Seth Francis was looking for a way to share his passion of helping people live more comfortably in their homes. He found the perfect outlet by presenting information during CEP’s weatherization workshops.
He currently works for a Portland engineering firm and previously worked at Earth Advantage, where he tested buildings for energy efficiency. He enjoys sharing his experience and knowledge in the energy field and interacting with workshop participants.
“There is a real satisfaction in empowering people with the knowledge of what is going on rather than telling them you need to do this and don’t ask questions,” said Seth. “This is great for me. I take all my fancy high end corporate sized information and provide real simple practical solutions that people can use immediately.”
“Volunteering with CEP is not only rewarding but there are a lot of opportunities to inject your own experience and knowledge in different stages,” said Seth. “Bringing your own experience really empowers people and that is what CEP it is all about.”
Seth was born in England and lived there until he was 16 before moving to live with parents in South Africa. He teaches self-defense courses as a hobby, commutes to and from work on his bike, and he and his wife are expecting twin girls in February.
“It’s a great team at CEP and I wish more people would get involved,” said Seth. “People come up after a presentation and say they appreciate the effort of bringing this information to them. In a small way I think it does change people’s lives.”