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Meet The Team

Oscar Vargas

Chief Executive Officer

 LEED Green Associate, GBI Guiding Principles Compliance Professional

With over 15 years of experience in strategic partnerships and business development, Oscar serves as the CEO of ecoPreserve. His role encompasses setting the company’s strategic direction, promoting innovation, and ensuring its sustained growth and profitability, all in alignment with ecoPreserve’s mission: to alter the course of climate change by advancing solutions that reduce environmental impact, increase operational performance, and improve equity and quality of life.
 
As the CEO and a vital member of our leadership team, Oscar has orchestrated substantial improvements in our organizational processes and capabilities. He has devised and implemented new procedures to enhance team productivity and service excellence, enabling the timely and cost-effective delivery of sustainability projects. Furthermore, Oscar has introduced a suite of advanced reporting instruments to augment financial transparency and operational efficiency.
 
Oscar’s educational background includes 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 certifications in Sustainable Business Strategy and Disruptive Innovation from Harvard Business School Online. His experience, education, and unwavering commitment to ecoPreserve’s mission position him as a driving force behind our success as CEO.

Alexa Stone

President

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).


Mark Maxwell

Senior Project Manager

LEED Accredited Professional

Mark is a seasoned certification expert who brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to his role at ecoPreserve. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated exceptional problem-solving skills, technical proficiency, and an unwavering commitment to sustainability.

Before joining ecoPreserve, Mark held the position of Director of Sustainability at the University of California Merced, where he played a pivotal role in overseeing the LEED program, successfully certifying more than 30 buildings.

Mark’s impact extended well beyond his achievements in LEED certification. He led the university’s groundbreaking efforts to achieve Carbon Neutrality, making UC Merced the first public research university in the nation to attain this status. Under his visionary leadership, UC Merced earned the prestigious AASHE Stars Platinum rating in 2022, a testament to the campus’s commitment to sustainability excellence. Additionally, during his tenure, UC Merced was honored as “The Greenest College Campus” by EcoWatch in 2022, further solidifying Mark’s reputation as a sustainability trailblazer.


Aliya Anjarwalla

Project Manager

Aliya is a sustainability manager with 14 years of experience in corporate sustainability, climate and strategy consulting projects. Through her work with organizations including Accenture and the World Bank, she has provided strategic advisory to energy companies, renewable energy project developers and climate tech investors, and has worked across a range of climate technologies including solar, hydro, biofuels and electric vehicles (EVs), both in the U.S. and internationally. Her expertise includes emissions reduction assessments, technology and market analyses including EV and alternative fuels, site assessments, cost benefit analyses, and financial modelling to determine project viability. She has a BA from Oxford University and an MSc in Public Policy and Management from the University of London.


Carmen Rasnick

LEED Project Manager

LEED AP, CNU-A

Carmen currently serves as Project Manager of Sustainable Design at Orlando International Airport’s Terminal C expansion where she ensures sustainable development practices are included in the construction of the terminal. Prior to this role, she held positions with Orange County Government, the City of Orlando, Akerman LLP, and VelocityRED where she helped to usher in the development of Orlando’s $2 billion Creative Village district. Her experience working in the public and private sectors provides her with a unique perspective on how to grow communities by utilizing public-private partnerships, innovative policy, and sound financial planning.

She serves in leadership roles for key professional organizations in Central Florida including the Urban Land Institute and Orlando’s City District Main Street Board. Carmen is an Honoree of Orlando Business Journal’s 2022 40 under 40 class and was appointed by Mayor Dyer to the City’s Board of Zoning Adjustment and a Think Tank for Solving Homelessness in 2023. Also in 2023, she received the NAWIC Outstanding Woman in Construction Award and was a nominee for NAWIC’s national Champion of Progress award for her work on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the real estate industry. Carmen has spoken nationally about the importance of diversity, and is the founder of a regional collective in Central Florida called GetREAL. Human-centered development is at the center of Carmen’s focus, and she has written articles for the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association and participated in several panels on the topic.


Lois Good

Associate Project Manager

 LEED AP BD+C Associate

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


Elise Parker

LEED Project Manager

LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP Homes

Elise is an experienced project manager who started with an educational background in environmental science and a combined career background in the construction industry. She was naturally drawn into the sustainable building technology industry and found her passion in helping major projects achieve green building certifications and create spaces that not only support a positive environmental vision of the future, but enhance the lives of building occupants through improved health and wellness and encouraging connections with nature. Elise easily thrives at organizing and communicating with project teams on the needs to reach certification due to her strong belief in the intent of the programs.

Outside of work, Elise is a dedicated member of her coastal conservation community and has aided in the founding of a local composting program that implements compost education in alignment with school curriculum, while diverting school cafeteria food waste from landfills. She has previously managed community gardens and coordinated elementary environmental educational programs for local students.


Bruce Westlake

Senior Consultant

Bruce has over 20 years of experience dedicated to spearheading the adoption of green technologies, with a particular focus on electric drive vehicles. His leadership and expertise have not only contributed to the advancement of sustainable practices but have also set a benchmark for excellence in the field of low-carbon transportation. Bruce organizes several annual public-facing events to introduce and familiarize the public with electric vehicle transportation.

He has advised governmental units on infrastructure installation and fleet adoption options and consulted with EV dealers and equipment manufacturers on vehicle selection and support. Bruce has also worked closely with state legislators to recommend equipment, policies, and vehicles appropriate to their needs. He is a subject matter expert working to develop the Ann Arbor, Michigan A2Zero carbon reduction program.


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.


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.


Michael Kuk

Commissioning and Energy Management Services Provider

 LEED AP BD+C, CxA, CPMP, OPMP, BEAP

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.


Dana Losey

Grant Coordinator

Dana, M.A., M.Ed., brings over two decades of expertise in grant management to her role at ecoPreserve. Her experience spans diverse sectors, including education, local government, and non-profit organizations.

Dana has a proven track record in navigating the complexities of grant administration and effectively managing grant initiatives. At ecoPreserve, she leverages her education, extensive skills and experience to provide strategic administrative support, enhancing the grant management life cycle.

Dana attended the University of Texas San Antonio (Birds Up!) for her Bachelor’s and Our Lady of the Lake University for her Master’s degree.


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.


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.