Our Team

Executive Team

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Ravi Malhotra

Founder & President

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Susan Hom

Executive Assistant

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 Bonner

Commercial Lender TBL Fund

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Adam Hemauer

Energy Analyst

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Amavie Clement

Sales Coordinator

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Amy Smith

Process Analyst

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Angie Healey

Sales Coordinator

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Anna Marr

Senior Construction Project Coordinator

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Anne Kubicek

Purchasing Agent

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Antonio Ramirez-Lopez

Assistant Site Supervisor

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Audrey Knox

Training Program Coordinator

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Brad James

Energy Auditor

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Bradley Frederick

Construction Site Supervisor

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Brandon Koyanagi

Energy Engineer

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Courtney Hubbard

Director of Programs

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Curt Shepard

Sales Development Representative

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Dan Golden

Grants Manager

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Danielle Hicks

Construction Project Coordinator

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David Poarch

Integration Engineer

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Destiny Galeano

Policy Research VISTA

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Duncan Nielander

Assistant Site Supervisor

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Edward McIlvain

WAP Program Manager

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Eric Stange

Director of Business Development TBL Fund

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Francisco Martinez-Paredes

Inside Sales Representative

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Gene Cattani

Director of Sales

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Hanna Hunt

Process Publishing and Support VISTA

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Ian Basinger

Business Systems Analyst

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Ian Lippke-Calger

GIS Technician

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Jaci Willoughby

Marketing Generalist

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James Quish

Business Development Executive

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Jaro Bellier

Energy Analyst II

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Jeff Hargis

Technical Services Director

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Jeffrey Wilkinson

Director of Vendor Relations

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Julie Stotts

Sales Development Representative

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Justin Root

Associate Project Manager

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Kate Preston

Connecticut Community Outreach Coordinator

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Kim Teetzel

Marketing Coordinator

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Kristen Cheriegate

Senior Policy Analyst

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Larry Paroz

Business Development Manager

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Leah Allmer

Utility Energy Efficiency Coordinator

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Leah Porter

Accounting Administrative Assistant

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Les Gaynair

Solar Sales Coordinator

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Leslie Welch

Proposal Writer II

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Lillian Gerrity

Content Editor

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Luke Galvin

Construction Site Supervisor

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Lynn Whitfield

Director of Human Resources

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Marcia Cohen

Director of Finance & Administration

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Mark Ducote

Construction Manager

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Mark Kirk

Director of Information Technology

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Martin Morales

Solar Business Development Manager

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Max Wilkinson

Special Projects Manager

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Melissa Nesavich

IT Applications Specialist

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Miguel Hernandez

Construction Site Supervisor

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Monica Paici

Director of Marketing

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Mollie Stewart

Sales Coordinator

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Natalia Cortes

Sales Coordinator

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Nataly Welch

Marketing and Business Development Trainee

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Nate Garren

Business Development Manager - Mid-Atlantic Region

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Nate Murray

Business Development Executive

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Neriah Israel

Inside Sales Development Representative

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Nicklaus Watson

IT Technician

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Nicolita Montoya

Energy Analyst

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Noreen Beatley

Senior Program Advisor

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Paul Borgman

Senior Energy Efficiency Engineer

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Quinn Keenan

Energy Efficiency Engineer

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Rae Rae

Business Development Manager - New Mexico

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Rene Siluano-Garcia

Construction Project Coordinator

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Rey Acuna

Construction Site Supervisor

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Rich Broussard

Purchasing Specialist

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Rich DeYoung

TA Sales Manager

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Rob Foley

Technical Solutions Specialist

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Ryan Kristoff

Business Development Director

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Sam Lipman

Director of Solar Programs

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Sam Norris

Sam Norris Director of Construction Management

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Scott Griffin

Proposal Manager

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Shelby Graves

Power Platform Administrator

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Shondra Scott

Construction Accountant

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Steve Kieffer

Business Development Manager - St. Louis

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Tamara Long

Administrative Assistant

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Unzila Chowdhury

Proposal Writer

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Ziad Omar

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Antonio Ramirez-Lopez

Assistant Site Supervisor

Sam Lipman

Director of Solar Programs

Sam Lipman has over 24 years of experience in the solar industry.  He has developed community solar projects for the past 8 years nationally.  As a developer, he is well versed with the entire process from sales to site acquisition to engineering, environmental analysis, permitting, EPC vendor selection, financing, utility interconnection, commissioning, and project closeout.  Sam is a member of the Southwest Area Transmission (SWAT) Subregional Planning Group, planning new transmission infrastructure in the US Southwest.

