For more than a decade I worked as a management consultant for Fortune 500 clients in many different industries. I especially liked working with my clients – from sales meetings, setting the scope of work, educating them about new technology, and working side by side implementing project goals until handing over the implemented solutions to their oversight. I enjoyed problem solving, marketing of new ideas and solutions and coordinating business and technology teams to ensure that business needs are appropriately translated into technical specifications and software solutions.
Over the years I served in a diverse set of roles including Software Developer, IT Manager, Business Analyst, Management Consultant, Executive Director, Gallery Owner and now Passive House Consultant.
A few years back I left my consulting job to pursue a different career path. After some time searching for a job with a purpose I decided to join the sustainable building community as an energy and sustainability consultant and work with people to improve their home’s energy efficiency, comfort and durability.
For about two years I retooled myself, studied building science, energy modeling and the California Title 24 Energy and Green Code (CalGreen). I am now a Title 24 Consultant and certified as a Passive House Consultant, Home Energy Score Assessor, LEED AP BD+C and Homes, WELL AP and REST ASP.
Due to an unexpected offer in 2016 I worked for a big architecture firm in Los Angeles focusing on the administration of LEED and WELL certifications for commercial projects. I realized that I really want to focus on the residential market and want to help improve building performance for residential projects, especially retrofits. I decided to create my own destiny and partner with other like-minded individuals and firms.
I graduated with a master’s degree in Business and Information Technology from University of Stuttgart, Germany.
I am currently creating a step-by-step retrofit plan based on the Passive House EnerPHit Standard to modernize The Ranch and make it a zero net energy home over time.