Michelle Griffith, Manager
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’s currently serves as Chair of the Maryland Building Performance Association.
Joel Windsor, Assistant Manager
Joel has been with Devere Insulation since 1997. He has worked in new construction and existing homes installing all types of insulation including spray foam as well as removing insulation. He is very knowledgeable in building science for commercial and residential structures. In 2009, Joel advanced to manage DeVere Home Performance’s field supervisors, field technicians, and warehouse. In 2017, he partnered with DeVere to start East Coast Mold Remediation where he manages many aspects of the company’s operations. He strives to help customers solve their comfort and energy efficiency concerns.
If you seek out Joel in his free time, you’ll find him enjoying the outdoors, especially boating on the Chesapeake Bay. He also enjoys hunting and exploring all that Maryland has to offer.
Alaina Booker, Executive Assistant
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 dedicated 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, Estimator
Ashley Bowers was born in Baltimore but raised in South C
arolina. 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.
Her skills were noticed by DeVere Insulation’s management team and she joined the company in September 2014. Ashley’s strong work ethic helped her quickly grasp the technical skills needed to help customers. She is committed to working with each customer to meet their needs.
Greg Buras, Field Supervisor
Since 2008, Greg has enjoyed many commercial and residential home improvement disciplines including facility maintenance, carpentry, painting, contracting, insulation, and home weatherization. His past experience includes work at three DeVere Insulation divisions and now acts as Site Manager for DeVere Home Performance. Every day is a good day when he gets to work with the crews, colleagues, and customers through DeVere. Most of all, Greg enjoys meeting customers, listening to their concerns, and problem-solving with the DeVere crews to ensure a customer’s home or business runs efficiently.
Outside of DeVere, Greg enjoys family time, cheering on his hometown Louisiana teams, refurbishing, and woodworking.
Danae Darpino, Lead Administrative Assistant
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.
Mike Uecker, Home Specialist
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.
Katelyn Windsor, Administrative Assistant
Great is how Katelyn defines her life with the DeVere Insulation team: the customers, the projects, her teammates, and the company. As a second-generation employee of DeVere (her father is Joel Windsor), Katelyn is excited to continue the high quality of workmanship and relationships valued by the company. She brings enthusiasm and energy to all aspects of her work at DeVere. Eager to help and solve, she enjoys office work, meeting and talking with customers, and making the people she encounters smile each day.
In her free time, Katelyn enjoys camping, fishing, and travel with her family.
Amaury Batista, Field Supervisor
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.