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The Adapture Renewables team has the experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable, clean energy projects. We pride ourselves on being not only knowledgeable, but also honest and transparent in our relationships with partners and investors.
Alan prides himself on being open-minded and willing to try new experiences. He strives to find the perfect work-life balance to fit that. When it's crunch time, Alan is quiet and focused. Outside of work, Alan is still quiet but less focused. When he is not busy catching up on the tax code, you can usually find him enjoying game nights, trying out and cooking new foods (especially spicy ones!), or spending time with his cat, Artemis, and fiancé, Cat.
Business Development Manager
Antonio is an engineer with an MBA. He worked for an electric utility company in the Southeast for 23 years and is a Certified HVAC Technician and published author. Father of two children, he enjoys traveling, exercising, football, basketball, and spending time learning new hairstyles for his daughter. If he wins the lottery, he plans on starting a non-profit aimed at helping young kids turn into productive law-abiding citizens. His secret power is giving great relationship advice.
Director of Project Finance
Ben learned a long time ago that no amount of running will get him any closer to understanding Lease Pass-Through solar financing structures. If you know of something that will, please don't hesitate to reach out to him! When he's not running, Ben jogs a bit and maybe brews a few gallons of beer.
Senior O&M Manager
Over the last 15 years in solar, Blake has been incredibly excited to see the mass adoption of solar energy throughout the country. In his free time, you’ll find Blake looking for any excuse to be outside. He likes to garden, mountain bike, and hike in the foothills around his neighborhood. When not doing those things, he's usually up in the mountains or somewhere along the coast.
Director of Technology
Byron lives on the bleeding edge of technology and is always looking for ways to skill-up. He's currently dabbling in more technologies than can be listed here. He typically follows the idea that the more difficult the challenge is, the better it is to learn from.
Sr. Director of M&A
Born and raised in Iowa, Christina grew tired of waiting for the Field of Dreams to work its magic, so she headed out into the world at first opportunity and landed in Spain. Many countries/flyer miles followed. She has spent most of her career in international development and impact investing with a focus on infrastructure and energy. When not looking for solar projects to buy, she can be found catching her sons' fastballs, researching alpacas, or reading one of the ten books she has started.
Outside of her passion for working in the solar industry, Danielle loves to explore the San Francisco Bay estuary and learn about marine life. She’s also an avid San Jose Sharks and San Francisco 49ers fan. You can usually find her near the water or at her closest coffee shop. She welcomes all podcast recommendations and dog photos.
Director of Project Management & Engineering
Hands down, the most humble person at Adapture Renewables, and the funniest. David leads a stress-free life working seamlessly with solar contractors, and in his free time enjoys reading T’s and C’s. He is also a hypocrite - he used to call people on electric bikes “cheaters” but now owns an electric bike.
If you're ever looking for DeMario in a large group, just say any joke loud enough that is remotely funny and you'll find him. When DeMario isn't laughing or cracking jokes he's more than likely driving or working on some kind of classic car or behind one of his cameras. One goal he has is to collect every Hot Wheels car he had as a kid -- keep in mind he had well over 100 of them!
Senior Construction Manager
Life in the fast lane. Doug has been in construction all of his life. He started as a electrician with an MA license in 1978. He then moved to North Carolina where he received an NC electrical license. In 2011 he started his journey into solar, and Doug has been on it ever since.
Project Development Manager
Despite coming from a family of sports fans, Elora often still confuses quarters with innings. When not improving her sports IQ, Elora enjoys podcasts, audiobooks, dancing, and exploring different cultures and food scenes. She knew her passion was environmentalism after a middle school recycling project medaled at the science fair. As a native Houstonian, She grew up around energy and began her career in environmental compliance before transitioning to renewable energy development.
Director of Project Finance
If you hear Emma speaking gibberish it's actually Swedish. Half-viking and half-Californian with a background in development economics and investment banking, Emma is now the mother of two mini-vikings. It's no surprise that what she most appreciates in her free time is sleep. However, she’ll make time for a margarita if it’s offered.
Chief Financial Officer
Like most finance professionals, Fred loves creative activities and nurturing others. Outside of work he does things like teach archery to 4-H kids and cook excessive amounts of food so he can invite people over at the last minute. Always edgy in the kitchen, he prefers improvisation and never follows recipes – which usually works out. To unwind he enjoys riding motorcycles, listening to blues music and working on projects on his farm.
Director of Development
Gabe prides himself on representing the Midwest – in development territory, body, and spirit! He started his career knocking around the boiler rooms of Chicago apartment buildings, trying to convince building owners to pursue energy efficiency retrofits. That turned into convincing farmers across the Midwest to pursue wind and solar. Outside of work, you’ll find him biking Chicago streets on his way to Lake Michigan, which he vehemently maintains is better than any ocean!
Ian is a 9th-generation Vermonter, and yes, his family is involved in sugaring (Maple Syrup) and dairy farming. Because he grew up in Vermont, he loves the fall season and is always looking for an excuse to be outdoors.
Fun Facts – Ian is related to a witch from the Salam witch trials, and before working as an engineer his first job out of college was working as a lobster fisherman in Maine.
"Git Gud!" (Slang for Get Good!). That's the motto of a die hard fan of intense difficulty games such as Elden Ring & Dark Souls. Always passionate for a challenge, Isaiah has applied this maxim to every area of his life while being humbled, and yet increasing in skill along the way. His desire to triumph over demanding tests has always helped him to improve in his craft. As an IT professional, you can be sure that he will be determined to solve problems no matter how arduous they may seem.
VP of Asset Management
Having spent the last two decades in renewable energy in various roles, Jace certainly has a passion for the cause. While optimizing the operations of solar assets is always on his mind, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest every chance he gets. He also spends his winter afternoons and weekends dedicating himself to coaching wrestling at the local high school.
Manager of Power Marketing Analysis
With a background in Atmospheric Science and years of operational wind and solar forecasting experience, creating solutions to climate change has always been of the highest priority in Jake’s life. Prior to his work in renewables, Jake spent years in tech and e-commerce doing big data analytics in the area of supply chain. Outside of work, Jake spends most of his time in the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest, whether skiing in the mountains or playing in the river. Ask him about the weather!
Senior O&M Manager
A kid from the docks seeking to be a pro skater, Jason found an insatiable need to fix stuff. So, he sought a practical way to apply his Engineering degree. He lives by Mr. Marley’s advice: “Live the life you love. Love the life you live.” He loves family time, and work that serves a greater good, delivering renewable energy to people. Jason’s hobbies include snowboarding, hiking, camping, boating, art, and other creative outlets, but mostly kicking back with family, friends, and good people.
VP of Power Marketing Origination
Jesse is an engineer with a business degree who speaks Spanish. So, he can fix your car or helicopter and help you with your finances and your Chipotle order. He likes people, good food, good stories, business, travel, new technology, exercise, and making things. He has one wife, two kids, two cats, and a wide collection of hobbies. Arnold Schwarzenegger is his hero. Peter Tosh was an awesome musician. iPhone is his co-pilot.
Development Manager (Western Region)
Bio coming soon!
Director of Development (Eastern Region)
After realizing that a career as a public defender was not the right fit, John decided to pivot and join the world of renewable energy. Although he is not employed as an attorney, John uses his legal background to work with landowners, local officials, and other stakeholders to expand renewable development on the East Coast. When he’s not working, you can find him in a movie theater, mosh pit, or sand trap.
Director of Interconnection & Transmission
Julius spends much of his free time and effort supporting and riding with the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA). The CVMA is a nationwide nonprofit organization committed to helping veterans. He is currently the Austin Chapter Commander. Julius also likes to travel to new places, and some old, around the world with his better half.
Senior Director, Development (Western Region)
How much electricity does it take to go back to the future? “1.21 gigawatts!!!” Coincidentally, Kevin enjoys living in the future with the recent purchase of an NFT for a production slot of the DeLorean EV. And when it comes to renewable energy, sustainability and climate change, Kevin lives under the premise that, “Your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one.” -Doc Brown
Kyle enjoys being outdoors whenever possible to hike, ski, travel, and explore different places and cultures. His philosophy is to enjoy one's work and be the best you can at it. His love of renewables comes from his appreciation of nature. One of Kyle's family traditions is gathering berries in the fall and making jelly to share. He enjoys the tranquility of backcountry skiing and exploring the outdoors with his family, sometimes with his cat in the backpack.
Geographic Information System Specialist
Originally hailing from Kansas City, Leah has strong opinions on baseball, barbeque, and the location of the south/midwest parallel. A former NASA scientist and all-arounder with cartographic and marketing expertise, she's found GIS to be the best combination of seemingly disparate interests in Photoshop and spatial statistics.
Outside of work, Leah enjoys longboarding, stopping to read roadside plaques, and skiing (when weather permits).
Director of Strategy
Matt was born and raised in Hawaii, and after seven cold winters on the East Coast for college and his early career, Matt is happy to call Honolulu home again. Matt's passion for renewable energy traces all the way back to a high school debate tournament on climate change in 2006. Matt enjoys the outdoors, surfing (very poorly), cooking, and family time with his wife and cats.
VP of Development (Mid-continent Region)
Michael’s very first job was delivering newspapers (yes, pre internet) to his neighbors, seven days a week, though he may have missed a paper throw or two. During his professional career, he spent several years overseas engineering and constructing heavy infrastructure projects. Today, he enjoys the challenges of expanding our renewable energy portfolio across the US. In his free time, you will find him with his family enjoying activities including snow skiing, kayaking, backpacking, and camping
Senior Construction Manager
Michael was a general contractor for 20 years before getting into solar in 2009. He is a third generation San Franciscan and proud of it. He spends his downtime rooting for the Giants and 49ers (and sometimes cursing them as well) while endlessly remodeling his home.
Senior Asset Manager
Michelle used to be hard to pin down. She traveled around the world for work and leisure. During the last 15+ years in the Solar industry, she has been to many solar events and visited customers at different solar sites. Due to all this traveling, she earned a free frequent flyer ticket from SF to Singapore within the first few years of working in Silicon Valley!
Human Resources Associate
Monica was a dancer throughout her childhood and choreographed home dance recitals with her sister. She loves spreadsheets - she has ones for travel itineraries, events, oyster happy hours, and travel destinations. She's fascinated by anything WWII or paranormal related (she has a ton of stories, just ask). In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, Disneyland, traveling, and reading. On Sunday mornings, you can find her ordering in dimsum and discovering good trails to walk.
Senior Project Manager
Morgan has worked in the energy industry for over 17 years, on hundreds of projects around the US and abroad.
Associate Developer (Mid-continent Region)
Nathan has always had a passion for clean energy, which brought him into his career of developing utility-scale solar and storage. He hopes to make an impact to power a renewable future. Outside work, he enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and traveling with his wife. Ironically, he often spends time where the sun doesn't shine... mapping the many caves of Missouri! While spelunking he loves to go where no human has gone before, being part of a final frontier and preserving caves for the future.
Project Finance Senior Analyst
After living in many countries and locations, Nick is back in the US. Easy going and enthusiastic, aside from learning and exploring new places he enjoys practicing outdoor activities such as surfing, playing tennis, and eating Argentine asados. “Where focus goes energy flows”
When not restocking the office kitchen with a variety of coffee and (mostly) healthy snacks, and troubleshooting Zoom Rooms, you'll catch Olivia rooting on her hometown teams (the SF Niners and Giants), watching true crime documentaries, or travel hacking to anywhere with a beach. Many weekends she's hanging out with her big, extended, Irish family, where she's the aficionado of cheese & charcuterie boards and keeping the kiddos preoccupied with arts and crafts.
Director of Real Estate
As a somewhat recent transplant to California, Rachel enjoys exploring her new home. When she’s not traveling, most weekends find her strolling through a new neighborhood, with a mocha in hand from the local coffee shop, checking out the record stores and estate sales.
Senior Project Manager
Ryan, like Tom Cruise before him, insists on performing all his own stunts. He has spent over a decade working in the (ahem) Risky Business of the renewable energy industry.
Fun Fact: In a past life, Ryan helped produce a landmark television show starring a skateboarding bulldog and a scooter riding briard. (They performed all their own stunts too.)
Senior FP&A Manager
Sagar is a newbie to solar, but has the appetite to learn the ins and outs by firing off a ridiculous number of questions until it clicks. He loves being a dad of two high-energy boys who share his interest in basketball and golf. In his free time, watching his favorite team (the Golden State Warriors) puts a smile on his face. One day he hopes his other team, the Raiders (Chris Berman voice) can do the same. Fun Fact: He is the tallest in his family - the only one to have a height above 6 ft.
Senior Director of People
“Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
Sam's parents raised him with these values and it carried into his career, and private life. He enjoys fitness, weight lifting, martial arts, and writing. Sam is also a board member of a nonprofit organization dedicated to assist first responders, military vets, and the tribal nation of Arizona.
Chief Executive Officer and President
As an original member of the Adapture Renewables team since its inception in the United States, Thomas has taken on growing responsibility over the years culminating in his current role as CEO and President. Outside of work Thomas can be found travelling with his family, working on home improvement projects or increasingly rarely, staying current under his Private Pilot’s License flying Cirrus aircraft.
Vanessa comes from a diverse background. When she’s not busy with her professional duties, she’s either on the soccer field, working out, or cherishing moments with her family and friends. Her native language, Creole, gives her voice a unique oscillating charm. As a mother of one, she values quality time with her loved ones. To unwind, you can find her soaking in the warm embrace of her jacuzzi, sipping on her favorite drink, the "Bahama Mama," or catching up with co-workers and friends.
Wyatt’s lived up and down the West Coast, from Vancouver BC to Los Angeles. He’s now settled in the suburbs of Walnut Creek, where you can find him with his wife and son playing soccer, basketball, and tennis. Prior to working in the renewables industry, Wyatt worked in sustainable forestry in Washington State.
VP of Engineering, Procurement and Construction
Zack has a variety of hobbies that are sometimes on and sometimes off including, running, biking, sweep rowing, grape growing, gardening, wine making, beer making, bee tending, sheep herding, chicken raising, dog walking, sailing, and still playing with LEGOs! His main passion is working on sustainability, which has an ever changing definition as society changes, but for the last 15+ years has included renewable energy!