Below is some additional background information of our Network Partners

Rob McKenna

Rob provides team leadership and economic analysis in reducing clients’ overall environmental impact while increasing their operational and financial efficiencies, and coordinating practical goals with institutional missions.

In addition to strategic energy planning experience with higher education clients, Rob McKenna was formerly Senior Consultant for Energy Strategies, LLC. He has led the economic analysis of long distance multi-gigawatt renewable energy transmission lines, represented national commercial interests in utility-scale concentrating solar power development, and provided evaluation of the economic impact of regional and state environmental goals throughout the western United States. Holding an MBA in finance from Indiana University, Rob has fulfilled technology-focused management, product development, and commercialization roles for Fortune 500 companies.[

David Karlsgodt

Dave Karlsgodt directs Fovea’s software development team and is responsible for translating complex technical analysis and modeling systems into easy-to-understand, web-based reports and interactive tools. In the decade prior to Fovea, Dave was the President and Founder of the Seattle-based, custom software company, Metric Media. From there he draws on 10 years of business management and a project background supporting corporate, government and non-profit clients such as Microsoft, the King County Housing Authority, and Casey Family Services. Known as a gifted programmer with strong design sensibilities, Dave distinguishes his work with an analytical perspective on user experience, mixing technology and business knowledge with ingenuity and strategic thinking

Brendan Hellebusch

Brendan works as an sustainability staff member. Brendan graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering and a minor in geography. At Mizzou, Brendan has demonstrated leadership as the President of Sustain Mizzou, Education Coordinator for the Environmental Leadership Office Ambassadors, and as a board member of the Missouri Environmental Education Association which have allowed him to grow his skills in communication, facilitation, and teamwork, ultimately working towards improving MU’s sustainability efforts. Furthermore, Brendan, invested himself within the City of Columbia’s community, having ample experience collaborating with local social/environmental justice groups and non-profits organizations throughout his undergraduate experience. In addition, he has held numerous research positions at the University of Missouri and Washington University in St. Louis taught him numerous techniques of data collection, data analysis, collaboration with peers, and self-determination. Brendan has used life cycle assessment across a wide array of products and services including calculating carbon emissions from meals offered at the University of Missouri Dining Services and created a methodology to account for embodied carbon in building materials as a University of New Hampshire Sustainability Fellow. Brendan is based in Columbia and has worked extensively on sustainability issues at the University of Missouri and on projects throughout Columbia at his time at the University.