I used to make people sound like fighter pilots for Star Wars video games.
Finance | Accounting | Operations
Superpowers: Burke develops, maintains, and continuously improves stok’s operational, financial, and risk management functions. As an MBA, Burke possesses a unique ability to maintain the ever-critical balance between achieving profitability targets and maintaining a healthy and inspired workforce. At stok, Burke has played a key role in guiding strategic visioning and growth, co-creating stok’s self-managed organizational structure, and launching the world’s first push-button fossil-free, gun-free 401(k) platform.
Street Cred: MBA, GRI
Although I adore our office pups, I am a proud cat lady on a team full of dog people.
Operations | Human Resources
Superpowers: Jolene combines her passions for sustainability and social justice in her work at stok, where she is responsible for the organization’s growth. She develops and manages HR programs and initiatives including hiring, onboarding, team member feedback, professional development, and benefits. Jolene also maintains stok’s unique and innovative organizational structure, ensuring that every team member is happy, healthy, and engaged.
Street Cred: ILFI JUST Program Ambassador, LEED GA
I was forced to get a mohawk when the middle school soccer team I coached won the league.
LEED | WELL | LBC
Superpowers: Jake uses his conceptual and technical knowledge of building certifications to advise design teams on landmark projects. With a background in Physics and Building Science, Jake assisted with the creation of stok’s robust tools, including LEED EDGE and the Sustainability Financial Impact Analysis tool, which he uses to guide and maximize the sustainability, energy efficiency, and financial value of new and existing buildings. Since joining stok, Jake has managed over 100 projects in every LEED rating system, greening over 75 million square feet.
Street Cred: LEED AP ID+C
My parents couldn't decide on my middle name, so my birth certificate was issued two years late.
Strategy | Materials | LEED
Superpowers: Katie leads corporate clients through strategic sustainability planning tailored to portfolio-level real estate. Her broad expertise encompasses healthy and sustainable materials procurement, design and construction strategies that conserve resources while reducing waste, and third-party green building certification systems. It is through this comprehensive lens that Katie creates and implements scalable design standards that enable companies to achieve corporate sustainability goals through their real estate assets.
Street Cred: LEED AP ID+C, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (cSBA)
I have a deep desire to get in touch with my previous lives.
WELL | LBC | Materials
Superpowers: As a LEED and WELL AP, Kristen helps project teams define, develop, and realize deep green and healthy building goals. In addition to adding value to projects through increased efficiency and occupant health, wellness, and productivity, Kristen excels in synthesizing complex data into a visual story to help viewers understand sustainability and performance, as well as assist with making major project team decisions.
Street Cred: WELL AP, LEED AP, Licensed Interior Designer
I was a professional ski racer before founding stok.
Real Estate Advisory | Financial Analysis | Strategy
Superpowers: Over the past decade since founding stok, Matt has grown a team of passionate leaders in the sustainable real estate industry. He has developed robust tools to assess the residual value of investments in sustainability, particularly where those investments are connected to physical assets. Matt is also credited with co-developing new methods for stakeholder engagement, allowing teams to find better ways to achieve their project goals. Matt’s recent achievements include strategy work on three of Forbes' top 5 World's Most Valuable Brands—those engagements have led to some of the industry's most ambitious plans for sustainable development.
Street Cred: LEED AP O+M, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (cSBA)
I read the New Yorker weekly front to back. Yes, I am an addict.
Superpowers: As a project manager focusing on tenant improvements and interior spaces, Nan coordinates teams to deliver spaces that exceed clients’ needs. With over 25 years of experience in Design and Project Management, she has managed the build out of over one million square feet for numerous building and industry types at varying levels of complexity. Whether a client’s goals are driven by budget, schedule, design, or a combination, Nan works to integrate sustainability and wellness with these industry standards.
Street Cred: LEED GA, NCIDQ
I like to know my clients and the team I work with on a personal level.
