Type of Member: Our Staff

Craig Perkins provides leadership, oversight and strategic input at TEC for all contracts, programs and policy work. Prior to joining TEC in 2008, he was Director of Environmental and Public Works Management for the City of Santa Monica, where he served for over 25 years. Craig has extensive experience designing and implementing energy programs and […]

Allison is TEC’s Executive Vice President and serves on TEC’s Board of Directors. Allison provides management and oversight of program implementation with a focus on strategic planning, business development, operations, and leadership development. Prior to joining TEC, Allison was the City Manager for the City of Irvine where she served for 17 years. Prior to […]

Doris Do, Vice President, leads oversees all administration and operations for TEC. Prior to her current role, Doris implemented the $3.4M Energy Champions Pilot, a community based social marketing pilot, that provided incentives to local non-profit organizations to promote residential energy upgrades within their communities. She also supported the development of the first SoCalREN program […]

As Vice President, Laurel oversees The Energy Coalition’s diverse portfolio of programs and collaborates with stakeholders across the state to advance the organization’s mission of empowering communities to leap into the future of clean energy. She has over 13 years of experience working with local governments and communities to promote energy efficiency action through various […]

Genaro has more than 12 years of professional experience with a background in mechanical engineering, real estate, commercial retrofits and energy management. He is a graduate of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and obtained an M.B.A. from USC’s Marshall School of Business. Genaro is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and LEED Accredited […]

Marc has more than ten years of experience in the building industry focusing on areas ranging from advanced energy community planning, to federal energy data standards and software development, to state and local government energy policy. Marc is a board member of the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC), a Policy Advisory Committee member of […]

Rebecca leads the implementation of SoCalREN’s Public Agency Programs and ensures that all program goals and objectives are met. With over 7 years of energy efficiency experience in the Public Sector, Rebecca has extensive experience and expertise in managing stakeholder relationships and project management. She provides leadership to the team through her wealth of experience […]

Meaghan oversees marketing and outreach activities for The Energy Coalition and its programs. She recently led all marketing and outreach services for the launch of Clean Power Alliance, the largest CCA in California. She also supported the development and implementation of the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) communications plan at program launch and continues […]

Melanie has over fifteen years of diverse experience working with nonprofits, state and local governments, public agencies, and residents all working toward a healthy environmental future. She designs and delivers equity-focused commercial, residential, public agency, and cross-cutting workforce, education, and training programs throughout the state. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Cal State University Fullerton, […]

Julie Castro, Program Manager, manages project delivery for public agency energy efficiency projects at TEC through the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. She also develops benchmarking tools to enhance data-driven insights and decision-making. Julie previously worked as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Chai Energy, a behavioral energy efficiency technology start up. She has a Master […]

Pranesh Venugopal is a Program Manager at The Energy Coalition (TEC) and a registered Professional Engineer with over 15 years of experience. Pranesh currently leads program design and development initiatives for the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs, focusing on the integration of emerging technologies and Normalized Metered Energy Consumption (NMEC) strategies. He has served as technical […]

Jake manages various aspects of the North Orange County Cities Local Government Partnership Program at TEC, including the development of a benchmarking workshop for partnership cities. Prior to TEC, Jake worked as a Sustainability Consultant for FirstCarbon Solutions where he served as the lead technical expert and project coordinator to aid customers in voluntary corporate […]

Taylor manages communications and marketing efforts for TEC. She has over seven years of experience in communications for impact-driven companies, nonprofit organizations, and government initiatives. At TEC, she has supported SoCalREN Public Agency Programs, Clean Power Alliance’s launch communications, and the Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community, and has developed branding for several Local Government […]

Ivana manages engagement, education, and outreach activities for TEC and its programs. She has over eight years of experience serving the energy needs of communities and supporting local governments with energy strategic planning and the rollout of benchmarking requirements to IOU Local Government Partnerships. Ivana has worked with several local governments across southern California assisting […]

Kristin has more than six years of experience working in the sustainability and environment sector. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, a former intern with the City of Irvine’s Environmental Programs department and currently holds a LEED accreditation from the US Green Building Council

Nicol manages messaging, outreach and engagement for the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. She leads the enrollment process for new agencies looking to join the SoCalREN and designs and facilitates workshops and webinars for the program. Nicol has a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Cal State Long Beach.

