Michael serves as the Owner of Louisiana Home Performance, a green company with aspirations of being a part of a global solution to save our planet. At Louisiana Home Performance Michael oversees fine-tuning homes AC, ducts, and air sealing to ensure they are energy efficient. Previous to Owning Louisiana Home Performance, Michael served as the CEO of the Weatherization Company, and prior to that work has worked in the construction and skilled craft industries for over three decades.
Carrie Craven is an experienced and dedicated Holistic Social Worker, Researcher & Policy Advocate, Writer, and Local Educator. For over the past decade, Carrie has worked in New Orleans to support social justice, equity in education, and promoting all individual’s emotional well-being. She is a licensed Social Worker with a Master’s in Social Work from Portland State University.
Previous to her current role, she served as the Academic Instructor for Louisiana Green Corps where she successfully designed and taught interdisciplinary courses to Green Corps participants while integrating environmental and racial justice to explore the impact of place on socio-economic circumstances, with an emphasis on community strengths, growth mindset, personal agency, and movements led by historically marginalized communities.
Karina Roca is a proud LA Green Corps alumni, graduating from the program in 2020. She graduated from Pace University in 2019, double majoring in Peace and Justice Studies and Political Science. Her work in the worlds of urban farming/land sovereignty, anti-racist program development and traditional craftwork display her passion for building bridges between the past and the present. She is currently a blacksmith apprentice and welder restoring antique ironwork in New Orleans. She seeks to connect youth with mentors of the traditional building trades of New Orleans and beyond so that the sacred knowledge and memory that built cities like this may live forever.
Since 1999, Jeff has been the Owner, Chief Energy Analyst, and Building Science Consultant for Diversified Energy. A leader in residential and commercial energy efficiency in the Gulf South for over 15 years, Jeff Haag is a member of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and Building Performance Institute (BPI). His specific BPI designations include Building Analyst (BA), Envelope Professional (EP), and Infiltration & Duct Leakage (IDL).
Jennifer Schecter is Senior Business Development Manager at SCAPE. She is a storyteller and relationship builder, applying her experience across the nonprofit, government, and private sectors to strategically match clients' needs with SCAPE's talent. She is passionate about resilient spaces that enable positive change in communities.
She is also a freelance writer and tourism columnist for Biz New Orleans magazine, where she has been recognized with four Press Club of New Orleans Excellence in Journalism Awards. She was named 2022 Industry Influencer of the Year by SMPS Southeastern Louisiana and a 2015 New Orleans' Finest Honoree by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Jennifer conducted her graduate studies in African-American Studies and Oral History at Columbia University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing from Ball State University, where she graduated from the Honors College summa cum laude.
Matthew is a co-owner of Reliable Foundations and former Green Corps Instructor. Matt has stayed connected with Green Corps over the past few years remains committed to serving our mission. Reliable has been a consistent internship and employer partner, working with Green corps participants and graduates.