Our Team

Executive Team

Executive Team

Ravi Malhotra

Founder & President

Ravi Malhotra

Founder & President

Ravi is an experienced engineer and social entrepreneur who has established a variety of enterprises in India, Africa and the US with an emphasis on sustainable technologies. He is currently focused on finding financially sustainable models to solve the U.S. affordable housing crisis while tackling climate change through the efforts of ICAST and TBL Fund. Ravi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and Master’s degrees in both Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Susan Hom

Executive Assistant

Sue has many years of experience working in community relations with a global financial services corporation, including work in their Foundation and its Environmental Affairs unit. This experience gave her the opportunity to learn about the importance of sustainability. In that vein, Sue is pleased to work at ICAST in helping to further its goals.

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Adam Hemauer

Technical Services VISTA

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Amonti Griffin

Assistant Site Superintendent

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Amy Smith

Project Manager - ICAST projects

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Andrea Suroiu

Recruiting Coordinator

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Anne Kubicek

Purchasing Agent

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Bradley Frederick

Construction Site Supervisor

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Brandon Koyanagi

Energy Engineer

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Cheryl Crawford

Business Development Executive

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Curt Shepard

Inside Sales Consultant

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Dan Golden

Grants Manager

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David Hunter

Applications Manager

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David Poarch

Integration Engineer

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Derrek Padilla

Business Development Executive

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Edward McIlvain

Director of Programs 

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Eli Fields

Grants Coordinator

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Ian Basinger

Business Systems Analyst

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Ian Lippke-Calger

Marketing Intern

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James Quish

Business Development Executive

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Jaro Bellier

Energy Efficiency Analyst

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Jason Hampton

Junior Construction Site Supervisor

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Jeff Hargis

Technical Project Manager

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Jeffrey Wilkinson

Director of Construction Management

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Joe Makyta

Customer Service Representative

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Joe Ragan

Director of Sales

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Joe Terpstra

Business Development Executive

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John Wilkerson

Energy Efficiency Analyst

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Julie Sotts

Sales Development Representative

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Kathy Dyer

Training Specialist

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Kristen Cheriegate

Policy Analyst

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Kyle Heser

Energy Efficiency Engineer

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Leah Porter

Accounting Administrative Assistant

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Lee Bridgewater

Regional Construction Manager

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Lillian Gerrity

Content Editor

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Lisa Lloyd

Sales Coordinator

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Logan Davidson

Energy Efficiency Analyst

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Lynn Whitfield

Human Resources Manager

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Maddy Unger

Americorps VISTA Volunteer

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Marcia Cohen

Director of Finance & Administration

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Max Wilkinson

Construction Site Supervisor

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Miguel Hernandez

Construction Site Supervisor

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Mikaela Krengel

Construction Coordinator

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Mike Smugala

Business Development Executive

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Monica Paici

Marketing Director

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Natalia Cortes

Sales Coordinator

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Nate Murray

Business Development Executive

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Nicolita Montoya

Energy Auditor

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Noreen Beatley

Senior Program Advisor

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Ola Czastkiewicz

DSM Technical Manager

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Perla Bogado

Accounting Assistant

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Quinn Keenan

Energy Efficiency Analyst

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Rey Acuna

Assistant Construction Site Supervisor

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Rob Ruffner

Construction Site Supervisor

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Ryan Kristoff

Business Development Manager

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Shelby Graves

IT Admin Assistant

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Stephanie Moser

Customer Service Representative

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Suzanne Lynch

Construction Coordinator

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Sydney Sayers

Construction Coordinator

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Tamara Long

Administrative Assistant

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Unzila Chowdhury

Proposal Writer

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Adam Hemauer

Technical Services VISTA

Adam joined ICAST as an Americorps VISTA member in June 2021. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied Environmental Policy, and is extremely excited to be working with ICAST’s Technical Services Department as a Technical Services VISTA. Adam has experience as a community organizer for environmental and sustainability issues and is passionate about environmental justice and affordable transit. In his spare time, Adam is an avid hiker who hopes to one day complete his bucket list of all 63 US National Parks (including those in the Pacific and Caribbean territories!), although he gets just as excited to play another round of one of his favorite board games.

