Roger joined Midstate Construction (Petaluma) as President in 1977, leading the company’s work on award-winning projects in the hospitality industry, multi-family residential and affordable housing, education, retail, office, winery, and medical facilities. The firm has developed a portfolio of award winning projects, including many LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-level projects, including the Pepperwood Preserve (LEED NC 2.2 Gold Level), the h2hotel in Healdsburg (LEED Gold), The Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Services Center of Santa Rosa Junior College, East Washington Center, Petaluma (LEED Silver), Harmon Gardens, Berkeley (LEED Platinum), and the Petaluma Health Center. Midstate has received several Gold Nugget Best in the West Awards, the first Non-Profit Housing – Partners in Community Development Award, a Top 500 North Bay Company and numerous Best Project awards by the North Bay Business Journal, the National Preservation Award, and Best Places to Work in the North Bay Award. Roger currently serves on the board of the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation; he formerly served on the State Board of Associated General Contractors, Associated General Contractors of CA, North Bay Industries, the Kenwood School District, and Sonoma Country Day School. Roger earned his BA in economics from Claremont Men’s College and a BS and two MS degrees from Stanford University. He lives in Sonoma with his wife, Monica Soiland Nelson. The couple has one son, Marc, and a ‘blue’ Newfoundland, Pearl.