Bringing his passion for big adventure, Dave launched Abode to serve New England families and utilities and make communities more energy efficient. With years of experience as a program administrator and later as a home performance contractor, Dave develops and implements programs that serve all stakeholders in a balanced and equitable way. He has built a team of industry experts who embrace Abode’s potential and share his commitment to building a company based on integrity, transparency, and collaboration.
Regardless of the season, Dave can be found hiking through the New England woods with his wife and kids. He’s always happy to reminisce about hiking the Appalachian Trail, and he’s the only person on the team that can properly fit and tune in skis and snowboards.
Chris coordinates many of the administrative processes at our back office to keep things running smoothly. She enjoys helping contractors and their customers navigate the Mass Save ® program and serving as a resource for our own Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) interns. After years of experience in the non-profit and public sectors, Chris completed a B.A. in Environmental Science at UMass Boston. Her coursework there inspired her to dedicate the remainder of her career to organizations tackling climate change. She started at Abode as a MassCEC intern and couldn’t be happier about landing here!
Chris enjoys native gardening, has a houseplant obsession, and is usually in the middle of a novel or two. Through working with her sons’ Cub Scout pack and their school’s Green Team, she hopes to nurture a sense of connection with and stewardship for the natural world.
Having worked and volunteered at home and abroad in the energy efficiency and environmental policy sectors, Christopher brings a broad range of experience and knowledge to the team at Abode. Between years as a building science analyst and leading a cycling team 1700 miles around the Baltic Sea collecting 27,000 signatures for a cleaner Baltic, he has the scientific knowledge and people skills to manage diverse energy efficiency programs. He joined Abode to utilize his passion and background to help move New England residents towards clean heating technology. Whether providing consulting to a homeowner or facilitating the commissioning of clean heat technology with contractors, Christopher loves seeing the difference he can make in the community.
Continuing his passions outside of work Christopher enjoys combining travel, cycling, and landscape photography. When not on a bike or far afield, he spends most of his time trying new things and enjoying friends and family.
Dan has worked in Energy Efficiency for many years. He has experience with various programs including low-income weatherization, Mass Save weatherization, and the Commercial & Industrial program. These experiences, along with time spent working in Information Technology, have enabled Dan to facilitate the work of contractors by responding to their questions and requests, as well as reviewing weatherization projects.
When he’s not at Abode, Dan enjoys gardening, swimming, fishing, yoga, hiking, bicycling and kayaking. He’s an enthusiastic home composter, and is always on the hunt for a challenging opponent in the game Words with Friends™.
Bringing a decade of experience building and managing energy efficiency, demand response, and electric vehicle programs, Kristin is focused on developing new programs for Abode. With the broader lens of electrification, she is building the resources and partnerships that will allow Abode to provide impactful services as we focus on decarbonization. Kristin lives on Cape Cod where she spends as much time as possible at the beach walking her dog, paddle boarding, kayaking, and soaking up the sun. She recently took up fishing and so welcomes advice.
As a lifelong, self-improving do-gooder, Harper is always striving for excellence and perfection in her role as she seeks to help others achieve their best as well. As the Support Manager, she creates and implements the support systems that enable the success of program participants and improves the customer experience throughout the efficiency improvement process. Her background as an energy specialist and technical review analyst serve as the foundation for her building science expertise. She has been in thousands of homes throughout her career, and she’s always happy to reach back into her experience to help people find the best building science solution for any problem encountered in the field.
When not improving homes as a profession, she’s often building them as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. She is a committed activist on many topics, and she balances a variety of interest that often center around movement, music, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
With over 15 years of experience in the energy efficiency space, Mike brings a combination of real-world construction experience and a passion for building science and continuous learning. He spent years building and remodeling homes to meet stringent energy efficiency standards, performing energy audits, and consulting on residential and multifamily projects. He enjoys applying structure and order to business operations, with the goal of simplifying complex information and streamlining decision-making.
Mike is an environmentalist through and through. Three months after he and his wife welcomed their first child, he thought it would be a good time to begin a deep energy retrofit of their home. Don’t worry, everything worked out.
Bringing nearly a decade of experience working as an HPC, Mark is an empathetic advocate and supporter of HPCs, knowing the challenges and opportunities they face when building a successful business. He spent years as an energy specialist and field manager before moving into operations management, growing multiple HPCs. He joined Abode for the opportunity to have a larger impact for families in New England by helping all HPCs succeed.
His passion for finding solutions to tough problems extends beyond Abode. When he’s not coaching his daughter’s soccer team or helping out with his son’s many activities, he’s taking on projects on his 120-year-old house
In leading Abode’s training and development programs, Mike seeks to help people find joy in their work as they employ sound building science concepts that enhance customer experience. Having helped multiple home performance contractors grow strong, thoughtful building analyst, Mike is focused on getting people to think the right way away about the complex and unique challenges every home has when making them more energy efficient. He joined Abode because he saw the opportunity to be a part of a team that is driving a shift in how our industry approaches customers and to increase the impact for families throughout New England.
He now spends his free time with his wife and kids playing outside and finding joy in nature in East Boston and beyond.
Ryan’s roles at Abode are ever evolving and he’s happy to wear many hats. His contributions include overseeing administrative processes, supporting contractors, conducting customer outreach, and optimizing back end systems to maximize Abode’s impact in the energy efficiency space.
Ryan graduated from Wesleyan University with degrees in Physics and Earth & Environmental Sciences, where he learned about residential energy efficiency’s crucial role in reducing human impacts on climate. He brings a fresh and motivated perspective to the team and is quick to provide his help wherever it’s most needed.
In his free time, Ryan is either enjoying the outdoors by hiking, biking, sailing, or rock climbing, or he’s holed up in his LEGO room building something new.
Having remodeled dozens of houses and worked on hundreds of theater productions as a builder, Seth excels at putting the small pieces together to complete projects. Finding the creative solutions that allow all the varying components to come together as envisioned in the form of a cost-effective weatherization retrofit is what Seth helps contractors do with Abode. Whether it’s adjusting recommendations to accommodate program guidelines or identifying better ways to tackle difficult structures, Seth takes a methodical approach to ensuring homes are treated the right way.
Beyond Abode, Seth continues to remodel homes and regularly enjoys a good hike with his wife, noting that some of the longest, most difficult trails are the most rewarding once it’s complete.