As a scheduling assistant for Home Energy Squad, Lisa assists residents with questions about the program and schedules them for home visits.
Lisa joined CEE in 2018, prior to which she worked as the lead event server at French Meadow in Uptown. Before that, she worked for Target Corporation. Lisa graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in multidisciplinary studies with a focus in sustainable business and integrative health.
Kevin manages the day-to-day operation of the Home Energy Squad.
Kevin joined the Neighborhood Energy Connection in 2013, before it merged with CEE in 2017.
As a scheduling assistant for the Home Energy Squad program, Danielle helps people start the process of looking to make their homes more energy efficient.
Danielle joined CEE in 2017. Before CEE, Danielle worked at a teahouse and as an assistant at a fine art studio. She studied women studies and public health at St. Catherine University.
As a loan officer at CEE, DeShaun is responsible for processing home improvement financing applications for the Lending Center. This position provides core support to participants of the Lending Center.
Before CEE, DeShaun had various roles in lending and sales with companies such as Wells Fargo, Ideal Credit Union, and Employees First Credit Union. He is pursuing a BA in business from Metropolitan State University and received his AS in business from Minneapolis Community College. DeShaun also volunteers with Hennepin County Mentors for Success.
In her current role, Molly works with communities across the state of Minnesota to achieve their visions for sustainability.
Molly is a sustainability professional with more than 15 years of experience advising organizations on sustainability and climate change. In prior roles she's developed and implemented climate change, energy, and zero waste programs for Fortune 500 businesses and local governments.
Molly has an MS in climate and energy sustainability from Antioch University and a BA in political science from Carleton College.
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As a One-Stop Efficiency Shop lighting consultant, Jeff 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.
He has a bachelor's degree from South Dakota State University and has been with CEE since 2013.
Katie oversees CEE’s work with cities and community groups in developing and implementing programs and policies to save energy. Her work centers on understanding local processes, engaging stakeholders, and leveraging building and community energy data to drive communities' energy efficiency priorities.
As a Certified Energy Manager, she brings an eye for data analysis and an understanding of building energy performance. In 2019, Katie assisted the Cities of Edina and St. Louis Park develop energy benchmarking policies and worked with the City of Minneapolis to develop, adopt, and implement a suite of energy disclosure policies.
Before joining CEE, Katie provided technical assistance for B3 Benchmarking at the Weidt Group and conducted statewide benchmarking outreach with the Clean Energy Resource Teams. She has a BS in environmental and natural resources engineering from Purdue University.
LeAnne joined the Neighborhood Energy Connection as a loan manager in 2004, before the organization merged with CEE in 2017. For nine years prior, she was the loan manager for another local nonprofit. She has 30 years’ experience helping lend tens of millions of dollars to Minnesota homeowners for home improvement projects.
Cindy serves as the main point of contact for the One-Stop Efficiency Shop lighting and HVAC programs and the Xcel Energy Refrigeration program. She qualifies and assigns properties to the auditors and is responsible for ensuring that a job moves through the program as efficiently as possible.
Cindy started with CEE in 2008 working with the Sound Mitigation Program before she joined the One-Stop Lighting team as a project assistant in 2012.
As a One-Stop Efficiency Shop lighting consultant, Charlie 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.
Charlie has worked with over a thousand business owners throughout Minnesota, helping them realize cost savings through energy efficient lighting upgrades and other efficiency measures.
As a senior office and administrative specialist, Pam oversees and advises front desk services and supports multiple CEE programs.
As a certified administrative assistant, Pam has over 15 years of professional experience as a coordinator, organizer, and assistant. Her current primary focus is assisting the One Stop Efficiency Stop (OSES) and HVAC/Refrigeration programs, as well as the administrative team that supports the entire organization.
As an energy auditor, Madeline 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.
Prior to CEE, Madeline worked performing energy audits for Green Iowa AmeriCorps.
As a sales support specialist with the One-Stop Efficiency Shop lighting department, Drew works with contractors to create proposals and invoices for small to midsize businesses that are interested in upgrading their lighting.
Before CEE, Drew worked as an order picker for Staples, where he fulfilled online orders for regional businesses. Drew attended college at Bemidji State University where he obtained a BS in environmental studies. Certifications NALMCO-certified Appentice Lighitng Technician
As the loan servicing manager, Marco developed and launched the Lending Center’s in-house loan servicing department to respond to the organization's current and future needs in the lending area.
Marco came to CEE with nearly 12 years of experience in the mortgage industry, working for two of the top 20 loan servicing companies nationwide at the time, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Ditech Financial; He has extensive experience in several areas of Loan Servicing including Escrow, Customer Service, Collections, Loan Transfers and Payment Processing.
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As a senior mechanical engineer, Russ plays various roles in projects that contribute to cost-effective energy savings in buildings. These roles include securing project funding, project management, building plan review, energy analysis, and conducting field research.
Russ began working as an engineering intern at CEE before he received his BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1990. Since 2005, Russ has been increasingly involved in new construction to provide plan review, whole-building energy simulation, and other technical support to design teams and to organizations charged with project oversight and verification.
Russ’s recent and ongoing work addresses the efficiency of a mix of new and existing buildings, both commercial and multifamily. His new construction work includes the Minnesota portion of a U.S. Department of Energy–funded study of the energy efficiency of new low-rise multifamily buildings, CEE’s new construction review of projects against Minnesota’s Sustainable Buildings 2030 Energy Standard, and a pilot project that provided third-party support for improved compliance with commercial energy codes.
His current research on existing buildings includes leading projects to optimize the control of commercial condensing boilers study the Minnesota energy efficiency program market for commercial and industrial refrigeration. Russ also provides technical support for CEE programs and services that improve the efficiency of commercial refrigeration systems, multifamily buildings, and ice arenas.
As a senior office and administrative specialist, Shannon is responsible for the overall management and support of CEE's St. Paul location.
Shannon brings over ten years of administrative experience — prior to joining CEE, she worked in various office management positions across the Twin Cities. Shannon holds a BA in environmental justice from Metropolitan State University.
As senior sales support specialist, Jessica works with vendors, customers, and One-Stop staff to qualify property addresses, calculate rebates, and process invoices.
Jessica has been with CEE since 2007. She has a bachelor's degree in community development from St. Cloud State University.
Before CEE, Matt worked for the Office of Sustainability at the University of Wisconsin as well as in the solar industry. He graduated from University of Wisconsin Platteville with a BS in sustainable and renewable energy systems.
As the Loan Services Manager, Cristina supports the CEE lending department by managing the loan closing department, disbursing loan funds, making payments to contractors, and coordinating closing documents and monthly reporting to program partners and agencies.
Cristina, a native of Quito, Ecuador, has been with CEE since 2007.
Cristina habla español, para cualquier información acerca de préstamos por favor comunicarse con ella.
As a systems engineer, Robert helps employees and associates reach their goals by leveraging and supporting information technology. He manages, researches, and implements technology from the data center to the desktop and beyond.
Robert has been with CEE since late 2007. Prior to CEE, Robert worked as a systems administrator and software developer. He's been in the IT industry for over 18 years and has been an IT enthusiast since he was first introduced to the personal computer in the late 1980s.