Your Business and Community Can Be a Better Place
You Business Can Become a Better Place
I currently work in the commercial renewable energy field, but I also advocate for a wide range of sustainability initiatives at the corporate and municipal levels.
Skills & Experience:
Solar PV feasibility studies – energy analysis & management – renewable energy PPA financing – writing & editing – public speaking – marketing & outreach – sustainability metrics – social and environmental justice – utility rate structures & programs – environmental policy – urban planning – multi-tenant property management
- B.A. English/American Studies- Cleveland State University
- M.A. Urban Sustainability- Antioch University of Los Angeles
- Climate Reality Leadership Training- Delhi, India
Volunteer Community Work:
- Sustainable Surplus Exchange
- Carlsbad Community Gardens Collaborative
- Carlsbad Chamber Sustainability Committee
- Urban Place Consulting Group
- Surfrider Foundation
- LEED AP BD+C
- Fundamentals of Biomimicry – SDG&E EIC Certificate
- CA Notary Public
Solar PV + Energy Storage
There has never been a better time to go solar. Federal tax credits + rising utility rates means an incredibly short payback period for businesses. Additionally, the environmental implications have never been more clear for clean energy. My experience in modeling solar + batteries, evaluating energy costs and solar solutions has become central to my knowledge of sustainability solutions for businesses and non-profit organizations.
Financing Energy Projects
PPA For Non-Profits
Financing for renewable energy projects is the key to adoption. Non-Profits can greatly benefit from solar due to their smaller budgets to cover operating expenses. Every dollar saved with solar energy is a dollar that can benefit their charitable mission and bolster community support and involvement. PPA financing requires no money-out-of-pocket and the PACE backed structure is often great match for the non-profit sector.
Education and Outreach
Application & Change
Working as a Sustainability Circle Coach for REV was extremely valuable. The wide range of corporations and non-profits who participated in REV Sustainability Circles allowed me to see sustainability issues through multiple lenses. I enjoy the problem-solving aspect of creating sustainable solutions for unique business types. The best part, however, was meeting so many awesome people looking to do the “right thing” for the environment in their everyday work-lives.
Vital Gathering Spaces
Community spaces are critical to our community health. A healthy community has a places where citizens can gather to relax, meet neighbors, talk, play, sing and celebrate life every day. “Placemaking” is the cure for suburban sprawl, and the over-development of town centers that reduce our vital public space. It’s important for residents to speak out against developments that deplete a community’s ability to interact in meaningful ways.
PO Box 1952 Carlsbad California 92018
Get In Touch With Me!
Questions about Commercial Solar or How to Achieve your Sustainability Goals?