Mountain Vector Energy Team

Actionable Energy Intelligence

The Mountain Vector Energy team leverages our customers’ existing systems fully to enable focused energy and water decision making. We remain very disciplined and technologically unbiased in the evaluation, selection and addition of new customer technologies and methods. Actionable Energy Intelligence is our focus and flawless execution is our approach.

Our team members have experience in cutting-edge energy and cost savings technology and software. 

Safety   Integrity   Work Ethic   Perfection   Communication   Collaboration

Steve Kiziuk

Steve Kiziuk

Chief Executive Officer

Environmental Engineer

Army Ranger

10 yrs Semiconductor, 11 yrs Energy Startup Experience

Driven by Innovation, Work Ethic and Integrity 

Outdoor Adventurer & Quiet Professional

Loves Fast and Precise Organizations

Steve understands how to assemble data, information, action and results that are meaningful to the constituents of each Energy Management Team. He helped shape the Net Zero press release content for the City of Albuquerque in late 2018. He anticipates Executive level requirements and communication with ease. He has run large ‘operations’ organizations in the semiconductor industry with direct profit and loss responsibility in unforgiving business environments. He had direct responsibility for over $500M in highly complex equipment installations globally with extensive vendor management requirements. He stood up New Mexico’s first commercial and industrial demand response program establishing 32 MW of virtual peaking power plant capacity in 2008. As his career in energy progressed, Steve realized early that our customers don’t have a data problem, they often have an information problem that touches electricity, gas and water waste. 

Aislin Cooper


Mechanical Engineer

Internet of Things Developer

Is the Hammer, Not the Nail

Fast German Cars

Empowered to Shape the Company’s Future

Aislin Cooper Technical Project Manager at Mountain Vector Energy

Aislin is a key player for the PNM Peak Saver Program and directly project managed the iOT Telemetry deployment at over 80 NM locations. He directly managed B&D Industries team members in their subcontract to Generac to ensure safety, timeliness, quality, and budget performance. Additionally, he developed the Scope of Work (SOW) for the remote BAS scripting (Trane, iCSI, ACS) for over 40 PNM Peak Saver locations for automated demand response. He served as the lead in addressing and PNM & Generac telemetry design issue that included close coordination with a licensed electrical engineering firm. He managed all projects from ‘zero to one’ ahead of schedule and well under budget. He is fluent with Building Automation Systems and expert in the quantitative analysis of vast interval data recording (IDR) data sets. He also led Generac’s first Distributed Energy Management Software (DERMS) deployment with PNM in New Mexico. Aislin has been with Mountain Vector Energy since 2018.

Paige Mankey Technical Program Manager at Mountain Vector Energy

Paige Mankey

Technical Program Manager

Technical Program Manager

Math Person

Number Cruncher

Puzzle Solver and Gamer

Likes Animals

Unshakeable, Indomitable, and Relentlessly Correct

Fluent in Dude Solutions Energy Manager and in conjunction with any data set from any source, Paige can measure and visualize pertinent layered data streams with related cost impact analysis in past, present and future. Paige is unique in that she has measured over 100 energy conservation projects that include LED interior, exterior and streetlights, RTU replacements, atmospheric and power burner boiler upgrades, chilled water optimization, steam traps, chiller, heat exchangers and cooling tower replacements to include over 68 solar sites. Her measurement includes both energy and commercial performance for feasibility as well as past, present and future applications. Utilities and Water, Efficiency and Renewable feasibility assessments and quantitative analysis is some of the work she has done with Mountain Vector Energy since 2016.

Madeline Lamb

Business Intelligence Manager

Engineering Physicist by Education

Data Interpreter

Deep Dive Data Analyst

An Artist at Heart

Intellectually Unlimited

Madeline Lamb Business IntelligenceManager at Mountain Vector Energy

Madeline is fluent in most Dude Solutions platforms and advanced data analytics with a focus on deeper programming experience with extremely large data sets. With expertise in Dude Solutions Work Order Management Systems, she often links utility performance with peoplepower, project costs and operations budget performance. Layering data from multiple sources has always been a core capability. She is comfortable with the design of complex electromechanical systems and related software. Utilities and Water, Efficiency and Renewable feasibility assessments and quantitative analysis are some examples of the work she’s done with Mountain Vector Energy since 2015.

