Meet The Team

Alexa Stone


LEED AP O+MSustainable Facility Professional™, ENV SP

As the Founder and President of ecoPreserve, LLC, Alexa Stone oversees an experienced team of credentialed professionals. She and her team provide transformative solutions, optimizing workplace operations while reducing environmental impacts.

Since 2009, Alexa and her team have brought greater sustainability to scores of public, private, and non-profit organizations. The reductions in greenhouse gas emissions documented at those municipalities, companies, and agencies have reached and often surpassed compliance with global climate standards. Clients of this certified woman-owned business have included federal agencies, all levels of government entities, transportation authorities, airports, hospitals, and universities.

Alexa is a speaker, author, and leader. Her work, environmental advocacy, and teaching have supported IFMA’s International Environmental Stewardship, Utilities, and Sustainability Community, the Association of Energy Engineers, Council for Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership, University of Florida’s School of Architecture Sustainability and the Built Environment, and the Smart Electric Power Alliance.

Alexa is a mayoral appointee to GreenWorks Orlando and a founding member of the Central Florida Energy Efficiency Alliance. Her committee chair and board member activities have supported substantial environmental achievements at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Orlando, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Central Florida Group, and the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA).

Oscar Vargas

Vice President

 LEED Green Associate, GBI Guiding Principles Compliance Professional

With over 15 years of experience in strategic partnerships and business development, Oscar serves as Vice President of ecoPreserve where he oversees the multiple functions that sustain and shape the strategic development of the firm. As a member of the company’s leadership team, Oscar has enhanced processes and capabilities across the organization. He developed and implemented a new set of reporting instruments and a new accounting system. He has also developed processes to optimize team productivity and service quality to deliver projects on time, on schedule, and in budget.

Oscar holds a Master of Marketing from the University of New South Wales in Australia, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Rollins College, and Sustainable Business Strategy and Disruptive Innovation program certificates from Harvard Business School Online.

Jodi Brewer

Administrative Assistant

Jodi is a highly experienced and accomplished operations specialist with a proven track record of supporting professional services operations. She brings her expertise to ecoPreserve where she provides administrative support with the goal of altering the course of climate change. Jodi is a dedicated climate advocate, working to raise awareness and take action to address climate change in her community, family, and the world at large.

Jodi is an active volunteer who leads initiatives to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by reducing waste sent to landfills and implementing recycling programs in her local community and educational institutions.

Kaylee Halberg

Grants Project Manager

Kaylee is an experienced grant writer driven by a genuine passion to improve local communities. Her experience in environmental compliance, disaster preparedness and community health have resulted in unique proficiency and skills to identify and qualify funding opportunities. Kaylee’s skills include her ability to work with large and diverse groups and gently pull them together toward a united and winning concept. She is a Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner, a Licensed Lead (pB) Risk Assessor, and a ServSafe Food Manager Course Instructor. She holds an Illinois Department of Agriculture General Standards and Pesticide Application certification, and carries many ICS and FEMA certifications such as: Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Public Information Officer (PIO), Crisis + Emergency Risk Communication (CERC).Kaylee’s diverse skillset and passion for the field of EV, sustainability, and resiliency make her an invaluable asset to any team seeking to secure funding for environmental and sustainability initiatives.

Conrad Dobrowolski

Electric Vehicle Specialist

Conrad is a dedicated and motivated team player focused on improving access to EV charging infrastructure and supporting the transition to a cleaner energy future. At ecoPreserve, Conrad manages EV charger infrastructure implementation from site assessments, equipment selection, software configuration, construction, and installation of EV charging stations.

Conrad brings stakeholder collaboration skills rarely found in highly technical professionals. He credits his mastery to his early involvement in deploying telecommunication solutions in dense metro areas. His experience with heavy construction, inspection, and project management, has provided the ideal background for the EV revolution.

