John works for Sungage Financial, a Boston-based company that funds residential solar projects throughout the country. He has also worked at CrowdComfort, an energy efficiency startup, and Next Step Living, a residential energy efficiency company, where he organized local campaigns resulting in the installation of hundreds of residential solar systems and home energy retrofits. Outside the energy and climate world, he founded Somerville Skillshare, a free DIY educational platform, and recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a PADI-certified scuba diving instructor.
John has over 25 years experience in nonprofit management, including the role of Branch Chief for Industrial Wastewater Policy and Regulations for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) for two decades. John was also an environmental policy consultant for USEPA and many other federal agencies on subjects such as industrial wastewater, drinking water, toxic substance control strategy development, and hazardous waste. John is also currently a team leader for HEET’s energy-upgrade work parties.
Matthew Schreiner, HEET Co-founder and Team Leader, Clerk
Matthew founded the North Cambridge Energy Initiative and leads the League of Urban Canners. He is an engineer and has learned weatherization skills by working on his own home.
Audrey Schulman, HEET Co-founder and President
Audrey has audited over 200 buildings. She personally weatherized her own home to lower its carbon emissions 50%. She is a registered thermographer who assesses houses prior to energy-upgrade work-parties and oversees the work. She served on Cambridge’s Blue Ribbon Panel to Green the Schools. She is also the author of four novels. Her novels have been translated into 11 languages and reviewed by The New Yorker.
Jason Taylor, HEET Team Leader and Evaluator, Treasurer
Jason works for Byggmeister, a preeminent remodeling and design firm. He has taught air-sealing at ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), Weatherization Bootcamps, Train the Trainer events, SMOC Green Jobs Academy, Mass Green Initiative, and Roxbury Community College. He has personally trained over 150 green jobs students who are working in the field now. He has written air-sealing and insulation curriculum for MassCap. He assesses houses prior to energy-upgrade work-parties, leads HEET’s student outreach program, and speaks Spanish.
Toby has worked in the field of executive education for thirty-five years, most recently at MIT and the Center for Quality of Management. She focuses on teaching managers how to put management systems and theory into practice. One of her particular interests is discovering ways to use technology to enhance the educational experience. She has been active in political campaigns and with advocacy groups that target climate change issues by working for practical solutions.