Employees

The unique capabilities of NMR are grounded in the depth and breadth of our staff, allowing us to go beyond mere data collection and reporting.

Lynn Hoefgen

Lynn Hoefgen, PhD

Founder and President Lynn Hoefgen has over 25 years of experience in energy-related evaluation and market research. For many years, he worked for the US EPA as Research Director of efforts in support of the ENERGY STAR label. He has been a key ...

Tom Mauldin

Tom Mauldin

Executive Vice President Tom Mauldin has 14 years of experience in program evaluation and market research in support of energy efficiency programs. He has designed and managed process evaluations, impact evaluations, and market assessments across a wide variety of programs, including ...

Rohit Vaidya

Rohit Vaidya

Vice President Rohit Vaidya has performed evaluation and market research for the energy industry for more than 20 years. He has served as part of a General Evaluation Assistance Contractor team for NYSERDA, working with evaluation staff to oversee the activities ...

Lisa Wilson-Wright

Lisa Wilson-Wright, PhD

Director Lisa Wilson-Wright joined NMR in 2003 and brought with her extensive experience in the use of quantitative and qualitative research techniques to help inform energy efficiency, clean energy, and environmental policy. This includes conducting multivariate regression analysis, survival analysis, and ...

Monica Nevius

Monica Nevius, PhD

Director Monica Nevius joined NMR in 2011 with more than thirteen years' experience in energy efficiency program evaluation, including over ten years' experience leading the evaluation, research, and behavior work at the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE). While at CEE, she established and led ...

Greg Clendenning

Greg Clendenning, PhD

Director Greg Clendenning joined NMR in 2006 and has since managed numerous projects, including an evaluation of the non-energy benefits associated with the Massachusetts Program Administrators’ residential and low-income energy efficiency programs, and NMR’s analysis of the market effects of the ...

David Barclay

David Barclay

Director David Barclay joined NMR in October of 2008 and has over a decade of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating energy efficiency programs. David serves as the overall project manager for the Massachusetts Residential Lighting, Products, and New Construction research areas. ...

Zachary Tyler

Zachary Tyler

Director Zack Tyler is a certified HERS rater with extensive experience managing Residential New Construction and code compliance evaluations. He has managed baseline studies in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Vermont. In addition, he has led innovative studies to assess the potential ...

Chris Russell

Chris Russell, PhD

Senior Quantitative Analyst Chris Russell has extensive experience in the use of quantitative and qualitative research techniques and in monitoring and evaluating energy-efficiency programs. She has used multiple types of regression models to carry out billing analyses to evaluate energy reduction ...

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Russell Meyer, PhD

Quantitative Analyst Russell M. Meyer has experience in policy analysis and program evaluation, and has studied extensively the economics of energy and climate policy. Prior to joining NMR, Dr. Meyer was the Senior Analyst for Policy and Economics at the Pew ...

Shirley Pon

Shirley Pon, PhD

Quantitative Analyst Shirley Pon joined NMR in March of 2016. She has experience in energy policy and has extensively studied energy and environmental economics. Prior to joining NMR, Shirley interned with the Department of Energy, helping the analysis team with program analysis ...

Betty Tolkin

Betty Tolkin

Senior Project Manager Betty Tolkin came to NMR in 2002 after working for an electric utility, the NEES Companies (later National Grid USA), for 12 years in the area of energy efficiency program evaluation. Her areas of interest and expertise include ...

Michael Strom

Michael Strom, PhD

Senior Project Manager Michael Strom’s background in statistics and quantitative analysis prepared him for his role at NMR. He has utilized high-level statistical techniques to address issues in varying fields and methodologies, from courtroom decision-making to advances in medical science. His ...

Alyssa Na'im

Alyssa Na’im

Senior Project Manager Alyssa Na'im joined NMR in April 2013.  She has more than ten years of experience conducting applied research, program evaluation, and public policy analysis. Her previous work focused on education and youth development. She has extensive experience with program ...

