Performance Point Team

Sam Galphin

Owner and President

Most notably, Sam is the father of 3 kids and has been working in the residential energy efficiency industry for over 10 years. Sam has rated thousands of homes and helped dozens of customers build a better product at a better value. With the perspective that a good leader leads by serving, Sam is always considering how to empower employees to achieve their potential. Sam is engaged with customers solving difficult problems, training field and sales staff, and looking at how technology can solve industry problems. Sam graduated from UNCC with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Math minor. A nerd at heart, Sam enjoys thoughtful design, "making," mountain biking, and beer.

Russell Brown

Manager of Operations

Originally from the mountains of Asheville, Russell attended Appalachian State University where he studied Appropriate Technology with a minor in Business. Upon graduation, he returned to Asheville where he worked with a local custom home builder to build highly efficient HERS rated homes. Russell joined the Performance Point team in fall of 2015 to utilize his unique educational and professional experiences to help builders reach their desired building performance goals. Russell is proud to be a member of such an exceptional team and excited for what the future holds. In his free time, Russell places emphasis on spending time with family and friends, enjoying the great outdoors we are all working so diligently to preserve, and enjoying life.

Susie Redfearn

Manager of Strategic Initiatives

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Charlotte in January of 2013. She is a graduate of University of Missouri Saint Louis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Minor in Psychology. Susie has been in the Customer Service/Sales Industry for over 10 years and loves meeting new people. She came on board to help with our business development and process improvement. Susie manages our marketing, sales, customer relations, and other strategic projects. Outside of work, Susie is passionate about traveling, health and fitness, and spending time with family and friends.

Stacey Lanier

Executive Assistant

Grew up in Landis, NC, a small town outside of Charlotte. Moved to Charlotte to attend college at UNC-Charlotte and never left. Stacey has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and was a first grade reading teacher before she became a mom. She has worked for Performance Point for 3 years doing bookkeeping, administrative tasks, and helping out with special projects. Outside of work, her 4 children keep her busy! She has 3 girls and 1 boy including a set of twins. Stacey enjoys live music, city life, good coffee, and good wine.

Josh Owens

Multi-family Project Coordinator

Originally from Mt. Pleasant, NC Josh is a graduate of Catawba College, and he has been with Performance Point since 2013. After spending five years maintaining the single-family schedule, Josh has moved into the multi-family side of our company. He helps register projects for NGBS, coordinate schedules for inspections and follow through with rebate processing. When not at the office, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and pets, cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and volunteering with Special Olympics Cabarrus County.

Natalie Van Pelt

Accounting and Finance Manager

Born and raised in Hendersonville, NC. She moved to Charlotte in 2001 where she attended UNCC and graduated with a BSBA in Finance. Natalie has been in the Finance/Accounting field for over 10 years and joined the Performance Point team in 2011. She manages payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and financial reporting. She resides in Concord, NC with her husband Brad and two children. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, exercising, cooking, and visiting the mountains.

Richard Blair

Certified Home Energy Rater & Thermographer

Trained and certified at Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta, and Infraspection Institute in Philadelphia. As a former business owner & distributor of Log & Timber Framed Homes, Rick learned that these building structures often have multiple pathways of air infiltration which led to comfort complaints from his clients. An infrared camera with a trained eye became his #1 tool for quality control. This opened the door to the larger world of building science, energy efficiency testing and design, and weatherization protocols. Rick joined the Performance Point team in 2013, which allowed him to return to his hometown Charlotte after living in South Florida, and North Georgia. His passions are good science, troubleshooting, collaboration with his colleagues, writing, and spending time with family and friends.

Beth Ainsworth

Certified Building Energy Analyst/Green Verifier

Attended Appalachian State University, where she obtained a Master's Degree in Building Science. After being immersed in the sustainable environment of Boone, NC for 10 years, she decided to follow her passion and pursue a career in green building design. Upon graduation, she immediately received her HERS Rater certification and has now been conducting home energy ratings and modeling residential energy consumption since 2007. In her spare time, she is an avid do-it-yourself-er and a new enthusiast of mountain biking. She resides in the quaint, little town of Belmont, NC, where she loves her community and small-town life!

Michael Ellis

Office Administrator

Michael was born in Upstate New York and moved to Winston-Salem, NC in 2004 where he grew up. He
then attended and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2016 with a B.S. in Appropriate
Technology. While attending Appalachian, Michael was a member of the cross country and track and
field team where he competed in distance events ranging from the mile up to the 10k. Michael enjoys
being outdoors and active, whether it be running in the mornings or going up to the mountains for a

Jon Blount

Information Technology Manager

Jon graduated from Appalachian State University where he studied Computer Science. He joined Performance Point in late 2013, and is proud to have the opportunity to contribute to such a great team while learning something new each day on the job. He enjoys the privelege to interact directly with customers and fellow employees when it comes to issues with technology, and ideas for new solutions. In his spare time he enjoys reading, hiking and making music. He also enjoys volunteering at the local cat shelter.

