Bill Hibbs, President
My name is Bill Hibbs, and I have been working at Clark Public Utilities for the past 18 years. I began my career at the utility in the Field Services department as a Meter Reader. I have also spent time at the utility in the engineering department as a Joint Utilities Coordinator, Residential Planner, Street Lighting Specialist and I now work in the Energy Services department as the Commercial Program Manager. I currently work with Key Account Managers, trade allies and commercial customers to guide them through the implementation of energy efficiency projects. I consistently attend training seminars to stay on top of current trends in the energy efficiency field to provide his customers with the most up to date information. I am interested in joining the APEM board because I have always been impressed by the APEM staff and the quality and content of the APEM offerings and would like to support the future success and development of the organization.
Aaron Presberg, Vice-President
Aaron is the Energy Program Manager at Portland Public Schools where he works on energy efficiency and water conservation programs; plans, scopes, and manages energy projects; oversees the district-wide utility budget; and monitors utility usage for facilities. He also oversees and allocates the District’s Senate Bill 1149 funds for various energy efficiency projects. Prior to PPS, he served for AmeriCorps in the CivicSpark program, working on sustainability projects for an affordable housing agency in Ventura, CA and helping reduce their environmental impact through energy and water conservation, waste reduction, education, and training. Aaron received a BS in Social Sciences/Sustainability with a minor in Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, playing drums in a local band, and riding his bike around Portland.
Matt Lichtenfels, Treasurer
Matt Lichtenfels is the Energy and Resource Conservation Program Manager for the Beaverton School District. Matt’s prior energy experience came as an energy consultant for U.S. Naval Bases throughout the country and locally most notably a consultant with Governor’s ‘Cool Schools’ program.
Working with local schools on energy drove Matt to where he is now with the District. Working to save energy and money that can otherwise be used to support our education programs has been extremely appealing and rewarding. The added benefit of engaging with students, teachers, principals, parents and the greater community on everything energy efficiency and sustainability has been truly inspiring.
Matt also has over 10 years’ experience as an environmental and industrial hygiene consultant, specializing in indoor air quality assessments. Matt has served on workplace sustainability and safety committees and served on Portland BOMA’s Sustainability Committee. He is also an avid cyclist as has been known to bike commute SE Portland to the District office in Beaverton
Michelle Missfeldt, Secretary
As a past APEM board member, Michelle has over 25 years’ experience in the electric utility industry working in both the private and public sectors. She spent 14 years at Portland General Electric and 10 years as Key Accounts Manager at Clark Public Utilities. She is currently employed at ICF as an Account Manager for major commercial accounts representing Energy Trust’s Existing Buildings program. Her key account responsibility includes Nike, Daimler, Columbia Sportswear, Clark College and major school districts. Michelle enjoys helping customers find innovative energy efficiency options for their businesses. She loves to make a difference in her community and industry as a graduate of both the Vancouver Fire and Police Citizens certification and the Leadership Clark County program. Michelle has also held the Board of Director’s President Position for the Vancouver Police Activities league. In her spare time she loves spending time with her many four legged kids.
Matt Travis, CIO
As I considered the opportunity to serve on the board, like many my first reaction was, “Do I really have time for one more commitment?” Upon closer examination of the mission of Oregon APEM, it became clear that this was something worth committing too. Understanding energy efficiency is key not only to our environment, but our economy and the success of each individual business or organization. Helping the industry understand how energy efficiency is good for everyone, is something I’m already committed to. Serving APEM is just an extension of the commitments I’ve already made and I’m excited for the opportunity to be considered for a board position and continuing these efforts.
Lauren Bromley is an Energy Engineer at Abacus Resource Management Company. She graduated in 2011 as an Energy Management Technician from the Northwest Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College and is a University of Oregon alum with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Environmental Studies. Lauren loves that challenge of deciphering how buildings work and is passionate about helping reduce energy use and cut costs for businesses and schools. Lauren enjoys playing soccer, painting and spending time with friends.
David Christie has been in the field of energy management 30 years has a BS in Physics from Southern Oregon University. He is currently working at McMinnville Water & Light, where he has been for the last 18 years, in residential energy management.He is a long time member of Oregon APEM, having been on the Board for 12 years including serving as President in 2009.
His non-conservation interests are church, Pattie and 3 grandchildren (Cypress, Mason, and Cedar), home improvement projects, landscaping, touring and hiking the Gorge, tennis and taking care of his 3 dogs, Chloe (a hyper-active/escape artist Jack Russell Terrier), Jimmie (a Chihuahua with an attitude), and his girl friend, a fixed 70 pound beautiful black lab.
