GA Solar Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Don Moreland, Executive Director

With 15 years of legal experience in residential and commercial real estate, Don began working in the solar industry in 2011 developing distributed generation and utility-scale solar PV projects. Don has developed several MWs of solar for TVA and Georgia Power solar programs as well as commercial and residential applications providing turn-key development services including site selection; financial modeling; program and incentive compliance; permitting, and contract drafting and negotiation. Don is the founder of Solar CrowdSource, a platform to facilitate Solarize, Community Solar, and peer-to-peer crowdfunding programs and rapidly accelerate the growth and reduce soft costs of solar in Georgia.  Don is proud to have served as the Past Chair of the Georgia Solar Energy Association, a member of the Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association, and as a member of the State Bar of Georgia.


 

James Reilly, Co-Chair

James is a renewable energy investor and advocate based in Atlanta. He has 8+ years of experience in the renewable energy and climate tech investment space, with a focus on distributed generation and hardware-based climate solutions. Recently he worked with CleanCapital, a leading investment platform for distributed solar and storage with more than 400 MW across the US.

James is interested in expanding access to solar for schools and non-profits. In partnership with Southface Institute and Creative Solar USA, James helped finance and develop a 126 kW solar + storage project for a K-12 school in Mableton, GA, helping it become the first school in the state to go 100% solar.

James serves on the boards of Georgia Solar Energy Association, Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund, and Altamaha Riverkeeper. He has degrees from Emory University and University of Edinburgh, and holds a NABCEP PV Associate certification. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and daughter.


 

Christopher Matos Rogers, Co-Chair

Prior to real estate, Christopher spent five years working in marine biology. Working closely with marine animals gave him first hand experience with a variety of environmental issues. Also coming from a family of builders, architects, master craftsmen and REALTORS®, he grew up deeply entrenched in housing. This led to him founding Georgia’s only sustainability-focused real estate team, Matos-Rogers Group.

Leadership and visibility in the space, quickly allowed him to be a leading voice on the intersection of sustainability and real estate in Georgia. In 2018, he was tapped to lead and create an all-new sustainability committee at the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, the largest local REALTOR® association in Georgia with over 12,000 members. In this role, he led a team that collaboratively worked with non-profits, local governments, and businesses in the sustainability space to connect and educate REALTORS® on this rapidly growing sector of real estate. Educating fellow REALTORS ® leads to more green-competent agents, and helps support the value of solar and energy efficiency features at the time of sale.

His leadership experience has since included involvement on the Sustainability Advisory Group for the National Association of REALTORS®, graduating from Leadership DeKalb in 2019, and multiple awards for leading progress in the REALTOR® organization. Christopher and his husband have been enjoying the many benefits of driving EV-only, since 2014.


 

Gustavo Arce, Co-Vice Chair

From enrolling in solar school and working construction on-site to binge-watching documentaries, sitting in on city meetings with business leaders, and asking a whole lot of questions, it’s no question that sustainable energy is Gustavo Arce’s biggest passion. As a solar consultant with Creative Solar USA, he’s spent the last four years growing the solar capacity in his community, including being a part of the first Generac battery solar project in the state. And, like his industry, he’s not stopping.  

 


 

Jonnell Carol Minefee, Co-Vice Chair

Jonnell Carol Minefee is the managing partner for Solar Tyme USA, LLC, a Columbus, GA based solar installation firm.  Solar Tyme USA, LLC was formed in 2015 and operates throughout the state of Georgia.  Solar Tyme USA, LLC focuses on residential, commercial, industrial, and utility-scale solar projects. 

Mrs. Minefee is considered an advocate for the consumer and constantly providing educational opportunities to share the benefits of solar energy throughout the State of Georgia.  Jonnell Carol Minefee serves on the Planning Department's Citizens Advisory Committee for the Columbus Consolidated Government, President of South Columbus Concerned Council, founder and former President of Columbus VOAD, and currently developing South Columbus Economic Development Association.  Before starting Solar Tyme USA, LLC, Jonnell Carol Minefee has experience as a bench jeweler and jewelry designer since 1997.


