Professional Experience

Owner, Principal Engineer – December. 2003 – present.  Sol Coast Companies LLC

Managing founder of a full service sustainability consulting and contracting firm.  Our mission is to support strategic growth, responsible development and sustainable living on the Oregon Coast.  Specializing in energy efficiency, renewable energy systems and policy, low impact storm water design, water supply management, environmental mitigation, home and building design and building systems upgrades.


Owner, Principal Engineer – December. 1999 – 2003.  Souza Environmental , LLC

Environmental project management for publicly owned projects.  Municipal aquifer management, development, permitting and environmental compliance over site.


Environmental Director, North Bend Containerboard Packaging – December, 1994 – 1999 Weyerhaeuser Company

Management team of containerboard packaging mill located in North Bend Oregon overseeing the conversion of the process to 100% recycled stock, 50% water use reduction, implementation of chemical management system, solid waste reduction and 40% improvement in effluent water quality.


Project Manager, Corporate Office of the Environment – July, 1994 – December, 1994 – Weyerhaeuser Company

Project manager for environmental remediation of corporate land holdings.

Volunteer and Professional Activities

Incoming Director 2018 Professional Engineers of Oregon Board


Director 2018 Policy Committee Chair, member  Workforce Development Committee, Oregon Solar Energy Industry Association Board


Member – 2018 Construction Trades Workforce Development Task force, SW Oregon Workforce Investment Board



Member – 2018 Coos Curry Housing Coalition, County Housing Study Focus Group, United Way


Member  2017 to present  Coos Bay Best Bond over site committee


Member – 2016 Low Impact Stormwater Development Technical Advisory Committee, State of Oregon


Precinct Committee Person 2014 to present Coos County Democratic Party


Delegate 2014 to present State Central Committee  and Platform Convention Democratic Party of Oregon.  Co-Drafter Infrastructure Platform, 2018


Director –and Founder  - 2008 – present  Octoberfish, Celebration of Coos Culture benefiting the Charleston fishing families


Volunteer Teacher – 2012 to 2015, Allegany Collaborative Education  7th/8th Grade Music, Math & Science


Founder  2009 to Present, Che’s Lounge


Founder, President - 2009 to 2012.  ORCO Arts, proposed Art Based Public High School


Founder, President– 2002 to 2009  Lighthouse Charter School


Founding Member – 2004 to present.  Rhythm Village Drum and Dance Ensemble

Educational History, Awards & Certifications

B. S. Mechanical Engineering – Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.  1993

Weyerhaeuser Company President’s Award – For contributions to environmental excellence, 1997

Professional Engineer – State of Oregon, 1999

Certified Water Rights Examiner – State of Oregon, 2004

Solar Thermal and Electric State Tax Credit Examiner – Oregon Department of Energy, 2005

National American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, PV – NABCEP, 2011


Associate Professional, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – US Green Building Counsel, August, 2012

Net Zero Home Design – NE Energy Efficiency Council, February – June, 2014

Responsible Managing Individual – Oregon Construction Contractors – September, 2017