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  • Aaron Brown

    Senior Supply Chain Analyst

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    Aaron Brown

    Senior Supply Chain Analyst

    Aaron draws on more than 12 years of energy program operations to oversee our equipment supply chain. In his role, Aaron negotiates equipment pricing and availability with vendors and distributors to ensure that our program participants receive the highest quality equipment at the lowest cost. He also analyzes and develops retrofit specifications.

  • Aaron Cole

    Outreach Specialist

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    Aaron Cole

    Outreach Specialist

  • Aaron Daly

    Vice President of Strategic Development

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    Aaron Daly

    Vice President of Strategic Development

    Aaron Daly comes to Ecology Action with a deep expertise in the grocery market. He will be working directly with our teams to help us grow our impact and business in the grocery sector and build out the grocery association. Aaron comes to us from Whole Foods where he was the Global Energy Coordinator. He supported the company’s regional offices in all aspects of their energy management. Prior to working at Whole Foods Market, Aaron was a National Account Manager at PECI, a not-for-profit energy efficiency consulting group based in Portland, OR. At PECI, Aaron worked with retailers such as Supervalu – Albertsons, Trader Joes and others on the development and execution of energy management programs. Aaron is a Certified Energy Manager and holds an MS in energy management from Sonoma State University.

  • Allison Rebbert

    Human Resources Representative

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    Allison Rebbert

    Human Resources Representative

    As HR Representative, Allison works with Ecology Action’s prospective, new, and current employees to assist in the recruitment, hiring, administration, and training processes. She supports the organization’s personnel-related goals, and provides benefits evaluation, consultation, and reporting.

  • Amelia Conlen

    Transportation Planner

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    Amelia Conlen

    Transportation Planner

  • Anastassya 'Stassya' Zack

    Program Coordinator ll

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    Anastassya 'Stassya' Zack

    Program Coordinator ll

    As a program coordinator for youth programs, Stassya schedules, coordinates, and implements the Bike and Walk Smart programs in schools across Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Santa Clara Counties. She loves to teach youth how to navigate their communities by bike and on foot safely. Stassya is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Environmental Studies and a BA in Anthropology.

  • Andy Marse

    Senior Program Manager

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    Andy Marse

    Senior Program Manager

  • Annalisa Carrillo-Fulk

    Program Specialist

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    Annalisa Carrillo-Fulk

    Program Specialist

  • Anthony Symkowick

    Software Developer

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    Anthony Symkowick

    Software Developer

  • Bibiana Carrazco

    Program Coordinator and Safe Routes to School Educator

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    Bibiana Carrazco

    Program Coordinator and Safe Routes to School Educator

  • Bindi

    Office Dog

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    Bindi

    Office Dog

  • Bonnie Low

    Vice President of Utility Solutions

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    Bonnie Low

    Vice President of Utility Solutions

    Bonnie Low runs Ecology Action’s Operations, Policy and Analytics teams. Her teams are responsible for delivering high quality energy efficiency projects across California and informing key regulatory, utility and industry decisions. She has contributed invaluably to several of Ecology Action’s major development projects and helped launch new programs, including SMUD’s innovative Complete Energy Solutions program. Bonnie brings more than 23 years of development, project management and outreach experience to Ecology Action, including 18 years in local government sustainability programs. After a long career in the public sector, Bonnie founded and served as principal of Greenleaf Project Management, a sustainability consulting firm serving municipal, non-profit and private sector clients. Bonnie is committed to helping people make practical changes in homes, businesses and communities that go a long way toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a sustainable future for all.

  • Bora

    Office Dog

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    Bora

    Office Dog

  • Bruce Whitehill

    Senior Operations Manager

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    Bruce Whitehill

    Senior Operations Manager

    Bruce Whitehill draws on more than  15 years of materials, planning, and operations management experience to oversee Ecology Action’s Supply Chain and Contractor Management Team. In this role, he oversees all recruitment, training, and management of installation contractors. Bruce also oversees the development of project specifications and relations with equipment vendors including the negotiation of availability and pricing. He holds a LEED AP BD+C certification and is certified by the American Production and Inventory Control Society with a CPIM (Certified Production and Inventory Management).

  • Callie Matthews

    Program Coordinator ll

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    Callie Matthews

    Program Coordinator ll

    As a Program Coordinator and Youth Educator for Ecology Action’s youth programs, Callie plans and implements pedestrian and bicycle safety education as well as environmental education. Callie enjoys giving presentations, running Bike Rodeos, and collaborating with other community program staff. Callie is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and holds a BA in Psychology and Education. She commutes to work on her bike and enjoys gardening, rollerblading, and making jewelry in her free time.

