Bruce Everly, General Manager
Bruce is sought after as an expert strategist and energy consultant. As a Certified Energy Manager and a Technical Service Provider with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Bruce has consistently assisted farmers and rural small businesses in exploring ways to bolster their bottom line via energy savings. He has provided training sessions for the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) while working for the Indiana Department of Energy. He and his team have secured $10,000,000 and counting for clients through grants for energy saving equipment, renewable energy options, and value-added projects.
Bruce received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, as well as his Masters of Science Degree in Business from the Kranert School of Management/Business at Purdue. He worked for many years designing heating and air-conditioning systems for skyscrapers across the Midwest and east coast, before assuming the role of Director of Sales for the eastern half of the US and Canada for Carrier Heating and Air Conditioning, where he developed customized software to maximize AC and other process efficiency. He launched his own business in 2002.
Janet Everly, Operations
Janet Everly, EdD has spearheaded and directed the writing of hundreds of successfully funded USDA grants as co-owner of EIM. She has secured funding for Riley Children’s Hospital, and assisted in numerous grant projects for Indiana University. She received her B.S. degree from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, M.S. from University of Indianapolis, and doctoral degree from Indiana University. While working as a tenured associate professor of Occupational Therapy at Indiana University, Dr. Everly acquired training and experience in grant writing.
During her tenure at IU, she spoke internationally, appeared on CNN and authored 30 scientific publications. Dr. Everly received grants, teaching and service awards, and the prestigious Community Connection Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association. Dr. Everly maintains close ties to and highly values her rural background.
Keith Cooper, Energy Engineer
With a B.S. from the Purdue University Engineering Program, Keith Cooper prepares audits and tromps through fields to gather the information grant and program applicants need to present winning projects. Keith’s passion for environmentally responsible business practices is expressed every day in his work at EIM. This passion is also expressed in his personal life. Keith’s farm is focused on organic, hydroponic specialty crops grown for farm to table restaurants, and he is building a zero-carbon footprint home for his mother in Colorado.
Caleb Waggoner, Grant Writer
Caleb received a B.A. in English, Creative Writing from Indiana University with minors in History and Literature. As a student, he served as Assistant to the Creative Writing Program and Managing Editor of the IUPUI student literary journal. At EIM, Caleb uses his writing and researching expertise to help clients clearly communicate their ideas to the funding organizations. He splits the rest of his time between playing music, cooking in a restaurant and at home, and growing plants including superhot varieties of chili peppers.
Christopher Radel, Assistant Grant Writer
Chris graduated in May of 2021 from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis with a B.S. in Environmental Science and a minor in Geochemistry. Throughout his time in school, Chris has volunteered his time for environmental projects involving invasive species removal, trash cleanup, and reforestation. He has also gained experience with chemical and physical analysis of urban stream environments within Indianapolis. Chris is looking forward to continuing his studies and helping our customers at Energy Improvement Matters.
Tyler Swift, Assistant Grant writer
Tyler is a sophomore at Ivy Tech University in Indianapolis and will be transferring to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to receive his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is interested in furthering his education in the field of renewable energy and the efficiency of industrial and personal equipment with on-the-job experience while interning with EIM as an assistant grant writer. He also has a passion for the automotive industry and motorsports. Tyler would like to work to expand the application of Biofuels, Hybrid Systems and Electric Drivetrains in both consumer and commercial use. He aims to assist in finding solutions to make these technologies more affordable and improving their long term reliability.