The SET Team



Vice President of Operations

Eric Boyd holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Residential Building Science and Technology from the University of Minnesota, where his work focused on energy efficiency in new and existing buildings.

Mr. Boyd gained extensive experience in quality control while working as a Weatherization Monitor for the Minnesota Low Income Weatherization Program. Previously, he managed the construction of custom homes and new home communities in Minnesota.  Mr. Boyd is a certified HERS Rater a Passive House US Rater, an Energy Star Rater and is a member of International Code Council.  Mr. Boyd also holds the RESNET Quality Assurance Designee and Rater Trainer Certifications.






Nick Marnach

Energy Modeling Manager

Nick Marnach holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Residential Building Science and Technology from the University of Minnesota.

Since graduating college Nick has worked in our Energy Modeling department, starting as an intern while in school.  Through this, Nick has accumulated many years of experience in this field of work, gained considerable background knowledge of the industry, and is also a certified HERS Rater.








Abby Shanks

Human Resources Manager

Abby Shanks holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of North Dakota.

Abby’s invaluable experience in benefits, recruiting, employee relations, and management over the past several years brings a strong background from previous employers to SET.









Kevin Byrnes

Builder Account Associate

Kevin Byrnes comes to Simple Energy Testing after being an independent building performance contractor, gaining years of experience in new and existing home energy performance.

Being RESNET and BPI certified, Mr. Byrnes enjoys both the daily challenge of putting together a sensible plan to construct energy efficient homes as well as the satisfaction that comes from customers who are pleased with their safe, healthy, high performance home.

A long-time firefighter and EMS provider, in his free time you’d have a hard time finding Kevin as he is frequently deep in the woods camping, fishing or following a bird dog.







Lucas Rutherford

Scheduling Lead

Lucas Rutherford holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mankato State University in Construction Management.

After school Lucas interned with a large home builder in the Twin Cities. Lucas began his career in the field as a Rating Energy Consultant and moved in to the office as a scheduling coordinator to learn more about the industry and grow with the company.








Angela Malley


Angela Malley holds an Associate’s Degree and extensive administrative experience. Angela has been working in the customer service field for over 15 years, including office management in the construction field. She enjoys sharing her experience and positive attitude with fellow employees at SET!








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