The Team

The team at Rebate Bus is focused on delivering an exceptional experience for all. Whether you are a Rebate Bus Pro member or visiting Rebate Bus for the first time, we are here to serve you. Contact our team at any time.

Each team member brings their own unique skill set, contributing to the Rebate Bus workflow while providing dedicated support services to Rebate Bus members in every market.

Joe Pater
Joe PaterCEO/Founder
Joe has worked in the energy efficiency industry since 2009. He first saw the business case for an open utility rebate platform… Read More
Mike Plunkett, LC, CLCP
Mike Plunkett, LC, CLCPSENIOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Mike attended Winona State University with a focus on business administration…Read More
Joel Sandersen
Joel SandersenDIRECTOR OF COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS
An industry veteran, Joel has twenty years of experience working in energy efficiency…Read More
Chrissy Allard
Chrissy AllardDIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Prior to joining Rebate Bus Chrissy worked at WECC, where she oversaw marketing for residential and pilot rebate programs…Read More
Erica Suchyta
Erica SuchytaSTRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Erica’s career in energy efficiency began in 2011 when she started as a project coordinator for…Read More
Austin Bloch
Austin BlochSENIOR DATA MANAGER
After attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison for engineering and computer science, Austin started…Read More
Aaron Campbell
Aaron CampbellBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Economics and Certificates… Read More
Jim Harter
Jim HarterSOFTWARE DEVELOPER
Jim is a software developer for Rebate Bus and a St. Louis native who has studied Computer Science at the University of Missouri – St. Louis…Read More
Joe Bazydlo
Joe BazydloLEAD SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
After studying Anthropology and Chinese Language at Lawrence University, Joe worked for…Read More
Ashlie Crooks
Ashlie CrooksLEAD FRONT-END DEVELOPER
Ashlie is a self-taught web developer with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of North Texas…Read More
Alando Appling
Alando ApplingFRONT END REACT DEVELOPER
As a self-taught developer, Alando attributes his success to attending the Lambda School…Read More
Sarah Giencke
Sarah GienckeSOFTWARE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Sarah comes to Rebate Bus with a degree from Edgewood College in Interpersonal and…Read More
Connor Flaherty
Connor FlahertyRESIDENTIAL PROJECT MANAGER
Connor assists manufacturer clients participate in residential retail rebate programs across North America…Read More
Daniel Fernandez
Daniel FernandezRESIDENTIAL PROJECT MANAGER
Before joining Rebate Bus, Dan oversaw several healthcare facilities using his degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire…Read More
Maralina “Moey” Nelms
Maralina “Moey” NelmsRESIDENTIAL PROJECT MANAGER
After leaving a career in retail management, Moey pursued civic purpose and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps…Read More
Sam DiSalle
Sam DiSalleRESIDENTIAL PROJECT MANAGER
Sam comes to Rebate Bus with a Degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison…Read More
Antonio Lee
Antonio LeeRESIDENTIAL PROJECT MANAGER
Lee attended Black Hawk College and MATC. In his role as Residential Project Manager, Lee helps …Read More
Adam Lee
Adam LeeSENIOR FULFILLMENT MANAGER
Adam joined Rebate Bus in 2018 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Religious Studies and Philosophy…Read More
Mark Trotter
Mark TrotterCOMMERCIAL PROJECT MANAGER
After graduating from Marquette University, Mark spent ten years working for a small health and wellness company…Read More
Eleanor Fogarty
Eleanor FogartyPRODUCT MANAGER
Eleanor joined Rebate Bus after graduating from Saint Louis University with a double major in Entrepreneurship…Read More
Lucas Berna
Lucas BernaHORTICULTURE PROJECT MANAGER
Lucas has degrees from Waldorf College and Texas Lutheran University. He has twenty years of…Read More
Kylie Bloch
Kylie BlochDATA INTERN
Kylie is studying Neurobiology and Global Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison…Read More
Cam Ekum
Cam EkumDATA INTERN
Cam is currently enrolled at Lakeland University, where he is studying Business Administration…Read More