Opportunity For People and Planet
We care deeply about the planet, its current and future environmental condition.
Wrapped up in that concern is our motivation to improve the lives of this planet’s inhabitants. Our involvement and actions go beyond discovering opportunities to upgrade insulation, caulking windows or installing solar panels—we exist to change the trajectory of people and communities, including the underserved.
Think of the “Ener” in “EnerChange” not as the noun, “Energy,” but as the verb, “Energize.” We exist to energize opportunity for all those we serve, and to produce positive, long-lasting ripples and waves of change.
$17 Million +
In total nonprofit energy savings
26 Million +
Lbs of C02 Negated
By inspiring, educating and implementing efficient energy practices, we are honoring our environmental mission while creating much needed opportunity for progress within our communities.
Ryan KruegerEnergy Efficiency Manager
Sometimes called our “brightest bulb” (because of his depth of experience in lighting), Ryan has for his entire career been interested in all things energy. Urban Planning educated, he has worked on projects ranging from steam trap studies, thermography and building envelope analysis. As a true “people person”, Ryan always works from his client’s perspective.
Greg ShaneEnergy Efficiency Engineer
Deeply experienced, Gregg (with either 1 or 2 “g” s) worked as a project engineer, plant operations engineer, and energy manager for the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration Hospital System in Texas and Minnesota. He oversaw the installation of one of the first Digital Building Management (BMS) systems ever installed at a VA Medical Center. You can bet he knows what he’s doing.
Greta RittenhouseEnergy Efficiency Specialist
Although we never know where she is working from, remotely (lately, Europe, though she’s been to all 50 states and five continents), Greta manages client paperwork and utility billing information at EnerChange. She is passionate about resource conservation, having previously worked with CEE’s Home Energy Squad and Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation.
Simeon MatthewsEnergy Auditor
The latest new kid on the block, Simeon comes to EnerChange from the “client-side”, having spent 9 years leading the Climate Action and Sustainability programs for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Solidly based – philosophically, educationally, and experientially – we are delighted that Simeon is our newest EnerChanger.
Steve SeidlExecutive Director
Sustainable Steve has been at it a long time! He has creatively contributed to the birth and growth of many companies in his career. He is also a certified presenter with Climate Reality based in Nashville and speaks on subjects related to energy and environmental issues. He provided the original shape and content for the creation of EnerChange.
Mark GinsbachEnergy Efficiency Engineer
Known affectionately as our Private Sage, Mark has a long history of improved financial and operational performance for commercial facilities as a customer-focused engineer applying extensive experience and expertise to reduce energy costs. He has been an EnerChange stalwart since 2012, even though he fantasizes about becoming a full-time camper.
Mike MenzelDirector of Services Delivery, Enerchange, and President, Sagiliti
EnerChange is lucky to have as our key partner, this tested industry veteran. Since 1997, Mike has been helping commercial, industrial, and multi-family customers conserve energy and save money on their utility bills. His Sagiliti clients include among others, General Mills, Dominium, and Medtronic. Tito (a dog) is the newest member of his beloved family.
Dale BroseDigital Consultant
A kind of Wizard of Oz for EnerChange (he’s rarely seen or heard in-person), Dale has been in the digital marketing/technology space for the past 15 years and holds certifications in a broad range of areas including social media and channel certifications from Google. He’s also passionate about blockchain technologies.
- Jane Blanco
- Board Chair Partner, GAGE Marketing
- Frantz Corneille
- Board Vice Chair, Former Executive in Technology Companies
- John Levy
- Board Secretary, Attorney at Nilan Johnson Lewis
- Kris Krishnan
- Board Treasurer, Partner at S.Krishnan and Associates
- Mike Conley
- Chairman – CEO, Conley Family Foundation
- Robert Elde
- Ret. Dean Biological Sciences, UMN
- Damaris Hollingsworth
- Principal Architect and Owner, design by melo
- Clint Morrison
- Investment Professional
- Helen Paul
- Ph.D., Operations Manager, Diffraction International
- John Whittington
- Logistics Consultant