Maryland Program Director Lauren Barchi
Maryland Program Director Lauren Barchi

Lauren Barchi

Maryland Program Director

Lauren is a third-generation native of Baltimore City. She grew up playing in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay where she discovered her passion for the environment and the communities that live in its watershed.  As an environmental scientist and community activist, Lauren joins her love of people with her scientific background, striving to bring together diverse groups around common goals.  After years working in the government and private sectors, she is excited to be part of this team where she can help all Marylanders access solar energy.  Lauren lives in West Baltimore with her wife and dog, Cinnamon.

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443-436-2590

Lauren Barchi

Maryland Program Director

Lauren is a third-generation native of Baltimore City. She grew up playing in the waters of the ...

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Bryce Carter
Bryce Carter

Bryce Carter

Colorado Program Director

Bryce has a deep-rooted passion for bringing communities together to pursue a just, renewable energy economy. For more than six years he served as an advocate and program manager for the Sierra Club where he led the Colorado Ready for 100 campaign. The campaign supported more than ten community commitments for 100% renewable electricity, resulting in Xcel Energy and Colorado to respond to the growing demand. Bryce also served with the Association of Climate Change Officers. There he performed sector analysis assessing envirophysical threats for the federal government and supporting municipalities working toward climate solutions. With Colorado on track to be a renewable energy leader, he believes it’s imperative to support deploying localized renewable resources in communities most in need or most impacted by the ongoing transition. Bryce lives in Denver with his wife Katie, and their 70-pound lap dog Molly.

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[email protected]
720-295-3804

Bryce Carter

Colorado Program Director

Bryce has a deep-rooted passion for bringing communities together to pursue a just, renewable energy ...

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Angela DeMonbreun

Regional Field Director (FL, TX, AZ, CO)

Angela oversees Solar United Neighbors field programs in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and Colorado, and she serves as State Director for the Florida program. Angela is a fourth generation Floridian. She is passionate about community outreach and believes that informed and engaged voters are key to building an accountable democratic society. Her experience includes project development, grassroots organizing, community engagement and policy advocacy focusing on capacity building. Prior to joining Solar United Neighbors, Angela served as president of the League of Women Voters Jacksonville First Coast for four years, working to increase informed voter participation through education and advocacy and still volunteers as their Environment Director. Angela also volunteers as a member of the Board of Trustees for St. Johns Country Day School in Orange Park, Florida, serving on the Executive Committee. In 2015, Angela was selected as one of Jacksonville’s Women of Influence. Angela holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Jacksonville University. A certified scuba diver and proud wife and mom, Angela loves to take advantage of the Florida waterways by boating, collecting scallops in the Florida Gulf, and lobster in the Keys.

Contact
[email protected]
904-351-8570

Angela DeMonbreun

Regional Field Director (FL, TX, AZ, CO)

Angela oversees Solar United Neighbors field programs in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and Colorado, and she ...

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Autumn Long

Regional Field Director (WV, PA, OH, IN)

Autumn oversees Solar United Neighbors field programs in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. She serves as State Director for the West Virginia program. Autumn works to grow support for and access to solar by providing education on the benefits of solar, advocating for solar-friendly laws and policies, and implementing solar programs and initiatives across the region. Born and raised in West Virginia, Autumn has been an entrepreneur, community organizer, advocate, writer, editor, and researcher. She holds a NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate Credential, a Master of Arts in Geography from West Virginia University, and Bachelor of Philosophy in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh. Autumn resides on a solar-powered homestead in rural Harrison County, West Virginia, with her husband, dog, cats, chickens, horse, and donkey.

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[email protected]
304-608-3539

Autumn Long

Regional Field Director (WV, PA, OH, IN)

Autumn oversees Solar United Neighbors field programs in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. ...

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Henry McKay

Pennsylvania Program Director

Henry’s passion is to build a movement of empowered – and solar-powered – advocates across Pennsylvania to fight for a cleaner and fairer energy system. Through earlier positions at the Institute for Sustainable Communities and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, he has spent the better part of a decade working to make American communities more sustainable, more resilient, and more equitable by supporting local leaders and elevating good ideas. Henry is a NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate™ and holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Oberlin College. Henry lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Sarah, and son, Jesse.

