Meet the Oak DD Team
PJ is a Cape Cod native and grew up visiting his dad in Connecticut where he learned the family trade of Carpentry. Being surrounded by mechanics and tradespeople in his family he quickly learned many additional trades including general contracting, landscaping, finish carpentry and more. PJ attended Hofstra University for communications and pursued a career in the corporate world building a knowledge base of marketing, sales and communications.
After years of corporate world experience, he started to take his skills as a manager and adapting them to his hands-on skills as a carpenter. The natural step was to start buying, fixing and selling real estate.
His philosophy is to buy the cheapest houses in the most expensive neighborhoods, looking for the worst of the worst, the house everyone else turns their nose at. In his mind every house has potential, you just need to buy it right. Some just need a bit more love than others...
PJ resides in Hingham Ma and does home renovation projects across the South Shore of Massachusetts. He lives with his wife Lizzy, and their two kids.
Oak DD's secret weapon!
What people don’t know is that for about 5 years Lizzy has moonlighted as the lead designer as she worked a full-time job in Athletics.
As she helped her husband PJ pick all the finishes in the homes we realized it was a skill that takes real patience and creativity. Lizzy also came to the realization that this was something she loved and was incredibly good at!
Since 2020 Lizzy now acts as the full-time Lead Designer at OAK DD. (Officially!)
She is in charge of working with our team members to pick every finish in our spec homes while helping organize the flow of materials to meet our aggressive deadlines.
An Australian native Jarrah moved to the states full-time 10 years ago and put his impressive list of skills to work as a project manager in construction. His avid talent as a carpenter, personable attitude, and unmatched attention to detail make for the perfect mix of skills to be a PM. (Not to mention his accent, people love it…)
Jarrah joined the Oak team in 2018 as a part-time PM and within two weeks went full time. He runs the day-to-day on our projects and keeps the wheels turning at lighting speed. Jarrah lives with his two kids and his wife in Hull.
Director of Project Coordination
Andrea grew up in North Carolina and developed a passion for decorating and home design at a young age. Coming from a family of architects and builders, Andrea learned quickly how to make a home beautiful and, at the same time, she could appreciate what aspects of a property really added value. Thirteen years ago she moved to Boston to focus on her career. It was a huge change for her but one that unknowingly laid the foundation of her future. After many years in corporate America, she decided six years ago to follow her dream and become a realtor and designer.
Andrea joined the Oak team in 2019 and manages our customer renovations as well as assists in sourcing design materials for all projects. Andrea also works as a licensed realtor at William Raveis in Hingham. She currently lives in Cohasset with her husband and two kids.
Kati grew up on the South Shore of Massachusetts where her love for New England architecture grew into a passion for interior design. Kati will soon be graduating with a degree in Interior Design from New England Institute of Technology and is excited to start her career designing beautiful, livable and functional spaces. Kati’s passion for interior design and quality construction stems from being what she likes to call a “professional homebody”. She believes that home is the most important place in our lives and it should be carefully designed and built for our specific needs. During her time at New England Tech, Kati has developed a wide range of technical and creative skills that are reflected in her work.
Creative Marketing Manager
Melanie Chandler-Blood graduated with a BFA in Ceramics from Massachusetts College of Art & Design. After graduating in 2010 Melanie attended Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, earning a Master of Arts in Teaching. She began her career as a High School Art Educator in one of the largest urban high schools on the East Coast, while also supporting the school leadership team in guiding students struggling with behavioral and emotional challenges. Melanie has presented at the National Art Education Association’s National Convention on “Curriculum with Criticality for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Over the past 10 years Melanie has led workshops and professional development surrounding Visual Literacy and Critical Multicultural Education and also served on the Alumni Leadership Board at MassArt. Melanie's fearless mind and creative eye led her to take a chance at a new career as the Creative Marketing Manager at Oak DD as the company's photographer and digital marketing creator while working with the Design Team and Heart of Oak TV. Melanie continues to work as an artist on the side and lives on the South Shore with her wife Devan.
Leigh K. Roy is a highly motivated and capable team player with more than 16 years of financial real estate experience, most recently having worked for Boston-based developer, Related Beal. As the Senior Accounting Manager, she is responsible for managing the daily accounting operations, all financial reporting and establishing proper accounting policies and procedures. Leigh’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, SHRM training, and numerous Microsoft applications certifications. She is a proud resident of Hingham where she raises two young children with her husband Adam. She donates much of her time and skills to fundraising campaigns and events on the South Shore and she was recently elected as Treasurer on the Executive Board of the Hingham Girls Softball organization.