David Stern

David Stern

Vice President of Engineering

Physics Enthusiast

Non-Intrusive Cargo Inspection Specialist


Immune to pressure

High Speed/Low Skill Skier

David graduated from Tufts University in May, 2020 with a degree in Physics (BS). In 2019, he worked as a Research Assistant at the MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE), designing and constructing parts to a portable Time-Of-Flight neutron detector. In 2018, he was a Science Intern at Passport Systems Inc., a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contractor that builds scanners for non-intrusive cargo inspection. He analyzed Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence (NRF) scans using Gamma Ray Spectroscopy, and performed viability tests for the possible detection of contraband such as depleted uranium, C4, mustard gas, and cocaine simulant. He is the recipient of the Amos Emerson Dolbear Prize Scholarship in Physics and been with Mountain Vector Energy since 2020.

Norbu Lama

Senior Software Engineer

Logical thinker


Musically inclined

Norbu Lama

Growing in a remote area in Nepal, Norbu remembers being astonished by the many impossible things accomplished by technology. His curiosity throughout childhood paved the way to his current field of interest. Norbu graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Computer Science and a Math minor. He became immersed in analyzing algorithms, believing that learning algorithms gives better perspective when approaching problems. Norbu has good understanding and experience working on Java, Python, JavaScript, Non-relational databases, and Machine Learning. In a world full of data, Norbu wants to use his skillset to bring positive outcomes to the community. During his free time he enjoys playing or watching soccer and jamming to a song on his guitar. 

Laxman Adhikari

Software Engineer

Tech Enthusiast

Nature Lover


Laxman holds a Computer Science degree from the University of New Mexico. He has served the university as a teaching assistant, an IT support technician, and through development on an app to minimize food insecurity among students. He also competes in computer science competitions and hackathons. Laxman loves being able to build what he can imagine through software.

Born in the hilly region of Nepal, his life was adventurous growing up. He loves hiking, trekking and backpacking. He is also a sports lover who plays soccer and follows Real Madrid. Laxman is a hardworking individual. He is also an active stock investor and enjoys financial analysis.

Sam Cox

Senior Software Engineer


Strives to understand

Mechanically inclined

Loves the outdoors

Sam Cox

Sam has always had an interest in technology and energy, which led to his BS in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico. Sam loves to solve problems and to learn about new tools he can use to solve them. Most of all, he enjoys the thrill of the chase. When he puts his mind to something, nothing will stop him from seeing it through.

Sam was introduced to energy management at Affordable Solar, where he was responsible for locating and reporting underperforming inverters in a solar array. His work led to the complete restoration of performance in the system. Sam is from the Albuquerque area, and seeing the results of his work encouraged him to contribute more to the energy reliability of his community.

Sam holds a minor in Film Production from UNM and enjoys analyzing movies and TV shows. He also plays acoustic guitar and hikes in the Jemez, Taos and the Bosque.

Yovanna Araujo

Business Development Manager

Client Relationship Architect

Critical Thinker

Avid Caffeine Drinker

Nature Lover

Yovanna is a dynamic professional with a passion for forging meaningful connections and driving business growth. With a keen eye for opportunity and a talent for cultivating strategic partnerships, Yovanna excels in adding substantial value to organizations. Her expertise lies in not only identifying avenues for growth but also in demonstrating how optimized energy solutions can directly impact clients’ financial performance. A first-generation college graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Finance from Anderson School of Management, Yovanna brings a fresh perspective and unwavering determination to her endeavors.

At Mountain Vector Energy, Yovanna is dedicated to empowering clients by showcasing how their energy costs intersect with their bottom line. She aids businesses in maximizing their resources and driving efficiency, propelling their own sustainability development forward with Cufflink.

Beyond the office, Yovanna finds solace and inspiration in the beauty of nature, reminding her to embrace life’s simple pleasures.



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