Andreas Karelas is the founder and Executive Director of RE-volv. Andreas is a dedicated renewable energy advocate with over 15 years of environmental and renewable energy nonprofit experience. Prior to founding RE-volv Andreas worked with a number of leading organizations including the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the National Audubon Society, blueEnergy, and the Center for Resource Solutions. Andreas holds Master’s degrees in International Affairs and in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He is a 2013 Audubon Toyota TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow and a 2016 OpenIDEO Climate Innovator Fellow.
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Anna has made a lifelong commitment to social and corporate sustainability. Prior to joining RE-volv, she worked on the policy team at the nations' largest residential solar company, Sunrun. In her position, Anna managed national policy campaigns to fight utilities bent on destroying solar markets on a state level. Anna graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a major in Environmental Studies and has been working on carbon reduction efforts for over 10 years.
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Solar Program Manager
Zak is on a mission to make clean energy a reality for everyone. Prior to joining RE-volv, Zak dedicated more than three years to advancing the adoption of solar. He worked with two major solar developers to facilitate financing for over 30 MW of solar capacity in the residential and commercial sectors, and enhanced their business processes to support further solar development. Zak holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, and is currently pursuing NABCEP certification in PV.
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Senior Marketing and Communications Manager
As a digital communications specialist, Ryan delivers powerful and original multimedia content to drive impact and build movements. His passion lies in accelerating the transition to a more equitable economy through transformational storytelling. Prior to RE-volv, Ryan has worked with Van Jones, Obama’s communication team, Joe Biden’s middle-class task force, Solar Mosaic, and Green For All.
Ryan loves Redwood forests, mythical animals, and telling the stories of those thriving in the green economy.
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Solar Ambassador Program Manager
Elyse is passionate about making clean energy and sustainable practices accessible to all. Prior to working at RE-volv, she managed a leadership program for high school and college students at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy which focused on empowering young people to develop social and environmental justice projects in their communities. As Solar Ambassador Program Manager, she hopes to continue to empower youth to be a part of the environmental justice movement and bring renewable energy to all communities.
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Full Stack Web Developer
Mark is passionate about making renewable energy accessible to everyone. Prior to joining RE-volv, He mentored in a computer science program to empower underrepresented students through technology. Mark holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and has been working as a software developer. When he isn’t working, you’ll find Mark listening to music, searching for new tech, and playing guitar.
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Nik is a former Environmental Studies student at SFSU. His passion for renewable energy began years ago when he converted a diesel engine to run on waste veggie oil. Since then he has focused his creativity on communications strategies that can help bridge divides and inspire change. Out of the office Nik is usually playing with his daughter Leela or surfing the Beach in SF.
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Rachel has joined the RE-volv team this summer to explore her interest in solar financing and the renewable energy industry. She believes that small businesses and nonprofits have the power to create lasting positive change in communities. Rachel is a rising senior at Rutgers University-New Brunswick majoring in Cultural Anthropology and minoring in Entrepreneurship. She is inspired by the RE-volv mission to empower communities with clean energy and looks forward to learning more about how to make solar accessible to everyone.
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Megan Crocker, Board Chair
Megan is passionate about supporting the critical intersection of clean energy and finance. As Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Energy Foundation, Megan works to establish, strengthen, and steward funders. She earned her MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School in 2014. Prior to business school, Megan worked for ten years for Symphony Asset Management, a $10B institutional hedge fund company, where her focus was on client service, marketing, management and coordination of both internal and external communications. Megan is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA, 2007) and received a BS in Veterinary Science (1998) from the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Jon Gibson, Treasurer
Trading Operations, Farallon Capital Management
Jon Gibson is a sustainable business builder dedicated to renewable energy resource development. He works as a financial analyst and business development strategist because it feels good to make money for both himself AND others while helping solve the world’s critical energy transition needs. Jon earned an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, and a Bachelors of Finance from Bentley University outside of Boston. He’s the co-founder of Muir Data Systems, a for profit Wind Energy Operations Software (SaaS) platform, has 10 years’ experience in hedge fund trading operations at Farallon Capital, and six years portfolio and partnership accounting experience. Jon loves developing financial models to inform business planning and strategy as well as meeting people, forging partnerships, building, and growing sustainable businesses. In his spare time he enjoys skiing and paddle boarding with his wife and two children and listening to The Energy Gang podcast. Connect with Jon on Twitter @Bugnato
Executive Director, Center for Resource Solutions
Jennifer has over twenty years of experience in renewable energy, energy efficiency and distributed generation policy, markets and technology development, as well as electricity sector and climate change policy and regulation. Jennifer is responsible for the overall management of the Green-e Energy and Green-e Climate certification programs, and provides strategic program guidance to all CRS programs and new initiatives. Jennifer is a long-standing leader in the renewable energy community.
Robert J. Nelson
Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Robert J. Nelson is a partner at Lieff Cabraser Law Firm. He has played a leading role in the firm's False Claims Act (whistleblower law), automotive, aviation, defective products, mass torts, tobacco, and consumer fraud cases, taking on many of the world's largest corporations and holding them accountable. He has served as court-appointed Lead or Co-Lead Counsel in numerous state and federal coordinated proceedings, as well as in more than 30 class actions.
