Agrosystems Energy Outreach Educator
120A Farrall Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Area of Expertise:
Energy Efficiency, Applied Research, Renewable Energy and Energy Policy.
Faculty and Specialist, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, Michigan State University (MSU). Twenty five years of experience in domestic and international project/program management; twelve years in energy programs, policies, energy efficiency and renewable energy assessments in agriculture and rural businesses; and ten years involvement with the Michigan Public Service Commission and Michigan Utilities in energy issues and Energy Optimization Programs. Extension specialist for energy and energy programs.
Manager, Michigan Farm Energy Program (MFEP). Coordinates training, continuing education and certification process for Michigan Farm Energy Auditors. Collaborates with Michigan State University Extension in energy efficiency and renewable energy outreach for the Agricultural sector. Involved in State energy policy and program development.
Senior Staff, Michigan Agricultural Energy Council (MAEC). Work with The Michigan Agency for Energy, Michigan Public Service Commission, Agricultural Organizations, Utility Providers, Energy Firms, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other entities on energy activities/policies impacting the Agricultural Industry in Michigan.
Michigan Agency for Energy. Michigan AgriEnergy Audit and Renewable assistance Project ($250,000), 2017 - 2018.
DTE/Engineering Society of Detroit. Expanded Benefits through and Automated Lon-Day-Lighting System at a 3X Milking Dairy Farm Project ($117,308), 2017 - 2018.
USDA-REAP. Farm and Rural Business Energy Audit Grant ($100,000 each award), 2010, 2012, 2015 & 2017.
Michigan Electric Utilities ($66,752 annually), 2008 - 2018.
Michigan Agency for Energy. Michigan Farm Energy Implementation Project ($200,000), 2015 - 2016.
Michigan Agency for Energy. Michigan Farm And Rural Business Energy Assistance Project ($120,000), 2014 - 2015.
MBA Agribusiness/Marketing, University of the Philippines, Philippines, 1992
B.S. Agribusiness, Cum Laude, Leyte State University, Philippines, 1986