Olivia Campbell Andersen
Olivia Campbell Andersen serves as Executive Director of Renewable Energy Vermont, the state’s non-profit clean energy trades, advocacy, and education organization. Prior joining REV, she served as Assistant Chief of Staff to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, advising the Governor on environmental, sustainability, energy, budget, and transportation issues, as well as 6 years at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Prior to her service with the State of Maryland, she worked for Congressman Steny H. Hoyer during his time as Majority Leader. Olivia’s career also includes time with the National Wildlife Federation, during which she worked to reduce mercury and carbon pollution through federal and state regulatory and legislative action, notably authoring and leading the advocacy campaign to enact Maryland’s Healthy Air Act. Olivia holds degrees from Vermont Law School and Gettysburg College. Maryland’s Governor recognized her environmental advocacy work with the rare Admiral of the Chesapeake award. When not advocating for the environment, Olivia enjoys exploring rivers and forests, biking rail trails, and digging in the garden with her daughter and husband, with Montpelier as their latest homebase.
Ansley grew up around renewable energy; her father’s custom home business in Colorado focuses on using renewable energy sources. Ansley has her B.A. in Anthropology from Colorado State University and has a wealth of accounting and business management experience. Ansley is avid about the great outdoors and spends her free time skiing, hiking, running, or working on stained glass.
Communications & Operations Associate
Austin got his start as an intern at REV before going on to serve in the Office of the Governor and Policy & Communications Coordinator at 350Vermont. He returned to the REV team in 2017. Austin has a BS in Community & International Development from the University of Vermont. When he is not at work he can be found mountain or road biking, rock climbing, or doing some kind of outdoor activity.
REV Board Members
Jeff Forward, Chair
Forward Thinking Consulting Service – Richmond, VT
Forward Thinking Consultants, LLC was formed in 1997 to provide consulting services to school districts and design firms to help them assess the potential for using alternative energy in institutional settings. Forward Thinking Consultants, LLC also works with federal and state agencies to help them design and implement alternative technology initiatives.
Charles “Charlie” Van Winkle, Vice Chair
Northern Reliability, Inc. – Waitsfield, VT
Northern Reliability is a renewable energy systems integrator that provides power systems for remote or off grid locations. We integrate energy derived from renewables into storage systems for use when the renewable resource is unavailable. Charlie has over ten years’ experience in the wind and solar business, built on a solid technical foundation in engineering and construction.
NativeEnergy, Inc. – Burlington, VT
NativeEnergy is an expert developer of renewable energy and carbon offset projects and provides clients with quality carbon offsets, renewable energy credits, and carbon accounting software. With NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ projects, businesses and individuals can help finance the construction of wind, biogas, solar, and other carbon reduction projects with strong social and environmental benefits. Since 2000, NativeEnergy and its customers have helped build over 50 projects, reducing more than 2.5 million tons of greenhouse gases. Additional projects under contract will reduce an additional 4 million tons of greenhouse gases. All NativeEnergy projects undergo third-party validation and verification.
Harris Roen, Treasurer
Long Meadow Resource Management LLC – Burlington, VT
Long Meadow Resource Management is a full-service forestry company covering northern Vermont for over 20 years. Landowners who want to carefully and responsibly manage their properties have benefitted from LMRM services that include mapping, forest management plans, boundary delineation, wildlife management, natural community identification and timber sales. Harris Roen is a Vermont Licensed Forester that collaborates with landowners to add value to their natural resource.
Martha Staskus, Secretary
VERA Renewables LLC – Waterbury, VT
Martha Staskus, a Principal with VERA Renewables, is responsible for installing over 5 MW of 500 kw group net metering projects around the state, manages the Georgia Mountain Community Wind project and has conducted the early stage development for 4 out of Vermont’s 5 permitted wind projects. With over 30 years’ expertise in the fields of wind and solar energy siting, assessment, development, permitting VERA is committed to growing Vermont’s wind and solar generation capacity and reducing carbon.
Transmission Developers Inc.
Josh is Vice President, Project Development for Transmission Developers Inc. (“TDI”). Josh manages development activities for TDI with a specific focus on the New England Clean Power Link a 1,000 MW HVdc buried transmission project proposed in Vermont. Since December, 2013, Josh has overseen all aspects of the development of this project. Prior to joining TDI, Josh worked for First Wind managing a wide array of tasks during the development, construction and operational phases of utility-scale wind and solar projects throughout the United States with a focus in New England. Josh also held several positions within Massachusetts Government, including serving as the Director of Renewable Energy Policy. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and a Masters in Business Administration from Boston University.
AllEarth Renewables, Inc – Williston, VT
AllEarth Renewables, Inc. specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of complete grid-connected wind and solar renewable energy systems that lessen dependence on nuclear and fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company’s goal is to provide turnkey products that harness the power of wind and sun for homes and businesses while creating sustainable, well-paying jobs.
Leslie A. Cadwell
Leslie A. Cadwell, Legal Counselor & Advocate, PLC – Castleton, VT
Leslie is an attorney with a solo practice focusing on renewable energy, utility and communications regulation. Prior to opening her own practice, Leslie was a partner at Gravel & Shea in Burlington, VT. For more than fifteen years, Leslie has advised leaders in both the public and private sectors.Leslie served as General Counsel for the Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc., Special Counsel and Director for Telecommunications for the Vermont Department of Public Service, and Senior Staff Attorney at the Vermont Supreme Court.
