Our Team

The Green Engineer


Chris Schaffner | principal

The Green Engineer founder, Chris Schaffner, P.E., LEED Fellow, is a professional mechanical engineer registered in Massachusetts, California, and Vermont. Chris has been a member of the USGBC faculty since 2001, training more than 9,600 building industry professionals in the LEED rating system. He is an elected member of the USGBC's Advisory Council, and is on the LEED Advisory Committee, in addition to serving as a part-time faculty member at Northeastern University.


Erik Ruoff | principal

Erik Ruoff, B.A., LEED AP BD+C, joined The Green Engineer in 2006. Erik is a founding member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the USGBC’s Emerging Green Builders (Emerging Professionals) where he acted as Co-Chair in 2008. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the USGBC in 2009-2011 and again from 2013-2014. Erik has served as the LEED Project Manager for at least 40 LEED-Certified projects with another 20+ pursuing certification.


Sarah Michelman | Principal

Sarah Michelman, RA, LEED AP BD+C, has been with The Green Engineer, Inc since 2010. Sarah has over 16 years of experience working as an Architect. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Oberlin College and an M. Arch. from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a registered Architect in the State of Massachusetts.


Neetu Siddarth | Senior BPA

Neetu Siddarth, BEMP, LEED AP,  joined The Green Engineer team in 2008 as an Energy Modeler and is an integral part of the sustainable design team working in the capacity of a Senior Building Performance Analyst (BPA).


Peter Levy |  BPA

Peter Levy, LEED AP, CPHC, joined our firm as a Building Performance Analyst (BPA) in the fall of 2013. He specializes n whole building energy analysis in order to find the most practical and economical ways to reduce energy use in buildings.


Allison Zuchman | Sr. Project Mgr.

Allison joined The Green Engineer as a Senior Project Manager in 2015. She has 25 years of experience in architecture, including the past 10 years as a sustainability consultant. Allison holds a Master of Architecture from Rice University and a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida.


Michael Munn | Asst. Project Mgr.

Michael Munn, LEED AP BD+C, joined our team as an Assistant Project Manager in the fall of 2015.  He has received his Bachelor’s of Science in Building and Construction Technology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.




Anthony Hardman | Senior BPA

Anthony Hardman, PE, BEAP, LEED AP BD+C joined The Green Engineer as a Building Performance Analyst (BPA) in the fall of 2010 with a comprehensive engineering background that includes energy simulation, HVAC design, commissioning, feasibility, etc.


Marie Nolan | Sr. Project Manager

Marie Nolan, LEED AP, is a Senior Project Manager at The Green Engineer, Marie has been the LEED Project Manager or Administrator for at least 20 LEED-Certified projects with another 10 pursuing certification.


Matt Smith | Project Manager

Matthew Smith, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, joined The Green Engineer in the summer of 2012. A Project Manager, Matt’s expertise resides in providing LEED certification project management and assisting owners, architects and consultants in the process. He received his M. Arch. and B.S. in Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology.


Brad Newkirk | Asst. Project Mgr.

Brad Newkirk, LEED AP BD+C, joined The Green Engineer in the fall of 2014, as an Assistant Project Manager with the firm.  Brad received his B.S. in Building and Construction Technology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.



Annette LeCompte | Operations

Annette joined The Green Engineer in 2017 as Business Operations Manager. She has 25 years experience in business management specializing in startups and small businesses. She graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a BA in English Literature.






Vipul Singh | Senior BPA

Vipul has been working with The Green Engineer, Inc. as a Building Performance Analyst since September 2011. She has an interdisciplinary knowledge base, with a background in Architecture and a focus on sustainability in the built environment.


Carrie Havey | Sr. Project Mgr.

 Carrie Havey, LEED AP BD+C has been a Project Manager with The Green Engineer, Inc. since 2010. She is a founding member of the MA Chapter of the USGBC, and is currently on the chapter board.                          


Ryan Montoni | Project Manager

Ryan Montoni, LEED AP, O&M, BREEAM Assessor, has been with our firm since 2013. His role is to integrate sustainable design into corporate and institutional projects and manage the LEED certification and permitting processes. Ryan also manages all aspects of TGE's social and environmental performance using the B Corp framework.


Jill Pinsky | Asst. Project Manager

Jill Pinsky, LEED AP BD+C joined The Green Engineer in Spring 2017, as an Assistant Project Manager. Jill received her B.S. in Civil Engineering with a minor in Environmental Science from Northeastern University.