Mission

Accelerate the transition to a
clean energy grid through flexible
demand-side resources

our story
About

Our Story

Recurve connects the dots between efficiency, electrification, renewable energy, and DERs to enable demand flexibility to become a market-based procurable resource.

Since 2015, we have dedicated ourselves to creating transparent methods and open-source software to revolutionize the way energy efficiency is measured, deployed and procured.

The Recurve Platform provides leading utilities, regulators, and aggregators with a secure, scalable, SaaS solution that enables markets for demand flexibility as a resource.
our Team
Team

A trusted resource

Our team of policy experts, efficiency veterans, leading data scientists and world class software engineers is at the heart of what makes Recurve great. We are passionate about what we do, we love our customers and we think data is fun!

Matt Golden

Matt Golden

Chief Executive Officer

Matt Golden is the founder and CEO of Recurve, a company that enables demand flexibility to procure virtual power plants to support a resilient, stable, low-carbon grid. 

Recurve provides revenue-grade telemetry to enable buildings and their occupants to participate in decarbonizing the grid. From smart thermostats and heat pumps to electric vehicle charging and both electric and thermal storage, the Recurve platform makes a market for all demand flexibility from behind-the-meter to be quantified, integrated, and paid as a resource.

Matt has provided his expertise on demand-side technologies, markets, and finance as a serial entrepreneur and policy advocate. He has testified before the US Senate, UK Parliament, and International Energy Agency, spoke at COP21, and has been featured in numerous articles and publications, including an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

Previously, Matt helped create Sustainable Spaces, later renamed Recurve (1.0) — the leading tablet-based energy auditing software for the home performance industry built off his experience as a licensed contractor who audited and retrofitted thousands of California homes. Uplight acquired this earlier version of Recurve in 2011.

Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign relations from Georgetown University and is a recovering licensed California contractor.

Adam Scheer

Adam Scheer

Vice President, Applied Data Science

After spending a decade immersed in fundamental physics research it’s safe to say Adam is capable of understanding complex topics. That his last five years in energy efficiency have left him confused and disoriented is exactly why we hired him at Recurve to help us bring a new way of thinking to this industry.

While at PG&E, Adam made a splash in the EM&V group by working to connect research and data analytics to the EE portfolio. He then supervised the Residential Programs team as they were laying the foundation for a transition to meter-based pay-for-performance. He rounded out his time there as the Principal member of the Policy group, focusing on cost-effectiveness and market transformation. Along the way he led customer targeting research that is now being deployed across PG&E’s P4P programs.

Adam is trained in the art of problem-solving, having received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Colorado-Boulder where he completed much of his research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He then migrated west to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the Combustion Research Facility of Sandia National Labs. There he worked extensively at the giant synchrotron laser down the street at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research focused on a range of topics, including the sub-microsecond ignition chemistry of novel biofuel molecules. In total, Adam published more than 30 articles in a range of high-impact scientific journals. Simple stuff really.

Alyssia (Lis) Byers

Alyssia (Lis) Byers

Vice President, Customer Success

Lis brings Canadian-style discipline to the unruly California culture of Recurve.

She joined the Recurve team in 2017 to lead customer success initiatives including onboarding, training, testing and support for existing and new users.

Prior to joining Recurve, Lis held similar roles for several companies, including as VP of Customer Success for 17hats, where she established extensive training and onboarding programs, as well as leading a 24/7/365 customer support team.  

Lis thrives on helping others, a passion she has put to use by teaching computer science students at her local community college.

She graduated first in her class at Humber College, where she studied Computer Engineering.

Carmen Best

Carmen Best

Vice President, Policy & Emerging Markets

With a background in geology, Carmen rocked efficiency as head of EM&V for the California Public Utilities Commission, and is now crushing it at Recurve.

Carmen led the Energy Efficiency Commercial Programs & Evaluation team and served as a senior analyst during her ten years working with the California Public Utilities Commission. While there, she facilitated the Commission’s transition to standardized data and reporting, priority-based evaluation planning, and stakeholder engagement processes to manage its large-scale energy efficiency evaluation portfolio.  

She brought the findings and insights from these efforts to statewide energy policy through demand forecasting, integrated resource planning and overall improvements in the deployment of energy efficiency, and has shared lessons learned across the continent and the world.  

Carmen holds a master’s degree from the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and her geology credentials were earned at the University of North Dakota.

Matt Burton

Matt Burton

Vice President, Sales & Business Development

A passionate enthusiast for all things energy and a well traveled pioneer across the world of utility innovation, Matt Burton joins the Recurve team to continue his mission of evangelizing for sustainability, decarbonization, and equity across the globe.