 

Michael MacMiller, Co-Secretary

Michael C. MacMiller Jr. is a native of Memphis, Tennessee where he earned his degree from Christian Brothers University (CBU) in General Psychology and minored in Sustainability. He assisted in the creation of the CBU Sustainability Coalition to create a more environmentally aware campus. The focus was to implement practices from the curriculum and to develop the next crop of sustainable leaders. Consequently, he was nominated for and accepted a position in the 2014 cohort of the Byron Fellowship, where he joined Masters and Ph.D. students from around the world to develop new leadership capabilities. After graduation, Michael organized TN residents to learn and advocate for a cleaner energy future for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. As a result of his efforts, he was recognized as a 2018 GreenBiz future leader. Currently, Michael is working at Partnership for Southern Equity where he is assisting in the buildout of the youth initiative entitled Keep That Same Energy (KTSE). KTSE invites young people to learn, engage and lead in a call to action for racial equity through the lens of energy, jobs, city planning, and health care. Michael envisions a career in energy efficiency and solar sales, to ensure that low and moderate income people of color have the same access to clean, affordable, and safe energy as everyone else. 


 

Polly Sattler, Co-Secretary

Polly Sattler is a Senior Sustainability Planner at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport where she manages a broad array of programs to reduce the airport's environmental impact.  The programs include the Airport Employee Ride Option (AERO) to provide commuting options for employees , installing almost 300 EV charging stations for public use, the use of 2 fully electric buses and developing a green purchasing policy for the airport.

Prior to working with the airport, Polly had her own consulting company where she did projects with One World Sustainable Energy, Sharpe Solar and Turner Renewable Energy as well as social venture investment and loan funds to promote investment in sustainable companies.  Ms. Sattler also worked as a lobbyist with Georgia Conservation Voters where she hosted Sustainable Business Day at the Georgia State Capitol to engage legislators about the economic impact of sustainable businesses in Georgia. Polly has worked with a number of non-profit organizations in Georgia including Southface Energy Institute, EarthShare of Georgia, the Georgia Environmental Council and GreenPlate. She has a Master's degree from George Washington University in Environmental and Resource Policy.


 

Carrie Horrocks, Treasurer

Carrie oversees the administrative, accounting & financial, human resource and risk management operations of the company, including the development of a financial and operational strategy at Radiance Solar.  Additionally, she is responsible for the Operations and Maintenance division directly. In her role as CFO, Carrie provides strategy and metrics to guide Radiance and ensure their goals are met. She also serves in a fiduciary capacity to investors and board of directors. Prior to Radiance, Carrie worked in manufacturing - most notably overseeing the financial piece of construction and operations of a PET Resin recycling facility in Fayetteville, NC (a joint venture between her firm and Shaw Industries in Dalton). 

Carrie holds a BSBA in Accounting from Appalachian State University, a Master’s of Science in Accountancy from Wake Forest University, and she is a Certified Public Accountant.


 

Directors: 

Mallory Agnew

Mallory is the Channel Programs and Special Events Manager for Sonnen, Inc. She is responsible for the management of the Preferred Contractor Program – tracking data and providing marketing support to solar contractors. She handles all Digital Marketing including monthly newsletters, social media management, and website updates. In addition, she also coordinates webinars, tradeshows, and other special events. Mallory is passionate about sustainability and increasing awareness for not only solar energy, but also the future of clean energy with solar + storage.


Mallory graduated from Georgia College & State University with a B.A. in Mass Communication and a minor in Marketing. Before joining Sonnen, she worked in Marketing for various industries including plumbing manufacturing and Atlanta based businesses.


 

Nick Bame

Nick Bame is an accomplished entrepreneur and the proud owner of Southern Solar Pros, a leading residential solar installation  company based in Augusta, GA. With a passion for renewable energy and sustainable practices, Nick has made significant strides   in the solar industry, transforming the way his clients view solar. Nick's dedication to the advancement of solar energy is evident in   his recent appointment as one of the newest board members for the Georgia Solar Association. In this capacity, he actively   contributes to shaping the solar industry's future in the state, advocating for sustainable policies and driving awareness about the   benefits of solar energy.

Hailing from the small town of Burley, ID, Nick's journey into the world of construction management began early in life. He pursued his education in construction management and earned a coveted certificate in Construction Field Supervision. Family holds a special place in Nick's heart. He shares a blissful 12-year marriage with his lovely wife and is the proud father of four beautiful, energetic children who fill his life with joy and laughter.

Nick Bame's journey as a business owner, advocate for solar energy, sports enthusiast, and devoted family man showcases the embodiment of a well-rounded individual, driven by a strong sense of purpose to leave a lasting legacy of positive change in the world.


 

Ken Boff

Ken is a long-time IT project manager, having spent his career leading teams in implementing customer application systems. He has worked as both an employee and a consultant in large and small organizations, in for-profit and nonprofit, government, public, and private corporations, including Georgia Tech, EarthLink, Turner Broadcasting, Philips Design, Atlanta Gas Light, and City of Atlanta. His foray into the world of rooftop solar power came at the invitation of Solarize Atlanta 2.0 when, in 2021, Creative Solar installed a 9.75 kW solar at Ken’s house. In his spare time, Ken enjoy’s birding, bicycling, hiking, woodworking, and spending time with family and friends. He is an active member of Georgia Audubon Society, Propel ATL, and the League of American Bicyclists.

