What is your role at your company? What are your responsibilities/focus areas?
I lead the North American sales team at WindESCo. I am responsible for improving my customers’ annual energy production through the detection of anomalies in high-resolution SCADA.
What was your pathway to getting a career in the industry? What did you study in school or what previous job-specific training did you complete?
I was initially exposed to renewables with water conservation while working for Rainbird, which is a company focused on inefficient water use, which is critical in the west. This got me thinking about resources and the sensibility of conserving. Later, I began working for Clean Energy Collective as VP of Sales. I was working a lot with government customers who wanted to offset usage with community solar. This was a good introduction to renewables, how utilities charge for power, and how the infrastructure works. Previous to WindESCo, I was Senior Account Executive at Uptake, focusing on utilities, power, and discrete manufacturing.
Why did you choose a job in clean power? What was it about a career in the industry that appealed to you?
I wanted to do something impactful that resonated with me. The renewable industry is such an exciting and fast-growing industry. It is challenging but so rewarding at the end of the day. Having a part in improving wind energy production, which decreases carbon emissions and brings customers a meaningful ROI means a lot to me.