Commissioning | Energy Audits | Benchmarking
Superpowers: With over a decade of experience in sustainability engineering, Shai provides high performance building consulting services, as well as performs ASHRAE level I, II, and III audits, LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning, and ENERGY STAR certifications. Shai routinely analyzes energy models, performs life cycle cost analysis, advises on energy management systems, building information systems, and lighting control systems, and performs design review and recommendations to meet and exceed energy efficiency stipulations of building codes and rating systems such as Title-24 and LEED.
Street Cred: PE, LEED AP BD+C, CEM, CBCP, Title-24 2013 and 2016 Lighting Testing Provider
I once fractured my kidney and ruptured my spleen big wave surfing.
ZNE | Strategy
Superpowers: Specializing in real estate strategy for stok, Warren helps clients realize sustainability goals throughout their entire real estate portfolio, allowing for maximum impact through the sustainable built environment. Having worked with major corporations and NGOs to develop, retool, and implement sustainability programs across the globe, Warren has industry insight that spans corporate, retail, hospitality, and governmental sustainability and strategic real estate programs. He applies his international experience in high performance buildings and project management to enable stok’s clients to realize their most ambitious sustainability goals.
Street Cred: LEED AP BD+C, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (cSBA), GreenPoint Rater, GreenStar AP, Licensed Building Contractor, LBC Ambassador
I am an identical twin who loves raffles and has a not so secret love of dancing.
Superpowers: With a tested background in strategic sustainability action planning, Devon helps organizations define, develop, and implement sustainability programs for their building portfolios, and align them with their broader strategic goals. Her early experience supporting organizations through LEED Volume uncovered the skills, passion, and intricacies required to effectively integrate a sustainability lens across an organization’s real estate, as well as her desire to support impact at scale. Devon specializes in creating customized sustainability assessments, standards, and action plans that include specific, research-based, and data-driven solutions that enhance sustainable design and incorporate responsible construction and operations practices.
Street Cred: MBA, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M
My family and I love spending time outdoors. Something about it inspires my every fiber.
Project Management | ZNE | LEED
Superpowers: Michael helps building teams capitalize on the beneficial interdependence of ecosystem services and real estate, facilitating discovery and integration of these resources into the built environment. As a licensed Architect and General Contractor in the state of California, Michael has a background in high performance buildings, efficiency analysis, project management, and passive/active building systems integration. With 25 years of focus on re-inventing sustainability—through a process of discovery, collaboration, and iterative design—Michael has a unique ability to move projects toward fundamental high performance.
Street Cred: LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP H, BArch, Licensed General Contractor, Licensed Architect
Thanks to a beloved childhood toy, I was fondly referred to as "The Duck" for most of my life.
Superpowers: A lover of chewable objects, Miley had a bone to pick with the stodgy real estate industry. Luckily, she was adopted quicker than WELL by her best friend Matt Macko. After driving across the country with him to found stok, Miley found a place in all of our hearts, but was taken far too soon in a hard-fought battle with cancer. Her spirit and memory live on in all of our office dogs, and we know that without her, all that stok has become would have never been paws-ible.
Street Cred: Road trip expert
My labor was 50 hours and without an epidural. Listen to your mom.
Superpowers: Linda managed the GreenPoint Rated program at Build It Green, and now uses her in-depth knowledge of the certification system to advise design teams on sustainability practices in new multifamily construction projects. She looks forward to working with new project teams and enjoys helping them achieve their sustainability goals with her technical knowledge in construction strategies and smart design.
Street Cred: GreenPoint Rater Multifamily / New Home Single Family / Existing Home Single Family, Department of Energy Home Energy Score Assessor, BPI Building Analyst
I have a one-year-old son!
Superpowers: An expert in Microsoft, Rajya helps stok work smarter with business applications. With a background in computer engineering, he customizes solutions to enable stok team members to optimize efficiency for project teams, as well as enhance internal communication and organization.
