The dedicated people behind RESNET who use their knowledge, experience and expertise to help increase awareness about the benefits of home energy efficiency.
Steve BadenExecutive Director
Steve Baden has worked in the residential energy efficiency field for over twenty five years, including eighteen years with home energy ratings and energy mortgages on both the state and national levels, and ten years administering a state energy office. Mr. Baden initiated the "Warm Homes for Alaskans Initiative" which received the "1993 National Award for the Most Outstanding State Housing Program" from the National Council of State Housing Agencies. Steve was also awarded "Lifetime Achievement Awards" from the U.S. Department of Energy and RESNET.
Kathy SpigarelliDeputy Director
Kathy Spigarelli has been with RESNET since 1998. During that time, Ms. Spigarelli has been named the education coordinator, conference coordinator and now acts as Deputy Director. Kathy has 20 years of experience in adult education including programs for the Fayetteville Arkansas School District, Tyson Foods, Inc., Levi Strauss, Campbell Soup, and Goodwill Industries.
Cardice HowardRESNET Operations Manager
Cardice Howard brings 27 years of operations management experience as an insulation contractor in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas market along with her passion as an insulation Industry advocate to the RESNET team. Cardice has worked as an insulation contractor, developing and maintaining cohesive relationships with builders, code officials, sales and operations staff. Ms. Howard built teams to support over $2 million in sales per month in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, focusing on business development and strategic planning.
Laurel ElamDirector of Accreditation and Quality Assurance
Laurel Elam has been with RESNET since 2010. She started as RESNET's Conference Coordinator and it 2013 began also serving as Quality Assurance Manager. She is now RESNET's Director of Accreditation and Quality Assurance. Ms. Elam graduated from Appalachian State University, with a degree in Appropriate Technology and a minor in Sustainable Development and began her career in the industry in 2004 working in at the Appalachian State University Energy Center.
Ryan MeresPrograms Director
Ryan has 10 years of experience in energy efficiency, energy policy and building energy codes and has published more than two dozen case studies, reports and resources on those topics.
Valerie BriggsCommunications Director
Valerie served as the Director of Marketing and Business Development at North American Technician Excellence (NATE), overseeing business development, advertising, marketing, and public relations activities for the organization. Prior to joining NATE, Ms. Briggs worked as Senior Director of External Communications and Marketing Outreach for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), a national health care trade association representing the interests of the owners of over 23,000 independent retail pharmacies. She was previously responsible for marketing and training for the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program, a healthcare and employment program for people with disabilities.
Scott DoyleQuality Assurance Manager
Scott Doyle joined the HERS industry as a HERS Rater in 2003. Since being certified as a rater Scott has inspected and tested the energy performance of thousands of homes across a variety of construction types and climate zones. In 2007 he became a RESNET certified Quality Assurance Designee and Trainer. Mr. Doyle oversaw quality assurance activities for EnergyLogic and five other RESNET HERS Rating Providers. This involved quality assurance oversight of nearly 10,000 homes annually that were HERS rated. From 2008-2014, as a Rater Trainer, Scott trained hundreds of energy professionals across the U.S. using a variety of formats including field, classroom, and e-learning.
Rick DixonRESNET ANSI Standards Manager
Faye Berriman is a professional accountant, holding degrees from California State University, Northridge in Accountancy and in Business Management. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Keenly interested in the nonprofit community both professionally and as a volunteer, with over 35 years experience, she has served on many nonprofit boards and currently serves as a Board Member of Family Hope Center, Inc. and Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. As an accountant Faye has been responsible for planning, budgeting, executing, supervising, and concluding all areas of audits for nonprofit organizations as well as compilation, consulting, and tax services. Faye also has performed internal audits, internal control, operating efficiency, and expense reduction reviews, and has researched and implemented programs for resource development. Faye has also lectured professionally on nonprofit financial accounting and reporting requirements.
Emma BennettStandards Development Administrative Assistant
Emma is a South Dakota native educated at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA where she currently lives. She has worked with various associations in the energy efficiency field since 2014. Her work included providing secretariat support to these organizations.