  • Carlos Sedano

    Senior Energy Consultant

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    Carlos Sedano

    Senior Energy Consultant

    Carlos has been with Ecology Action since 2011. As Senior Energy Consultant, Carlos Carlos uses his understanding of market fundamentals and technical analysis to offer an analysis of no-cost and low-cost energy alternatives for his customers. He is responsible for sales,  territory management, account management, and providing energy efficiency solutions to commercial customers in California.

  • Christina Crowell

    Director of Strategic Sourcing

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    Christina Crowell

    Director of Strategic Sourcing

  • Christopher Moutin

    Senior Project Manager

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    Christopher Moutin

    Senior Project Manager

  • Chuck Tremper

    Vice President and General Counsel

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    Chuck Tremper

    Vice President and General Counsel

    Chuck Tremper brings a broad range of experience and expertise to Ecology Action that he utilizes to oversee accounting, human resources, information technology, communications, compliance, risk management, facilities, governance and strategic planning for the organization. Over the past 30 years, Chuck has helped launch the AmeriCorps national service program, been a professor of both Law and Psychology, served as Chief Information Officer for large nonprofit organizations, held administrative, marketing and technical positions for software companies, provided management consulting services and conducted a variety of policy research and evaluation projects. However, his greatest fulfillment is in helping individuals and businesses take actions that benefit themselves, their businesses and the planet.

    Chuck is best known as the author of As the Oceans Rise: Meeting the Challenges of Global Warming, playing doubles beach volleyball, and entertaining the staff at all-hands meetings.

  • Colin Clark

    Director of Program Management

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    Colin Clark

    Director of Program Management

  • Courtney Faulkner

    Applications Analyst & Assoc. Developer

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    Courtney Faulkner

    Applications Analyst & Assoc. Developer

    As Applications Analyst & Assoc. Developer of Ecology Action’s Salesforce-based data management platform, Courtney Faulkner ensures that we track and report accurate, up to date information on energy program performance. Courtney draws upon exceptional skills in database management, technical reporting, and project management to support forecasting and reporting for our energy programs.

  • Dan Van Stekelenburg

    Energy Efficiency Consultant

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    Dan Van Stekelenburg

    Energy Efficiency Consultant

  • Daniel Coley

    Technical Sales Manager

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    Daniel Coley

    Technical Sales Manager

  • Danny Ordaz

    Transportation Justice Coordinator

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    Danny Ordaz

    Transportation Justice Coordinator

  • Darren Nix

    Senior Energy Analyst

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    Darren Nix

    Senior Energy Analyst

    Darren Nix ensures that our programs offer the newest energy efficient technology at the highest quality and lowest price. To this end, Darren identifies, vets, secures, and on-boards new products and methodologies.  Darren also provides software support and ongoing training for our field staff so that new technologies are seamlessly integrated into our programs. Darren joined Ecology Action in 2007 as an Energy Efficiency Specialist, working in the field to identify energy efficiency measures and support customers through installation. Darren holds a B.S. in Neuroscience from UC Santa Cruz.

  • David Pais

    Community Committee Chair

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    David Pais

    Community Committee Chair

    With over 29 years of experience in environmental management, David brings to Ecology Action his expertise and management acumen with a focus on environmental business aspects. David has worked for several high technology companies including Texas Instruments, Seagate Technology, and as a consultant to Google. Currently he works in the pharmaceutical industry for Genentech, a Roche Group Company. David taught at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension for over 17 years. He has served his community on multiple boards and commissions including Leadership Santa Cruz County, the City of Santa Cruz Water Commission, and the County of Santa Cruz Hazardous Materials Advisory Commission. David holds a M.S. in Environmental Management from University of San Francisco and a B.S. in Earth Science from University of California, Santa Cruz.

