Management team

Ryan Egan
Founder & CEO

Ryan Egan is a native Tucsonan who has been working in real estate his entire life. As the son of a commercial broker, he began tagging along to property showings at the age of 5. Since then, Ryan has worked in both residential and commercial real estate throughout the southwestern United States his specialty being unit entitlement and commercial development in San Francisco. While working in “The City,” it became apparent that large developments were driving longtime residents and middle-class workers out of the city’s center. Inspired by the tiny house movement and a commitment to attainable housing for all, Ryan now draws on his entitlement experience developing a completely new form of urban home ownership. After years of research and the support of his partner, Janelle Briggs, Ryan founded Stackhouse. Stackhouse is a revolutionary housing alternative to the high-priced options available to city dwellers over the last century.

Janelle Briggs
Co-Founder and Business Strategist

An author, speaker, brand strategist, entrepreneur, event manager and equal rights advocate, Dr. Janelle Briggs understands the value and beauty of humanity and, more importantly, how to empower others to disseminate a message of positivity and social change. Not one to shy away from hard work and multitasking, Janelle is the co-founder and business strategist for Stackhouse — a Tucson, Arizona-based container living company specializing in eco-friendly, elevated living alternatives to the rising cost of urban housing.

A lifelong lover of academia, Janelle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 2007 and 2009, respectively. While working toward her doctorate, Janelle performed extensive research in the areas of feminist and political theory — both of which beautifully intertwined to greatly influence her advocacy work. The additional education and experience catapulted her expertise, validating others’ perception of her skills while cementing her communication methods as accessible, inclusive and empowering. She received her Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University in 2014.

Randel Jacob

Randel Jacob has been a principal in the design-build profession since 1985 and is a 4th generation Tucsonan with family roots dating back to 1890. Jacob graduated from Sabino High School in Tucson in 1983, then obtained his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona in 1989. Jacob has extensive experience as an Architect, General Contractor and owner/ principal, and holds an NCARB certificate and am licensed in Arizona and Texas.

Jacob formed Randel Jacob Design Group, PLLC, a successful architecture and construction firm, in 1999. RJDG has completed over 130 design and construction projects ranging from complex residential projects, to the planning and feasibility of large scale commercial development. Using it’s many years of construction related experience, in January 2017, Randel Jacob Design Group pivoted the business focus to strictly Architecture and Construction Administration Services. With efficiencies in agile and mobile design and communication and analysis, RJDG is uniquely poised to succeed in this evolving economic climate.

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