MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS TEAM

LESLIE HORN
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Leslie has 30 years of business development and leadership experience, including 10 years in the finance/insurance industry. Since 2012, Leslie has her focused efforts on bringing together the top experts in the real estate, engineering, marketing and legal fields across the country to serve in Three Squared teams. Leslie has built Three Squared into the North American leader in the Cargo Architecture space. The team has successfully attracted over $82 million of national projects to build in the next 36 months. Leslie also project managed the largest container apartment complex in the US.

BRECK CRANDELL
Director of Design

 

Breck Crandell, AIA is a licensed Architect in the state of Michigan and a graduate of Lawrence Technological University. He began his career at Hobbs + Black Architects in Ann Arbor, MI. After two years at H+B, he moved to San Francisco, CA where he worked at MBH Architects as project director’s assistant on Apple and Target retail stores. Upon returning to Detroit, Breck worked full time at H+B's Lansing office while he finished his MArch degree at LTU where he was awarded a traveling fellowship for his design work. His studies and travel took him abroad throughout India, Portugal, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and across the US. After Graduation, Breck started a freelance design practice working for clients throughout the Detroit area designing restaurants, retail spaces, apartments, homes, commercial buildings, and more. Utilizing his diverse skills including digital fabrication,  virtual reality technology, digital and multimedia 3D modeling, and construction experience - Breck now keeps one foot in academia as an Adjunct Instructor at Lawrence Tech while working as lead designer at TSI.

CLAIRE OLLILA
Sales & Marketing Manager

Claire is our team's primary point of contact with all those interested in building with Cargo Architecture. Chances are that if you've asked us about your project, Claire has been your go-to for all the resources you need to carry your project to the next level. Claire is our trusted lead in Cargo Architecture education, as well as keeping the world updated with our projects' exciting progress through our various marketing channels. Prior to joining Three Squared, Claire graduated Summa Cum Laude from Adrian's Honors College with bachelor's degrees in Environmental Studies and Spanish and a minor in Business. While there, she was awarded Most Outstanding Presentation for her year-long capstone project in sustainable campus housing which culminated in a comprehensive sustainability action plan for the college. 

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JEAN-CLAUDE "JC" ALTEN
Director of Project Management

With more than 30 years of professional experience, Jean-Claude “JC” Alten has successfully directed the delivery of well over 3 million square feet of new construction. Supporting clients from retail to technology, hospitality to corporate office, banking, museums and manufacturing, Mr. Alten has worked as a construction manager, consultant, owner’s project manager and representative overseeing new construction, tenant improvements, corporate restacks and relocations. After pursuing undergraduate studies in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design and Architecture at Michigan State University and Rochester Institute of Technology, Mr. Alten completed a graduate degree in Building Construction Management at New York University.

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NASIR GOULD
Development Associate

Nasir joins Three Squared as our committed Development Associate. He will work with us to create resilient projects across the globe. Nasir brings 10+ years of entrepreneurial experience. He was born and raised in the city of Reading, PA, and has been an entrepreneur since he was 14 years old. Nasir has been an advocate for building with shipping containers for 5+ years. His passion for community development lead to him purchasing vacant lots in his hometown. After that he became a Real Estate Developer, which allowed him to learn the fundamentals of how to run a successful business. Now, Nasir is the founder and CEO of The SubConscious Club and he is revitalizing the community he grew up in, starting with an innovative home in honor of his late Aunt Doris. His company is currently one of the fastest growing black-owned businesses in Arizona! Nasir thrives from sharing his knowledge with others while also being able to provide attainable housing solutions.

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NATHAN ICKES
Architectural Designer

Nathan Ickes is a recent graduate of Lawrence Technological University. He was the shop manager for three years at makeLab in Pontiac, MI, which is a fabrication studio used for research, industry sponsored projects, and international workshops. He has been part of multiple student study abroad teams traveling to Tirana, Albania in 2018 and Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 2019. Nathan stays involved at his Alma mater as an Adjunct Instructor teaching students digital fabrication prototyping  techniques and processes.  

PATRIC HORN
Founder & Executive Team Member

Patric brings 8 years of experience as a top sales manager for a Fortune 500 Company and 23 years of warehouse management for the fifth largest defense contractor to TSI as Chief Product Officer, overseeing the buildout of the factory and its processes, and managing the operating team. In 2007 Patric organized, managed, and facilitated the rehabilitation of 27 houses and two- family flats.  A large percentage of these homes required total makeovers including new electrical, plumbing, drywall, kitchens, baths, doors, windows, roofs, and additions. Patric’s hands-on construction experience began with the design and construction of his own 2,500 square-foot home in 1999.

