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