Meet Our Instructors

Everblue hires industry-leading experts that are truly passionate about sustainability. Our students are more than just customers - they become career and lifelong associates of Everblue. The educational experience is a cycle, and our teachers are there each step of the way from initial instruction to credential maintenance, and everything in between. Take a moment to learn about our phenomenal and award-winning instructors.

Browse by area of expertise: Green Building & Sustainability or Energy Efficiency


Green Building & Sustainability

Amit Jain Photo Everblue Instructor Amit Jain, LEED AP
  • Master's of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University
  • Bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship from Loyola Marymount University
  • Specializes in sustainability implementation and reporting
  • Has worked as a Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Global Sustainability Educator, Sustainability Consultant, Marketing Director, and Business Consultant
  • Represents Everblue in California
  • Fun Fact: Served as a Team Mentor in the 2013 Rice Business Plan Competition

 

Anne Jackson Photo Everblue Instructor Anne Jackson, LEED AP BD+C
  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Winthrop University
  • Earned a minor in Interior Design
  • Has managed the LEED Certification of 13 New Construction and Commercial Interiors projects (10 Gold), representing in excess of 2.5 million square feet
  • Works as a Sustainability Officer for the State of Maryland, where she was tasked with developing and implementing the department's sustainability program
  • Represents Everblue in Maryland
  • Fun Fact: Led the effort to form the Charlotte Region Chapter of the USGBC in 2005 and served as the chapter's founding Chair until 2008

 

Elias Robles Photo Everblue Instructor Elias Robles, LEED AP BD+C
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (UACA), Costa Rica
  • Has taught architecture at UACA since 2006
  • Has managed over 60 building projects
  • Represents Everblue in Costa Rica
  • Fun Fact: Presented Everblue's first Spanish-speaking LEED course

 

Erin Murphy Photo Everblue Instructor Erin Murphy, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, CSM, BPI BA
  • Master's degree in Community and Regional Planning from University of New Mexico
  • Bachelor's degree in English/Communications from Fort Lewis College
  • 10 years' experience in the environmental field, ranging from LEED project management, sustainability policy work, implementing federal sustainability requirements and an environmental management system, designing and installing green roofs, and planning for sustainable development
  • Is a co-founder of the New Mexico Emerging Green Builders Chapter
  • Represents Everblue in Colorado
  • Fun Fact: Volunteers her time at the Durango Discovery Museum, the Fort Lewis College Environmental Center, and 350.org

 

Greg Hamra Photo Everblue Instructor Greg Hamra, LEED AP BD+C
  • Bachelor's degree in Speech Communications from University of Florida - Gainesville
  • Specializes in needs assessment, instructional design, and delivery in: sustainability training, presentation skills, grammar and word usage, computer applications, U.S. cultural sensitivity and business etiquette for foreign workers, and voice and language skills including accent reduction 
  • Has over 25 years' experience delivering energetic, engaging high-impact training and consulting to a wide variety of construction, educational, legal, and professional services organizations worldwide
  • Named 2011 Green Visionary by Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (Sustainable South Florida Awards) and 2013 Green Leader Finalist by Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • Represents Everblue in Florida
  • Fun Fact: Also specializes in voice-over production for eLearning, corporate communications, IVRs, and radio advertisements

 

Joan Darvish-Rouhani Everblue Instructor Photo Joan Davis, LEED Green Associate
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting from University of Delaware
  • Member of the USGBC Implementation Advisory Committee and the ASTM E-60 subcommittee
  • Has written curriculum and conducted training sessions for nearly 20 years
  • Worked as a Project Engineer on a LEED Silver-certified assisted living facility in NJ
  • Represents Everblue in Washington, DC
  • Fun Fact: Has an English as a Second Language (ESL) Certificate

 

Joan Mahon Photo Everblue Instructor Profile Joan Mahon, LEED AP BD+C, CSM
  • Bachelor's degree in Interior Design from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Emphasis in Architectural History, graduated with High Honors
  • Held two executive positions for Steelcase, Inc.
  • Served as Executive Director of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association and was named a NY State Woman of Distinction for her work with the organization
  • Represents Everblue in New York
  • Fun Fact: Scored 195 out of 200 on the LEED AP BD+C exam

 

John Aberle Photo Everblue Instructor Profile John Aberle, LEED AP BD+C, CSM
  • Bachelor's degree from University of California
  • Background is in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Spent over 25 years as a National Client Manager for companies including American Mechanical, CommAir Mechanical, and Carrier Corporation
  • Also achieved the Universal EPA Refrigeration Certification
  • Represents Everblue in California
  • Fun Fact: Has been an instructor for Everblue since 2009

 

Katherine Wells-Driscoll Photo Everblue Instructor Kate Wells-Driscoll, LEED AP BD+C
  • Master's degree in Architecture from Tulane University
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Tulane University
  • Specializes in architectural design, project management, communications, and education
  • Has served in a variety of education roles, including Adjunct Faculty Department Lead and GMAT & LSAT Coach/Instructor
  • Designed a project in the 2014 Northwest Green Home Tour
  • Represents Everblue in Washington
  • Fun Fact: Her team was awarded 3rd place in the international Architecture for Humanity competition in Ecuador

