As a controller, Magdalena is responsible for the directing and monitoring of accounting functions at CEE. She works with staff, program managers, clients, and customers to facilitate accurate and timely financial reporting.
Prior to working at CEE, Magdalena spent the last 18 years at Volunteers of America National Services where she managed the accounting department as assistant controller. She has a BA in business and administration from Complutense University of Madrid.
Phil Anderson works with builders to construct very efficient new housing, while performing ENERGY STAR and Home Energy Rating System ratings. He also inspects home performance work on existing homes. Phil enjoys working with contractors and homeowners and appreciates the challenge of making homes more healthy, efficient, and comfortable.
Phil began working for the Neighborhood Energy Connection in 2014, prior to the organization’s merger with CEE is 2017. Previously, he worked as an energy specialist in the state’s Weatherization Assistance Program for over nine years.
As the sales support specialist, Brian works with vendors, customers, and One-Stop staff to calculate rebates and process invoices.
Prior to CEE, Brian worked at Merrill Corporation in their department, DataSite, supporting project managers with merger and acquisition deals for customers.
As help desk supervisor, Bren oversees, assists, and enhances CEE's helpdesk system and end user operations.
Prior to CEE, Bren worked as an IT Help Desk Manager for a local IT Managed Service Provider. He has 9 years experience working in the IT world. His passion to work in service and support began through his previous career as a paramedic.
Bren is CompTIA A+ certified and ITIL trained
As a field supervisor, Cheryl works directly with homeowners to help them understand how their home uses energy by identifying and installing low- and no-cost opportunities and measures to save both energy and money.
Cheryl became interested in the environmental impact of energy use and improvements during college. She joined CEE to help teach others small ways to make a big difference.
As an energy counselor, John works directly with homeowners to help them understand how their home uses energy by identifying and installing low- and no-cost opportunities and measures to save both energy and money.
As the Commercial Programs Manager, Andy manages the One Stop Efficiency Shop Commercial HVAC and Refrigeration programs, as well as assisting with the One Stop Commercial Lighting program.
Prior to his current position, Andy worked as the Field Operations Manager for the Home Energy Squad, as well as with the Airport Noise Mitigation Program that CEE administers for the Metropolitan Airport Commission. Before CEE, Andy worked in a variety of roles in the construction field — from carpentry to estimating and drafting — along with managing a multi-state team in telecom construction.
As a sales support specialist for the One-Stop Efficiency Shop lighting program, Greg is in charge of contractor and vendor training, including creating how-to instructional videos on filling out audit sheets.
He has been with CEE since 2013 and has a BA in theater and drama from Indiana University.
As a research engineer, Grant conducts research on emerging technologies in residential and commercial HVAC systems, with a focus on identifying technologies with the greatest potential for reducing the energy intensity of the built environment.
Prior to joining CEE, Grant worked for six years in commercial HVAC and transport refrigeration product development. Grant conducted thermal systems analysis, built machine learning models, defined product application requirements, designed control algorithms, and developed rapid control prototyping techniques.
Grant has a BS in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech.
As the senior manager of community planning, Marisa directs CEE's community planning and program implementation work, maintaining long-term strategic vision for our programs to ensure they align with CEE's mission and priorities.
Understanding local processes and equitable engagement, Marisa facilitates processes to create customized, actionable plans and policies to increase energy efficiency, support renewable energy, and electrify buildings and transportation.
Marisa has been with CEE since 2018. Prior to CEE, Marisa worked as the community development coordinator for the City of Eden Prairie and as a program manager for the National Community Stabilization Trust.
Marisa holds a BA in geography and urban studies from the University of Minnesota.
As the commercial marketing account manager, Laura focuses on developing and implementing marketing plans to promote CEE’s commercial offerings. Laura also works on supporting program and business development efforts, maintaining brand consistency, and building brand awareness.
Prior to joining the CEE team in 2019, Laura worked in marketing and communications in the industrial electrical and biotech industries. She earned a BS in public relations with a minor in marketing from St. Cloud State University
As a One-Stop Efficiency Shop lighting consultant, Tony assists small to midsize business customers with efficient lighting purchase decisions, and educates customers, contractors, and distributors on the benefits of energy efficient lighting and the opportunities available through One-Stop and other utility rebate programs.
Before CEE, Tony was the regional manager for a LED lighting distributor focused on the retrofit market, and prior to that was at Xcel Energy as the team leader of the Business Solutions Center department focused on educating customers and contractors about the available rebate programs and energy efficiency opportunities at their facilities.
As an inspector/rater, Tony helps advise new home builders and residential contractors in energy efficient design and home performance applications.
Tony joined the Neighborhood Energy Connection in 2010 before the organization’s 2017 merger with CEE. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in American history.
As a senior building science trainer with the work force development team Sage teaches building science principles and work readiness skills. She manages and supports interns as they explore positions in the energy conservation field. She also designs new curricumlum to expand the workforce development classes.