Mikaela Krengel

Construction Coordinator

Mikaela got her start in the construction industry at a young age with her family’s construction business. She then obtained her Bachelor of Science in construction management from South Dakota State University and became a Certified Associate in Project Management. Mikaela has project management experience in residential and commercial construction. In addition, she has always had a passion for sustainability and helping under-served communities, which translates well to her role at ICAST. While not on the job, she enjoys baking, playing guitar and piano, DIY projects, and spending as much time outdoors as possible with her husband and their three dogs.

Maddy Unger

Americorps VISTA Volunteer

Maddy joined ICAST as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in June of 2021. She recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Urban Planning from Colorado College and is thrilled to be working with the Marketing and Communications Department as a Marketing Outreach VISTA. She has experience in the non-profit sector and is passionate about urban sustainability and environmental equity. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and backyard barbeques with friends.

Lillian Gerrity

Content Editor

Lillian excels at effective, intentional, creative communication that translates and clarifies complex issues for a diverse audience. Before joining ICAST’s team as Content Editor, Lillian worked in the Texas legislative space providing communications services to a wide range of organizations, associations, and corporations. She was drawn to ICAST’s mission to support communities through triple bottom line solutions that adapt to market and governmental infrastructure while actively seeking opportunities to change the game. She lives in Illinois and uses her spare time to learn about anything she did not know yesterday.
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Andrea Suroiu

Recruiting Coordinator

I have joined ICAST as a Recruiting Coordinator to support the recruiting efforts. I live in Naples, Fl, and have been a Recruiter for three years (both in-house and agency placements). Recruiting is a very rewarding profession; you help people from many different backgrounds and geographic locations to achieve their career goals. Before recruiting, I was a Technical Writer for several years with a computer software company operating in the IT/Systems (mainframe), Content Management, and Data Intelligence market spaces. Free time: traveling, yoga, cycling, or simply walking to the beach - spotting a dolphin always makes for a great day!

Sydney Sayers

Construction Coordinator

I have worked in the water conservation world for three years specializing in construction project management in the multifamily market. I am currently in school to get my Bachelor’s in business management then onto receiving my Project Management Professional certification. I have a passion for sustainability and green living, and I am excited to be a part of a team that does just that every day while also helping others. I am a cat-mom of two, and I enjoy being in nature, painting, and live music.

Linda Brandon

Accounting Manager

Linda Brandon is from Boulder, Colorado, and has lived in Littleton since 1993. She lives with her husband Mark and two cats, Lilyana Bella, 14, and Douglas Tyler 4. She enjoys gardening, travel, walking, cooking, and all things cat. She attended Fairview High School in Boulder. Linda then earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.S. in Accounting from CU Denver. She has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1992. Organizations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Management Accountants. In addition, she has been a Board Member for 15 years at the Cat Care Society in Lakewood. Industries have included manufacturing, country clubs, restaurants, communication, multi-unit stores, franchising, and oil & gas. She has worked for Sundstrand, Level 3, Ciber, Samson Oil & Gas, Cost Cutters, and At The Beach.

Jaro Bellier

Energy Efficiency Analyst

Jaro received his B.S in Environmental Science with a focus on Energy from Santa Clara University. While attending school, he worked for the University Operations department on various energy/water efficiency projects around campus. Upon graduation, Jaro joined an energy consulting company as an Energy Analyst, and later an Energy Auditor, where he performed ASHRAE level 1 & 2 audits and worked on multiple retro-commissioning and M&V projects. Outside of work, he enjoys fishing, hiking, and playing soccer.