Marina Wray

LEED Project Manager

 LEED AP BD+C, Associate AIA, TRUE Zero Waste Advisor ecoPreserve LEED Project Manager for the GOAA P1X Project (Orlando International Airport Terminal C LEED Certification)

Marina Wray is a LEED Project Manager who has spent the past decade of her 23+ year career on architecture, interior design, environmental studies, urban planning, research, and sustainable & resilient projects in the built environment and beyond. Marina received her Master of Architecture with Minor in Sustainable Design degree from the University of Florida, Graduate School of Architecture. Marina’s undergraduate degree is the Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Linguistics from the Moscow State University, Russia. Marina also spent a year in Kanagawa, Japan studying Japanese and Environmental Design at Tokai University. She holds a LEED AP BD+C, TRUE Zero Waste Advisor, and Associate AIA credentials.

Marina believes that it is critically important to give back to the community. She serves on the National Associates Committee of the American Institute of Architects (AIA NAC) as an At-Large Director leading a work group on Sustainability and Resilience. Marina has been an Advisory Board Member at the Everglades University since January 2017 overseeing the Construction Management Department, and she volunteers for the Habitat for Humanity Home Build Program. Marina is also a USGBC ProReviewer.

In her previous roles, Marina worked on a variety of architectural projects in such verticals as commercial, industrial, residential, healthcare, educational as well as city planning and development.

DuWayne Baird

Project Manager

 Construction Documents Technology (CDT), LEED AP BD+C

An accomplished construction and green building professional, DuWayne has performed as Project Administrator and Consultant in close to 50 different LEED certification projects. Those resulted in certification for over 3,300,000 square feet of Retail, Healthcare, K-12 and Higher Education projects.

DuWayne has guided and supported all phases of LEED credit compliance and documentation requirements. His work draws upon thorough understanding of energy efficiency, including the EnergyStar program, 179D Federal Tax Credit Incentives, Utility Energy Efficiency Rebate programs and Green Funding sources.

He led B2B development initiatives at an Ohio electric power company, overseeing creation of the essential documents for engineering review, third-party audits and state regulatory compliance. As one result, customers received $11 million dollars in benefits. During DuWayne’s four years at that utility, 160 million kilowatt hours were saved annually.

Husband and father to four, DuWayne proudly watches his children participate in many sports and activities. His hobbies include home improvement projects, and he enjoys both college and NFL football.

Justin Schwartz

Associate Project Manager

 LEED AP O+M, CAPM, AHERA Asbestos Inspector

Justin is an emerging professional on the ecoPreserve Project Management Team. Driven to create positive change in the world, he uses his project management and consulting expertise on sustainability-focused projects throughout the Central Florida area. Justin is a certified LEED AP O+M, AHERA Asbestos Inspector, and CAPM. At the University of Central Florida, Justin received a BSBA in Integrated Business. This versatile degree gives graduates the soft skills needed to understand businesses at a micro and macro level. Justin’s credentials empower him to develop and implement sustainable strategies.

Justin draws his management experience from grassroots initiatives and service work. He spent many years coordinating a Food Not Bombs kitchen — a grassroots movement that uses second life food waste to create delicious meals for low income and homeless individuals. Justin’s kitchen contributed approximately 8,000 meals over two years. Justin specializes in coordinating front-line workers, management, and public initiatives to inspire successful sustainable strategy and social change.

In Justin’s time at ecoPreserve, he has worked on project approach development and documentation of several LEED certification projects, including the certification of the South Terminal Complex at Orlando International Airport. He has also supported on waste minimization, recycling, and zero waste projects with healthcare and public university clients.

Justin hopes to continue to drive environmental, social, and economic change through his contributions to the sustainability industry.

Lois Good

Associate Project Manager

 LEED Green Associate

Passionate about sustainability, Lois Good is working with ecoPreserve on the Project Management team. Lois has experience in Solid Waste management, guiding large organizations to their Zero Waste goals. Lois obtained her Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management with a concentration in Energy and Sustainability from the University of Denver. She holds a LEED Green Associate credential to show her commitment to sustainable development. Lois hopes to use her academic and professional experience to make the world a more sustainable place.

