We believe in being good neighbors.

To us that means smiling and saying hello; fostering local partnerships; playing an active role in the community; and supporting causes that have a measurable, local impact. Caitlin and Ryan have called Boston’s North Shore home for nearly 15 years. Together, with Team Red Barn, they have volunteered for, and supported, a variety of locally-focused organizations and causes. 

We are proud to have provided pro bono architectural services to the following organizations:

Three Sisters Garden Project, Ipswich

Three Sisters Garden Project is a community farm working to make local food accessible to all. They practice and promote sustainable agriculture, stewarding the earth and our community. Three Sisters grows and provides fresh produce through sliding-scale Community Supported Agriculture shares and through a unique collaborative of food access partners, reaching people in 17 cities and towns across the North Shore. Finally, the organization connects to the community by welcoming volunteers and educating the next generation of farmers, land stewards and food system advocates.

Citizens Inn, Peabody

Citizens Inn works on an individual basis to help families and individuals who are experiencing a housing crisis or food insecurity. Their programs – Citizens Inn Between, Citizens Inn Transition, Citizens Inn Homes, and Citizens Inn Haven from Hunger – are designed to help families and individuals prepare for and transition to a sustainable life by providing a safe place to stay and a meal on the table, and tools to empower families and individuals to find permanent solutions to break the patterns of instability in their lives.

Northeast Arc, Peabody

Northeast Arc was founded in 1954 by parents of children with developmental disabilities who wanted to raise their sons and daughters as full members of the community. By having the courage to challenge professionals who told them their children could not be educated and would not live to become adults, these parents created the systems that enabled them to attend public schools, develop friendships, reside in the neighborhoods of their choice and earn a paycheck.

Community Involvement

Ryan McShera
Board Member
Ipswich Family YMCA

Ryan McShera
Board Member, Baseball Committee and Coach
Manchester Essex Little League

Ryan McShera
Past Member
Ipswich Public Safety Building Committee

Caitlin McShera
Past Member
Applewild School Board of Visitors

Caitlin McShera
Board President
 Magic Years Cooperative Preschool, Manchester-by-the-Sea

Organizations We Support

The Trustees
Manchester Community Center


Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

Requests for Support

We love our community and encourage locally-focused, registered nonprofits to reach out with specific donation, sponsorship or design service requests. Please include 501c3 documentation in your initial outreach. We look forward to hearing from you!