Encore Renewable Energy – Burlington, VT
Chad is the Founder and President of Encore Renewable Energy, a leading integrated clean energy company focusing on community-scale solar PV systems and 21st-century solutions for underutilized property. At Encore, Chad has led collaborative efforts to design, permit, finance and construct over 40 different solar PV projects throughout the State of Vermont, including the largest rooftop solar arrays in Burlington, the first 500kW commercial group net metering project, and what was for a time the largest solar PV array in the State of Vermont. Chad is a developer, project manager and environmental engineer with over 20 years of professional experience in the fields of environmental engineering, professional project management, and renewable energy project development. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and earned a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Vermont.
Vermont State Employees Credit Union – Montpelier, VT
Since 2013, Laurie has directed VSECU’s statewide VGreen energy savings loan program. Laurie received her B.A. in English from UVM in 1990. Early in her career she held various positions at The Journal of Light Construction, a trade publication for builders and remodelers, where she learned about the building and remodeling industry and early efficiency techniques. She worked for the weatherization program at the Central Vermont Community Action Council (now Capstone), where she managed statewide weatherization education programs. She was also a Solar Guide at SunCommon, guiding customers through the solar installation process. Her background in energy efficiency and solar informs the work she’s engaged in at VSECU, where she develops relationships with industry vendors and contractors, to further develop and expand the VGreen residential program, and she serves as a resource for energy lending referred to the VBiz commercial lending department. The VGreen program portfolio has grown from about $6 million in 2013 to $21 million in 2016, during which time Laurie secured and administered three state grant programs, a vendor partnership, and works with the VSECU team to develop and adapt relevant financing tools. Additionally, she participates on committees and networks with non-profit organizations and industry stakeholders to collaborate on ways VSECU can improve access to efficiency and renewable financing options for all Vermonters.
SunWood Systems – Waitsfield, VT
As we enter the 21st Century the most common topic of conversation will no doubt be energy. Forward thinking Vermonters are on the move, searching for sustainable solutions to conventional sources such as oil and propane. SunWood Systems is a company founded with these principles in mind.
VEIC – Burlington, VT
Karen is the Director of Efficiency Vermont, the nation’s first statewide electric efficiency utility. Created in 2000, Efficiency Vermont helps Vermonters save money by using less energy. More than 16% of Vermont’s electricity needs are being met through energy efficiency, at about 50% of the cost of generated power. She served as the Director of the UVM National University Transportation Center (UTC) and interim co-director of the UVM TRC and is the author of numerous publications including the annual Vermont Transportation Energy Report. She served as the Vermont Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator (2007-2009). At the Vermont Agency of Transportation, she served as Director of Policy and Planning, Deputy Secretary and Acting Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation (1995-2003). She was admitted to the Vermont Bar in 1990 and served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1985-1990.
Catamount Solar – Randolph, VT
Dan brings more than 12 years of experience to Catamount Solar, building and managing hundreds of residential and commercial projects throughout Vermont and across the northeast. Prior to Catamount Solar, Dan worked at groSolar and in his long tenure there he wore numerous hats, including lead installer, regional project manager, safety coordinator, and senior site supervisor. Dan is also an adjunct professor in the Sustainable Design and Technology Program at Vermont Technical College where he teaches PV design and safe installation to future solar professionals. He lives on the family farm in South Royalton where he makes hay and maple syrup.
Peck Electric – S. Burlington, VT
Peck Electric is a Vermont based electrical contractor and solar EPC business serving customers since 1972. Jeff has guided the company’s operations since 1997. Peck Electric was named by Solar Power World as the 58th Largest Solar Contractor in the United States in 2015 and was ranked 67th in 2016. Peck Electric Company has installed more than 50 MW of residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar in Vermont since 2008. Peck Electric is also a leader in car charging installation, and battery backup systems, specializing in the Tesla Powerwall. In addition to performing work for other developers Peck Electric owns and maintains its own solar portfolio throughout the state of Vermont.
Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand PLLC – Burlington, VT
Andy is a partner at Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand PLLC (Dunkiel Saunders), a Burlington-based law firm with a focus on energy, land use/environmental, litigation, business law, intellectual property, healthcare, telecommunications, and other related practice areas. In the rapidly evolving field of energy and utility law, Dunkiel Saunders assists entities before the Public Service Board and other agencies, as well as work on financing and corporate structuring. Dunkiel Saunders takes inspiration from the good work of its clients, and helps them excel in their business or mission by resolving legal issues with creativity and integrity
Vermont Independent Power Producers Assoc. – Montpelier, VT
Mathew has twenty-five years developing, owning and operating independent hydroelectric facilities, as well as developing wind farms in Vermont. He is active in professional and environmental organizations.
Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc.
Mark graduated from VLS in 1996, and is the Assistant General Counsel for the Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. Previously, he served as a Vermont Assistant Attorney General, specializing in environmental enforcement. He is the former president of the Vermont Law School Alumni Association. He sits on the Vermont Bar Foundation. Mark received his undergraduate degree from Rider University.