Work History

Work History
Sep 2012 - Present

Adjunct Faculty/ Instructor

University of Southern Maine

Designed curriculum and taught Hospitality for the University of Southern Maine's Tourism and Hospitality degree program. Taught class through "green" skills modules for various lodging staff roles (e.g. energy efficiency, water conservation, waste minimization, chemical management, green meetings, green team facilitation, and green marketing).

The modular format translates to actual hotel training and has been used to deliver trainings in conjunction with Boston Green Tourism; 

May 2012 - Present

Program Developer and Administrator


Developed and administering the nation’s first Green Grocery Store Certification Program. Hannaford, Stop and Shop, Weis, and Whole Foods current partners.

Providing hotels in MO, SC, TN, and CT with sustainability assistance and metrics development.

Delivering training based modules for the hospitality sector in a dozen states in collaboration with Boston Green Tourism.

Working with major investment firm ($100 b) to develop key sustainability indicators and prioritization methodology for agriculture investors.

Jun 2004 - Present


Designed and taught graduate level courses for the Environmental Science Department. Courses includedIndustrial Ecology andMaterials and Energy Sustainability. Demonstrated use of practical tools and principles of pollution prevention and resource management which include process mapping, life cycle and full-cost assessments, community based social marketing techniques and metrics.

Nov 2001 - Dec 2011

Commissioner's Office

Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Developed and managed sustainability programs, green certifications, social marketing initiatives and measurement tools for various business sectors encouraging impact reductions which have been replicated by numerous states, with over 200 businesses participating;

Lead for Maine’s Clean Government Initiative and providing environmental oversight on all state government procurement to ensure conformance with Governor's Executive Order on environmentally preferable criteria (e.g. cleaning chemicals, lighting, uniforms, energy, batteries, paint, vehicles, wheel weights, computers and electronics);

Facilitated the implementation of ISO 14001 based Environmental Management Systems, conducted audits and trainings within various industry sectors and educational institutions (Sunday River Ski Area, NorDx Medical Lab, Bowdoin College, Lyman Morse Boat Builders, Kenway Composites, Point Sebago Resort);

Apr 1993 - Sep 1999

Base Site Manager and Instructor

Senior management position for logistic and base site functions of the Greenville program.Responsible for all program facilities, fleet and purchases. Managed staff of three.Established and maintained relationships with local vendors. Additionally responsible for all logistics and support relevant to wilderness and backcountry courses.

As a Lead Instructor, responsibilities included designing and facilitating courses that focused on team building and leadership development.  Program population types included high school and college students, Xhosa and Zulu tribes at Outward Bound in South Africa and corporate executives in professional development.  Skilled in managing whitewater and rock climbing sites and ropes courses.


Sep 1999 - May 2001

Master of Science

Antioch University
Sep 1987 - Jul 1992

Bachelor of Arts

University of Arizona



Apr 2010 - Present

Commercial Energy Audit Training

Efficiency Maine
Apr 2004 - Present

ISO 14001 EMS Lead Auditor Certified

Jun 2001 - Feb 2013


Maine DEP
May 2009 - Jan 2013

Building Operator Certification

North West Energy Efficiency Council