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Todd McAlister

Todd McAlister

Executive Director (Currently on Leave of Absence)

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Todd likes wrangling and herding cats and is still coming to grip with the fact that Hank, Peggy, and Bobby weren’t in a documentary.  Enjoys YachtRock Radio, Pina Colada’s and O’Malley’s.  Hopes to have his ashes or carcass spread across the Redneck Riviera…and that it isn’t part of a Dateline episode.

Kelly Herbert

Kelly Herbert

Acting Executive Director

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Kelly loves working with people…”teamwork makes the dream work”! She loves spending time with her family, running with her dog, weightlifting, traveling and FOOD. Relaxing weekends are long gone, now its days of birthday parties and sports that of course NEVER last long enough. She is a true crime aficionado and loves My Favorite Murder podcasts and chocolate! Oh, and of course a good Old Fashioned.

Liz John

Liz John

Communications Manager

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Most often answers to Mr. John. Liz has an ability to retreat to her Cajun tendencies during football season (GEAUX TIGERS), often forgetting the use of vowels despite her Communications background. Will work for seafood and is most passionate about conserving water! *reaches for water bottle*

Jason Vandever

Jason Vandever

Energy Code Program Manager

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After an illustrious career in the vice industry and 3 years as a stay at home dad, Jason was happy to give back and join SPEER. He enjoys wakeboarding, sand volleyball and gambling. His wife disapproves of all 3.

Shaun Auckland

Shaun Auckland

Local Government Program Manager

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Shaun has been known to nerd out on education in the field of sustainability. A day spent devising ways to vanquish micro-plastics or developing energy data pivot tables might just be her perfect workday. If she is not working, she is most likely on a bike, in a kayak or wearing out some boots on a trail! A perfect Texas baby back rib, any dark chocolate, or a spicy margarite bring her to her happy place.

Noah Oaks

Noah Oaks

Local & State Policy Manager

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Often teased for his Midwestern roots, Noah has adapted well to the Texas life. When not working, he can be found taking his dog to local parks, playing card games with friends and family, or binge watching shows he’s already seen a dozen times before. Always happy to discuss pop culture and current events.

Sean Malone

Sean Malone

Codes Program Analyst

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Sean is a recent graduate of Florida State University who is passionate about sustainability. He loves playing outside, exercising and traveling. He was born in Italy and will most certainly let you know that American pizza is not the same as authentic Italian pizza.

Cathy Lawrence

Cathy Lawrence

Cities & Codes Program Coordinator

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Just a Maine girl living in a Texas world! Cathy  and her husband enjoy camping, or ‘glamping’, in New Hampshire & Maine with old friends. While she misses Maine lobster and fresh seafood, Cathy does enjoy  margaritas and BBQ like a true transplant Texan.  GO PATS and Red Sox!  

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