Energy

Tackling the world's toughest resource challenges is the shared purpose that connects us as an organization - and transcends the bottom-line.

  • Aaron B.

    Senior Supply Chain Analyst

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    Aaron B.

    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 D.

    Vice President of Strategic Development

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    Aaron D.

    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.

  • Andy M.

    Senior Program Manager

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    Andy M.

    Senior Program Manager

  • Angel R

    EV Charging Customer Advisor – Project Manager

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    Angel R

    EV Charging Customer Advisor – Project Manager

  • Benjamin D.

    Incentive Manager

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    Benjamin D.

    Incentive Manager

    As an incentive manager, Ben coordinates and manages the rebate incentive process with a variety of participating utilities and partners. Ben is a graduate of UC Davis and holds a BS in Community and Regional Development. Prior to working at Taper, he has worked on the implementation and support of several meter/submeter based energy management information systems.

  • Carlos S.

    Senior Energy Consultant

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    Carlos S.

    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.

  • Christopher M.

    Senior Project Manager

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    Christopher M.

    Senior Project Manager

  • Courtney D.

    Program Manager

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    Courtney D.

    Program Manager

    Courtney joins Ecology Action with over a decade of experience in land conservation and water management. After receiving an M.S. in International Sustainable Development and Climate Change from Antioch University New England, she helped develop Ratio Institute’s suite of ESG reporting tools. She now focuses on circular economies and operational efficiency within the food retail industry.

  • Daniel C.

    Technical Sales Manager

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    Daniel C.

    Technical Sales Manager

  • Darren N.

    Senior Energy Analyst

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    Darren N.

    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.

  • Derek A.

    Technical Energy Consultant

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    Derek A.

    Technical Energy Consultant

  • Frank D.

    Construction Project Manager

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    Frank D.

    Construction Project Manager

  • Frank H.

    Director of Sales

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    Frank H.

    Director of Sales

  • Gary E.

    Vice President and RME

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    Gary E.

    Vice President and RME

  • Jane M.

    Vice President of Portfolio Strategy and Development

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    Jane M.

    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.

  • Jennifer M.

    Product Development Manager

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    Jennifer M.

    Product Development Manager

  • Jeremy J.

    Technical Energy Consultant

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    Jeremy J.

    Technical Energy Consultant

  • John P.

    Vice President of Innovation

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    John P.

    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 T.

    Vice President of Biz Dev and Integration

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    Jonathan T.

    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.

  • Koralie H.

    Construction Project Manager

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    Koralie H.

    Construction Project Manager

    As a Construction Project Manager in the Construction Services Division of Taper, Koralie manages subcontractor scopes and schedules to implement energy saving work in grocery stores throughout California and the Pacific Northwest. This work includes refrigeration case modifications such as component cleaning, modification, and the addition of case doors to drastically reduce the electrical load and carbon impact. Prior to joining Ecology Action and Taper, Koralie worked for 17 years in the Solar Industry and brings her construction management and technical expertise to the team.

  • Lore J.

    Program Manager

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    Lore J.

    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.

  • Luis S.

    Finance and Compliance Specialist

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    Luis S.

    Finance and Compliance Specialist

  • Michelle M.

    Director of Delivery Services

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    Michelle M.

    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 T.

    Inside Sales Representative

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    Michelle T.

    Inside Sales Representative

  • Pete W.

    Business Operations Analyst

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    Pete W.

    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 C.

    Director of Programs and Collaboration

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    Peter C.

    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.

  • Rachel R.

    Project Manager Supervisor

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    Rachel R.

    Project Manager Supervisor

  • Renee S.

    Delivery Project Manager

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    Renee S.

    Delivery Project Manager

  • Richard M.

    Director of Engineering

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    Richard M.

    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 M.

    Channel Manager

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    Robb M.

    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.

  • Scott F.

    Director of Business Strategy

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    Scott F.

    Director of Business Strategy

    Scott coordinates with clients, utilities, and partners to develop innovative efficiency solutions that combine best-available project funding opportunities with expert installation, material sourcing, incentive administration and project management. Scott is a LEED Accredited Professional and a graduate of Humboldt State University with a BS in Natural Resources Planning & Design and a minor in Appropriate Technology.

  • Stan P.

    Senior Software Engineer

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    Stan P.

    Senior Software Engineer

    As a Software Engineer on the Ecology Actions Business Informatics team, Stan helps build the software tools and processes that Ecology Action uses to serve its customers, partners and community. He enjoys using the latest technology to solve problems and enable others to do their best work.

  • Tom P.

    Senior Energy Analyst

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    Tom P.

    Senior Energy Analyst