Hanna Hunt

Process Publishing and Support VISTA

ICAST Process Publishing and Support VISTA Hanna Hunt, MAEd, has 20 years of experience in workforce development program management, curriculum development, and instruction. Growing up in a white community on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Hanna witnessed the short- and long-term financial consequences of racial, cultural, and economic discrimination. She is committed to building workforce, volunteer, and non-profit capacity at the state, tribal and local levels for low-income at-risk populations (e.g., Native American elders, people with disabilities, etc.). Hanna spends her free time exploring herbalism.

Destiny Galeano

Policy Research VISTA

ICAST Policy Research VISTA Destiny Galeano holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Policy, Law, and Society from Unity College in Unity, Maine. Prior to joining ICAST, she spent a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA with United Way of the CSRA in Augusta, Georgia as a Wraparound Service Facilitator.  Destiny is originally from Connecticut and in her free time enjoys hiking or paddle boarding with her dog, drawing, and cooking. 

Shondra Scott

Construction Accountant

Brad James

Energy Auditor

Brad James’s background is in Leadership, Sustainability, and Environmental Science. He graduated in 2014 with a degree in Earth and Environmental Science from the University of Michigan. After 2 terms as an AmeriCorps member serving in Iowa, he worked as an instructor for a Leadership in Sustainability Program in Hawaii, and as Field Supervisor for a Trails Program in Idaho. He currently holds certifications as a BPI Building Analyst, Energy Auditor, and Quality Control Inspector. In his free time Brad enjoys reading, running, doing projects to make his own house more energy efficient, and hanging out with his partner and their dog.

Martin Morales

Solar Business Development Manager

ICAST’s Solar Business Development Manager, Martin Morales, has been in the renewable industry for 5 years. He brings extensive experience in residential and commercial solar and has consulted for a variety of clients. Prior to that, Martin served our country for 7 years in the U.S. Army. While in the military, he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and IT engineering. Martin is a proud member of the ICAST team and feels that he is a part of the rapidly growing and changing solar industry for multi-family housing. When not at work, he enjoys outdoor activities like camping, fishing, and all water sports in addition to landscape photography and traveling.

   

Adam Bonner

Commercial Lender TBL Fund

Francisco Martinez-Paredes

Inside Sales Representative

Francisco Martinez-Paredes is an ICAST Inside Sales Representative. Their experience includes education in elementary schools in underserved communities, contracting, and business development. They enjoy working with a team to make a positive impact on climate change and contribute to sustainable development. In their spare time, they enjoy practicing yoga, jogging, and spending time with friends & family.

Jaci Willoughby

Marketing Generalist

Jaci Willoughby joined the Triple Bottom Line Foundation team as Marketing Generalist, following a 20+ year career in the Marketing field. A graduate of Syracuse University with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, she is a self-proclaimed Data Geek and believes in a data-driven approach to marketing and strategic planning. Jaci is passionate about working with developing teams and thrives in an environment of growth, challenges, and learning. Jaci spends her free time working on creative projects for her Etsy shop, reading historical fiction, and listening to outstanding music.

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Senior Energy Efficiency Engineer

Mark Ducote

Construction Manager

Mark Ducote first gained interest in the construction industry during his part-time labor/carpenter positions during high school and college summers. Upon graduating from Georgia Tech, he began his career working on resort spaces, high rises, and multi-family developments in Honolulu, HI. A move to Denver, CO allowed Mark to gain experience in the small commercial world with fast-paced ground-up builds, retrofits, and tenant improvement projects. He enjoys working closely with onsite personnel and clients to successfully achieve quality projects that function and meet the end user’s needs. Mark spends his free time enjoying a variety of adventures and new experiences including travel, dining, river sports, and backpacking.

