Leadership & Team

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, Adjunct Professor at University of Minnesota (cCaps) and varied 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 (MN)
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 business initiatives including partnerships and staff performance – quality assurance measures.

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Korey S. Dean, Sr.

Tytist Dean, MBA | Assistant Project Manager, Financial Coordinator

Education: Master’s of  Business Administration, Entrepreneurship & Innovation – School of Business, Cedarville University (OH)

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration – Finance, cum laude, Dean’s List, Liberty University (VA)
Certifications: OSHA-10 Certified; First Aid / AED Certified

Tytist Dean, of EDEN Resources works among the Construction Project Management team as a Construction Project Financial Coordinator. Mr. Dean is a an emerging business professional, with keen interest and an eye for fiscal performance and construction operations. He is a reliable and responsible conduit that helps to staple project teams. He is most notably known for his collaborative spirit and consistently delivers on varied work tasks within the timeframes required to keep progression of the work on schedule. He is familiar with the construction processes, including basic plan, specification and contractual items. He understands well the pace of delivery; In kind, Tytist has consistently worked with Ms. Dean to view project performance trends and recommend improvement measures.

Natasha Brown, MS | Business & Project Administrator

Education: Master of Science, Sports and Exercise Science, West Texas A&M University (TX)

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, University of North Dakota (ND)

Bachelor of Arts, French Language and Literature, University of North Dakota (ND)

Certifications: OSHA-10 Certified; First Aid / AED Certified

Natasha Brown, of EDEN Resources works in business operations, project administration, and affiliate team divisions. Post-collegiate studies, Tash joined the firm as a Business & Project Administrator. Tash works with senior managers providing critical organizational support for core projects, various programs, clientele, and the team at large. Natasha serves as our Community Engagement Liaison for special projects. She is effective, skilled, and works successfully with varied technical teams as the conduit for clear communication. Ms. Brown is an essential team member to moving deliverables forward to meet client goals. Tasha is a detailed professional who enhances the quality of services we perform with project partners and team affiliates.

Joseph Grant, | Assistant Project Manager

Education: Pursuing, Bachelor of Science, Construction Management, Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN (2023 diploma tract)  

Accreditations & Certifications: OSHA 10 Certified

Joseph Grant, of EDEN Resources works among the Construction Project Management team as an Assistant Project Manager.   Joseph is an experienced constructor and most frequently manages capital program projects for EDEN Resources. His ease in working with clients, contractors, and external business parties are essential to the care he exhibits project to project. His experience includes special projects, program management, maintenance jobs, and major renovations-remodels. He’s accustomed to the standards of construction management and administration. His dedication and commitment to each job most oft(en), reflects the fundamental values of why, our clients and partners work with EDEN Resources.