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[email protected]
412-440-8934

Henry McKay

Pennsylvania Program Director

Henry’s passion is to build a movement of empowered – and solar-powered – advocates across ...

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Robert Noel
Robert Noel

Robert Noel

Texas Program Director

Robert is a proud Texan, born in the “Golden Triangle” area of Southeast Texas. It is named as such because of the area’s large number of oil refineries. A desire for a better, more efficient energy source cultivated his passion for solar and electric vehicles. Robert is a leader of people and has lead large client relations teams for several telecommunication giants. He uses his experience as a real estate professional to educate Texans on the benefits of rooftop solar. He is a licensed real estate broker who believes that investing in rooftop solar is the best home improvement upgrade a home owner can make. He is an avid sports fan who likes music and movies. He calls Houston home but enjoys exploring new places with his wife, Deborah.

Robert Noel

Texas Program Director

Robert is a proud Texan, born in the “Golden Triangle” area of Southeast Texas. It is named as such ...

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Yesenia Rivera

D.C. Program Director

Yesenia has spent the last ten years focusing on community development. She has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico-Cayey and a J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. It was during her time in law school that she began her journey working with low to moderate income families in the District as a Student Attorney in the Community Development Clinic. She is excited to be a part of Solar United Neighbors of D.C., where she can combine her love of science and community development to help expand access to solar energy in the District. Having benefited from solar energy herself, she is passionate about assisting D.C. homeowners to make the transition to solar.

Contact
[email protected]
240-523-3948

Yesenia Rivera

D.C. Program Director

Yesenia has spent the last ten years focusing on community development. She has a B.S. in Biology from ...

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Zach Schalk
Zach Schalk

Zach Schalk

Indiana Program Director

Zach is a passionate organizer and storyteller dedicated to promoting justice. He believes in the potential for collective action to build power and shape a more just and equitable future. Building an electric system that distributes control and benefits back to local communities—with rooftop solar as the cornerstone—is one step toward that future he hopes to see. Zach is a native Hoosier who earned a BA in journalism and political science from Indiana University and a MA in Communication, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University. He has more than a decade of experience as a communicator and organizer.

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[email protected]
317-268-2099

Zach Schalk

Indiana Program Director

Zach is a passionate organizer and storyteller dedicated to promoting justice. He believes in the ...

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Emily Stiever
Emily Stiever

Emily Stiever

Chief Operating Officer & Vice President of Field Operations

Emily oversees the organization’s administrative, financial, and operational activities and provides direction to the organization’s state-level programs. She also spearheads new initiatives to take Solar United Neighbors to the next level as an organization. Emily began at Solar United Neighbors as when it was a local community group working on solar, and over time has helped grow the small project into a national nonprofit that represents the needs and interests of solar owners across the country. Before joining Solar United Neighbors, Emily worked as a renewable energy consultant specializing in solar electric and solar water heating initiatives and incentive programs. She graduated from Grinnell College in 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Political Ecology and was a member of the 2016 Neighborworks Achieving Excellence program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Contact
[email protected]
240-244-9840

Emily Stiever

Chief Operating Officer & Vice President of Field Operations

Emily oversees the organization’s administrative, financial, and operational activities and provides ...

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Aaron Sutch
Aaron Sutch

Aaron Sutch

Virginia Program Director

Aaron has deep experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency having worked in municipal sustainability leadership, policy & advocacy, and project management. He develops and manages all Virginia solar co-op programs, provides technical support for residents and organizations going solar, and coordinates policy advocacy for distributed solar in Virginia.

Aaron received a Dual Master of Arts in International Affairs and Natural Resources, specializing in International Energy Policy from American University School of International Service and United Nations University for Peace. He has published numerous articles and speaks fluent Spanish. A native of San Diego California, Aaron enjoys being on the water, playing guitar and spending time with his son Gabriel.

Contact
[email protected]
804-372-5032

Aaron Sutch

Virginia Program Director

Aaron has deep experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency having worked in municipal ...

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