Scott Young
Executive Director
  • MFA, Pacific University
  • B.A., UC San Diego
  • S.F. State & UC Berkeley extension studies
  • Former Owner at After Eden Fine Gardens & Charlotte's Web Children's Bookstore in Bay Area
  • Former GM at The City Store
  • Co-founder of INK Magazine in S.F & R.E.I.N.S. in S.D.
  • Lives in Northern California with his wife and 4 kids
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Eric Stikes
Founding Director/ CEO
  • Solar Program Manager at Byers Enterprises, Inc.
  • BS, Engineering, Cal State Humboldt
  • 18 year veteran in solar industry
  • Licensed C-10 electrical & C-46 solar contractor
  • NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional
  • Stanford University Cert. in Energy Innovation & Emerging Tech.
  • Lives in Northern California with his wife and 3 daughters
Eli Wahler
Director of Finance & Business Development
  • MBA from Cal State Hayward
  • Private consultant and ESL instructor
  • 20 year veteran in business and entrepreneurship
  • Hip hop artist extraordinaire
  • Lives in Zurich, Switzerland with his wife, 2 sons, and new baby girl!
Theo Black
Director of Marketing & Public Outreach
  • BS in English from CSU
  • MFA from UC Berkeley
  • Cornell University's Forensics Team Head Speech Coach
  • Over 20 years experience in construction trades
  • Lives in Ithaca, NY with his wife and son.
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Aaron Mallah
Activities Director
  • A.A. Anthropology, Sierra College
  • Graduate of Le Cordon Bleu
  • Head Baker at the Thunder Valley Casino
  • International explorer and adventurer
Laura Kofler
Director of Planning & Logistics
  • BA in English from Cal State Chico
  • Over 10 years experience in property & hospitality management
  • Lives in Northern California with her husband and three daughters
Andrew Westerman
Secretary Director
  • B.S. in Geography from UC Santa Barbara
  • Field Service Technician at Tesla
  • Over 12 years experience in solar PV installation and water well drilling
  • Groundwater remediation technician
  • International explorer and adventurer
  • Super sponger
  • Lives in Santa Cruz, CA.
Jarrod Genovese
Director of Technology
  • CA licensed C10 electrical contractor
  • Over 12 years experience as a solar PV and energy efficiency design and installation professional
  • Owner at Pacific Energy Services
  • Lives in Santa Cruz, California
Fabrizio Farina
Lead Electrician
  • BS in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis
  • Field Service Engineer for Sunpower
  • Licensed C10 electrical contractor and sole proprietor at Luz Energy
  • Over 12 years experience as a solar PV professional
  • Lives in Northern California with his wife
Daniel King
Business Development Advisor
  • MBA from Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management
  • President at Integrative Roofing and Energy
  • Over 9 years experience in construction management and business development
  • Lives in Northern California with his wife and new baby boy, little Atticus!
David Bowman
Job Site Foreman and Lead Electrician
  • C10 Licensed electrician
  • Over 25 years experience in electrical construction
Ernie Flores
Financial Controller
  • Over 36 years as a business professional
  • Three successful Silicon Valley tech start-ups
  • NU Football coach
  • Lives in Northern California with his wife and family