Meet our Dedicated Team of Clean Energy Professionals
Meet our Dedicated Team of Clean Energy Professionals
Burke Ewers is President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Emilygrene Corp., and a member of the corporate board of directors. He joined Emilygrene Corp. full-time in July 2015, bringing more than 15 years of energy industry leadership, product expertise, and executive management experience to the role.
Burke oversees the corporate direction and strategy for field operations, including sales, consulting, marketing, partnerships, and channels. His focus remains on leadership, innovation, and, as always, clients first. “Its our job to provide clean energy solutions that deliver strong economic benefits combined with improved work environments and positive environmental benefits.”
After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce – Finance from Santa Clara University, he moved to La Verne to start his family. Burke runs his business, his youth sports teams, and his personal life by a simple quote: “You don’t inspire your teammates by showing them how amazing you are, you inspire them by showing them how amazing they are.”
Prior to Emilygrene Corp., Burke served as Sr. Vice President of Sales for Lime Energy, where his work with end use customers and utility clients demonstrated improved operational efficiencies and led to significant growth. Burke has also served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Parke Industries where he excelled in a variety of responsibilities.
As a parent, coach, and CEO, Burke aims to foster a collaborative and fiscally responsible organization, built on a strong foundation of principles, including teamwork, communication, integrity, transparency, and customer service. Burke understands the complex financial models of energy projects and believes his experience in strategic planning, finance, and investment performance brings unmatched value to Emilygrene Corp. clients.
Adrienne Ewers brings a wealth of business and financial experience to Emilygrene Corp. In her previous role as Controller for the Upland Sports Arena, she managed all company business practices and procedures, from financial and strategic planning to tax compliance and vendor relations. Her natural abilities with arithmetic, corporate organization, and systematic approach to business has enabled her to work successfully with several startup companies and organizations.
Adrienne, through her strong attention to detail, has also served as an advisor to several small businesses constructing proposals for growth and success. She is a graduate from Santa Clara University, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. Raised in an entrepreneurial family, Adrienne made her start in the business world working as an intern for a family business – Parke Industries.
With an altruistic spirit, Adrienne also dedicates her time to volunteer work with local youth sports programs. She enjoys a healthy lifestyle with hobbies including exercise, weight training, and running. A native Californian, Adrienne lives in La Verne with her husband, Burke, and four kids.
Jeremiah Gill joins Emilygrene Corp. as an energetic leader of field operations and internal organization. He began consultation work with the company in May 2017 and entered the role of Vice President of Operations officially in September 2017. Through his previous work as both a field technician and foreman on multiple projects, Jeremiah has demonstrated his capacity to guide a team of service professionals and coordinate successful retrofits and installations.
With an equal dedication to clean energy technology and assisting businesses and communities with energy efficiency upgrades, Jeremiah has been integral to successfully integrating new service lines to Emilygrene Corp. His hands-on personality, leadership skills, and professionalism have immediately made Jeremiah an essential member of the management team and allowed him to work with clients on a growing number of successful green energy renovations.
As a fellow La Verne resident, his interests include coaching youth athletics, participating in community organizations, and being an active father and husband. Jeremiah continues to grow the Emilygrene Corp. team while ensuring future success on a daily basis.
As Emilygrene Corp. looked to fill the role of Director for Client Engagement, only one name came to mind that could properly fill those shoes – Mary Bonura. With over 15 years of experience in marketing and customer service, there is absolutely no limit to what Mary can do.
Mary has worked in the energy industry for the better part of her 15 year tenure. From developing strategic marketing initiatives, to being an essential part of the innovation behind Emilygrene Corp. products and solutions, she understands Emilygrene Corp. from the inside out.
Mary has an innate ability to communicate, design, and implement effective measures to meet the discerning needs of Emilygrene Corp. clients. Her experience in leadership, project organization, and customer service combined with her ability to manage all aspects of our business makes her one of the best in the industry.
Mary is an avid reader, and also holds a black belt in Muay Thai and Krav Maga. She is currently training for her second martial arts degree. She lives in Southern California.
Ben Drake joins Emilygrene Corp. as an expert in facility controls, communications networks, and clean energy technology. He began with the company in 2017 as Director of Facility Controls. Through his previous work both in field installation and in the entertainment industry, Ben brings his experience in design and coordinated control networks to lead our team of dedicated technicians.
With an equal passion for increasing awareness of clean energy initiatives and assisting clients and communities with energy efficiency upgrades, Ben has guided many of our largest projects to completion through his attention to detail and precision. His professionalism, outgoing personality, and customer driven focus have immediately made him an integral member of the management team.
A La Verne, California resident, his interests include participating in community organizations, and being an active father.
Toby Reclusado comes aboard the Emilygrene Corp. team as a technology expert specializing in smart home design and installation, custom integration, and innovative control systems. He continues his expansive career with Emilygrene Corp. starting in 2018 as Director of Technology. Spending the previous five years as an information technology consultant, as well as the past 18 years honing his customer service skills, Toby currently heads our EG Home Theater division, working hands-on with residential clients and coordinating all smart home projects.
With a Bachelor’s Degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, Toby is and organized and skilled professional responsible for a team of dedicated technicians as well as helping new and existing homeowners understand the benefits of upgrading to energy efficient devices. He demonstrates an innate ability to continually develop our EG Home Theater division with cutting edge innovations, reliable research, and a unique customer focus.
A Glendora, California resident, Toby is also active in his local community as a volunteer fireman, teaches CPR, and spends his free time golfing, mountain biking, or relaxing with his beloved dog Frank.
Gerardo Bravo joins the Emilygrene Corp. team as a skilled professional in design planning, strategy and implementation, and utility incentive programs. As Director of Engineering, he will manage all data collection and lead energy audits for medium to large sized businesses. His work will be imperative to ensuring proven energy savings and return on investment.
Gerardo comes to Emilygrene Corp. after previous roles managing planning and strategy for leading brands such as Luis Vuitton and Amazon. While he is new to the energy efficiency market, his grasp of project management and coordinating data and revenue streams speaks for itself. Gerardo will work closely with corporate management as well as the EAC (Emilygrene Air Conditioning & Heating) and Emilygrene Electric divisions to ensure new and existing projects are implemented and monitored without error and to customer satisfaction.
Gerardo is dedicated, organized, and detail oriented in his daily tasks working hands-on with customers and supply partners. A Southern California native, he enjoys soccer and spends his time outside of work with his wife and five kids.