  • Derek Avery

    Technical Energy Consultant

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    Derek Avery

    Technical Energy Consultant

  • Doug Mahone

    Energy Committee Chair

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    Doug Mahone

    Energy Committee Chair

    Doug Mahone joined the Ecology Action Board after retiring from a forty year career in energy efficiency. After completing his architecture degree at MIT, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor to research and teach solar energy and building science subjects. He then left MIT to join a pioneering solar energy firm in New Hampshire, which lasted until Reagan discontinued their research funding. That precipitated a move to California. Once here, Doug worked for several Bay Area energy firms, getting involved in energy simulations, daylighting design, and energy codes. In 1994, he and his wife, Lisa Heschong, started the Heschong Mahone Group in the Sacramento area. HMG grew to 40 employees and three offices, becoming known for their work in energy codes, program evaluation and implementation, and building science research. Along the way, Doug helped form the New Buildings Institute, the Cool Roofs Rating Council, and the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council. In 2013, HMG was sold to TRC Energy Services, so Doug and Lisa retired and moved to Santa Cruz. In addition to joining the Ecology Action Board, Doug serves on the California Technical Forum. When not working, Doug is a bluewater sailor, horseman, hiker, and granddad. He has undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in architecture from MIT.

  • Emily Peck

    Grants and Development Specialist

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    Emily Peck

    Grants and Development Specialist

    As the Grants and Development Specialist, Emily supports fundraising for the Community Programs teams which advance climate solutions for individuals and communities in sustainable transportation, water conservation and climate action. Emily focuses on securing grants and expanding the individual donor base to ensure Ecology Action’s initiatives have the long-term funds to continue making a positive impact. Emily is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a BA in Global Studies with an Economic Development emphasis.

  • Erin Hoben

    Corporate Compliance Manager

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    Erin Hoben

    Corporate Compliance Manager

  • Frank Deniz

    Construction Project Manager

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    Frank Deniz

    Construction Project Manager

  • Gary Eberhart

    Director of Construction Services and RME

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    Gary Eberhart

    Director of Construction Services and RME

  • Gerardo Garcia Cruz

    Program Coordinator ll

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    Gerardo Garcia Cruz

    Program Coordinator ll

  • Gino Garcia

    Outreach Specialist

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    Gino Garcia

    Outreach Specialist

  • Greta

    Office Dog

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    Greta

    Office Dog

  • Heather Henricks

    Vice President of Marketing Solutions

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    Heather Henricks

    Vice President of Marketing Solutions

    Heather Henricks is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of Ecology Action’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities. She also oversees the development and implementation of support materials in the service areas of energy, transportation, and water conservation. Heather leverages her expertise in hands-on digital project management, accountable for leading the ‘big idea’ development, execution, and management of innovative, results-oriented, cross-channel digital marketing campaigns.

  • Heather Lukacs

    Board of Directors

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    Heather Lukacs

    Board of Directors

    Heather’s work focuses on community-based natural resource advocacy and research with a focus on drinking water access and watershed management. She is currently the Director of Community Solutions at the Community Water Center’s new Watsonville office, where she connects small, disadvantaged communities with technical and financial resources to address persistent water contamination. Her previous experience has included working as a research consultant for Stanford University focusing on projects related to the environment and education, as well as working for the National Parks Conservation Association as Program Manager and Facilitator of the New River Clean Water Alliance in West Virginia. Heather is a published author of many journal papers on water research topics, and has received numerous awards recognizing her work and leadership. Heather holds a PhD in Environment and Resources from Stanford University, as well as a Masters of Environmental Engineering and Water Resources, and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT.

  • Ilse Lopes

    Board of Directors

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    Ilse Lopes

    Board of Directors

    Prior to retiring in 2008, Ms. Lopes was the Director of Physical Plant at University of California Santa Cruz. In her role as Director she was responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the facilities including buildings and grounds as well as overall utilities management. She oversaw conservation programs including energy conservation, recycling, integrated pest management, water conservation, “green” cleaning and was instrumental in creating the office of sustainability and overseeing the first campus sustainability assessment in 2007. Before assuming the position of Director of Physical Plant in 2001 she served as Director of Health and Safety at UCSC for ten years.

    Before joining UCSC she worked for Santa Cruz County Environmental Health Service as the Program Manager for the Hazardous Materials and Solid Waste programs. In this capacity she implemented the first hazardous materials ordinance for the County, and created the first ongoing household hazardous waste collection center and countywide 24-hour spill response program.

  • Jamie Alonzo

    Operations Director, Community Programs

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    Jamie Alonzo

    Operations Director, Community Programs

    As Community Programs Operations Director, Jamie supports the health and wellbeing of the Community Programs leadership and teams in our collective work to provide positive and impactful climate action pathways for our region’s communities while supporting the team’s strategic vision to expand program services and areas served. His portfolio includes planning, electric vehicles, water conservation, adult bike programming, youth programming, and the Community Action Campaign. Jamie holds a graduate degree in Marine, Estuarine & Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in ethology.