Miguel Hernandez

Construction Site Supervisor

Miguel has been in the construction industry for 10 years. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Stevenson University. Following graduation, Miguel explored his passion within management and construction. Through his work, he has acquired and developed skills as both a laborer and project manager. Miguel joined ICAST to blend his interests in construction and humanities, by working to develop and create growth within his immediate community. In his free time, Miguel enjoys exercising, fishing, and playing sports.

Logan Davidson

Energy Efficiency Analyst

Logan’s past work and future goals are underpinned by a deep commitment to creating a more equitable and just world. He has an interdisciplinary background in natural hazard preparedness, solar energy development/construction, data analysis/visualization, web development, research, and community organizing. He loves traveling, being outdoors, painting, reading, cooking, dancing, people watching and so much more. Logan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Unzila Chowdhury

Proposal Writer

Unzila Chowdhury is a professional grant writer and workforce development coordinator who has previously worked with unique groups such as Native American tribes and formerly incarcerated populations. She obtained her BA in 2017, double majoring in Environmental Science and Economics with a minor in Gender and Sexuality from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a small, honors liberal arts school. Currently, she is a MA student in Nonprofit Management at Antioch University. She hopes to use her skills and passion to help disadvantaged groups who suffer the greatest impact of climate change. During her free time, she co-hosts a podcast called Run On Sentence, paints life-sized murals and drinks too many cups of Chai.

Shelby Graves

IT Admin Assistant

Shelby recently received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and post-graduation moved to Denver, Colorado. She joined the team at ICAST because of her passion for sustainability, the environment and helping low-income populations. When not working, she enjoys spending her time reading, hiking, skiing, and backpacking in the mountains.

Tamara Long

Administrative Assistant

Mission Statement: To work for an established company that enriches the lives of the communities it severs. As Administrative Assistant Tamara will be answering phones, collecting contact information, setting meetings, collecting information from clients and imputing it into SalesForce, constant contact and MHelpdesk. Signing people up for training classes, assembling Training materials, issuing certificates to trainees, ordering food for 1-100 people. Maintaining the office employees needs and requests. Helping with actors and scheduling filming shoots. clients what the issue was and help them solve minor issues with our system, such as password, log in, laser issues; checking batteries and what items can be used at the same time. Check that all cables are properly secured and that the mounted camera is installed correctly. Her interests include reading, learning and enjoying life.

Julie Sotts

Sales Development Representative

Julie joined ICAST as an Inside Sales Consultant. Her experience includes property management, Mortgage Lending and Real Estate. She is excited to be working to improve affordable housing and having a positive impact on climate change. Julie has extensive experience driving and exceeding new business development. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, exploring nature, hiking and stand-up paddle boarding. https://www.icastusa.org/?post_type=sptp_member&p=2541&preview=true
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Nicolita Montoya

Energy Auditor

Nicolita (Nikky) Montoya is a Native New Mexican and a graduate of the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of New Mexico. Her previous career in financial literacy has allowed her to work with many families throughout the State of New Mexico as well as Southern Texas. She has dedicated her expertise to helping families in her community protect their assets through investment education. In her new career path, she is excited to bring energy and cost conservation into these very needed communities. Through integrity, a strong work ethic and compassion for her community, her genuine promise with ICAST is to add value to New Mexican communities and its environmentally sustainable needs.

Natalia Cortes

Sales Coordinator

Natalia has been in the energy efficiency industry for almost 3 years. She previously worked for the Wattsmart program through Rocky Mountain Power. Natalia graduated with a bachelor’s in psychology in 2015. She was interested in ICAST because she likes the mission behind the organization. She wants to do her part in making sustainability accessible to everyone. In her free time she likes to hang out with her family, her boyfriend, and her cats. She enjoys watching football, traveling, and hiking when it isn't cold outside.
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Lisa Lloyd

Sales Coordinator

Lisa is an alumnus of the University of South Florida where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communication, with a concentration in Public and Cultural Communication. Lisa's career began in hospitality, where she learned the foundations of teamwork, customer service and an attention to detail. For the past 8 years, Lisa has worked in Project Management as a Senior Project Associate in the textile and hotel industries. Lisa knows how important sustainability and the environment are, and is excited to work at ICAST and make a difference in the world. A born and raised Floridian, she enjoys the beach, yoga, a good book and spending time with her husband and son!