 


 

Alicia Brown

Alicia Brown is the Acting Director of Sustainability for the City of Savannah. Since joining the City in August of 2021, Alicia has been responsible for the development and implementation of the 100% Savannah Plan, the City’s roadmap for a just and equitable transition to 100% renewable electricity community-wide by 2035. Some of her proudest accomplishments in this role include leading five local governments to intervene in Georgia Power’s 2022 IRP and Rate Case and overseeing the City’s first solar install, which is creating workforce training opportunities for unemployed, underemployed, and returning Savannahians. For this work, she was honored with Georgia Solar Energy Association’s 2022 Woman in Solar award. Previously, Alicia worked for the Mississippi Public Service Commission as a DOE Solar Energy Innovation Fellow, where she played a leading role in the creation of a solar rebate program for low- and moderate-income customers and oversaw the first U.S. deployment of Allume Energy’s SolShare product in an affordable multi-family housing development. Alicia has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Mississippi State University.


 

Montana Busch 

Montana Busch has been working closely with commissioners, utilities, code enforcement entities, and other renewable energy and electrical contractors for over a decade. Montana is President of Alternative Energy Southeast ("AES"), a full-service electrical contractor established in 2007 that specializes in the feasibility, design and installation of alternative energy systems. AES has completed hundreds of projects in the state of Georgia and they've also been selected for several Solarize Campaigns. As a board member and previous Chairman of GA Solar, Montana advocates for fair utility policies/regulations relating to behind-the-meter projects. Montana promotes smart grid services, micro-grids, solar+storage, blockchain applications and other innovative technologies that will improve how Georgia uses energy. 

Montana graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Renewable Energy Technologies and he's a Georgia-licensed Master Electrician. Montana has known he wanted to pursue a career in renewable energy since he was 16 years old and started AES at age 20. He is a dedicated advocate for the global adoption of clean energy.


 Logan Clark

 

 

Logan is a Civil Engineer at Kimley-Horn, where he serves as a development consultant in the renewable energy space. In his role, he partners with solar developers and EPCs to help them navigate rooftop, distributed generation, and utility-scale solar projects through development, design, and construction. Logan focuses on site selection, entitlements, engineering design, permitting, and construction phase services for solar projects. He is a Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission certified Level II Design Professional and a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana. Logan holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech and is a Georgia native who currently resides in Alpharetta.

 


 

Kelly Cutts 

Kelly is a Program Manager III in the Energy Resources Division of the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority(GEFA). She helps manage Georgia’s State Energy Program funding from the Department of Energy including drafting the annual budget, reporting, program development, and monitoring. Kelly designed and continues to manage GEFA’s Solar for Schools and Georgia Solar grant programs which include partnering with solar stakeholders and subject matter experts, soliciting participation from colleges, public schools, cities and counties, and program evaluation. She served as GEFA’s representative to Georgia’s 2015 International Energy Conservation Code Task Force and also manages GEFA’s Building Operator Certification program. Before coming to GEFA in 2015, Kelly served as Division Director of Planning and Programs for the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. 

 


 Jennette Gayer

Ms. Gayer coordinates policy development, public education and research for Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center. She is based in Atlanta and focuses on bringing cleaner air, water and open spaces to Georgia.

Previously, she worked as a Consumer Advocate with CALPIRG, where she sat on the state of California's Bureau of Automotive Repair and helped to found Angelenos for Equitable Access to Technology a media reform community group. Ms. Gayer grew up in Virginia and graduated from the College of William and Mary.

 


Charles Herrig

Branch Manager at Freedom Forever 


 

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Scott Moskowitz

Scott Moskowitz is the director of market intelligence and public affairs for Q CELLS North America, where he directs strategy, partnerships, and leads communication and policy efforts for the company. Scott also currently sits on the board of directors of the Solar Energy Industries Association, where he advocates for policies to grow the solar industry at large and support domestic solar manufacturing. 

Prior to Q CELLS he worked for GTM Research (now Wood Mackenzie), the leading market intelligence firm in the U.S. solar market. There, he led a five-person analyst team researching technology trends and market competitiveness in the solar, storage, and wind energy industries. He earned his master's degree in environmental engineering from the University of California, Davis and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and mathematics from Vanderbilt University. A native of Marietta, he currently resides in Decatur with his wife and young daughter.