How it all began…

With a background in Finance and Construction, Aaron Fairchild sought to combine these disciples to create a business that was a force for good in the world. Family friend, Sam Lai, was running a successful home appraisal business and the two married their skills to create Green Canopy in 2009. Shortly after, Andy Wolverton was brought on to help manage the company’s finances, soon proving his ability to lead.



Andy is a third generation real estate manager and returned home to Portland in June 2019 to work from Green Canopy’s PDX office. He is an experienced finance professional and manages all aspects of Green Canopy’s capital, including his role managing the Company’s real estate debt funds. He graduated summa cum laude from Seattle Pacific University, where he played on the men’s soccer team for four years. He is an avid mountain biker, runner, outdoor enthusiast, and he still enjoys playing soccer. Andy is a Beta Gamma Sigma graduate of the Executive MBA program at the University of Washington.

Aaron Fairchild | CEO & Cofounder

Aaron has over 30 years in real estate construction, development and real estate finance. He is an experienced fund manager, real estate developer and curator of corporate culture and mindfulness development. Aaron is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Gabon, Africa where he built schools and homes for teachers, and holds an Executive MBA from the University of Washington. He was a two-term board member of Washington Environmental Council and the Master Builders Association and currently serves as a board member of Enhabit. Read Aaron’s story.

Sam Lai | Chief Acquisitions Officer & Cofounder

Sam has been overseeing the acquisition, re-design, and sales of Green Canopy Homes from the 1st project. Sam graduated from the University of Washington in the Arts and International Communications and has been a real estate appraiser and developer for over a dozen years.  He currently serves on the board of New Horizon’s Ministries, a non-profit in Belltown area of Seattle which connects with and provides services for homeless youth on their journey toward healing. Sam holds a Sustainability MBA from Presidio Graduate School.