RAOUL DAVIS
Chief Marketing Officer

Raoul brings 15 years of experience in branding and marketing. Raoul has helped secure a feature on HGTV's Container Homes and secured national media coverage with ABC News, Huffington Post, and USA Today.  Raoul plays a key role in leading the firms positioning in the marketplace and advising the CEO. Raoul has been invited to speak at small business forums in Egypt, The Caribbean, and UPENN while also being one of 100 small business leaders invited to a White House, U.S. Chamber, and U.S. Senate business forum in 2012.  Raoul is considered one of the foremost experts on CEO and executive branding.  He is a regular contributor to Forbes, Hoovers, and American City Business Journal.   He completed his undergraduate degree at Winston-Salem State University, and obtained his master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Delaware School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.

CORE TEAM

LESLIE HORN
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Leslie has 30 years of business development and leadership experience, including 10 years in the finance/insurance industry. Since 2012, Leslie has her focused efforts on bringing together the top experts in the real estate, engineering, marketing and legal fields across the country to serve in Three Squared teams. Leslie has built Three Squared into the North American leader in the Cargo Architecture space. The team has successfully attracted over $82 million of national projects to build in the next 36 months. Leslie also project managed the largest container apartment complex in the US.

BRECK CRANDELL
Director of Design

 

Breck Crandell, AIA is a licensed Architect in the state of Michigan and a graduate of Lawrence Technological University. He began his career at Hobbs + Black Architects in Ann Arbor, MI. After two years at H+B, he moved to San Francisco, CA where he worked at MBH Architects as project director’s assistant on Apple and Target retail stores. Upon returning to Detroit, Breck worked full time at H+B's Lansing office while he finished his MArch degree at LTU where he was awarded a traveling fellowship for his design work. His studies and travel took him abroad throughout India, Portugal, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and across the US. After Graduation, Breck started a freelance design practice working for clients throughout the Detroit area designing restaurants, retail spaces, apartments, homes, commercial buildings, and more. Utilizing his diverse skills including digital fabrication,  virtual reality technology, digital and multimedia 3D modeling, and construction experience - Breck now keeps one foot in academia as an Adjunct Instructor at Lawrence Tech while working as lead designer at TSI.

CLAIRE OLLILA
Director of Sales & Marketing

Claire is our team's lead for all things related to sales and marketing. Since joining Three Squared in 2017, she has helped educate thousands of people about Cargo Architecture and grow the company's new projects by roughly 600%.

 

Prior to joining Three Squared, Claire graduated Summa Cum Laude from Adrian's Honors College with bachelor's degrees in Environmental Studies and Spanish and a minor in Business. While there, she was awarded Most Outstanding Presentation for her year-long capstone project in sustainable campus housing which culminated in a comprehensive sustainability action plan for the college. 

JILL RAMIREZ
Project Manager & Architectural Designer

Jill's life-long pursuit is to rethink ordinary spaces and transform them into extraordinary experiences. She questions why the places people inhabit daily tend to be the least thoughtful in their design. Everyday spaces can be redefined from the quotidian realm into meaningful experiences that delight and inspire. 

 

Jill graduated in 2013 with her Architecture degree from Lawrence Tech and in 2015 with her Master in Architecture from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. She enjoys integrating creativity from design through construction while working with clients to curate their unique visions.

SALES & MARKETING TEAM

MADDIE PADILLA
Sales Manager

Maddie is our team's primary point of contact with all those interested in building with Cargo Architecture. She is your go-to for all the resources you need to carry your project to the next level.

 

Before Three Squared, Maddie spent 3 years coordinating projects for major semiconductor manufacturers in the US and around the world. Prior to that, she attended Michigan State University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biosystems Engineering.

EMILY GERMAN
Marketing Associate

Emily works with Three Squared, Inc. as a marketing intern, assisting the team in maintaining the company's online presence. She is currently pursuing an Accounting degree from Adrian College where she is a member of the Varsity Synchronized Skating Team and the Varsity Figure Skating Team. In addition to her studies as a member of the Honors College, she is secretary of the Refugee Outreach Collective club, Vice President of Member Experience for the Adrian College Chapter of Alpha Phi, a member of the Executive Board for the Adrian College Chapter of Mortar Board and secretary of the Accounting Club at the college. 

RICK COUGHLIN
Development Associate

Rick brings 25+ years of cross-sector experience in education, administrative leadership, sales, and enterprise technology integration to the role of Development Associate. From the entrepreneurial lessons of building a newspaper route at age 12, to being raised by an entrepreneurial engineer grandfather, and parents who did their fair share of real estate investing, to building a successful technology consulting business, he brings a lifetime of entrepreneurial experience.  His passions for technology, education, innovative land use, and community converge with his role at Three Squared as a champion advocate for the many benefits of using Cargo Architecture.  Rick joining the Three Squared team ultimately grew from his foray into the field as co-founder and CEO of Grove Studios. Grove is a 24/7 automated self-service creative studio startup focused on scaling music, audio, and visual production studios around the globe using a modular cargo architecture design called The GrovePod, which was co-developed and designed by Grove Studios and Three Squared.

