Meet the Team
Performance Point Team
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.
Originally from western New York, where he graduated from SUNY-ESF with a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science and Sustainable Construction, John found his way down to North Carolina in January 2018. With most of his work experience having been in the service industry, John is super excited to begin a new chapter of his life in construction and energy efficiency. Outside of work, John enjoys meeting new people, being outdoors, and most of all, anything that keeps him active!
Devin resides in the big city of Greenwood South Carolina. Devin is a combat veteran and has toured to Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and has had the pleasure to see most of Europe. Devin has served eight years in the United States Army and will soon be retiring. All about those gains, Devin is a fitness fanatic and enjoys the adventures of the outdoors with his Cane Corso, Achilles. Devin will be inspecting for Performance Point to ensure the utmost highest quality feedback to builders.
Misty has a very diverse background in many areas of the construction industry. She has been everything from Office Administrator to Project Manager throughout her career in construction. She also has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. All of these aspects combined contribute to the Quality Inspector position she now holds with Performance Point. Above all else, she is a devoted mother and wife. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband.
Remote Visual Inspector
While originally from New Jersey, Patrick attended Ithaca College, where he earned a degree this past May in Environmental Studies. He also worked to achieve Honors in Environmental Science and a minor in History. Craving some sunshine and milder winters, Patrick moved down to the Charlotte area shortly after graduating from IC. After getting acclimated and settling down, he is excited to join Performance Point and zoom around the area. Patrick enjoys playing and watching sports, bike riding, camping, and hanging out with his roommates with some free time on his hands. Patrick participated in cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field at IC and still enjoys playing or watching any sport. The effort and passion to become a good cook are there, but the execution has been lagging.
Karl is currently a soldier in the United States Army National Guard. He’s served for 3 years and has been on one deployment overseas. While overseas, he worked as an Ammunition Specialist and volunteered at the USO in Camp Buehring, Kuwait. He is an avid church person and a community volunteer; he serves at his local church as a student leader and media hand. Karl has been a Boy Scout and leader with the Tuscarora council for ten years and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He has worked as a Boy Scout Climbing Instructor for four years at Camp Tuscarora. He considers himself a complete geek and nerd at heart. He loves to play games and watch anime, but will always enjoy time to hang out with friends and family.
Terry was raised in West Tennessee and currently lives in Bartlett. He attended the University of Memphis where he studied Business. He has owned & operated several restaurants over the last 30 years. Terry & his wife are empty nesters and raise Cavaliers. He has 2 grandchildren with another one on the way. He enjoys working in the yard and entertaining family! He is also a Tiger fan but bleeds Volunteer Orange.
Alicia is a mother of one 10 year old, from Denver, NC. Making the transition from the auto industry after 18 years to the housing industry, she has a Graphic Design Degree from Kings and is also a Notary. Alicia enjoys spending time with her family, attending dance competitions with her daughter, photography, and has a lego addiction!
THOMAS (WHEELER) JOHNSON
Wheeler was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. Wheeler comes from working in the freight business for three years and is accustomed to running and operating independently. He is super eager to start helping families/ customers find more efficient ways to provide better living environments and help save money! In his free time, he loves going outdoors with his dog Jax and spending time with his girlfriend and family with a nice cold IPA.
Born and raised in Spartanburg, SC, Athena graduated from UNCC a long time ago with a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. After graduation, she worked in media – CBS affiliate, WSPA TV and Radio as well as Fox affiliate, WHNS in marketing and sales. Athena then took a break from working outside the home to raise her three children. During that time, she studied and became certified as a yoga instructor. She has taught yoga for 16 years and continues to enjoy teaching yoga and meditation. In addition to her children, she has been married for over 30 years to her husband, Jed. In her free time, she enjoys hikes with Jed and her dog Joey, cooking, gardening, and travel. She looks forward to her new adventure with Performance Point and working with the entire team.
Phyllis comes to Performance Point with a wide range of experiences and enjoys facing new challenges. She has a strong work ethic and is thankful to be part of the Performance Point team. Phyllis grew up as the eldest of a large family all over the United States, however, she has made NC her home and considers herself a Carolinian. She attended Central Michigan University too long ago to be relevant today. Her biggest accomplishments have been as a devoted wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. In her free time, you’ll find her hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, or walking her three dachshunds. According to her family, she has a small obsession with houseplants and loves bringing nature indoors.
Certified Field Technician and Quality Inspector
Kelly is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and also holds an Associates in Health and Fitness Science. After graduating, Kelly worked as a 4th-grade reading teacher in North Carolina and Alabama. When Kelly and her fiancé, Mike, moved to Virginia in 2019, she was given the opportunity to help expand the Performance Point market in the Richmond, Virginia area. She has enjoyed getting to work in this new market and represent the Performance Point team. Kelly enjoys the ability to use her attention to detail, critical thinking, and customer service skills in this new market. Outside of work, Kelly enjoys anything outdoors, spending time with family and friends in North Carolina, and going to the gym. Oh, and don’t forget her beloved cat, Fritz! Kelly and her fiancé Mike will be married in March 2021!
