Inclusivity in the Field of Construction

Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Rachel Fixen
Panelist: Lindsey Love, Amanda Jane Albert, Jessica Retka

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Oct 16 2021


8:45 am - 10:00 am


Panel Discussion


Star Hall
Rachel Fixen


Rachel Fixen

Rachel Fixsen was a Community Rebuilds intern in the spring of 2017. She loved working with a diverse group of passionate people and learning to use unconventional techniques and materials. After her internship, she worked for an owner/builder in Moab on a blended strawbale/double stick frame house, then went on to work for a general contractor using primarily conventional building methods. She now writes for a local weekly newspaper the Moab Sun News, and still works a few hours a week on construction projects.

Sponsors/Other Organizers

Emily Niehaus
Emily Niehaus


  • Amanda Jane Albert
    Amanda Jane Albert
  • Jessica Retka
    Jessica Retka

    Jessica Retka is a handywoman and natural building consultant in Moab, Utah. Originally from Minnesota, she got her start in construction building grain bins during college summers. Afterward, she moved to Moab to intern with Community Rebuilds, which opened the door for her to work with multiple contractors that specialize in conventional and natural building. She spent several years with Moab-based Eco Logic, where she began site supervising and leading natural building efforts. Now she is still at it, running her own small business. She’s happy to be here.

  • Lindsey Love
  • Rachel Fixsen
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