Meet the Team

Justin Berg

President Justin Berg enjoys analyzing markets and connecting stakeholders to determine equitable and progressive solutions via hemp and real estate development. Creating the opportunity for access to healthy and attainable housing is at the forefront of our efforts. Implementing a circular economy example via the execution of building out the local hemp fiber/hempcrete economy is a prime example of the healthy, regional plays that Grassroots is designed to be of service to. 

Raised in Fargo-Moorhead, Justin received an accounting degree from Concordia College and an MBA from North Dakota State University. Justin is now raising his 3 girls with his wife, Christine Berg, also from Moorhead.

Justin is Licensed in ND and MN.

Sydney Kenny

Grassroots Development’s Sustainability & Design Coordinator, Sydney (Glup) Kenny, helps bring ideas into reality through open-hearted, playful facilitation and a keen eye for organized detail. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, a certificate for Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies from Cambridge University- Judge Business School in London, and is a Sustainability Excellence Associate through the International Society for Sustainability Professionals.

Her passion for sustainability combined with her love for macro-level social work provides a multifaceted perspective in the building/construction industry; focusing equally on how our projects benefit the environment, balance local/regional economies, and create space for healthy human development. Other passions include gardening, foraging, hiking & kayaking with her husband Nick, teaching & practicing yoga, and holistic healing through community connection, dance, song, herbal medicine, and nature immersion.