Prior to this role, Sage worked as a senior energy auditor with the Home Energy Squad. She earned Building Analyst, Energy Auditor, and Quality Control Inspector certifications from the Building Performance Institute.
Sage holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Shonda is CEE's director of program and business development. She leads CEE's ideation process to vet and develop commercial and industrial programs and serves as the primary contact for new business development with utility clients. Shonda also guides CEE's participation in proposal and interview processes for possible new programs.
Shonda is an experienced program manager with a demonstrated history of working in the renewables and environment industry. Skilled in strategic program development, management, and training, she has co-created and run programs for energy utilities throughout northern Illinois, including ComEd, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, and Nicor Gas.
Throughout her career, Shonda has held program and outreach positions at Walker-Miller Energy Services, Franklin Energy Services, CLEAResult, and DNV GL. She holds a BS in organizational leadership from Carroll University.
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Kaia Bierman is CEE's office and administrative specialist. She has completed two service terms with the Conservation Corps in direct resource management and another service term in an individual placement with the MN DNR conducting outreach and public education alongside the State Parks and Trails Division. Kaia studied environmental policy at Luther College and minored in psychology.
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As a senior energy auditor, Hunter inspects homes to assess insulation levels, air tightness, and combustion appliances to identify ways that homeowners can make their homes safer and more energy efficient.
Before CEE, Hunter studied environmental policy and conservation. He has worked in several election cycles and served on several watersheds.
As the business systems analyst, Jenny is responsible for supporting CEE’s information technology department by providing internal support for all programs and applications used by the Lending Center.
Dave Bohac is CEE’s senior director of research. He has directed a variety of applied research and program development projects. He has more than 30 years’ experience in energy efficiency and indoor air quality with an emphasis on advanced diagnostics and monitoring methods. He is the principal investigator for Minnesota Department of Commerce-funded projects to evaluate the energy savings of reducing duct leakage in commercial buildings and multifamily building ventilation improvements. He conducts whole building air leakage tests on large commercial, large residential, and recreation buildings. He uses air leakage tests, pressure diagnostics, and IR scans to help identify and correct building pressure and air leakage issues in CEE’s commercial building recommissioning projects. He was the CEE project lead for an ASHRAE field research project to measure air leakage in mid- and high-rise non-residential buildings. He is also the principal investigator for a Minnesota Department of Commerce-funded project to develop diagnostic procedures, cost estimate guidelines, and energy savings calculation methods for air leakage reductions in commercial and institutional buildings.
Dave is assisting with DOE NorthernSTAR Building America funded laboratory and field tests to determine energy savings and identify opportunities to enhance DHW/space heating combination system performance. He serves as technical advisor for CEE’s residential energy efficiency programs and Community Energy Services Program. His previous energy-related research includes zone pressure diagnostic protocols for weatherization, energy penalty and interior moisture effects of radon mitigation systems, installed performance of gas engine driven heat pumps, ice arena energy improvements, commercial water heater integral flue damper savings, commercial boiler off-cycle loss/seasonal efficiency, and commercial building lighting code compliance.
Dave’s indoor air quality (IAQ) research has included a comprehensive assessment of the health risks associated with secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in Minnesota bars and restaurants, measured SHS exposure at outdoor patios, and methods to reduce SHS migration in multifamily buildings. He assisted with field measurements of SHS constituents in a sample of 100 apartments. He has also conducted a research project for the National Institute of Standards and Technology focused on strategies to reduce the transfer of airborne infectious diseases in hospitals. Dave was the manager of CEE’s Indoor Air Quality group for the Minneapolis–St. Paul Residential Sound Insulation Program that conducted IAQ tests and remediation on over 7,500 single-family houses and hundreds of multifamily units. Test results were analyzed to produce a report on combustion safety, house air leakage, and ventilation trends. He has also overseen the development and implementation of IAQ policies and procedures for eight other sound insulation programs located across the United States.
Dave has worked at CEE since 1988. He holds an MSE from Princeton University and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis. He previously worked as a research assistant at the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Princeton University.
Dave grew up in the Chicago area and is still a huge Bears fan — providing some balance to the purple and green jerseys worn around the office in the fall. During graduate school, he and his wife Nancy rode a tandem bike 4,500 miles from Princeton, NJ, to Davis, CA. During their weeklong stay in Minneapolis, they decided it would be a great place to raise a family.
As Outreach Manager, Stacy oversees outreach and recruitment for several residential programs at CEE. She works closely with city, utility and community partners across Minnesota.
Stacy began working on residential programs at CEE in 2009. She started as an Energy Counselor with the Community Energy Services program, moved into coordinating outreach in 2012, and has managed CEE residential outreach since 2017. Prior to working at CEE, Stacy worked on community outreach for several progressive nonprofits.
Stacy received her BA in English and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, and holds certificates for Residential Energy Auditing and Permaculture Design.