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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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Vincent Jerkovich
Vincent Jerkovich

Vincent Jerkovich

Go Solar Program Coordinator

Vincent has worked across the spectrum of solar. Before joining Solar United Neighbors, he worked with a national solar installer and then for a non-profit organization where he provided technical assistance to local governments implementing solar best practices. At Solar United Neighbors, he helps educate co-op participants so that they can make truly informed decisions when going solar. Vincent has a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Kansas.

Contact
vincent@solarunitedneighbors.org
202-888-3601

Vincent Jerkovich

Go Solar Program Coordinator

Vincent has worked across the spectrum of solar. Before joining Solar United Neighbors, he worked with a ...

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Carra Cheslin
Carra Cheslin

Carra Cheslin

Director of Engagement

Carra serves as the Director of Engagement for Solar United Neighbors and is passionate about connecting, activating, and engaging people from all walks of life in the environmental movement. She joined Solar United Neighbors to contribute to the implementation of tangible on the ground solutions to climate change and to mobilize more folks to get involved with spreading the word about renewable energy in their communities. Carra has over a decade of professional experience in program management and design, community outreach and engagement, youth development, and digital organizing in the non-profit, local government, recreation, and education sectors. Carra holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Sociology-based Human Relations from Connecticut College and is a certified Wilderness First Responder and Master Gardener.

Contact
carra@solarunitedneighbors.org
202-854-9815

Carra Cheslin

Director of Engagement

Carra serves as the Director of Engagement for Solar United Neighbors and is passionate about connecting, ...

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Zach Schalk
Zach Schalk

Zach Schalk

Communications Specialist

Zach is a passionate storyteller dedicated to promoting justice. He believes in the power of human-scale stories to motivate action and the potential for collective action to shape a more just and equitable future. Building a society with distributed, community controlled solar power system is one step toward the future he hopes to see. Zach 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.

Contact
zach@solarunitedneighbors.org
202-888-3602

Zach Schalk

Communications Specialist

Zach is a passionate storyteller dedicated to promoting justice. He believes in the power of human-scale ...

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