 

Lynn Streich Photo Everblue Instructor Profile Lynn Streich, LEED AP BD+C
  • Bachelor's degree from U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • Concentration in General Management with a minor in Environmental Engineering
  • Completed military career courses, including Quartermaster Officers' Basic Course, Airborne, Air Assault, and Rigger Schools
  • Was stationed in Germany for five years and was also deployed to Kosovo
  • Was the vice president of a local custom home building company
  • Represents Everblue in Colorado
  • Fun Facts: Enjoys painting and running outside

 

Michael Vargas Everblue Instructor Photo Michael Vargas, LEED Green Associate
  • Doctorate of Education Program in Leadership at Creighton University
  • Master's of Business Administration and Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management
  • Member of the GBCI Advisory Panel
  • Has written 40+ articles, ranging from LEED and CALGreen to Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Technology
  • Represents Everblue in California
  • Fun Fact: Has written two books - The Atlas Advantage: Better Buildings for Less Money and Modern Freelancing (Free Your Career)

 

Paul John Wolf Photo Everblue Instructor Paul John Wolf III, LEED AP
  • Master's degree in Architecture from Harvard University
  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Towson University
  • Has provided project management support for clients that include Fordham University, Ohio State University, and Bunker Hill Community College
  • Has presented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, among others
  • Represents Everblue in Massachusetts
  • Fun Fact: Has won 7 awards that recognize his contributions toward environmental issues and sustainability education

 

Sasha Sampiao Photo Everblue Instructor Profile

Sasha Sampaio, LEED Green Associate
  • Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law
  • Bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies from University of New Mexico, graduated cum laude
  • Passed the Florida Bar in February 2006 on first attempt
  • Assisted in writing and securing three federal grants from HUD totaling $120,000
  • Represents Everblue in Florida
  • Fun Fact: Dual citizen of the United States and Brazil

 

Shannon Deeb Photo Everblue Instructor Shannon Deeb, LEED AP
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology from College of Charleston
  • Worked on the Navy Yard at Noisette project, which entailed redeveloping 340 acres of a former Naval Base into a sustainable mixed-use community
  • Served as the primary member of the team for the LEED-ND certification process for the Navy Yard at Noisette under the Pilot Program
  • Has worked on LEED projects that include an affordable multi-family project in Indiana (LEED for Homes) and an intermodal center in the Charleston area (LEED-NC)
  • Represents Everblue in South Carolina
  • Fun Fact: Has been an instructor for Everblue since 2009

 
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Energy Efficiency

Anthony Ericksen Photo Everblue Instructor Anthony Ericksen, BPI BA/ENV/RBE-WHALCI
  • Worked with the National Weatherization Assistance Program from 1994-2007
  • Served in many capacities, including Air-Sealing Crewman, Insulation Crew Leader, Inventory Controller, Energy Auditor, and Lead-Safe Weatherization Trainer
  • Had the highest customer satisfaction and production numbers of any employee in the history of the WAP program in Utah
  • Owned a general contracting business for four years
  • Represents Everblue in Utah
  • Fun Fact: Is a successful actor/director/producer/writer 

 

Arthur Pakatar Photo Everblue Instructor Arthur Pakatar, BPI BA/ENV/HP/MF BA, RESNET HERS Rater, LEED Green Associate
  • Bachelor's degree in Renewable Energy Technology Management from Excelsior College
  • 30 years' experience in residential and commercial design and construction
  • Serves as a member of the BPI Accreditation Management Board, RBE-WHALCI Scheme Committee, and recently assisted BPI on the development of its new Energy Auditor and Quality Control Inspector Certifications
  • Has designed and built several hundred homes and 1,000,000 square feet of commercial space
  • Represents Everblue in New York
  • Fun Fact: Is a BPI Super Proctor

 

Barney McClung Photo Everblue Instructor Profile Barney McClung, BPI BA/ENV, NATE Air Conditioning & Heat Pump, EPA Universal Refrigerant
  • Attended Sanford Naval Academy with a concentration in Business Administration
  • Has worked in the commercial real estate field for more than 30 years
  • Has earned certifications from BOMA, NATE, CIRO, BPI, and EPA
  • Owns Building Inspector Services, providing inspections and consultation for commercial and residential properties
  • Represents Everblue in California
  • Fun Fact: Has been the Show Superintendent for the Llama Show at the California State Fair for the past 12 years

 

Bobby Hight Photo Everblue Instructor Bobby Hight, BPI BA/ENV
  • 15 years of construction experience in small commercial and residential insulation, weatherization, and general contracting
  • Served as a program manager and trainer for Veterans Green Jobs Program contract and DC WIN Weatherization Program contract
  • Managed 45 crews in three divisions of new construction and retrofit work
  • Also achieved a DOE LEAD RRP 8-hour certificate
  • Represents Everblue in Maryland
  • Fun Fact: Very active in his sons' sports and community outreach events

 

