Staff

Center Leadership and Staff

Jeremy Ferrell

ASU EcoComplex Manager
828-773-6124
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Jeremy is the Outreach and Operations Manager of the Biodiesel Research and Production Facility located at the Catawba County EcoComplex, the result of a unique partnership to develop a closed-loop biofuel production system. He enjoys travel and has an extensive background working abroad as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Natural Resources Consultant in Paraguay, fostering a community-based landfill gas to energy project in Brazil, and leading sustainable development courses in Nicaragua and Peru. Jeremy holds a bachelors in Natural Resources from NCSU, a masters in Appropriate Technology from Appalachian, and is a PhD candidate in Energy and Environmental Systems from NCA&T.

Jason Hoyle

Research Analyst
232 IG Greer Hall
828-262-7934
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As a research analyst for the Energy Center, Jason works in the areas of energy policy, economic development, project finance and development, and environmental asset markets. In his years with the Energy Center, he has co-founded an ongoing global initiative to accelerate development and deployment of hydrogen-powered train technology and the International Hydrail Conference, created and currently serves as Editor of the North Carolina Economic Developer’s Guide to the Renewable Energy Industries, and assisted more than a dozen counties across the state with development of landfill gas-to-energy projects.

Janet Miller

Workshops Coordinator
231 IG Greer Hall
828-262-8913
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Janet is the Workshop Coordinator for the Appalachian Energy Center. She organizes the annual workshop series that offers continuing education and training opportunities to provide the most up-to-date technologies in the building science and renewable energy fields to professionals. Janet also works for the North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance as Program Coordinator. She recently earned her Master of Science in Building Science from Appalachian State University in May 2012. Her research project and area of interest focused on energy efficiency outreach and promoting behavior change towards energy conservation in the home. Janet has lived in Boone for the past 25 years and enjoys doing anything outside including kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, and skiing.

Joey Mosteller

Research Assistant
231 IG Greer Hall
828-262-8336
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Joey is employed as a Research Assistant at the Appalachian Energy Center. Most of his time is spent assisting Stan Steury on Landfill gas projects. In addition to tasks at the Energy Center, he is an Adjunct Professor, teaching two classes in the Technology and Environmental Design Department and one lab in Geology. Joey is a native of Western North Carolina and an alumni of Appalachian State, having received his Master of Science degree in Appropriate Technology in 2011. In his spare time he enjoys bicycling, hiking, reading, camping, and skiing.

Grace Plummer

Program Associate
226 IG Greer Hall
828-262-7514
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Jeff Ramsdell

Director
230 IG Greer Hall
828-262-7243
Website
Bio. coming soon!

Stan Steury

Program Manager
235B IG Greer Hall
828-262-7515
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Stan Steury lives near Boone, NC with his wife of 36 years, Carrie. They have 3 adult sons. Mr. Steury has been a research scientist at the Appalachian Energy Center since January 2007, after serving 32 years with the US Department of Agriculture. A 1973 graduate of Purdue University, Steury received a B.S. in Conservation of Natural Resources. In 1997, Steury engaged the community in development of the award winning EnergyXchange Renewable Energy Center www.energyxchange.org at the tiny Yancey-Mitchell Landfill. Steury was hired by the Appalachian Energy Center to promote economic and community development at landfills in North Carolina, and has worked toward development of cost effective means of generating electricity for small landfill gas projects. The US EPA requested the Appalachian Energy Center to expand this “community-based” landfill gas utilization effort internationally. The pilot project for this effort is now underway in Brazil. The focus of this international effort will be to assist “waste pickers” who glean from the garbage at landfills world-wide, by using the landfill gas/biogas for community needs.

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CONTACT

Dr. Jeff Ramsdell, Director
828-262-7514 (Appalachian Energy Center)
ramsdellje@appstate.edu
828-262-6553 (fax)

401 Academy Street
226 IG Greer Hall
ASU Box 32131
Boone, NC 28608

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