As an energy advisor, Mike works directly with customers to review their home audit report, evaluate possible rebates, and connect them to contractors and financing options. CEE's Energy Advising service aims to be a friendly advocate that homeowners can turn to with questions as they work to make their homes more efficient and comfortable.
Mike graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in environmental science, policy, and management with an emphasis on resource management. As a member of the Conservation Corps, he worked as a member of the Home Energy Squad before joining the Neighborhood Energy Connection prior to its 2017 merger with CEE.
Dana provides editing support for all departments in addition to developing and refining original content for blogs, publications, case studies, and more.
Dana’s previous work experience revolved around grant writing and project management in local nonprofit and political spheres. She received her BA in linguistics and Italian studies from the University of Minnesota in 2015 and holds a specialized certificate in copyediting from UC San Diego.
As the Sales Development Representative, Robert is responsible for coordinating strategic outreach to help businesses sign up with our One-Stop Shop lighting rebate program.
Robert's previous experience includes working for a solar organization in Louisiana, helping homeowners learn about solar and how solar power can become a cost-effective and energy-efficient choice for homes.
As the senior marketing account manager, Ashley works across CEE to develop and execute marketing plans for all of the organization’s programs and departments. Under her direction, participation and engagement in programs have steadily surpassed goals, and her work has contributed to a variety of award-winning programs.
Ashley has been with CEE since 2009. She oversees all of CEE’s graphic material production and serves as brand manager for the organization. She has served in many marketing roles with the organization and started as a community organizer. During her time as community organizer, she worked with communities across the state of Minnesota and gave presentations to more than 6,000 residents.
Ashley has a BS in public relations from St Cloud State University.
As an energy auditor, Scott 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, Scott worked as an energy consultant conducting efficiency ratings of new construction homes. He also does landscape photography and is a member of conservation organizations Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and Protect Our Winters.
As an energy auditor, Jesse 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, Jesse did carpentry around the Twin Cities and worked on finishing his BA in environmental science from the University of St. Thomas. He also worked for Lime repairing damaged electric scooters.
Ben researches new and innovative technologies and ideas dealing with residential and commercial energy efficiency. This work includes identifying new opportunities, conducting research, identifying pursuing funding opportunities, and disseminating the results. Ben’s areas of focus include water heater performance, service water heating, and residential HVAC systems.
Ben has been with CEE since 2008. Ben has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in physics from St. John’s University.
As a senior rater, Jake helps new construction projects meet their energy efficiency and certification goals. Whether working with someone building a dream home or a project team working on a large multifamily apartment, Jake can offer guidance from early design through completed construction.
Jake started working with the Neighborhood Energy Connection in 2012, prior to the organization’s merger with CEE in 2017. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in geography with a focus on the environment.
As the network operations manager for CEE's IT department, Bryan manages and supports all IT service strategy and supervises all staff with regards to the IT systems infrastructure and operations. His role includes managing IT systems operations, service transitions, design, and finances.
Bryan has been with CEE since 1999.
As an energy counselor, Bryn 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, Bryn worked for three years in the landscape industry and at the Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar stand at the Minnesota State Fair. He also won a sustainable youth leadership award from the City of St. Paul for his work to install four hydration stations at Central High School to decrease single-use plastic water bottle waste. Bryn was also an active member of Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota from 2011–2013 and served as co-chair during 2013–2014 school year.
As a loan officer, Talia works with homeowners to process their home improvement financing applications. She also provides core support to the Lending Center.
Prior to joining CEE, Talia worked as a mortgage consultant, helping homeowners to reach their financial goals through refinancing and qualify to purchase a home. Talia completed her BS in recreation resource management at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
As director of innovative technologies, Lester keeps abreast of the latest technology and energy efficiency trends and advances that can inform and enhance the development and delivery of current and future CEE projects. He also serves as a technical and program advisor to CEE projects and services and has been working on projects dealing with the residential and industrial energy efficiency.
Lester joined the CEE in July 2008. Previously, he was the associate dean of the BS:Visualization Program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a research associate with the University of Minnesota’s Underground Space Center. His work includes analysis of building foundation heat loss and weatherization program delivery of low-income weatherization programs.
Lester has a BS in chemistry from Haverford College, a master’s of mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.
As an energy counselor, Stephanie 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.
She worked previously as a multifamily outreach intern with Eureka Recycling and for the Macalester College DeWitt Wallace Library. Stephanie is a 2017 graduate of Macalester, where she studied geography, community and global health, Russian, and environmental studies.
As an energy auditor, Murphy 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.
Murphy previously worked as an energy counselor at CEE. An education in environmental studies at the University of St. Thomas and previous experience in environmental education guided him to a career in energy efficiency.
As manager of residential program development, Isaac develops energy efficiency program designs and oversees the implementation of pilot programs. Previously, Isaac managed CEE’s direct install and audit program, Home Energy Squad (HES). Prior to HES, Isaac managed a contractor quality assurance program and developed CEE’s Energy Score for existing homes, which is used in HES. In addition to his management experience, Isaac has a deep understanding of technical efficiency issues, and serves as an advisor to the City of Minneapolis for their time of listing energy disclosure policy.
Isaac joined CEE in 2011. He has a BS in residential building science with a minor in corporate environmental management from the University of Minnesota. He is also on the board and President of the Minnesota Building Performance Association (mbpa.us).
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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In his role as an HVAC consultant with the One-Stop Efficiency Shop, Taylor works with business owners to evaluate their existing commercial HVAC systems, diagnose issues that are reducing system energy efficiency, and make recommendations for efficiency upgrades.
Before joining CEE, Taylor worked for various Twin Cities HVAC companies in roles such as ductwork and ventilation specialist, commercial HVAC installer, and residential geothermal HVAC service technician. Taylor has an associate’s degree in HVAC technology, from Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
As an energy counselor, Tylor 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, Tylor worked in the food industry for six years, both as a server and in food preparation. The fast-paced environment provided the opportunity to learn efficient communication and prioritization skills.
As the director of information technologies, Tom is responsible for leading his staff to create effective, secure, and innovative technology solutions for CEE’s staff and clients. He has 20-plus years of programming and network administration experience and has developed everything from embedded systems to complex web applications and large database designs.
Tom has been with CEE since 1997. Before that, Tom was a software developer in both the Enhanced 911 and Advanced Communication Services divisions of US West (now CenturyLink). In the mid-1990s, he moved into the nonprofit world with a job at Wilder Foundation’s Research Center. There, he wrote software to support the research center’s mission to evaluate and increase the effectiveness of human service and philanthropic programs. Tom has a BS in computer science.
As a loan officer at CEE, Sadie is responsible for processing home improvement financing applications for the Lending Center. This position provides core support to participants of the Lending Center.
Prior to CEE, Sadie started her career at a large financial institution starting as a teller, and working up to a personal banker helping homeowners achieve their financial goals and facilitating home equity loans, as well as spending some time working in commercial lending. Sadie attended college at Central Lake College majoring in computer repair with a minor in interpersonal communication.