Energy & Sustainability Office Manager
Jake has been WSU's Energy Manager since 2008. He has a B.S. degree in Applied Physics (Computational Emphasis) from Weber State University and is currently in the process of pursuing his MBA (with an Environmental Sustainability Certificate) also from Weber State University. Jake is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP), and an Educational Facilities Professional (EFP).
Throughout his life, Jake has lived in a variety of places. He has moved all over the Wasatch Front (Logan, SLC, Orem, Provo, and North Ogden), he has lived in several towns in Wyoming (Pinedale, Rock Springs, and Green River), and he spent two years in Russia. He has two children (Megan - 4 yrs. old and Issac - 2 years old) with another currently on the way. In his spare time he enjoys golf, racquetball, video games, computers, and engineering.
Jennifer has been with the Energy & Sustainability Office since the Fall of 2010. Prior to taking this position, Jennifer was a land use planner for Teton County in Jackson, Wyoming. She has a B.S. degree in Environmental Studies from Utah State University, an M.S. in Natural Resources Policy from The Ohio State University, and an M.A. in Public Administration from The Ohio State University.
Jennifer was born in Logan, Utah, but moved to Layton, Utah in 1990. In addition to working as a planner in Jackson, Wyoming, she has worked in California for the Forest Service, Washington, D.C. as an intern for Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi, and in Ohio for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Through school, Jennifer has also had the opportunity to visit Belize, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Greece.
She has one daughter (3 yrs. old) who is the love of her life. When she isn't playing with her daughter, Jennifer likes to hike, camp, run, garden, and read.
Student Sustainability Coordinator
Area of Study: Geography, Environmental Emphasis
Hometown: Layton, Utah
Hobbies: I enjoy anything and everything outdoors! I love to ride bicycles and have been on a few long distance tours. Recently I have been mountain biking and running on the trails above the University. I also like to spend my free time reading, swimming, hiking, and climbing. Since becoming the student sustainability coordinator for WSU, my new favorite activity is dumpster diving to save recyclable material.
Why I like working at the Energy & Sustainability Office: I like working at the Energy & Sustainability Office because of the wonderful people I work with on a daily basis who care deeply about the environment and work hard to implement environmental initiatives at WSU. I am thrilled for the opportunities I have received to learn more about the university and all of the exciting things happening at WSU.
Energy Upgrade Plumber
Dustin has been working in the Energy & Sustainability Office since Fall of 2010. He is a Utah Journeyman Licensed Plumber currently in the process of securing his Master Plumbers License. Dustin also is working on his Facilities Management Degree here at WSU. Dustin was born and raised in Ogden. He has been working as a plumber for the past ten years - starting his career first in residential plumbing and then working progressively into light commercial and then large commercial and industrial plumbing. Dustin has one beautiful daughter (age 9). In his free time, he loves to ride his motorcycle, play in the sun, and add to his tattoos. With regard to working in the energy and sustainability field, Dustin says that "I want to protect Mother Earth because if we don't now our children won't be able to enjoy what we have."
Energy Upgrade Electrician
|Brian has been working in the Energy & Sustainability Office since Fall of 2010. He has his B.S. degree in History from Weber State University and is a licensed Electrical Journeyman. Previously he has worked at the Defense Depot, he has worked in telecommunications, and has been a teacher. Brian was born in Nashville to parents who were professional performers. He grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Ogden twenty years ago. He has 7 kids (2 boys and 5 girls). In his spare time he enjoys sports and athletics. Brian really enjoys his current position because "the people are great, the University is great, and the project is fantastic." He loves having the opportunity to update WSU's lighting and make it more efficient and effective.
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