James Quish

Business Development Executive

Suzanne Lynch

Construction Coordinator

Suzanne has a Masters in Business Management with a minor Human Resources from Webster University. She has over 25 years of work experience that focused in all areas of accounting and over 5 years of purchasing within the residential home building. After working with Habitat for Humanity, building two new homes for deserving families years ago in ABQ – the nonprofit business sector is her passion. Giving back and helping others is the best feeling!

Kathy Dyer

Training Specialist

Teacher since age 14, Kathy combines creativity with a deep understanding of adult learning and a passion for helping people get better at what they do. She’s committed to supporting others in making connections and building their capacity. She holds an MA in educational leadership from the University of Colorado Denver. When not collaborating and learning, Kathy loves being outdoors and cooking.

Kristen Cheriegate

Policy Analyst

Kristen Cheriegate has a decade of experience in the policy sector within topics related to energy, environment, mental health, and technology. She holds a M.A. degree from George Washington University, where she studied Security Policies and National Security Law, and a B.A. in Sociology and Criminology from California State University, Northridge. She is passionate about helping local communities achieve sustainable technologies, and is eager to help ICAST navigate the policy world to obtain real-world solutions. Before moving to Colorado in 2019, Kristen spent 5 years in Washington, DC working with international and federal government representatives in the energy and technology sectors. She has conducted research and analysis for both the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and the Center for European Policy Analysis. In her downtown, she enjoys going to the gym, climbing mountains, and failing at miniature golf.

Ian Lippke-Calger

Marketing Intern

Ian is a graduate of Ohio University (Bobcats), from which he acquired a B.A. in Communication and Technical Management. He is presently in pursuit of a pair of certificates in Geographic Information Systems at Front Range Community College. Ian's technical skills and attention to detail make him well-suited to data synthesis and management, which at ICAST neatly combine with his interest in environmental sustainability. When he's not busy digging for data, you will likely find him scrambling up one of Colorado's 14ers.

Cheryl Crawford

Business Development Executive

Cheryl Crawford joined ICAST as a Business Development Executive in Washington DC. This is an especially exciting opportunity because she will work with Multifamily Affordable Housing professionals in Washington DC communities to preserve affordable housing and address climate change. Cheryl is a sales and marketing professional with extensive experience driving results and exceeding revenue targets in the Waste Management, Building Services, Direct Marketing, and Telecommunications industries. Cheryl supports the Human Rights Campaign, Susan G. Komen, and the ASPCA, among others. She enjoys independent film, jazz, concerts and live theatre performances.
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David Poarch

Integration Engineer

David is a polyglot developer well-versed in multiple stacks/technologies, with the majority of experience in full stack web development, integrations, and also considerable experience in mobile app development. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science. He enjoys running, cycling, swimming, and spending time outdoors.

Joe Terpstra

Business Development Executive

As a business development executive in Washington, DC - Joe has been recognized as a sales leader for organizations within sustainable remodeling, technology, and commercial real estate property management industries. Joe has over a decade of experience in designing and implementing aggressive sales / marketing campaigns in SEO, PPC and direct selling. When Joe isn't developing business, you can find him on the tennis court and competing in DC's (infamous) competitive karaoke league. 

Joe Ragan

Director of Sales

Joe received his Bachelor’s in Business/Marketing from Northern Illinois University. He is an experienced sales professional with 20+ years of leading sales teams. At ICAST, Joe is responsible for sales and maximizing growth as ICAST scales their footprint. He is passionate about helping advance the company's mission to preserve and increase the efficiency of affordable housing. When not working, Joe loves spending time with his family and usually can be found attending one of his kids’ extracurricular activities or watching the Chicago Cubs.

