cofounder

Ariel Schoonmaker
Artist in Residence

A newcomer to North Carolina, Arleen is a native of Maryland, who recently decided to relocate her family to the beautiful and historic port city. Despite restrictions, they have acclimated and plan to make Wilmington their new permanent home.

Arleen has always had a passion for learning. From an early age, she enjoyed coaching, teaching, and mentoring children of all ages. She attended Salisbury University and earned a BS Degree in Education. In the classroom, her teaching skills flourished while working at a private school that integrates a highly structured, hands-on Montessori approach. The method of teaching believes children have a natural love of learning and recognizes every child is unique and processes information in various ways, accommodating all learning styles.

Building upon her teaching expertise, Arleen was able to thrive in the retail fitness equipment industry. Her individualized selling approach was instrumental in making her a leader in sales and management.

Arleen is excited to join the team at Green Hybrid Habitat. She is eager to introduce and acquaint potential investors and clients to the first innovative, yet affordable, Eco-Intelligent Smart Homes builder in the country.

Arleen Madruga
New Home Consultant

 

Jeff is a North Myrtle Beach native and has 30+ years of experience in the construction business. He has worked side by side with Colie Dooley, CEO on many residential projects for over 20 years. His experience and knowledge has been invaluable since the inception of Green Hybrid Habitats. Jeff will be overseeing the construction of all GHH homes.

Zora Chris Adkins is the special council to Colie Dooley-CEO and is an investor partner. Chris oversees the mortgage financing options and is the realtor consult for Green Hybrid Habitats. In addition, Chris is currently building the first Green Hybrid Habitats home in Sunset Beach, NC.

Jeff Montgomery
Executive Director Over Residential Construction

Zora Chris Adkins
Special Counsel to CEO

Meet our accomplished residential designer: Casey Sumner of Sun Shack Design Solutions, LLC

With an unwavering passion for creating stunning living spaces, our residential designer is a true visionary in the world of interior and architectural design. With a rich portfolio spanning over 20 years, he has consistently transformed houses into homes, infusing each project with unique character and functionality. 

From concept to completion, Casey's creative prowess shines through every step of the design process. Their keen eye for detail ensures that no element is overlooked. Casey takes pride in working closely with clients to understand their preferences, needs, and lifestyles, allowing them to craft personalized and harmonious environments that reflect the individuality of each homeowner. 

With an extensive knowledge of the latest design trends, sustainable practices, and cutting-edge technologies, our designer states ahead of the curve, consistently delivering innovative solutions. He is committed to creating spaces that not only captivate aesthetically but also enhance the functionality and comfort of the home. 

When you choose our residential designer, you are not just hiring a professional but a partner in turning your vision of an ideal living space into a breathtaking reality. Experience that transformational power of design with our dedicated and talented residential designer. 

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Casey Sumner 
Residential Designer

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Tammy Bruestle

Executive Assistant II

Tammy Bruestle a recently retired New Hanover County school administrator has joined our team. She has been in Wilmington, NC since 1989. She attended UNCW and never left the area. Tammy has always been a child advocate and continues in retirement as a volunteer for the Cape Fear Guardian Ad Litem program. In addition, to education, Tammy has been a closing agent in the mortgage business for over 10 years. 

Tammy will be Colie’s “right-hand person” supporting him through the day-day operations of Green Hybrid Habitats. She is very personable and enjoys working with others and watching their dreams of home ownership come true. 

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We're happy to have Neil as a part of our team for a seamless home-buying process. 

He's honest, responsive, and an expert negotiator. 
Neil is focused on customer service, not winning 'top producer' or 'top sales' awards. He spends his time helping customers and his ‘awards’ are customer compliments. He is a North Carolina native and was initially licensed in 1995. With an MBA from Campbell University and more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience negotiating with the largest and most powerful retailers in the world, he will always be honest with you, respond promptly, and protect your interests.

Neil Casstevens

NC Licensed Real Estate Broker & Realtor

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Pastor Tom Gore
Pay It Forward Administrator 

Having had the honor of serving God through churches, church plants and state conventions in New England, North, and South Carolina, Tom is blessed to be able to serve with Green Hybrid Habitats. Born in Camden, S.C., and educated at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., and Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., Tom resides in Little River, S.C. with his wife, Michele, of 27 years. Tom currently serves with the South Carolina Baptist Convention on the Church Planting Team. He considers it a joy to be Dooley’s pastor and friend.

Tom and Michele have been able to call Colie and Frances friends for the past 10 years. A wonderful relationship that began at River of Life Baptist Church in Sunset Beach, N.C. where the theme verse is Psalm 84: 11, ‘For the Lord God is a sun and shield, the Lord gives grace and glory, he does not withhold the good from those that walk with integrity.’ We believe that church is not somewhere you go, but rather the church is the body of Christ that sacrificially serves others in the name of Jesus. Our motto is ‘Don’t just go to church, be the church.

Under the skillful and humble leadership of President Alicia Zimmerman and CEO Colie Dooley, a Pay It Forward Program has been established to assist local ministries. Twenty percent of GHH's net profit will be donated to organizations and ministries to prosper the beautiful name of Jesus. Managing GHH’s Pay It Forward Program is a task that Pastor Tom is excited to lead.

In Luke 8, the seed is the Word of God that bears much fruit. GHH believes that as a Christian-born company, we will bear much fruit in the name of Jesus. By utilizing twenty percent of the net profits, we plan on sowing many seeds with various organizations for the Glory of God.

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