Casey manages project delivery for public agency energy efficiency projects at TEC through the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. She also coordinates and oversees all GIS projects for the program. Casey previously designed and implemented educational outreach campaigns for the Humboldt State Office of Sustainability. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science with a minor in […]

Tim oversees data management and technology across programs for TEC. He designs and maintains data collection, analysis, and reporting systems and processes. Prior to joining TEC, Tim worked as a scientist and project manager for ERM where he worked on issues related to climate change, sustainability, air quality, and environmental compliance assurance. He has expertise […]

Rachel Pennington supports the implementation of SoCalREN Public Agency Programs at TEC. She has over three years of experience supporting environmental and energy conservation initiatives. Prior to TEC, Rachel served as a Program Coordinator for the University of California, Irvine, where she designed and implemented programming related to renewable energy, zero waste, environmental justice, and […]

Alex supports business development and data analysis for TEC. He has 3 years of experience working in energy efficiency consulting and energy research. Prior to TEC, Alex worked at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability researching community energy issues. He has a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering […]

As a Program Manager with The Energy Coalition, Siria oversees and manages relationships and projects associated with statewide utility partner contracts and is the Instructional Design Lead for curriculum development for workforce and education training programs. She holds a BA in Liberal Studies from Point Loma Nazarene University and an MA in Education from the […]

Lauren is a program manager with The Energy Coalition and oversees the implementation of public agency energy efficiency projects through the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. She also reviews energy policy impacts for the programs. Lauren previously worked as an energy industry research specialist and was an Energy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy. She […]

John Gravelin provides Project Manager support for The Energy Coalition by engaging public agencies through energy efficiency opportunities. He has over 10 years of experience in environmental consulting and resilient design planning. John previously worked in Los Angeles at Ecomotion as a Project Manager / Solar Specialist, and in Cambridge, MA at Linnean Solutions as […]

Angela supports project delivery for a portfolio of energy efficiency projects at TEC through the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. Angela also analyzes utility level energy data and is a team lead for the Comparative Energy Analysis program. She has a M.S. in Environmental Studies from Cal State Fullerton and a B.A. in Communications from Michigan […]

Prior to joining TEC, Emma was a staff accountant at Irvine-based Abaris, Inc. where she managed the Oracle 11i R12 financial system and all the billing for staff and contractors. Prior to that, she served as a tax paraprofessional at Deloitte Tax LLP where she provided compliance and tax research to accountants and senior managers. […]

Christina provides analytical support across programs in The Energy Coalition’s portfolio, working with various partners in obtaining, wrangling, and analyzing data, and then presenting the outcome of analysis to stakeholders. She previously worked for VaynerMedia as a Data Analyst and holds a B.S. in International Business with a minor in Cultural Anthropology.

Mariana is responsible for reviewing contracts, consultants and consulting agreements, as well as processing all invoices for TEC. Throughout her professional career, Mariana developed expertise in financial statements and reports, planning budgets and reporting, accounts payable/receivable, QuickBooks accounting software, claims/restitution payments and record keeping. Mariana hold a B.S. in Economics & Accounting from the Academy […]

Erica Alvarez supports operations as a project accountant for The Energy Coalition. She has over 3 years of experience in accounting. Erica previously worked as an accountant at AB Construction LLC. Erica has a B.A. in International Relations Global Business from the University of Southern California. In the past, Erica has also worked on different […]

Cody Bruder supports project delivery for over 10 public agencies’ energy efficiency projects through the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. He serves as lead coordinator on investor-owned utility program updates and has expertise in statistical analysis, financial modeling, triple-bottom line model building, and energy-related policy. Cody previous worked in the offices of Congresswoman Norma Torres and […]