Lee Bridgewater

Regional Construction Manager

Lee has been in the construction industry for the majority of his life, having owned a custom residential building company for 30+ years before joining ICAST. He looks forward to bringing his knowledge of construction to help reduce energy and water consumption for ICAST customers. In his spare time, Lee enjoys riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle, skiing, fishing, helping his daughter with their horses, and spending time with his grandchildren. He also coaches an 8th grade AYL football team during the football season.

Rey Acuna

Assistant Construction Site Supervisor

Bio coming soon.

Rob Ruffner

Construction Site Supervisor

Bio coming soon.

Amonti Griffin

Assistant Site Superintendent

Bio coming soon.

John Wilkerson

Energy Efficiency Analyst

John Wilkerson brings over 10 years of experience in the energy efficiency industry to the ICAST team. He holds a Bachelors in Environmental Science from St. Josephs University in Philadelphia. He spent the last 10+ years starting and running the Contracting Department for Elysian Energy where he managed all energy retrofit projects, accounting for roughly $2.5 million/yr in revenue. John has extensive experience in both the single family and multifamily sectors, and his specialty is in deep energy multifamily retrofits in lower income communities. When John is not working, he can often be found traveling, backpacking, hiking, kayaking, working on his campervan, or playing his guitar.

Brandon Koyanagi

Energy Engineer

Brandon received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. Upon graduation, Brandon joined an energy evaluation firm as a Field Engineer, primarily focusing on measurement and verification requirements of efficient equipment installations. His previous role lent him experience in evaluating the gross impact of both residential and commercial efficiency programs administered by utilities across the U.S. A professional goal of Brandon’s is to lessen the impact of energy consumption upon the environment and underserved communities. In his free time, he enjoys tabletop role-playing games and hiking.

David Hunter

Applications Manager

As ICAST’s Applications Manager, David supports and administers the company's applications suite. Using integrations and automation, he supports and designs evolving workflows to maximize processes. Prior to joining ICAST, David served as an implementation and technical specialist servicing healthcare clinics of all sizes. He is excited to implement applications strategy to support ICAST’s mission. In his spare time, David enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and hiking.

Dan Golden

Grants Manager

Dan received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder and his MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver. He is a seasoned leader of people, partners and projects with years of experience in the environmental, energy services and renewable energy industries. Dan has served in numerous roles in Program Management, Business Development and Operations and Customer Support. Working for a nonprofit providing economic, environmental and social benefits aligns perfectly with his mindset for the 21st century. Dan loves books and music, and spends as much time outdoors as he can hiking, skiing and playing tennis.

Susan Hom

Executive Assistant

Sue has many years of experience working in community relations with a global financial services corporation, including work in their Foundation and its Environmental Affairs unit. This experience gave her the opportunity to learn about the importance of sustainability. In that vein, Sue is pleased to work at ICAST in helping to further its goals.

Ravi Malhotra

Founder & President

Ravi is an experienced engineer and social entrepreneur who has established a variety of enterprises in India, Africa and the US with an emphasis on sustainable technologies. He is currently focused on finding financially sustainable models to solve the U.S. affordable housing crisis while tackling climate change through the efforts of ICAST and TBL Fund. Ravi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and Master’s degrees in both Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Jeffrey Wilkinson

Director of Construction Management

Jeff has been in energy efficiency savings sales since 1991. Most recently he worked Consulting design/build for lighting and controls upgrades in St. Louis and nationally. Through his position he has had the chance to work with both the public and the private sector. Jeff enjoys helping our clients through all our cost saving and quality upgrading methods. In his free time, Jeff enjoys back yard bbqs, and has been a drummer for 30+ years in area bands and at his church.