Steve Armstrong

Director of Multifamily and Commercial Services

Steve is a senior energy analyst, HERS Rater, RESNET Quality Assurance Designee, Home Innovation Research Labs Green Building Master Verifier, and BPI Envelope professional. Steve has over 30 years of professional experience in the fields of energy analysis and environmental science. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in hydrogeology, geology and geochemistry, and has worked for the Department of Energy in addition to a myriad of state, local, federal, tribal governments and universities. Steve also has a very strong background in both the residential and commercial construction industry. This knowledge base provides Performance Point with a more thorough understanding of construction methods and issues facing contractors as they transition to developing and building sustainable structures.

Jeremy Price

Charlotte Regional Manager

Originally from the Piedmont of North Carolina and has built homes in the mountains and at the beach! Jeremy received a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Technology and Business from Appalachian State University in 2003. He has nearly two decades of experience in residential construction, and maintains a strong focus on building science. He has a passion for education, and truly enjoys having an opportunity to train our field staff and our clients on the construction principles that pertain to our industry. Jeremy has been with Performance Point for over five years now, and he feels lucky to play a vital role in the growth and development of our outstanding organization. He is happily raising two young children on Mountain Island Lake with his beautiful wife Jessica. Jeremy spends most of his spare time outdoors, and he will fish for anything and everything, wherever and whenever, as often as possible!

Rodrigo Torres

Certified Field Technician

Originally from Southern California, Rodrigo has been living in North Carolina for fourteen years. He has been with The Performance Point for three years now, working as certified field technician. On occasion you will hear him in our office behind our scheduling and dispatch desk. Rodrigo attended Mount Pleasant High School where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He moved on to attend The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and studied computer science. He worked for Lowe's Home Improvement as a department manager for five years. Rodrigo likes to watch movies and listen to music on his spare time. He also enjoys to watch various sports and is a Los Angeles homer. Besides that, you can find him long boarding around the city of Concord.

Zachary Lucy

Green Verifier

Zach has been with Performance Point since 2011 and has been in the residential energy efficiency industry for 8 years. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2007 with a degree in Environmental Sciences. He is a certified HERS rater and LEED AP. He is truly proud to work in this dynamic, growing industry and to be part of the Performance Point team. He works with builders every day to help improve the efficiency and comfortability of their homes. Outside of work Zach enjoys kayaking, fishing, and walking dogs at the local animal shelter.

David Bess

Certified Field Technician

David is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He joined the Performance Point team in the spring of 2015. David has worked in the residential energy efficiency industry for seven years. He is proud to be a member of the Performance Point team and excited to be a part of a growing industry. David is an avid sports fan. He enjoys the outdoors, live music, and good beer.

Josh Hartness

Certified Building Analyst/Green Verifier

Josh graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2003 with a Degree in Music Education, but pursued a career in math education after some post-graduate work for his North Carolina teaching license. He taught 7th graders for 9 years in the Cabarrus County School System and enjoyed coaching and leading extracurricular activites with his students during that time. Josh was introduced to the Building ScienceHome Performance industry in the summer of 2010 when he took a part-time position at Performance Point. He joined the team in a full-time capacity in 2013 and began doing field work after completing his certification. Currently he is also responsible for training and leading new team members through their certification process, and helping out with other special projects. Outside of work, Josh enjoys woodworking, good coffee, playing the saxophone, and spending time with his wife and 4 kids.

Chris Magri

Building Analyst/Green Verifier

Chris Magri was born in Tuscon, Arizona. He was a longtime resident of Colorado where he worked as a licensed contractor installing residential and commercial HVAC and solar systems. Chris graduated from Red Rocks College with a Degree in Solar Design. He has been a Certified HERS Rater since 2012. He lives in Raleigh with his wife, Suzanne and three children. During his time off he enjoys traveling and outdoor sports, including hiking, fly fishing in the mountains, and kayaking on the coast. Some of his hobbies include guitar and organic gardening.

Tim Sellers

Building Analyst/Green Verifier

Tim worked in the HVAC industry for over 12 years as a residential sales representative. He was a field trainer for Advanced Energy and assisted with the US Department of Energy research project on vented-verses -unvented crawlspaces. After learning from the research how important it was to control moisture in the crawlspace, and how it affected the entire house as a system, Tim started his own company, Healthy Home Environment, which he has had for over 13 years. His working with home builders on how to build more sustainable structures, along with his building science experience, makes a good fit for Tim with Performance Point. Tim's personal interests include spending time with his family and drawing pencil portraits and residential drawings.

Sven Milder

Certified Field Technician

Sven is from Greensboro NC and graduated from UNCG with a Degree in Environmental Studies. His passion is in hydrology. He loves backpacking in the mountains and traveling throughout Europe. He enjoys anything with a motor and loves to tinker with them.

Lilly Liang

Account Representative

Born and raise in Miami, Florida. After completing her A.A. in Business Administration, she transferred to UNC-Chapel Hill where she graduated with her Bachelor's in Management and Society. In June 2018, Lilly moved to Charlotte and joined our team! As an Account Rep, she is selling our services, creating customer leads, and managing client relations. Outside of work, she likes to check out new cafes, breweries, and cute dogs.