As Minnesota preserves and pickles in preparation for winter, we want to showcase some new staff who've joined our team in the past few months! With their support, our programs, policy goals, and research will continue to help Minnesota homes and buildings stay warm.
Sage joins the workforce development team with experience as a housing rehab specialist and certifications in Building Analyst, Energy Auditor, and Quality Control Inspector from the Building Performance Institute.
The accounting department welcomes Laura who has a finance background in a variety of industries, from construction to nonprofit healthcare, and a BA in accounting and an associate degree in computer information systems from Western Governors University.
As an energy counselor, Finneas brings strong customer service skills from his background in food service and retail and technical knowledge from previous coursework in wiring, energy efficiency, and building science.
Paolo is joining the Partners in Energy team with community planning experience as the lead of a farmers’ market organization and a consciousness research assistant. He received a BA in U.S. history and environmental studies from Wesleyan University.
Dan joins CEE with 27 years’ experience performing energy audits and ratings, weatherization and HVAC repairs, consultations, and analysis, as well as delivering trainings and presentations for clients in both new construction and the existing buildings market.
Jaea Vang, HR Manager
The human resources team welcomes Jaea with over eight years’ HR experience spanning the K-12 education, transportation, manufacturing, and healthcare sectors. Jaea holds a BA in communication studies and an MA in public and nonprofit administration.
As a new research engineer at CEE, Grant will be applying his six years’ experience in commercial HVAC and transport refrigeration product development and his BS in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech.
Gabrielle supports the Program Development team as an energy advisor based in Colorado Springs, CO. Prior to joining CEE in 2022, she gained twelve years of experience in the energy efficiency consulting and utility industries in positions at CLEAResult, Consumers Energy, and Black Hills Energy.