Britta Brown

Sustainability and Resilience Intern

Britta is a young sustainability professional with experience interning for an environmental non-profit (IDEAS for Us) and working for local government (Orange County FL). At Orange County, her work centered around green space planning, E-mobility, and data analysis. She graduated with a BA in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development from Rollins College in May 2022. Britta is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Urban, Energy, and Environmental Planning with a specialization in Cities and Sustainability at Aalborg University in Aalborg, Denmark.

Michael Kuk

Commissioning and Energy Management Services Provider


Michael Kuk brings his clients 25 years’ experience providing building system optimization services. He has commissioned over 100 new and existing buildings, performing energy efficiency studies on hundreds more. His more than 90 LEED projects have ranged from Certified to Platinum. Beyond commissioning, he provides cost-reducing energy management services that include auditing, rate analysis, Energy Star® Benchmarking, and specialized HVAC analysis.

After graduating from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (BS MET), Michael provided energy optimization services to commercial and industrial services for Exelon Corporation, then led Commissioning and Energy Efficiency teams as Technical Director at a Chicago based energy services consulting firm. He also taught a Building Operator Certification (BOC) program that provided energy management, conservation, and building optimization skills to building facility managers and engineers.

Neha Walani

MPA, Sustainability Specialist

Neha has eight years of experience in climate action, solid waste management, solar energy, sustainable agriculture, green construction, and biodiversity conservation. She has worked with leading environmental research and advocacy organizations in India and the United States, such as Greenpeace International. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University. She recently finished the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellowship, where she helped the City of Orlando build their greenhouse gas inventory and climate adaptation plan.

Mary Jo Anderson

Client Coordinator

An advocate for building health and wellness, Mary Jo consults with management and facility stakeholders about strategies for infectious disease control. Based on the needs expressed by those leaders, Mary Jo answers questions and shares strategies for air quality optimization and surface disinfection. She researches the ever-changing best practices of emergency preparedness training, PPE, and safe chemical application. She holds a certificate in COVID-19 Contact Tracing from Johns Hopkins University.

Mary Jo brings ecoPreserve more than five years of experience as a Security Analyst. While at Lockheed-Martin, she verified project security and safety compliance and trained staff analysts.

George Pond

Communications Manager

With over 20 years of experience in technical writing and internet development, George provides social media and website content for ecoPreserve. In 17 years at Walt Disney World Co., he wrote program documentation and planned data architecture for enterprise-scale applications. As a Business Solutions Analyst at Magic Kingdom Park, George initiated technology projects for over 300 managers and executives. He led FoxPro programming classes and taught Traditions I at Disney University.

An experienced training developer, George wrote training programs for the U.S. Army, Computer Sciences Corporation, Sandy Corporation, and Fortune 500 clients nationwide. He is the author of A Job-Seeker’s Handbook for Social Media and the online course which accompanies it.

AWARE of CDC and NIH guidelines

The Baseline Property Condition Assessments described in ASTM E2018-15 do not specify consideration of infectious disease transmission concerns. In a pandemic and post-pandemic environment, that inspection and documentation is essential.

Buildings open to the public must comply with local regulations. For best results and greatest public acceptance, any planning for building repairs and maintenance should not overlook current CDC and NIH guidelines.

Optionally, ecoPreserve's can assist with a comprehensive GBAC STAR™ Accreditation which extends beyond the building to include the goals, actions, equipment, and supplies needed to implement best practices for outbreak prevention, response, and recovery.

Tools tailored to location and need

Disaster resilience requires a select toolset, identified, adapted, or created as needed based on planning calls and inclusive workshop participation.

Business and government organizations today are confronted by threat categories that range from drought to flood, from fire to hurricane, and extend globally to pandemics and sea level rise. Threat categories are broad and diverse, but ecoPreserve and collaborating organizations design resiliency tools for specific local context.

