Meet the Team

Meet Our Breathe Easy Home Team

Breathe Easy Home is a newly created division of Ecobeco LLC, a Rockville-based residential energy efficiency company.

We created Breathe Easy Home because we kept hearing about health frustrations from our satisfied home energy audit customers. People wanted to have fewer respiratory health issues and to feel better in their homes – so we vowed to be part of the solution. Our experienced and energetic team has worked on energy efficiency and comfort for the last seven years. Now we are putting our skills and dedication to work to help you feel better by making your home healthier, too.

We are good at what we do. But don’t just take our word for it. We have the certifications and awards to go along with our passion, our commitment to performance, and our excellent customer service.

We are a BPI GoldStar contractor, and are certified Healthy Home Specialists. We follow the highest ASHRAE standards for residential ventilation and indoor air quality. We have received many local, state and national awards, including Angie’s List Super Service Award (2010, 2011, 2012), Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition Initiative of the Year Award (2013), Montgomery County Small Business Workforce Development Award (2014), U.S. Department of Energy ENERGY STAR Century Club Award (2011), City of Rockville Environmental Leadership Award (2012), Pepco Home Performance Award (2010, 2012, 2013), and Maryland Home Performance Contractor of the Year (2009).

While awards are nice, our passion comes from helping over 3,000 home owners understand how to make their homes healthier, more comfortable, and more energy efficient.

Brian Toll

Founder and President

With oil and energy prices on the rise and global warming all over the news, Brian went looking for ways to reduce his energy costs and environmental impact. Brian left his role in Sprint Nextel’s marketing department to found ecobeco, a company whose primary mission is to make it easy for consumers to implement eco-friendly solutions in their homes. Brian is currently Chair of Efficiency First Maryland, the trade association for residential energy efficiency contractors. Brian is also the Legislative Chair of the Maryland Clean Energy Center. Brian and his fiancé live in Bethesda.

Reuven Walder

Founder and Vice-President of Energy Auditing

Reuven is a Certified Building Analyst and Building Envelope Specialist through the Building Performance Institute, and a Healthy Home Specialist through the National Environmental Health Association. He has a broad base of knowledge around building science, energy efficiency and environmentally friendly products. A committed conservationist, Reuven has devoted his career to developing projects aimed to reduce resource consumption and promote sustainability. He also has experience conducting research on ecosystems and species. He is an experienced environmental educator using his broad base of scientific and mechanical systems knowledge to educate and empower people around him to wisely use and protect our resources, whether on a nature tour or in their homes. Reuven lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife, son and two daughters.

Sandy Perry

Director of Human Resources and Accounting

Rebecca’s 10 years of experience in science and education as a former classroom teacher and outdoor educator allows her to approach her work with an appreciation for the impact that energy efficiency and high quality indoor air can have on one’s quality of life. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health from Salisbury University and is a BPI certified Building Analyst. She currently lives in Waldorf, Maryland, with her husband and enjoys cooking, singing, and hiking.

Nick Rosenthal

Director of Operations

Nick is a certified BPI Building Analyst. As a firm believer in the necessity of implementing energy-demand reductions as part of the solution to the emerging energy crisis, Nick works toward a green energy future for all Americans. Nick graduated from Eckerd College with degrees in Environmental Studies and Computer Science, and is always looking for new ways to promote sustainability. Nick enjoys spending weekends in the outdoors hiking, snowboarding, geocaching and biking. Nick lives in Germantown.

Alex Sawyer

General Manager, Northern Maryland and Delaware

Alex is a certified Building Analyst with the Building Performance Institute, is a LEED accredited professional and is one of only a handful of Certified Passive House Consultants in the Mid-Atlantic. He has a degree in architecture from Drexel University and has a dozen years’ experience in green design and construction with a focus on energy efficiency and healthy homes principles. Alex lives in Baltimore and spends his free time with his three children, cheering the Orioles and obsessing over how to make the perfect coq au vin.

Nicole Applegate

Customer Service Specialist

Nicole has her Bachelors in Environmental Science and Policy from University of Maryland, College Park, where she learned to protect our natural environment. We need to find a balance between everyday life and nature. At ecobeco she helps customers coordinate audits for their home energy efficiency needs, and is dedicated to helping people understand that as individuals they can still have a positive impact on the environment. She has lived in Maryland her whole life, and enjoys art as well as being outside with her German Shepherd puppy. Nicole and her husband live in Brunswick, Maryland.

Jillian Becker

Energy Manager

Jillian is a BPI certified Building Analyst. A graduate of James Madison University’s Integrated Science and Technology program, Jillian has spent the last several years studying many aspects of energy efficiency, as well as environmental concepts. Jillian also enjoys music, traveling, and the great outdoors. She believes in leading by example and is excited to be a part of this promising industry. Jillian currently lives in Virginia Beach.

Fresi Bonilla

Customer Service Specialist

Fresi has an extensive background in customer service and is pleased to assist customers in both English and in the Spanish language. Fresi likes keeping herself busy and enjoys volunteering in her community and church by providing assistance through many programs to youth and low income families. She is currently living in Hyattsville, Maryland with husband and daughter, and she is pursuing her degree in Business Administration from Montgomery College.

Taylor Branch

Energy Auditor-in-training

Taylor is a BPI Certified Building Analyst. Taylor helps auditors investigate customers’ high energy bill complaints and helps customers find ways to reduce their electrical consumption and assists the team with installation of energy saving devices. He enjoys using his problem-solving skills to both improve homeowners’ comfort, and to contribute to a better environment.

Ellen Haber

Customer Service Specialist

Armed with an MBA with a concentration in Marketing Management, Ellen has marketed technical services for most of her professional career. Her strong understanding of customer relations and business processes translates to positive customer experience and more projects in the pipeline. For the past five years, Ellen has learned a lot about local environmental issues while serving as the co-chair of a sustainability group in her Silver Spring community. She enjoys foreign languages, cooking and yoga.

Olu Olufunmilade

Energy Auditor

Olu is a graduate of Architecture with over seven years’ experience using the knowledge of engineering and architectural practices for design, construction, and project management. Olu is also a BPI certified Building Analyst, and has a keen interest in green technology and energy conservation. He wants to help homeowners have more energy efficient homes. Olu and his wife live in Silver Spring.

Jim Singer

Energy Auditor

Jim has spent most of his working career in one form of the building trades or another. In 2009, he decided to take his building knowledge and what he had learned trying to make his own 90-year-old house more comfortable to help others achieve their energy efficiency goals. Jim is a certified BPI Building Analyst and certified NEHA Healthy Home Specialist. He and his family live in Washington, D.C.

Daniel Walfield

Energy Auditor-in-training

Daniel believes service and customer satisfaction are paramount. He makes sure that the customers have a clear understanding with regard to the products and how they perform to provide them the best in energy efficiency and money savings over their lifetimes. He is very passionate about helping homeowners address their energy concerns and hopes to inspire more homeowners to move to action. Daniel received his BPI Building Analyst certification and believes that it’s our responsibility to husband our resources wisely and make the most of them.