Solar Steering Committee

Barry Cogbill

Barry Cogbill

Pathways Solar Energy Brokers

Barry is a clean energy consultant, recognized for solar and energy efficiency expertise, collaboration with government and industry specialists and excellence in individualized client service. He is an active energy writer, speaker and educator. He has used his own home to demonstrate the benefits of clean energy, efficiency and custom financing to drastically reduce energy consumption, heat water and generate energy from the sun, and improve the health and comfort of the dwelling. His passion is to help others do the same with their properties. His experience includes hundreds of solar installations, 15 years in finance and 9 years in clean energy consulting/project development and implementation. He has lived in Santa Rosa, CA since 1999 and spends as much time as he can with his kids and grandkids.

Jenise Granvold

SolarCraft
Jenise brings five years of multifaceted solar experience to Solar Sonoma County’s Advisory Committee. She is currently the Business Development and Policy Manager for SolarCraft, and previously she has gained experience in nonprofit management at Solar Sonoma County, solar sales with Pathways Energy, supply chain management at Soligent and volunteer installations with GRID Alternatives. She is a 2015 Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy, serves as the Chair of the Santa Rosa Junior College Solar PV Advisory Committee, and serves as a member of the Solar Sonoma County Steering Committee. Jenise graduated from CSU East Bay with a BS in Business Administration, earning concentrations in Corporate Management and Supply Chain Management. A Santa Rosa native and outdoor sport enthusiast, she is usually found hiking, cycling, riding horses, enjoying the beach, exploring with her dog Bailey, or generally exploring all this amazing area has to offer.


Jonathan Kane
CED Greentech
Jonathan Kane started his Solar career doing research at the U.S. Department of Energy for the 2008 Solar technologies Market Report. Driven by his passion for clean energy, Jonathan has devoted himself to educating, developing, designing, installing, distributing and promoting policy for Solar Power. He is particularly proud of his work in developing Interactive solar education programs for schools across the East Coast.

Jeff Mathias

Jeff Mathias

Synergy Solar & Electric

Jeff graduated in 1984 from UCSB with a BA in Business Economics and a minor in Computer Sciences. For the next 14 years Jeff pursued a career in sales, marketing and project management with a multi-billion dollar computer company, selling and installing computer systems for community banks. Deciding to make family and community a priority, Jeff and his family moved to Sebastopol, and created Coyote Moon Farm. On five acres they created a Market garden, selling vegetables, fruit, eggs and honey to farmers markets in the West County. In May of 2006, Jeff began his new career working as a journeyman electrician and solar project manager for Synergy Electrical Energy Systems Inc. (SEES). In 2007, Jeff and long-time employee of SEES, Michael Pane, purchased the assets of SEES. The name was changed to Synergy Solar & Electrical Systems Inc., and the resources of the company were redirected primarily towards solar design, sales and installation. Along with his knowledge of business and sales Jeff brings his passion for the environment and commitment to building community to Synergy Solar. Jeff is a lover of the outdoors, playing volleyball, hiking, kayaking, camping and enjoying all the wonders Sonoma County offers. Currently Jeff sits on the Steering Committee of Solar Sonoma County, the Sonoma County PV vendor group and is an active member of the permit committee, focusing on streamlining the permit process for solar PV.

Nelson Lomeli

Nelson Lomeli

Sonoma Clean Power

As Program Specialist, Nelson supports the Sonoma Clean Power program team with design, management and outreach of customer-facing programs including income qualified programs.  Nelson previously worked with the Sonoma County Water Agency’s Energy Resources Group working on outreach and communication efforts for the early stages of Sonoma Clean Power’s development.  Nelson holds a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies & Planning with an emphasis in Energy Management & Design from Sonoma State University and is fluent in Spanish.

Tim Holmes

Tim Holmes

Kenwood Energy

Mr. Holmes is a Professional Engineer that received his formal education as a Mechanical Engineer with a focus on alternative energy systems and energy management. He has thirty years of experience building upon that education through the development and implementation of energy management and renewable energy programs and projects. His expertise is in energy efficiency, distributed generation, greenhouse gas management, and project development and implementation. Mr. Holmes has worked with virtually every energy industry customer segment including utilities, state government, county government, city government, Real Estate Investment Trusts, schools, hospitals, wineries, hotels, industrial complexes, and agricultural facilities. He has hands on experience completing hundreds of energy audits, and developing and implementing dozens of utility programs.

tasha wright

Tasha Wright

City of Santa Rosa

Tasha is the Energy And Sustainability Coordinator for Santa Rosa Water (SRW). As the E&S Coordinator she manages the E&S Team and it’s various projects and programs to ensure that the Water Department is in compliance with Local, State and Federal energy and sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards to meet established targets. Prior to working with the City, Tasha worked with the Climate Protection Campaign and the Environmental Tech Center at Sonoma State University where she graduated with a B.A. in Economics and B.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Energy Management and Design. As a City of Santa Rosa representative, she was one of the founding members of SSC and has served on the Board of Directors since SSC’s inception in 2008.


Staff Members

Woody Hastings

Woody Hastings

Center for Climate Protection
Renewable Energy Implementation Manager

Woody has twenty-three years of energy and policy experience with government, non-profit organizations, and private companies throughout California. He has focused on solar power, landfill gas, hydrogen vehicles, and environmental justice. Professional associations include the Rahus Institute, California Solar Project, Trust for Public Land, North Bay Institute of Green Technology, Sonoma County Conservation Council, and EcoVote.

Susan Bryer-Shelton
Center for Climate Protection
Energy Program Coordinator

Susan’s passion for environmental advocacy began decades ago with her work for the SolarCal Local Government Commission, under the guidance of Judy Corbett, visionary co-creator of the Village Homes solar subdivision in Davis. A 35 year resident of Sonoma County, Susan has worked as a fundraiser for county parks, a photovoltaic and electric vehicle entrepreneur, a Realtor, and a co-owner of a certified organic market garden.  She is a 2011 fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Environment.