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Elephant Energy

Who we are

Feel good in your home, feel good about your home.

We make it easy to upgrade your home’s heating and cooling systems and appliances to modern, all-electric technologies so that you can get your home off gas – all at once, or over time.

We’re on a mission to electrify everything, starting with homes.

Meet our founders

Hi, I’m Josh.

I’m passionate about the outdoors and using technology to help mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.

I’ve spent my career building climate-tech companies: solar energy, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles. I’m all about operations, technology, and product. Life isn’t complete unless there’s a Gantt chart and an answer to “how can we make our members’ lives better?” I grew up in Pennsylvania and love the great outdoors. Now, I live with my wife Rachael and our golden retriever puppy, Scout!

Hi, I’m DR.

I’ve dedicated my life towards creating a future where every person has access to no-carbon, low-cost electricity for their homes, vehicles, and businesses.

My background is in finance and strategy, first in consulting and then in sustainable asset investing. I love skiing, camping, the mountains, my dog (Griswold), and the planet with my partner, Carey. My Spotify playlist radio starts with Fight the Power by the Isley Brothers.

Meet the team

Heather Stephenson

Chief Storyteller

Jillian Di Filippo

Head of Special Projects

Maddi Eckert

Operations Builder

Jade Van Horn

Operations Builder

Brinn Van Denburg

Operations Builder

Rob Bayless

Senior Project Manager/Wrangler

Sean Willerford

Project Manager / Ops Ninja

Jenn Chin

Project Manager

Steven Griffin

Project Manager

Eric Milburn

Project Manager

Steve Crossno

Project Manager

Stephen Pemberton

Senior HVAC Lead

Frank Dominguez

Supply Chain Associate

Reese Livermore

HVAC Team Lead

Bobby Foley

Home Comfort Specialist

JJ Strat

Home Comfort Advisor

Sean Kuusinen

Home Comfort Advisor

Alex Sadler

Home Comfort Advisor

Tia DeHarpport

Project Manager

Happy Matarlo

Chaos Coordinator

Kim Lucas

Task Manager

Heather Stephenson

Chief Storyteller

Hi, I’m Heather. A startup veteran, I’m focused on making people’s lives and homes more sustainable.

In 2008, I sold my climate company, Ideal Bite, to Disney, and I’ve been driven to help everyday people figure out how to be better to themselves and the planet ever since. I live smack in the middle of San Francisco with my husband and two daughters, serving for the past 12 years on the SF Commission on the Environment. When not working, you’ll find me gardening, hiking in Glacier Park, and hollering at middle school sporting events.

Jillian Di Filippo

Head of Special Projects

Hi, I’m Jillian! I’m passionate about the intersection of consumer behavior and the climate transition – especially the actions that we each can take as individuals to move the needle.

I’m excited to have the opportunity to help our customers shrink their footprints every day here at Elephant. My background spans operating and investing, with a particular focus on consumer businesses. In my free time, you’re most likely to find me experimenting in my kitchen or sprawled out on my yoga mat!

Maddi Eckert

Operations Builder

Hey there, I’m Maddi! I identify, in equal parts, as both a sustainability nerd and a startup fiend.

Fortunately for me, Elephant is the perfect place for both– here, I focus on building processes and products from scratch to help fuel our transition to fully electrified homes. When I’m not working or making bad electrification puns, you can most likely find me skiing or biking in the mountains with my pup, Goose!

Jade Van Horn

Operations Builder

Hi, as the heading suggests, I’m Jade (she/her)!

I am a fixer and a creator of processes by addressing inefficiencies in tooling, operations, and education. My greatest passion is sustainability, which makes Elephant the perfect home for me. I am also passionate about my three cats and one dog, hiking, and traveling!

Brinn Van Denburg

Operations Builder

Hi I’m Brinn!

I’m passionate about developing and implementing tools and scalable processes to help teams function more efficiently. When I’m not flowcharting a new process, I’m trying out a new recipe, playing a new video game, or hanging out with my pup, Chardonnay.

Rob Bayless

Senior Project Manager/Wrangler

Hey, I’m Rob. I have always been amazed by energy from how we make it, to how we move it, and finally how we consume it.

I am super excited to help people evolve their energy consumption while upgrading their homes. I’m an engineer by training and have worked in various engineering and consulting roles across the energy economy. Denver born and raised, I love spending time on the local trails running and hiking. I consider breakfast burritos their own (and best) food group. 

Sean Willerford

Project Manager / Ops Ninja

Hi, I’m Sean! I’ve always been fascinated how we humans impact our planet, and how we choose to think (or not think) about it.

