Natasha trained as an architect with A Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and Master of Architecture from the University of Arizona. She has worked in natural building materials, particularly with strawbale construction since 1997. She continued working in natural building materials through hands on classes ranging from earthen plasters, natural paints, earthen floors, and Japanese plasters. Since 2000, Natasha has been involved in green building materials, particularly environmentally friendly interior finishes. In 2003, Natasha opened Originate, a natural building materials showroom in downtown Tucson. Originate is a local and regional resource fostering conservation and sustainability in construction.