Street Cred: Licensed Microsoft Developer, Licensed Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customization & Configuration, Licensed Microsoft SharePoint Configuration
I enjoy finding new restaurants, then trying to recreate complex recipes at home. I love a good challenge!
Project Management | LEED
Superpowers: With a background in architecture, Michelle applies design thinking to problem solving to discover unique and creative solutions to every project. Experienced with high speed national retail programs and tenant improvement projects, Michelle effectively manages communication and project teams to keep projects on schedule and on budget. Through research and collaboration, Michelle strives to possess a deep understanding of her clients' values to define achievable, sustainable, and relevant goals to create the most effective and lasting approach to design and construction.
Street Cred: Licensed Architect, LEED AP BD+C
I’m proud to be a 4th generation San Franciscan.
Superpowers: With 13 years of industry experience, Rose uses her expertise in project management to guide large and complex projects through all phases of initiation, design, permitting, construction, and move-in. Taking an integrated approach, she ensures that project teams consistently deliver on project cost, schedule, quality, risk mitigation, and communications for her clients. Rose adds value to every project by identifying and evaluating alternative solutions to best meet program goals.
Street Cred: MS, LEED GA, Licensed CA Salesperson
I do a crossword puzzle almost every day!
Commissioning | Energy Audits | Measurement & Verification
Superpowers: Bryan combines his engineering expertise and meticulous mindset to exceed owners’ goals and optimize building performance. With extensive experience in LEED v2009, LEED v4, and Title 24 commissioning, as well as monitoring-based commissioning, measurement & verification, and retrocommissioning, Bryan helps manage over 60 active projects at stok.
Street Cred: LEED GA
I spent a year working with three Red River Hogs (aka real life Pumbas)!
Operations | Strategy
Superpowers: Erin synthesizes and visualizes complex information into presentations, proposals, and other deliverables to support strategic sustainable real estate projects at scale. Prior to this role, Erin was instrumental in developing stok’s “High Quality Individual” hiring guidelines, allowing for the organic growth of a diverse and intrinsically-motivated team.
Street Cred: LEED GA
I have a trophy for my worm racing skills.
Superpowers: Karla’s role is to tell stok’s story. With over 12 years of marketing and business development experience in the commercial real estate brokerage world, Karla’s gained invaluable insight into how to effectively communicate the benefits of high performance buildings to owners and tenants alike. She brings this perspective to each endeavor she pursues at stok, from online strategy and client events to thought leadership.
Street Cred: LEED AP
I’ve visited 42 states, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico!
WELL | Benchmarking
Superpowers: Experienced in a wide variety of sustainable building services, including LEED, WELL, and Living Building Challenge consulting, as well as Energy Audits and Commissioning, Wenhan ensures that stok’s projects are as high performing as possible. As a reporting expert, Wenhan has robust experience in consolidating building performance data for enterprise sustainability reports, including the GRI, GRESB, and CDP climate change reports. He has also worked with numerous building portfolios to obtain ENERGY STAR labels and LEED Volume certification.
Street Cred: EIT, LEED AP, WELL AP, Certified Energy Manager
I’ve been to 31 countries and can cook the best lasagna you’ve ever had.
Strategy | Materials | LEED
Superpowers: Nicolette is an expert in developing strategic sustainability goals for widespread implementation across corporate real estate portfolios. She uses a holistic approach to identify measurable sustainability solutions that address life-cycle impacts for energy, water, waste, and healthy materials. Nicolette has a deep understanding of the design and construction process, enabling her clients to actualize their sustainability goals through defined, programmatic strategies. Her experience spans across multiple LEED CI, LEED NC, and LEED EBOM projects, under both LEED v4 and LEED v2009 rating systems. In addition, she has a strong grasp of the comparative benefits of various green and healthy building rating systems.
Street Cred: LEED AP O+M
I always like to be on time and stick to a schedule.
