Michelle has been with DeVere Insulation since 2004. In 2009 she became an energy auditor and her passion for residential energy efficiency was sparked. This passion has grown to become a dedicated division working specifically with homeowners to address comfort issues within their home while saving money on energy bills and making their homes healthier places to live.
Michelle is certified as a Building Analyst and Envelope professional through the Building Performance Institute. Michelle is the former chair of the Maryland Building Performance Association.
With a degree in business management from Coastal Carolina University, Alaina worked in retail with a majority of her experience in management. When she sought a company that matched her dedication to professionalism and growth, DeVere Home Performance caught her attention. In 2016, Alaina moved from South Carolina to Maryland to join DeVere. Since then, she thrives in the DeVere atmosphere with her awesome coworkers, the customers, and the personal and professional growth that she desires.
In her spare time, Alaina enjoys friends and family, gardening, cooking, and travel. As an avid animal lover, her dog (RayRay, black Labrador Retriever) is a constant companion to her and her husband.
Ashley Bowers was born in Baltimore but raised in South Carolina. Hard work is in her blood—at the time of her high school graduation she already had four years of work experience under her belt. Her career began in sales where she invested much of her time in training including Dale Carnegie Sales Training. Ashley’s strong work ethic helped her quickly grasp the technical skills needed to help customers.
Her skills were noticed by DeVere Insulation’s management team and she joined the company in September 2014. She is committed to working with each customer to meet their needs.
Tano has been a valued member of the DeVere Home Performance team since 2011, when he started as a crew supervisor. He then began performing energy audits and in 2022 became BPI Energy Auditor certified. A believer of the adage that “success doesn’t come to you, you must work for it,” Tano exceeded his own expectations when he became a BPI certified energy auditor. He is thankful for his managers and teammates and is very happy in his role. His favorite part of his job is working with customers and helping them find ways to make their home more energy efficient.
A family man, Tano loves to spend time with his wife and kids.
John brings over 35 years of experience in construction as a crew supervisor to his new position with DeVere Home Performance. He has known many of the DeVere Home Performance staff for over a decade and loves the culture and work ethic of the team so much he jumped at the chance to become a part of the team. John is excited about the many things he’s learned and says he’s learned more in his first few months with DeVere Home Performance than he’s learned in years. He loves working in a cohesive, fast-paced environment with a lot of potential for growth where he can help customers have a healthy, comfortable home. He and his wife of over 30 years spend their free time dancing and riding bikes and have two grown sons they are extremely proud of.
Anthony started his career as a weatherization installer in Alaska before moving to Maryland in 2013,where he became an energy auditor. He has experience in energy audits in residential and multifamily buildings, as well as quality control inspections. His passion for helping people make their homes comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient is what brought Anthony to his current position with DeVere Home Performance. Taking on challenging situations in homes and finding a suitable solution is his favorite part of the job. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and inviting friends over for delicious BBQ.
As a restaurant and bar management employee, Danae was ready for a change. She already knew DeVere Insulation was a great company with exceptional service and customers, so she took the opportunity to join DeVere in 2019. Each day she gets to help customers make their homes more energy efficient and working alongside the energetic team at DeVere is a good day!
In her free time, Danae enjoys relaxing with her husband and children, cooking, and reading.
For 14 years, Tiffany worked for an Aerial Work Platform (AWP) company, first as a receptionist and then as a Senior Inside Sales Representative. She was lured to her current position at DeVere Home Performance by the fast-paced environment and the opportunity to grow while learning something new. She has bonded well with her new team and is excited to work with such an amazing, hardworking, and fun group. In her spare time, Tiffany loves to attend concerts, spend time outside biking and paddleboarding, traveling, dancing, and having brunch with friends. She is also a true crime junkie and absolutely loves the beach!
With an established ten-year history with DeVere Home Performance as an installation crew leader, Cecilio desired a change and growth within the company. DeVere managers Michelle Griffith and Joel Windsor felt the same and promoted Cecilio to field supervisor. With his experience as crew leader, the role was a perfect fit for him and his family. His favorite part of the job is helping all of the crews and troubleshooting issues in the field.
In his free time, Cecilio enjoys motocross riding and spending time with his family.
As a US Navy Submarine veteran, Shayne joined the HVAC industry 15 years ago. He has spent 10 years in the field and 5 years in sales and marketing. He was drawn to join the DeVere team by the opportunity to grow professionally and help DeVere grow into a competitive HVAC sales and installation company. An on-the-go type of guy, Shayne’s favorite aspect of his job is the chance to be somewhere different every day and to help people get the most out of their home.
In his free time, Shayne coaches youth football and lacrosse and enjoys spending time on the water.
Cathy became the newest team member in 2020. As an accountant for over 30 years, primarily in construction, land development, and the energy efficiency industry, Cathy was already familiar with DeVere’s team culture and their affiliate companies. With thanks to Michelle, Cathy accepted the opportunity to spread her wings and embrace new challenges. As part of the DeVere family, Cathy sincerely enjoys working with the production managers on site.
For relaxation, Cathy’s favorite pastimes are painting and scrapbooking.
2020 was a busy year for Mike Uecker: he sold his successful home performance company, joined the DeVere Insulation team, and became a dad to twins. During his decade as a home specialist, he performed energy audits, installed home improvements, and managed a construction department. Joining the DeVere team was a natural progression to his dedication and enthusiasm for the industry. Mike holds the BPI Analyst and Envelope Certification and is a licensed Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) through the North America Duct Cleaning Association.
In his free time, Mike enjoys the occasional home improvement project as his new dad experience allows.
Joe worked for the competition before being drawn to the winning team at DeVere Home Performance. With an extensive background in the home performance industry, he has been BPI certified for over 15 years and has worked in DHCD, Empower and other state-funded efficiency and weatherization programs as well as the telecommunications, audio/video, and hospitality industries. He considers himself a hybrid auditor/salesperson who believes that good business is a transaction where all parties profit. At DeVere, Joe feels fortunate to be part of a team of COLLEAGUES—people who have similar experience in the Home Performance industry who he can consult with regularly about various projects and processes.
In his free time, Joe spends time with his family (including his dog!) and adds to his over 500 stage hours playing drums/percussion with various musicians. He is also the author of the children’s book Frankie—The BIGGEST Dog That Ever Was.
Todd has been in the building science industry since 2010. He worked as a Maryland Department of Housing Community Development (DHCD) state inspector for 3 years. His professional achievements include being a BPI Energy Auditor, QCI Inspector, Multifamily Building Analyst, Manufacturing Housing Professional, and Healthy Home Evaluator. Todd joined DeVere Home Performance so he could be a part of an industry leading team that keeps growing and to contribute his knowledge and skills to help the install crews learn more about the building science industry. He enjoys his awesome coworkers and collaborating with his industry professional teammates. Todd’s favorite thing to do in his spare time is rebuild classic Jeeps.
Amaury Batista was born in Cuba and moved to the United States in 1996. Prior to his move, he was a professional martial arts fighter and also taught martial arts in Mexico from 1994-1996. He began his career in construction in 1997 and gained extensive experience with sprinkler systems, rehab/turnovers of existing homes, and Quick Home Energy Checkups (QHECs). He worked with DeVere Insulation’s Home Performance team for four years, and said his favorite part of his job was helping customers understand the process and benefits of our work.