Senior Energy Rating Administrator, with EnergyLogic since January 2013
I spent my childhood in Michigan and Ohio. After graduating from Purdue University with a B.S. degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Science, I moved out to Seattle, working a variety of jobs while climbing and skiing in the Cascades. I subsequently decided to further my education and attended the University of Idaho where I earned a B.S. degree in Geological Engineering. After graduating from Idaho I returned to Ohio to work for the Department of Natural Resources regulating oil companies’ brine injection wells. After several years in this position I made good on my commitment to myself to return out west and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area.
My work in California included hazardous waste site consulting, managing a grant program for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and working at two California Resource Conservation Districts where I worked with agricultural producers in the Central Valley to improve the quality of water flowing from their irrigated fields into the Delta. After 22 years I found the need for a quieter lifestyle than the metropolitan Bay Area offered. I also developed an interest in sustainable building and designing my own home. This interest led me to buy a piece of property in southwestern Colorado. In 2009 I threw caution to the wind and made the move to Montrose, CO from California.
Realizing that it might be good for a “green” builder to know something about energy efficiency, I discovered EnergyLogic and became a RESNET Home Energy Rater. I spent the next three years working with EnergyWise Consultants as a rater and energy auditor all along Colorado’s western slope prior to joining EnergyLogic in Denver. My interest in building science spans to natural building materials, and I have fostered this interest by helping to build straw bale homes in Carbondale, CO and on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. I have fun by mountain biking, hiking, and skiing. I also enjoy most sports, and in a perfect world the Detroit Red Wings would win the Stanley Cup every year.