Matt Travis, President
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.
Bill Hibbs, Vice-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.
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.
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.
Rick Hodges has a degree in Economics and Business from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. After spending several years post-college on the finance side of projects, he moved into a consulting role in 2007. In that new role he helped businesses evaluate potential capital investments. He leveraged the new opportunity to dive in and learn about a wide range of technologies and began specializing in the ROI of sustainability and efficiency projects. He obtained his LEED AP accreditation in 2007 and was responsible for the expansion of the company’s service offerings, taking on the management of clients’ LEED building submittals. After a move to Portland in 2010, Rick joined the Bonneville Power Administration as a Program Manager in Energy Efficiency and obtained his Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation in 2011. Rick values education and enjoys learning from each APEM forum and the many patient and knowledgeable professionals in the industry. He sees volunteering and serving on the board of APEM as an opportunity to give back and looks forward to supporting others as they enter and advance in the industry.
Steve Hunt is a controller/business manager and member of the senior management team at Evergreen Consulting Group. Evergreen is a full-service energy-efficiency consulting firm with expertise in commercial, industrial and residential lighting initiatives and management of trade ally networks. Besides helping Evergreen achieve its financial and strategic objectives, my operational responsibilities center on working closely with managers and staff to complete projects that allow Evergreen to score energy savings for our clients and end users. I graduated from Oregon State University and bring over 20 years of business experience as a controller and/or owner. I want to participate on the board to serve APEM’s efforts to facilitate the education of its members and professionals at large in practical energy efficiency.
Kellee has been an active member in Oregon APEM since 2008. She has worked in the fields of sustainability, real estate, economic development, and business advocacy for almost ten years focusing her energy on implementing initiatives that foster community health, ecological sustainability, and economic self-reliance. This past year, she journeyed to Sweden to complete a M.S. in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability at Blekinge Institute of Technology. Her research involved identifying strategic methods in community engagement to assist regions in planning towards sustainability.
Kellee’s professional experience includes project/program management, consulting, research, policy analysis, marketing and outreach for a range of organizations. Within the sustainability arena, Kellee has experience in LEED project management, triple bottom line metrics, sustainability planning and marketing. She worked with Gerding Edlen Development, an internationally recognized development firm, where she managed nearly two dozen projects through LEED certification across a nearly $5 billion real estate portfolio. Kellee also worked in economic development for the Portland Business Alliance, where she served as a liaison between the business community, government and community organizations on a variety of urban issues. Most recently, she joined PortlandState University, where she works to ensure environmental sustainability is incorporated into campus operations and services.
Kellee passionately believes it is through our shared work, networks, and relationships that bring our best ideas forward and offer potential for transformative action toward a sustainable future.
Kelly Johnson has been employed with System Design Consultants, Inc. since 2007 as the Sustainability Manager. Kelly Johnson has ten years’ experience in Project Management and the design and energy analysis of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing systems for commercial facilities. Her responsibilities include LEED® building envelope analysis and computer input for system design and simulation. She has provided technical guidance and analysis for the development and implementation of advanced energy efficiency measures, daylighting and thermal comfort design strategies for non-residential building projects of various types and sizes.
Kelly’s professional experience includes analyzing energy efficiency improvements, energy use reduction strategies and designs for envelope, HVAC, plumbing and lighting. Ms. Johnson is proficient at whole building energy modeling as well as compiling and analyzing data for sustainable program certifications. Kelly has been married 29+ years and in her spare time she is an Ironman and enjoys the sport of triathlon with her team the Ironheads Multisport Team.
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.
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.
Andrew is a LEED®-accredited professional with a passion for sustainability in natural and built environments. Andrew has a decade of experience in commercial architecture, with a focus on green building. He has worked to develop award-winning building sites, envelopes and systems to provide the most economic footprint, efficient energy use and comfortable atmosphere for occupants. His portfolio includes award-winning projects throughout the Portland metro area for private developers, city and county clients, non-profits and tribes. For the past three years Andrew worked as an energy specialist on PGE’s Commercial Energy Efficiency team, working with retail, manufacturing and agriculture customers to reduce energy use and improve operational efficiency. He currently works with PGE’s key customer group. Andrew has participated in the City of Portland’s efforts to promote green development and to provide new energy language to the State Building Codes. He has served on Portland’s AIA Board; and currently volunteers on the Habitat for Humanity Board in Newberg.
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.
Anna Scott's professional experience reflects a combination of construction contracting experience, work in the energy management, indoor environmental quality, fine arts, and renewable energy fields. Anna has been passionately pursuing contemporary problems about how energy is used in our culture with both educational and on the ground projects involving energy conservation and efficiency, renewable energy, wise use of resources, and art for twenty years. She is a LEED green rating system Accredited Professional in Building Operations + Maintenance and has earned degrees in Energy Management, (Lane CC) and Sculpture, (Temple University). Anna Scott was hired as Lane Community College's Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Analyst in June of 2005. Some of her accomplishments during her time at Lane Community College include upgrading the college's building automation systems, the establishment of several successful energy savings information technology and behavioral change campaigns, improving utility tracking and reporting systems, stewardship of a green revolving fund, planning and implementation of energy efficiency projects, developing Lane’s renewable energy portfolio, working with the college’s trades to establish and maintain efficiency standards with existing building mechanical and lighting systems controls, and creating learning labs for students using the college’s campus infrastructure.
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.