I am pursuing a second term as the DG Division Vice Chair because I would like to continue my work developing programs, services, and strategies that specifically cater to the needs of the backbone of our industry: the estimated 7,000 small and mid-market sized solar contractors across the country in every state.
I have served as the DG Division Vice Chair for the last two year, flying back to Washington DC several times to support the needs and tell the stories of small solar contractors all over the nation.
Before that, I chaired the Mentorship Committee for Women in Solar Energy; participating and driving the successful design and execution of the pilot mentorship program including all meetings, volunteer management, meeting minutes, and resulting documents/program manuals.
I bring a thorough, organized, collaborative-centric, and listening-focused approach to my program design work. Defining the right outcomes and achieving milestones to arrive at those outcomes is of paramount importance to me. In the last four years, I have designed programs from conference sessions to half-day workshops to day-long summits focusing on the most important issues solar contractors need to engage with.
I joined SEIA in spring of 2016. Since then, I served on SEIA’s Revenue Generation Committee where I worked to develop a new set of programs, strategies, and recommendations aimed at serving small business in the solar industry currently entering the implementation phase. I have participated in several Federal Lobby days representing the needs of small contractors in every state in the nation. At the last two DG Division Meetings at SPI, I have lead interactive workshops to develop DG Division priorities that shaped the work of DG Division Chair Tony Clifford and myself.
I have been devoted to the industry since 2001 starting in off-grid solar during my academic career and joining the grid-tied sector in 2006 as the second employee of a small solar installer in Massachusetts. I am a tireless advocate for the needs of small businesses in our industry and realize that change takes time and persistence.
I would appreciate your vote so I can continue this crucial work!