Climate Solutions Board of Directors
Principal and co-founder of Cascadia Consulting Group, Marc has over 25 years of international environmental consulting experience, with expertise in the fields of sustainability, resource conservation, waste management, energy, climate change and strategic planning. Marc helps public and private sector clients design and implement strategies achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.
Prior to founding Cascadia in 1992, Marc created a Seattle-based mail order business, served as a consultant in Africa and Asia on energy issues, and worked in a Somali refugee camp. Marc has a Masters in Public and Private Management from Yale University and a BA in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College. He is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Washington Conservation Voters and also serves on the board of the Washington Environmental Council.
Marc is married to Maud Smith Daudon, President of Seattle Northwest Securities and has two children ages 18 and 16.
Alexandra moved to Seattle in 1988 due to her love of the region and to work for Microsoft. During her time with Microsoft she held many positions, including her last role as the Corporate Vice President for the Tablet PC. In 2004 she decided to leave the high tech world so that she could pursue her interests in environmental issues and related fields. She is currently on the board of Conservation Northwest and is very involved in environmental issues impacting our region. Prior to moving to Seattle, Alex worked at Harris Corporation in Florida. She holds a Bachelors in Math and Computer Science from Emory University in Atlanta.
Haeryung is a principal at North Hill Law Advisory LLC.
Daniel arrived in the Seattle area in 1992 from a professorship at Stanford University to be part of the then nascent Microsoft Research. He spent much of his time at Microsoft Research working on automatic bug detection and program analysis tools. He left Microsoft to follow interests in biotechnology and molecular biology. Unfortunately, his scientific training left him susceptible to deeply understanding the physics of climate change and dynamical systems, as well as how the process of science itself requires that the actual threat be understated. Daniel now spends his time tracking climate change literature. He holds MS and PhD degrees from MIT. To relax, Daniel likes to cycle around on his road bike and grow vegetables in his garden.
Lisa most recently served as Oregon State Director for Climate Solutions. A business entrepreneur, she was previously the Environment and Economic Development Director of the Oregon Business Association. In that position she was responsible for working with members to develop a business, economic development and environmental policy agenda.
Ash is Vice President of Energy & Facility Services for McKinstry Company. He and his team support cities, counties, schools, medical centers and other clients with a variety of energy and facility related services.
A Seattle native and resident, Jabe graduated from Yale in 1982 with a degree in Applied Mathematics and went to work for Microsoft, designing the first version of Excel and becoming the company’s first Program Manager. In 1994 he left Microsoft to teach mathematics and physics at his alma mater, Lakeside High School in Seattle, where he was the Head of the Science Department until the end of the 2003 school year. He is active in land conservation efforts in the West Coast, especially in the successful effort to protect the Loomis Forest in northeastern Washington, as well as in many regional environmental and political endeavors and campaigns.
Dave is a partner in the Seattle law firm of Bricklin Newman Dold, LLP. His practice emphasizes environmental, land use, and community issues.
He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. He is a graduate of The Harvard Law School where he was a co-founder and editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. He has practiced environmental and land use law throughout Washington State since 1979.
He was closely involved in the development of the Washington Growth Management Act. Dave is a past President and Director of the Washington Environmental Council, former Co-Chair of the Washington Conservation Voters, and a founding member and Director of Futurewise (formerly 1000 Friends of Washington).
James brings a long standing interest in climate and is CTO of Micro Energy Credits, which sources carbon emission reduction credits from the developing world. At Grameen, he led the development of the Microfinance Open Source (Mifos) project , a micro-banking software application and was recently CTO of VillageReach. He has consulted on technology and extending financial services in dozens of countries.
holds a degree in MIS from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters
in international environmental policy from the University of
Lars is an active cleantech angel investor and mentor to early stage cleantech companies. He is the co-chair of Northwest Energy Angels, the first angel organization in the country with an exclusive focus on cleantech. Until the summer of 2012, he was also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Washington’s Center for Commercialization, helping commercialize clean technology inventions.
background is in IT where he was an executive at Microsoft for a combined 16
years, the first five in his native country of Sweden. He came to the
Northwest in 1993. Rather than just an intended two-year stay, he and his family
are now calling the Northwest home. An avid skier, he loves to be on
the mountain with his family and friends.
John Morris is a director at Fluid Market Strategies where he is senior program manager for the Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes program and responsible for business development. For the past several years, John has designed and implemented energy efficiency programs for utilities throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. John is also a senior consultant for Fluid’s Sustainability Consulting Services, which includes carbon management services. He is the primary carbon management consultant for utilities, and speaks regularly on sustainability topics to a variety of audiences. John has a Masters in Communication Studies from Portland State University.