  • Jane McClellan

    Vice President of Portfolio Strategy and Development

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    Jane McClellan

    Vice President of Portfolio Strategy and Development

    Jane leads the Portfolio Strategy and Development team at Ecology Action, which includes Research & Development, Solutions Design, Strategic Sourcing and Strategic Project Office. Our R&D efforts focus on exploring and testing early-stage energy management solutions for large commercial clients as well as utility program business development pursuits. Solutions Design, our product management team, is responsible for designing energy savings solutions that scale and Strategic Sourcing oversees our network of installation partners and equipment vendors. Finally, our Strategic Project Office coordinates cross-functional initiatives to maximize collaboration and operational efficiency.

  • Jeanne LePage

    Fund Development Manager

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    Jeanne LePage

    Fund Development Manager

  • Jen Lape

    Director of Fund Development and Philanthropy

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    Jen Lape

    Director of Fund Development and Philanthropy

  • Jennifer Holmes

    Board of Directors

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    Jennifer Holmes

    Board of Directors

  • Jennifer Leventon

    Director Customer Solutions

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    Jennifer Leventon

    Director Customer Solutions

    As Director Customer Solutions, Jennifer is responsible for managing Ecology Action’s sales team delivering energy efficiency upgrades to Sacramento Municipal Utilities District customers thru the SMUD Complete Energy Solutions program. Jennifer earned her M.B.A. in Sustainable Energy Management from Marylhurst University.

  • Jennifer McNeil

    Product Development Manager

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    Jennifer McNeil

    Product Development Manager

  • Jennifer Smith-Grubb

    Board Development Committee Chair

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    Jennifer Smith-Grubb

    Board Development Committee Chair

    Jennifer Smith Grubb worked with colleagues to found Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) as a non-profit, spinning it off from a California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) project in 2004. Jennifer served as the Founding President and Executive Director, and later as Chair of the Board. During her tenure, SSV received the Governor’s Environment and Economic Leadership Award, a Climate All Stars award and the US EPA Environmental Award for Outstanding Achievement.

    Jennifer worked with Next 10 and the Los Angeles region to establish the LA Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, helping government, academic, environmental, labor and community groups build their own climate action network. She has been recognized for her sustainability leadership work by the Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance (MSWG), and also by the Pacific Industrial Business Association. Jennifer has participated internationally with the United Nations Environmental Program Best Practices Network. She has served on the Ecology Action Board since 2005.

  • Jeremy Jackson

    Technical Energy Consultant

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    Jeremy Jackson

    Technical Energy Consultant

  • Jim Murphy

    Executive Director and CEO

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    Jim Murphy

    Executive Director and CEO

    Jim Murphy leads Ecology Action as Executive Director and CEO, overseeing the implementation and delivery of all of the organization’s programs. Jim has led Ecology Action through extensive and successful growth since 2012, using his ability to hold the long-term vision while also providing immediate practical solutions. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director/CEO, Jim served as Vice President of Energy, a role in which he grew Ecology Action’s energy division contracts to more than $50 million in a single year. Before joining Ecology Action, Jim spent more than 20 years marketing, managing and developing strategic growth products and services for businesses and organizations across California. Jim has also provided management consulting services to energy efficiency, renewable energy and green building businesses.

    Jim is best known for marathon meetings, tracking radio tagged venomous snakes at night in the jungles of Costa Rica and spending his limited free time coaching young people in swimming and soccer.

  • Joe Jordan

    Board of Directors

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    Joe Jordan

    Board of Directors

    Joe teaches solar and renewable energy courses at San Jose State University and Cabrillo College, and provides green-jobs training (particularly in photovoltaics, or solar electricity) for a variety of corporate and non-profit organizations around the country. Joe has been a space and atmospheric scientist at NASA Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute in Mountain View. He holds a B.A. in Physics from Oberlin College and an M.S. in Computer/Information Sciences from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Joe served as a Public Works Commissioner for the City of Santa Cruz and as a science/math consultant on the Life Lab Science Program curriculum. He also serves as an astronomy/natural sciences teacher and hike leader for the California Academy of Sciences, the Santa Cruz City Museum, local schools, UCSC, and the Lyceum of Santa Clara Valley. Joe is an occasional contributor to the local radio series “Field Notes.” Joe’s passion is positioning Ecology Action for regional leadership in tapping the vast wealth inherent in our own clean, renewable energy resources (such as solar and wind) — which he calls “sky power”.

