Board of Directors


Patricia Rothwell

Founder & President

PR Biz, llc 

Denver, Colorado


Patricia Rothwell is the President of PR Biz, llc a marketing firm. She was the Area Sales Manager for the Rocky Mountain Region of Owens Corning's Insulation Residential and Commercial Division. In addition to being sales manager, Patricia works with high performance builders on the building strategy team to identify innovative opportunities for building science, marketing, sales implementation, and project management for builder initiatives.

Patricia grew up in Colorado’s building industry working in the field for her father, a customer home builder in the late 1980s. After graduating college Patricia worked in a variety of industries; writing articles at IBM to sales promotions, grassroots marketing campaigns, new business development, fundraising, and media relations in the airlines, heath care, and financial industries. At Owens Corning she has returned to the building materials industry bringing her vast experience to work with insulation contractors, distributors and builders.  

Patricia has been active in the Colorado energy efficiency industry. She is a founding member of the Energy Efficiency Business Coalition (EEBC) and serves on the Board or Directors. She has received the Sales Excellence Award, Pinnacle Awards and in 2014 was recognized as one of the Top 40 Women in Energy Efficiency by the Denver Business Journal.


 Board Members   
Howard Brooks
Executive Director

Energy Resource Center

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Howard Brooks is the Executive Director of the Energy Resource Center, a nonprofit organization that works to keep income-qualified families warm and safe. Serving thirteen Colorado counties, the organization reduces energy consumption an average of 20% in hundreds of homes annually.

For the last 30 years he has been a leader in the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors. Prior to joining ERC, he was Chief Operating Officer at Pikes Peak United Way. He has directed marketing programs at companies including Deluxe Corporation, Time Life, and NordicTrack. His professional career began as an active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force.

Charlie Buck
Regulatory Affairs Manager




Charlie is Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Market Development for Western North America at Oracle, a software company based in Arlington, Virginia. In this role, he works with the region's regulators, policy-makers, stakeholders, and utility partners.


Timothy Jones

Sales Manager


Denver, Colorado

Tim Jones started in the HVAC-R industry when he was a Sophomore in high school (Lyman High School; Longwood, FL). After Tim graduated he pursued a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Central Florida. 

Upon graduation, he went to work at Trane and has never looked back. Tim started as an Applications Engineer, moved into project management, Account Management and he is currently the Sales Manager in Denver, Colorado.


Ian Doebber

Chief R&D Engineer

Transformative Wave

Denver, Colorado

Ian joined Transformative Wave (TW) in 2015 as their Chief R&D Engineer. He focuses on the continual enhancement of TW’s technology solutions - the CATALYST retrofit for rooftop HVAC systems and web-based eIQ platform – for Smart Grid applications, actionable data analytics and advanced automation. He also oversees new product development. Prior to TW, Ian worked for 8 years at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory managing laboratory testing, field demonstration and analytical modeling of advanced building technologies covering HVAC, refrigeration, battery and envelope systems. Prior to NREL, he worked for Arup for three years on high performance mechanical and façade design. He has a MS from Virginia Tech and a BS from Bucknell University in Mechanical Engineering.



Jeff Morain

Morain Bakarich, CPAs

Golden, Colorado

Jeff, cofounder of Morain Bakarich, CPAS, is a native of south Louisiana and moved to Colorado in 1999 to attend the University of Denver’s Graduate Tax Program after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Louisiana.  

After earning a Master of Taxation degree from DU, Jeff spent several years serving multi-national clients at one of the largest public accounting firms in the world.  Over the years, Jeff has gained knowledge and experience with international tax issues, all manners of business taxation and accounting issues, payroll tax, sales tax, multi-state income taxation, employee benefits and compensation planning.


Jim Meyers
Senior Associate, Director Buildings Efficiency Program

Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
Boulder, Colorado

Jim Meyers is Senior Associate, Director of Buildings Efficiency Program for the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), where he works on building efficiency opportunities. Jim is responsible for conducting analysis, preparing case studies, evaluating new and emerging technologies for buildings and promoting the adoption of state-of-the-art building energy codes and voluntary programs.

Jim has worked in multiple sectors of the energy field by starting his working career in the generation of power via fuel cells and more recently through energy efficiency of the built environment and new construction. Previous to his current position Jim was a regional manager for an insulation trade association where he worked with regional efficiency alliances, state energy offices, and other organizations to support the adoption of advanced energy codes. Prior to this position Jim was the Technical Director for E-Star Colorado where he directed the Home Energy Rating program and building energy codes advancement in Colorado.


Art Olson
Director of Utility Program
Business Development

SmartWatt Energy, Inc.
Albany, New York


Art Olson has over three decades of energy industry experience in the integration of resource acquisition, energy management, and end-use application technologies. His experience includes: project management, new product and service development, energy efficiency, process improvement, financial analysis, strategic planning, market analysis, sales & marketing, energy services, and regulatory affairs. Art has a proven ability to increase profitability, develop new lines of business, and improve customer/client satisfaction. Art holds an MBA and a BS in Industrial Technology.


Seth Portner
Senior Director

ClearResult LLC
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Seth Portner is the Senior Director with CLEAResult leading residential, industrial and commercial business in the Rocky Mountain and Southwest states. Seth joined CLEAResult through the acquisition of Populus LLC, where he was the Chief Operating Officer and a principal. Seth is the former Deputy Director of the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office and has a M.S in Energy Management from the University of Colorado.


Andrew Wildenberg

e3 Power
Denver, Colorado

Andy Wildenberg graduated from the University of Denver in 1975 with a degree in Real Estate and Construction Management and has been involved in property ownership and management for over 40 years.  In January 2010 he went back to school at Red Rocks Community College to study energy efficiency. In May of 2013 he participated in a NREL Job Task Analysis symposium to determine the criteria for a multi-family building operator certification. In March 2014 he was part of the NREL Scheme Committee for Quality Control Inspector for Multi-family housing.

As founding partner of e3 Power (economic, energy, efficiency) Andy believes in the axiom Use what you need not what you can”. His finance and property management background leads to sound decision making based on return on investment. Any savings that can be attained through energy efficiency investments increases the value of the investment. 

Tom Wilkinson

Stellar Energy Contractors, Inc.
Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Tom Wilkinson is the president of Stellar Energy Contractors, Inc. and is responsible for sales and operations of all Stellar Divisions: Residential and Commercial Energy Audits, Automation and Control, Insulation and Air Sealing, Windows, Electrical, HVAC, Solar (Solar Thermal and PV), and Roofing.


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