Legend has it that upon hearing Recurve CEO Matt Golden give an impassioned speech on Recurve’s vision, Matt immediately realized the value of levelizing assets across power markets from the plant to the meter. Now a part of the team, Matt spends his days working to create a cohesive and holistic approach to revolutionizing energy systems.

Prior to joining Recurve, Matt feasted on a smorgasbord of delicious energy trends across engineering, market analytics, and business development. He began his professional journey at Siemens Energy while completing his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Not satisfied with just commissioning high-efficiency combined cycle power plants, he felt the need to design them as well. Further leveraging his enthusiasm for engaging with utilities and their partners, along with his newly acquired MBA, Matt embarked on a mission to bring asset and market analytics to the forefront of large and small scale power generation development.

Matt went on to explore the demand side management space delivering crucial energy and capacity savings for utilities, as well as innovative experiences for their customers, across the southern US.

When he’s not engrossed in the job, Matt spends his time being best buds with his four year old, noodling on the guitar, trying to maintain amateur status in martial arts, and working to become the world’s most mediocre golfer.

Phil Ngo

Phil Ngo

Vice President, Engineering

A genuine Renaissance man, there is almost no part of the Recurve business that Phil Ngo hasn't touched (whether he wanted to or not).  

Phil began working with the Recurve team in 2014 and was the chief developer of the open source Python package that would form the basis of the OpenEEmeter. In 2016, he joined the team full-time, where his role grew to include building the Recurve dashboard analytics backend (data warehouse) among other responsibilities.

An advocate of using science for social good, Phil has always looked for opportunities to use his engineering skills to make a difference in the world. Prior to joining Recurve, Phil worked as a developer at the Impact Lab, where he built data products for clients in energy efficiency and nonprofit sectors with large data assets, and at Effortless Energy, where he designed and implemented methods to calculate the energy and monetary savings of residential energy efficiency measures, including smart thermostats and envelope retrofits.

Phil has a degree in Chemistry from Harvard University.

Jesse Fallick

Jesse Fallick

Vice President, Product

Jesse Fallick brings a unique combination of program management, data analytics, and technology product management experience to the Recurve team.

In the first half of his career, Jesse co-founded and led Donnelly Energy, a New Jersey-based energy efficiency firm. While there, he implemented a custom CRM and reporting platform to improve sales tracking, project management and operational transparency. He helped secure over $40M in energy efficiency funding for his customers.

The latter half of Jesse’s career was with Lime Energy (a Willdan company), where he led multiple large technology deployments and analytics initiatives. Following the acquisition of Enerpath, Jesse led the software consolidation and operational integration of two major utility programs.

Later, Jesse established the Business Intelligence group at Lime Energy and oversaw the development of a data warehouse and a platform for real-time reporting and analysis. He also pioneered a novel methodology for SMB customer targeting which leverages machine learning and has been shown to increase closing rates by as much as 20% in some markets.

When he was young, Jesse wanted to be a “space doctor” when he grew up. He considers his current career trajectory to be close enough.

Dave Yeager

Dave Yeager

Director of Data Infrastructure

The inventor and coiner of Yeagercoin, a "cryptocurrency that has no real intrinsic value and may or may not be valuable in the future (but probably not)" (Urban Dictionary), Yeager is a passionate advocate for peer-to-peer knowledge and distributed resources.

Yeager joined Recurve in September 2016 to support the onboarding of the company’s growing customer base. He currently leads the development of Recurve's data pipeline, where he works closely with clients to develop seamless back-end systems to clean, sort and upload energy data into the Recurve meter platform.

Prior to joining Recurve, Yeager was a Director at BlackRock investment management, where he focused on automation systems for institutional fund clients including approximately a half trillion dollars in order flows per year. His responsibilities also included web design and development for order placement and portfolio analysis products, including the MoneyFund Aggregator transparency project.

He is a graduate of Villanova University.

Richard Boehnke

Richard Boehnke

Director of Demand Flexibility Markets

Richard joined Recurve in 2020 to chase the opportunity to work on energy transition. He is passionate about learning and identifying areas where impact is possible and is fascinated by the breadth of problems sustainable solutions can address.

Richard earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the University of Michigan and Master of Science and Ingenieur degrees in sustainable energy technology from Delft University of Technology. Prior to joining Recurve, Richard was a program manager for commercial, industrial, and public sector energy efficiency programs at Franklin Energy.

Though originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Richard has lived and worked in Vietnam, India, and the Netherlands. Currently residing in Chicago, he loves to throw pottery at his home studio, attempts (and ultimately fails) to cook the delicious foods he ate internationally, and tries to not decimate his houseplants.

Alex Pollard

Alex Pollard

Director of Customer Solutions

Alex joined Recurve in 2021 to continue working at the leading edge of energy efficiency and make an impact on climate change.