Mike Smugala

Business Development Executive

Mike Smulaga received a Business degree from Maryville University. He comes to ICAST with 10 years of low-income multifamily incentive experience with utilities, and more than 20 years of total sales experience. ICAST is the first nonprofit he has worked for, and has enjoyed what comes with it. When not on the job, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and watching St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and St. Louis Blues Hockey Games.

Curt Shepard

Inside Sales Consultant

Curt supports ICAST’s business development efforts by calling on potential customers who are undertaking green upgrades to their multifamily properties. Prior to joining ICAST, he was Vice President of a nationally prominent real estate lender, specializing in multifamily financing, including low income communities. Curt has a Master’s degree in Finance and Capital Markets, and a Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver.

Derrek Padilla

Business Development Executive

Derrek received his Associates in Bio-Technology from Central New Mexico Community College. He entered the sales field while in school, and continued to pursue sales post-graduation. Derrek discovered his appreciation for the heating and cooling industry as he took on sales roles in Albuquerque and Tucson. He was a General Sales Manager for HVAC residential and commercial products and services prior to joining ICAST, managing a hand full of salespeople. When not at work, Derrek builds classic cars and custom motorcycles.

Nate Murray

Business Development Executive

Nate is a business development executive who has previous experience working as a VP of Operations at an energy focused general contracting group, with a personal focus in selling multifamily housing. He was also a Sr. Account Manager, working with trade allies, multifamily partners, and manufactures to drive energy efficient choices leveraging participation in rebate programs. Although Nate works in Utah, he loves any opportunity to come to the Denver office to take over the ping pong table.

Stephanie Moser

Customer Service Representative

Stephanie has 10 years of experience in customer service, 4 of which were in the customer care department at Davinci Virtual Office Solutions where she learned about the customer service industry. She is a firm believer in treating others how you would want to be treated, and thinks sustainability education is vital. In her downtime, she enjoys watching football (Go Buckeyes), exploring the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City, and playing games with friends.

Joe Makyta

Customer Service Representative

Joe comes to ICAST with 10+ years of experience in customer relations and sales excellence in the hospitality and automotive industries. Having most recently held the roll of Conference Service Manager in San Francisco, he is well versed in communications, technology, event organization, and systems administration. Joe is passionate about strengthening communities, servicing underserved populations, and helping mitigate the impacts of climate change. In his free time he enjoys reading, exploring nature, tinkering with small machines and spending time with his wife and cat.

Leslie Welch

Proposal Writer

Leslie is a nonprofit administrative professional with experience in proposal development, grants management, and community outreach. She graduated from Michigan State University (Go Green! Go White!) in 2017 with BA in Arts & Humanities/Public Policy. She hopes to use her skills at ICAST to provide sustainable living options and fight climate change. In her downtime, she can often be found doing grassroots community outreach, trying the newest coffee shop, and binge-watching Netflix

Eli Fields

Grants Coordinator

Eli received a BA in Environmental Studies from CU Boulder, with a minor in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. He has previous grant coordinating experience interning for a nonprofit while in school, where the goal was sustainable development and entrepreneurial training in rural Zambia. Eli feels strongly about environmental work because it has meaningful impacts that we see every day. In his free time, he enjoys reading and snowboarding.

Noreen Beatley

Senior Program Advisor

Noreen has 20+ years experience working with affordable housing, energy efficiency, and sustainable community issues. Prior to joining ICAST, she directed several major HUD projects including the Location Affordability Index and the ​Community Health Index and Assessment Tool. She’s consulted for numerous national housing and community development nonprofits, and served as the Director of State and Local Policy for Enterprise Community Partners. Noreen holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Texas-Austin, and Bachelor’s in Urban Affairs and Political Science from the University of Rhode Island.

Ryan Kristoff

Business Development Manager

Ryan works in several capacities for ICAST including writing proposals for grants, creating business development opportunities, and assisting with various marketing functions. Ryan graduated with a B.A. in History and Philosophy from the University of Connecticut, and has since gained several years of nonprofit development experience. He is an AmeriCorps VISTA alumni and is passionate about making a positive impact in the world.