Nicole Rosenberg

Nicole Rosenberg

Senior Project Manager Nicole Rosenberg joined NMR in April of 2012. She currently manages projects, oversees client contracts, designs studies and data collection instruments, conducts secondary research, analyzes data, and writes reports. Her areas of expertise include net-to-gross analysis, process evaluation, ...

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Joanne O’Donnell

Senior Project Manager Joanne O'Donnell joined NMR in February of 2013. She assists with energy efficiency program evaluations by conducting market research, developing survey instruments, administering in-depth interviews, analyzing survey data, and writing reports. She has contributed to program evaluations in ...

Kiersten Von Trapp

Kiersten von Trapp

Project Manager Kiersten von Trapp has worked on numerous evaluations and market transformation studies, gaining extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods and in project management since joining NMR in 2010.  Most recently, she has been in ...

Jared Powell

Jared Powell

Project Manager Jared Powell assists with energy efficiency program evaluations by conducting interviews, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, gathering secondary research, moderating focus groups, and drafting and editing reports. As a RESNET-certified HERS rater, he has also conducted more than 100 comprehensive ...

Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Project Manager Scott Walker joined NMR in May of 2012. His project work includes a weatherization baseline study, an hours-of-use lighting study, and a study of energy efficiency of consumer electronics. He has worked professionally as a mechanical engineer, an urban ...

Lauren Abraham

Lauren Abraham

Research Analyst II Lauren Abraham has experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, including descriptive and multivariate statistical analysis. She also has experience in market research methods, including survey design, implementation, and in-depth interviewing. Lauren holds an MA in Energy and Environmental ...

Jenna Bagnall-Reilly

Research Analyst Jenna Bagnall-Reilly has extensive experience in quantitative data analyses to support residential and commercial impact and process evaluations. Her role has included designing sampling plans, cost-effectiveness modeling, economic impact analysis, non-energy benefit (NEBs) analyses, billing analysis, and developing strategies ...

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Ari Stern

Research Associate II Ari Stern joined NMR in June of 2015 after two years of using econometric methods to research climate change impacts. Ari is a HERS rater and HES assessor and brings quantitative, qualitative, and programming skills to NMR. He has extensive ...

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Jerrad Pierce

Research Associate II Jerrad Pierce specializes in GIS and data visualization. He is familiar with the energy efficiency landscape in Massachusetts and beyond through his previous work with the Cambridge Energy Alliance and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership's DesignLights Consortium, as well as ...

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Melissa Meek

Research Associate II Melissa Meek joined NMR in March 2016. She has experience with data set management, survey data analysis, and programming in statistical software. Her previous work focused on policy and public opinion, as well as state responses to collective ...

Greg Englehart

Greg Englehart

Research Associate II Greg Englehart joined NMR in October of 2016, bringing a background in both research and using econometric modeling and data analysis techniques to evaluate energy efficiency and natural resource management programs. Greg has an M.A. in Applied Economics ...

Katie Weber

Katherine Weber

Research Associate II Katherine Weber joined NMR in 2017. She has a background in quantitative and qualitative analysis, as well as managing large datasets in relational databases. She has experience analyzing survey data and writing reports and presentations for broad and ...

Jayne Piepenburg

Jayne Piepenburg

Research Associate II Jayne Piepenburg joined NMR in 2016. Jayne has a background in data analysis, planning, and professional writing. Prior to joining NMR, she worked as a Research and Outreach Associate at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and a Research ...

Christine Smaglia

Christine Smaglia

Research Associate II Christine Smaglia joined NMR in April of 2017. She has experience conducting environmental assessments, performing program evaluations, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. Her previous work focused on reducing the environmental footprint of foodservice operations nationwide. She assessed ...

Julian Ricardo

Research Associate II Julian Ricardo joined NMR in June 2017, with prior experience in modeling sustainable energy systems and performing life cycle analyses. He also brings to the table a background in programming, laboratory research, and classroom teaching – particularly with ...

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Rob Baker

Research Associate I Rob Baker is a certified BPI Building Analyst and has completed over 1,500 residential energy audits in both single-family and multifamily settings over the last few years. He has experience collecting detailed information in a residential setting and ...