OUR TEAM

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Isaac Baker, Co-President & Founder. Isaac has two years' experience developing community-based renewable energy projects. In his time at Co-op Power, a regional consumer energy cooperative, he worked to found the co-op's Community Shared Solar Division, forging partnerships with installers, municipalities, and grassroots organizations across the Northeast. Prior to that, he helped found Co-op Power and supported its early business development in energy efficiency contracting, rooftop solar sales, and biodiesel manufacturing. Isaac holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College, where he focused on journalism and institutional microgrid development.

Ben Underwood, Co-President & Founder. Ben’s experience is centered in project management, leadership, and fundraising. He has five years’ experience leading the development of renewable energy projects, including a series of community biogas projects in Kathmandu, Nepal, and a $2.5M commercial-scale biogas project in Kunming China. Many of these projects have made use of funds from grants for project research and implementation, including a Davis Projects for Peace grant and a U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholarship. Ben received his BA from Bennington College.


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Becky Wasserman, Community Partnerships Manager. Becky is an experienced community organizer dedicated to building a just transition away from fossil fuels. She started organizing at Safe Havens, a nonprofit in Boston that works with faith communities to end domestic violence. From this experience, she saw the power of moving faith communities to action, and became a fellow with JOIN for Justice, a program that provides training to young Jewish organizers. Since then, she has worked as an organizer for NextGen Climate and 350.org, organizing around state-level climate policy and the 2016 election. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Religion from Middlebury College.

 

Alec Henry, Project Manager. Alec is a versatile project manager with a background in architecture. Alec has worked as Marketing Director and Design Staff for LTL Architects in New York City, and as a Project Coordinator for Prospect Park in Brooklyn. He graduated from Wesleyan University where he completed a thesis in Architecture and received a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Mathematics. He is based in New York City.

 

Madeleine Barr, Community Partnerships Manager. Madeleine comes to Resonant Energy with an expertise in community-based outreach strategy and partnership development.  She has managed community-wide campaigns to promote rapid adoption of energy efficiency measures and clean energy solutions including residential solar panels and electric vehicles. In addition, Madeleine has professional experience in environmental education, social media, traditional marketing, and non-profit development. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Brandeis University. 

 

Marcel Rodgers, Project Developer. Marcel has over 5 years of management experience on projects ranging from analyzing housing construction costs across sub-Saharan Africa to developing English curricula for schools in India. While obtaining a B.A. at Middlebury College, Marcel co-coordinated a $1.4 million project, in which over 100 students designed and constructed an award winning, net-zero, solar powered home as part of the US DOE Solar Decathlon. Marcel is eager to make environmentally sustainable initiatives a regular part of urban design available to low-income communities.


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Kevin Sandoval, Community Partnerships Associate. Kevin aims to be an educated leader who makes a difference in the world. Whether he works in social entrepreneurship, changing education paradigms or teaching, what lights a fire in him is knowing that we all have the ability to positively change society. He intends to gather like-minded individuals who possess the mindset and skills to right wrongs and never stop problem solving. For him learning never stops. 

Des O'Brien, Community Organizer. Des is a junior at Dartmouth College majoring in Environmental Studies and Spanish. Des has been passionate about renewable energy since he was young because his dad has worked in the solar industry his whole career. Being raised in such an environment, he quickly realized the urgency of making a large-scale switch to cleaner energy resources. He is very excited to be working in Boston and helping to expand solar to communities that previously would not have been eligible for such an opportunity.

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Anna Bannon, Community Organizer. Anna is a junior at University of New Hampshire majoring in Community and Environmental Planning with a focus in sustainability. She gains experience at UNH through the Student Planning Organization. Anna believes in solving social and environmental justice with innovative solutions. She is excited to make a difference in the direction away from fossil fuels.

 

Seaton Huang, Community Organizer. Seaton is a dedicated community organizer and student-activist. Organizing in the Boston area for the past two years, he has supported campaigns fighting for racial, economic, and environmental justice. He is currently pursuing a B.A. in Asian Studies and International Affairs at Northeastern University, and is passionate about the intersections between culture and social justice.


Board of avisors

Lynn Benander, President & CEO, Co-op Power.

Lynn Benander, President & CEO, Co-op Power.

Alphonse Knight, Boston Metro East Community Energy Co-op Representative, Co-op Power

Alphonse Knight, Boston Metro East Community Energy Co-op Representative, Co-op Power

Bob Barton, Founder, Catalyst Financial Group

Bob Barton, Founder, Catalyst Financial Group

Prashant Shenoy, Professor of Computer Science at UMass, Co-Principal Investigator of the UMass Clean Energy Extension

Prashant Shenoy, Professor of Computer Science at UMass, Co-Principal Investigator of the UMass Clean Energy Extension

Jim Nail, Director, MA Interfaith Power & Light

Jim Nail, Director, MA Interfaith Power & Light

Anders Ferguson, Founding Principal, Veris Wealth Partners

Anders Ferguson, Founding Principal, Veris Wealth Partners

Adam Flint, Southern Tier Solar Works Program Manager at Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition; Coordinator of the Community Owned Shared Renewables (COSHARE) group, New York Energy Democracy Alliance (NYEDA).

Adam Flint, Southern Tier Solar Works Program Manager at Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition; Coordinator of the Community Owned Shared Renewables (COSHARE) group, New York Energy Democracy Alliance (NYEDA).

Chris Neidl, Director, Here Comes Solar, Solar One

Chris Neidl, Director, Here Comes Solar, Solar One