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Our Team


ECOterra DESIGN-BUILD has a stupendous team of professionals with extensive knowledge and expertise in the development, implementation and management of renewable energy projects.



Kaye Marshall is the General Contractor, Designer and Project Manager of ECOterra DESIGN-BUILD. Kaye holds a NM GB-98 Construction License and has been building homes for over 25 years. She is a driving force in energy-efficient residential and small commercial construction projects in New Mexico.


Kaye holds degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico.


Michael Cecchini, CEM is a managing member of ECOterra DESIGN-BUILD with extensive entrepreneurial and business background. He founded Sunergy, Inc. a renewable-energy company which he sold in 2009 to take on a broader scope of energy-efficiency projects and conservation.


Mike has spent many years in the Energy Services Company (ESCO) business and is now consulting to public and private building owners providing energy- efficiency and engineering services industry. He attended the Anderson School of Business at the University of New Mexico and is a Certified Energy Manager accredited through the National Association of Energy Engineers.


Bill Marshall, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, has spent his entire career developing, verifying and building renewable energy technologies as director of the Renewable Energy Department at Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) in Albuquerque, NM and as the deputy director at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO.


Bill holds several advanced degrees in engineering with a PhD in Thermodynamics.


Don Swick PE, CEM, CEA, LEED AP has almost 40 years of experience in the design, specification and installation of HVAC and control systems. He has extensive experience with energy auditing, energy analysis techniques, computer simulation for building envelopes, central plants, HVAC equipment, lighting and control systems.


Don’s other specialties include systems design and analysis including thermal storage systems, variable refrigerant flow, ground source heat pumps, and other renewal technologies including solar (thermal and PV), as well as Electrical Utility Demand Response application analysis.


Dave Gerke holds 35 years of experience in the Design-Build Industry, specifically in the area of Architectural Design and Construction Management. He has a diversified portfolio and his field of expertise is in the design and construction of commercial, industrial, institutional, residential real estate and in tenant improvements. Dave has completed projects for private industry, specifically in healthcare/medical facilities, and for federal, state and local government agencies, as well as various departments of the military. He is also experienced in building demolition, hazardous material abatement, quality control, construction scheduling, contract execution, change-order negotiation, and construction administration. 


He is well-versed in the Design-Build, Total Quality Management (TQM) and partnering management philosophies currently embraced in government contracting. His projects have resulted in a high level of customer satisfaction, national awards, and several letters of commendation saluting outstanding quality and design. Dave is both a licensed architect and general contractor, with experience of 25+ years with Harper Construction and 35+ years in the building industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois and is a licensed architect in the State of Illinois and California.

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