Alex has worked in program and project management for over 20 years in the energy, construction, and real estate fields.

For six years he was the energy efficiency commercial and industrial programs manager at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. During this time, he worked with utilities and stakeholders on $2+ billion of dollars of utility efficiency program spending. He also oversaw grant programs on high performance buildings and innovative technologies, helped launch a commercial PACE financing program in the state, and was a primary contributor to the first in the world energy regulations on the cannabis industry.

He earned a Masters in Real Estate Development from Arizona State University, and a degree in Communications from Boston University.

Alex is the eastern most United States representative of Recurve, where he works with a cranberry bog outside his window. He is passionate about music, builds trails in the woods, and enjoys spending time with his niece and nephew.

Blake Steiner

Blake Steiner

Strategic Partnerships Specialist

Blake is thrilled to join a team dedicated to decarbonizing the grid and accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy. He builds on a professional career that has been dedicated to social benefit, including serving for two years with the Peace Corps in Morocco and later helping to secure funding for renewable energy projects there. He later worked with the R Street Institute as a policy analyst on a case study examining the integration of renewables into the MISO grid, and then in business development for USAID projects with Tetra Tech. Never satisfied, he comes to Recurve hungry to jump into a fast-paced, innovative, and energetic company whose work directly addresses climate change.

Blake also hopes that his experience dealing with many Matts (he had three friends named Matt in the Peace Corps) will help him bring some balance to the currently Matt-heavy culture at Recurve.

In his free time, Blake plays guitar, collects rare houseplants, and forages for whatever wild mushrooms are in season.

Tyler Kashdan

Tyler Kashdan

Strategic Partnerships Specialist

Tyler has been interested in alternative energy since his academic days, when he studied a variety of innovative technologies, including devices that harness electricity from waves and biofuels extracted from algae. One of his biggest interests at the time was to become employable, so he made the choice to dive deeper into energy efficiency since it is such a valuable and cost-effective energy resource.

Since then, Tyler has spent his career working with utilities. Most of his time has been focused on selling energy efficiency projects to small businesses and helping small commercial customers take advantage of efficiency and load management programs. He is excited to bring his experience and passion to Recurve, so he can be at the cutting edge of the energy efficiency industry.

When he is not working, you’ll likely find Tyler either walking around the lakes in the Twin Cities with his wife Lindsay and their dog 50 Cent, or at the golf course trying to dial in his wedges.

Travis Sikes

Travis Sikes

Senior Data Scientist

Travis joined Recurve in 2022, missing yet another chance to avoid working in the energy sector. Through Recurve he sees the opportunity to help decarbonize the grid and perhaps help steer the world away from a cataclysmic Mad Max-esque future due to climate change. (Unfortunately, he does not have the mental bandwidth to also work on our present Contagion-like crisis).

Prior to joining Recurve, Travis honed his analytical skills by studying the exciting field of fundamental chemical kinetics/combustion at Texas A&M University where he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. During his time in graduate school, Travis spent a couple of months at Argonne National Laboratory and six months in France at CNRS (a French national laboratory) and ENSTA ParisTech.

Ever the glutton for punishment, he returned to Argonne to be a Postdoctoral Researcher. While there, Travis worked on topics such as how aromatic hydrocarbons break down at high temperatures, improving the world's first high-repetition-rate miniaturized shock tube, and performing work at multiple synchrotrons (the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne). He also spent time assisting other chemical kinetics scientists by developing GUI-based tools to optimize underlying mechanisms that describe how reactions take place compared to physical measurements. In total, Travis will have published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals. If you ask Travis though, he’d call himself a problem solver and say that he “just” makes things work.

Matt Heimann

Matt Heimann

Market Development Director

After a four year tour of duty in the “special forces” of decarbonization at Siemens Energy (where he worked alongside fellow Siemens veteran Michael Keasey), Matt is excited to see how he can deploy his supply-side experience to Recurve's bottom-up, demand-side approach to energy transition.

Throughout his career, Matt has been driven by a passion for finding economically feasible decarbonization solutions that maintain network reliability. As a student at University of Central Florida, he pursued a degree in mechanical engineering while working at a job where he implemented building automation control systems to optimize for energy efficiency.

Matt started his post-college career in the thermal generation sector but quickly pivoted into renewables. At Siemens, he focused on system supply for utility scale renewable projects (wind, solar, and energy storage) as well as consultation services, including decarbonization roadmapping.

Originally from Florida (Tampa Bay area), Matt grew up near the beach and boating. He now lives in Denver Colorado, where he takes advantage of nearby skiing for 25 to 30 days per season.

