After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2005 with a degree in Business Administration, Drew obtained his securities licenses and became an investment advisor for Madison Avenue Financial Group, a boutique investment and insurance firm based in Lake Oswego, Oregon. After a few years working in the financial markets, Drew realized that his heart was not in the investment world and left to pursue an opportunity as an independent construction consultant. This sparked an interest in energy efficiency, conservation, and green construction, which led him to a job with a Portland-based energy efficiency retrofit contractor. In this role, he conducted diagnostic energy audits, developed comprehensive budgets and work scopes, and performed technical field verifications.
Seeking a change in scenery, in 2013 he moved to Port Angeles, WA to become a Technical Field Coordinator for a federally funded weatherization program. He performed diagnostic energy audits in accordance with Department of Commerce guidelines, developed project work scopes, managed projects, and performed quality control inspections to ensure compliance with federal standards. After two years on the Olympic Peninsula and missing the bustle of city life, Drew moved to Seattle to work as the Trade Ally Manager for the Community Power Works program, an energy conservation program operated by Seattle City Light and the Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment. In this position, he performed quality control inspections in the field and managed a team of inspectors and energy auditors, managed the program’s network of HVAC, insulation, and home performance contractors, assisted with developing program policy and standards, and performed extensive reporting to the City of Seattle to track program progress. As the CPW program reached its conclusion, Drew signed on with Northwest Monitoring to assist with expanding throughout the state of Washington.
In his spare time, Drew enjoys taking advantage of the incredible Pacific Northwest topography, including backcountry snowboarding, mountain climbing, backpacking, and trail running.