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Meet Our One of a Kind Team

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Anura Energy stands alone as a truly unique Energy Efficiency Service Provider.

Our team of Energy Efficiency Professionals, in conjunction with utilities, municipalities, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations, proactively identifies and implements energy-saving projects. 

 

Our specialty is implementing comprehensive energy-saving projects and utilizing funding strategies that benefit the property owner.

Mr. T

Warehouse Morale Manager

Gracie

Office Morale Manager

Nick Wood

Executive Director

Brittin Wood

Chief Executive Officer

Rachel Palmer

Data Analyst/Salesforce Administrator

Brittin Wood serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Anura Energy. She represents the woman-owned business with a passion for resource efficiency and sustainability. Her responsibilities for the organization include operations management, business development, and strategic planning. With Anura Energy, she is most proud of providing an important service to individuals and communities that might not otherwise receive the resource efficiency, cost savings, and health and safety benefits that come from implemented projects.

Her career includes a combination of professional experience and formal education working to design and give life to sustainability initiatives across several public and private sectors. Brittin's influence has spanned the US and included program development related to energy efficiency, resource conservation, waste reduction, and environmental stewardship for K-12 and higher education entities, event facilities, state government and investor-owned utilities.

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Nicholas Wood serves as the Executive Director of ANURA Energy.  His responsibilities include overseeing the operations and outreach for the organization.  He works on a daily basis with utility energy efficiency staff, program administrators, and planners to design, implement, and evaluate DSM programs. Much of the work is accomplished by developing empirical data, linking with decision-makers, and seeking out and connecting quality trade allies with customer projects that result in measurable benefits for under-served market segments.

 

With 20 years of professional experience from the architecture and energy efficiency industries, Nicholas has supported the implementation of DSM programs with 18 utilities across seven states.  During that time, responsibilities have included business development, administering prescriptive rebate and energy assessment programs, load control, new home construction, and managing custom incentive and trade ally partner network programs. Nicholas serves on several industry boards and committees that contribute to the advancement of energy efficiency across the US.

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Rachel Palmer serves as the Data Analyst and Salesforce Administrator for Anura Energy. Rachel’s role is implementing efficient ways to record data to better evaluate the cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency projects. She works closely with both the field teams and data team to ensure the highest data quality and accuracy.

 

Rachel recently graduated from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics. Prior to joining the team in 2019, she worked as a Resident Advisor and later a Hall Supervisor for the Department of Residence Life at Elmhurst. In her free time, Rachel enjoys reading, spending time with her dog, video games, and baking.

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It’s a great joy to work with the Anura team! Everyone is so welcoming and generous with the cuddles. As the Office Morale Manager, I spend most of my day checking in with the staff to ensure they, too, are as happy as I am. Somedays we go for walks around the block or engage in a pickup game of catch. I find the exercise and fresh air really helps give everyone a mental boost that is essential to productivity. Outside of Anura, I love spending time with my family and chasing after bugs.

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I joined the Anura family in 2017 and have grown into a great spot as Warehouse Morale Manager. At first, folks thought I had a hard shell, but over time, my winning personality and charm have really helped to motivate the field teams and office staff alike. It’s my mission to keep the crews energized to get out there, do great work, and remind them that ‘slow and steady’ will win the race! When I’m not at the Anura shop, my favorite hobbies are windsurfing and reading the classics.

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Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director

Project Coordinator

Office Morale Manager

Data Analyst/Salesforce Administrator

Warehouse Morale Manager

Director of Outreach & Enrollment

Program Assistant

Media Design & Training Coordinator

Executive Assistant

Tom O'Neill

Director of Outreach & Enrollment

Raquelle Kemnitz

Project Coordinator

Joanna Petty

Program Assistant

As a project coordinator, Raquelle’s role is focused on providing support for project coordination, data collection, and outreach efforts for Anura Energy. Knowing that she can make a positive impact on people’s lives by bringing them the best energy efficiency solutions possible, is one of the reasons she enjoys coming to work every day. Prior to joining the team in 2020, Raquelle worked in the aviation industry for over 15 years in Columbus, Ohio. She is driven by the desire to learn new things and to take on new responsibilities so that she can consistently grow as an employee and contribute more to her team. She believes that there is never a point where learning ever stops being important. Outside of work, Raquelle enjoys spending time with her dog, traveling, and learning about new cultures.

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With over 30 years of executive leadership positions, including the launch of a successful startup that was sold to a Fortune 500 company, Tom has scaled up small local businesses into nationwide companies that served thousands of schools and millions of students. After a successful sale, Tom founded a real estate development company that renovated over 100 homes then resold them on the market. Most recently, Tom acquired his real estate license and worked almost exclusively with real estate developers on the acquisition, renovation, and disposition of homes in the Chicagoland market. With over a decade of experience working with developers, contractors, suppliers, and municipalities, Tom is excited to contribute to the growth of Anura Energy and the value that they bring to the multi-family sector. In his free time, Tom likes to golf, hike, golf some more, and spend time with his kids and grandchild.

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Denis Bielat

Media Design & Training Coordinator

Lisa Erickson

Executive Assistant

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