Team

The secret to successful work isn’t just about innovation – it’s about finding the right people to innovate with purpose together.

We’re a group of mission-driven builders and specialists across marketing, sales, data, design, and software. We passionately believe in democratizing access to clean energy, and we are grateful that our work allows us to protect the planet while improving the financial well-being of families and communities.

Solstice Team

Steph Speirs

Co-Founder & CEO
Steph Speirs

Co-Founder & CEO

Steph is a social entrepreneur and community builder with operational experience in the U.S., Middle East, and South Asia. She was selected as an Echoing Green Climate Fellow, a Global Good Fund Fellow, a Grist 50 Fixer, a Kia Revisionary, and an Acumen Global Fellow, all of which recognize emerging leaders in social enterprise. She previously led sales and marketing innovation initiatives at d.light India, a solar products company powering areas without reliable electricity; spearheaded Acumen’s renewable energy sector investment strategy in Pakistan; developed Middle East policy as the youngest Director at the White House National Security Council; and managed field operations in seven states for the first Obama presidential campaign. She holds a B.A. from Yale, a Master in Public Affairs (MPA) with distinction from Princeton, and an MBA from MIT, where she earned a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. At MIT, she received the Paul and Daily Soros Fellowship, Legatum Fellowship, Public Service Fellowship, and Dean’s Fellowship.

Sandhya Murali

Co-Founder & COO
Sandhya Murali

Co-Founder & COO

Responsible for finances, product development, solar developer relationships, and financial inclusion. Sandhya began her career in Barclays’ investment banking division in New York and London, advising on and executing public equity transactions for Technology, Media and Telecom companies, and was also deeply involved in Barclays Philanthropy. Her volunteer work included Endeavor, Women’s World Banking, and Barclays’ Social Innovation Fund. During graduate school, Sandhya worked at Buen Power Peru, a for-profit social enterprise that distributes solar lamps and water heaters to off-grid communities in Peru. She holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she received the Sustainability Certificate.

Lila Abreu

Lila Abreu

Senior Customer Success Associate
Lila Abreu
Lila Abreu

Senior Customer Success Associate

Lila joins the Solstice team motivated to pursue action on climate change and support a clean energy transition. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Psychology and minors in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. Prior to starting with Solstice, Lila served as a research assistant for a Psychiatry lab at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she coordinated a clinical trial on a novel treatment for depression and later worked with FindingFive, a nonprofit that supports behavioral science research. Outside of work, Lila loves to cook and eat, enjoys volunteer tutoring, and is completing online courses in data science and statistics.

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Andie Aiken

Product Marketing Manager
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Andie Aiken

Product Marketing Manager

Andie is a community-oriented human, an avid learner, and an advocate for environmental justice. She is a graduate of Stonehill College with a B.A. in English. Prior to joining Solstice, Andie developed marketing campaigns in the higher education industry, where her work in content strategy, account management, and copywriting reached educators at a global scale. She received her M.S. in Advertising from Boston University, which sparked her enduring curiosity for creative problem solving. She’s thrilled to be a part of Solstice, uniting her storytelling experience with socially conscious work. She spends her free time reading, practicing yoga, getting outside, and overanalyzing the latest cultural trends.

 

Moh Ajami

Digital Innovation Manager
Moh Ajami

Digital Innovation Manager

Moh has over ten years of professional experience in branding, communications strategies, and business development for for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He manages the development of Solstice’s digital platform, and develops our visual communications strategy. Moh participated in the Middle East Web Design Awards in 2009, where he was ranked as the #1 Best Rich Internet Applications Designer in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Stina Arstorp

Graphic Design Associate
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Stina Arstorp

Graphic Design Associate

Stina graduated from Santa Clara University with degrees in Environmental Studies and Studio Art. As a graphic designer for Solstice, Stina is grateful to have a job that combines her creativity and passion for sustainability. Prior to working with Solstice, Stina assisted artists with their personal projects. Outside of work, Stina loves to paint, enjoys rock climbing, and is completing a certificate program in graphic design.

Shauna Bannan

Customer Success Associate
Shauna Bannan

Customer Success Associate

Shauna joined Solstice with a commitment to building a clean and resilient energy system that works for everyone. After graduating with a degree in journalism and stepping into a variety of communications-based roles, she decided to use her skills to connect with others and make a social and environmental impact. Shauna lives in Philadelphia and loves exploring the food and music scenes around the city in her free time.

