ESG Team


Jinny Whittaker, President

Jinny worked along ESG’s founder and her husband, Craig Whittaker, since its inception in 2002. Following his passing in August 2014, she assumed a leadership role as Company President. Jinny has served as a NC Realtor and was co-owner of Whittaker Group, an independent provider of health and wellness products. Read more


Daniel Whittaker, Director of IAQ & Senior Investigator

Dan joined ESG in 2008 as an environmental investigator. He is a board-certified Microbial Investigator (CMI) and regularly conducts air quality and lead paint assessments for residential and commercial properties. Read more



Vince DiFrancesco, Energy Department Manager

Vince brings over 20 years of combined experience as a practitioner and trainer in green building, energy auditing, and sustainability. He’s a certified HERS Rate, BPI Building Analyst, NGBS Green Verifier, LEED Accredited Professional and ISSP Sustainability Professional. Read more


Scott Sumner, Environmental Investigator

Scott joined ESG in September of 2018. He has a BS degree in Construction Systems and Biology from East Carolina University and possesses an extensive knowledge of building structure design. Scott has 10 years of remediation experience, and holds multiple certifications from the IICRC. Read more


Stephanie Proctor, Administrative Coordinator

Stephanie joined ESG in March of 2018. She has been working in the construction field for 15 years and is currently working towards her associate degree in science. Read more



Susan Burns, IAQ Administrator

Susan joined ESG in October 2018. Her background is in home health administration, most recently focusing on quality improvement.   She has a BS in Public Health from UNC-CH and an MPA from East Carolina University. Read more


Tina Norman, Accounting Operations Specialist

Tina has helped ESG with their QuickBooks since 2014. She joined the company in December 2017. Tina is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in Mathematics. She brings 18 years of QuickBooks experience to the ESG Team. Read more



Kristin Wampler, Billing and Office Clerk

Kristin joined ESG in the Summer of 2017. She graduated from Guilford College with a BA in English. In addition to ESG, she teaches yoga and does photography work. Read more



Ryan Bennett, NGBS Verifier

Ryan joined ESG in the summer of 2017. He has been in the construction field since 2001, and became interested in building science in 2009 after attending a HERS Rater training course and realizing how poorly homes were being built at the time. Read more.



Christopher McFarland, Field Technician and Environmental Investigator

Chris graduated from UNCG in 2013 with a BS in marketing. He began working with ESG in October of 2017. Since then, he has become a certified HERS Rater as well as an IAQ investigator with a CRIE certification. Read more



Jeff Love, Field Technician

Jeff joined ESG in the Summer of 2018. He graduated from UNCG with BAs in English and Psychology. Read more



Thomas Rivers, Field Technician

Thomas graduated from UNC Asheville in 2017 with a BS in Ecology and Field Biology and started working for ESG in September of the same year. He enjoys the satisfying feeling of working outdoors. Read More