Leah Porter

Accounting Administrative Assistant

Leah graduated college with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting. While in school, she held part-time jobs that involved mainly administrative tasks. Leah is passionate about the environment, and believes affordable housing is important in times and areas of high rent. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, cooking, and reading.

Greg Elsea

Finance Manager

Greg has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and following graduation became a Certified Public Accountant. He has 30+ years of accounting experience, majority of which has been in the construction and operations fields. Greg feels strongly about being proactive in making a better place for tomorrow, which is a major reason why he chose to work at ICAST. Greg enjoys spending time with family and friends, is an avid reader, and a Colorado Avalanche Fan.

Perla Bogado

Accounting Assistant

Perla brings over 15 years of accounting and administrative support experience to the ICAST team. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Universidad de Buenos Aires. She has previous nonprofit experience as well. Perla is bi-lingual (English and Spanish) and her hobbies include baking and gardening.

Marcia Cohen

Director of Finance & Administration

Marcia leads ICAST’s financial, accounting, and administrative functions. She is a former CPA and has experience as a commercial banker. Marcia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a Master’s in Accounting from the University of Denver.

Brad Varnedoe

HR Generalist

Brad has spent 6+ years working in HR in the construction industry before joining ICAST. He received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from The University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Brad joined ICAST because he identified with the mission of the company. When not at work, he spends his time playing video games, hiking, and snowboarding.

Lynn Whitfield

Human Resources Manager

Lynn is a senior human resources professional with 25+ years of experience. A graduate from Roosevelt University with a Bachelors in Business Administration. She has a certificate in Advanced Human Resources Management from UCLA. She is excited about joining the ICAST team as part time HR Manager. In her spare time, you will find Lynn reading or antiquing for small treasures.

Ian Basinger

Business Systems Analyst

Ian handles the wide array of consulting projects, including PACE, RAD, and EPC (Energy Performance Contracting), that ICAST takes on. Ian has a background in solar installation and design, and holds a NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification. He received his B.S. in Energy-Focused Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has extensive programming and energy modeling experience. Ian is an avid biker and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

Ben Baugher

IT Manager

As ICAST's IT Manager, Ben provides technical expertise, strategy and direction utilizing 20+ years of experience in the field. Prior to joining ICAST, Ben worked in information technology for building automation, HVAC and construction companies. He holds several technology certifications in systems engineering and administration. Ben is passionate about the positive impact technology offers in providing economic, environmental, and social benefits to communities. In his free time, Ben enjoys spending time with family.

Kyle Heser

Energy Efficiency Engineer

Kyle received a B.S. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and an M.S. in Renewable Energy Engineering from The University of New South Wales. He has led and participated in a number of capacity building development projects in various countries including Nicaragua, Nepal, Australia and Cambodia. Kyle brings an educational background in building science and renewable energy systems, and a year’s experience as a licensed HERS rater to his position. Outside of work, Kyle can be found either practicing or teaching yoga, or enjoying Mother Nature.

Rob Foley

Project Manager

Rob conducts energy audits, capital need assessments, and energy modeling for ICAST projects. He has worked in construction for more than 25 years. Rob holds a general contractor’s license, a BPI Building Analyst Certification, NATE certification for HVAC, and is an EPA certified renovator.

Ola Czastkiewicz

DSM Technical Manager

Ola received her B.A. in Environmental Engineering with a focus on Energy from the University of Colorado. While attending school, she performed energy audits for a variety of buildings on campus. Post-graduation, Ola went on to do mechanical design, drafting, and energy modeling. She then joined an engineering evaluation firm as a primary engineer, executing measurement and verification (M&V) requirements through onsites. Ola has a long history with nonprofits, facilitating the implementation and evaluation of building upgrades. In her free time, she enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee and experimenting in the kitchen.

