Our Team

Our Team

Jereme Kent, CEO of One Energy

JEREME KENT
CEO AND GENERAL MANAGER

Jereme has the complete set of skills necessary to develop, design, and build a wind project from a blank piece of paper.

Prior to founding One Energy, Jereme ran construction of several of the world’s largest wind projects for utility-scale construction firms including RMT, M.A. Mortensen, and D.H. Blattner, and has overseen more than half a billion dollars in wind turbine construction projects. Jereme developed several safety, quality, and production methods that are considered standard within the utility-scale wind industry. He also pioneered the concept of just-in-time construction for utility-scale wind turbine projects.

During his tenure in big wind, Jereme grew frustrated with the inefficiencies plaguing the industry. Believing there had to be a better approach to wind projects, Jereme founded One Energy. This same innovative spirit drove the creation of the Wind for Industry® concept. In 2016, Jereme led a groundbreaking round of fundraising that raised $80 million of institutional financing to continue growing One Energy’s fleet of projects.

Jereme studied Civil Engineering at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering. He dropped out with one class left to run what was, at the time, the largest wind project in the world. He is a Certified Tower Rescue Instructor and Instructor Trainer, a Certified Crane Operator, a Certified Crane and Rigging Inspector, and an EMT. He is the author or co-author of three United States patents.

Jereme founded One Energy in 2009.

Lynn Smull One Energy Chief Financial Officer

LYNN SMULL
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Lynn has spent his career in complex investing, lending, financing, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), risk management, and operations in the power, energy, and infrastructure sectors. He has executed large-scale infrastructure projects around the globe.

Prior to joining One Energy, Lynn served in senior finance positions at investment banking, private equity, and corporate firms such as Salomon Brothers, Bank of America, Bechtel, Calpine, and Table Rock Capital.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Lynn served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Lynn joined One Energy in 2018.

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Katie Treadway One Energy Head of Regulatory Affairs

KATIE JOHNSON TREADWAY
VP, HEAD OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS

Katie is a former Assistant Attorney General who has successfully argued in front of the Ohio Supreme Court and is now a nationally respected expert in on-site generation regulatory issues.

Katie leads One Energy’s regulatory compliance and government affairs efforts at both the state and national levels. She actively engages stakeholders, politicians, and regulatory agencies to affect the change necessary to continue enabling One Energy’s growth.

As an Assistant Attorney General at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Katie represented the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the Ohio Power Siting Board at both the agency level and before the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Katie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Otterbein University and her Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School. Katie also attended the Michigan State University Institute of Public Utilities. While at Vermont Law School, Katie was employed as a Research Associate with the Institute for Energy and the Environment. Katie has written and published reports on energy security with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Center for Naval Analysis. Katie is admitted to the bar in the State of Ohio and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Katie joined One Energy in 2015.

Jessica Grosso One Energy Head of Project Planning and Technology

JESSICA GROSSO
VP, HEAD OF PROJECT PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY

Jessica built, and now leads One Energy’s project development process and team.

Jessica is One Energy’s wind project development and feasibility expert. She developed the algorithms, methods, and processes used to take Wind for Industry® projects from first conception through the project groundbreaking. This includes remote sensing data campaigns and One Energy’s proprietary software for site-specific feasibility studies including shadow flicker, sound propagation, icing, and a Monte Carlo statistical energy production analysis. Jessica’s team has become the leading developer of on-site wind energy in the country.

Jessica earned her Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Earth Systems Science and Engineering, with a Climate Physics Concentration, and her Master of Science in Atmospheric Science from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and runs One Energy’s weather risk team.

Jessica joined One Energy in 2011.

 

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Chelsea Bumb Project Manager

CHELSEA BUMB, P.E.
VP, PROJECT MANAGER

Chelsea is a licensed Professional Engineer who is responsible for all of One Energy’s construction projects and self-perform construction team.

Chelsea built One Energy’s self-perform team and has pioneered One Energy’s systematic approach to project engineering and construction. Chelsea has built more than 30 MW of on-site wind generation facilities, including the three largest behind-the-meter wind projects in the country. Chelsea has every skill necessary to build a wind turbine from a greenfield site.

Chelsea earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio, an EMT, a tower rescue instructor, and a crane operator. She is the co-author of a United States patent.

Chelsea joined One Energy in 2011.

