Team

Bob Leonard – Founder & CEO

Bob is the founder of Earthgarage.com. A 25 year veteran of the advertising and promotion industry, he created Earthgarage to help drivers make their car greener, save money and make an impact on the environment. Bob is a car enthusiast, did a bit of track time at Lime Rock and watches way too many car shows on the Velocity network. He resides in Manhattan with his wife Jennifer.

 

William Scheckel – CMO

William Scheckel is a marketing advisor whose expertise includes social media, branding, marketing communications and public relations strategy. He has worked with many of the world’s leading brands, including SAP, IBM, Shell and Deutsche Bank. He teaches social media at the New York Institute of Technology and advises start-ups and growing companies around the globe on customer care, audience engagement and product launches.  When he’s not with his son on the playground, you’ll find him behind a bass or alto sax playing the blues he learned as a student in Chicago’s South Side.

 

Justin Velella – Contributor

Justin is a publicist for St. Martin’s Press. His personal and professional passion lies in environmental issues – at Baruch College, he was president of the Environmental Cooperation Organization Club, which promoted environmental awareness and sustainable initiatives on campus. As a diehard car enthusiast, Justin tries to incorporate his love for automobiles and the burgeoning green advancements into his writing.

Nermin Kajosi – Contributor

Born and raised in New York City with rural family farm roots, Nermin can be thought as a city slicker with a green thumb. Nermin has a varied background, serving in the United States Air Force and more recently, working in the fitness industry as a personal trainer. He is currently operations manager for the environmental group, CELLA. He obtained his Master’s in Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Environmental Health in the winter of 2014.