Rae Rae

Business Development Manager - New Mexico

With a sales background in energy efficiency products, New Mexico Business Development Manager Rae Rae is always interested in developing new relationships with clients and educating them on our products. She also served as a Navy firefighter on the flight deck for many years before earning her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. When not working, Rae enjoys cooking & trying new recipes, taking long hikes on the weekends, and traveling

Eric Stange

Director of Business Development TBL Fund

Eric Stange leads the lending & investment efforts at TBL Fund to finance clean energy projects that help preserve affordable housing, create local jobs, and address climate change, among other social, economic, and environmental benefits. Eric has spent his career leading non-profit organizations and origination and investment teams, resulting in billions of dollars in lending & investments. He holds an MBA from the University of South Florida with a Specialization in Financial Institutions, Capital Markets, and Marketing Strategy and a B.S. from the University of Central Florida in Finance with a Specialization in Real Estate. When not working Eric enjoys backpacking and trail running.
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Mark Kirk

Director of Information Technology

Robert (Mark) Kirk is the ICAST Director of Information Technology. Prior to arriving at ICAST, Mark spent nearly 10 years as the Information Services Director for Osage Nation in Oklahoma and over 15 years on network projects for AT&T. Mark also served on the FirstNet Advisory Board for Oklahoma, Tulsa CIO Executive Team, Oklahoma Governmental Information Technology Association, and Oklahoma Native American Technology Association. An Osage Nation Tribal Member and alumnus of the University of Tulsa College of Business, Mark participates in Osage Tribal projects, TU Golden Hurricane Club activities, and local high school athletic events. When not at work, Mark enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, biking, and just being outdoors.

Les Gaynair

Solar Sales Coordinator

Leah Allmer

Utility Energy Efficiency Coordinator

Sam Norris

Sam Norris Director of Construction Management

Prior to joining ICAST, Sam Norris worked as a Project Manager in the construction industry for over 20 years in several different sectors including new home construction, light commercial construction, and commercial restoration. He has been a licensed General Contractor in North Carolina for 15 years and looks forward to using his construction background to contribute to affordable housing and sustainability projects. In his free time Sam, enjoys going to the beach and spending time with his family.

Courtney Hubbard

Director of Programs

Courtney Hubbard has worked in the manufacturing industry for 18 years, focusing on project management and process optimization. She enjoys working with cross-functional teams to understand how to better connect and build efficiencies throughout the organization. Currently residing in Dallas, TX, Courtney enjoys being outdoors with nature and is interested in sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint – therefore, joining ICAST was a perfect fit with the company's mission. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor hobbies including hiking, biking, scuba diving, and paddle boarding, as well as playing and listening to music, cooking, and doing yoga.

Rich DeYoung

TA Sales Manager

Rich DeYoung brings his Account Manager knowledge and experience to his role as a TA Sales Manager. Before joining ICAST, he served in positions as an Account Manager for a lead vendor on the Mass Save program, and a Government Account Manager for a fortune 100 industrial supplier for entities utilizing government contracts. Rich is BPI Certified and has taken several classes in both building science and weatherization.  ICAST’s mission appealed to him as he always wanted to work with a company that has a clear goal to help underserved communities. When Rich is not working, he enjoys biking, playing and hosting pub trivia, and spending time with his girlfriend and their dog.

Danielle Hicks

Construction Project Coordinator

Mollie Stewart

Sales Coordinator

Sales Coordinator Mollie Stewart has over 10 years’ experience working in the housing and construction industries. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University with concentrations in Economics and Sociology. Mollie enjoys working for a company that aims to help both the environment and people. In her free time, she enjoys music, gardening, and hiking.

Rene Siluano-Garcia

Construction Project Coordinator

Rene Siluano-Garcia is a Construction Project Coordinator for ICAST. Originally from San Diego CA, he attended San Diego State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Rene also played Division I football while attending San Diego State. GO AZTECS! In his free time, he enjoys sports, outdoor activities, collecting sports and trading cards, going to the beach, and thinking of what he wants to do next in life!

