Our Team

THE SNUG PLANET TEAM

The Snug team is a small, highly-trained group of home performance professionals.  We focus on customer satisfaction and keeping our staff trained, certified and educated on the latest in home performance. We are a locally-owned business that depends on your good word for our next job.

JON HARROD

After receiving a degree in Biology from Harvard University, Jon earned a PhD from UNC Chapel Hill in Landscape Ecology. Following years of conducting ecological research, he realized using his scientific background to improve building efficiency would be the most...

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ELISABETH HARROD

Elisabeth graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor’s Degree Early Childhood Education. She was the director of education at-a-hands on inquiry based science center. Elisabeth spent a decade in the classroom and 15 years homeschooling. Essentially, she is...

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MARIA RIDER

Maria is Snug Planet’s secret weapon for cutting through NYSERDA’s red tape. She utilizes her organizational skills and meticulousness honed from her Masters in Elementary Education, Bachelor’s in Math, and years of teaching and homeschooling to help people navigate...

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MYRON GLADLE

Myron can build, fix, grow, install, and operate anything... he is truly a master of all trades. Raised in DeRuyter, NY, he grew up dairy farming and developed an affinity for the environment at a young age. So he studied Environmental Science, became a Naturalist,...

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SARAH COX

Sarah received a degree in Environmental Science from Ithaca College and fell in love with Ithaca and energy conservation.  She has been trained and certified as a Building Analyst through the Building Performance Institute and was also trained and certified as a Home...

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WAILIN PHYO

Born in Burma, Wailin came to the US when he was 16.  His first stop was Iowa, but that only lasted 3 months because in Ithaca, he found a strong Asian community and the BOCES carpentry program.  He has studied European masonry techniques in the Netherlands, speaks...

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MEREDITH ERNISSE

Meredith was raised in Upstate New York and has degrees in both Sociology and Fine Woodworking. After years of traveling around the country building furniture and constructing houses with AmeriCorps, she has returned to the Ithaca area and is raising her family and...

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DANIEL SOUTHWICK

Daniel graduated from Universal Technical Institute with a degree in Basic Automotive.  Another Snug that comes from a line of local farmers, he was raised on the family farm and grew up around animals. As a father of two young children, he's happy to be making a...

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SUSAN NEWMAN

Susan, born and raised in the Finger Lakes, is happy to be able to make an environmental impact in her own backyard. She has a BS in Science communication from Cornell and a Masters in environmental Education from NYU. Susan is a trained Energy Educator who enjoys...

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MAYA PAGÁN

Maya was born in the first passive solar-heated home on Long Island, built by her grandfather. This instilled in her a life-long respect for conservation and innovation. After achieving a B.A. in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz, she wore many hats before moving to...

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RUSTY NEFF

Rusty is our go to guy for installing and maintaining water heaters and heat pump mini-splits. He grew up 10 miles from the Arch in St. Louis and worked there in the automotive industry until 5 years ago, when he left city life for the country. Rusty relocated to the...

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TESTIMONIALS

David Breeden - Trumansburg
I had SnugPlanet do an energy audit on my home, and then do some of the suggested work to make the home more energy efficient, including installing a new high-effic iency furnace and tankless hot water heater. They were great to work with, and I'd recommend them to anyone! The folks who did the audit were very good about letting me come with them, and explaining what they were doing while they were doing it. The work that they suggested was reasonable in scope and in price, and they did it in the way they said they were going to do it, for the price they said they'd charge,…
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