Meet Your Conservation Bloggers
The PEC staff members who contribute to the Conservation Blog have years of experience and the expertise to put that experience into action for PEC members.
Brian, pictured here (right) with a PEC member during a home energy audit, has been a PEC employee since 1987, when he joined the Cedar Park District staff as a meter reader. In 1994 he joined the Cooperative's Energy Management Services Department, where he put his experience in commercial maintenance and residential construction to work.
"It gives me a good, rounded background in maintenance and construction, especially on the home side of things," he said.
Brian has been a resident of Central Texas since his family moved to the area from Kentucky when he was 6. He attended Leander schools.
Chris, pictured here (right) reviewing a home energy audit with a PEC member, joined PEC in 1993 as a lineman helper.
"I didn't come into the Co-op to be a lineman, but it was the only way to get in at that time," he said. With a bachelor's degree in economics and 15 years of experience in residential and commercial construction, he was a good fit for the Energy Management Services Department, which he joined in 1994. His specialty is understanding the thermodynamics of air conditioning and heat transfer.
A native of Victoria, Chris has lived in the Burnet area since 1986.
Joe has been serving PEC members since 1987. He joined the Cooperative as a line worker, moved to a conservation inspector position and was promoted to energy management supervisor in 1994.
Prior to joining PEC, and armed with a diploma from the Capital City Trade and Technical School in Austin, Joe was in the air conditioner business, troubleshooting and installing HVAC systems. That background makes him an expert in the areas of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating.
Born in Georgetown, Joe attended school in Round Rock and now calls Cedar Park home.