Leadership

Dawn Weisz
Dawn WeiszCEO
As Chief Executive Officer, Dawn is responsible for the vision, strategy, and leadership of MCE. Dawn began coordinating efforts to explore and launch MCE in 2004.

Under her watch, MCE has launched service to more than 175,000 customers in 17 communities and entered into power purchase agreements that have more than doubled the amount of renewable energy procured for customers, exceeded State Renewable Portfolio Standards, and achieved substantial greenhouse gas reductions to help local communities reach State Assembly Bill 32 targets.

Dawn has 20 years of experience developing and managing renewable energy and energy efficiency programs and projects while working for leading public agencies in the field. Previously, she was a Principal Planner with the County of Marin, where she managed energy and sustainability initiatives and served as the Executive Director for Sustainable North Bay.

Dawn is a highly sought-after speaker at energy-related conferences and has been a guest lecturer for UC Berkeley, the National American Planning Association, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Dawn has also received awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Power Association of Northern California.

Beckie Menten
Beckie Menten Director of Customer Programs
Beckie Menten designs, develops, and delivers efficiency programs in the MCE service area.
Beckie has an extensive background in both energy efficiency and local government, having worked at the city, county, and state level to design efficiency programs and research best practices in energy efficiency. Prior to joining the MCE team, Beckie was most recently the Program Manager for the Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings program at the California Energy Commission. Beckie also served as the efficiency financing lead at the Energy Commission and brings considerable expertise in evaluating innovative ideas for enabling investment in energy efficiency. Prior to working with the Energy Commission, Beckie worked with the Demand Side Management group of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Beckie has a master of science degree in Environmental Systems from Humboldt State University, where her thesis research focused on development of a seven-county regional PACE financing program on the north coast of California; she received a Switzer Fellowship for her work on the PACE program.

Elizabeth Kelly
Elizabeth Kelly General Counsel
Beth serves MCE as General Counsel. She is an energy expert and founding member of the three-person team that successfully launched MCE, the first community choice aggregator (CCA) in California.
Beth is a leading statewide authority on CCA legal, regulatory, legislative, policy and compliance issues. She is known for her strategic vision, global perspective, cultivation of innovation and drive to constantly improve and overcome obstacles. Prior to her service at MCE, Beth worked in project finance for White & Case. She is a graduate of the New York University School of Law. She is a proud midwesterner and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with comprehensive honors in Economics, International Relations, Spanish, and Political Science.
Greg Brehm
Greg Brehm Director of Power Resources
Greg has directed MCE’s electric load and resource planning and procurement efforts since 2012.
His responsibilities include due diligence for local project development, and negotiation of power purchase agreements with developers and wholesale power marketers.

Greg has more than ten years of experience in electric power operations, power scheduling, and risk mitigation for multiple joint powers authorities within California. Greg also oversees state and federal resource compliance reporting, and has facilitated MCE’s local development of more than 20 MWs of utility-scale renewable energy projects. Greg also manages MCE’s lead agency role in compliance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) permitting activities.

Greg handles the preparation of MCE’s Open Season – Request for Offer process and negotiates and integrates power purchase agreements, ensures contractor performance, manages invoice validation, risk mitigation, and compliance oversight. In this role, Greg is also responsible for the preparation of informational material for the Marin Clean Energy Board of Directors and the public regarding resource allocations. During his tenure, MCE has increased its commitment to deliver in-state renewable energy content from 50% to 80%, and will be 95% greenhouse gas free by 2025.

Jamie Tuckey
Jamie TuckeyDirector of Public Affairs
Jamie joined the early efforts to help create MCE in 2007. As Director of Public Affairs, Jamie oversees account and billing services, business and community development programs, and marketing communications.
She leads the Public Affairs team responsible for customer service, informational publications, community partnerships, web, print and video marketing, social media, press outreach, and sales materials.

Jamie earned her B.S. in City & Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Before returning to the San Francisco Bay Area Jamie traveled extensively throughout Europe, Southeast Asia and Central America.