My varied background stretches from finance to regenerative agriculture, but I’m excited to be back in the sustainable energy space! At Elephant, I split my time between improving our operations processes and actually doing them. When I’m not working, I can generally be found either running around out of doors, playing music, or napping off the delicious meal I just cooked.

Jenn Chin

Project Manager

Hi, I’m Jenn! Over the last 7+ years, I have become extremely passionate about contributing to making a dent in the climate crisis.

I am grateful to be working with a team that feels the same way. My background is in Project Management, Coordination and Consulting. I love the hot springs, vegan events and any thrill-seeking adventures!

Steven Griffin

Project Manager

Hi I’m Steven Griffin! I have a background in Environmental Science and as a lifelong enjoyer of the outdoors, I’m passionate about preserving our beautiful planet for future generations to enjoy. 

As a Project Manager at Elephant I love bringing home electrification projects to life and helping shape our built environment to achieve a more sustainable future. In my free time I’m a Maker who enjoys woodworking, sewing and tinkering with electronics.

Eric Milburn

Project Manager

Howdy, I’m Eric! Before the pandemic, I worked in events and nonprofits for companies such as TEDxMileHigh and Uncharted.

Then, when events became obsolete, I transitioned my passions into construction where I worked as a carpenter, production supervisor, and project manager. As the years went on, I saw the wasteful practices of the industry which sparked an interest in energy efficient construction. It’s been a journey ever since, seeking out innovative solutions to making homes healthy and sustainable. Outside of work, I spend time with my wife and dog tending to our informal homestead where we raise chickens and grow our own food. 

Steve Crossno

Project Manager

I’ve been involved in many sectors of the construction industry over my 10 years experience.

From residential to commercial and now electrification. I enjoy the process of seeing what something is to what it can become. Electrification with Elephant Energy provides the opportunity to leave a legacy beyond more than just us and help build the way to a more sustainable future. When I’m not changing the world I enjoy fitness, playing sports, and using what athleticism I have left with my wife and 2 kids.

Stephen Pemberton

Senior HVAC Lead

Well, hello there. I’m Steve and am a US Navy veteran.

I have worked in many different fields related to technology, have been in various residential trades, and recently earned my MBA. Since shifting my focus to HVAC full time, I have spent a great deal of time working on system design and understanding the complex nature of transitioning from a fossil fuel powered heating system to an all electric system. When I’m not yelling at my computer screens, I love hanging out with my wife and three kids, fly-fishing, hiking, camping, and pretty much anything else outdoorsy.

Frank Dominguez

Supply Chain Associate

I have worked in many different fields from landscape & warehouse, to armed cash handling.

Since  joining Elephant Energy & getting into the HVAC Industry I have spent a good amount of time learning, as well as helping the team in any way I can all while getting equipment delivered & keeping inventory up to date. I love spending time with my wife, 2 kids & our 2 dogs Nala & Kujo, we love doing anything from going to Chuck E Cheese to playing at the park & everything in-between!

Reese Livermore

HVAC Team Lead

Hi there, I have been in HVAC for 11 years and have done everything from Install Manager and Lead Service Technician to being a parts runner.

I have been in the home electrification field for a little over a year and really enjoy everything about it. My current goals are creating a self-performance model to create a better overall client experience. I spend my free time hanging out and having adventures with my Wife and 2 kids. I also enjoy all Colorado sports. 

Bobby Foley

Home Comfort Specialist

Hi, I’m Bobby. In 2020 I went through the process of electrifying my home and it was a huge pain!

I was already sold on all the benefits of an electrified home, and I was incredibly annoyed it was so difficult to accomplish on my own. That experience led me to change careers after 10 years in the automotive retail space and join Elephant Energy to help people avoid the same frustrations I experienced. I love the outdoors (hiking, backpacking, snowboarding), playing basketball, and our 2 dogs Toblerone & Pinto Bean.

JJ Strat

Home Comfort Advisor

Hi, I’m JJ. I have focused my career on the intersection of sustainable energy solutions and the customer journey.

I love helping people who care about reducing their climate impact to achieve their goals, while contributing to a larger goal of saving our planet. I was born right here in Colorado and don’t plan on going anywhere! My wife Kimmy and I love taking our dog Winnie on mountain adventures, and I enjoy spending my free time plucking a variety of stringed instruments, and sipping on a cup of fancy coffee (or whiskey).

Sean Kuusinen

Home Comfort Advisor

I’m originally from Colorado, went to CU (Sko Buffs!) and live in Denver with my wife and daughter.