Luke Galvin

Construction Site Supervisor

Kate Preston

Connecticut Community Outreach Coordinator

Community Outreach Coordinator for Connecticut, Kate Preston has comprehensive experience and knowledge in environmental education and green behavior, as well as direct work with community members on these topics. Kate holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Connecticut State University and a bachelor's degree in Business Management with minors in Environmental Studies and Spanish from the University of Connecticut. A native of Connecticut, in her free time Kate enjoys camping, hammocking, hiking, kayaking, and visiting national and state parks.
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Nate Garren

Business Development Manager - Mid-Atlantic Region

Gene Cattani

Director of Sales

Gene Cattani has spent his career working with multifamily and commercial real estate companies helping them manage their utility expenses and reduce energy and water consumption. He has worked with some of the country's largest multifamily real estate owners and managers including market rate, affordable, senior, student, and military housing. The combination of his energy and real estate experience makes him a perfect fit with ICAST. Gene holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Seton Hall University. He is an active member of his community and serves as a member of the Board of Education for his local school district. In his spare time, he enjoys biking, ocean kayaking, attending sporting events, or just sitting on the beach.

Steve Kieffer

Business Development Manager - St. Louis

Business Development Manager Steve Keiffer has over 30 years of sales experience, with the last nine years in the multi-family industry. He’s excited to be part of a company whose focus is sustainable & energy efficient programs for the underserved population in the multi-family affordable housing market. In his spare, Steve enjoys boating, fishing, and playing golf, as well as cheering his hometown sports teams, the St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals.

Nataly Welch

Marketing and Business Development Trainee

Nat graduated with a B.S. from the University of Utah, where they received a dual degree in Environmental Studies and Sociology. During college, they worked with university faculty on several projects revolving around sustainability and how it intersects with our local community. Nat is passionate about environmental justice and aiding underserved communities. In their free time, they enjoy creating art, going to concerts, watching movies, and spending time with their loved ones.

Joseph Makyta

HR Specialist

Joe comes to ICAST with over 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.

Neriah Israel

Inside Sales Development Representative

Neriah Israel is an experienced & driven sales professional with an extensive background in customer service and staff supervision. As an Inside Sales Development Representative, he’s known for providing excellent service, tenacious follow-ups, and relationship building. Neriah joined the ICAST team because of the mutual interest in helping underserved communities, like the one he was raised in (Marin City, California). When not working, he enjoys music and poetry, or his newest passion, investing in eco-friendly tech companies.

Angie Healey

Sales Coordinator

Angie Healey brings an extensive 20+ year administrative background to ICAST, including over 7 years of sales support experience. Although ICAST is a completely new industry for her, learning of ICAST’s mission is what drew her to the job. As a mom of 2, she has always felt compelled to give back to her local community, supporting those organizations that assist low-income families. Angie was born in Washington D.C., raised in Maryland, and has made Temecula, CA home for 18 years. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with her boyfriend and kids, and loves watching football & hockey.

Erika Michels

TA Sales

Erika Michels graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Arts and Communications.  After moving to Las Vegas, she took on a position with an experiential marketing exhibit house.  She worked in sales for the live event/tradeshow/convention industry for over ten years.  Having handled events for many nonprofits, Erika knew she wanted to integrate her sales experience with an organization that lends itself to making the world a better place and that’s what compelled her to join ICAST.  In her free times, she enjoys spending time with her son, reading tarot cards, and taking long hikes with her Siberian Husky.

Amavie Clement

Sales Coordinator

As an ICAST Sales Coordinator, Amavie Clement works with both the Sales team & multiple other departments to coordinate and maintain project information, customer communication & relationships.  Amavie brings a broad background in both the sales field -- B2B and B2C, as well as experience as an Energy Auditor leading a weatherization team. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Climate Change and Global Sustainability from SIT Graduate Institute. Amavie enjoys working for a company that provides energy-efficient and sustainable technologies to underserved communities to help improve their lives. When not working, he enjoys watching soccer and traveling to experience other cultures, food, and traditions. He also has a strong love of music and enjoys the therapeutic effects it brings to life.