Since 2010, Virinder Singh has been Director of Regulatory and
Legislative Affairs at EDF Renewable Energy, a leading North American renewable
energy development company and O&M provider.
Prior to his current position, Virinder consulted investment firms, wind and solar developers, non-profits and government agencies on business planning, energy market analysis, cost modeling, project permitting, project site acquisition, and RFP bid evaluation. At PacifiCorp, he helped to steer efforts that resulted in 1,400 MW of renewable energy in the Northwest, Wyoming and Utah, and led pioneering valuation of greenhouse gas regulatory risk in resource planning. He helped to shape the structure of what became the Oregon renewable portfolio standard.
In 2002, he authored the resolution that created the WREGIS green tag tracking system. He began his career in clean energy at the Renewable Energy Policy Project in Washington, DC, where he authored numerous peer-reviewed papers on market development, labor impacts, government procurement, and other issues, and where he testified in Congress as well as made numerous media appearances on clean energy issues.
Virinder lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, son and dog. He enjoys travelling, camping, cricket, and squash, while steadily falling behind the rapidly upward shifting hipness curve set by his fellow Portlanders.
Stephanie is a civic activist who has worked in politics, government and the nonprofit arena for more than 25 years in Washington, D.C. and Washington State. Her passion is working with diverse communities and the political process to solve problems and create positive change. She served as national Director of the bi-partisan Women’s Campaign Fund and worked as staff in the US House of Representatives, and the US Senate. She also ran the DC office for WA Governor Booth Gardner.
Stephanie served as national political director for the Bill Clinton Presidential campaign in 1992 and a lead strategist of President Clinton’s successful 1993 Pacific Northwest Forest Summit in Portland, OR. In the Clinton Administration she served as Assistant to Secretary Bruce Babbitt for Intergovernmental and Congressional Affairs in the US Department of the Interior. She also served as chair of Washington Conservation Voters from 1998-2001.
She is an active member of Social Venture Partners serving on the Environmental Collective Action Committee and she is a board member of Climate Solutions, Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters.
In 2011, she consulted with Climate Solutions and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce on creating jobs in the energy efficiency sector and served as Environmental Co Chair of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Conference.
Stephanie is married to Frank Greer and they have two daughters Jackie, 19 and Lilly, 17.
Prior to retiring in May, 2005, Steve had a successful 21+ year career with Russell Investment Group in Tacoma. Among other senior positions, he served as Managing Director of National Accounts, and Chief Information Officer.
He is a member of the downtown chapter of Seattle Rotary, and a partner at Social Venture Partners, a Seattle-based community of social investors. He also serves as a Board Director for ONE/Northwest, an organization specializing in delivering information technology tools and strategies for environmental non-profits to use in communicating and building relationships.
In the education arena, Steve served on the Seattle School Board from 2007-2011, including as Vice President of the Board. Prior to that, he worked with a team of local community leaders to help establish the International Baccalaureate program at Seattle’s Chief Sealth High School. He also served for many years on the Honors College Advisory Board for Washington State University, as a Trustee for the WSU Foundation, and as the Vice-Moderator and then Moderator for Fauntleroy Church, UCC.
Steve has a BS in Computer Science from Washington State University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He enjoys playing basketball, reading, and camping with his wife and two daughters.
David Van't Hof
David is a shareholder in the Portland office of the Pacific Northwest law firm of Lane Powell PC. He focuses his practice in the areas of sustainability, clean technology, renewable energy and carbon regulation, drawing from his experience as Sustainability Policy Advisor to former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski. In that capacity, he led the state’s participation in the Western Climate Initiative and in developing the state’s nationally recognized climate change and renewable energy policies.
David was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal (1989-1991). He earned his law degree (J.D., cum laude, 1994) from the University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree (B.A. Philosophy 1988) from Trinity College, Hartford CT.
Heidi Wills manages a local non-profit that serves disadvantaged children where she received the 2007 Chairman’s Award, recognized as one of the top Executive Directors in The First Tee network of 200 chapters. She originally served on the organization’s founding board of directors; she has also served on the boards of Transportation Choices Coalition and Seattle Seafair.
A member of the Seattle City Council, she chaired the Energy and Environmental Policy Committee for four years, overseeing Seattle’s public electricity utility. She has worked as environmental policy staff to King County Executive Ron Sims and a member of the King County Council. She was fundraising director for the King County Democrats, and an executive member of the 43rd District Democrats for 10 years.
Heidi is a graduate of the University of Washington where she served on the UW Board of Regents as student body president and earned her degree in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. She has summitted Mt. Rainier and biked across the country. She loves animals, traveling, and exploring the natural environment.
Heidi lives in Seattle with her husband and two young children.