Site Supervisor, Craftsman
Gerard Kellas joined the Triple Aught team in 2013. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, Gerard attended St. Presbyterian College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology. His interest in growing plants and travel lead him to Dorf Tirol, Italy in the Alps foothills where he worked for several years as farm manager of a 4 acre vineyard. The vineyard hosted study abroad programs as well as winery. He returned to the US in 2003 for a summer internship at Virginia Tech where he performed grapevine research. Continuing in the vineyard industry, Gerard worked for several more years at a northern Virginia vineyard and winery until he moved to Hillsborough, NC in 2009. His farming experience lead him to a local organic farm where he did carpentry for a custom home being built on the property. Enjoying the growing process of plants as well as the building process of construction, Gerard quickly learned carpentry as well as skilled craftsmanship.
Licensed Electrician, Craftsman
After a childhood spent exploring snake-infested creeks, a secret 19th century graveyard, and the martian landscape of an abandoned landfill near his hometown of Reidsville, NC, Ash Bowie earned a degree in International Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill, with a year abroad to study Spanish language and philology at the University of Seville. Along the way, trips to Morocco and his mother's ancestral village in northern Japan fostered his interest in linguistics and cultural anthropology, as well as design and aesthetics. In his twenties, Ash primarily worked as a guitar player, recording a number of studio albums and touring the US and Europe, which took him on adventures from Vilnius to Ljubljana to Cornwall and many places in between. After a decade of splitting time between Chapel Hill, Boston and San Francisco, he returned to settle down in 2002 and began a career as an electrician, eventually earning his electrical contractor's license. He lives near Hillsborough with his wife, their son, and a variety of animals. Ash joined Triple Aught in 2016.