Melissa Nesavich

IT Applications Specialist

Anna Marr

Senior Construction Project Coordinator

Anna has worked in the commercial construction/HVAC and service industry for the past 10 years managing and coordinating hundreds of projects yearly across the country. In her previous role as project coordinator/inside sales support, she facilitated projects from start to completion with engineering, owners, contractors, and service technicians. Additionally, she has over 8 years of teacher/training experience. Growing up in the south she began working in high school in her family’s businesses, so sales and customer service became second nature to her. Anna has a BS in Microbiology from the University of Memphis as well as a BS in secondary education from the University of Wyoming. She has a passion for helping those whose voices may not be heard, fostering dogs in Memphis and volunteering for numerous charitable organizations for the underprivileged. In her off time, you will find her outside hiking, foraging, and spending time with her 3 children.

Justin Root

Associate Project Manager

Justin Root received his Bachelor of Arts from Southeast Missouri State University and his Masters in Urban Planning from Florida Atlantic University. Since receiving his Masters, his professional experience has been concentrated in the world of affordable housing for both non-profits and local government, most recently as a Project Coordinator for the Department of Housing for the city of Chicago. He also has experience in education, real estate, and social work. In his spare time, he manages his rental properties, spends time with his dog Barbus, and enjoys socializing with friends in Chicago.

Audrey Knox

Training Program Coordinator

Audrey Knox comes to ICAST with a Project Manager background and is passionate about sustainability education and action. She is dedicated to supporting climate literacy and action, with over a decade of experience managing the implementation of nonprofit environmental programs, designing and facilitating professional development training workshops, and writing sustainability curriculum. Audrey holds a BA in Sociology from West Chester University where she discovered her passion for identifying the motivating factors that help transfer knowledge into tangible behaviors. In her spare time, she can be found chasing after her toddler son or experimenting in the kitchen.

Scott Griffin

Proposal Manager

Scott brings three decades of diverse career experience to the ICAST team, including most recently in the cutthroat arena of for-profit government IT contracting in capture and proposal management. He’s passionate and creative, always ready to solve a new puzzle, with a bit of a competitive streak. His humble beginnings in rural New Hampshire gave him a particular affinity for the cause of bringing energy efficiency and cost savings to low-income and disadvantaged people. In his downtime, you’ll likely find him in the kitchen brewing up his latest crazy hot sauce recipe or in his garage jamming on his Les Paul.

Laura Conlin

Controller

Laura Conlin brings over 18 years’ experience to ICAST as a Financial Controller in multiple industries, including non-profits. She also has experience in renovating homes in depressed neighborhoods. These are just two of the reasons she decided to come on board with ICAST. Laura earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Massachusetts which is her hometown. In her free time, you can find Laura on the beach somewhere fishing, S.C.U.B.A. diving, or just relaxing with family and friends.

Larry Paroz

Business Development Manager

Duncan Nielander

Assistant Site Supervisor

Duncan Nielander lived in North Carolina for the first 24 years of his life, and in the summer of 2021 moved to Salt Lake City to work for ICAST and enjoy the weekend activities Utah has to offer.  As a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, he has been through multiple courses that are equally focused on problem-solving as they are the course materials themselves. His prior work experiences have involved construction, manufacturing, and supervision. Duncan finds the ICAST mission to help multifamily homes become more sustainable while keeping costs low for tenants both appealing and inspiring.  In his spare time, he can be found enjoying cooking, skateboarding, slalom waterskiing, and snowboarding. 
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Rich Broussard

Purchasing Specialist

Rich is a US Navy Veteran and has experience in a variety of construction and procurement roles before joining ICAST. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Florida State College at Jacksonville and an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Mechanical Engineering from Coastline Community College. Rich is enthusiastic about bringing his experience together at ICAST to help bridge the social gap and help others go beyond their current situation.  When not at work he spends his time cooking and being outside with his family traveling, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and camping. He has lived in 4 states and been to more than 27 countries but still has more to visit. 

Nicklaus Watson

IT Technician

IT Technician Nicklaus Watson began his ICAST career as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer and then remained on taking a position as an IT Technician. Nick graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in May of 2021 with an M.S. in Sustainable Management. He enjoys working for an organization that focuses on all aspects of sustainability, and by utilizing his undergraduate minors from Ball State University: Computer Science, Foundations of Computer Technology, and History, he hopes to make a lasting contribution to ICAST. When he is not working, he enjoys practicing nature photography, exploring the neighborhoods of Denver, and spending time hiking through the mountains and forests of Colorado.
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Shubham Heda

Data Engineer

Shubham Manoj Heda joined ICAST as a Data Engineer in the IT Department. Shubham has extensive experience using different tools and technologies such as SQL, SSIS, PowerBI, Data Warehouses, and Python. He is a 2021 graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Master’s degree in Information Systems. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. Before ICAST, he was a Data Analyst for 3 years. In his free time, Shubham enjoys playing video games, trekking, playing football, and badminton.   

