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Sarah Lynn Cunningham,
Co-Founder & Exec. Director

Sarah Lynn is a licensed environmental engineer, educator and, for 50 years, activist.  (She started young, and is older than she looks!)  She holds two interdisciplinary degrees from UofL: a Bachelor in Applied Science in environmental engineering and an MS in environmental education and environmental history.  After retiring from civil service, she began applying her practical experience to achieving clients’ energy efficiency and renewable energy goals.  After joining the int'l Climate Reality Project and being licensed by Al Gore to give her version of "An Inconvenient Truth," she co-founded Louisville CAN.  Besides teaching for LCAN, she teaches Building Operator Certification courses.


James Chism,
IT Manager and Much More

James retired after working 30+ years in the tech industry, ensuring that customers' telecommunication networks were working securely, kept up-to-date and meeting their needs.  Now, James does the same for LCAN, and so much more.  His role is especially important to our Services programming, because we necessarily need to have access to clients' private utility usage records.  James also takes photos as we conduct energy-efficiency assessments, follows up with clients on relamping projects and seemingly anything else we need.


Monique Tilford,
Deputy Director

Over the past 25 years, Monique has worked as executive director for three environmental nonprofits, managing up to 20 staff, and helped raise tens of millions of dollars as development director or director of major gifts.  She also co-authored The New York Times best-selling book, “Your Money or Your Life” (2008 edition).  She has been on numerous boards, most recently serving as an elected elder at her church.  She earned her BA from George Washington University.  After spending much of her career in Washington, DC, she moved to Louisville in 2014 with her husband and two girls.  In her capacity as LCAN's Deputy Director, Monique oversees Services programming and fundraising.


Walter "Flip" Bell,
Contract Energy Assessor

Flip graduated with a BS and MS from the University of Kentucky (UK) and began his career teaching math and physics.  He co-founded the Louisville Resource Conservation Council (LRCC) in 1990 to assist nonprofit and public agencies with improving their energy efficiency, including water use.  He earned the Certified Energy Manager credential from the Association of Energy Engineers.  For the City of Louisville, LRCC initiated the city’s first community-wide inventory of GHG emissions.  On an as-needed basis, Flip assists LCAN with providing energy efficiency services to clients.


Glen Dentinger,
Assistant Energy Auditor

After 25 years of executing home remodeling projects, Glen wanted to use his understanding of buildings and their various systems to aide our overheating planet.  From LCAN's perspective, the best candidate for becoming an energy auditor is someone who understands how buildings are put together, what's behind their walls, how to make durable building upgrades, etc.  In other words, Glen is a natural fit for our team.  We're very thankful for his valuable contributions to our energy efficiency audits, especially since demand for them continues to grow. 



Office Paper Shredder

Oona (Gaelic for "lamb") is LCAN's pedigreed paper shredder and face licker, who's as smart as she is cute.  

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