Nick Grahf

DSM Manager

Nick is a green collar professional with nearly ten years of proven success in design and implementation of demand side management (DSM) programs. By working for a nonprofit, he continues his mission to drive economic, environmental, and social change through energy efficiency. Nick holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Economics from the University of Colorado. When not working, Nick enjoys spending his time in the alpine.

Max Wilkinson

Construction Site Supervisor

Bio Coming Soon.

Amy Smith

Project Manager - ICAST projects

Amy has ample construction administration experience, as well as experience scheduling appointments with renters/tenants. She assists with project management, doing whatever is necessary to ensure each project meets deadlines and remains within the specified budget. Amy enjoys assisting low-income housing residents reduce the cost of their utility bills, while also reducing their carbon footprint. In Amy’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping and fishing. She is also an AVID sports fan (Go Utes, Broncos, Jazz and Dodgers!).

Anne Kubicek

Purchasing Agent

Anne received her BA from a nonprofit university in Illinois, and has 25+ years in the purchasing arena of the residential/commercial construction industry. She has a passion for the environment, and thinks working towards a more sustainable world is vital. When Anne is not working, she enjoys working with her four horses, trail riding, motorcycling, and traveling.

Jason Hampton

Junior Construction Site Supervisor

Jason has 15 years of experience in the construction industry, managing projects and performing carpentry work. ICAST is the first nonprofit he has worked for, but is eager to use his construction knowledge to help under-served communities. Jason is a husband and father of three kids. He enjoys traveling, playing basketball (especially with his kids), and shooting pool. He also likes to read success books to help with his personal and professional development.

Bradley Frederick

Construction Site Supervisor

Bradley has worked in the construction industry for 25+ years, 10 of which have been in the nonprofit sector. In his previous nonprofit role, he was a manager for both a Refugee Resettlement program and a Homeless Services program. Bradley has certifications in Green Retrofit Construction, and is a Journeyman Painter. He has been able to gain skills throughout his years in the field by doing a variety of projects and working for a general contractor. ICAST has given Bradley the opportunity to combine his skills as a Construction Site Coordinator while managing energy efficiency projects throughout the multifamily community in Utah.

Monica Paici

Marketing Director

Combine creativity and discipline and you have Monica Paici. Serving as the Marketing Advisor at ICAST, Monica takes on challenging responsibilities, such as digital and social marketing. With 25+ years in the marketing world, she has a practiced hand that creates solutions for even the most difficult of projects. When she is not exploring opportunities to advance ICAST’s mission, she loves to cook. Ask her about how to bake the perfect chocolate cookie. It’s her secret talent.

Edward McIlvain

Director of Programs 

Ed manages ICAST’s various rehab and grant programs. He was a Product Marketing Manager for Arrow Electronics before he decided he wanted shift gears to work in a career focused on sustainability. Ed completed a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy and Management at the University of Denver. He enjoys volunteering at Swallow Hill Music Association, Colorado Mountain Biking Association, and Rocky Mountain Wild.

Jeff Hargis

Technical Project Manager

Jeff received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State and his Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado. Jeff worked in computer development at Hewlett Packard for 20+ years as an electrical engineer and engineering manager. He has been very active working in community development as a volunteer with Engineers Without Borders for several years. Jeff is a certified PMI Project Management Professional. In his free time he enjoys outdoor activities in the mountains, especially mountain biking.

Quinn Keenan

Energy Efficiency Analyst

Quinn received a BA in Mathematics from SUNY Geneseo and an MS in Engineering Sciences from the University at Buffalo. During his Master’s, he participated in a carbon reduction challenge, and assisted in research of a new insulation product. Overall, Quinn’s education piqued his interest in green building technology which led him to become a LEED Green Associate. His major professional goal is to combat climate change by making society more sustainable. Outside of work, he enjoys kickboxing, weightlifting, listening to music, and being outdoors.