  • John Peterson

    Vice President of Innovation

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    John Peterson

    Vice President of Innovation

    As Vice President of Innovation, John designs, directs and manages processes for innovation and strategy development that lead to new growth opportunities for the organization. John has been with Ecology Action since 2008, where he began his career as an Energy Efficiency Specialist.

  • Jonathan Tan

    Vice President of Biz Dev and Integration

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    Jonathan Tan

    Vice President of Biz Dev and Integration

    Jonathan Tan came to Ecology Action with the singular goal to change the world when it comes to the grocery space. The one thing that connects all people regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, religion, political affiliation, or favorite sports team is food. Where we procure our food, how we prepare our food, how we consume our food, and where we gather to enjoy friends and family while sharing our experiences while devouring our favorite recipes. Our local grocery store is one of the most important places to our respective communities. Jonathan wants to help grocers be the best version of themselves and help them to continue to be leaders and stewards in their respective communities. Jonathan has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and as a business executive for Fortune 500 and privately held companies. He has also been a top-selling sales executive and a field-service engineer. Jonathan served six years in the US Navy as a nuclear-trained machinist mate while serving two West Pac tours aboard the fast-attack submarine USS Pogy SSN-647. Jonathan has incredible sock game and a person might think he has a significant holding in VANS based on the number of pairs of shoes he owns.

  • Josh Toves

    Sales Manager

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    Josh Toves

    Sales Manager

    As Sales Manager for Ecology Action, Josh is responsible for managing a sales team delivering energy efficiency upgrades within SMUD and PG&E programs throughout California.

  • Juan Castillo

    Program Specialist

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    Juan Castillo

    Program Specialist

    As a Program Specialist for Ecology Action’s Safe Routes to School team, Juan leads program coordinators, oversees the implementation of youth programming for Santa Cruz County, and is the lead organizer for the county’s Bike and Walk to School Days. Juan graduated from UC Davis, majoring in Neurobiology with an Education minor. After graduating, he moved back to his hometown Santa Cruz and loves that he can make a difference in his community through education and encouragement programs.

  • Julie Petrak

    Program Manager

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    Julie Petrak

    Program Manager

  • Kasha

    Office Dog

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    Kasha

    Office Dog

  • Kathleen Steffanic

    Director of Finance

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    Kathleen Steffanic

    Director of Finance

  • Kathy Rau

    Human Resources Director

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    Kathy Rau

    Human Resources Director

    As Director of Human Resources, Kathy is responsible for managing the HR functions for Ecology Action, including organizational development, employee relations, employee training and development, compensation and benefits, recruitment, and retention strategies.

  • Ken Ketch

    Board of Directors

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    Ken Ketch

    Board of Directors

  • Kira Ticus

    Program Manager

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    Kira Ticus

    Program Manager

  • Kirsten Liske

    Vice President of Community Programs

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    Kirsten Liske

    Vice President of Community Programs

    Kirsten Liske directs the development, fundraising and implementation of Ecology Action’s community programs. Since joining the organization in 1999, Kirsten has propelled Ecology Action to become the go-to-partner for environmental programs serving communities across California. Prior to joining Ecology Action in 1999, she was a leader in the development of household hazardous waste (HHW) programs across the State of California. Driven by her personal mission to make California’s communities healthier and more sustainable places to live and work, Kirsten is dedicated to creating programs that help communities thrive. Kirsten earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies with Honors from UC Santa Cruz.

  • Leann Leon

    Program Specialist

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    Leann Leon

    Program Specialist

    As Program Specialist for Ecology Action’s Safe Routes to School Program in Monterey County, Leann supervises the Monterey County team’s Walk Smart and Bike Smart Program. Leann also leads all encouragement work for grants in Monterey County. Leann is an alumni of CSU Monterey Bay and Middlebury Institute of International Studies and holds a BA in Environmental Studies and an MA in International Environmental Policy. 

  • Linda Lloyd

    Accounting Manager

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    Linda Lloyd

    Accounting Manager

  • Lisa Heschong

    Board of Directors

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    Lisa Heschong

    Board of Directors

    Ms. Heschong was a founding Principal of the Heschong Mahone Group (HMG), VP and Chief Building Scientist at TRC Energy Services, and a licensed architect for 30 years. Ms. Heschong is recognized in the building energy efficiency industry as expert on daylighting, lighting energy use, and human factors in building design. As an energy consultant, she participated in the development of energy efficiency codes and standards in California and at the national level, including helping to pioneer the outdoor lighting codes for California’s Title 24.

