Staff and Board


Andy Romanoff,
Executive Director

Since receiving a B.S. in Environmental Toxicology from New York’s Clarkson University, Andy has worn a variety of hats: community organizer; wilderness guide; tourism business owner and boat captain, and graphic designer.

Andy sits on the board of Renewable Juneau and is the project director for the non-profit’s Juneau Carbon Offset Fund. Andy is honored to be able to bring his passion and energy to Alaska Heat Smart and is confident that we can save the world, one heat pump at a time.

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Ariana Roberts,
Data Jedi

AHS is saving the world, one heat pump at a time. Yet it couldn’t be done without a partner in crime.
While AHS consults, empowers, and brings home the heat,
Ariana pulls the levers, steers us straight, never misses a beat.
She’s bright, an Alaskan with a bio degree.
Previously she saved lives as an EMT. Today, she nurtures the lives of her much-loved three – Tristan, Lyra, and dear Amelie.
This Heat Smart ‘Data Jedi’ works hard, she crushes her part.  And she’s thankful to support the crew at Alaska Heat Smart!

Bob Deering,
Energy Assessor

Bob is an environmental and mechanical engineer who completed a 32-year civil service career with the federal government. He worked on hydropower, renewable energy, and energy efficiency projects across the country during assignments to the Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Forest Service. He was educated at the Universities of Wisconsin and Washington. He is currently providing technical assistance to Alaska Heat Smart and helping the community better understand how heat pumps can integrate with their existing home heating systems.

Trevor Luedke,
Program Manager

Trevor brings construction and building energy expertise to the team through his local upbringing, education, and professional experience. Trevor grew up in a Southeast Alaska bush community where he learned the value of home efficiency and how it translates to increased savings and comfort. He acquired his Construction Technology degree from UAS and started a local business as a general contractor and home inspector. Trevor appreciates energy efficient construction and understands the design complexities that our region requires us to consider.

Craig Good,
Energy Assessor

Craig has been involved in the building trades since the mid-seventies. Craig was a general contractor during the 70s and 80s, before earning a B.S. in Finance from the University of Oregon. He owned and operated Good True Value Hardware for twenty years before selling the store in 2015. Craig inherited his aptitude and passion for all things mechanical from his father and truly enjoys problem solving, designing home systems, and helping people. He splits his work time between AHS and the maintenance department of Bartlett Regional Hospital, and his play time between his telemark skis and his mountain bikes.

Maureen O’Hanlon
Energy Assessor

Maureen is not only the newest addition to the Alaska Heat Smart assessor team, she is our first out of town employee and will be heading up our new Sitka assessment program.

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Board of Directors

Steve Behnke,

Steve is a founding board member of Alaska Heat Smart and Renewable Juneau, and is a member of the Juneau Commission on Sustainability. He is a lifelong Alaskan, grew up on a homestead in the Mat-Su Valley, attended UAF, and retired from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He has long-term interests in the impacts of energy costs in rural Alaska, in home energy efficiency, and in helping people reduce their carbon footprint. He’s glad to have had a ground-source heat pump installed a decade ago in his Thane home.

Paul Voelckers

Paul Voelckers,
Vice President

Paul is excited to work with Heat Smart because heat pumps and their adoption can capitalize on Juneau’s advantages of mild climate and hydro power to really offer economic benefits to households across our community. It is also compelling that heat pumps will substantially reduce Juneau’s carbon footprint, while helping our households.

Paul is the owner of MRV Architects and sits on the Juneau Planning Commission.

Lori Sowa,

Lori is currently the Director of Energy Services for Alaska Electric Light and Power Co, and has previously worked for CBJ’s Engineering and Public Works department and taught at the University of Alaska Southeast. She thrives at the intersection between her technical engineering background and her passion for working with and for the community. She is excited to join the AHS team, bringing energy efficiency (read cost AND energy savings) to homeowners and fostering conversations around energy.  

Sally Saddler,

Sally Saddler is a retired economist/policy analyst who spent 35 years in the world of community & economic development, education and workforce development in Alaska. She is excited to be a part of Alaska Heat Smart team, and support the development of an environmentally sound community and the creation of green jobs. She serves on the board of Renewable Juneau, served two terms on the Juneau Board of Education and holds a BA in Economics from the George Washington University.

Gretchen Keiser

Gretchen Keiser,

Besides the outdoors (and rock ‘n roll), Gretchen has had a longstanding passion and commitment to energy efficiency, especially since taking an UAS construction course and building an Alaska Craftsman Home in the 1980s. Gretchen is motivated to help other homeowners through AHS now that she enjoys the benefits of heat pumps added to an older Juneau home she moved to — heating cost savings, healthier indoor air and circulation, and smaller carbon footprint.

Margo Waring,

Margo sits on the board of both Renewable Juneau and Alaska Heat Smart. Margo is a retired state government policy analyst and planner and former member of the Juneau School Board. She has worked actively on issues of climate, sustainability and renewable energy for more than a decade.

Lorraine DeAsis

Lorraine DeAsis,

Lorraine is a Director of Construction Management for Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority (THRHA). THRHA’s construction team is recognized for their expertise in energy efficiency and Healthy Homes. The construction department builds new homes, apartment buildings and remodels homes throughout 12 remote Alaskan island communities, using multiple grant and private funding sources.

Alan Wilson,

Alan has always been an early adopter of energy efficiency building methods and equipment. As a contractor, one of the most common complaints he hears is that no one called them back or the process was not clear and too confusing. This generally resulted in the owner not taking action on their home improvement project. AHS was formed to take then mystery out of air source heat pump installations, assist home owners through the process and bring uniformity to the bidding process benefiting homeowners and contractors alike.

Robin Gilcrist,

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