OUR TEAM

Diane Vrkic
Founder & CEO

San Francisco

Diane founded Waypoint with one desire, transform the way commercial buildings access and use information. She is passionate about building a company that makes a meaningful difference.

Johnathon Fata
Vice President

San Diego

Johnathon oversees the design and implementation of Waypoint’s programs out West, collaborating closely with CRE and utility partners to increase building performance. In a former life, he spent his days working with regulators and utilities to accelerate the adoption of renewables. During the weekend, you’ll usually find him and his dog Colby somewhere in the mountains.

Jennifer Allen
Director

Ann Arbor

Jenn does whatever it takes to help commercial buildings access financial incentives for energy-saving projects. With 10 years of working in energy efficiency under her belt, she takes a “boots on the ground” approach to optimize the built environment. She’s known for getting extra crafty in her workshop and hosting board game nights with friends.

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Brian Keller
Associate

Chicago

Brian uses his engineering background and eye for analytics to help commercial real estate partners translate building performance into energy savings. He has a knack for finding projects that reduce NOI, increase asset value, and align with energy efficiency incentive programs. In his free time, Brian can be found at his neighborhood bar for weekly trivia or cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks.

Laura Turner
Senior Analyst

Chicago

Laura facilitates financial incentive programs for energy efficiency projects in existing commercial buildings and new construction projects. Before landing at Waypoint, she earned a degree in Environmental & Urban Studies and worked in corporate sustainability and recruiting. You can usually find her eating around Chicago, testing new recipes in her kitchen, and reading.

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Amy Haddox
Senior Analyst

Portland

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Nikki Burton
Associate

Portland

Amy deploys our New Construction program in Portland, OR.  She works with a variety of decision-makers to ensure the implementation of energy efficient measures, helping them access financial incentives in the region. Prior to joining the Waypoint team, she earned a Master of Environmental Science & Management degree and worked in sustainability programs for government and utility clients across the West Coast.  Outside of work, she is continually exploring for a new trail, a new beer, or a new adventure!

Nikki relies on her love of communication and networking to engage with folks in the government sector, planning for and implementing energy efficiency measures. She works with stakeholders in different local, state, and federal agencies, helping prioritize and manage project timelines. Nikki loves spending time with her family, specifically playing board and card games (Cribbage!), traveling, and finding foods her 4-year-old will eat.

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Kristina Benson
Senior Analyst

Portland

Kristina supports the large office sector for an Existing Building Program. Through her experience in landscape architecture and real estate development, she has helped bring various public and private sector development project to fruition. On the weekend, Kristina can be found earning her amateur botanist badge on the trails; tending to her garden and house plants; and going to the beach with her dog Roscoe.

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Senior Analyst

Portland

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Senior Analyst

Portland

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Taylor Nickel
Senior Analyst

Portland

Alex is an Environmental and Ecological Engineer with a love for systems efficiency. He's all about improving water and energy usage across multiple industries. Alex leverages localized sustainability solutions to deliver energy efficiency to grocery and retail customers in Oregon. Off the clock, you'll find Alex crafting in his workshop, attending live music, or peacefully wandering through nature.

For years, Austin has worked with the Industrial Assessment Center at Oregon State University as an energy analyst; and with the Existing Buildings program as an account manager, energy advisor, and engineer. He is currently working as a healthcare and data centers energy advisor for an Existing Buildings program in Oregon. In his spare time Austin enjoys reading fantasy novels, gaming (of many kinds), skiing, and fencing.

Taylor specializes in developing and executing incentive-based energy efficiency projects for existing buildings. Prior to Waypoint, she earned her degree in Environmental Economics and Policy while working on local solar energy development projects. In her free time, you'll find her running and exploring trails in and around Oregon.

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Donald Williams
Senior Analyst

Portland

Donald comes from the Tribal Energy development sector having worked with both state and government agencies. His background in environmental science research, community development, and Tribal Treaty rights has helped him develop a multi-faceted approach with various stakeholders. In his free time, you can find Donald lifting heavy weights as a competitive powerlifter.