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We envision a world powered by renewable energy.

Kathryn Swartz, Executive Director

Kathy is honored to serve as SEI’s Executive Director, especially since she is one of over 65,000 alumni of SEI. She took her first PV class in 2004, which kickstarted her career in solar. With a background in environmental education, Kathy’s goal is to ensure that SEI’s Training Program prepares participants with the knowledge and hands-on experiences needed to safely and successfully work with renewable energy systems. Under Kathy’s leadership, SEI spun off Programa Hispano, our Spanish PV training division, and SEI Professional Services (SEIPS), a for-profit business that provides the foremost technical expertise in solar energy to empower people, grow businesses, and influence the global PV industry through best practices. All profits from SEIPS are donated back to SEI to support the non-profit mission.  Kathy took over the organization after co-founder Johnny Weiss retired from SEI in 2012, and she was recently recognized as an Action Hero through the Interstate Renewable Energy Council and through the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Initiative.  Personally and professionally, she lives her life dedicated to SEI’s vision of a world powered by renewable energy.

Skya Diaz

Data Processing Technician

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Saphire Stockman

Student Services Counselor

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Lisa Niermann

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

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Kristen O'Brien

Director of Campus & Hands-On

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Kevin Sova

Student Services Counselor

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Elizabeth Vaccaro

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Christie Cantrell

Student Services Assistant

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Chris King

Marketing & Communications Manager

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Amy Scher

PV Curriculum Developer

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Alejandro Mora

PV Curriculum Developer

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Bertram Peterson

SEI Curriculum Translator and Developer

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Michelle Amiott

Co-Director, Middle East and Africa Program

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María Pía Day

Marketing & Communications Manager Latin America

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Mary Marshall

Solar Forward Program Manager

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Roger Williams

PV Curriculum Developer and Instructor

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Will White

PV Curriculum Developer

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Paulina Meza

Spanish Program Student Advisor and Coordinator

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Marla Korpar

Development Director

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Scott Martin

Online Course Manager

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Monique Turek

Director of Student Services

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Sandy Pickard

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Karo Fernandez

SEI Instructor and Curriculum Developer

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Danny Bailey

PV Lab Manager

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Matthew Harris

Director de Programa Hispano

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Kyra Holt

PV Electrical Designer

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Paul Gibb

Financial Director

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Jess Finnigan

Training Manager

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Chris Turek

Director of Marketing and Communications

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Brian Mehalic

PV Curriculum Developer and Trainer

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Joe Villacci

PV Curriculum Developer and Trainer

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Kristopher Sutton

Co-Director, Middle East and Africa Program

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Breccia Cressman

Director of Data and Systems Administration

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Andrea Wang

Solar in the Schools

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“Eight years after getting my business going after attending SEI, I can still report their instructors are the very best

-Scott Oman