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Contact the Solar United Neighbors team in your state

D.C. – DCteam@solarunitedneighbors.org

Florida – FLteam@solarunitedneighbors.org

Maryland – MDteam@solarunitedneighbors.org

Minnesota – MNteam@solarunitedneighbors.org

New Jersey – NJteam@solarunitedneighbors.org

Ohio – OHteam@solarunitedneighbors.org

Pennsylvania – PAteam@solarunitedneighbors.org

Virginia – VAteam@solarunitedneighbors.org

West Virginia – WVteam@solarunitedneighbors.org

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press@solarunitedneighbors.org
202-888-3602

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info@solarunitedneighbors.org
202-888-3601
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Contact Solar United Neighbors State Program Directors

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
Yesenia@solarunitedneighbors.org
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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Angela DeMonbreun
Angela DeMonbreun

Angela DeMonbreun

Florida Program Director

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 Outreach Director. Angela also volunteers as a Board of Trustee 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
angela@solarunitedneighbors.org
904-351-8570

Angela DeMonbreun

Florida Program Director

Angela is a fourth generation Floridian. She is passionate about community outreach and believes that ...

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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.

Contact

Lauren@solarunitedneighbors.org
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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Virginia Rutter
Virginia Rutter

Virginia Rutter

Minnesota Program Director

Virginia is an experienced renewable energy financing professional. She has advised a variety of governmental and non-profit organization through the community solar subscription process and sat on the Xcel Energy Solar*Rewards Community working group for several years. Virginia also worked as a municipal financial advisor. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School and a Bachelor’s from Pomona College. When not working to help Minnesotans go solar, you can find her knitting, running on local trails, or exploring nature with her two kids.

Contact
virginia@solarunitedneighbors.org
612-888-4786

Virginia Rutter

Minnesota Program Director

Virginia is an experienced renewable energy financing professional. She has advised a variety of ...

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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
emily@solarunitedneighbors.org
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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Luke Sulfridge
Luke Sulfridge

Luke Sulfridge

Ohio Program Director

Luke is a native Appalachian with deep roots in the Mid-Ohio Valley. He has worked extensively on health and food policy regionally and is dedicated to creating a clean sustainable future for the region. He is proud to be a part of building a new clean and local economy. Luke is active in local scouting and proudly drives an electric vehicle.

Contact
luke@solarunitedneighbors.org
740-538-8788

Luke Sulfridge

Ohio Program Director

Luke is a native Appalachian with deep roots in the Mid-Ohio Valley. He has worked extensively on health ...

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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 an EcoDistricts Accredited Professional 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.

Contact
henry@solarunitedneighbors.org
412-440-8934

Henry McKay

Pennsylvania Program Director

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

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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
aaron@solarunitedneighbors.org
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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Autumn Long
Autumn Long

Autumn Long

West Virginia Program Director

Autumn works to grow support for and access to solar in West Virginia by providing education on the benefits of solar, advocating for solar-friendly laws and policies, and implementing solar programs and initiatives across the state. Her written work on renewable energy has been published in local and regional media. Born and raised in West Virginia, Autumn has been an entrepreneur, community organizer, advocate, writer, editor, researcher, and gardener. She holds a Bachelor of Philosophy in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts in Geography from West Virginia University. Leading by example, Autumn resides on a solar-powered homestead in rural Harrison County, West Virginia, with her husband, dog, cats, chickens, horse, and donkey.

Contact
autumn@solarunitedneighbors.org
304-608-3539

Autumn Long

West Virginia Program Director

Autumn works to grow support for and access to solar in West Virginia by providing education on the ...

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