Dan co-founded Gaia Geothermal at the beginning of the millennium to help the industry design world class geo systems using the Ground Loop Design (GLD) software tool.
Phil Henry was the founder and president of the heat pump industry consultancy GeoExchange Solutions, Inc., and the Web development firm, Web Synergetics. He has a long and deep history with the heat pump industry, including manufacturing (Waterfurnace), HVAC contracting (Brower Mechanical), and with residential builder (Richmond American Homes). Having also been a founder of CalGeo, he currently serves as its president.
Over the course of his career, Phil’s experience has included development of regional and national sales channels and data acquisition protocols. He has designed, consulted, or installed a variety of GHPs, ranging from residential to large-scale commercial and recreational developments. Web development is one of Phil’s specialties and it’s being utilized to build this increasingly dynamic advocacy we know as CaliforniaGeo.org. This organization’s efforts are dedicated to marrying geothermal heat pump technology with California’s ambitious goals of renewable energy, greenhouse gas reduction, and the future growth of Zero Net Energy buildings.
Beth Morelli currently concentrates on much more than just sales at Air Connection, Santa Rosa, the business she runs with husband Mark. Since its beginnings as a commercial heating and air conditioning firm in 1996, Air Connection made a near-exclusive commitment to geothermal in 2001, when both principals decided this technology was our (and their) future.
She helps guide Air Connection as a geo installation and service company, specializing in loop field engineering, installation, and repair. Air Connection is a long-time affiliate of IGHSPA, GeoExchange, Redwood Empire ASHRAE, and North Coast Builders Exchange, and serves customers throughout California, including many projects in the San Francisco Bay Area and Napa Valley. Beth continues as CaliforniaGeo’s chief financial advisor and Treasurer, and was a founding member of the organization.