MEET THE ADVISORS
Name Allen Roth
Hometown Atlanta, GA
Fun Fact Allen climbed the Grand Teton in Wyoming without using a professional guide service.
Allen comes to the EnergySmart team with five years of experience in the wind and solar industries. Prior to joining the EnergySmart team, he managed megawatt-size solar installations around the country. He has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont.
When he is not advising homeowners on how to make their homes more efficient, you will find him outside with his golden retriever puppy hiking or skiing in the Rocky Mountains.
Name Hannah Bulick
Hometown Boulder, CO
Fun Fact Hannah is a major Sci-Fi nerd.
Having grown up and gone to university in Boulder, Hannah is a rarely-encountered-in-the-wild Boulder native. Hannah holds a degree in philosophy and women's studies from the University of Colorado, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is the Customer Solutions Manager at Populus for EnergySmart, and spends her days enrolling homeowners in EnergySmart, managing Advisor schedules, and appreciating being able to make a difference in the town she loves.
Hannah believes in low-impact living, and currently occupies about 250 square feet with her small dog. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, reading and being outside with her dog.
Name Jen Harper
Hometown Alexandria, VA
Fun Fact Can talk backwards.
Jennifer comes to Populus after a decade in the in-home care industry, running her own business which provided assistance to seniors and the disabled in their homes. It seemed a natural transition into the role of Energy Advisor with the EnergySmart program, helping clients achieve greater comfort, safety and joy in their homes. A CU-Boulder graduate with a degree in French, she also holds the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).
Having lived in four states on both coasts, Jennifer has been thrilled to call Boulder her home for the last twenty years. Outside of her role as Energy Advisor, she spends much of her time with the Irish Step Dancers of Colorado and planning a yearly bike race, the North Boulder Park Classic. She and her Boulder-native husband are happily raising a teenage daughter, 3 cats and, (hopefully) a garden.
Name Kelsey Lawrence
Hometown Martinez, CA
Fun Fact Kelsey has dual citizenship in the United States and Canada.
A graduate from the University of Colorado, Kelsey has transitioned into the Boulder working-lifestyle at Populus quite happily. 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 Energy Advisor position.
Although born in Northern California, Kelsey has been in Colorado for 15 years and feels lucky to call this mountain state her home. She spends her free time with the multitude of immediate and extended family members she has in the Front Range as well as making sure to get out and enjoy Colorado as much as possible.
Name Margaret Rogers
Hometown Most of U.S.
Fun Fact License plate is SEA2SEA -- lived on both coasts, now in purple mountains majesty.
Margaret Rogers, our Community Action Lead, helps get the word out about the great benefits of EnergySmart services! She's available for presentations to your neighborhood or organization that wants to learn more about residential energy efficiency.
Margaret is an organic gardener and beekeeper who holds a Green Building certificate from CSU, and LEED accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council. Her own renovated home was the first LEED Gold certified "gut-rehab" in Colorado. She's a member of Boulder Culinary Gardeners, a board member of the a capella group Ars Nova Singers, and an officer in Boulder County Beekeeper's Association.
Name Matt Wilmoth
Hometown Fairmont, WV
Fun Fact Matt has written a feature-length screenplay as well as a book about self-reflection.
As the EnergySmart Manager, Matt oversees the EnergySmart advising team and provides support to Boulder County and all of the EnergySmart service partners
Matt graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While pursuing his degree, Matt gained experience in the clean tech industry by working on a wind energy project for a federal prison, which gave him the opportunity to perform energy analysis and determine the feasibility of installing wind turbines. In addition to his technical background, Matt studied Film and Media Arts at Temple University.
Name Nikola Pejovic
Hometown Rochester, NY
Fun Fact He rode the length of Vietman on a tiny Vietnamese motorcycle along the Ho Vho Minh trail.
Nikola holds a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont School of Environment and Natural Resources. Nikola's favorite course at UVM had to do with using living machines to treat wastewater. After college he worked for Bike New York teaching kids how to ride bicycles, empowering them to sustainably take control of their transportation and health, while having a ton of fun. He moved to Vail in the fall of 2012 to decompress after four years of college and a summer in NYC. He fell in love with Colorado and decided to stay for good. He now lives in Boulder.
In his spare time, Nikola rides road and mountain bicycles up and down mountains and enjoys building and touring on motorcycles.
Name Paola Alonso Trejo
Hometown Puebla, Mexico
Fun Fact Paola has lived in the UK, Greece and Bulgaria.
Paola earned her Masters degree in Energy Systems from the International Hellenic University (IHU) in Thessaloniki, Greece. Paola came to Boulder from Puebla, Mexico and is fluent in both Spanish and English. While working in Mexico City she worked on analyzing both atmospheric emissions and waste water. After she moved to Boulder, she did Latino outreach for the EnergySmart service and produced a TV series for Univision to educate Latinos on the subject of Energy.
Paola loves to experience new cultures and lifestyles. In her free time, she enjoys traveling both internationally and domestically. While in Boulder, she can be found hiking on the local trails and in the parks surrounding the city. Her family is very important to her and she cherishes the time she spends cooking with her husband, unwinding and unplugging from busy everyday life.
Name Paul Koepke
Hometown Boulder, CO
Fun Fact Paul went to school in Nebraska, living next to a nuclear power plant, to play baseball his freshman year of college.
Paul joined the Populus team after graduating from the University of Colorado's Environmental Design program where he found his passion for building science, sustainability and renewable energy.
Like most everyone in Boulder, Paul loves going outside for just about any reason, but especially golfing, hiking, and hanging out with his friends.