Leadership & Staff

Mariaha M. Dean, MAEL, LEED AP | Principal Owner

Education: Master of Arts Executive Leadership, Business; Liberty University (Va)
Bachelor of Science, Fine Arts and Interior Design, University of Louisville (Ky)
Certifications: LEED AP, OSHA-10, Lead Renovator II
Accreditations: Executive Board of Directors, Mn Governor’s Workforce Development Board, Committee Chair – Equity; Association of Women Contractors (Mn), Minnesota Minority Goods & Services Association, and varied consulting local boards of directors

Mrs. Dean developed EDEN Resources in early 2009 during economic lows and political high tides. Her professional experience spans both design and construction disciplines. Through the years, she advanced through the ranks starting as a project designer, then an assistant project manager, and project manager; these years of developmental tenure she affectionately refers to as the pre-EDEN experience. Mid-career, Mariaha has been a key influencer in various leadership forums including business and equity. Currently, she is focused on providing leadership and steadied-growth for EDEN Resources, while concurrently assuring equitable inclusion and exposure of construction and professional / technical careers to young, ethnic individuals entering the future workforce.

Mariaha Dean

Korey S. Dean, Sr., Co-Owner, Business Liaison

Education: Bachelor of Science, Sociology & Youth Studies; University of Minnesota
Accreditations: DeVoss Urban Leadership Graduate, Minneapolis and NFL All-Pro Dads, Tony Dungy

Mr. Dean, Sr. is Co-Owner of EDEN Resources and serves in the role of Business and Community Liaison. Korey’s leadership and development experience partnered with reputable influence in serving communities of diverse groups of varied demographics, positions him well to work collaboratively with our contractors and clientele. Korey is responsible for advancing job specific and program initiatives towards completion.

Korey S. Dean, Sr.

Tianna J. McKinney, MBA | Project & Business Administrator

Education: Master of Business Administration, Management; West Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Business Administration, Management; University of North Dakota
Accreditations: Parallegal Certification, currently pursuing

Ms. McKinney joined EDEN Resources as a project intern in 2012; post-collegiate studies, she returned to the firm as a Business & Project Administrator. Tianna works with senior managers providing critical organizational support for core projects, clientele, and the team at large. She is highly effective, skilled, and works successfully with varied technical teams as the conduit for clear communication. Tianna is an essential team member to moving deliverables forward to meet client goals and support our team affiliates.

Tianna J. McKinney

Christopher J. Dean | Project Intern-II

Education: AVID Student; Roseville Area High School (MN)

Christopher Dean, is a second year intern for EDEN Resources; he serves in varied project support roles including estimation quantity take-offs, feasibility studies and project developmental efforts.

Christopher Dean