Scott Becker

Director of Marketing
Scott Becker

Director of Marketing

Scott leads Solstice’s marketing team to connect as many homeowners, renters, and businesses to accessible solar as possible. Prior to joining Solstice’s team, he worked as a researcher and writer at Harvard Kennedy School, where he reviewed government innovations used to better residents’ lives. Scott joined Solstice to apply his passion for media and his belief in the strength of communities to a powerful movement for environmental and social good. A lifelong swimmer and outdoor enthusiast, he can be found diving into the ocean, climbing trees, arguing with his friends, or writing Frost-esque poetry.

Denishi Blake

Recruiting Coordinator
Denishi Blake

Recruiting Coordinator

Denishi joins the Solstice team as the Recruiting Coordinator, bringing several years of Human Resources experience to Solstice. She holds a degree from St. Mary’s College of California in Business Management and a Certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of California, Berkeley, Extension. Denishi is passionate about health and wellness and attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to receive a certification as a health coach. She is a self-taught plant-based, vegan chef, and enjoys cooking, live music, traveling, wine tasting, and listening to personal development audiobooks.

Tim Brown

Director of Customer Success
Tim Brown

Director of Customer Success

Tim recently graduated with a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management from the Harvard University extension school where his coursework included classes in social entrepreneurialism, sustainable product design, international development, and sustainability leadership. During his studies, Tim developed a strong interest in social enterprises that are employing innovative concepts to address social and environmental challenges. Prior to graduate school, Tim pursued his passion for the outdoors through a variety of positions which included work as a ski patroller, backcountry ski guide, naturalist and educator, sales and inventory manager at a surf film startup, and EMT. He has also founded a location-based lifestyle clothing and apparel brand. Outside of work, Tim enjoys surfing, sailing, reading, and exploring new places – both in New England and further abroad.

Sarah Buksa

Product Manager
Sarah Buksa

Product Manager

Sarah joins the Solstice team excited to work towards a greener future. She brings an interdisciplinary background, having worked as a teacher in Chicago Public Schools, for an international education technology company, and for intersectional social justice movements. Sarah holds an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in Education Studies and B.M. in Music Education from Lawrence University. Outside of work, you can find Sarah working on personal projects, hiking, reading, bartending, or spending time with her cats.

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Miranda Cashman

Asset Management Coordinator
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Miranda Cashman

Asset Management Coordinator

Miranda is an experienced manager, analyst, and researcher dedicated to advancing climate resiliency and sustainability. Prior to joining Solstice, Miranda served as a Project Manager at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection where she worked to make water infrastructure more resilient to climate change and supported a robust water demand management program. Miranda completed her master’s thesis research at Columbia University where she aimed to reconstruct sea levels during the last geologic warm period, which was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship award. In her free time, Miranda is an avid theater lover, and also enjoys reading, playing board games, hiking, and generally being part of the great outdoors.

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Kara Chipiwalt

Revenue Operations Coordinator
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Kara Chipiwalt

Revenue Operations Coordinator

Kara has been passionate about the environment since childhood and grew up surrounded by acres of wooded landscape, creeks, and ponds to explore in Central Virginia. She studied geography in both undergraduate and graduate school, obtaining her bachelor’s degree at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and her master’s degree at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Throughout her academic career, Kara focused her research on climate change impacts in various places and communities. Prior to Solstice, she worked within the energy industry focused on energy efficiency for homes and businesses in Virginia. She is excited to bring her data background to Solstice, where she hopes to improve the systems and processes necessary to achieve the company’s goals. In her free time, you can find Kara at the beach, enjoying the outdoors, watching a good horror movie (every month is spooky month for her), hanging out with friends and family, or taking photos on her Canon.

Jason Clancy

Senior Director of Revenue Operations
Jason Clancy

Senior Director of Revenue Operations

Jason’s foray into green energy began with doing home energy audits. After years of crawling around attics, he moved into the financing side of residential rooftop solar, built partnerships with the long tail of solar installers across the country, and developed a zeal for driving operational efficiency. His hobbies include brewing beer, making lists of his favorite things, road trips to random towns, and retelling his grandfather’s old jokes. Jason strongly believes that the town of Hull, MA is the best place in the world.

