Andres started at CEE in 2020 as an energy counselor. In this role, he 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.
Before CEE, Andres attended Luther College where pursued his degree in environmental studies.
As a research analyst, Melissa collects and analyzes for CEE's various energy efficiency projects.
Before CEE, Melissa spent five years working in high-tech research and development, as well as the last four years working on an organic farm and taking classes at the University of Kentucky. She completed her bachelor's in mechanical engineering at Portland State University in 2011 and is working on finishing her thesis for her master's in mechanical engineering through the University of Kentucky.
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 digital communications specialist, Emma is responsible for managing and updating CEE's website, including consulting with staff on digital strategies for their programs and development of new websites. Emma also manages CEE's social media and e-mail marketing as well as working on various other digital and internal communications tasks.
Emma has been with CEE since 2011. Emma holds an MBA in marketing and communications from the University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business, and received her BA in psychology from the College of Wooster in Ohio.
As an energy counselor, 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 field operations manager, Andy ensures that home visits and the day-to-day operations of the Home Energy Squad program go smoothly.
Prior to his current position, Andy worked 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.
In Devin’s role as commercial program analyst, he focuses primarily on pilot implementation but also contributes to generating new program ideas and designs as well as existing program support. Additionally, he contributes to the research department as an analyst or for field work as needed.
Devin has been with CEE since 2017. Prior to his program development work, he was the lead analyst for the Energy Intelligence for Industry pilot program and was focused on finding no-cost/low-cost energy-saving options for Minnesota’s small and midsize businesses by analyzing data taken on-site and relaying information to businesses on their load shape and areas of potential savings.
He has a BA in applied physics from Saint John’s University in Minnesota.
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 the community energy program manager, Marisa oversees planning, strategy implementation, and project management for communities participating in Xcel Energy’s Partners in Energy offering. She also supports CEE’s broader community engagement and education efforts.
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.
As the marketing account manager, Laura focuses on developing and implementing marketing plans to promote CEE’s 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 lighting consultant for Xcel Energy’s One-Stop Efficiency Shop, which administered by CEE, Tony assists small 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 an energy counselor, Hunter 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.
Before CEE, Hunter studied environmental policy and conservation. He has worked in several election cycles and served on several watersheds.
Jon is the program manager for CEE’s commercial refrigeration team, which helps businesses save energy by increasing the efficiency of their refrigeration systems. He also works across CEE’s entire portfolio of commercial programs and is responsible for various operational, program development, and planning activities aimed at growing CEE’s energy efficiency savings achievements.
Prior to joining CEE in 2016, Jon gained experience in the energy industry as a consultant, working on a wide range of projects from municipal cost of service studies to the construction of a utility scale anaerobic digester. He holds a BA in economics from Carleton College.
Jenny’s role as business systems analyst with CEE’s information technology departments includes providing internal support for all programs and applications used by the Lending Center.
Dave Bohac is CEE’s 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.
Stacy has been with CEE since 2009. Before her current role, she worked in the field as an energy counselor with Home Energy Squad and the Community Energy Services Program, then coordinated recruitment and outreach for CEE’s residential programs. Stacy has over a dozen years of community and environmental organizing experience, as well as a BA in English and environmental studies from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.
Tyson is a member of the CEE's refrigeration consulting team, with which he works to support small to midsize businesses by evaluating existing refrigeration systems, diagnosing improvement opportunities, and providing recommendations for efficiency upgrades or replacements.
Before CEE, Tyson spent eight years as a commercial sales manager for Batteries Plus Bulbs across Wisconsin and California. He attended Gateway Technical School in Kenosha, WI, with a focus on HVAC and business.