Michelle Bunn supports project delivery for a portfolio of energy efficiency projects for the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs and the TEC Education and Workforce Development Team. She has over ten years of experience managing and collaborating on various projects with K-12 schools and higher education organizations. Prior to TEC, Michelle worked as a Director for […]

Tinuviel supports the TEC Education and Workforce Development Team in Northern California. Prior to her current role at TEC, Tinuviel worked as a CivicSpark Climate Fellow with the City of Antioch, where she worked with numerous public agencies to develop and expand climate programs across the Bay Area and increase the capacity of local governments. […]

Natalie supports TEC’s Local Government Partnership programs where she provides marketing, outreach and event support to partner cities. Prior to TEC, Natalie served as a Powersave Intern as part of CSU Long Beach’s participation in the Alliance to Save Energy’s Powersave Schools program, where she worked with CSU Long Beach facilities management to educate students, […]

Nataiia Hamidi manages project delivery for public agency energy efficiency projects at TEC through the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. Prior to TEC, Nataiia worked with Cooperative Strategies, LLC as a sustainability consultant, where she focused on school energy efficiency initiatives. She holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Climate Science and Policy/Sustainability from the Scripps […]

Bryan supports the implementation of SoCalREN Public Agency Programs, Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community, Central Coast Leaders in Energy Action Program, and Business Development & Strategic Initiatives for The Energy Coalition since 2019. He has three years of experience with energy efficiency in the public sector and previously worked in San Luis Obispo as […]

Meghan Kamper manages engagement and enrollment efforts for the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. She is the lead in coordination and management of outreach activities and supports the design and facilitation of workshops, webinars and presentations for the programs. Along with enrollment efforts, Meghan also supports project delivery for a portfolio of energy efficiency projects at […]

After graduating from Cal Poly SLO with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Kyle joined The Trane Company in Los Angeles. At Trane, Kyle was an Account Manager focusing on commercial real estate and large entertainment facilities. Kyle helped them maintain, upgrade, and replace aging equipment and controls to improve their facility operations. After 5 years […]

Maxime Le Mevel supports the implementation of a portfolio of energy efficiency projects at TEC through the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. He previously worked as a Customer Success Manager at FINALCAD in Paris, as a Field Engineer at VINCI, and conducted an Industrial & Research Project on micro-electric power for UNESCO World Heritage Site in […]

As a Project Manager with The Energy Coalition, Elaina supports regional partnership coordination, engagement and enrollment goals, and supports Local Government Partnership projects. She previously worked with the City of Santa Clara’s Municipal Utility, Silicon Valley Power, as an Energy Conservation Specialist supporting outreach and education efforts to residents in the local community. Elaina holds […]

Vanida Ngeam, Project Manager, supports marketing, communication, and outreach across TEC, focusing on education & training initiatives and SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. Prior to her current role at TEC, Vanida served a Climate Corp fellow at The Energy Coalition, planning an executing hands-on STEM events and activities for K-8th grade students. She also interned with […]

As a Project Manager, Anthony supports project delivery for a portfolio of energy efficiency projects for the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. Prior to joining TEC, Anthony was a Senior Analyst at the Western Riverside Council of Governments, where he supported local governments agencies in both San Bernardino and Riverside Counties with energy efficiency resources. He […]

Shawn has 28 years of experience in both public and private sector engineering; 23 of those years she worked at the City of Irvine. At the City she worked on plans for district cooling systems and microgrids, coordinated with UCI APEP to install an electric vehicle car-sharing program at the Irvine Transportation Center and, in […]

Minh supports project delivery for a portfolio of energy efficiency projects for the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. Minh previously worked as an Environmental Health and Safety consultant and an assistant Director of Operations for a bioremediation technology startup company. He has a B.S. in Environmental Science from UCSB and a Certificate of Financing and Accounting […]

Elsie Varela, Project Manager, supports energy efficiency project delivery for public agencies at TEC through the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. She is passionate about environmental engineering, has four years of experience in learning and knowledge management, and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Before TEC, Elsie obtained a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from […]