Michael Keasey

Michael Keasey

Market Strategy Manager

Michael joined Recurve in 2021 after a five-year tour at Siemens Energy, where he worked in sales and marketing for a wide range of power generation and T&D products and services. He is excited to apply his broad knowledge of energy markets and systems to help bring forward a new era of demand flexibility solutions. His time spent modeling decarbonization roadmaps for the supply side of the industry taught him that demand-side management will be critical if utilities plan to hit carbon reduction targets in a cost-effective manner.

Although he has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, Michael felt the need to understand the chaos of the business world. After completing his MBA at the University of Florida, he was ready to join Recurve to bombard them with useless terminology from his coursework, all in the name of fighting climate change.

Not content to merely explore every aspect of the energy world, in his spare time Michael busies himself with watching an inordinate number of courses on YouTube and MasterClass to fill his brain with information he’s sure will come in handy (one day). Michael also has an affinity for music, and is known for completing all Rock Band drum tracks on expert mode at the young age of 16. He has since graduated to a real drum kit, which was used to record drums on actual albums and live shows in Orlando, Florida.

Derek Hobden

Derek Hobden

Market Development Manager, California

Derek set his sights on the energy industry earlier than most. Before graduating from Oregon State University's progressive Energy Systems Engineering program, Derek held roles spanning business development (R&C solar PV+BESS) to power & lighting system engineering for C&I buildings & portable applications.

Derek joins Recurve by way of Siemens Energy, where his focus on microgrid business development in the Western US leveraged his unique background to develop and execute on channel business opportunities with untraditional clients.

As true-to-form Californian, Derek devotes most of his personal time to the outdoors. With a background in downhill and enduro mountain biking along with freeride alpine skiing, he just can't stay away from the mountains. You will find Derek racing for the Northstar Downhill / Enduro Race Team on summer weekends or backflipping into Extra Chute at Palisades in mid-winter.

Heather Nelson

Heather Nelson

Customer Solutions Manager

Heather joined Recurve in 2022 with seven years of experience working in the utility energy efficiency industry. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in public health education and a Master of Science in operations management.  After her graduate studies, she dove head first into the energy efficiency industry recognizing the intersection of climate change, public health, and the need to approach sustainability at scale. Prior to joining Recurve, she worked at CLEAResult helping utilities operationalize cost-effective climate solutions through energy efficiency.

Heather lives in the southern United States where winters are moderate and summers are hot and humid. She has a green thumb and a desire to buy a plot of land, plant a garden, and live as self sufficiently as possible with her partner and their two dogs and two cats. When Heather isn't watching her plants grow, you can find her focusing on her running goals or hitting trees on the disc golf course.

Mia Oppelstrup

Mia Oppelstrup

Customer Solutions Manager

Mia has been working since the late aughts in a variety of positions related to climate mitigation, including carbon footprint tracking and electric vehicle charging. She joined Recurve in 2021 to continue following her passion to help decarbonize everything and curb the worst impacts of climate disruption.

Mia started her career as part of Nobel laureate Dan Kammen’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory where she was the program manager for the Cool California Challenge. The program grew to be the largest voluntary behavior-based household carbon footprint reduction program of its kind. 

Most recently, she spent four years at an electric vehicle startup where she started in marketing and learned data analytics on the job. She provided guidance and insights to national retail and real estate partners to help them benefit from decarbonizing transportation. 

She earned her BA in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis on local environmental policy. 

Mia is based in California where she alternates between driving her electric car and wrenching on her 50 year old project truck. In her free time she enjoys creating custom clothing, dancing Argentine Tango, and trail running in Marin County.

Tulsi Shah

Tulsi Shah

Customer Solutions Manager

Tulsi brings broad and varied experience to the Recurve team, from exciting work as a journalist and filmmaker (during which she shot a documentary on HIV and sex workers in India) to the less-exciting but important job of writing program reports as a utility consultant. Having worked on the other side of the industry, she is stoked to join a team that has a compelling solution for the grid and decarbonization challenges of the future. Coming to Recurve after a long maternity break, she is also excited for a job that involves fewer diaper changes.

In her free time, Tulsi loves traveling with her husband and two kids, goofing around with her furry better half, eating and cooking, decorating and re-decorating her house, good conversations, gardening, and learning. Lately, she has been working on a long-term project to convince her toddlers that carrots are better than candy.

Andrew Terenzio

Andrew Terenzio

Demand Flexibility Market Manager

A grizzled veteran of Recurve even at his young age, Andrew has always been willing to grab any opportunity to help Recurve grow.

Andrew currently manages Demand FLEXmarkets for Recurve, overseeing product and process design, implementation, and active operations and troubleshooting. He works across the company's Engineering, Operations, and Customer Success teams on a daily basis. Over the years, Andrew has overseen a number of special projects at Recurve, including managing the company's SOC2 Type II audit and certification award.