Kim Teetzel

Marketing Coordinator

Kim has spent her 30+ year career in the Marketing field in various industries, most recently construction. She has seen & adapted to the changes in Marketing over the years (there was no social media back then!) and continuously seeks to learn about the “next great thing” that comes up. A graduate of Ohio University with a double bachelor’s degree in Marketing and English, she’s enjoys the dichotomy of Marketing because it uses both your right & left brain – for creativity as well as detail on demographics & metrics. A lifelong resident of Ohio, Kim & her husband Jay, have 2 sons & 1 daughter-in-law, and three granddaughters. While not working, she can be found enjoying time with family & friends, spending time in her ridiculous number of flower & vegetable gardens, traveling (especially to a beach area) and in the fall, watching college football.

Adam Hemauer

Energy Analyst

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.

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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Jaro Bellier

Energy Analyst II

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.

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

Power Platform Administrator

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

Tamara Long joined ICAST as an Office Administrative Assistant at the corporate headquarters in Colorado. She manages a multitude of essential administrative tasks including receiving and routing all incoming calls, mail & parcels, distributing documents as needed, and delivering essential materials to locations outside of the organization. Additionally, she provides administrative support for the Accounting, Human Resources, Engineering, and IT departments as needed. Tamara is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada but has resided in Colorado since 1991. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, as well as reading and enjoying nature walks.

Julie Stotts

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 Analyst

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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James Quish

Business Development Executive

Kristen Cheriegate

Senior 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 downtime, she enjoys going to the gym, climbing mountains, and failing at miniature golf.

Ian Lippke-Calger

GIS Technician

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.

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.

Rey Acuna

Construction Site Supervisor

Rey Acuna was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico & has spent most of his life in the construction industry - beginning with his father’s construction company. While in high school, he began working at non-profit organizations as a community support worker. Although experienced in construction areas, Rey graduated from Central New Mexico in 2018 from their Paramedic program and worked for Albuquerque ambulance and the Albuquerque Fire Department. He joined ICAST after working on a boiler project for them. Ray also co-owns Zonatletica gym in Albuquerque and enjoys spending his free time with his two daughters.

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.

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 Vendor Relations

Jeff has been in energy efficiency savings sales since 1991. Most recently he worked in 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 sectors. Jeff enjoys helping our clients through all our cost-saving and quality upgrading methods. In his free time, Jeff enjoys backyard BBQs, and has been a drummer for 30+ years in area bands and at his church.

Curt Shepard

Sales Development Representative

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.

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.

Leslie Welch

Proposal Writer II

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

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 Director

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.

Perla Bogado

Accountant

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 and is a Commercial Solar Lending Professional.

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

Director of Human Resources

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.

Rob Foley

Technical Solutions Specialist

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.

Nick Grahf

DSM Manager II

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

Special Projects Manager

Bio Coming Soon.

Amy Smith

Process Analyst

Amy Smith brought over 20 years of construction administration experience to the ICAST team. As a Process Analyst, she works with all departments to ensure that projects progress smoothly, addressing any complications that arise to ensure the project meets deadlines and remains within specified budgets. Additionally, Amy watches project trends to see where difficulties might arise, then works with the appropriate departments to take steps to resolve the issue. Prior to her current position at ICAST, she was a Project manager for 1 ½ years as well. Amy enjoys working to help the underserved while also taking measures to reduce 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.

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

Director of Marketing

Combine creativity and discipline and you have Monica Paici. Serving as the Director of Marketing at ICAST, Monica takes on challenging responsibilities, such as branding, utility marketing and project management. With 30+ 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

WAP Program Manager

Ed brings more than 20 years of management experience to his role at ICAST as the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Program Manager & previously as a DSM Program ManagerHe was a Product Marketing Manager for Arrow Electronics before he decided he wanted to 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 Services Director

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 Engineer

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.