Theresa has dedicated her entire career to sustainable practice and has worked on over 75 projects seeking LEED certification utilizing the LEED-NC, LEED-CI, LEED-CS, LEED-OM, LEED for Schools and LEED for Retail.
She has successfully certified projects in the commercial, retail, healthcare, K-12 education, higher education, religious, manufacturing, industrial, and government markets with projects being awarded Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum LEED certifications. Several of the projects she has led are highly regarded and recognized throughout the industry including the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center, the first zero-net energy LEED certified project, the renovation and expansion of the Lake Mills Middle School, the first public K-12 school to earn LEED Platinum and the new Lake Mills Elementary School project that is serving as a pilot for the new LEED for Schools v4 Beta program.
Theresa is a member of USGBC Faculty and has taught numerous workshops throughout the world. She is a former Curriculum Committee member and former reviewer of USGBC's Education Provider Program. As a Subject Matter Expert, Theresa was
selected to be on the development team of the original LEED-EB LEED AP exam and wrote LEED Green Associate exam questions for Pearson, a consultant of USGBC. Currently she is co-chair of USGBC's national advocacy campaign, "Establishing Common Ground Around Green Schools." Locally Theresa is co-chair of her Wisconsin Green Building Alliance's (WGBA's) Advocacy Committee and is a member of WGBA's Green Schools Committee.
Theresa has presented at several Greenbuild conferences, National Green Schools Conferences, and WGBA's SE2 Conferences. She has also represented USGBC at the 2010 World Climate Summit and WGBA at the 2014 Green Schools Summit.
Theresa was named as a LEED Fellow in 2012. She holds credentials as a LEED AP BD+C and ID+C. Most recently, she was named ENR magazine's top 20 under 40.
As the Director of Sustainable Services for Miron Construction Co., Inc., Theresa’s role is to inspire sustainability throughout Miron’s culture, integrate “green” into Miron’s business practices and construction operations, lead their sustainable education program, and serve as the LEED Project Administrator for projects seeking LEED certification.
Under her leadership, Miron's LEED project portfolio includes over 50 LEED projects valued at $640 million. Notable sustainable accomplishments include Gold LEED certification of their corporate office, recognition as the top scoring Green Master company among Wisconsin businesses four-years running, being awarded partnership with Wisconsin's DNR Green Tier Program, and the award of Corporate Report magazine's 2011 Corporate Environmental Citizen of the Year.
Within the community, Theresa is an advisory board member of Wisconsin
Sustainable Business Council, Neenah-Menasha YMCA and Fox Valley Technical
College's Construction Management program. She is a regular guest speaker of many organizations and educational institutes.
If you ask Theresa why she is so passionate about what she does, she will tell you, it’s knowing that she is making a difference, person by person and building by building. If you ask her what her goal is, it is to inspire others to make better sustainable choices and realize the triple bottom line benefits.