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, Construction Assistant Project Manager/Coordinator

Education: MBA Candidate (2023), School of Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation – 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.

Tersoo Ityavyar, PMP, LEED GA, CPI |Construction Project Manager, Sr.

Education: Master’s of Architecture, School of Planning, Landscape and Design; University of Newcastle (Newcastle, UK)
Bachelors of Architecture, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Northumbria (Newcastle, UK)
Certifications: OSHA-10 Certified

Tersoo (TeH-soo) Ityavyar is an architectural, design, and project management professional with broad experience across various sectors or the business. University level studies in Architecture and the built environment have yielded distinguishments for excellence and high merit in the UK as a student. The same fervor was carried into professional practice. In the field of design and construction. Tersoo shows his earnest commitment as a leader; he is fully vested in building communities domestically and abroad. Mr. Ityavyar has more than 12 years of international design, construction, and project management advisory experience. He’s a well respected practitioner who drives both large and small projects to completion; Working collaboratively and in varied capacities with all project constituents. He’s a fluent and passionate communicator who drives project solutions forward. Notably, he understands well the interdependencies of the profession, making him a valued member among any team and project.

Christina Dunn, Construction Project Manager, Sr.

Christina Dunn is a tenured construction management professional, with experience across various sectors of the business including general contracting and subcontracting in commercial and governmental/federal markets. She has more than 15+ years in direct construction and administrative office experience. Ms. Dunn has served in the roles of Project Controls Manager, Assistant Project Manager for interior construction; she works closely with various project managers to prepare, track and submit proposals, letters of intent, subcontracts, change orders, submittals, requests for information, and job schedule changes for various jobs with concurrent schedules. Christina is self-motivated and works well within teams of all sizes and independently recognizes, trouble shoots and resolves problems within projects supporting project managers, estimators, subcontractors and vendors.

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.

Natasha Brown

Adaku Onwuka, MS | Construction Project Manager

Education: Master of Science, Medical Physiology, Case Western Reserve University (OH)

Bachelor of Science, Biology, Georgia State University (GA)

Adaku (Ad-a) Onwuka is an emerging business professional, who is highly driven, self-directed, and a strong communicator. Adaku is a unique addition to project teams as a coordinator/assistant project manager. Her native background of training and education is in healthcare; in kind she has invested a stable interest in project management and construction. Specific to project management, she has most successfully worked in social media communication platforms. Ms. Onwuka has completed an extensive and fully self-directed 100+ hours in project management coursework. Her compassion to move projects forward in a timely, accurate, and careful manner lends well to interior construction projects. Adaku is attentive and accustomed to completing assigned tasks ahead of schedule with high quality and professionalism.

Corey Curran, Construction Project Manager-I

Education: PACE Certificate of Project Management , Pace University (NY)

Associates of Arts, Business Administration, (Scholar, Honors) Rutgers University (NJ)

Certifications: OSHA 30 Certified

Corey Curran is a project and construction management professional with experience across various sectors of the business including general contracting in commercial and residential markets. Mr. Curran has 9 years of general contracting experience; as a testament to his commitment and fervor to the profession. Corey often asserts that he paid his way through college by working construction. Corey is an asset to project teams; he’s an organized and creative professional with proven project management skills. Mr. Curran has advanced through the profession in the roles of Project Manager, and Senior Project Manager; working to steer small-mid size project teams during all phases of the work. He’s is particularly insightful to meeting client based needs, including strong adherence to job schedules and budgets.