Local needs are identified and verified. Building from that essential understanding, tools are designed, tested in pilot programs, refined, then implemented through action plans.

Today's challenges/
tomorrow's potential

ecoPreserve collaborates with major community and private organizations in optimizing the resiliency and resource efficiency of their workplaces, venues, and public spaces.

In response to ever-increasing environmental, sociopolitical, and public health challenges, we advocate for and participate in assessment and planning actions that directly address disaster preparations, recovery activities, infrastructure improvements, and smart building/city design.

Online and in-person workshops

ecoPreserve designs and leads workshops in varied formats, to achieve varied goals.

Often an event is held for skill and knowledge development, but some needs of an organization or community are better resolved through collaboration to identify requirements and to design solutions. A range of Disaster Resilience workshops are available for solutions planning and development, as well as for training and communication.

Disaster Planning and Recovery Workshops

  • Identify technical and business process gaps
  • Define stakeholders, recovery teams, and processes/functionalities necessary for operation
  • Highlight missed expectations from a data loss and recovery time perspective
  • Address compliance with regulatory agencies and industry standards
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Facility Condition Report

The report is prepared in accordance with the recommendations of ASTM E2018-15, Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments. This is a partial list of contents:

    • General condition of the building, grounds, and appurtenances
    • Physical deficiencies, their significance, and suggested remedies
    • Photographs
    • Safety issues observed
    • Potential operating efficiencies
    • Electricity and water use reductions
    • High-efficiency interior and exterior lighting
    • Recommended interior finishes
    • Construction costs

Risk Mitigation Improvements

  • IAQ
    • Airflow
    • Temperature and humidity
    • Vertical transportation (escalators and elevators)
    • Settings
    • Conditions
    • Capability
    • Filtration
    • Traffic patterns
    • Placement for social distancing
    • Clear barriers where social distancing is not possible

Interior Elements

  • Foundation
  • Building frame and roof
  • Structural elements
    • Floors, walls, ceilings
    • Access and egress
    • Vertical transportation (escalators and elevators)
  • HVAC equipment and ductwork
  • Utilities
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
  • Safety and fire protection

Grounds and Appurtenances

  • Façades or curtainwall
  • Topography
  • Storm water drainage
  • Paving, curbing, and parking
  • Flatwork
  • Landscaping
  • Recreational facilities
Here's how to request further information. Thank you for reaching out!

AWARE of CDC and NIH guidelines

The Baseline Property Condition Assessments described in ASTM E2018-15 do not specify consideration of infectious disease transmission concerns. In a pandemic and post-pandemic environment, that inspection and documentation is essential.

Buildings open to the public must comply with local regulations. For best results and greatest public acceptance, any planning for building repairs and maintenance should not overlook current CDC and NIH guidelines.

Optionally, ecoPreserve's can assist with a comprehensive GBAC STAR™ Accreditation which extends beyond the building to include the goals, actions, equipment, and supplies needed to implement best practices for outbreak prevention, response, and recovery.

An OPTIMIZED Assessment

Certified Sustainability Consultants on a facility assessment team can discover ways to lower energy costs. Their understanding of HVAC equipment suitability and condition along with the specifics of LED lighting retrofits can provide offsets for needed investments in upgrades and replacements.

Knowledge of water systems can bring further savings while averting water waste. It can all be part of an assessment which might otherwise overlook water fixtures and irrigation schedules.

How should a facility be ASSESSED?

A thorough facility assessment finds the issues - on the surface or below - which have a potential negative impact on the building. That brings the facility to meet building codes. Beyond that, the assessment proactively addresses the deficiencies not covered by code.

The occupants of a building benefit as the assessment reveals conditions having a potential impact on their health or safety. The assessment must not overlook those conditions, nor fail to consider the frequency and duration of occupant visits.