    As a writer and educator, Ms. Heschong is author of Thermal Delight in Architecture (MIT Press), and a co-author of Residential Windows: A Guide to New Technologies and Energy Performance (WW Norton), along with numerous web and journal publications. She is a frequent invited speaker at international conferences, and has repeatedly served as a conference panel leader for the ACEEE Summer Study. She taught architectural design at UC Berkeley for a number of years, has spent decades educating design professionals on energy efficiency, and most recently taught a Green Building course at UC Santa Cruz.

    Ms. Heschong is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and has also served on the Board of Directors of IES, the (window) Attachments Energy Rating Council, and as Chair of the IES Daylight Metrics Committee. Ms. Heschong was awarded her B.Sc. at UC Berkeley, Summa Cum Laude, and her Master of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the AIA Medal. In 2011 she received the Haecker Award for lifetime achievement from the Architectural Research Centers Consortium.

  • Lore James

    Program Manager

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    Lore James

    Program Manager

    As Program Manager, Lore is responsible for managing a wide range of operations projects and ensuring that operations deliverables are completed consistently and on time, and that they meet quality standards and the client’s requirements. Lore consistently strives to improve business operations and process efficiency for Ecology Action. Lore earned her MA in Urban Planning with an environmental focus from San Jose State University, and her BA in Horticulture and Botany from Chico State University.

  • Lucy

    Office Dog

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    Lucy

    Office Dog

  • Luis Sotomayor

    Finance and Compliance Specialist

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    Luis Sotomayor

    Finance and Compliance Specialist

  • Maddy Mae

    Office Dog

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    Maddy Mae

    Office Dog

  • Mahlon Aldridge

    Vice President of Strategic Development

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    Mahlon Aldridge

    Vice President of Strategic Development

    Mahlon Aldridge heads Ecology Action’s strategic road-mapping and product development initiatives. He also leads development of strategic partnerships with top firms from across the energy and finance industries as well as with public agencies and foundations. With Ecology Action since 1993, Mahlon founded Ecology Action’s energy efficiency consulting practice and led the team through its start-up and early rapid growth stages, building to a team of 35 professionals and $6M in revenue per year in three years. Prior to working with Ecology Action, Mahlon ran an independent consulting practice designing and establishing multiple community-based initiatives focusing on ocean protection and solid/hazardous waste reduction. Mahlon earned a BA in Environmental Policy from UC Santa Cruz, and sits on the Board of the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council.

  • Mara

    Office Dog

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    Mara

    Office Dog

  • Margaret Ireland

    Senior Graphic Designer

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    Margaret Ireland

    Senior Graphic Designer

    Margaret is an emotionally driven creative and roll-the-sleeves-up make-it-happen senior designer who contributes to the visuals and communications of Ecology Action. Margaret is a Minnesota native with a diverse background in marketing, design, and media.  She spends as much time on two wheels as she can and has loved exploring the mountain roads and trails around the area. 

  • Mariana Ivancko

    Senior Program Specialist

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    Mariana Ivancko

    Senior Program Specialist

  • Matt Miller

    Program Specialist

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    Matt Miller

    Program Specialist

  • McKenna Maness

    Program Coordinator

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    McKenna Maness

    Program Coordinator

    As a Program Coordinator for Ecology Action’s youth programs team, McKenna conducts school outreach to bring pedestrian and bike safety education to schools throughout Santa Cruz, Monterey, and the Bay Area. She loves teaching kids how to ride a bike and explore their communities through active transportation. McKenna holds a BA in Urban and Environmental Policy with a minor in Public Health. 

  • Melanie Stutler

    Manager, Major Account & Channel Project Management

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    Melanie Stutler

    Manager, Major Account & Channel Project Management

  • Michael Delgado

    Project Manager Supervisor

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    Michael Delgado

    Project Manager Supervisor

  • Michelle Morales

    Director of Delivery Services

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    Michelle Morales

    Director of Delivery Services

    As Director Delivery Services, Michelle helps develop and coordinate processes and procedures to promote quality assurance, and oversees regulatory compliance requirements applicable to the Energy Efficiency industry. In her previous role as Senior Program Manager, Michelle provided program and client management for an array of utility programs within Ecology Action’s Energy Division. Offering comprehensive management of all program design, marketing, sales, delivery, and closure, she supervised and prepared budgets and the implementation of energy efficiency upgrades for both commercial and residential customers ranging from small to medium businesses to large industrial.

