Hometown: Florence, SC
Fun fact: As a child, Rachael had a short-lived runway model career.
A graduate of Appalachian State University’s department of Technology and Environmental Design, Rachael holds a 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 focusing on energy efficiency and renewable energy. She spent her time in Tennessee working with the City of Knoxville’s Solid Waste office promoting recycling and other waste diversion efforts.
Rachael loves to travel, spend time outdoors and animals. She is the proud owner of two cats, Tesla and Ghost.
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.
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, as he strives to leave a lighter and lighter footprint. He enjoys helping homeowners in the area 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.
Hometown: Durango, Mexico
Fun Fact: When he is not talking about saving energy, he spends time with his wife and kids, a 3-year-old and his twins. They enjoy having picnics, playing Frisbee in the park and petting strangers’ dogs. Gustavo is also passionate about photographing wildlife and beautiful places. Gustavo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Energy Management and Renewable Resources. Most of his experience comes from working for a big utility company in Mexico. After moving to Boulder four years ago, he started working for a local solar company and is currently an Energy Advisor.
Gustavo helps homeowners to understand the importance of making their homes more energy efficient to reduce their energy bills and save the environment. He also loves doing it in Spanish! (Spanglish included-what a great deal!)