Clayton is from Graham, North Carolina. Clayton served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, including two deployments to Afghanistan. After the Marines, he has been working in construction. He has been with Performance Point since July of 2020. Clayton enjoys hunting, fishing, and grilling out with friends and family.
Neyle is from Greenville, SC, and has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from the College of Charleston. Neyle has experience building houses from start to finish and inspecting homes to make sure they are ready. Neyle loves the ocean and her favorite animal is a Sea Turtle. Neyle has a lot of knowledge of environmental sustainability and wants to clean up the oceans and waterways.
Chris has worked in the automotive industry and the non-destructive testing field for the past 33 years. He has been in inspection and project, general/quality assurance, and operations management. He incorporates his eye for detail into his role with Performance Point, LLC to ensure new homes are ready for homeowners. Chris has been married to his wonderful wife for 20+ years and while he doesn’t have children, he really enjoys the company of his 4-legged ‘babies’. Chris enjoys building street rods/hot rods with his Dad, off-roading, and watching sports. He is learning the craft of woodworking.
Cristian was born in the Queen City and raised in the country. He has spent time in the digital marketing field before joining The Performance Point team. Cristian spends most of his free time working out and is an outdoorsman at heart. He enjoys watching all kinds of competitive sports and has loved the Carolina Panthers since he went to his first game at the age of 3. Cristian is excited to be making a difference in his hometown with Performance Point.
Multifamily Project Coordinator/Office Admin
Pamela is a wife, a mom of 6 grown children, and a dog mom. She enjoys cooking, traveling, football, and an occasional round of golf with her husband. Go Gamecocks and Tigers (house divided)! She has been working in the Printing Industry for 23 + years and was an Office Manager in the copier rental field for several years. She came to work for Performance Point in July of 2020 with experience in administrative office operations, office management and has excellent skills in business relations with clients. She is excited about her new position at Performance Point as the Multi-Family Project Coordinator.
Scheduling and Logistics Coordinator
Kathy enjoys working with and helping people on a daily basis. She brings an abundance of experience in Customer Service with her and takes great pride in her work. Kathy is a Georgia native, growing up in the Atlanta area and moving to Charlotte in 1989. Kathy has traveled extensively during her long career as a Flight Attendant prior to joining Performance Point and still enjoys time spent seeing new places. When she’s not helping our customers with scheduling, Kathy enjoys spending time with her 3 children (including a set of twins) who are involved in a variety of sports. She is also a former Competitive Bodybuilder, avid gardener, and has been involved in Competitive Cheerleading for many years.
Stacy was born and raised in New Jersey, where she first attended Middlesex Community College studying Marketing and Business Management. And, later onto DeVry Institute of Technology, receiving a certificate in the Information Technology Support Program through Computer Learning Centers in Plainfield, NJ. Before joining the team at Performance Point as Account Manager, Stacy relocated to North Carolina in 2011 from The Jersey Shore. Taking with her a commitment to resolving complex problems and building & maintaining business relationships, with experience and knowledge gathered from previous roles in Billing, Sales & Customer Service within the Healthcare System, Commercial Playground Equipment and as an Account Manager in Graphic Design. Her husband is her very best friend & enjoys spending time with him and their daughter. Other things that make her happy are sunny days, music, the beach, and DIY projects!
Certified Field Inspector
Originally from Southeastern Virginia, Leigh moved to Wilmington, NC where she graduated from Cape Fear Community College with her AAS in Sustainability Technologies. She left the coast for the mountains in Greenville, SC, and has enthusiastically gained experience in the building science and construction industries. She is excited to continue pursuing those passions and expanding her knowledge with Performance Point as a Field Inspector. Outside of work, you can find her enjoying her spare time camping, hiking and mountain biking.
Originally from Chesapeake, VA, Jim has called Kannapolis, NC his home for the past 33 years. He graduated from UNCC with a B.S. in Business Administration and was in the residential and commercial painting industry for almost 10 years. Jim also worked in the grocery business for 19 years where he learned that taking care of the customer was the top priority. Jim combines his background in painting and customer service to provide first-class Quality Inspections for Performance Point. Jim loves to spend time with his family and his proudest accomplishments are being married for 27 years and raising his 2 children to be responsible adults.
Jeff is originally from Maryland and moved to the Carolinas 5 years ago. He’s been a bricklayer, as well as a frame and finish carpenter for a combined 40 years. He specialized in historic restoration, custom builds, and furniture. When he’s not working, you can find him camping, kayaking, at the beach or in the mountains–practically anywhere outdoors. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and searching for sticks to carve, along with spending time with family, including his granddaughter and soon-to-be grandson. His other hobbies include building green stick furniture, and carving walking sticks and canes.