Sam Cote

Chief of Staff
Sam Cote

Chief of Staff

Sam is passionate about all things green. Sam started writing at a local Boston news station, but chose to pivot her career to create more social and environmental impact. A graduate of Boston University with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism, Sam brings her communication skills to the role of ‘right-hand woman’ to Solstice Co-founder and CEO Steph Speirs. Outside of the office, you can find her hiking, doing yoga in the park, or sharing ways to live a cleaner, greener life!

Adam Cowie-Haskell

Business Development Coordinator
Adam Cowie-Haskell

Business Development Coordinator

Adam works with developers and financiers to partner with on new solar projects. Prior to joining Solstice, Adam worked in sales and account management at CIC Health, a pandemic-related startup focused on COVID-19 testing at schools and vaccinations. He is a 2018 graduate of Wesleyan University where he studied Economics and writing and played soccer. Outside of Solstice, Adam still occasionally hobbles around a soccer field and enjoys getting outside to climb, bike, hike, and birdwatch. He volunteers at the Arnold Arboretum and, when not enjoying all that Cambridge has to offer, is traveling as much as possible.

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Tiffany Do

Junior Software Engineer
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Tiffany Do

Junior Software Engineer

After graduating from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a major in Economics, Tiffany decided to pursue her passion for coding where she enrolled in LEARN Academy. She joined the Solstice team as a Junior Software Engineer in order to use that passion to positively impact underrepresented communities and help save the planet.  In her free time, she likes to discover new restaurants, attend music festivals, and sunbathe with her two golden retrievers, Apollo and Goose.

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Sean Doucette

Growth Marketing Manager
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Sean Doucette

Growth Marketing Manager

Sean comes from 7 years of digital advertising across numerous verticals including video advertising, medical marketing, and nonprofit fundraising. He hails from the North Shore of Massachusetts and, after traveling for several years, now resides in the Greater Boston area. Sean brings a multitude of talents to the Solstice team, with expertise in paid search and social, as well as strength in cross-channel advertising, and developing marketing strategy using data driven metrics. Sean is a strong advocate of ethical marketing practices and has an interest in sustainability and renewable energy – making Solstice the ideal work environment for him. When he’s not working, you can find Sean touring the local restaurant scene, watching football on Sundays, or playing board games with friends.

Nayeli Flores

Nayeli Flores

Sales Contractor & Spanish Translator
Nayeli Flores
Nayeli Flores

Sales Contractor & Spanish Translator

Nayeli joins the Solstice team motivated to encourage BIPOC communities to support renewable energy and help them take part in the clean energy transition. She graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Global Development Studies and a double minor in Spanish and Portuguese. Prior to starting with Solstice, Nayeli served as a communications assistant for the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), where she managed Spanish and Portuguese social media content, social media analytics, and created content about the current environmental challenges that Latin America is facing. Nayeli currently volunteers with a mutual aid organization in Chicago where she helps with the food insecurity program and weekly wellness calls in her neighborhood. Outside of work, Nayeli enjoys hiking, gardening, and cooking. In addition, she is beginning a master’s program in renewable energy administration in Mexico.

Sarah Gyurina

Partnership Development Associate
Sarah Gyurina

Partnership Development Associate

Sarah works with community partners and energy brokers to help bring community solar to as many homes as possible. She graduated from Hamilton College in 2022 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Theater. Sarah resonates with Solstice’s mission of expanding clean energy access to all Americans. And after interning with Solstice the summer of her senior year, she’s excited to return! Outside of work, you can find her writing music, cooking gluten-free meals, or stringing up her hammock somewhere in the woods.

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Annie Henry

Operations Associate
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Annie Henry

Operations Associate

Annie is a graduate of UNH where she studied International Business, Economics, and Startups. She is passionate about environmental and social justice and is excited to be a part of Solstice’s work to make clean energy more accessible. Prior to joining Solstice, she was a Program Manager at a New Hampshire-based sustainability non-profit where she worked on various clean energy initiatives, including community solar. Raised primarily in New Hampshire, Annie grew up with an appreciation for the great outdoors and loves hiking, camping, and kayaking. She enjoys creating art, attending live music shows, being active, and reading in her free time. 

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Samantha Holt

Content Marketing Associate
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Samantha Holt

Content Marketing Associate

Samantha believes in creating a greener and cleaner environment for all through sustainable building and clean energy. Her passion for green building led her to join the Solstice team where she can channel her writing and research skills into educating customers on community solar and Solstice’s mission to bring clean energy to every American. After studying Communication and Media Studies at Kennesaw State University, she cultivated her marketing skills in the real estate law and window film industries. Based in Atlanta, you can find Samantha hiking with her Great Pyrenees, propagating plants from her hydroponic system, and watching movies from her seemingly infinite watchlist.  

