office & field team
Careers at Abode
Abode is focused on broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the energy sector. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds thrive. Come work with us.
In her free time, Shannon enjoys spending time with friends, family and her dog, Buddy. You can find her outside hiking, camping, hammocking and refining her wildlife identification skills.
Hannah’s main areas of interest are environmental ethics, sustainable agriculture, legislative reform, and decarbonization. She’s an avid backpacker and Appalachian Trail section hiker and reader of memoirs and historical biographies, and enjoys taking art classes at the MFA and volunteering at local farms.
Outside of work Katie is a wife and mother who loves to inspire women to be strong and grow their self worth. She also enjoys arts and crafts, camping, weight lifting, and spending time with her family and pets.
Field Operations Manager
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.
PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
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.
VP Strategy & Development
Chief Operating Officer
Contractor Support Lead
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™.
Senior Program Manager
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.
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.
Contractor Support Manager
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.
VP of Operations
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.
VP of Operations
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
Training & Development Manager
He now spends his free time with his wife and kids playing outside and finding joy in nature in East Boston and beyond.
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.
Senior Energy Efficiency Consultant
Will graduated from UMASS Amherst with a degree in Building and Construction Technology, where he was exposed to courses in the energy efficiency industry. Will found the courses immensely interesting and learned practices that are now becoming standard although he still sees a lot more opportunities to find energy savings and improve construction practice. He also renovates apartments using the same building science principles that he encourages other contractors to use by installing insulation appropriately and conditioning the units with heat pumps.
In his free time, Will is often on 2 wheels He recently has been fixing up older Vespa scooters and enjoys early Sunday morning rides out to the trustees hiking spots around Massachusetts.
Beyond her passions for energy efficiency, Melanie enjoys all things outdoors and spending time with family & friends. Camping is probably her favorite, she loves exploring and experiencing all that New England has to offer.
Arjun graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Environmental Engineering, where he gained an interest in helping people reduce their personal energy consumption, thereby integrating sustainable practices into everyday life. His technical background allows him to support the rest of the team on the back-end, allowing them to maximize Abode's impact.
In his free time, Arjun can be found running along the Charles or obsessing over the English Premier League and Celtics.
Jim enjoys hiking and backpacking, which is no surprise given his pro-planet proclivities. There’s a lot of work to be done to clean up the Earth and make our societies more sustainable for future generations—including Jim’s three daughters. With Abode, Jim is doing his part to pass down a better planet.
Nick feels that working as an inspector with Abode encompasses many aspects of the Mass Save program, and he is passionate about helping and educating both contractors and homeowners. Furthermore, he enjoys the independence granted by determining much of his own schedule and spending his work days out on the road.
In his free time, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and dog, especially down at their Cape cottage during the summers. Nick and his friends like to attend game and trivia nights, play volleyball, basketball, and fantasy football.
Before joining the Abode team, Jason worked as a crew lead and field manager in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, which provided him with valuable experience in the Mass Save program. Jason applied to work at Abode because of its mission to help the environment as well as people. He had already met Dave and Travis at a previous job, but he didn’t realize that there were familiar faces at the company when applying. Discovering that Dave and Travis were responsible for founding Abode reinforced his desire to join the team of Quality Assurance Inspectors and make a difference in Massachusetts communities. How fortuitous!
Jason is a big sports fan and used to golf regularly, but in recent years his dad duties have taken precedence. When he’s not in the field, he loves to go to the beach or hike with his family and two dogs, Cosmo and Zelda.
Warren has been interested in the energy sector for much of his life, originally intending to work internationally on energy infrastructure in developing nations. Realizing that there are still many improvements needed to be made domestically, at Abode, Warren contributes to that progress by helping ensure that homeowners receive the best efficiency upgrades possible.
When he’s not inspecting, Warren designs artisan concrete works, many of which have been featured in galleries around Boston.
Residential Decarbonization Advisor
Beyond Abode, Terry enjoys working with his hands and playing on the water - in the lakes or on the waves.
Outside of Abode, Katie is on the Boston University Figure Skating team, so that keeps her pretty busy training year-round. She also enjoys hiking, going to the beach with friends, and trivia.
A recent Northeastern graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Law and Public Policy, Hannah is a hardworking, devoted new summer intern. In the past, she has worked as a Community Clean Energy Intern with MassCEC and an Agriculture Research Co-op with McKinsey & Co.
Hannah loves travel, food, and hiking/backpacking; her favorite cities are Berlin, Montreal, and D.C. and she will be serving as an Agroforestry Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal this fall.
