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General inquires about the Solar United Neighbors of Indiana program

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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.

317-981-2455

Dan Robinson

Indiana Program Associate

Dan is dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to create a better world. He does this by promoting social justice and equity through solar energy. His career has included community organizing, serving as a local elected official, communications work, and educating for social justice. His experience has taught him how challenging it can be to go solar on your own. He’s eager to provide support and guidance to help Hoosiers take that step. Doing so allows them to create a sustainable, democratic energy system by going solar!

Dan is a native Hoosier and a Purdue University grad. He is also a musician, writer, and lover of the Great Lakes.

219-209-3670

Morgan Byrne

Community Outreach Specialist

Morgan has a passion for sustainability, community building, and political activism. She brings this passion to support Solar United Neighbors state program engagement efforts. She coordinates local engagement opportunities in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana. Morgan started at SUN as a Program Intern. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from Towson University. Morgan enjoys hiking, reading, making amateur art, and practicing yoga in her spare time.

267-217-2280

La’Tonya Troutman

Regional Communications Associate

La’ Tonya Troutman was born and raised in community that hosted a coal plant. She grew up in a household with a high energy burden. This gives her a personal understanding of how fossil fuels impact on a community.

La’Tonya brings this experience to her work. She creates strategic communications tactics to give voice to the voiceless. She has served with many organizations to fight for environmental and social justice. This includes serving as the NAACP Environmental Justice Branch Chair. She also launched a solar installation training program called Soul Power Project. This effort trained ten students to become solar installers.

She brings this same passion, zest, and heart as the Heartland Region Communications Associate for Solar United Neighbors. This covers her home state of Indiana. It also includes Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

La’Tonya’s personal greeting to everyone is Merry Christmas. This greeting is also her mantra because she believes “The Present” is a gift from God to enjoy daily.

202-579-9820