Published on 07/02/2018
Sonoma Clean Power’s service territory expanded to include Mendocino County last year, and now our team of employees is growing too! In line with SCP’s efforts to create more customer programs, improve our distribution of information, and have an even larger impact in our many communities, we knew that it was time to bring more staff into the SCP family.
At the start of 2018, we welcomed 2 new full-time employees and a new Programs Intern. Additionally, in May we opened 3 more positions: A Summer Internship to assist the Programs Department; General Counsel to provide SCP staff and our Board of Directors with general legal advice; a Programs Manager to oversee our upcoming Lead Locally program and grant. We are thrilled to introduce to you the new faces of the Sonoma Clean Power Team!
Dora Barrera is our Administrative Assistant. Dora works directly with the Internal Operations Team, and assists the Customer Service, Programs, and Public Affairs & Marketing Departments with various projects and tasks. Dora is a Sonoma County Native, born and raised in the City of Sonoma. She is a recent graduate from University of the Pacific with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, as well as a Minor in Sociology. She is also bilingual with fluency in both Spanish and English. View Dora’s Full Bio.
Claudia Sisomphou is SCP’s Communications Coordinator. Her responsibilities include assisting with community outreach, social media and website content management, press release writing, managing the Clean Power Quarterly e-newsletter, representing SCP at community, business, and industry events, and assisting the Customer Service Department. Claudia is a recent graduate of Sonoma State University and holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Planning with an emphasis in City Planning, as well as a Minor in Computer Science. View Claudia’s Full Bio.
As Program Manager, Chad Asay is responsible for the development, management and implementation of Sonoma Clean Power’s “Lead Locally” program, which aims to develop strategies to double energy efficiency in existing buildings through a combination of cutting-edge energy efficiency research. Additionally, the program will develop a physical Energy Marketplace where the public will be able to can learn about, test and purchase energy saving technologies. Chad previously worked in administrative management for the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, and has over 15 years’ experience in hospitality and resort development and management. View Chad’s Full Bio.
Connor Prince has been our Programs Intern since January. Connor works with the rest of the Programs Team to design and maintain SCP’s various customer programs. He helped lead efforts to expand our DIY Energy and Water Savings Toolkits to Mendocino County, as well as assisted local Non-profit organizations in taking advantage of our electric vehicle incentive program.
A native of Torrance, CA, Connor recently graduated from Sonoma State University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Planning with an Energy Management and Design focus, and a Minor in Geology. He also spent a semester at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa studying the state of Hawai’i’s unique energy system and its path to 100% renewable sources by 2045. At the end of July, Connor plans on returning to Southern California and use his valuable experience of working with our Programs Department to replicate the success of Sonoma Clean Power at one of the CCAs that have recently begun to serve southern communities.
Clayton Hutcheson is our newest Programs Intern. Clayton is a senior at Sonoma State University and is studying Energy Management and Design. He is a bay area local, having lived in Benicia, California his whole life. Clayton enjoys hiking, playing sports and wine tasting, and hopes to hike half dome and visit every baseball stadium in America one day. He has had an interest in the energy field for quite some time and is very excited to begin his internship at SCP!