John Kloster-Prew, Executive Director
John comes to the EEBC with a strong background in the nonprofit sector working as the Director of Community Support for Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful, a 501 (c)(3) and an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful for six years. His focus was on fund development and corporate sponsorships for the multitude of waste reduction, recycling, litter prevention, resource conservation and beautification programs offered to a five county area. He also has nonprofit board experience, serving as secretary for two years with the same organization.
John served proudly in the Army National Guard for 17 years, reaching the rank of major in both the Army Corps of Engineers and Chemical Corps in the positions of platoon leader, company commander, battalion Administrative officer, supply and logistics officer and operations officer before moving on to brigade supply and logistics and division engineer positions. He graduated from the University of Iowa and continues to round out his skills now in the energy efficiency arena as Executive Director. John is and IRF certified pilot with A&P certifications and enjoys flying, hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, volleyball, ballroom dancing, and theater. John recently relocated to Arvada, with his wife Sheila and two cats Hannah and Punkin from Poplar Grove, Illinois. They are excited to join the EEBC family in beautiful Colorado.
Kaleb Fergin, Marketing Coordinator
Kaleb Fergin graduated from Colorado College in 2012 with a Bachelors in Mathematical Economics and Music and broad interests, including innovative technologies and nonprofits. Fittingly, the Spokane, WA native found his place at the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA), managing the website and social media and helping out with communications, research, and events. Over the past year Kaleb has been involved with organizations such as CCIA, the Energy Fellows Institute (EFI), the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association (CAMA), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). For the 2013 year, Kaleb manages the website and communications for EEBC and helps John wherever he can.