Project Management | LBC | LEED | Materials | Daylight & Energy Modeling
Superpowers: As a project manager with a background in architecture and building performance, Krista helps owners evaluate the potential of their building, portfolio, or site, and establish goals to achieve sustainable, regenerative outcomes. She orchestrates the careful coordination of design and construction activities to deliver Net Zero Energy, Passive House, and Living Building Challenge caliber buildings, master plans, and TI spaces. Her portfolio of high performance sustainable design work spans five continents and includes work in the master plan, higher education, residential, retail, and commercial sectors.
Street Cred: LEED AP BD+C, ILFI LBC AP, Licensed Architect
I had a mohawk for most of high school, but no one believes me now.
Operations | Real Estate Advisory| Business Development
Superpowers: Specializing in real estate advisory and space acquisition, Lena helps clients find and deliver radically better space. She combines her triple degree in Graphic Design, Art History, and Photography with her brokerage background to guide clients through company culture assessments, contract negotiation, and executive support. Experienced in simultaneously optimizing a space’s aesthetic and financial value, Lena ensures her clients exceed their company brand and financial goals.
Street Cred: Licensed CA Salesperson
My great great great grandmother was a radical feminist author who had her book censored.
Business Development | Operations
Superpowers: Peter supports operations, legal, and development for stok’s building projects and portfolio-scale efforts. As a lawyer, entrepreneur, and real estate developer, Peter has enjoyed developing a blend of legal and business advisory services, always with an emphasis on environmentally and socially responsible business practices.
Street Cred: City of Boulder Planning Board Member
I enjoy ultra-marathon trail running and worldwide adventure travel.
ZNE | Energy Modeling | Benchmarking
Superpowers: Will specializes in energy modeling, high performance building design, energy performance optimization, building data analytics, and QA/QC. Having published several papers and participated in regular speaking engagements on sustainable design, energy modeling, building codes and standards, energy economics, and renewable energy systems, Will provides stok’s clients with diverse and comprehensive insight on improving building performance.
Street Cred: Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
Teddy Roosevelt. 'Nuff said.
LEED | ZNE | Project Management
Superpowers: With a background in land use planning, construction, and building performance, including public and private sector roles, Christian helps support clients in seamlessly achieving bold sustainability goals. Christian coordinates with project teams to understand needs, budget and scheduling restraints, and project requirements in order to develop a scope of work that supports the team. A generalist, Christian works with stok’s engineers, architects, and sustainability specialists to align resources and solve challenges for clients.
Street Cred: LEED GA
I surf, hike, camp, and teach my son about the beauty of the outdoors often.
Financial Analysis | Strategy
Superpowers: Jeremy uses in-depth financial analysis to demonstrate a business case for sustainable and energy efficient strategies across real estate portfolios. With a BA in Financial Management, a Masters in Urban Planning with a thesis focused on Life Cycle Costs of Passive House buildings, and substantial, rigorous industry research, Jeremy helps clients realize financial benefits from high performance buildings at scale.
Street Cred: Master of Urban Planning (MUP)
I design and build organic edge furniture out of sustainable hardwoods.
Superpowers: Brian is an entrepreneur and brand builder with a passion for working closely with companies as an advisor and investor. He helps guide Cleantech, Sustainability, and Real Estate Tech companies through strategic growth decisions, capital formation, and M&A.
Street Cred: LEED AP
People say I'm a bit of a mama's boy.
Net Pawsitive Energy
Superpowers: A true believer in the "work as play" mentality, Macaron brings his passion for net pawsitive energy from project work to interactions around the office. A flying ball of fluff, his unmatched enthusiasm for teamwork and collaboration brings life to every pawject.
Street Cred: EIT (Expert In Treats)
Dibs on every tennis ball ever created.
Superpowers: Sadie is an expert in sniffing out the best building certifi-cat-ions.
Street cred: Sadie deals with a 2-year-old daily.
I make up elaborate and redundant stories to keep myself driven.