  • Michelle Tell

    Inside Sales Representative

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    Michelle Tell

    Inside Sales Representative

  • Mike Diep

    Senior Energy Engineer

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    Mike Diep

    Senior Energy Engineer

  • Nicholas Hartsog

    Senior Technical Support Specialist

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    Nicholas Hartsog

    Senior Technical Support Specialist

    As Senior Technical Support Specialist, Nicholas identifies, analyzes and develops solutions to meet information system requirements, and develops tools for support of desktop systems and users. He is our primary web developer and go-to person for anything technical. Nicholas troubleshoots and problem-solves to ensure that Ecology Actions IT infrastructure is running smoothly.

  • Patrick Testoni

    Board Member

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    Patrick Testoni

    Board Member

    Patrick Testoni has more than 18 years of experience in the implementation of energy efficiency and renewables projects, and brings his leadership in education, research and environmental stewardship. Currently an Energy Manager with the University of California, Santa Cruz, he is responsible for delegating policy authority in the development, interpretation, and implementation of the campus Strategic Energy Program. Patrick has a Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences from UCSC, certification from the UC Berkeley Extension Construction Management Program, and has received training from the PG&E Pacific Energy Center. He has been a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional since 2006, and earned his Energy Management Diploma Certification from NC State University in 2003. Patrick has received five Best Practice Awards from the Green Building Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Patty Baker

    Human Resources

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    Patty Baker

    Human Resources

  • Penny

    Office Dog

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    Penny

    Office Dog

  • Pete Whitford

    Business Operations Analyst

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    Pete Whitford

    Business Operations Analyst

    Pete started his career as an Industrial Engineer after graduating from Penn State University. He moved to California to start the Green MBA program at Dominican University, where he graduated in 2009. While attending school, he put his resource efficiency and analytical skills to use helping to develop business opportunities around recycling for Native American tribes in Northern Nevada and developing a business plan for a waste and recycling transfer station for the La Jolla Indian Reservation. While at Ecology Action, Pete has worked in Zero Waste for multifamily residences and for the tourism industry in the Monterey Bay area as both a program coordinator and an operations analyst. He then worked on the Energy Upgrade California program as an operations analyst, tracking program metrics and expenditures. He currently serves as a Business Operations Analyst, where he builds processes, tracks metrics and forecasts budgets for Ecology Action’s energy efficiency programs.

  • Peter Cooke

    Director of Programs and Collaboration

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    Peter Cooke

    Director of Programs and Collaboration

    After studying Communication at the University of Arizona, Peter began his career as a rock climbing and whitewater instructor for Outward Bound in the Northwoods of Maine. Peter became Outward Bound’s Operations Manager and later pursued a Master’s degree in Resource Management from Antioch University. Following Antioch, Peter became the Pollution Prevention Manager for the state of Maine. At Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection Peter developed sustainability programs for dozens of business sectors including starting one of the nation’s first green hotel programs (over 200 businesses in Maine participating). The success of the model used for Maine’s hotels prompted the Sustainability Manager from Hannaford, New England’s largest grocery chain to inquire if the methodology could work for grocery stores. After a successful implementation for Hannaford, Peter joined Manomet, a sustainability non-profit and founded the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) Program in 2012. The GSC became a nationwide sustainability platform for the grocery sector with more than 1,000 grocery stores from 15 chains (including Ahold Delhaize, Whole Foods, Albertsons, Sprouts, HEB, Hy-Vee, Brookshire Brothers, Shop and Save) applying store-level sustainability improvements that reduce operating costs. Peter has facilitated the process of establishing sustainability strategies for companies such as L.L. Bean, Bowdoin College, Sunday River, and Easter Funding. Peter is ISO 14001 Lead Auditor certified, Commercial Energy Auditor trained, Building Operator Certified, and Hazardous Waste Operations certified. Peter teaches as adjunct faculty for Antioch University, Tufts University, and the University of Maine.

  • Piet Canin

    Strategic Development and Program Director

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    Piet Canin

    Strategic Development and Program Director

    Piet Canin oversees Ecology Action’s sustainable transportation programs, which emphasize healthy, money saving, and environmentally friendly means of travel. Piet has helped implement several innovative programs at Ecology Action, including Bike to Work Day, the Electric Bike, and Folding Bike Incentive programs. Piet has been active in advancing sustainable transportation programs over the past 30 years. He has extensive experience working with a diversity of partners including schools, businesses, public health, safety, and transportation agencies, community groups and individuals.