Bruce Oxendale Photo Everblue Instructor Profile Bruce Oxendale, BPI BA/ENV/MF BA/RBE-WHALCI, RESNET HERS Rater & Quality Assurance Designee
  • Bachelor's degrees from Slippery Rock University
  • Double majored in Business Administration and Recreation Resource Management
  • Completed Dale Carnegie Effective Speaking and Human Relations training
  • Owns a small business and relates to students using real issues encountered on the job
  • Represents Everblue in Pennsylvania
  • Fun Fact: Enjoys wildlife management, hunting, and spending time outdoors

 

Colleen Locker Photo Everblue Instructor Profile Colleen Locker, BPI BA/ENV, RESNET HERS Rater & Quality Assurance Designee, LEED AP
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Design from University of Colorado
  • Emphasis in Architecture, graduated with Honors
  • Worked on two Solar Decathlon projects, both winning awards at the national level
  • Helped develop the first S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violating the Environment) high school program while she was in middle school
  • Represents Everblue in Colorado
  • Fun Fact: At age five, Colleen canvassed her neighborhood educating neighbors about the advantages of recycling, living more sustainably, and reducing carbon footprint

 

Cris Rowley Photo Everblue Instructor Profile Cris Rowley, BPI BA/ENV/RBE-WHALCI
  • Advanced Auditor/Contractor for Michigan Saves, a state-funded low-interest weatherization loan program
  • Active member of NAHI, Certified Lead Renovator, and Certified Snell Level I Thermographer
  • Licensed builder and contractor for 13 years
  • Certified to proctor the new NREL HEP Energy Auditor exam
  • Represents Everblue in Michigan
  • Fun Fact: Contributed to the development of an Android-based auditing application for tablets

 

Dave Hahn Photo Everblue Instructor Dave Hahn, BPI BA/ENV/RBE-WHALCI, LEED AP
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology from Elizabethtown College
  • Is a licensed home inspector in North and South Carolina
  • Founded Metrolina Inspection Services, LLC in 2002
  • Is a Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE), board-awarded by the American Council for Accredited Certification
  • Represents Everblue in North Carolina
  • Fun Fact: Avid downhill and backcountry skier, golf, soccer, motorcycle enthusiast

 

Dominique Lempereur Photo Everblue Instructor Dominique Jean-Jacques Lempereur
  • D.E.S.S. (Master of Science) in Energy Engineering from University of Bordeaux, France
  • D.E.U.G.A. (Bachelor of Science) in Applied Physics from University of Lille, France
  • 20 years of experience in the field of energy conservation for commercial, residential, and institutional buildings
  • Developed, performed, and managed ASHRAE energy audits in multifamily, commercial, and institutional buildings for a cumulative total of 150 million square feet (4,800 buildings)
  • Represents Everblue in North Carolina
  • Fun Facts: Has been published in Charlotte Business Journal and Home Energy Magazine

 

Jim Tenhundfeld Photo Everblue Instructor Jim Tenhundfeld, BPI BA/ENV/RBE-WHALCI
  • Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from University of Cincinnati
  • Achieved a Certified Energy Manager Certification from the Association of Energy Engineers
  • 30 years' experience in the energy efficiency industry
  • Has performed over 200 energy audits for non-profit, commercial, and local government buildings
  • Represents Everblue in Ohio
  • Fun Fact: Designed and implemented the first successful and cost-effective retrofit program through Indiana

 

John Costello Photo Everblue Instructor John Costello, BPI BA/ENV/RBE-WHALCI, HP, AC/Heat Pump, RESNET HERS Rater
  • Is a BPI Super Proctor
  • Also creates curriculum to reflect BPI standards updates and modern instructional platforms
  • Served as co-lead on the design, procurement, and build-out of the first training center for Everblue
  • Has worked as Co-Owner, Director, and Project Manager at Wizard Electric and Construction, Inc.
  • Represents Everblue in California
  • Fun Fact: Has trained and proctored groups of up to 26 students

 

Ryan Church Photo Everblue Instructor Ryan Church, BPI BA/ENV/RBE-WHALCI, LEED Green Associate
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Political Economy from Colorado College
  • Has worked as an Environmental Planner, Energy Auditor, and Building Science Educator
  • Has also pursued NABCEP Level 1 solar training and California RESNET
  • Has inspected homes all across the continental United States, covering a variety of housing types in every climate zone
  • Represents Everblue in Missouri
  • Fun Fact: Has been an instructor for Everblue since 2010

 

Scott Hoover Photo Everblue Instructor Scott Hoover, BPI BA/ENV, RESNET HERS Rater & Quality Assurance Designee, LEED Green Associate
  • Master's degree in Renewable Energy from Murdoch University, Perth Western Australia
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology from Arkansas Tech University
  • Specializes in renewable energy systems sizing and energy modeling software programs
  • Directed the ENERGY STAR for New Homes program for six years at Southern Energy Management and helped them achieve the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for four years in a row
  • Represents Everblue in North Carolina
  • Fun Facts: Taught English in Thailand and enjoys juggling!

 

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