David Bobzien
Director

David Bobzien serves as the Director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy for Governor Steve Sisolak. Mr. Bobzien holds a B.A. in Government and Politics from George Mason University, and a Masters of Public Administration with an emphasis in natural resources and public lands policy from Boise State University.

David Bobzien was appointed to the At-Large Council Member position in 2014 by the Reno City Council, to serve the remainder of Mayor Hillary Schieve’s vacated term. He was elected to a four-year term in 2016.

As a result of his leadership on the City Council, Reno was the first city in Nevada to join the C40 Compact of Mayors, convened the city’s Climate Action Initiative Group to build climate change resiliency and reduce the city’s carbon emissions, and launched “ReEnergize Reno,” an ambitious program to improve building efficiency 20% by 2025. As part of the program, Reno became the first city in Nevada to adopt an energy benchmarking ordinance, promoting transparency in building energy use to increase efficiency.

Prior to his service on the Reno City Council, Mr. Bobzien served four terms as an Assemblyman representing District 24 in the Nevada Legislature. During his legislative career, he worked on a wide variety of issues, most notably on conservation and clean energy policy including net metering, renewable incentives programs, energy efficiency, and the renewable portfolio standard. During the 2013 session, Mr. Bobzien chaired the Assembly Commerce and Labor committee and shepherded landmark legislation retiring Nevada-serving coal-fired power plants.

Mr. Bobzien lives in northwest Reno with his wife Julie, twin sons Luca and Finnegan, daughter Carly, and son David. David enjoys just about anything involving time spent outdoors, including running, backpacking, hunting and fly fishing. David coaches soccer, and currently volunteers as a Cub Scout leader for his sons’ pack.

Awards:
2015 “LEEDership Award”, US Green Building Council, Nevada Chapter
2009 Assemblyman of the Year, Nevada Conservation League
Winner, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project’s Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award
Distinguished Deed and 100% lifetime rating, Nevada Conservation League
Winner, Nevada EcoNet’s Golden Pinecone Award for environmental excellence as a public servant

Jennifer L. Taylor, Esq.
Deputy Director, Intergovernmental Relations
Ms. Taylor was appointed in January 2019 to support Governor Sisolak’s vision for Nevada’s clean energy leadership and innovation. She served in 2016 as Vice Chair for the Clean Energy Sources Technical Advisory Committee of the New Energy Industry Task Force, providing recommendations to revise Nevada’s Integrated Resource Planning to reduce customer exposure to fossil fuel price volatility and potential costs of carbon.  She was appointed to the Governor’s Committee on Energy Choice, and as Chair of the working group on Innovation and Technology in Renewable Energy Development.  She served on the Las Vegas City Manager’s Energy Advisory Committee and as executive director for the Clean Energy Project.  She holds law licenses in Nevada, Washington, California and Texas, and admitted before the District Court of Nevada, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. She represented homeowners’ in one of Nevada’s largest perchloroethylene ground water contamination cases.
Laura Wickham
Program Manager

Ms. Wickham joined the Governor's Office of Energy in February 2015. As Program Manager she oversees the Renewable Energy Tax Abatement Program, Revolving Loans, DEAL and serves as a C-PACE resource for the State of Nevada. Prior to joining GOE, Ms. Wickham ran a paralegal business for 7 years, where she specialized in bankruptcy and served attorneys across the United States. She is a Certified Contract Manager and has expertise as an interpreter and document translation. She attended Western Nevada College and has an Associates Degree in Applied Science.  

Mark Brady
Program Manager
Mr. Brady joined the Governor's Office of Energy in April 2017 as its Energy Efficiency Specialist. He is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing Energy Office programs, including tracking energy use in state-owned buildings and promoting efforts aimed at reducing energy consumption throughout the state. He has previously worked at the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources as well as at the Oregon Department of Energy. He has a M.Sc. in Energy from the University of Auckland, and a B.S. from the University of Nevada, Reno in Computer Science. He is certified as a Building Analyst Professional by the Building Performance Institute.
Robin Yochum
Program Manager

Ms. Yochum joined the Governor's Office of Energy in July 2016, where she initially served as Administrative Assistant. In March 2017, she was promoted to Management Analyst, and in April 2018 she was promoted to Energy Programs Manager and is responsible for the oversight and administration of the Green Building Tax Abatement program, IECC code adoption, and the HEROS program. Prior to joining GOE, Ms. Yochum created, implemented and managed a back office production center for an Escrow and Title company. Her background includes 20 years of experience in residential and commercial title and escrow transactions, employee development and management of an office.

Lezlie Helget
Management Analyst III
Ms. Helget joined the Governor's Office of Energy in December 2019. Prior to joining GOE, she worked for the Department of Taxation for 14 years with a recent assignment as an Audit Supervisor over the Tax Abatement and Tobacco Audit Programs. She holds a Certificate in Supervisory Management from the Nevada Certified Public Manager Program. Ms. Helget lives in the Carson City area with her husband Tim and enjoys spending time outdoors competing in events with her horses, camping, fishing, and golfing. 
Zachary Hoefling
Management Analyst III
Mr. Hoefling joined the Governor’s Office of Energy in December of 2019. Mr. Hoefling has more than seventeen years of public service, in the State of Nevada, and prior to joining the GOE worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Corrections, Department of Public Safety, Department of Administration/State Library and Archives, and the Legislative Counsel Bureau. Zach is a State of Nevada Certified Contracts Manager, also attended Western Nevada College and received an Associates of Applied Science degree in Business.
Lorayn Walser
Management Analyst III
Lorayn joined the Governor's Office of Energy in December 2019 as a Management Analyst III. She is responsible for organizing and implementing Energy Office programs, including the Performance Contracting Audit Assistance Program, the Emergency Assurance and Emergency Operations plans, and support for Nevada Electric Highway projects. Prior to joining the GOE, she was with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, and implemented the Emergency Management Performance Grant statewide. She previously worked for the Nevada State Office of Energy from 2006 to 2012, where she was instrumental in the adoption and implementation of the Green Building Rating System (LEED) and associated tax abatement program, the Renewable Energy Tax Abatement program, and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Lorayn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Jose State University and is a veteran of the U.S. Army and California National Guard.
Pat Malloy
Administrative Assistant IV
Pat joined the Governor’s Office of Energy in July 2017 after her Administrative Assistant assignment at the Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety and the Nevada Highway Patrol.  As the Administrative Assistant, she facilitates all meetings for the Director, manages the front office and the GOE’s internship program.  Her background includes 40 years of experience in administrative support.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering for the local community.