Upgrading performance in one home can create a chain reaction of benefits that strengthens the entire community.
We put our hearts into home, improving how homes perform, creating a healthier, safer, more comfortable and energy-efficient place to live.
We make home performance personal. From our leadership team, to expert Home Performance Advisors, to talented board members, these are the folks you want on your side.
Ben is responsible for supporting and expanding CEW services in Southern Oregon. He brings over 25 years’ experience in the residential sector, as an Investor, General Contractor/Remodeler and Energy Efficiency Advisor. Ben applies both science and art to his work for CEW – describing the process of evaluating a house as a system, as the “Art of Home Performance” and believes it offers homeowners the best method for achieving meaningful reductions in energy consumption and real comfort inside a home.
As a Home Performance Advisor for Clean Energy Works, Danny works directly with homeowners on their home performance projects, and performs quality assurance upon completion of each job. Danny is a natural born teacher, having taught English as a second language for years early in his career. He brings that skill set, curiosity and genuine determination to help homeowners to his job at Clean Energy Works. When deciding on his first house to purchase, Danny's real estate agent said, “he was the only client who actually crawled in all the crawlspaces and brought a ladder to look in every attic.” Danny enjoys his job because it's what he practices in his everyday life. Before Clean Energy Works, he worked at Conversation Services Group in a similar role.
Homeowner education is a priority for Irie, helping hundreds of homeowners make good decisions on upgrading their homes. Her calm and straightforward demeanor and practical solutions guide CEW customers in the right direction. A graduate of the University of Oregon - as both architect and athlete – she understands rigor and good design, and the best outcomes of both, inside and outside of a home. She has worked for Neil Kelly Home Performance, Chick of All Trades, Nike and Robertson Sherwood Architects – delivering expertise in project management, customer service and homeowner education.
Her most important work currently involves newborn son, Luca!
Jason leads the Home Performance Advisor team at Clean Energy Works. He has played a critical role in evolving and implementing building science in Oregon, to the benefit of both contractors and homeowners. Jason has a passion for education and has spent many years with Oregon State Parks and schools teaching Environmental Science. His interests in energy efficiency developed while working with a local construction company building and remodeling homes, ultimately leading to his career promoting residential energy efficiency.
As a Senior Home Performance Advisor who has visited thousands of homes, Cameron appreciates the importance of good work and respect for customers and their residences. After an early career at Powell's Books, he enrolled in the Oregon Institute of Technology’s Renewable Energy Engineering program. While there, The Energy Trust of Oregon hired him to perform Home Energy Assessments for the Energy Trust of Oregon, and soon after took on the role of Advisor for Clean Energy Works.
Derek Smith has been in a leadership role in triple bottom line ventures for more than a decade, with experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Prior to CEW, he was Policy Advisor for City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, where he was project manager of the Clean Energy Works Portland (CEWP) pilot program. He also developed one of the first sustainability programs in the retail world at Norm Thompson Outfitters.
Tim Miller’s 23 years in management and executive roles brings broad experience to his work at Clean Energy Works. His leadership background spans high-tech, on-line and manufacturing environments, in general management, sales, marketing, and operations. For the last 8 years, Miller has been focused 100% on sustainability, providing business consulting and interim support to over 30 clean-tech companies, non-profits, and agencies.
Shirley Cyr is an active CPA with over 30 years of professional experience in the financial institution, public accounting, and nonprofit financial management sectors. Before joining Clean Energy Works, Shirley was the Director of Finance and Administration for Loaves & Fishes Centers, Inc., a senior manager with Moss Adams LLP, First Interstate Bank of Oregon in the areas credit review, commercial real estate and asset based lending, and operations.
With over twenty years of corporate management at his back, Scot says he 'converted to sustainabilism.' Since then, he has operated his own green products company, led Market Operations at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and directed the Carbon & Sustainability unit at Ecova. Today, as VP of Strategy & Market Development at Clean Energy Works, Davidson focuses on the advancement of new ideas to market for CEW and the stakeholders of the region. An avid kiteboarder and outdoor recreationalist, Scot lives in the scenic Columbia Gorge. He holds an undergraduate degree in communications from Washington State University and an MBA from the University of Dallas.
Stephanie Swanson is Director of Marketing for CEW, leading a team to grow new markets, engage and enhance diverse customer experience and develop new products and revenue models. Stephanie has worked directly in government, business, and media and collaboratively with non-profit and academic organizations focused on framing sustainable development issues for market and organizational change. She began her career at CNN as an international assignment editor, winning an Emmy for producing coverage of the 1993 US Marine invasion of Somalia.