A passionate sustainability and social activist, Andrew has always sought opportunities to make the world a better place. Before joining Recurve, he worked for a company that manufactured off-grid electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Outside of work, Andrew actively participates in local clean energy and YIMBY advocacy groups. You can also catch Andrew at yoga, shooting hoops, or catching waves when away from the office.

Andrew has a degree in Entrepreneurship and Interdisciplinary Global Ecology from Marquette University.

Anja Trost

Anja Trost

Senior Finance Manager

After earning her Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting and her Master's in Taxation at Gonzaga University, Anja began her career as a public accountant for Deloitte Tax. She shifted her career to focus on finance, and joined an M&A/Transaction advisory consulting firm as an Associate and later Senior Associate.

She is excited to join Recurve, where she has the opportunity to apply her tax and finance experience to a growing, mission-driven company.

Anja grew up in Seattle, Washington, but now lives three blocks away from the beach in Los Angeles (which she takes advantage of often). She enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with the love of her life, an energetic black lab named Rooster.  

Braxtin Love

Braxtin Love

Customer Success Manager

Braxtin is passionate about being an effective communicator and partnering with customers to achieve their goals.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!) she spent several years in the financial industry as a mortgage underwriter. She realized it was time for a career change when she purchased an EV and began learning more about energy and her personal carbon footprint. She is excited to dive into her new role helping Recurve’s customers as they work together to decarbonize the grid and combat climate change and is enjoying working in a tight-knit company that truly values collaboration and creative solutions.

Braxtin grew up in Southern California but currently lives in Arizona. In the summer, weekend getaways to the beach make her feel at home again and she’s always up for going to the lake and hopping on a jet ski. In the winter she loves leisure hiking, catching a good movie, wine tasting up north, and hanging out with her mini goldendoodle Raider. 

Braxtin’s EV is named “Azul Amor” as it’s blue and her last name is Love.

Chandler Jernigan

Chandler Jernigan

Customer Success Manager

Chandler joined Recurve in early 2022 after riding the rollercoaster that was the Great Resignation, during which she learned that she could both work in a culture that promotes growth and the opportunity to make a difference in a key industry. Coming from a background in account management for both B2B and B2C business models, she jumped at the opportunity to join a team that prides itself in delivering a great customer experience while also saving the universe. (The commute to her home office isn’t too shabby either.)

She is thrilled to have joined Recurve and be a part of their efforts to decarbonize the grid and combat climate change. Environmental awareness has always been important to her, and she can’t wait to utilize her skills as she dives into this sector of the movement.

Chandler grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina (no, she hasn’t watched the Netflix show) and is now comfortably nestled mere hours away from both the beach and mountains in Charlotte, NC. In her free time, she loves getting outside with her dog, hosting get-togethers, collecting plants, and doing nearly anything that can be categorized as an artistic outlet.

Chris Levonian

Chris Levonian

Customer Success Manager

Chris took a sometimes meandering path to Recurve (perhaps fitting given his affinity for hiking), but now looks forward to scaling the mountain that is energy efficiency.

He arrived in 2021 with nearly 15 years of operations, product and customer-focused experience, including stops at Zappos and the Oakland A's, as well as Wells Fargo and the corporate governance firm Glass Lewis.

Drawing upon time spent as a peer counselor in college, Chris brings an empathetic yet methodical approach to his new team. He is thrilled and humbled to be part of a mission-driven company working to combat climate change.

Chris resides with his family in Sacramento, CA, where they enjoy exploring the outdoors together. He plays both the trombone and ukulele (sort of), and is grateful to his parents for sparking a lifelong interest in music. He also enjoys trivia, sports (playing and watching), and participating in the pandemic book club he started with his siblings. Once, while skiing, Chris fractured his humerus (although he didn't find it funny at all).

He holds a degree in Economics from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!), and a Master's in Sports Management from The Ohio State University.

Nicole Kim

Nicole Kim

Customer Success Manager

As a first generation Asian American and environmentalist, Niki is dedicated to securing an inclusive, sustainable and equitable future. She is excited to work in a culture and industry that helps achieve the future she envisions and believes that Recurve's mission and business model effectively combat climate change.

Niki joined Recurve in late 2021 and is excited to contribute her project management skills and adventurous spirit to the team. Previously, she worked as a Senior Account Manager at TerraCycle, a social enterprise that recycles the non-recyclable. She has a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont.

An outdoors enthusiast who can't sit still (unless while working of course), Niki loves traveling, camping, hiking, snowboarding, running, rock climbing, surfing, biking, doing yoga, and kiteboarding. She also spends time baking obscure vegan desserts, painting, playing guitar, reading, shooting film photography, and doom scrolling against her will.