Energy Modeling | Commissioning
Superpowers: Raghu synergizes his background in architecture, engineering, and research to help clients reach their building performance goals from design to operations. An expert in Architectural Engineering and Construction Management, Raghu specializes in energy modeling and commissioning services at stok. Beyond his professional commitments, he is also pursuing his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University as a part-time candidate.
Street Cred: LEED GA
I’m a big foodie, love travelling, and prefer dogs over humans.
Commissioning | Energy Audits | Benchmarking
Superpowers: With a background in Architectural Engineering, Karan helps clients achieve exceptional energy savings through rigorous commissioning, energy audits, and benchmarking services. Karan's comprehensive experience in energy efficiency and mastery of the LEED rating system and Title 24 standards allow him to create, assess, and optimize project goals through Owner's Project Requirements and Basis of Design documents. At stok, Karan specializes in commissioning and retrocommissioning for new construction projects, and is involved in nearly all of stok's LEED work.
Street Cred: EIT, LEED GA
I once jumped off an abandoned 70' submarine tunnel in Croatia for the fun of it.
Superpowers: Through a deep understanding of building design, construction, and operations, Boris delivers proven sustainability solutions tailored to the requirements of diverse clients and stakeholders. With a background in civil / environmental engineering and project management, and propelled by a passion for sustainability, Boris has led numerous LEED BD+C / EBOM certification efforts to success. He enjoys working collaboratively within a project team, leveraging group dynamics to maximize individual strengths in the pursuit of integrative sustainability.
Street Cred: EIT, LEED AP BD+C
I'm an aspiring word play pun-dit.
Marketing | Operations
Superpowers: Working primarily in marketing and operations, Alice communicates and executes stok’s brand. With a background in Communications and Environmental Studies, she blends her passion for sustainability and social justice with her academic expertise to share stories of stok’s innovative work, people, and ideas.
Street Cred: Alice grew up on a court so she was always at a disadvantage here...
I've traveled to every Scandinavian country and experienced the northern lights.
Superpowers: As a project and construction manager with a background in Civil Engineering, Tony specializes in tenant improvement construction coordinating between multidiscipline project teams, owners, and subcontractors. From project programming to closeout, Tony facilitates project construction documents, budgets, scope of works, takeoffs, and schedules to ensure the project’s completion while exceeding sustainability goals.
Street Cred: EIT, LEED GA
On my first night scuba dive I was stung by multiple jellyfish (and still went again the next night!).
LEED | WELL
Superpowers: With a background in Environmental Science and Biology, Brittany uses her conceptual and technical knowledge of building certifications to guide clients through innovative sustainable design and construction strategies. Brittany specializes in LEED ID+C / BD+C consulting and certifications. She enjoys working with project teams to prioritize workflow, and manage resources to achieve and exceed targeted sustainability objectives and outcomes.
Street Cred: LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP
My favorite office snack are barkTHINS.
Superpowers: With his longtime healthy lifestyle, Odie limits his vet trips, but he does do a lot of materials vetting on his own. Specializing in WELL, Fitwel, and LEED v4 Materials credits, Odie has been practicing (chewing) materials consulting since his younger years, with a strong interest in expanding the use of his favorite chemical, PET. Primarily working remote from Los Angeles, and not being human, he embodies stok's core values of autonomy and authenticity.
Street Cred: Odie has done (his) business on many a street.
*pant pant breathe breathe excite excite*
Project Man('s Best Friend)ager
Superpowers: With two years of experience managing LEED Gold(en Retriever) projects, Spring specializes in facilitating construction dog-cuments.
Street Cred: Heavy breather
Although the pronunciation of my last name is tricky, it’s also an anagram of a major U.S. city.
Operations | Business Development | Marketing
Superpowers: With a background in business strategy and environmental policy, Matt optimizes operational processes and growth to complement the technical teams at stok. Using his extensive experience on the sustainability and marketing sides of the craft brewing industry, Matt applies his broad knowledge of the sustainable built environment to employ stok’s technical expertise in visioning and exceeding clients’ goals.
Street Cred: MBA, MS, LEED GA