Bailey Nagel

EnergySmart Advisor

Hometown: Farmington, CT
Fun Fact: In 2015 Bailey spent five months in Panama studying tropical ecology and biodiversity conservation.

Bailey is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in Environmental Studies with a focus on Climate & Energy and Natural Resource Management.  She has recently returned from a half year solo backpacking trip through Southeast Asia, where she split time between travel and volunteering.  Bailey is excited to be able to put her degree to use and to make a difference for both people and the environment.

In her free time Bailey likes to cook, hike, camp, travel, and spend time with friends in beautiful Colorado.

Brian Blommer

EnergySmart Advisor

Hometown: St. Cloud, MN
Fun Fact: There is a chocolate with Brian’s surname as its brand name (sadly, he has no relation to the company’s owner).

Brian has a BA in English. His interest in environmental causes and energy efficiency has directed many of his life choices, which in turn has helped him understand how each individual’s path to these goals is unique. He has dedicated the last three years to helping homeowners learn about their homes, and has lived in Boulder County the past 20 years. He has obtained his Building Professional Institute (BPI) certification to allow him to best help homeowners make wise decisions on improving the comfort and efficiency of their homes.

In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording music, biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing; and spending time outdoors with his girlfriend and their dog Stevie.

Kelsey Lawrence

Associate Program Manager

Hometown: Martinez, CA
Fun Fact: Kelsey has dual citizenship in the United States and Canada.

As an Associate Program Manager, Kelsey specializes in Energy Advising for multi-family buildings, offering property owners and managers assistance with all aspects of energy efficiency at apartment and condo complexes.  A graduate from the University of Colorado with Bachelor degrees in both Physics and Chemistry as well as an Energy Certificate, she brings a wide-range of technical knowledge and a passion for sustainability to the position.

Although born in Northern California, Kelsey grew up in Colorado and the mountain state has a special place in her heart.  Kelsey spends her free time exploring the outdoors with her dog, Kaia, and her fiancé.  She also enjoys the chance to unwind at home by creating things, whether it be through painting, sewing, knitting, or more.

Mark Barckholtz

EnergySmart Advisor

Hometown: White Lake, MI
Fun Fact: Before moving west from Michigan where Mark grew up, he spent summers practicing and teaching primitive skills. He even did primitive skills demonstrations for an outdoor magazine’s annual event.

Mark is an advocate for sustainable and clean energy technologies. Before studying environmental sciences and engineering, he worked for 15 years as a journeyman wire-man often upgrading and installing air pollution controls at power plants across the United States. He completed his work on a BA in Geography at University of Colorado, Boulder in 2016 where he was functioning as a sustainability advisor as the Green Labs team lead for a building complex on campus housing environmental scientists. He then moved on to consult with customers on their water usage for Resource Central. He is now enjoying working with people as an energy adviser and building relationships for a more energy efficient community. Now in his free time he can be seen commuting by bicycle across town with his son. If you see him, wave ‘hello!’

Rachael Bramblett

EnergySmart Advisor

Hometown: Florence, SC
Fun Fact: Rachael came in second place on Fear Factor Live.

A graduate from Appalachian State University’s department of Technology and Environmental Design, Rachael holds bachelor’s degree in Appropriate Technology. After graduation she spent two years serving in AmeriCorps in Montana and Tennessee. While in Montana she worked with the National Center for Appropriate Technology and NorthWestern Energy weatherizing homes and educating residents on the subjects of renewable energy and energy efficiency. She spent her time in Tennessee working with the City of Knoxville’s Solid Waste office promoting and educating residents on recycling and other waste diversion efforts.

Rachael loves to travel, having lived in 5 different states and visited Peru, Israel and Canada. When she’s not spending time enjoying the outdoors, Rachael can be found spending time with animals. She’s the proud owner of a black cat named Tesla and loves to spend her time volunteering at the Humane Society.

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