Meet our leadership team.

 

JEFFREY BEDARD
Managing Partner

With over 30 years of professional experience, Jeff has led the development of real estate and energy projects throughout the United States. Projects have included mixed use, sustainable urban infill communities with retail, residential, office, and hospitality components, and more recently, solar energy, wind, and cogeneration applications. He has extensive experience working with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the US Army on the development of $7 billion of renewable energy projects. He has an Engineering degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management and Business Administration from the University of Missouri at Rolla.  Jeff is married with four children, and on most summer weekends he and his wife can be found on their road bikes cruising the mountains of Colorado.

TRAVIS THURMAN
Executive Director of Design and Construction

Travis is a Colorado native with 20 years experience in construction and renewable energy. Ten of those years were spent building schools, hospitals, high rise and Department of Defense facilities in the commercial construction industry working with large electrical contracting firms. Since 2007, his work has been focused on the planning, developing, budgeting and building of commercial rooftop and large utility scale ground mounted solar projects, working for nationally recognized solar companies, including E-Light, one of the largest commercial electrical and renewable energy contractors in Colorado. He strives to assist in educating friends and clients alike, so they too can realize the potential benefits of energy independence using solar power. In his spare time, Travis enjoys all things Colorado, but enjoys his time with his young children most and is excited for the day when he can put them on skis or a snowboard and head to the mountains.

NISHA THIRUMURTHY
Director of Financial Analysis

Nisha has over 16 years of international and domestic work experience in energy technology deployment, renewable energy project development and strategic planning.  She specializes in the techno-commercial analysis and optimization of various microgrid systems and impact of different policies on the overall project returns.  She has a broad understanding of energy storage systems and components, net metering opportunities and integration with electric grid.  Nisha holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Masters in Energy and Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.  In her spare time, Nisha relaxes by designing high end fashion clothing.

LAURA HARRINGTON
Director of Policy

Laura has over 25 years of experience, with a focus on renewable energy planning and development, policy analysis, business development and strategic planning to move projects forward. She has been involved in early energy planning efforts on U.S. Department of Defense installations, and in programs that support the development of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors. Laura holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia, and an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology.  Laura is an avid mountain biker from the hills of West Virginia to the beaches of Florida.

KAREN BEDARD
Director of Operations

Karen has over 30 years experience in the IT field including database management, website development, and software implementation.  She is involved in supporting the infrastructure of the company.  In Karen's spare time she runs marathons, coaches middle school and high school cross country, and raises guide dog puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.