DAVID (D.C.) HUTTO
Certified Field Technician
David, (D. C.), was born in Aiken, South Carolina and was raised in the Midlands of South Carolina. He attended Aiken Technical College where he obtained an Associates Degree in Business Management. He will relocate to the Columbia area to provide Performance Point services throughout South Carolina. When D.C. is not working, he enjoys watching and playing basketball, attending the University of South Carolina sporting events, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Chase is a local to the Triangle having grown up in and around Raleigh, he later moved on to attend East Carolina University. After five or so years in Greenville working as a Cable Technician, Chase ventured on to teach outdoor education as well as fidget around with Structural Engineering in Western Massachusetts. Chase is enthusiastic about the opportunities Performance Point has to offer and is proud to be joining such a quality team. When he is not hiking with his dog you can find him cycling, kayaking, and constantly trying to find a way to not fall from rock walls.
Triad Team Leader/Certified Field Technician
Originally from Hopedale North Carolina, Hunter is a graduate of Appalachian State University. He is an avid outdoorsman as well as being a motorcycle and firearms enthusiast. After spending 8 years in the field of refrigeration and HVAC, he joined the Performance Point team in 2018. Hunter is proudly serving the Triad area of North Carolina as a rating field inspector.
Certified Field Technician
Matthew Forster graduated from Wayne Community College with an Associates in Science degree. He is now a certified Field Rater with Performance Point and has been with the company since early 2018. Originally from Goldsboro, NC, Matthew moved to the Charlotte area in 2011 and has lived there ever since. When he isn’t working, he enjoys reading, going to the mountains, and building computers.
Originally from Connecticut, Janyia moved to South Carolina in 2017 with her Fiance and dog Rigby. She has since moved from Columbia to Greenville and acquired a cat named Gilthunder. In her spare time, she likes watching anime, spending time with her family, and getting to know the Greenville area. She enjoys applying her skills in attention to detail to quality inspections and is always up for the challenge of learning something new.
Certified Field Technician
Jesse is one of the newest members of our team. He has an established background in hospitality and hospitality management. He is eager to learn a new set of skills as a certified field technician. In his free time, he volunteers and the Duke Lemur Center and enjoys playing disc golf with his friends.
Nashville Regional Manager
Born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina and moved to Charlotte in February of 2019 to join the Performance Point team. He graduated from the University of South Carolina-Aiken. While attending USCA, he was a member of the golf team and majored in Marketing. Jay is excited to join the Performance Point team and develop his trade skills. In his free time, Jay enjoys playing golf, adventuring, and hiking with his dog and grilling out with the boys.
Certified Field Technician
Greg is from Virginia Beach, VA and has lived in Charlotte for 11 years now. He comes from a background of playing baseball and enjoying the great outdoors. He is one of our Certified Field Technicians and loves being out in the field learning more about energy efficiency and new construction. During his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his Fiancé and his 8-year-old son at the batting cages.
Certified Field Technician
Alex Earnest graduated in May 2018 from Winthrop University with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies. Alex has participated for many years in volunteer construction work rebuilding low-income housing in South Carolina through the Salkehatchie summer service program, hosted by the United Methodist Church. Alex lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina and has witnessed the rapid growth of the greater Charlotte area. He is excited to be a small part of encouraging responsible, green-conscious building in the region. Alex is an avid reader outside of work, and loves conversation about good literature.
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.
Manager of Business Development
Originally born in Charleston, SC; Scott grew up in the small town of Harrisburg, NC in Cabarrus County. First attending NC State and then graduating from UNC Charlotte in the Fall of 2014, Scott joined Performance Point as a Field Rater in February of 2018. Scott originally had worked in the financial sector for 2+ years before he decided to trade in his suit & tie for a hard hat & work boots. In his spare time, Scott enjoys lifting things up and putting them down, and cracking cold ones with the Boys on the Holy day of Saturday. He enjoys breakfast foods for dinner, freedom, and Chic-Fil-A….except on Sundays.
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.
QI Team Leader
Lisa was born and raised in New York and moved to Charlotte in 2015. She worked as a student loan manager for collections and a school bus driver for the biggest company in New York. She started with Performance Point last year and loves being a part of the team. She is a mother to 3 children and enjoys sewing and doing arts n crafts when not at work.
Charlotte Regional Manager and Licensed General Contractor
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 is also a Licensed General Contractor. 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 eight years now, and he feels lucky to play a vital role in the growth and development of our outstanding organization. He is happily raising three 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!
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.
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.
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!
Certified HERS Rater, HVAC System Designer, & 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, & HVAC system design. 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.
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 hike.
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.
Manager of Strategic Initiatives
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Charlotte in January of 2013. She is a graduate of the 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 recruiting, 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.
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.