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Julie Brazeau, Solar Technical Assistance Coordinator
715-592-6595 ext. 119
Julie is the Solar Technical Assistance Coordinator at the MREA. As part of the Grow Solar team, her job is to provide solar training to Code Officials throughout the Midwest. As part of the MREA Training team, Julie helps with PV curriculum development and course delivery. She also works with MREA's Solar Market Pathways team to provide solar technical assistance.
Jane Cowan, Market Research Coordinator
As Market Research Coordinator, Jane is focused on developing new solar market pathways for MREA through industry partnerships, higher education investment in solar energy, and spatial analysis.
Leon Dulak, Training Assistant
715-592-6595 ext. 112
Leon, a gentleman of many trades, has worked with MREA on and off since 2011 and even before that has been volunteering each year at The Energy Fair. He has tackled the Program Development Assistant position, The Energy Fair Assistant position, and now is the Training Assistant. He helps ensure that Solar Training Academies are running smoothly.
Sandy Crawford, Bookkeeper
715-592-6595 ext. 103
Sandy Crawford is our bookkeeper, meaning she handles the accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll at MREA.
Devon Cupery, Outreach Coordinator
715-592-6595 ext. 101
As Outreach Coordinator, Devon works with staff and community members to promote MREA’s renewable energy courses, The Energy Fair, and year-round events. She’s the main contact for scheduling group tours.
Jenny Heinzen, Training Coordinator
715-592-6595 ext. 108
Jenny is our Training Coordinator, which means she writes and edits curriculum for a variety of MREA courses, mainly PV and wind.
Nick Hylla, Executive Director
715-592-6595, ext. 107
As the Executive Director of the MREA, Nick Hylla leads the organization’s strategic planning, manages the budget and finances, and serves as the staff representative on the MREA Board of Directors.
Kaitlyn Kohl, Communication Coordinator
715-592-6595, ext. 100
Kaitlyn is the Communication Coordinator and coordinates the ReNews publication and advertising here at the MREA. In addition, Kaitlyn assists with The Energy Fair communication and promotion. She’ll answer your calls, questions and connect you with the right staff member for your inquiry. Come volunteer or check out the ReNew the Earth Institute, she’ll be the one greeting you at the door!
Greta Ladenthin, Office Administrator
715-592-6595 ext. 111
At MREA Greta assists with processing membership and course registrations, maintains financial records, processes Energy Fair camping and ticket orders, responds to info email requests, handles mail, and answers the general phone lines.
Amanda Langer, Events Assistant
715-592-6595 ext. 112
Amanda began with MREA as an intern through the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and we're lucky to have had her. So lucky, that we have been hiring her on each year since when she has time off from school. Amanda has worked on renewable energy policy research, The Energy Fair, and many projects large and small and currently is coordinating volunteers for The Energy Fair along with other Energy Fair tasks.
Allison Lindquist, Events Coordinator
715-592-6595 ext. 115
Dathan Lythgoe, Solar Program Coordinator
Dathan is working on developing our Solar PV program in Minnesota. This includes education, outreach, and program development in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Adam Mehr, Certificate Program Coordinator
715-592-6595 ext. 106
Adam coordinates the MREA's Site Assessment and PV Design & Sales certificate programs and works alongside MREA's training team, students, and partners to grow a regional renewable energy workforce.
Peter Murphy, Solar Program Manager
Peter works with communities and industry professionals to develop the solar market throughout the Midwest. This includes education, training, outreach, and program development.
Elizabeth Spry, Energy Fair Assistant
Elizabeth is interning for the summer with MREA as the Energy Fair Assistant. She is helping coordinate THe Energy Fair's quickly growing Clean Transportation Show as well as helping coordinate volunteers with MREA's Events Assistant!
Clay Sterling, Regional Training Officer
715-592-6595 ext. 110
Clay works with educational institutions, local organizations, and business owners to arrange contract trainings throughout the Midwest.
Doug Stingle, Development Director
715-592-6595 ext. 104
As Development Director, Doug is your contact for all things related to the The Energy Fair and Solar Tour - and he works on the SOLAR THERMAL conference, too.
Issac Trzebiatowski, I.T. Administrator
With an associate's degree in networking infrastructure and persuing a B.S. at UWSP in CIS Network and Information Assurance, Isaac can be found working on anything from website development and server administration, to end-user support, and general I.T. inquiries.
Amiee Wetmore, Operations Director
715-592-6595 ext. 118
If you’d like to sign up for The Energy Fair to exhibit, camp, attend, and more, Amiee can help you out! She also handles MREA’s Human Resources, grant, audit, & annual reporting, and likes to help out wherever needed.
Mike White, Site Manager
715-592-6595 ext. 105
Mike is responsible for the development and maintenance of the MREA’s buildings, grounds, educational tools, and equipment.