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Kelly Hovest

Kelly Hovest

KELLY HOVEST
VP, HEAD OF CULTURE

One Energy has a unique culture. It is Kelly’s job to help maintain the aspects of One Energy that make it a fun, challenging, creative place to work.

Kelly oversees the recruitment and training of employees and manages key operations of the company that enable One Energy to function. She brings to her role extensive experience managing the people side of business. With experience in the construction and transportation industries, she provides unique insight into the dynamics of One Energy’s vertically integrated team.

Kelly received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Ohio Dominican University and spent several years teaching before moving on to administrative roles. Her management, construction, and education experience have culminated into her current role of integrating One Energy’s core values and building our unique culture.

Kelly joined One Energy in 2015.

Liz Walls One Energy Head of Research and Development

LIZ WALLS
VP, HEAD OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Liz is a wind resource expert who built Continuum®, a pioneering wind flow modeling software program One Energy acquired in 2015.

Liz has worked in the wind industry for more than 13 years and her career spans a variety of wind energy research topics, including wind resource assessment, wind farm operational modeling, and remote sensing technologies. Liz is the creator and developer of the Continuum® wind flow model and co-founder of Cancalia Engineering & Consulting. She has studied and worked in the wind energy field throughout North America and was named an “Innovator of 2016” by Windpower Engineering & Development magazine. Liz previously worked as a utility-scale wind resource consultant for Second Wind and RAM Associates. She began her career as a Reservoir Engineer for Petro-Canada. As the Head of R&D at One Energy, Liz is responsible for overseeing and executing all research and development activities, including the management of the company’s dedicated R&D entity – Skunk Research and Development.

Liz earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and her Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was a part of the wind energy engineering program. She is the author or co-author of three United States patents.

Liz joined One Energy in 2015.

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DON BEHRNS
TECHNICIAN

 

JESSIKA BEHRNS
DEPUTY CONTROLLER

JULIE BENZIGER
CORPORATE COUNSEL

CLIFF BRENNEMAN
TECHNICIAN

JUSTIN BRUNS
TECHNICIAN

 

KEVIN CARR
TECHNICIAN

EILEEN COMERFORD
CONTENT MARKETING SPECIALIST

DOUG CORWIN
TRAINING MANAGER

BRAD CRACE
MECHANIC

HANK DOSTER
MULTIMEDIA DESIGN SPECIALIST

BRANDON EWING
DRAFTER

SEAN FARMER
DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR

Todd FedericiTODD FEDERICI
INTERN

DANA FELBERG
ANALYST

DAN FELLRATH
TECHNICIAN

KERRY GAINES
TECHNICIAN

EMILY GERBER
TECHNICIAN

CARLY GOOD
ANALYST

KARLIE HASSAN
ASSOCIATE

JIM HEMPHILL
TECHNICIAN

Sarah HutchinsonSARAH HUTCHINSON
INTERN

JOSEPH JACOBSEN
CHEF

 

ERICA JOHNSON
FIELD ENGINEER

MICHELLE KLEINAU
FIELD ENGINEER

RYAN LEHMAN
DIRECTOR OF STATE POLICY

DAVE LEWANDOWSKI
TECHNICIAN TRAINER

KURT LUTZ
TECHNICAL MANAGER

JESSICA MAKOLIN
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

BEN MALLERNEE
PROJECT ENGINEER

LUKAS NELSON
TECHNICIAN

 

Matt ParkerMATT PARKER
TOWER RESCUE TRAINER

 

KRISTINA PEPPLE
ASSOCIATE

TYLER PHOENIX
TECHNICIAN

ANDREW RAPIN
PROJECT ENGINEER

BRANDY REA
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

CRIS ROBERTS
TECHNICIAN

ERIN ROEKLE
TECHNICAL MANAGER

Piper SchlaeppiPIPER SCHLAEPPI
INTERN

CHARLES SHEDD
FACILITY MANAGER

Josh ShortJOSH SHORT
INTERN

AMIR SOHRABI
RESEARCH ENGINEER

 

KELLIE SUEVER
PROCUREMENT MANAGER

SUSANNA TANCKSUSANNA TANCK
INTERN

ART TENNANT
CUSTODIAN

MONICA TERRY
TECHNICIAN

LAURA THORESON
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK

MICALAH YOVANOVICH
FIELD ENGINEER