Dave has worked for the Evergreen School District for the past 8 years as their Resource Conservation Manager. Prior that he worked for the Gresham-Barlow School District for 10 years as their Assistant Facilities Director. Dave’s work in energy management began in 1999 as an adjunct to his work with Gresham-Barlow. His work has been recognized several times by the EPA’s Energy Star Partner of the Year program, both with Gresham-Barlow and Evergreen. Altogether the programs initiated at Gresham-Barlow and Evergreen have saved over $17 million since 2005. Dave has been affiliated with the Oregon Association of Professional Energy Managers for over ten years, serving on its board for the past ten years, and serving as its president in 2007 and 2014. Dave and his wife of 38 years live in Gresham, OR, with their two dachshunds.
Pete has been working in the building energy efficiency industry for the better part of six years now at MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions (MMFS). He is an Oregon State Graduate with a B.S. in Agriculture and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Natural Resources. Pete comes from a diverse job history ranging from family business to government and back to private sector. Pete is a Building Performance Specialist at MMFS and Certified Energy Manager, as well as the main contact for any Energy Efficiency questions in OR and SW WA for our MacDonald-Miller. Pete is regularly attending trainings on new technologies and impacts on the energy market and how these can help building owners reduce energy waste and cost.
Danny Grady is a resource conservation professional with a focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy development in Portland, Oregon. Danny has over eight years of direct experience in the energy industry. Danny got his start in field by serving six years in the energy efficiency and customer solutions departments at Puget Sound Energy in Washington State. Two years ago, Danny made the move to Portland, Oregon, and now serves as the Energy Specialist with the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. In his current role, Danny provides technical assistance on energy projects to City bureaus in order to advance the City’s aggressive decarbonization and climate action goals.
Joe Moran is responsible for the oversight of LONG Building Technologies’ Oregon business unit. Joe grew up in the industry and has over 30 years of experience in the HVAC equipment and controls industry. After graduating from college in 1984, Joe went to work as a salesman for a local HVAC company. Two years later, his dad hired him to build up the HVAC side of the business at Moran Oil Company. After Joe’s dad sold the company and retired, he worked as an Equipment Manufacturer’s Representative for more than 15 years. Later in Joe’s career, he took on the role of General Manager for a small independent Contractor. With his proven track record, Joe attracted the attention of one of the largest Global Controls Companies where his success drew the attention of LONG Building Technologies. Because of his Customer-centric approach and proven track record, Joe was asked to lead LONG’s Oregon Business Unit in 2014. Joe is a graduate of Central Catholic High School and received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Portland.
With a depth of experience in helping my clients improve on energy efficiency measures and sustainability practices, I am excited to be a part of an organization that shares my passion for energy and resource management. I look forward to working with the Oregon APEM and its membership to educate and inform our community in order to improve building performance, and to help preserve our environment. I believe my background and experience in mechanical systems, controls, and building automation systems will enhance the board memberships’ already diverse group.
Erica Porras is a Project Engineer with Ameresco, delivering energy efficiency, renewable energy, and financing solutions to clients in Oregon and Southern Washington. In her 10 years in the energy industry, her experience has ranged from utility program development, to technology and building science research, to audits and construction. Prior to her green career, for 4 years she was a mechanical design engineer in the semiconductor industry, designing gas and fluid delivery systems at Applied Materials in the Bay Area, California. She has called the Pacific Northwest home for 5 years, and loves spending time doing yoga and exploring the outdoors with her son and husband.
Erik Schenck is a Business Development Manager at LONG Building Technologies. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Portland State University. For the last ten years Erik has been working with Northwest Building Owners to identify and implement projects that impact energy usage; typically focusing on Building Automation and Mechanical Solutions. Finding creative ways to help organizations better serve their missions, using fewer resources, is a challenge Erik has built a passion around. He hopes to add value to the APEM board by leveraging the collective experiences of his customers to bring a relevant perspective to discussions and the planning of events. Erik lives in Oregon City with his wife and three boys. He enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, cooking and traveling.
Chris comes to PGE with 11 years experience in residential and commercial energy efficiency, including customer service, marketing and customer outreach. With a focus on sustainable construction and business practices, he works with building owners and facilities managers to develop ways to make building systems and operations more energy efficient. Chris has a deep understanding of building systems and equipment, and has enjoyed working for the past 5 years with PGE's Customer Technical Service group to identify ways for customers to strategically reduce energy use, and to educate business owners of available Energy Trust incentive programs.