Sarah Estes-Smith
Sarah Estes-SmithDirector of Internal Operations
Sarah joined the MCE team in 2014. As Director of Internal Operations, she oversees office management and security, information technology, accounting, human resources, Board/Committee relations, and strategic planning.
She leads the Internal Operations team, whose members’ responsibilities include creating a welcoming atmosphere for guests, promoting staff and operational efficiency, leading the organizational strategic planning process, recruiting and hiring, maintaining compliance with state and federal employment laws, supporting the Board of Directors and its Committees, and ensuring timely processing of vendor contracts and invoices.

Sarah attended Clark University, earning a Bachelors in Sociology and Spanish in 2008 and a Masters of Public Administration in 2009.

Customer Programs

Alice Stover
Alice Stover Energy Efficiency Program Manager
Alice helps customers to reduce energy usage and save on their utility bills by assisting with the administration and implementation of MCE’s energy efficiency programs.
She supports the technical aspects of our energy efficiency programs, from design and implementation to evaluation. Alice has a strong background in research and program evaluation. Before she joined MCE, she was a Senior Project Analyst at Opinion Dynamics. Prior to that, she led a study on the market potential for solar thermal water heaters in Cochabamba, Bolivia for Energetica, a Bolivian NGO that promotes the rational use of energy. Alice received a B.Sc. in Architecture from McGill University in Montreal and a Dual Master’s Degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC and the United Nation’s University for Peace in Costa Rica.
Daniel Genter
Daniel GenterCustomer Program Specialist
As Customer Programs Specialist, Daniel supports the development, implementation, and coordination of multiple energy efficiency and integrated demand side management (IDSM) activities through data analysis and program reporting.
Daniel received his B.S. in Marine Biology from UC Santa Cruz and his MBA in Sustainable Enterprise from Dominican University of California. Daniel has previous working experience in the field of marine biology, the solar industry, and assessing sustainability practices for several organizations. At MCE, Daniel works with multiple programs to support the implementation of tailored energy demand reduction programs for residential, commercial and municipal electricity customers.
Katie Elliott
Katie Elliott Energy Efficiency Program Manager
Katie Elliott leads MCE’s commercial energy efficiency and financing programs.
Prior to joining MCE, she provided consulting and advisory services to utilities across the country on energy efficiency programmatic best practices and emerging technologies. She previously managed the E Source Technology Assessment Service, helping utilities evaluate emerging technologies and review product performance claims. She began her efficiency career leading Pacific Gas & Electric’s Retrocommissioning and Energy Star benchmarking programs.
Katie holds a B.A. in environmental policy from Colorado College, and has completed courses in product management, sustainability, and management at UC Berkeley.
Meaghan Doran
Meaghan DoranEnergy Efficiency Program Manager
Meaghan helps customers to reduce energy and water usage and save on their utility bills by assisting with the administration and implementation of MCE’s Energy Efficiency Programs.
In her primary role, she manages the implementation of MCE’s Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program. She works with property owners to identify upgrade opportunities, navigate rebate programs, obtain technical assistance, and educate tenants. She has strong project management skills, and works with property owners to implement large energy-savings projects from start to finish. Meaghan also manages MCE’s Workforce Development Program, designing trainings for MCE’s Direct Install Team, coordinating industry lead trainings for MCE’s contractor network, and building relationships with industry experts and local Union representatives. Meaghan takes a lead role in Marketing, Education, and Outreach for MCE’s Energy Efficiency Program’s creating awareness and generating customer participation.

Meaghan is a Certified Green Building Professional through Build It Green, a Building Science Principles Professional and a Multifamily Building Operator Professional, both certified through the Building Performance Institute.

Prior to joining MCE, Meaghan was the Energy Efficiency Manager at the Marin City Community Development Corporation where she supported the development and growth of MCE’s Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program. Meaghan advanced MCE’s Direct Install Service so that new, energy efficient improvements can be installed in tenant’s units at no cost.

Meaghan received her B.S. in International Business from the State University of New York at Oswego and her MBA in Sustainable Enterprise from Dominican University of California.