Robert Clinkert

Robert Clinkert

Customer Success Manager

Robert comes to the business from the non-profit industry where he helped develop people and communities and brings a wide variety of professional experience to the team, including sales, marketing, leadership, and startup experience as the founder of his own AVL company. As an Enneagram Type 7, he adds to the already intense energy of Recurve by bringing an optimistic and enthusiastic outlook to every experience. 

Robert transitioned to Recurve because he was craving the opportunity to make a long-term global impact. He is deeply empathetic, extremely passionate about building awesome experiences for others, and driven to help the people around him flourish, which is why Customer Success is so appealing to him.

Outside of work, Robert is a mental health wellness advocate. He loves the Philippines and has been serving impoverished families there through various humanitarian efforts since 2006.

A drummer and music lover, his personal hero is Bono from U2. 

Born and raised in Naperville, he is also a die-hard Chicago sports fan despite the seemingly constant disappointment and heartbreak it brings.

Emmett Blau

Emmett Blau

Customer Solutions Specialist

Emmett joined Recurve in late 2021 and brings with him a unique background in geomorphology and environmental remediation. He is excited to use his skills at navigating complex regulatory frameworks and communicating scientific data to help the company pursue its mission to decarbonize the grid and combat climate change.

Before joining Recurve, Emmett spent three years working as an environmental consultant, performing site investigations and monitoring events and remediation projects throughout California. He studied Geosciences at Williams College, where he also worked as a research assistant investigating the role of river floodplains in the storage of contaminant-laden sediment. His undergraduate research was published in Geology in December 2021.

Outside of work, Emmett spends his free time playing Ultimate Frisbee, backpacking and playing with his cat. He currently resides with his partner in Berkeley, California, but makes frequent visits to New York to spend time with family.

Karissa Dugenia

Karissa Dugenia

Project Manager, Agile Operations

Karissa joined Recurve in early 2021, not long after moving from Chicago to Colorado in the middle of the pandemic. She brings a spirit of adventure to the company, along with a passion for supporting the health and wellbeing of people and the planet.

With a background in client and account management in the fitness and nutrition industry, Karissa comes to Recurve with a commitment to helping customers get the most out of their experiences. She is excited to join a company with such an amazing culture and potential for growth, while also fighting climate change.

In her spare time, Karissa enjoys making unusual desserts to indulge in and exploring Colorado by hiking, biking, working out, and snowboarding in her new territory.

Marines Alvarez

Marines Alvarez

People Operations Manager

Marines joins Recurve as the first People Operations hire and brings with her 10 years of comprehensive human resources experience, having dedicated that time to building programs, writing effective people policy, attracting and retaining talent, and championing diversity and equity within businesses. 

Marines holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Florida and is passionate about bringing teams together through effective communication. She is also passionate about living in Florida. 

Marines' main hobby is having hobbies.  A typical Recurve overachiever, Marines has a second undergraduate degree in Biology, (from when she thought wanted to be a researcher), reads 100 books a year, freelances as an editor for fiction manuscripts, and bakes very badly.

Her name is spelled like U.S. Marines, but is not pronounced that way.

Sean Gorman

Sean Gorman

Customer Success Manager

Joining Recurve in early 2022, Sean brings a passion for understanding and communication to the team. He looks forward to utilizing his skills at the intersection of technology and sustainability and is excited to further his education within the energy industry and make an impact in the struggle for decarbonization.

Having worked primarily in sales roles prior to joining Recurve, Sean is looking forward to transitioning his people skills and gift of gab (his mother’s words) to a role that places an emphasis on maintaining and strengthening client relationships. He is enjoying the combination of Recurve’s close-knit culture of community paired with accelerated growth.  

Hailing from Minnesota (ope!) Sean spends his free time outdoors, no matter the season. He especially loves hiking, running, and finding the best spots to sit and read a book. When not outside, Sean can be found listening to music while cooking new dishes from around the world or supporting his favorite football club, Tottenham, even when they don’t deserve it.

Arpan Kotecha

Arpan Kotecha

Principle Software Engineer

Arpan was attracted to Recurve because of its reputation as visionary company. He is hoping that it won't disappoint him.

Arpan has over 12 years of software development and management experience in the world of finance and trading. Prior to Recurve, he had cofounded his own software and data analytics consulting firm. He loves reading about new technology, productivity hacks, nutrition, and spirituality.

Joe Glass

Joe Glass

Technical Manager — Methods Development

Joe joined Recurve late in the longest year in recorded history (2020). He believes that we must electrify everything as quickly as possible to avert the worst impacts of climate change and ensure that we all have better years to come.

Prior to joining Recurve, Joe worked at Lime Energy as a data scientist, where he gained valuable insight into the world of energy efficiency implementation. He has also worked as a demand response researcher at Lawrence Berkeley Lab and is looking forward to applying this research to real world projects at Recurve.

