Barbara Stokes Brings Knowledge and Experience to Green Structure Homes Delivered

After a natural disaster, it is important that decent shelter be provided to victims whose homes have been destroyed or rendered uninhabitable and Green Structure Homes Delivered, based in Huntsville, Alabama, provides modular homes, as a contractor with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, that can be erected in just days on site using local labor since they’re built off-site using local materials. These modular homes are essential to rebuilding communities since in many cases, once people are forced to move away, they are unlikely to return since they provide shelter as well as jobs that are lost after major natural disasters. Learn more about Barbara Stokes at Crunchbase.

CEO Barbara Stokes and her husband, Scott Stokes COO, founded GSH in 2008 and by 2012 started manufacturing these small homes that can fit in someone’s driveway. The homes use wood and steel frames and have “real” kitchens and bathrooms. As well as being well built and safe, the homes are constructed with environmentally friendly materials. These buildings are mildew, mold and pest resistant and are customizable in order to accommodate any size family. Additionally, the buildings can withstand winds of up to 130 miles per hour. Also included in the design is a fire suppression system as an added layer of safety for the homes. Further, the roofs are made of reflective steel and incorporates R-19 value insulation making them energy efficient. Follow Barbara Stokes on

Barbara Stokes has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in the fields of Biomedical Engineering and Physics from Mercer University. She concentrated on Thermodynamics and Technical Communication courses and in addition, Structures and Properties of Materials, Circuit Analysis and received business experience at Pisces Company, a fish processing products company, and Boing before founding GSH. She has extensive experience in government contracting that she brings to GSH. Barbara actively volunteers in her community and is the mother of three.


Whitney Wolfe Is Back In Court With Tinder Once More

The last time Whitney Wolfe made headlines, it was because she sued her co-workers at Tinder. This time it is Tinder that is suing her. Whitney Wolfe left Tinder after a sexual harassment case began, a case which was settlement for only one million dollars.

On first glance, it appears that the lawsuit filed against Whitney Wolfe is frivolous.

After leaving Tinder, she started her own dating app called Bumble. It was an app with one interesting, unique feature: women had all the power. The app operated in much the same way as most modern dating apps. Users were given profiles and pictures of potential partners and they swiped left or right as a way of saying yes or no. When both parties have swiped yes on each other, they will be allowed to speak to each other through the program. Bumble’s unique feature is that women are the ones who are given the power to initiate contact; men merely had to sit back and wait for women who were interested to contact them.

Tinder seems to have an issue with Bumble using the swipe feature as a way to say yes or no. Whitney Wolfe says that their intentions are different though. Wolfe believes that Tinder is suing Bumble simply because Wolfe is refusing to sell her company. After negotiations between the two entities fell through, wolfe says that Tinder is resorting to dastardly techniques to run her out of business.

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“We swipe left on you,” a public response from Bumble read, in response to Tinder’s lawsuit. “We swipe left on your multiple attempts to buy us, copy us, and, now, to intimidate us.” the letter continued. “We’ll never be yours.”

About Whitney Wolfe

Whitney Wolfe’s most famous ventures are with Tinder and Bumble and for good reason. Her work in the dating app industry is revolutionary. She has been named Business Insider’s 30 Most Important women Under 30 in Tech, and was named one of Elle’s Women in Tech. She has also been featured in Forbes, wired Uk, and other prominent names in print.

Wolfe gained her education from the Southern Methodist University, and she majored in international studies. During her time in college, she began her first real business venture, selling bamboo tote bags. Whitney Wolfe is the wife of Michael Herd.

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