Mary Jackson

Content Marketing Manager
Mary Jackson

Content Marketing Manager

Mary joins our team with a passion for people, renewable energy, and sustainable living. With a background in marketing, public relations, and operations, Mary is thrilled to bring her strategic and creative expertise to the Solstice team. 

A life-long adventurer, you can find Mary traveling the globe in her solar-powered travel trailer in pursuit of seeing all of our National Parks. 

Caitlin Kearney

Enrollment Coordinator
Caitlin Kearney

Enrollment Coordinator

Caitlin’s passion for renewable energy and sustainability blossomed while attending University of Colorado Boulder, studying the relationship humans have with the natural environment and what can be done to combat climate change. Prior to Solstice, she worked at Xcel Energy processing rooftop solar applications and assisting the community solar program with developer requests and subscriber management. Caitlin is excited to join the Enrollment team where she will be enrolling new subscribers in community solar and educating participants on the benefits of affordable renewable energy. In her spare time, you can find her practicing yoga, seeing live music, cooking or spending as much time outside as possible.

John Kelly

John Kelly

VP of Sales
John Kelly
John Kelly

VP of Sales

John has led sales and partnership efforts within large Information Technology companies such as SBC Datacomm, Cisco Systems and Anixter inc, as well as several successful start ups including LogLogic, Perfigo, Imperva and BitSight Technologies. He is an amateur impact investor having helped raise pre-seed round funding for sustainability focused companies including Guayaki, Manitoba Harvest, Imlak’esh, Circular systems, Producer’s Market, and LYT.  He now gets to combine his experience with his passion for the environment by working to expand access to solar energy.  John received his degree from Illinois State University where he majored in finance and all things rugby.

Dan McNamara

Dan McNamara

Director of Engineering
Dan McNamara
Dan McNamara

Director of Engineering

Dan is a graduate of Northeastern University with a BS in Computer Engineering. He previously worked at a startup in the film industry, working on and leading teams that built Emmy Award-winning software for film crews and major studios. Dan joined Solstice as Lead Engineer to combine his passion for social and environmental justice with his passion for building and leading software teams that create great products. In his free time, Dan enjoys attending concerts, reading, cooking, or caring for his houseplants.

Nicholas Mirsky

Nicholas Mirsky

Partnerships Manager
Nicholas Mirsky
Nicholas Mirsky

Partnerships Manager

Nick graduated from Wesleyan University in 2009 with a degree in History. After graduating he worked overseas as an English teacher for a year and spent the following nine years in non-profit fundraising. He decided to join Solstice as a community outreach associate because he believes everyone can do their part in protecting the environment. When he isn’t working, he spends his time cooking with friends and family, or travelling someplace new.

Benjamin Moss

Enrollment Coordinator
Benjamin Moss

Enrollment Coordinator

Ben comes from a combined background of working in music, nonprofit fundraising, and technology. At Solstice, he helps to educate residents about joining community solar programs to both mitigate climate change and invest in sustainable technology. In his free time, you’ll likely find him playing music, reading science fiction, or watching a soccer game.

Matteo Pocobene

Channel Partner Manager
Matteo Pocobene

Channel Partner Manager

Matteo has always been passionate about the environment, but never found a way to get involved until he joined Solstice. After graduating from Emmanuel College in 2016 with a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience, he began exploring jobs that would allow him to do what he does best: connecting with others. Since graduation, he has continued his summer tradition of caddying at The Country Club in Brookline, while using his winters to travel. These activities are his two biggest passions, and when he’s lucky, he gets to do both at the same time.

Dan Ramos

QA Engineer
Dan Ramos

QA Engineer

Daniel has always been passionate about technology, problem-solving, and environmental sustainability. The third element, however, was always missing from his career – until he joined Solstice. In the past Dan worked as a California Smog Check Technician and most recently as an ERP Software User Success Engineer. When not working on learning a new subject, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching basketball, reading, and heading out to any of the magnificent beaches California’s central coast has to offer.