He will be working on the Analytics and Modeling team, working to build and bring new offerings to customers to accelerate grid decarbonization.

When not paralyzed by existential dread, Joe enjoys surfing, hiking, and building things.

Bison Hubert

Bison Hubert

Senior Software Engineer

Bison joined Recurve in September 2019. As a Software Engineer, he is helping scale the platform application by developing user interfaces that help clients manage their demand-side portfolio resources, see the quality of their projects, and target new customers. Long term, he is also working toward goals like grid decarbonization and creating a market for energy flexibility.

As a resourceful developer and spirited environmentalist, Bison genuinely wants to make the world a better place. After discovering that he could make a career out of building powerful user experiences and solving interesting problems, he hasn’t looked back. He’s leveled up as an engineer building applications that alleviate food insecurity, lessen food waste, and make cooking at home easier and healthier. He’s now honored to be focusing his energy on fighting global warming.

Bison is a California native who’s been living in the Bay Area since 2005. When he’s not working on exciting projects he enjoys cooking, traveling, and practicing meditation and yoga.

Mariano Teehan

Mariano Teehan

Senior Software Engineer

Mariano joined Recurve in 2019 to work on a mix of software engineering, data engineering, and data science projects. He was attracted to Recurve because of its mission and commitment to open source analysis methods.

Mariano holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Engineering and a PhD in Environmental Studies from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Recurve, he worked for six years as a data scientist and software engineer with an energy software company, an online advertising firm, and an industiral research institute. His sweet spot is tools, automation, and process improvement in data-driven projects and software.

Currently living in Belgium, Mariano is bringing European sensibilities to his (mostly) American colleagues including appreciation of fine Belgian chocolates and love for the metric system. He is recognizable by his mullet haircut, which he got 100% on purpose at a festival dedicated to the mullet, and which he intends to keep for the rest of his life. He firmly believes he is at the forefront of a trend; time will tell.


Nuri Park

Nuri Park

Senior Software Engineer

Nuri Park joined Recurve’s Engineering Team in September 2020.

Nuri's previous work as a business intelligence analyst in the financial services industry taught her the significance of data driven decision making. She was drawn to Recurve’s commitment to fight climate change and by the company’s investment in its people. She is excited to join a company whose vision she wholeheartedly supports and where she can bring value from her previous experience.

When she is not coding, you can find her taking long walks in the woods or planning her next trip.

Vikhyati (Toshi) Singh

Vikhyati (Toshi) Singh

Senior Software Engineer

Toshi "The Detective" Singh spends her days hunting down data problems and fixing them. In her spare time, she creates visualization analytics to help Recurve clients understand where and how to help their customers best save energy.

Toshi joined Recurve in 2017. She has helped build the ETL data processing pipeline for new customers, migrated raw energy data to the structured data required for machine learning modeling and evaluation, and performed machine learning modeling. Toshi also helps build, manage and keep track of new customer deployments as well as upgrading existing customers when new features are released.  

Toshi has a strong interest in applying data science engineering to solve social and environmental problems. Previously she worked as a software engineer at the Climate Corporation, where she built a pipeline to fetch, clean and store data and create graphs on Graphana, and as a researcher at the University of Washington, where she applied machine learning algorithms to large health datasets.

She is a University of Washington computer science graduate.

Colin Roy-Ehri

Colin Roy-Ehri

Business Intelligence Architect

Colin joined Recurve full time as a Looker Architect / Business Intelligence Architect in April of 2022.  Colin previously worked with Recurve through the leading Looker consultant firm, Bytecode IO.  He is thrilled to work towards a better climate future.

Trained as a physicist and educator, Colin has over a decade of experience in data and programming.   He's an eccentric who also invents, builds, and teaches martial arts.  He lives in the wilderness of Colorado with his family and a flock of pet birds.

Divya Ayyalasomayajula

Divya Ayyalasomayajula

Quality Engineer

Divya brings her QE experience from startups where she has had a chance to see how systems can grow from a handful to millions of users. As the only QA Engineer at one of her previous jobs, she showed that even a team of one could deliver a high-quality product to prospects.  

As a California resident whose neighbors often either own an EV vehicle or have solar panels on their homes, Divya was very curious to learn what and how Recurve helps clients managed the challenge of decarbonizing. Divya joined Recurve in mid-September of 2021 as a QA Engineer to be a part of building the clean energy future. She is geared up to use all her previous experience in this next-gen company to deliver a good quality product to clients.

During her free time, Divya likes to do gardening/mini-farming in her backyard and is able to grow a lot of daily produce. She also loves to spend time drawing and painting which both adds a little color to her world and keeps her calm and composed. 

