Natalia has been bookkeeping for 20 years. She successfully handled all banking activities for a tax relief company in Agoura Hills, CA, before making her transition to Elements of Earth and Energy, Inc.
Jeff is currently the President of Elements of Earth and Energy (EEE, Inc.), a California Licensed General Building and Solar Contractor, since 2011. He is certified by the North American Board Certified Energy Practitioners.
Jeff has 20 years experience as a systems integrator, specializing in food, energy and water security. He has spent the past decade providing services to individuals and organizations in the areas of: sustainability, energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy and advanced building performance, while improving social and ecological health. For the past five years, he has been designing scalable, closed-loop, aquaponic systems, to grow fresh, vibrant and nutrient dense fruits, vegetables, herbs and fish, both indoors and outdoors.
In his spare time, he volunteers for GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit installing solar Photovoltaics on low income family homes; Food Forward, a nonprofit that delivers excess food from farmer’s markets to hunger relief agencies; and Los Angeles Food Policy Council with its pilot program transforming corner stores into offering fresh, local produce in the underserved communities of Los Angeles.
Jeff spent time developing and constructing affordable housing for farmers and seniors full time for a general contractor from 2016-2019. These projects were funded in part via USDA Farm Labor Housing Loans. These mid-rise apartments and single family residential subdivisions were certified as Zero Net Energy by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Water Sense, Energy Star and Indoor airPLUS by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and LEED Platinum by U.S. Green Building Council. He worked directly with the nonprofit Developer in procuring Utility contracts and providing information to stakeholders and with Engineers, Architects, Utilities and Cities’ Building and Planning Departments from plan development to project completion of operations. He spent his days planning, monitoring, and supervising all facets of the construction process for five simultaneous projects; maintaining liaison with the design team and developer regarding the project progress and changes; managing external engineers, and sub-contractors; working closely with internal design, administration, finance, and supply chain groups to insure that projects are brought in on-schedule and on-budget.
From 2012-2016, Jeff was the trainer and mentor in advanced building performance for SCE, SoCalGas, ICF and the Energy Upgrade California - a statewide energy management initiative to help Californians take action to save energy and conserve natural resources. He mentored participating contractors and energy professional in advanced home performance and energy audits to help improve a building's health and safety, indoor air quality, comfort, durability and energy efficincy.
Jeff is fluent in solar technology and is a Certified Solar PV Installation Professional with NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners). Jeff is also certified with SunPower University in Solar Design and Installation. Since 2010, Jeff has been trouble shooting residential photovoltaic and energy management systems, starting with SunPower systems.
Jeff is focused on protecting biodiversity, and conserving oceans and wild lands. He believes in offering innovative solutions to some of the pressing energy security, public health, ecological, workforce and educational needs facing urban environments today. The combination of his passion, business experience, training and mentoring in multiple disciplines has provided him the foundation to positively impact social change; promote social equity; improve the financial stability of small businesses in low-income communities; foster local economies through workforce development; and promote the healthy living of our underserved communities. He takes great pride in helping shape our state’s future in a sustainable, happy and healthy manner. He continues to research the carbon/climate crisis, electromagnetic spectrum, solar electrical systems, renewable energy, photosynthesis, ecosystems, agriculture, earth and plant science, aquaponics, and plant and animal life.
Jeff graduated from UCLA in Business Economics and spent one year at Whittier Law School. He resides with his wife in Moorpark, California.