Currently studying Cyber Security at University of Massachusetts Lowell, Alex thrives when applying his knowledge to work through and resolve security oriented projects. IT Security and general IT assistance is how Alex works with Abode to improve both himself and the company, whether it is implementing new security measures or assisting in the deployment of new technology.
Outside of work, Alex enjoys his time in nature, and has a deep love for reading, usually combining the two into a joyful experience.
Residential Decarbonization Advisor
Upon moving to MA in 2018, he joined the Abode team with the desire to make a larger impact. Since transitioning out of his role as a Quality Assurance Inspector, he has taken on roles such as leading and implementing the Sustainable Essex Alliance Energy Solutions program, completing Manual J load calculations, heat pump consultations and more. He is a certified Building Analyst Professional, Envelope Professional, and Infiltration and Duct Leakage Expert through the Building Performance Institute, and is a certified Department of Energy Home Energy Score Mentor and Assessor.
In his free time, Tamir enjoys woodworking and spending time outside gardening, foraging and hiking with his wife and their dog Olive.
Before joining the field inspection team, Jason obtained seven years of insulation experience in the Mass Save program, first as an insulation specialist, and then as a crew lead for an independent insulation contractor (IIC). He was referred to Abode by one of his colleagues at the IIC, and since then, Jason has enjoyed working alongside crews to get the job done correctly and make sure that the customers are satisfied. Having been in the crew’s shoes before, he feels that the role of the inspector is important to provide support when a crew needs guidance or confirmation on the proper course of action. Each day is unique and keeps him on his toes, providing plenty of learning experiences.
When he’s not working, Jason is relaxing by vacationing, spending time with friends and family, or playing poker. You can always find him cheering on whichever Boston sports team is playing that day. Recently, he’s been to the Superbowl as well as the World Series---oh, the life of a Boston sports fan!
A native of Connecticut, Matt is excited to be able to help his friends and neighbors adopt clean heating technology. You can find Matt spending time hiking in the mountains on his weekends.
Outside of work, AJ is an avid animal lover, who loves to hike with his wife and dogs. He also enjoys adventure, specifically snowboarding, traveling, and even skydiving!
In his spare time, Chris can be found working on his project car, spending time with family, and preparing for fatherhood.
When he’s not working for Abode, Jaime brings his environmental passion into his role on the Sustainability Committee for the City of Framingham. He is also an active licensed Realtor® – clearly he loves houses! Jaime also enjoys nature photography, planespotting, and attending car shows throughout New England.
OPERATIONS SUPPORT ASSOCIATE
When she’s not working, Lea enjoys volunteer work with the Special Olympics where she has coached for over 15 years. You can always find her staying active which usually involves going on adventures with her family and their energetic dog.
When she’s not working, you can find her in the woods hiking with her Siberian Husky. Her love for travel and adventure has guided her towards skiing fresh snow and trying to conquer the highest peaks in the local area.
Outside of the office, Justin enjoys attending Boston sports games, enjoying live music, and checking out local breweries and food spots.
Brett joined Abode in 2022, bringing more than two decades of experience in roles ranging from Inspector to Foreman to Contractor and in building science specialties ranging from energy efficiency to roofing to general construction. He initially found the energy efficiency industry accidentally but quickly fell in love with the "going green" mentality and the opportunity to help homeowners improve their homes. When he’s not working, Brett enjoys landscaping around his home and has a passion for cooking & enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 boys and dog Luna.
Luke works on the Energize Connecticut program. He is leveraging 8 years of experience in HVAC/R to manage contractor relations and provide clients with heat pump consultations. His hands-on experience with heat pumps provides an easy-to-understand perspective for homeowners' decarbonization & electrification goals. He holds HVAC/R licenses in both Connecticut & his native state of Iowa. In his free time, Luke & his wife enjoy spending time with their dog Tres as well as bike riding.
Rick has been with the MassSave Program since 2011. As a residential Home Energy Auditor, he educated (his mom was a teacher) thousands of homeowners on energy efficiency to reduce their carbon footprint and help them to save money. He has also been an HPC Inside Sales and Home Energy Auditor Manager. He strongly believes in the Mass Save Program’s goal to help all Massachusetts residents become more energy efficient with equal access to program benefits. He joined Abode because of their passionate team focusing on Massachusetts and beyond.
Rick spends time outside Abode with his wife, three boys, daughter-in-law and granddaughter on Cape Cod and Vermont. He also loves doing remodeling projects on family homes.