Finance

David McNeil
David McNeil Finance and Project Manager
David McNeil oversees and supports the financing activities of MCE.
He is responsible for arranging financing to support energy contracts, managing credit risk, preparing budgets and financial forecasts, overseeing MCE’s risk management processes and supporting the board of directors in their oversight of financial risks and opportunities.
David brings nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry including senior roles in credit underwriting, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and project management. Prior to joining MCE, David served as President of EEF Advisors which consulted to departments of energy, electric utilities and regulators on the design of energy efficiency and renewable energy financing programs, financial models and organizational structures. David is a former board member and treasurer of several nationally recognized non-profit organizations. He studied history at Queen’s University in Kingston and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
John Dalessi
John Dalessi Operations & Development
John Dalessi is President of Pacific Energy Advisors, Inc. (PEA), which provides strategic advice and technical support to organizations active in the California energy market.
John has held senior leadership positions in the wholesale, retail, and regulated sectors of the electric utility industry during his 25-year career.

John develops and administers competitive solicitations for power supply, renewable energy, and data management services required for MCE’s operations. He also manages the preparation of electric load forecasts and resource plans, program electric rates, program budgets, and regulatory compliance activities. When not directly providing services for MCE, John advises public agencies, generation project developers, and private investors on large, multi-million dollar infrastructure projects and energy programs.

Prior to forming PEA, John held senior management positions at Navigant Consulting, Inc., the Automated Power Exchange, PG&E Energy Services, and Southern California Edison Company.

Internal Operations

Carol Dorsett
Carol DorsettAdministrative Assistant
Carol joined the MCE team in August 2015 as an Administrative Assistant for Internal Operations.
Carol is the first person guests will meet when they walk through the doors and provides administrative support to MCE staff, working collaboratively with all MCE teams to ensure smooth office operations, meeting coordination, with an attention to high level customer service.

Carol moved to Marin County three years ago from Illinois where she had a career as a newspaper photographer and photo editor for The Southtown/ Star Newspapers in South Suburban Chicago.

In her free time Carol pursues her creativity through photography always looking forward to the next image.

Darlene Jackson
Darlene JacksonBoard Clerk & Executive Assistant to CEO
Darlene joined the MCE team in September 2012 as Board Clerk with 8 plus years of Board management experience.

Darlene assists in the management of electronic and hard copy data of MCE Board and Committee material, provides support and follow-up to the Board of Directors and related Committees, and provides Executive Assistant support to the Chief Executive Officer, by assisting in the management of official MCE records, minutes and event/meeting planning, coordination and scheduling. She also coordinates regular Board and Committee meetings, maintains Board and Committee relations, records meeting minutes, provides support and follow-up to the Board and related Committees, manages the posting and updating of meeting material and Board-approved documents on MCE’s website. She maintains relationships with Board-member jurisdiction officials in order to facilitate the flow of documents to the CEO and MCE as a whole. Her Executive Assistant support role to the CEO includes meeting planning, coordination, scheduling and management of verbal and electronic correspondence, securing travel arrangements and providing conference presentation assistance.

Katie Gaier
Katie Gaier Human Resources Manager
Katie joined Marin Clean Energy in December 2013 after providing human resources consulting services to MCE for over two years.
With over 25 years of public sector human resources experience, Katie brings a wide range of HR expertise to MCE, including employee relations, benefits, payroll, labor law, recruitment, classification and compensation, and management advise. As Deputy Director of Human Resources for the County of Marin, Katie led the Labor Relations and Benefits/Payroll team for over 10 years. A native of rural Ohio, Katie graduated from the University of Detroit with a Bachelor’s degree in political and social sciences. After moving to the west coast, she was a VISTA volunteer in Lane County, Oregon and an Employment Counselor for a local non-profit agency. Besides her work experience, Katie has enriched her life by travel to over 45 countries and volunteering with an organization in Nepal that prevents young girls from human trafficking.
Jay Marshall
Jay MarshallIT Consultant
Jay Marshall of Prime Mover Tech manages and supports the IT infrastructure at MCE as a consultant under the direction of the Director of Internal Operations.

Jay has over 10 years’ experience in the Information Technology field, and has been providing consulting services to MCE since 2010. He is responsible for the ongoing technology needs at MCE, as well as implementing technology solutions and strategies that will serve MCE’s needs as the business grows.

He is a Marin County native and received his B.S. in Software Engineering and Management from Notre Dame de Namur University. In his free time he enjoys working on and modifying anything with an engine.

Justine Parmelee
Justine ParmeleeAdministrative Assistant
Justine joined MCE in March 2016 as an Administrative Assistant for the Internal Operations team.
Justine is the friendly face that greets you at the door. She supports the Internal Operations team with billing related tasks and various administrative duties. In addition, she provides general administrative support across all departments at MCE.

Justine graduated from Mills College with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies. She is actively involved in sustainability in her hometown and is a Development Coordinator for Sustainable Lafayette. When she has a moment to spare, Justine loves to explore the tidepools along the California coast.

Legal and Regulatory

CC Song
CC Song Regulatory Analyst
With knowledge and training on environmental and energy policy analysis and a passion for mitigating climate change, CC joined the MCE regulatory team after she completed her Master’s in Public Policy at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.

She manages MCE’s regulatory intervention at the California Public Utilities Commission, primarily focused on how the adoption of new clean technologies impacts distribution grid capacity.

While she was a graduate student at UCLA, she was a program manager for the electric vehicle program at the Luskin Center for Innovation, where she managed research analysis and program administration. Prior to graduate school, CC worked on legislative advocacy at the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and The Greenlining Institute in Berkeley, CA. She was also a program associate and executive assistant at Rebuild the Dream, an organization founded by Van Jones, former White House advisor on green jobs.

Catalina Murphy
Catalina MurphyLegal Assistant
Catalina is the Legal Assistant at MCE. With a background in law, she supports the MCE Regulatory and Legal Team by performing a variety of legal and regulatory duties that are vital to the operations and success of MCE.
Emily Fisher
Emily FisherLegal Counsel
Emily serves as MCE’s Legal Counsel, advising MCE on issues of municipal law, contracting, internal policy development and other areas critical to MCE’s operations as a public agency.
A true generalist, Emily has practiced in a variety of nonprofit and government capacities throughout her career, bringing over a decade of experience to her role as MCE’s legal services ‘primary care’ provider. Prior to MCE, she served as Staff Counsel for the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD), the agency responsible for administering federal grant funds to community-based providers statewide for services to low-income households, including utility bill assistance, home weatherization, lead-based paint removal, migrant farmworker support, job training and after-school programs. Immediately after law school, Emily worked for Legal Services of Northern California in Butte County, representing tenants in eviction cases and working on economic development projects with disadvantaged rural communities.

Emily graduated from U.C. Davis School of Law in 2004, where she was a Senior Articles Editor on the U.C. Davis Law Review and active in the Lambda Law Students Association.

Jeremy Waen
Jeremy Waen Senior Regulatory Analyst
With broad knowledge in energy policy, implementation and regulations, Jeremy works closely with the California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, California Independent System Operator and California Air Resources Board to represent interests on behalf of MCE.
His focus is on manifesting a sustainable, greenhouse gas free future through clean energy policy and development, and his honed technical training serves as a valuable resource to MCE.

Prior to his work at MCE, Jeremy worked for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the Clean Coalition. Jeremy received his Masters of Public Administration in Sustainable Management in May of 2011 from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, California, and his Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry from Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Martha Serianz
Martha Serianz Legal Operations Manager
Martha has a wide range of responsibilities for the coordination, management, oversight, and implementation of various Regulatory, Legislative, Legal, Compliance, and Strategic operations at MCE.
Prior to her start at MCE in 2014, Martha spent nearly eight years working at a variety of mission-based organizations. She served as Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity through the AmeriCorps volunteer program from 2006 to 2007. Between 2007 to 2011, she directed various national and local political campaigns. From 2011 to 2014, she served as the Development Associate and Major Gifts Officer at the non-profit law firm, Earthjustice. Her passion for promoting a clean energy future for all communities coupled with her extensive and diverse leadership background makes her a valuable part of the MCE team.

Martha received her BA in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Iowa in 2006 and her MBA in Sustainable Enterprise from Dominican University of San Rafael in 2014.

Michael Callahan-Dudley
Michael Callahan-Dudley Regulatory Counsel
Michael represents MCE and its member communities in regulatory proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and California Energy Commission (CEC).
He works to support MCE’s innovative energy efficiency programs including expanding access to low-income communities and improving state energy efficiency policy. Michael also advocates for appropriate policies guiding other customer-facing programs including integrated demand-side management and the buildout of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. In addition to his role with customer-facing programs, Michael works on general issues to support MCE’s mission including ratepayer protections for its member communities and reducing the impacts of climate change.

Michael received his Juris Doctor from University of California Hastings College of the Law. Michael served as the publications editor for the West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy and as an executive board member for the alternative dispute resolution team. Michael currently volunteers as the Executive Chair of the Advisory Board for a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing alternative dispute resolution education and training among students. Previously, Michael worked on addressing climate change at the California Public Utilities Commission and on environmental advocacy with organizations including the Center for Biological Diversity and the Environmental Defense Center located in Santa Barbara, California.

Shalini Swaroop
Shalini Swaroop Regulatory & Legislative Counsel
Shalini leads MCE’s legislative advocacy and represents MCE’s customers in regulatory proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).
She advocates on ratepayer protections, equity issues, program autonomy, and implementation challenges. Additionally, Shalini collaborates with grassroots organizations through MCE Community Power, focusing on marginalized communities. She previously practiced before the CPUC as a consumer advocate on behalf of low-income constituents and communities of color.
Shalini received her Juris Doctorate from Berkeley Law School, where she was elected student body president. Afterwards, she completed a federal judicial clerkship at the High Court of American Samoa. She received the 2012 Dale Minami Fellowship for making a significant contribution to the Asian Pacific American legal community. Shalini has worked on human rights issues in active conflict zones, developing countries, and with the United Nations. Currently, Shalini teaches a course at Berkeley Law and holds leadership positions on the boards of the ACLU of Northern California, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Citizens’ Advisory Committee, and JustPeace Labs.

Power Resources

Brian Goldstein
Brian Goldstein Resource Planning & Implementation
Brian Goldstein is a Principal Consultant at Pacific Energy Advisors, Inc. (PEA), which provides strategic advice and technical support to organizations active in California’s competitive energy markets.
Brian has held leadership positions in the wholesale, retail, and regulated sectors of the electric utility industry throughout his career.

Brian develops and administers competitive solicitations for power supply, renewable energy, capacity products, and scheduling coordinator services required for MCE’s operations. As part of the solicitation process, Brian manages and advises on contract and credit negotiations with potential counterparties. He also helps manage the preparation of electric load forecasts and resource plans, program electric rates, program budgets, and regulatory compliance activities. When not directly providing services for MCE, Brian provides similar technical consulting services to other existing CCA’s, aspiring CCA’s, and publicly owned utilities throughout California.

Prior to joining PEA, Brian held a senior management position at Direct Energy where he lead the North America regulatory and compliance team related to Direct Energy’s energy trading and retail operations.

David Potovsky
David PotovskyPower Supply Contracts Manager
David is a Power Supply Contracts Manager with MCE’s Power Resources team. David is responsible for supporting local renewable energy projects and integrating them into MCE’s diverse supply of clean renewable energy resources.
His responsibilities include managing MCE’s FIT (Feed in Tariff) program which purchases energy from small renewable energy generators located within the MCE service territory and assisting regional developers with their plans for utility scale installations in Marin and neighboring counties.

David has ten years of experience developing commercial scale solar projects throughout California. He is a Cal Poly SLO alum and a lifelong resident of Marin County.

Jesica Flores Brooks
Jesica Flores BrooksPower Resources Administrative Assistant
Jesica joined MCE in July 2016 as Power Resources Assistant for the Power Resources team. Jesica provides administrative support for power contracts, vendor relationships, and general administrative responsibilities for contract management and compliance.
In her spare time, you will find Jesica volunteering at various organizations in the Bay Area. One of her favorite organizations is Drawbridge, An Arts Program for Homeless Kids. She meets with children once a week at a shelter and makes art with the kids. “As a mother of my own child, I find it very gratifying to make a difference in these kids’ lives in their time of need.” She also enjoys spending time with her family hiking, biking, gardening and dining.

Kirby Dusel
Kirby DuselResource Planning & Renewable Energy Programs
Kirby Dusel, Vice President of Pacific Energy Advisors, Inc., has served many public agencies within California and throughout the U.S.

Kirby has over 17 years of experience in the electric utility industry administering statewide power purchase contracts, managing utility-scale energy procurement activities, implementing Community Choice Aggregation initiatives, managing database development projects, analyzing and reengineering business processes, and implementing effective compliance programs.
Kirby serves as a technical advisor to McE, primarily focusing on business activities related to power resource planning, procurement and compliance, and has also assisted California’s other operating CCA programs during formation and ongoing operations. Kirby previously served the State of California’s Department of Water Resources as an energy contract analyst and database developer, providing guidance to CERS’s executive management regarding contractor performance and carrying out general contract management responsibilities associated with the administration of approximately 50 statewide power purchase agreements valued at $35 billion. He possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Managerial Economics from the University of California (Davis).

Peng Gong
Peng GongPower Settlements Analyst
Peng joined the MCE team in June 2016 as a Power Settlements Analyst on the Power Resources Team.
Peng is responsible for power portfolio monitoring, invoice validation, tracking and reviewing CAISO Statements, analyzing transactions, recommending risk mitigations, and reporting on MCE’s power supply portfolio. He also manages existing power contracts, monitors variable energy resources performance, and provides in-depth analysis of new procurement opportunities offered by third party project developers and power marketers.

Peng holds an MBA degree and has more than ten years of experience in the electric utility industry administering power settlements.

Public Affairs

Alex DiGiorgio
Alex DiGiorgio Community Development Manager
As Community Development Manager, Alex collaborates with stakeholders throughout MCE’s service area to advance sustainable development and expand access to competitively-priced renewable energy.
By cultivating partnerships with residents, businesses, local leaders, and community groups, Alex helps MCE’s customers determine which resources they wish to support through their electricity purchases. To this end, he conducts strategic outreach and advocacy, and helps manage MCE’s 100% renewable Deep Green program, and its 100% Marin-based Local Sol program.

Alex is especially proud to be serving the City of Richmond, where his parents and grandparents were small business owners, and his mother worked as a reporter for the Richmond Independent. Since Richmond’s successful MCE enrollment in 2013, Alex has helped several other new communities join MCE, including the Cities of San Pablo, Benicia, and El Cerrito. Today, he continues to engage with cities and counties throughout California that are eager to pursue community choice energy.

Prior to joining MCE, Alex worked as the campaign manager for the successful Palo Alto Green Energy & Compost Initiative (PAGE). He received his law degree from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall, where he earned certificates of specialization in energy regulation and environmental law. He received his BA in political science and human rights from Columbia University. Alex began with MCE as an AmeriCorps service member, and is thrilled to be working with California’s first community choice energy program, based in beautiful Marin County.

Alexandra McGee
Alexandra McGee Community Power Organizer
Alexandra is responsible for representing and advocating for customers in MCE’s service area who have been traditionally underrepresented in the renewable energy narrative.

As the main point of contact for the Community Power Coalition and MCE Latino, her role is sensitive to the issues which affect low-income communities and Spanish-speakers, in particular.

She received her MA from UC Berkeley in 2014, after completing her thesis on small-scale, decentralized, renewable energy systems for rural electrification in Nicaragua. Alexandra joined MCE in late 2015.

Allen Chiu
Allen ChiuMarketing Associate
Allen Chiu assists the MCE Public Affairs and Energy Efficiency Teams with multiple tasks ranging from event coordination, public outreach and data tracking.
He also works closely with MCE’s Marketing Manager and Creative Content Designer with social media content and branding. Prior to joining MCE, Allen worked in hospitality management for 3 years producing special events in San Francisco. He is a Bay Area native who graduated from Cal State East Bay with a B.A. in Accounting and on his free time enjoys going to fine art museums.
Ashley Aberi
Ashley AberiMarketing Manager
As the Marketing Manager, Ashley plans, tracks, and implements marketing campaigns by managing media buys and managing the development of ad content.
She also coordinates MCE’s sponsorships as well as plans, organizes, and implements a wide variety of events including community meetings, press conferences and ribbon cutting ceremonies. Ashley joined MCE as an Intern in June 2012. She is a Marin County native and received her B.A. from Rutgers University in Psychology and Human Resource Management.
Ben Choi
Ben ChoiAccount Manager
Ben focuses on fostering strong relationships with MCE customers and community partners.
Deeply engaged with customers, Ben is an excellent listener and problem solver. Ben strives to provide receptive and responsive customer service, and inclusive and collaborative community outreach. He is especially committed to engaging customers in Richmond, where he is a proud member of the community and sits on the Richmond Planning Commission. Prior to joining MCE, Ben worked as the Program Coordinator of a Demand Response program based in San Francisco. He is a graduate of Amherst College and an occasional online food writer.
Chris Kubik
Chris KubikManager of Business and Community Development
As Manager of Business and Community Development, Chris focuses on team collaboration, planning, and community outreach to residential, commercial, and municipal energy customers.
Chris works to ensure that our customers have all of the resources needed to make the energy choices that are best for them.

Prior to joining the Public Affairs team at MCE in May 2015, Chris worked in the renewable energy programs group at Constellation Energy and was an early member of the California team at EnerNOC. At both companies, she helped California energy customers evaluate adoption of demand side energy management and onsite and externally sourced generation solutions.

Chris earned her B.A. in Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and M.I.A in International Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. A resident of Marin County and a Deep Green customer herself, Chris loves to spend free time exploring Marin and neighboring counties while hiking, road biking, and running.

Jenna Famular
Jenna FamularCommunity Affairs Coordinator
Jenna is MCE’s Community Affairs Coordinator, working to encourage community involvement through education programs and community events.
She works to incorporate MCE’s values including workforce development and greenhouse gas emission reductions, by providing opportunities for the community to learn about MCE’s energy service options and energy efficiency programs.

Jenna has worked and volunteered in several informal science education settings, from the San Francisco and Bronx Zoos, to the California Academy of Sciences. She received her MA from Columbia University in Climate and Society in 2015 and returned to the Bay Area, where she grew up, to pursue a career in sustainability.

Justin Kudo
Justin KudoManager of Account Services
Justin has been a member of the Public Affairs team since 2012, coordinating billing operations and account services, analyzing customer impacts, building data models, and providing expertise on PG&E programs.
Over the last four years, Justin has worked with PG&E to ensure proper integration of the two programs, including maintaining customer access to services and improving billing and messaging. In particular, Justin works closely with impacts for solar customers and the future of Net Energy Metering Policies.

Prior to working with MCE, Justin worked as a political consultant specializing in renewable energy development and policy, serving clients including Florida Power & Light, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the California Solar Energy Industries Association. Justin is also a former member of the Planning Commission and former chair of the Human Relations Commission at the City of Davis. He currently lives in San Francisco.

Nicole Busto
Nicole Busto Creative Content Designer
Nicole delivers MCE’s messaging and branding to our customers and other stakeholders through print and digital collateral.

Her work converges strategy, creative, and UX functions, as she strives to communicate engaging messages about MCE’s work. Working across MCE’s teams, she leads the development of marketing and communications strategies, as well as designs multi-channel outreach and advertising campaigns. Nicole earned both her M.B.A. in Sustainable Management and Certificate in Sustainable Energy Management from Presidio Graduate School, and her B.A. in Psychology from Reed College.

Rebecca Boyles
Rebecca BoylesAccount Manager
As Account Manager, Rebecca strives to more deeply include customers in MCE’s mission to make communities stronger and more sustainable.
Rebecca is a proud Deep Green customer herself, and helps customers to understand their options for renewable energy, as well as the intricacies of their electric bills. Moved by MCE’s mission, she also assists with community outreach, building relationships with community advocates for green power. In her previous role as Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager at Future 500, she forged relationships between companies and activists in order to effect systemic, market-based change on climate and human rights issues. Rebecca earned a Master of Business Administration in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.