The RentLab Team
Jacqui Bauer, Co-founder & CEO
Jacqui developed the RentLab concept in partnership with colleagues (including Matt) while serving as the first sustainability coordinator for the City of Bloomington, Indiana, where she spearheaded energy efficiency, waste reduction, active transportation, and renewable energy programs throughout the community. During this time, she also served in leadership positions with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, co-chairing the Innovation Fund Committee and as a member of the Planning Committee. Prior to her work with the city, she served as the assistant director of the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University under Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom, and as the state director of the Indiana Rural Community Assistance Program, where she worked with rural communities to improve access to clean water supplies and adequate sewage treatment. She holds master’s degrees in Public Policy and Environmental Science from the School of Public & Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, and a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language from the University of Michigan.
Tamara Myers, Creative Director
Tamara joined the RentLab team as Creative Director to help this growing company establish their brand as a strong agent of environmental change. She has experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, which gives her an understanding how to approach design challenges from all angles. After years of working her way up from Graphic Designer to Associate Creative Director, Tamara now owns her own business, helping clients like RentLab realize their full potential. She has a BA in graphic design with an advertising minor from Western Michigan University.
Matt Naud, Co-founder & Director of Partnerships
Matt was the first Environmental Coordinator for the city of Ann Arbor. He has 17 years of experience leading and developing innovative programs to further urban sustainability goals in Ann Arbor including climate mitigation and adaptation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, brownfield redevelopment, recycling, composting, river management, emergency management, and equity. He has direct experience building sustainability into the culture of an organization and working with universities to identify policy-relevant data for city planning efforts. He has played a formative and leadership role in the Urban Sustainability Directors Network and other regional networks of city sustainability staff. Matt also has 11 years of environment and emergency management experience with federal and state clients. He is a senior consultant with adapt.city and Resource Recycling Systems. He holds master’s degrees in Biology and Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
Dillon Walker, Chief Technology officer
Dillon Walker is a creative strategist, business leader, and community builder, based in Tucson, Arizona. Dillon is the founder and principal of Hydrant, an experience studio providing a distinct set of branding, communications, and technology services to organizations of many sizes. Dillon is also the cofounder of an innovative auto care company called OOROO where he serves as CTO, and a coworking space serving entrepreneurs and small teams called Common Workspace.
As a community builder, Dillon is the President of the Tucson Young Professionals, working to create a more vibrant city for young people to thrive in; the Vice Chair of the Downtown Tucson Partnership; Co-founder of the TENWEST Festival; and serves on the board of directors of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council.
Joanna Wheaton, Lead Data Scientist
Jo joined the RentLab team in 2019 to spearhead statistical analysis and data management efforts. Primarily using R and python, Jo builds predictive and explanatory statistical models using machine learning techniques, and creates interactive visualization tools.
Jo completed a BS in Data Science summa cum laude with minors in Mathematics and in Economics at Northern Arizona University. Previously, she graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a BA in Political Science and minors in Environmental Systems & Society and in Urban & Regional Planning.