My background is in single family residential acquisitions and I love my work at Elephant helping homeowners electrify their homes and reduce their carbon emissions! 

Alex Sadler

Home Comfort Advisor

Hey, I’m Alex. I’m from Denver and am passionate about our environment and the natural world.

My background is in helping customers and businesses unlock the most value from new solutions – like Home Electrification! I love meeting new people, hearing their stories, and solving problems. Outside of work, I enjoy any opportunity to hike, bike, fish, ski, and explore new parts of Colorado with my partner and dog.

Tia DeHarpport

Project Manager

Hey there, I’m Tia! I’m stoked to be here at Elephant making a dent in decarbonization.

I’m happy to be utilizing my background in construction project management to help folks like you transition your home away from using fossil fuels. In my free time you can find me outside skiing, hiking, or biking, or exploring Denver’s coffee shops, book stores, and live music venues.

Happy Matarlo

Chaos Coordinator

Hi, I’m Happy. I am passionate about technology and learning new tools.

You can expect that I always have the can-do attitude to learn and try out new things. I also love helping colleagues and team members in every way I can – makes my heart happy! My background is in customer service, sales, and marketing. If you ask me what my favorite sport is, it’s bowling! 🙂

Kim Lucas

Task Manager

Hello, I’m Lucas. I’ve worked as an accounts receivable manager and an executive assistant throughout the past ten years.

I have been aiding team members and executives with their routine tasks, with a particular focus on billing. I enjoy going for walks in the park and driving around with my dog, “Allie,” in my spare time.

Meet the team

Rob Bayless

Senior Project Manager/Wrangler

Hey, I’m Rob. I have always been amazed by energy from how we make it, to how we move it, and finally how we consume it. I am super excited to help people evolve their energy consumption while upgrading their homes. I’m an engineer by training and have worked in various engineering and consulting roles across the energy economy. Denver born and raised, I love spending time on the local trails running and hiking. I consider breakfast burritos their own (and best) food group. 

Jenn Chin

Project Manager

Hi, I’m Jenn! Over the last 7+ years, I have become extremely passionate about contributing to making a dent in the climate crisis. I am grateful to be working with a team that feels the same way. My background is in Project Management, Coordination and Consulting. I love the hot springs, vegan events and any thrill-seeking adventures!

Jillian Di Filippo

Head of Special Projects

Hi, I’m Jillian! I’m passionate about the intersection of consumer behavior and the climate transition – especially the actions that we each can take as individuals to move the needle. I’m excited to have the opportunity to help our customers shrink their footprints every day here at Elephant. My background spans operating and investing, with a particular focus on consumer businesses. In my free time, you’re most likely to find me experimenting in my kitchen or sprawled out on my yoga mat!

Maddi Eckert

Operations Builder

Hey there, I’m Maddi! I identify, in equal parts, as both a sustainability nerd and a startup fiend. Fortunately for me, Elephant is the perfect place for both– here, I focus on building processes and products from scratch to help fuel our transition to fully electrified homes. When I’m not working or making bad electrification puns, you can most likely find me skiing or biking in the mountains with my pup, Goose!

Stephen Pemberton

Senior HVAC Lead

Well, hello there. I’m Steve and am a US Navy veteran. I have worked in many different fields related to technology, have been in various residential trades, and recently earned my MBA. Since shifting my focus to HVAC full time, I have spent a great deal of time working on system design and understanding the complex nature of transitioning from a fossil fuel powered heating system to an all electric system. When I’m not yelling at my computer screens, I love hanging out with my wife and three kids, fly-fishing, hiking, camping, and pretty much anything else outdoorsy.

JJ Strat

Home Comfort Advisor

Hi, I’m JJ. I have focused my career on the intersection of sustainable energy solutions and the customer journey. I love helping people who care about reducing their climate impact to achieve their goals, while contributing to a larger goal of saving our planet. I was born right here in Colorado and don’t plan on going anywhere! My wife Kimmy and I love taking our dog Winnie on mountain adventures, and I enjoy spending my free time plucking a variety of stringed instruments, and sipping on a cup of fancy coffee (or whiskey).

Happy Matarlo

Chaos Coordinator

Hi, I’m Happy. I am passionate about technology and learning new tools. You can expect that I always have the can-do attitude to learn and try out new things. I also love helping colleagues and team members in every way I can – makes my heart happy! My background is in customer service, sales, and marketing. If you ask me what my favorite sport is, it’s bowling! 🙂

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