Marshall Runkel is the Director of Contractor Services and Policy, working with CEW contractors to ensure the program is working for a diverse ecosystem of contractors, lenders and partner organizations. He’s responsible for helping shape and implement CEW’s approach to developing new state and local energy efficiency policy, with a background in community organizing, policy advise, reforestation and work with a multi-national nonprofit dedicated to connecting low-income populations with technology tools and skills.
As the founder of the Home Performance Contractors Guild of Oregon, Ryan is an entrepreneurial and visionary influence at CEW. In his role as Director of Building Science and Data Automation, Ryan keeps the organization at the leading edge of the latest innovations, best practices and new technological advancements in the Home Performance and Building Science-related industries. His daily responsibilities include overseeing delivery of high-quality, customer-oriented building performance services.
MJ leads CEW’s Customer Care and Home Performance Advisor teams and oversees all business systems and analytics. Her career spans more than 20 years managing complex business operations in various industries such as Customer Care, High-Tech and Professional Services. Prior to Clean Energy Works, MJ established her business operations expertise in the sustainability arena as General Manager for Green Building Services.
O’Neill Electric is a leading Northwest electrical and general contractor. Maurice serves as President of the National Association of Minority Contractors of Oregon. Maurice also serves as a team lead for Gov. Kitzhaber’s school energy efficiency retrofit initiative.
Eric helps passionate organizations imagine and design better futures. For over twenty years, he has led award-winning research and design innovation programs for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies such as Nike, Patagonia, Philips Healthcare, Intel and Procter & Gamble. More recently he has turned his focus to leading branding and service innovation programs in healthcare for UnitedHealth, ODS (now Moda Health), and OHSU.
Jeremy leads Green For All’s state and local work, which focuses on the development, implementation, and replication of green economic and workforce development models. Over the past five years Jeremy has designed and led Green For All’s Communities of Practice and Business Engagement programs, as well as a number of successful initiatives to expand energy efficiency, create pathways out of poverty, promote clean water, encourage high road employment, and build green infrastructure.
As the recently elected Multnomah County District 1 Commissioner and former three-term state representative from Oregon House District 42, Jules Bailey has been representing Multnomah County citizens for over five years. While in the legislature in Salem, he passed legislation with bipartisan support which created the state framework for CEW. This legislation helped thousands of homeowners upgrade their homes for comfort, energy efficiency and created hundreds of new jobs in our state.
From 2009 until 2012, Sam Adams was the Mayor of Portland, Oregon. Prior to being elected Mayor, Sam served a four-year term as City Commissioner and 11 years as Chief of Staff to Portland Mayor Vera Katz. His earlier public service includes work as the Political Director of the Oregon House Democrats and as an aide to Oregon Congressmen Peter DeFazio. Sam’s extensive non-profit service includes All Hands Raised (Co-founder) and Greater Portland, Inc. (Co-founder) among many others. He grew up in Newport, Oregon.
Megan develops, implements and manages a national Strategic Market Development agenda. Her extensive experience in government gives her unique insight into identifying critical paths to common interests across disciplines of public and private entities. Megan is primarily responsible for developing the critical path to market adoption of high performance buildings and clean distributed resource initiatives by advancing durable and appropriate ecosystems of policy, regulation, and technology.
Alan leads the market development effort for renewable energy, energy efficiency and new technology for Christenson Electric, a Portland based, 68-year old full service commercial and industrial electric contractor located in Portland. This includes commercial and utility scale solar, mid-scale hydro, commercial and industrial building energy efficiency, electric vehicle infrastructure, Smart Grid technology, storage and advanced building controls. Alan grew up in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Aaron has been a lending officer, senior manager and executive in real estate construction, development and finance since 1994. He is a third generation lender and entrepreneur and has a deep understanding of residential and commercial finance, residential construction, and energy efficiency. Aaron holds an Executive MBA from the University of Washington and an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Western Washington University.
Upgrading performance in one home can create a chain reaction of benefits that strengthens the entire community.
We help communities minimize wasted energy and costs.
10 houses upgraded means another 3 houses can be powered from the savings gained
We connect homeowners to financing options that help fuel the economy.
1000+ workers have earned a paycheck working on a Clean Energy Works project
We provide jobs and training for women, people of color and veterans, which in turn promotes equity and increased access to opportunity.
55% of hours are worked by women and people of color