Most of all, Divya loves spending time with her four-year-old daughter who keeps her busy.

Caleb Canchola

Caleb Canchola

Software Engineer

Caleb joined Recurve in the spring of 2021 after working for almost four years as an energy efficiency analyst at a public utility. Caleb is looking forward to applying his energy background and love for programmatic problem solving to help the company's Data Infrastructure team bring forth the innovation that the industry needs.

Caleb graduated with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona. While he never had a  strong affinity for equations named after early 1900s physicists, he did greatly enjoy his only required programming course. Determined to learn skills that provided immediate and tangible benefit, he took as many programming courses as possible in his last year to receive a minor in Computer Science. He is excited to use modern technologies to solve complex problems instead of relying on spreadsheets as a one size fits all solution.

In his free time, Caleb enjoys struggling to learn the piano, teaching python to high school students as part of a volunteer program, binging on obscure Wikipedia articles and connecting mundane everyday life events to the HBO crime drama The Wire.

James Tucci

James Tucci

Software Engineer

Joining Recurve in 2020, JP is excited to be working with (arguably) the best engineering team at the company, Product and Platform.

Essentially a fish at heart, JP spent his undergraduate program at SUNY ESF focused on aquatic science and assisting with wetland restoration projects. Upon graduating, he worked for the US Geological Survey, where he tackled problems ranging from residential well water contamination to methyl-mercury in Brook Trout.

Pivoting to entrepreneurship but continuing his obsession with fish, JP opened an environmentally conscious restaurant in upstate New York that focused on sustainable seafood. After two years, his batteries were fully drained from the burnout of the restaurant industry and teaching himself to code. He now looks forward to his new role in the energy sector.

In his free time, JP enjoys tormenting his friends through competitive board game nights, cooking overly complex meals, and playing in streams or lakes.

Michael Deshay

Michael Deshay

Software Engineer

With a degree in Philosophy from Baylor University and as a graduate from the App Academy's Software Engineering Immersive Program, Michael Deshay fits in both with Recurve's "deep thinkers" who look at every angle to solve climate change and its engineering "boot campers" who’ll do whatever it takes behind the scenes to make the platform work seamlessly.

Michael enjoys hiking, drawing, EDM, and action movies. His personal motto is "always strive to be a better person than you were yesterday."

Olga Thompson

Olga Thompson

Software Engineer

Olga was excited to join Recurve’s data infrastructure team in the fall of 2021 and to be a part of its mission to create a clean energy economy and make a true impact on the planet.

While at university, Olga worked part time in tutoring, customer service, and as a technical admission specialist. She found her passion for programming through computer science electives. After completing her undergraduate education, she was accepted to the highly competitive App Academy Boot Camp and dove full-time into coding.

Olga recently moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to take advantage of the beautiful nature there through hiking, photography, and collecting tiny plants.

Sam Hearst

Sam Hearst

Software Engineer

Sam joined Recurve as a software engineer in the beginning of January 2022 after working briefly at a brokerage firm after college.  While originally a public policy major, Sam found coding after graduating and loved it. He is excited about Recurve’s mission to help fight climate change, and is looking forward to diving into data driven work for the company. Sam believes firmly that Recurve has the tools to help bring about impactful changes in energy consumption, and is excited to be a part of the team.

When not coding, Sam enjoys quoting The Office and bad Will Ferrell movies, playing tennis, and trying to practice meditation.  

Satomi Ichii

Satomi Ichii

Software Engineer

With a background in software engineering and human resources, Satomi brings a unique, interdisciplinary perspective to the Recurve team. She is very excited to start her engineering career with a mission-driven company like Recurve.

After graduating college in Japan, Satomi began her career in  HR. While working as an HR manager, she had the opportunity to move to New York, where she was excited to live in a diverse environment and meet people with global career experiences.

Working for a Japanese real estate firm as a project manager and a database admin sparked strong interest in using data to solve problems and pushed her to pursue a career in tech. As a software engineer with a non-traditional background, she is passionate about working on products and for companies that make a positive impact on the community.

Among friends and family, Satomi is known for loving cats and having a passion for soup noodles, and her travel itinerary always has "find a local ramen shop" and "meet neighborhood cats" in it.

Lakis Polycarpou

Lakis Polycarpou

Content Editor

Lakis joined the Recurve team in early 2017 to develop communications content and help articulate the company’s vision for open source efficiency.

Trained as a journalist, Lakis has written extensively about topics related to sustainability and energy, including water usage and trends, climate change, infrastructure, food systems, and urban planning. Lakis is also a novelist. His first book, August in the Vanishing City, was published in 2015.

While Lakis was tasked with writing the bios on this site, he takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions.

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