As a Senior Technical Manager at the Benningfield Group, Kim Hogan plays an integral role in helping us certify energy professionals. A Certified Energy Auditor and energy consulting veteran herself, Kim is intimately familiar with California's Energy Codes and Standards, making her the perfect candidate to develop tests that measure the skills and knowledge of professionals seeking recognition.
Kim's tireless effort ensures design and construction professionals are educated at the high standard required for consistent building energy compliance. While precise in her understanding of the Energy Standards, Kim is also committed to helping clients achieve their goals outside of compliance. Her careful listening and analytical research skills help her excel in this area as well.
Kim is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, where she is focusing on developing skills in Building Information Modeling. Outside of her professional endeavors, Kim volunteers in a public Bible literacy and teaching program. She also enjoys spending quiet moments gardening, sewing and reading.
As our marketing coordinator, Barbara Landrith brings her experience in both construction and marketing to help spread the word about the Benningfield Group's service offerings. Barbara is a skilled multi-tasker who can wear many hats as she tackles and explores new projects and marketing initiatives. Through her passions for creative problem solving and sustainability, Barbara demonstrates two of our most important values every day.
Barbara comes to us from a career as a marketing professional for several construction related companies, including the California Landscape Contractors Association. During her career, she has built a vast portfolio of skills, including strategic planning, graphic design, writing, public relations, research, social media, proposal writing, public speaking and more.
Barbara holds a Bachelor of Science in Business - with a concentration in marketing and a minor in communications - from Sacramento State University. She has also taken several graphic design classes from Otis College of Design and UCLA.
When she's not flexing her marketing muscles, Barbara enjoys taking in the beautiful Northern California scenery. Whether she's enjoying a local outing, walking, camping or simply sitting outside with a good book, Barbara enjoys exploring new places and experiencing nature. She also serves her community as a member of the Folsom . . .
An experienced consultant who has performed first-hand research in the field, Melinda Keller brings deep expertise in heat transfer and energy conservation to the consulting team here at Benningfield Group.
Driven by her passion to combating climate change, Melinda's role will be to help train California's energy professionals. Educating them about the industry's most pressing problems and innovative solutions, Melinda hopes they will be well-equipped to set new standards in the ongoing energy revolution.
When she's not working with us at the Benningfield Group, Melinda works as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, where she received both a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Melinda also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management Engineering from Claremont McKenna College and has a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering pending from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Outside of the office, Melinda is committed to increasing inclusivity and diversity in engineering. Whether its working with the Girl Scouts to provide STEM opportunities for young women or recruiting culturally diverse students for Cal Poly, Melinda truly lives her passions.
When she's not thinking about engineering, Melinda is an involved member of the gaming community at Cal Poly, where she runs several groups dedicated to . . .