    Piet has actively advocated for the Coastal Rail Trail since 1998 and leveraged diverse partners to move forward such projects as the Beach Street Bikeway, Arana Gulch and increased funding for the Rail Trail. Piet is a long-time member of the Regional Transportation Commission’s Bike Advisory Committee, FORT Board Member and a Bike Santa Cruz County Lifetime Achievement award recipient.

  • Rachel Peterson

    Digital Marketing Manager

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    Rachel Peterson

    Digital Marketing Manager

    Rachel is a Midwest native with a West Coast vibe. She comes to Ecology Action with a depth of marketing experience and brings her skills for storytelling and social media to the marketing team. As the Digital Marketing Manager, Rachel is tasked with bringing the mission of Ecology Action alive on the web and in all communication efforts. Rachel finds her inspiration on two feet and is always searching for the best roads or trails to run.

  • Rachel Radcliffe

    Project Manager Supervisor

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    Rachel Radcliffe

    Project Manager Supervisor

  • Renee St. Clair

    Delivery Project Manager

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    Renee St. Clair

    Delivery Project Manager

  • Richard Ma

    Director of Engineering

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    Richard Ma

    Director of Engineering

    As Director of Engineering, Richard Ma is an integral member of Ecology Action’s Energy Team. In addition to heading up the Engineering team, Richard has performed robust investment-grade audits for commercial and industrial buildings for our energy efficiency programs since 2013. With over 9 years of experience in energy efficiency, Richard is an expert at developing comprehensive customized measures and calculating savings using eQuest and Bin analysis. A licensed Professional Engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional, Richard earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

          

  • Robb Maruyama

    Channel Manager

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    Robb Maruyama

    Channel Manager

    As a Channel Manager, Robb leverages his sales expertise to build enduring relationships to clients with diverse size and backgrounds. With characteristic authenticity, he works diligently with distributors and partners to provide them with specific tools to seamlessly complete a multitude of projects.

  • Sabrina Delk

    Events Specialist

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    Sabrina Delk

    Events Specialist

  • Sarah Clark

    Board Chair

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    Sarah Clark

    Board Chair

    Sarah is an independent consultant with a distinguished career of more than 30 years of international experience in policy and advocacy within government, the private sector, and philanthropy. Her recent experience includes acting as VP and Center Director for the Center for Policy and Advocacy in Washington DC, and Director for USAID’s Health Policy Project. She also worked for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation as Director of the Population Program where she led one of three emblematic grantmaking programs for the foundation. During her long career, she has been active as a development professional in many countries including Haiti, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Yemen. Sarah holds a PhD in Sociology from Brown University, and an MA and BA in Sociology from the University of Tennessee.

  • Sarah Seward

    Creative Director

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    Sarah Seward

    Creative Director

    Sarah is a California native and creative problem-solver. She thrives on working with folks who get excited about the big picture and has had the good fortune to design for good with clients including the San Francisco Bay Trail, Peninsula Clean Energy, Metropolitan Transportation Commission and San Francisco Human Services Agency. She serves as head of design for Ecology Action, responsible for strategy, integration, and execution of all branding and design activities.

  • Sherry Bryan

    Program Manager

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    Sherry Bryan

    Program Manager

    Sherry is the Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging and Demand Generation Program Manager at Ecology Action. She leads Ecology Action’s EV team to implement equitable EV charging solutions in multi-family housing communities, and increase EV ownership in low and moderate income households through the EVs for Everyone/EVs Para Todos purchase guidance program. Her project management expertise in the built-environment spans the fields of solid waste and recycling, urban and agricultural water management, and low impact development. Her reputation for developing and maintaining innovative programs and cultivating strong stakeholder partnerships that meet community needs is unparalleled. Sherry is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and holds a BA in Environmental Studies, with an Agroecology emphasis.

  • Tatiana Burdiak

    Director of Marketing Strategy

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    Tatiana Burdiak

    Director of Marketing Strategy

  • Tawn Kennedy

    Program Coordinator

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    Tawn Kennedy

    Program Coordinator

  • Tom Pickering

    Senior Energy Analyst

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    Tom Pickering

    Senior Energy Analyst

  • Tracy Wood

    Director Project Office

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    Tracy Wood

    Director Project Office

    Mapping strategic business objectives by planning, developing, and implementing process and project infrastructure across Ecology Action’s portfolio of service offerings. I work with all of the teams to establish a center of excellence that promotes best practices in projects and programs to bring about organizational change and institute a culture of knowledge management.