Assistant Professor, California State University, East Bay
(pronounced sahl-mohn), is a Raramuri (Tarahumara). He has dedicated his studies and work to Ethnoecology and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in order to better understand his own and other cultural perceptions of landscapes, philosophy, and place. Enrique has a B.S. from Western New Mexico University, an MAT in Southwestern Studies from Colorado College, and a PhD. in anthropology from Arizona State University, where he studied how the bio-region of the Raramuri people of the Sierra Madres of Chihuahua, Mexico influences their language and thought. Enrique has published several articles on indigenous ethnobotany and traditional knowledge. A former program officer for the Greater Southwest and Northern Mexico regions for the Christensen Fund, Enrique is now the Director of American Indian Studies Program, Department of Ethnic Studies, Cal State University. He is also an accomplished bassist playing Jazz, Latin Beat, and Avant Garde Freestyle sounds.
Founder, Creative Facilitations
Having traveled extensively in 35 countries and on six continents – living in Australia, Thailand, Nepal, and numerous places throughout the United States, Stephanie has gained a unique global perspective, which when added to her diverse experiences working in not-for-profit and corporate environments, greatly benefits her clients.
As a change agent, Stephanie supports organizations and people in transition. She uses her extensive organizational development and facilitation experience to focus on increasing communication and building positive relationships.
Creative experiential strategies, “Theatre of the Oppressed,” improvisational theatre, visual arts, and literary arts – are all Stephanie’s passion. They provide insight and enliven discussion; this guides people toward clarity and, ultimately, success. Stephanie excels when developing start-up educational programs, including study abroad, leadership, mentoring, and service-learning.
Vice President of Communication and Government Affairs
With over 20 years in the renewable energy industry, Roberts has been president and board member of the American Wind Energy Association in Washington, D.C., the Board of Directors of the Canadian Wind Energy Association, in Ottawa, Ontario, as well as on the boards of many prominent regional renewable-energy advocacy organizations across the United States.
Prior to joining Horizon, he was the Senior Vice President of External Relations for Vestas Americas and was responsible for ensuring the successful strategic direction and development of externally-focused activities in the United States and Canada. Roberts also has held a number of energy-related positions at the following companies and organizations: Goldman Sachs, PPM Energy, PacifiCorp, the Renewable Energy Policy Project, KENETECH Windpower, and the Northwest Power Planning Council.
Environmental Science PhD Student
Being born and raised in the Pacific Northwest Gunnar took natural spaces for granted, unable to fully appreciate the vast expanses of forest and rangeland around him until got out and saw a bit of the world. Once he did, he recognized that these spaces were irreplaceable treasures being squandered little by little, and decided to study ecology. After completing an Environmental Science BS at Portland State University, Gunnar decided to continue and is now pursuing an Environmental Science PhD. Water resources have been the focus of both degrees, with GIS spatial analysis techniques the primary theme of his undergraduate work and alpine glaciers the primary theme of his graduate work. Given the twin pressures of expanding populations and global climate change, understanding natural systems integral to the water cycle has taken on a new and growing urgency.
Senior External Communications Specialist
Supervisor of Meter Relay & SCADA Technical Services
Her interests expand beyond the domestic energy transition to include the support of appropriate technologies including renewable energy for developing communities. She has volunteered and reinforced this effort with involvement in Engineers without Borders and Green Empowerment.