Sustainability focused professional with over 20 years of experience in various fields specializing in research & analysis, financial & economic modeling, and finding creative solutions to complex issues utilizing a cross-disciplinary understanding and approach.
Senior Associate – Summit Economics, LLC. 2015–Current
Perform research and analysis on a variety of subjects to support economic and financial analysis.
Generate economic models and forecasts integrating a variety of economic data and modeling tools.
Utilize GIS tools as a means to visually display data and extract economic data.
Owner – Profuturus, LLC. 2010–2015
Sustainability consulting firm focused on research & analysis and providing energy financing and technical research and advice. Specific experience includes:
Perform research and analysis of sustainability issues for Fort Carson on behalf of Natural Capitalism Solutions covering topics such as energy cost projections, energy market distortions, sustainability of EVs, smart grid issues, and biofuels.
Adviser to State Representative Joe Miklosi on successful state-wide PACE finance program legislation (HB10-1328).
Providing technical and financial consulting to the Sonoran Institute and The Wilderness Society (TWS) on solar development issues in the American Southwest.
Worked with the International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technologies on multiple projects, including a 50MW concentrated solar thermal project pre-feasibility study and a PV solar installation study for Rocky Ford, CO.
Business Development – National Energy Services Company (NESCO), Lakewood, CO. 2009–2010
Worked with a team of four to develop a business model that lead to the creation and the growth of NESCO into a viable company, eventually purchased by OpTerra Energy Services.
Developed and coordinate strategic partnerships to improve NESCO’s delivery capabilities.
Created municipal financing programs allowing private capital to fund residential and commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy work.
Identified barriers, both financial and psychological, to program implementation and design methods for overcoming.
Junior Engineer, Research Department, Schott Solar, Inc., Bedford, MA. 2000–2003
Performed R&D with a team of other engineers improving the performance and reducing the cost of photovoltaic modules through material and design innovations.
Was part of a small team that created a unique design, helping to lower cost and improve efficiency of solar modules.
Engine Room Supervisor / Chief Machinery Operator, U.S. Navy. 1995-2000
Supervised engine room operators requiring a complete and thorough knowledge of the design and operation of a naval nuclear reactor, electrical generation systems, and propulsion plant.
University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado. 2007-2008
Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot – Hong Kong
University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, Massachusetts. 2002-2005
BS - Political Science, BA – Philosophy
Magna Cum Laude (3.73 GPA)
Harvard University – Extension School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 2001-2002
Naval Nuclear Power School, Orlando, Florida. 1992–1994
Naval school, focused on mechanical and electrical engineering, nuclear and particle physics, chemistry, and thermodynamics, preparing students for maintaining and operating nuclear reactors, propulsion plants, and auxiliary systems.