Rob is an energy geek with more than 15 years of experience providing (what he hopes are) clear, concise, and cogent answers to difficult questions. He has a passion for community development and believes firmly that a lack of access to clean, reliable, and affordable energy impacts personal and community development in a significant way. He does this through two different companies. An Alaska-based nonprofit organization where he serves as a liaison between communities and researchers, engineers, and scientists working for the Department of Energy National Laboratories. He also owns his own management consulting firm where he works with Indigenous Housing Developers to increase their reach, leverage their brand, and operate more efficiently.
He previously developed machine learning models and provided data analysis that aided in the development of renewable energy projects, as well as electric utility management training and development at the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA). While with AEA, he also facilitated and coordinated the State of Alaska’s Energy Efficiency Partnership.
Rob holds an MA and BA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. When he retires, Rob hopes to live on a great big ranch and rescue dogs, cats, goats, pigs, wombats, and duck-billed platypuses, and wombats in distress.