KIM SCHWARTZBERG, Marketing and Communications Director

Kim keeps the office organized and keeps Jesse in line in the mornings. In the afternoons, she is home with their tween and twin two-year olds. She’s not sure which job is more difficult, but she uses a lot of the same skills!

SOHO, Security Director

Soho decorates the window of the Black Mountain office, and greets everyone who walks in the door. She occasionally reminds Black Mountain staff to go outside and enjoy the fresh air.

JESSE SCHWARTZBERG, Principal Architect

Jesse, a Saranac Lake native, returned to his hometown in 2011 to found Black Mountain Design Build, now Black Mountain Architecture. Jesse worked for six years as a finish carpenter here in the Adirondacks before he drove into the sunset with his truck and his dog to the University of Oregon, where he earned his Master’s degree in Architecture. He enjoys guiding clients through all phases of the design and construction process, striving for balance, beauty, and efficiency.