Matt Tucker - Founder:
Matt is an active volunteer with Citizens' Climate Lobby , 100% Renewable Truckee and the Project Coordinator for Pioneers of Clean Energy. Prior to becoming active in climate advocacy, Matt designed integrated circuits for Juniper Networks and Xerox. His focus was on applying cutting edge integrated circuit technology to the problem of routing IP packets at the core of the internet. Matt has 8 U.S. patents to his name. When he is not working on climate advocacy, you will find Matt skiing, snowboarding, mountain bike riding, surfing, kite surfing, or playing music with family and friends.
Elizabeth Lizzie Aldrich, M.S., Ph.D - Advisory Board Member:
Vice President of Business Development at Blue Source, Lizzie identifies and acquires new clients in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard and renewable natural gas markets. She also leads the voluntary offset sales efforts where she identifies buyers, develops marketing materials, and negotiates sales’ agreements. Lizzie has been in the field of renewable energy and carbon markets since 2004. Prior to her work at Bluesource, she founded Lokey Carbon Concepts, LLC to help businesses thrive in a carbon-constrained world. She has also been a Senior Consultant at Camco Clean Energy and worked at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Rocky Mountain Institute. Her articles on carbon markets have been published as 20 peer-reviewed articles, four book chapters, and a book with Routledge on renewable energy development in Latin America. Lizzie has her B.A. from Middlebury College where she majored in Environmental Studies and Latin American Studies and was a National Science Foundation Fellow while she earned her M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Colorado. In her free time, Lizzie enjoys exploring the mountains and rivers of the Sierra Nevadas on her mountain bike, skis, paddleboard, and kayak.
Robert Suarez - Advisory Board Member:
Entrepreneur, designer, and impact driver, Robert is focused on solutions that drive positive impact for the planet. After spending two decades working with large corporations, startups, and impact partners, Robert knows what drives innovative ideas into market. Robert was on the founding executive team of Planet Home, where he developed the framework for launching world-class experiential exhibits and environmental solutions. He has also led award-winning design and innovation teams as Managing Director of Singularity University Labs, as Design Director at IDEO, and as a founding member of multiple technology startups.
Courtney Henderson, Ph.D - Advisory Board Member:
Senior Managing Consultant at ILLUME Advising where she leads and manages energy efficiency process and market evaluations for major utility clients. Her areas of expertise include process and qualitative methodologies, with a focus on the identification and development of appropriate program theory and logic models, evaluable outcomes, measurement tools, and data analysis.Courtney holds a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters in Public Health from Brown University. Courtney is also a professional downhill mountain bike rider and certified instructor.
Sam Ruderman - Advisory Board Member:
Climate Change Analyst for Ascent Environmental, volunteer climate advocate for Citizens' Climate Lobby, and avid outdoorsman. Prior to joining Ascent Environmental, Sam was a CivicSpark Climate Fellow at the Sierra Nevada Alliance. Sam has been moving the needle on climate change mitigation through myriad projects including a decarbonization plan for Greenpeace Quebéc, a climate action plan for the City of South Lake Tahoe, and greenhouse gas emission inventories for other jurisdictions across the United States. Sam holds a B.Sc. in Renewable Resource Management from McGill University in Montreal, QC. When not working to stem the tide on climate change, Sam can be found outdoors with friends skiing, fly fishing or biking.