Our Team

Bruce Everly, General Manager

email: bruce@eimgrants.com

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

email: janet@EIMgrants.com

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

email: kcooper@eimgrants.com
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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

email: caleb@eimgrants.com

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 super hot varieties of chili peppers.

Molly Kubaszyk, Grant Writer


Molly received a B.A. in Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies with minors in Spanish and Leadership and Military Science from Butler University. She combines her diverse educational background with her passions for helping people and bettering the environment to best research and write for our clients. Following her work at EIM, Molly will begin her career as an Active Duty Army Officer.

Kenny Lee, Grant Writer

Email: Kenny@eimgrants.com

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Rose Everly, Project Coordinator

Email: Rose@EimGrants.com

Emma Rose Everly is an artist with a drive for environmental sustainability. She’s been involved in the family grant writing business for many years; observing and learning the process of writing a grant, helping with on-site audits, proofing and shipping. Before joining the team as a Project Coordinator, Rose spent time studying Art Therapy at Herron School of Art. She has taken her eye for detail and communication skills, and applied it diligently to the work she does with EIM LLC, helping customers understand on a personal level the benefits of the REAP program. Outside of working closely with grant applicants, Rose is passionate about spending time in nature, collecting four-leaf clovers, creating earth inspired artworks, and her family and friends. She hopes to one day merge her environmental knowledge with a curated artist show, to portray a clear message of the importance of a green-energy future. 

Jane Boone, Executive assistant / Project Coordinator

Email: boone@eimgrants.com

Jane received a B.S. in Biology from Butler University. She is executive assistant to Janet Everly, as well as a project coordinator. She is passionate about sustainability and environmental justice. Jane uses her organizational and communication skills in combination with her knowledge of environmental science to help people through the grant writing process. When she isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, cooking and baking, and reading.

Caitie O’Connor, Grant Writing Assistant

Email: Caitlin@eimgrants.com

Caitie is a recent IU Bloomington aluma with a Bachelors in Kinesiology. She is originally from Indianapolis, where she grew up with three younger siblings. She loves to run, paint, and listen to music. She is pictured with her dog Murphy, who she got off of Craigslist this summer. Caitie recently completed her first marathon in Washington state.

Katherine Cole, Grant Reviewer

Kate graduated from Indiana University with degrees in Criminal Justice, Law, and Paralegal Studies. She has a career at the Department of Justice where she supports Assistant United States Attorney’s in civil litigation. At EIM, Kate uses her proofing expertise and keen eye for detail to ensure clients’ grants are complete before submission to the USDA. Kate enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, activism, and is passionate about sustainability!

Lydia Ade, Environmental Impact Analyst Intern

Email: Lydia@eimgrants.com

EIM’s Environmental Impact Analyst intern, Lydia Ade received her Associate Degree from Vincennes University at age 17. She is currently working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Lydia is committed to environmentalism and eco-related volunteer work. Throughout her time in school, she has volunteered with several green groups assisting with seed collection for native wildflowers, constructing bat houses, and tending a local rain garden. She spends her free time gardening, caring for her many pets, and cooking. Lydia is passionate about reducing greenhouse gases and does her part by helping EIM’s customers obtain renewable and energy efficient equipment. Lydia specializes in helping clients through the governmental red tape required for most grant applications.