Ms. Dykema was appointed Director of the Nevada Governor's Office of Energy by Governor Brian Sandoval in September 2015, after having served as the office's Deputy Director. In her role as Director, she is responsible for directing, managing, and overseeing energy policy development, as well as the daily operations, legislative relations, and staff activities of the office. Prior to her service at the Governor's Office of Energy, Ms. Dykema worked as Business Development Manager at Ormat Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the geothermal industry, where she managed project development including transmission and interconnection processes, power purchase agreements, bid management, new prospects and federal, state, and local permitting. Ms. Dykema earned a Master of Science in Natural Resources Law Studies from University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Political Science from Michigan State University.
Mr. Tuma joined the Governor's Office of Energy in September 2016, after having served as the Natural Resources Industry Specialist for the Governor's Office of Economic Development. Prior to joining the State of Nevada, Mr. Tuma was the Nevada state director for The Nature Conservancy, the largest conservation non-profit organization in the State. Matthew also has worked for U.S. Senator Harry Reid, serving in a variety of roles and positions, including taking a lead role on key natural resource priorities and initiatives across Nevada and as a liaison with local governments, federal and state agencies, Native American tribes, and advocacy groups. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Energy Program Manager
Ms. Linfante joined the Governor's Office
of Energy in February 2012. She is responsible for managing renewable energy
and loan programs including the Revolving Loan Program, DEAL, and Renewable
Energy Tax Abatements. Other duties include making public presentations about energy policy in Nevada. She is also actively involved in seeking new grant
opportunities. Her background includes over 10 years of
experience in title, special-project escrows, and employee development, and two
years of experience in contract negotiation to secure assets for a
telecommunications company. Ms. Linfante received a B.S. from the University of
Nevada, Reno (UNR) where she was also a finalist in the Governor's Cup Business
Plan Competition. She is a former member of the Young Professionals in Energy, Nevada Chapter, and is currently enrolled in a professional development
program at Stanford University to earn an Energy Innovation and Emerging
Technologies Certificate. Ms. Linfante is a current Certified Contract Manager
and Notary Public. She is active in the community and organizes annual charity
drives for the homeless, and volunteers with organizations that promote entrepreneurship, education, and
Energy Program Manager
Mr. Thomas joined the Governor's Office of Energy in May 2016. He heads the agency's Energy Efficiency Programs within the Office, providing direction and oversight to the Home Energy Retrofit Opportunity for Seniors (HEROS), Green Building Tax Abatement and State Owned Building Benchmarking programs. He was most recently the Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council Nevada Community in Las Vegas. Most notably, he oversaw the Nevada Sustainable Energy Coalition (NSEC) and the creation of the inaugural Nevada Battle of the Buildings competition through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®. Mr. Thomas has a diverse background spanning nearly 20 years of promoting a sustainably built environment in industries such as Construction Project Management, Architecture & Design and Business Administration. After transferring from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), his commitment to the implementation of sustainable building principles started upon graduating from the School of Architecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 1997. He earned his joint Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture and Business Administration. His passion for sustainability quickly became public, when in 1999, he served as a State Assemblyman in the Nevada State Legislature. He introduced initiatives relative to Smart Growth, creating the Nevada Center for Sustainable Living (NCSL) and a Public Building Recycling mandate, with the latter being successful. He is also a baseball fanatic and has visited 20 of the Major League Baseball ball parks to date.
Public Information Officer
Kelley joined the Governor’s Office of Energy in December 2013 as its Public Information Officer. He is responsible
for public and media relations, social media, constituent services, website design, and other
communications functions. Prior experience includes Marketing Specialist for Resource Action Programs, a company that designs and
implements nationwide energy and water conservation programs; Sales and Marketing Manager for Allegra Printing; and owner of Northern Nevada Real Estate Photography. He currently serves on the Washoe County School Board for District A, an elected
position where he represents 85,000 people and 18 schools in southern Reno and Incline Village. He served on the Washoe County School Board for District E from 2009-2012. Kelley also served on boards and committees for City of Reno, Greater Nevada Credit Union, Junior Achievement, Regional Transportation Commission, and Renown. Mr. Kelley is a
former U.S. Army paratrooper and Nevada Army National Guardsman who served in the Kosovo War, and during peacekeeping missions in Haiti and Bosnia. He has a B.A. in Journalism
from the University of Nevada, Reno. He lives in Reno with his wife Brooke and their son Grant.
Management Analyst III
Mr. Fairman joined the Governor’s Office of Energy in July 2014. His focus is on various energy facilities and management programs, including electric transmission projects, electric imbalance markets, commercial retrofits, and energy management programs, including coordination among federal, state, and local agencies. He previously worked as a Project Manager in the Information Services Department of the Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy. He has 20 years of extensive energy and utility experience with Sierra Pacific Power Company (NV Energy) in various capacities, including Senior Engineer/Analyst, primarily with the Regulatory Affairs, and Natural Gas Purchasing/Transportation departments. He has five years of finance and risk-based modeling experience as a Strategic Planning Analyst with Employers Insurance Company of Nevada in Reno. Mr. Fairman holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno and a M.S. in Industrial Administration from Purdue University. He is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in California and a Nevada State Certified Contract Manager.
Management Analyst III
Ms. Wickham joined the Governor's Office of Energy in February 2015, where she initially served as Administrative Assistant. In July 2016, she was promoted to Management Analyst, where she oversees Renewable Energy Tax Abatement program, Revolving Loans, and DEAL. She also provides administrative support for the New Energy Industry Task Force. Prior to joining GOE, Ms. Wickham ran a paralegal business for 7 years, where she specialized in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy and served attorneys across the U.S. She recently became a Certified Contract Manager and has expertise as an interpreter and document translation. She attended Western Nevada College and has an Associates in Applied Science, and is fluent in English and
Grants and Fiscal Manager
Ms. Lockyer joined the Governor's Office of Energy in December 2016 as the Grants and Fiscal Manager. She will be responsible for a variety of fiscal functions relating to both federal grants and day to day operations. Prior to joining the office, Ms. Lockyer served as an Administrative Services Officer for the Division of Public and Behavioral Health. Her background includes 20 years of service in the State of Nevada, with a focus in both grant and fiscal management. Ms. Lockyer has an Associates of Arts.
Energy Efficiency Specialist
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.
Isaacs joined the Governor's Office of Energy in July 2016 after relocating from Northern CA. As the Administrative Assistant, she
facilitates all meetings for the Director, orders and stocks office supplies,
maintains office equipment, manages all filing systems, and runs GOE's
internship program. Prior to joining GOE, Ms. Isaacs created, implemented and
managed a back office production center for an Escrow and Title company located
in CA. Her background includes 20 years of experience in title and
residential escrows, employee development and management of an office. In
her spare time, Ms. Isaacs loves to spend time with her son