Associate Director, Sierra Club
Kassie Rohrbach is a Senior Energy Campaigner at Greenpeace, leading up the 100% Renewables campaign in the U.S. Previously, Kassie served as the Senior Campaigns Manager for National Wildlife Federation’s Climate and Energy Program. Kassie brings over a decade of experience with campaign organizing and coalition building, working to address the climate crisis. Prior to joining NWF in 2008, Kassie co-founded and served as the Co-Director of Energy Action Coalition (EAC), a youth led coalition of environmental and social justice organizations. Kassie also spent three years at the Center for Resource Solutions, working on the Green-e Renewable Energy Certification Program. In 2003, Kassie graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in Gender and Women’s Studies. She got her start organizing on climate and energy while at Connecticut College, where she led one of the first student campaigns to invest in renewable energy.
Dr. Paul Wapner
Director of Global Environmental Politics Program, American University
Paul is a thought leader on the environmental issues of today. He is a prolific writer having written such books as Living Through the End of Nature: The Future of American Environmentalism, and, Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics. Through his years of teaching he has developed a deep understanding of human behavior in relation to environmentalism, climate change, and civic engagement.
Senior Editor, Clean Edge
Clint Wilder is senior editor at leading clean-tech research and advisory firm Clean Edge and has been writing and speaking about the clean-tech industry for more than a decade. He is co-author of two books, Clean Tech Nation: How the U.S. Can Lead in the New Global Economy (HarperCollins, 2012) and The Clean Tech Revolution (HarperCollins, 2007). Clint is a frequent speaker at clean-tech and green business events in the U.S. and overseas, a blogger for the Green section of The Huffington Post, and has been a facilitator in the Energy and Climate Change track of the Clinton Global Initiative. At Clean Edge, Clint is a lead author of many of the firm’s research reports including its flagship U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, a widely cited annual ranking of U.S. states and metro areas in leadership in clean-tech deployment, policy, and finance. He is also director of clean technology at Green Bear Group, a Silicon Valley-based green marketing services firm. A Californian for nearly 25 years, Clint lives in Sausalito and is a former member of the Sierra Club Marin Group executive committee. He has a B.A. in history from Yale University and did graduate work in business journalism at Boston University.
Director of Product Innovation for Growth & Acquisition, Netflix
Michael is currently the Director of Product Innovation for Growth & Acquisition at Netflix, where his team is responsible for driving new member signups across the service. Previously, he served as product leader for the website and tablet experiences.
Before joining Netflix in 2010, Michael was at Yahoo!, where he was Senior Director of Entertainment & Lifestyle Products, responsible for the music, movies, TV, celebrity, video and lifestyles sites around the world. Prior to that, he was Senior Director and General Manager of Yahoo! Music, running product development, label relations and editorial for a $100M/year business that included personalized radio, music videos and artist information. He started at Yahoo! in 2003 as a product manager in the music division, where he helped launch the Yahoo! Music Unlimited subscription service.
Previously, Michael was cofounder and principal at Web Paradox, a small web design & development company, where he was responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships with Verizon, AT&T, the US Marine Corps, and others. Before that, he was a Senior Strategy Consultant at iXL, a ‘Fast Five’ Internet consulting firm. He also worked at Arthur Andersen Consulting and began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the public sector consulting practice. He currently lives in San Francisco, California.
Adrienne Pierce, Secretary
Director of Product Marketing at IronRidge
Adrienne Pierce believes that clean energy can unify, include and build sustainable community. Adrienne has more than 15 years of experience in managing programs and building partnerships in environmental technology and semiconductor industries. At SunEdison, Adrienne led the REDI program to redesign the data collection and visualization for performance monitoring of over 1800 renewable energy sites. Previously, Adrienne was with Edwards as a global Business Development Director for vacuum, exhaust gas treatment and water purification systems used in the manufacturing of semiconductors and photovoltaics. Adrienne is active in the CleanTech Open, Women in CleanTech and Sustainability and TechWomen. She holds an M.B.A. from Thunderbird and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College.
Director of Corporate Partnerships at GRID Alternatives
Maura McKnight is the Director of Corporate Partnerships for the country's largest nonprofit solar installer. Her team leads corporate philanthropy and employee engagement efforts across all of GRID's regional offices in CA, CO, and DC. Before joining GRID Alternatives in 2010, Maura worked in multiple sectors - all at the intersection of energy, technology, and conservation. She has worked in B2B sales in the IT industry, was a biologist for the National Park Service, was an independent contractor with non-profits to help them build capacity. She has an M.S. in Wildlife Biology from Humboldt State and a B.S. from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Conservation and Resource Studies.
Chief of Staff , New Energy Nexus
Ken Alston is Chief of Staff at New Energy Nexus, an international organization that supports clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators, and networks, featuring programs in California, China, India, Southeast Asia, and East Africa. He also serves as Investment Manager for CalCEF Ventures. Prior to these roles, Ken served in the Obama Administration at the White House and U.S. Department of Energy. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia, an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an MS in Environment and Resources from the Stanford School of Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences.