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 250,000 customers in 24 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 responsible for all aspects of MCE’s legal affairs. Beth oversees MCE’s legal, regulatory, legislative and compliance activities and policies
She has served as MCE’s chief legal officer since 2012. She joined MCE in 2009 and was part of the three-staff team that successfully launched MCE, the first community choice aggregator (CCA) in California. Prior to her service at MCE, Beth worked in energy, infrastructure and project finance for the New York office of White & Case, an international law firm.

Beth received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law where she was Developments Editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics. 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 Manager of Customer Programs, Policy and Planning
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 Programs 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.
Grace Peralta
Grace PeraltaCustomer Programs Specialist
Grace assists with the development, implementation and coordination of MCE’s Multifamily Program. Grace also supports MCE’s Customer Programs Team with multiple tasks ranging from graphic design, public outreach, marketing and customer service.

Prior to joining MCE, Grace worked on marketing and outreach for Rising Sun Energy Center, a Bay Area wide non-profit organization focused on energy efficiency, youth and workforce development. Grace has also worked on marketing and communications for major human rights organizations in Washington, D.C.

Grace earned her B.A. in Communications for Development from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

Joey Lande
Joey LandeCustomer Programs Manager
Joey Lande joined MCE in July 2017 as a Customer Programs Manager, with a focus on MCE’s Small Commercial Program and non-residential energy efficiency initiatives. He manages the current program’s implementation while exploring new opportunities for MCE to save energy and reduce emissions.
Prior to joining MCE, Joey served numerous ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs over a 7 year period at Energy Solutions in Oakland, covering downstream programs, distributor programs, emerging technologies projects and accelerated commercialization.
Joey has facilitated a diverse group of private sector energy efficiency projects, and he’s supported dozens of local government agencies in project design, project development and measurement and verification. Joey recently returned from a three year stretch in Germany, where he worked on corporate sustainability initiatives and carbon emissions management. Joey received his B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and his M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Policy from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.
Meaghan Doran
Meaghan DoranManager of Customer Programs, Operations
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.

Paul Liotsakis
Paul LiotsakisCustomer Programs Manager
Paul Liotsakis serves as the Customer Programs Manager at MCE where he oversees the development and implementation of demand side management programs such as electric vehicles, demand response and battery storage.

Paul has implemented cutting edge environmental initiatives in the San Francisco Bay Area for over two decades. As the Associate Director at San Francisco Community Power, Paul launched the first demand response program for small and medium size businesses in California. He has engaged over 500 companies, city governments, residents, and civic organizations as decision makers in the discussions to better manage their energy use.

He has worked with multiple clean tech startups to help launch their innovative technologies. Paul holds an MBA from the Presidio School of Management and a certificate in solar and wind systems design and installation from Solar Energy International.

Srinidhi Sampath
Srinidhi SampathCustomer Programs Specialist
Srinidhi supports the design, development, implementation, and coordination of the Low-Income Families and Tenants (LIFT) program as part of the Customer Programs team.
Prior to joining MCE, Srinidhi worked in India, parts of Africa and Singapore on various development related projects. Her work focused on improving access to basic services for the urban poor and she experimented with various data collection methodologies including mobile applications and GIS. Most recently, she worked with the UN Special Rapporteur for Water and Sanitation to identify research gaps and needs in Africa and consulted WSUP on a project investigating a pro-poor sanitation surcharge in Kenya.
Srinidhi is currently consulting the World Bank on their Water Scarce Cities initiative in the Middle East and North Africa region. She received her Master of City Planning degree from UC Berkeley and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stella Maris College.

Finance

David McNeil
David McNeil Manager of Finance
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 DorsettHuman Resources Associate
Carol joined the MCE team in August 2015. As a Human Resources Associate she has responsibility for a wide range of human resources matters.
Carol provides administrative support in hiring and recruiting, new employee orientation, and employee professional development and training.

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.

Enyonam Senyo-Mensah
Enyonam Senyo-MensahAssistant Internal Operations
Enyonam is the first face you see when walking through the doors at MCE. As an Internal Operations Administrative Assistant, she provides administrative support to all staff. She maintains a functional office space and reliable daily operations to enable the MCE team to do its best work.
Enyonam was born and raised in Oakland, California. She has been an Administrative Assistant in several companies over the years. She has an Associate’s Degree in Apparel Design & Merchandising and has worked in the field as an Operations Manager at a local design house. Her role included assisting the designer and production team, as well as serving as their in-house photo shoot stylist. In her free time, Enyo explores ways to express her creativity.
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 ParmeleeInternal Operations Manager
Justine joined MCE in March 2016. As Internal Operations Manager, she supports her team in the areas of finance, facilities, and technology.

Justine provides consistent management of office expenses, maintains a functional work space, and ensures the technical and administrative needs of all staff are met. No two days at MCE are alike and Justine embraces her role with positivity and tenacity.

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

Katie Gaier
Katie Gaier Manager of Human Resources
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.

Legal and Policy

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.
CC Song
CC Song Senior Policy 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.

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.

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
Michael Callahan 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.

Nathaniel Malcolm
Nathaniel MalcolmRegulatory Counsel
Nathaniel represents MCE’s interests in regulatory proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC).

His work supports implementation of MCE’s customer programs, including MCE’s energy efficiency programs, its programs to serve low income and disadvantaged communities, and MCE’s Net Energy Metering and demand response programs.
Nathaniel also focuses on cost allocation and ratemaking issues to strengthen ratepayer protections for MCE’s member communities. His efforts advance MCE’s ability to fight climate change and provide renewable energy options to its customers at affordable and fair rates.
Prior to his current role as Policy Counsel, Nathaniel was a Regulatory Law Clerk at MCE.
Nathaniel received his Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law and his B.A from the University of California, Berkeley. During law school, Nathaniel held student judicial clerkships with the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, the California Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California. He also served as a Staff Member on the Northeastern Law Journal.

Shalini Swaroop
Shalini Swaroop Deputy General Counsel
Shalini manages MCE’s policy advocacy at the California Legislature and state regulatory agencies.She previously practiced before the California Public Utilities Commission 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. Currently, Shalini teaches a course at Berkeley Law holds leadership positions on the boards of the ACLU of Northern California and JustPeace Labs. 

She previously served on the boards for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s Citizens Advisory Committee, the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, and the Women of Color Attorney Network. Shalini received the 2012 Dale Minami Fellowship for making a significant contribution to the Asian Pacific American legal community.

Troy Nordquist
Troy NordquistLegal and Policy Assistant
Troy joined MCE in June 2017 as Administrative Assistant for the Legal and Policy Team.
She supports the team and MCE by drafting contracts, filing regulatory documents, and providing general support such as calendar management and the maintenance of informational documents. She brings two years of administrative experience to MCE from Pennsylvania, where she worked as a constituent service assistant for Bloomsburg University.
Working at MCE gives Troy the opportunity to explore the world of sustainable energy, a topic she has been passionate about for many years. After a day at the office she enjoys dancing and reading.

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.

Brian Rothstein
Brian RothsteinPower Settlements Analyst
Brian helps ensure that MCE’s power purchases and sales are accurate and optimized for our customers. He is responsible for the monitoring of MCE’s power supply portfolio, wholesale energy settlements, and risk mitigation.
Brian has experience working at the California ISO as well as in the electric utility industry.  His prior roles have included power settlements analysis, software design & development, as well as regulatory strategy and project management.

He is a native of Monterey County and a graduate of University of California, Davis.  A trained artist, Brian enjoys drawing, painting, and visiting local galleries and museums.

Byron Vosburg
Byron VosburgPower Supply Contracts Manager
Byron’s responsibilities include power supply resource planning, MCE’s annual Open Season solicitation, and negotiation, management, and settlement of power purchase agreements.

Byron has extensive experience in the electric utility industry, having held a variety of roles involving renewable and conventional power trading, scheduling, and contract origination and administration.

A North Bay native and graduate of Stanford University, Byron spends as much time as he can outdoors, most frequently hiking in the Bay Area and fly fishing in the Sierras.

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 Brooks
Jesica BrooksPower Resources 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).

Lindsay Saxby
Lindsay Saxby Power Supply Contracts Manager
Lindsay will be focused on the procurement and development of local renewable energy projects in addition to negotiation, management, and settlement of power purchase agreements with new and existing renewable resources.
Lindsay brings 6 years of experience from the electric utility industry in renewable procurement and contract management to MCE. Her breadth of experience includes procurement strategy, contract origination and the administration of renewable Power Purchase Agreements, energy markets and management of community solar programs.
Lindsay is a North Bay native and discovered her passion for renewable energy while pursuing an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys swimming, bluegrass and spending time with friends and family.
Miriam Makhyoun
Miriam MakhyounPower Supply Contracts Manager
Miriam joined MCE in early 2017 with eight years of experience in business and renewable energy, capacity procurement and project management. Miriam supports MCE’s portfolio management and is responsible for oversight of power supply contracts, Request for Offer administration, Integrated Resource Planning, supplier performance monitoring, and portfolio optimization activities.

Miriam brings her knowledge of the California energy market, including its regulatory framework and renewable portfolio standard, and her first-rate project management skills to MCE.
Her past experience includes portfolio management at a California investor-owned utility as well as educational non-profit work focused on promoting and developing cleaner energy options.
Miriam has a M.S. in Appropriate Technology and a M.B.A. from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, her home state.

In her free time, Miriam enjoys taking dance classes and visiting art galleries.

Public Affairs

Alex DiGiorgio
Alex DiGiorgio Deputy Director, Community Development
As Deputy Director of Community Development, 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 the inclusion of new communities within MCE’s service area.

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, El Cerrito, Lafayette and Walnut Creek. 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 works with the Public Affairs Team with an emphasis in marketing strategy and marketing campaign performance tracking and analysis.
He also manages MCE’s social media channels and works with the Community Development Team to grow the public agency’s Deep Green Champions Program.  The program includes commercial businesses in MCE’s service territory who have chosen to eliminate any energy-related pollution and negative environmental impacts by purchasing Deep Green 100% renewable energy service. In addition, Allen also facilitates the internal distribution of MCE program information, agency-wide.Prior to joining MCE, Allen worked in hospitality management for 4 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 making music and visiting fine art museums.
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 KubikBusiness Development Manager
As Business Development Manager, 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 Development Manager
As one of MCE’s Community Development Managers, Jenna acts as one point of contact for various stakeholders in MCE’s service area.

She works with staff from member communities to promote sustainability initiatives and community engagement, with community advocacy groups to develop local campaigns to increase climate change and environmental awareness, and with local schools and student groups to educate the next generation about our planet.
Jenna’s previous work experience includes informal science education facilities such as the California Academy of Sciences, Bronx Zoo, and San Francisco Zoo. She earned her BS in Marine Biology from UC Santa Cruz and MA from Columbia University in Climate and Society. Her work with young learners continues to inspire her passion for educating the public about energy related issues at MCE.

JR Killigrew
JR KilligrewCommunity Development Manager
JR interfaces with a wide range of community stakeholder and customer groups conducting climate action planning support, greenhouse gas reduction strategy, and strategic outreach efforts within MCE’s service area.

JR joined MCE in June 2016 and is excited to collaborate with communities to meet their climate and energy goals through MCE programs.

Prior to joining MCE, JR served as Network Engagement Manager at ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, USA, where he managed a nationwide network of local governments focused on urban sustainability, climate action planning and greenhouse gas management. He developed a national sustainability report for Sustainable Bolivia and spent considerable time working in commercial film production. Living and working in Mexico, Spain and Bolivia, JR developed a strong command of Spanish.

JR has a BA in Economics from Pitzer College and did graduate work in CSR/Greenhouse Gas Accounting and City Planning at Harvard and Tufts, respectively. Outside of his role at MCE, JR commits to a sustainable and resource-conscious lifestyle spending time with his family and outdoors, especially the ocean.

Justin Kudo
Justin KudoDeputy Director, 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.

Kalicia Pivirotto
Kalicia PivirottoMarketing Manager
As Marketing Manager at MCE, Kalicia has a wide range of responsibilities related to the implementation of marketing efforts for the Public Affairs department.

In addition to writing, from press releases to blog posts and MCE’s eNewsletter, she plans, tracks, and implements marketing campaigns by managing media buys and the development of outreach content. Kalicia works closely with MCE’s marketing team on marketing strategy, as well as managing the Public Affairs budget.

A poet with a MFA from Saint Mary’s College of California, Kalicia earned BAs in English and Italian from San Francisco State University. At MCE, and in her past work at University of California Press and YWCA of San Francisco and Marin, Kalicia leverages her marketing experience in both private and nonprofit sectors to unite her personal commitment to social and environmental justice with her professional career.

Nicole Busto
Nicole Busto Deputy Director, Marketing Communications
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.

Noël Voskuil
Noël VoskuilPublic Affairs Assistant
Noël brings many levels of support to the Public Affairs team by applying her years of experience working in marketing and communications.

Utilizing diverse skills gained from running and managing her own design firm for over twenty years, her strategic thinking and team building experience with creative and client management brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the Public Affairs team.

Her responsibilities at MCE include event coordination and tracking, data analysis, print production management, and quality control. She collaborates closely with the marketing team to design a variety of effective and compelling customer-facing collateral for MCE, applying branding, graphic design, print, and marketing strategy.

Noël has a BA in Graphic Design from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She is committed to a sustainable environment though her work developing a student-run, self-sustaining waste reduction program in local public schools, and she is a proud, long-term Deep Green customer in Marin County.

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.