After receiving a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Science in Urban Planning, Dr. Gary Sorensen began his career in the early 1970’s as an Environmental Engineer with the Medical Service Corp, 1st US Army. He returned to complete his Doctorate in Environmental Design.
Over the next 20 years he established a dual role as an environmental consultant and lecturer/professor at Texas A&M University and the University of Tennessee. Dr. Sorensen’s teaching was primarily in the field of engineering materials science to students in architecture, construction science and civil engineering. Research focused on alternative energy utilization, alternative materials, sustainable communities and the environmental impact of construction and building. As a landscape architect and land planner he focused on new business development with clients for housing, recreational and multi-use projects in the Central Texas area.
In 1994 he left Texas A&M to devote fulltime effort to found Ecology Export International (EEI) whose vision was to utilize the advancements in energy and environmental technology to give agricultural and industrial wastes a rebirth for the generation of electrical power and to manufacture building materials for civil construction. In 2000 EEI morphed into Reborne International and he continued to work with consultants and developers interested in creating sustainable built environments that are “green”, energy efficient, recyclable, spatially efficient, eco-friendly and whose materials promote good healthy environments and minimize adverse health effects.
For five years he consulted with Environmental & Occupational Health Data Systems (EOHDS) to identify workers who had been exposed to carcinogens in the workplace and developed latent diseases 20-30 years after their exposure. He interviewed some of the leading researchers in toxicology and toxicogenomics.
In 2007 he and Howard L. Selman created the Living Space (LSI) which focused on re-adaptive housing and creating multi- purpose sustainable communities. To promote LSI Sorensen’s Reborne International and Selman’s Global Gathering companies joined together to form the Reborne Global Trust. Sorensen and Selman are the Founding Trustees of the nonprofit.
In 2012 Sorensen founded ThermoNeutronics, LLC to fulfill a lifetime vision in solar/thermal and neutron energy and in 2013 co-founded the Marcellus Shale Water Group, LLC to address the restoring and recycling of water and recovery of resources from oil and gas shale waters.
In 2014 Reborne Global Trust is laying the foundation for the Reborne Global Trust Evergreen Fund to provide “seed money for equity” for embryonic global impacting technologies in the focused areas of energy, water, health and LSI communities.