Karlie Acord
Marketing Intern

As a marketing intern for Three Squared Inc., Karlie will be helping with the digital presence of the company. This includes writing blog posts and performing tasks to effectively display the mission and projects of the company. Karlie is currently a senior at Adrian College where she is studying English and Journalism. Her time at Adrian has strongly been dedicated to the College World newspaper. Where she began as a staff writer in 2018 and is now the Editor in Chief. Karlie has an incredibly strong passion for environmental issues, as well as fighting for more sustainable housing choices in our society.

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NASIR GOULD
Development Associate

Nasir joins Three Squared as our committed Development Associate. He will work with us to create resilient projects across the globe. Nasir brings 10+ years of entrepreneurial experience. He was born and raised in the city of Reading, PA, and has been an entrepreneur since he was 14 years old. Nasir has been an advocate for building with shipping containers for 5+ years. His passion for community development lead to him purchasing vacant lots in his hometown. After that he became a Real Estate Developer, which allowed him to learn the fundamentals of how to run a successful business. Now, Nasir is the founder and CEO of The SubConscious Club and he is revitalizing the community he grew up in, starting with an innovative home in honor of his late Aunt Doris. His company is currently one of the fastest growing black-owned businesses in Arizona! Nasir thrives from sharing his knowledge with others while also being able to provide attainable housing solutions.

ARCHITECTURAL TEAM

BRYCE COX
Architectural Designer

Bryce is a recent graduate from Lawrence Technological University. He joins the Architectural Design team at Three Squared while living in Detroit and pursuing a Master of Architecture from LTU. He has held leadership positions within the LTU AIAS Chapter as well as in the LTU Marching Band. Bryce is particularly interested in sustainable building process innovations as well as generative and interactive art and design.

JACOB CROOP
Architectural Designer

Jake graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in 2019, and received his Master of Science in Architecture from LTU in 2020. Jake is an artist and a relentless tinkerer that has hand built everything from furniture to race engines. He also has experience in the heavy industrial sector from both the architectural side and the fabrication side. Jake is committed to creative problem solving and innovation.

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JEAN-CLAUDE "JC" ALTEN
Director of Project Management

With more than 30 years of professional experience, Jean-Claude “JC” Alten has successfully directed the delivery of well over 3 million square feet of new construction. Supporting clients from retail to technology, hospitality to corporate office, banking, museums and manufacturing, Mr. Alten has worked as a construction manager, consultant, owner’s project manager and representative overseeing new construction, tenant improvements, corporate restacks and relocations. After pursuing undergraduate studies in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design and Architecture at Michigan State University and Rochester Institute of Technology, Mr. Alten completed a graduate degree in Building Construction Management at New York University.

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NATHAN ICKES
Architectural Designer

Nathan Ickes is a recent graduate of Lawrence Technological University. He was the shop manager for three years at makeLab in Pontiac, MI, which is a fabrication studio used for research, industry sponsored projects, and international workshops. He has been part of multiple student study abroad teams traveling to Tirana, Albania in 2018 and Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 2019. Nathan stays involved at his Alma mater as an Adjunct Instructor teaching students digital fabrication prototyping  techniques and processes.  

ADVISORS

PATRIC HORN
Founder & Executive Team Member

Patric brings 8 years of experience as a top sales manager for a Fortune 500 Company and 23 years of warehouse management for the fifth largest defense contractor to TSI as Chief Product Officer, overseeing the buildout of the factory and its processes, and managing the operating team. In 2007 Patric organized, managed, and facilitated the rehabilitation of 27 houses and two- family flats.  A large percentage of these homes required total makeovers including new electrical, plumbing, drywall, kitchens, baths, doors, windows, roofs, and additions. Patric’s hands-on construction experience began with the design and construction of his own 2,500 square-foot home in 1999.

RAOUL DAVIS
Chief Marketing Officer

Raoul brings 15 years of experience in branding and marketing. Raoul has helped secure a feature on HGTV's Container Homes and secured national media coverage with ABC News, Huffington Post, and USA Today.  Raoul plays a key role in leading the firms positioning in the marketplace and advising the CEO. Raoul has been invited to speak at small business forums in Egypt, The Caribbean, and UPENN while also being one of 100 small business leaders invited to a White House, U.S. Chamber, and U.S. Senate business forum in 2012.  Raoul is considered one of the foremost experts on CEO and executive branding.  He is a regular contributor to Forbes, Hoovers, and American City Business Journal.   He completed his undergraduate degree at Winston-Salem State University, and obtained his master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Delaware School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.

MARK MEYERDICK
Business & Security Counsel

Mark brings nearly 40 years of experience to TSI. Mark has legal experience in creation of securities offerings and Reg. D private placements, entrepreneurial startup ventures, public benefit corporations, mergers & acquisitions, commercial real estate development and the development of franchise businesses and regulatory compliance. In addition to his legal expertise, Mr. Meyerdirk consults with businesses for capital formation structures, complex contract negotiations, business plans, strategic plans, franchise business designs, internet project coordination, and represents professional speakers and personalities. Mark graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder, with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and from Washburn University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree.