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Doug Boleyn, P.E.

Solar Oregon Board Member

 

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Doug Boleyn, P.E., received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1970 from Oregon State University. He has been involved in solar energy since building his first residence with a solar heating system in 1974. He was employed for 22 years at Portland General Electric (PGE) Company as their solar and renewable energy consultant. After leaving PGE, Doug formed Cascade Solar Consulting, LLC, performing a broad range of solar consulting services. Then from 2009-2012, he was employed by the Energy Trust of Oregon as its Commercial Solar Program Manager, from which he retired. Mr. Boleyn has had numerous papers published in professional journals in the last 30 years, where his solar experience has included solar thermal (active and passive solar heating systems) and solar photovoltaic systems. He is a Life Member of the American Solar Energy Society and Solar Oregon. He and his wife Emily are enjoying their second solar home in Happy Valley, OR.

Bridget Callahan
 

Bridget Callahan
Field Energy Consultant

Resource Consultants

Bridget Callahan is a Field Energy Consultant for Resource Consultants Inc, where she works to assist businesses, government agencies and residents to identify energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, procure funding and overall project management. Prior to Resource Consultants, Bridget worked on political campaigns before she found herself drawn toward energy and environmental issues. She recently worked for Oregon Rural Action in La Grande, Oregon and developed the first Solarize campaign outside Energy Trust territory as the Energy Organizer.

A proud native Oregonian, she attended the University of Oregon and received a BA in Political Science. In her free time she enjoys traveling, rafting, skiing, and just about anything else in the great outdoors.


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Claire Carlson

Senior Project Manager
Lockheed Martin

 

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As a Sr. Project Manager for Lockheed Martin's Energy and Environment program Claire works on program development for Energy Trust of Oregon's Multifamily program designing and improving processes to accelerate adoption of energy efficiency, weatherization and renewables. 

Previously Claire served as Executive Director of Solar Oregon where she worked to provide individuals, businesses and municipalities across the state with the resources and connections they need to make informed decisions then implement their solar energy goals. She managed the training and education delivery of community lead solar purchase programs resulting in over 3.6 MW of installed residential solar throughout the state. Prior to serving as Executive Director, Claire was Education Coordinator and Programs Manager for Solar Oregon.

Claire graduated from Portland State with a degree in Political Science and studied European Economic Policy in Barcelona, Spain. She spent several years working in the legal field specializing in litigation defense before returning to school to pursue GIS.



Rob DelMar

Rob Del Mar
Field Energy Analyst, Central Oregon

Oregon Department of Energy

 

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Rob Del Mar has worked in the solar energy industry for 12 years. His career started in the private sector where he worked for 6 years as a mechanical systems engineer at an engineering firm in New England. As an engineer Rob worked on a wide variety of commercial and residential solar projects from design through commissioning and monitoring. Rob moved to Oregon in 2007 to work in the public sector for the Oregon Department of Energy as a Senior Policy Analyst. In 2011 he accepted a job with the Energy Trust of Oregon as their Residential Solar Project Manager, and in 2013 he became the Oregon Department of Energy's Field Energy Analyst.


Duncan Delano

 

Duncan Delano
Associate
Tonkon Torp LLP



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Duncan is a member of the Corporate, Real Estate, and Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Groups.

Duncan's corporate practice focuses on issues involving mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, corporate governance, and general business
matters. As a member of the Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group, Duncan assists clients with regulatory compliance and issues related to environmentally contaminated property. Duncan also has experience drafting lease
agreements and helping clients develop renewable energy projects.

Before joining Tonkon Torp, Duncan clerked for Judge Rebecca Duncan at the Oregon Court of Appeals. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Duncan was a research assistant at the Natural Resources Defense Council and a project assistant for a large law firm in New York. Outside of the office, Duncan enjoys skiing, soccer, basketball, traveling and being in the outdoors.

 

Sherry Dowiot

 

Sherry Dowiot
Business Manager
RHT Energy Solutions

 

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Since 2003, Sherry Dowiot has been the Business Manager of RHT Energy Solutions (RHT), an energy engineering consulting firm based in Medford.  In 2012, RHT joined forces with the Rogue Valley Council of Governments to create Rogue Solar, a successful community-based, volunteer driven Solarize program to help the residents and business owners of Jackson and Josephine counties overcome the financial and logistical hurdles of going solar.  Sherry administers the Rogue Solar program, including coordinating the leads for the 7 participating solar contractors. 

Sherry also speaks fluent Japanese and has owned six companies.


Zach Henkin 

Zach Henkin
Program Manager
Drive Oregon

 

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Zach Henkin is a Program Manager for Drive Oregon, a non-profit organization representing of the growing electric vehicle industry in Oregon, where he specializes in workplace charging and electric vehicle deployment. Coming from a business development and marketing background, Zach has played a key role in several community led Solarize projects in Multnomah, and Clackamas County and has been passionate about contributing to the promotion of clean energy wherever possible.

Zach and his family live in an efficient Clean Energy Works retrofitted home in Oregon City where Zach contributes to the sustainable development dialog as a member of the Oregon City Planning Commission. Zach earned his MBA with a focus on Sustainable Business from Marylhurst University in 2013, and his BA is Professional Writing in 2006.

Sarah Higginbotham

Sarah Higginbotham
State Director

Environment Oregon

 

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Sarah Higginbotham is the State Director for Environment Oregon, where she works to protect clean air, clean water and open spaces in the state. Since joining staff in 2011, Sarah has been the lead advocate on the Solar Works for Oregon campaign, an effort to make Oregon a leader with 250,000 solar roofs by 2025. She has also helped to lead the Keep Plastic Out of the Pacific campaign and successfully advocated for plastic bag bans in three Oregon cities. Sarah advocates in the Oregon State Legislature, before municipal agencies and governments, and engages Oregon's congressional delegation on key federal priorities.

Prior to joining Environment Oregon, Sarah advocated during the 2011 Oregon legislative session for groups representing people with disabilities, renewable energy, and a statewide humane society, among others. In 2010, she managed a competitive Oregon state senate campaign for a progressive candidate. Sarah graduated from University of Oregon with a BA in Journalism and Communications in 2005.  After graduation, she spent five years working in journalism and media in Oregon and San Francisco. Sarah got her feet wet as a community organizer during the 2008 presidential election.

 

 Andria Jacob


Andria Jacob
Program Manager

City of Portland
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

 

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Andria Jacob manages a portfolio of clean energy programs for the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. She has 15 years of experience designing and delivering innovative energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability programs. Andria helped found Clean Energy Works Oregon and Solarize Portland, both nationally-recognized clean energy programs. Andria began her career in energy efficiency at E Source in Boulder, Colorado and worked for Ecos Consulting  in Portland for several years prior to joining BPS. She holds an MA in environmental policy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a BA in economics from Lehigh University.



Kathleen Newman

Kathleen Newman
Senior Policy Analyst
Oregonians for Renewable  Energy Progress

 

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Kathleen's background in environmental science, education, and sustainable architecture inform her work in renewable energy education and policy for the public interest group, Oregonians for Renewable Energy Progress.  Her concerns about global climate change and ocean acidification drive her efforts to help Oregon transition rapidly and effectively from fossil fuel to renewable power sources.  Kathleen is passionate about the power of community-owned solar to foster education, engagement, and empowerment for change. 

 

Michael O'Brian

Michael O'Brien
Policy Associate

Renewable Northwest Project

 

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Michael serves as a Policy Associate at Renewable Northwest Project, working on renewable energy legislation and policy throughout the Pacific Northwest. Before going to RNP in mid-2012, Michael served in the House of Commons advising Members of Parliament on energy and climate policy in the UK. He has published numerous reports on a variety of energy issues ranging from renewable energy systems to low carbon economies.

In addition to his work with RNP, Michael is currently serving as an Expert Reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of an Assessment Report focusing on Energy Systems. O'Brien holds a Ph.D. and a Masters of Science from the University of Birmingham as well as a Masters of Philosophy in Technology Policy from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.


Lizzie Rubado


 Lizzie Rubado

Sr.  Project Manager – Commercial Solar
Energy Trust of Oregon

 

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Lizzie Rubado manages the commercial and industrial side of the solar incentive program at Energy Trust of Oregon, where she helps build Oregon’s market for solar by supporting projects ranging from 1 kW to 20 MW in size. She has been with the renewable energy group at Energy Trust since 2005 and has helped establish several innovative programs to increase market demand for wind and solar, including the nationally replicated and award winning Solarize model (a community-led collective purchasing model). Lizzie has a degree in Physics from Whitman College. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, a spirited black and white cat, and four hardworking backyard chickens. When not persuading Oregonians to install renewable energy systems, she is busy exploring the whitewater rivers and snowy mountains of the Northwest.


Carol Smith

Carol Smith
Program Manager

SolarWorld

 

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Carol Smith is the Government Programs Manager for SolarWorld Americas LLC managing the Helping Governments Buy Across America and General Services Administration Programs. She has over 25 years’ experience in Federal and Public Sector contract and program management with a Masters in Government Procurement.  In the past, she has lead proposal development, negotiations and managed executive relationships or GSA Programs across multiple commodity centers and managed SLED Cooperative Contracts for HP’s entire portfolio of products and services.



Erik Westerholm

Erik Westerholm
Project Specialist

Lane Community College

 

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Erik grew up on farms in Lane and Clatsop counties, and always marveled at the self sufficient lifestyles of his Scandinavian grandparents. A degree in Geography from the University of Oregon led to a career in Aerial Photography, and an interest in Renewable Energy led him to NWEEI. Erik enrolled in 2003, began working for NWEEI in 2004, and the rest is history. Erik facilitates the Building Operator Certification Program, administers the Oregon Renewable Energy Apprenticeships, and travels widely to promote the Energy Programs. Erik enjoys Habitat and Stream-bed Restoration projects and can be seen puttering about the West in his bright blue bio-diesel powered Chevy LUV. Give a friendly honk, and he'll pull over to let you pass!

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