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ESG Team

Jinny Whittaker
President
Jinny worked alongside ESG's founder and her husband, Craig Whittaker, since its inception in 2002. Following his passing in August 2014, she assumed a leadership role as Company President. Jinny has served as a NC Realtor and was co-owner of Whittaker Group, an independent provider of health and wellness products. Read more.
Ryan Bennett
Director Of Operations
Ryan joined ESG in the summer of 2017. Ryan has been in the construction field since 2001 and became interested in building science in 2009 after attending a HERS Rater training course and realizing how poorly homes were being built at the time. Read more.
Daniel Whittaker
Director of IAQ & Senior Investigator
Dan joined ESG in 2008 as an environmental investigator. He is a board-certified Microbial Investigator (CMI) and regularly conducts air quality and lead paint assessments for residential and commercial properties. Read more.
Bill Janhonen
Director of Business Development
Bill joined ESG in the Summer of 2017. He is a national member of the US Green Building Council and an advocate for promoting green education. He is also a member of the International Code Concil, RESNET, and is a national instructor for the National Association of Home Builders. Read more.
Alexandra (Ali) Kirsten
Senior Administrative & Marketing Executive
Ali started with ESG in Fall 2014. She holds a Masters of Business Administration with a focus in Marketing from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. She has previous experience working with B2B and B2C companies and has a particular interest in small companies. Read more.
Xuemei Song
Financial Accounts Manager
Xuemei joined the company in Fall 2014. She is a graduate of Three Gorges University in Yichange, Hubei Province, China. She is adept with numbers and enjoys organization and problem solving. Read more.
Lillie Reiter
IAQ Investigator & Administrative Services
Lillie graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro with a BS in Biology and started working with ESG in July 2015. She is a Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist thorugh the ACAC. Read more.
Randy Underwood
Field Technician
Randy started with ESG in October of 2017. He graduated from Troy University with a BS in Business Marketing and Management. He played football in college. Read more.
Thomas Rivers
Field Technician
Thomas graduated from UNC Asheville in 2017 with a BS in Ecology and Field Biology and started working for ESG in September of the same year. He enjoys the satisfying feeling of working outdoors Read More.
Christopher McFarland
Field Technician
Chris graduated from UNCG in 2013 with a BS in marketing. He began working with ESG in Octoer of 2017. He and his wife currently live in Oak Ridge. Read more.
Kristin Wampler
Office Assistant
Kristin joined ESG in the Summer of 2017. She graduated from Guilford College with a BA in English. In addition to ESG, she teaches yoga and does photography work. Read more.