The Catholic Energies team wants to help you live up to the challenges of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Sí: On Care for Our Common Home. Experts in renewable energy and energy efficiency finance, sustainability, building performance data analysis, engineering, energy efficiency technology, turnkey solar design, and project development and management are at your disposal, saving you the time and money to do these projects yourself.
We leverage this experience to help Catholic organizations achieve measurable financial and environmental improvements across their organization.
Dan has been the director of Catholic Climate Covenant since 2006 and has a passion for developing both practical and inspirational ways to reduce the human footprint on God’s creation. Before founding the Covenant, Dan had spent 11 years in the department of Justice, Peace and Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and three years in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's social action office. After graduating from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Dan joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, where he met his wife Susie (also a volunteer). He received a master’s degree from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, CA in 1989. Dan and Susie have three children: Benjamin, Anna, and Zachary.
Chief Operating Officer
Dan has over a decade of experience working on energy projects and building programs to reduce energy waste in organizations. Prior to leading Catholic Energies, Dan worked in consulting and education both in administration and as a teacher. He received an MBA from the University of Colorado; and a BA, BS and MEd from Boston College. Dan lives in Virginia with his wife, Shannon and his two sons, Sammy and Charlie.
EVP of Client Services
Page has over 25 years of national and global client services experience. His companies have focused on the improvement of operating, financial, technology and environmental performance practices. Page has a Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School and a BA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Page lives in Virginia with his wife, Donna, their son, Roman, a German shorthair, Ness, and a German longhair, Alfred.
Chief Investment Officer
Robert has been developing renewable and energy efficiency business for more than a decade, with an emphasis on project finance. He has worked in business development for finance organizations as well as EPCs during his career. Prior to joining the renewables and efficiency industry, Robert worked internationally as a financial analyst for Chase and JPMorgan’s fixed income operations in Hong Kong and Singapore, and as the owner and CEO of a publishing company in Central America. Robert holds a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA from the University of Southern Colorado. Robert lives in Colorado with his wife, Pallas, and two children, Leo and Morrigan.
EVP of Design and Technical Services
Mark Simmons has been in business development for 43 years. He has worked in energy efficiency and renewable energy since 2007, combining technologies to develop projects with compelling economics and building, so far, 950 projects. Mark and Karen, his wife of 18 years, are both in green pursuits. She's a master gardener and leads a community garden. They live the Mission, having three solar systems on their home and two solar-powered electric cars.
Senior Energy Analyst
Connor has over 10 years of experience working in the renewable energy and real estate fields. He has been involved in hundreds of energy projects and thousands of real estate transactions. His extensive experience covers a wide range of roles from sales, analysis and customer service, to finance, training and management. Connor lives with his daughter, Annabelle and loves to spend time outdoors with her, Hiking and Skiing.
Director of Operations
Laura has over a decade of experience within the nonprofit, legal, and retail sectors. She brings an extensive range of skills in client services, operations, project management, and marketing. Laura has a BA from James Madison University, and lives in Virginia. She enjoys exploring the metro DC area, hiking, running, and yoga.