Debi Rednik

Director of Operations
Debi Rednik

Director of Operations

Debi joins Solstice as the Director of Operations, having spent her entire career in the energy industry. This is her first foray into Community Solar and she is incredibly excited to bring her passions for clean
energy, environmental justice, process, and business operations to the Solstice team. Debi is a “recovering” attorney, with a BA from Washington University and a JD from The George Washington
University Law School (she likes schools named “Washington”).

At home in South Orange, NJ (just west of the City – NYC, that is), you can find Debi spending time with her husband, kids, and 5 year old labradoodle, baking, twisted into various yoga poses, or riding her Peloton.

Aayan Rezan

Partnerships Associate
Aayan Rezan

Partnerships Associate

Aayan graduated from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business in 2021. He studied Operations, Technology Management, and Strategy, and focused on using data-driven resources to assess client needs. He resonates especially with Solstice’s mission, and wants to help all people have access to renewable energy in the most effective way possible. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his loved ones, play tennis and guitar, and learn new chess openings.

Steven Salit

Accounting/Finance Manager
Steven Salit

Accounting/Finance Manager

Steve joins us as an Accounting/Finance manager after spending the last 18 years working in similar roles for multiple global energy companies. He brings with him an extensive background in commercial and financial reporting in the renewable energy industry, in particular solar. Outside of the “office”, Steve spends his free time watching sports and entertaining his wife and two daughters at his home in central NJ.

Gokul Shankar

Staff Engineer
Gokul Shankar

Staff Engineer

Gokul is a software engineer passionate about coding and protecting the Earth. He joined Solstice to help spread clean energy to underserved communities throughout the country and to do his part in fighting climate change. He’s big on writing clean code, documentation, reusable frameworks, and cross-collaboration. When he’s not coding, you can find him making/eating delicious vegan foods, binge-watching an anime or k-drama, or staying up all night playing video games.

Joe Shim

Senior DevOps Engineer
Joe Shim

Senior DevOps Engineer

Joe, a graduate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is a jack of all trades and master of some. He has experience ranging from Fortune 500 Companies to startups. He joined Solstice to focus on making great software that helps empower people. In his free time you can find him learning a new subject or picking up a new skill.

Luke Squire

Lead Product Manager
Luke Squire

Lead Product Manager

Luke is excited to bring his technology and political background to help Solstice realize its mission of empowering communities with clean energy access and solutions. He is passionate about building products that create meaningful and inclusive opportunities for diverse people and coaching future product management leaders. He is a career mentor with the Work on Climate community, a Resident Advisor (Corporate and Product) with a tech incubator and accelerator based in Lagos, Nigeria, and co-founded a nonprofit that recruited and supported candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to run for local office.

Luke is a graduate and former member of the Board of Trustees of Oberlin College and holds a Certificate of Specialization in Strategy from Harvard’s Online Business School. He enjoys reading sci-fi, rock climbing, hiking, and terrible puns.

Allie Stephan

Principal Software Engineer
Allie Stephan

Principal Software Engineer

Allie graduated from Boston College with a BS in Computer Science in 2011. Prior to joining Solstice, she was the lead architect at a startup in the film industry. She worked on and led teams that built Emmy Award-winning software for film crews and major studios. Allie joined Solstice as a Principal Software Engineer in order to use her engineering skills and experience to make a positive impact on the environment and society. In her free time, Allie enjoys taking hikes with her son and dog, tinkering with computers or keyboards, and playing volleyball.

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Arabella Tully

Client Relations Consultant
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Arabella Tully

Client Relations Consultant

As a Client Relations Consultant, Arabella aims to create and nurture long-term relationships with customers. During her career, she has held roles including Marketing Manager for the Latin American Region and Spanish Language Consultant for Alltech Biotechnology. Most recently, Arabella was the Business Service Consultant for Equus Workforce Solutions and the Client Success Manager for Harbor Compliance. As a native Spanish speaker, she provides language training, translation, and interpretation services in the corporate, legal, and healthcare industries. Arabella has earned several recognition awards for leadership, communication, and building and maintaining client relationships. She received her degree in Business Administration from Universidad de Lima in Lima, Peru. When she’s not working, you can find Arabella cycling, running, walking, kayaking, or playing darts.

Molly Weinstock

Enrollment Associate
Molly Weinstock

Enrollment Associate

Molly is passionate about renewable energy and its potential to address climate change. She graduated from Santa Clara University in 2020 with degrees in Environmental Studies and Art History. She is excited to be on the Solstice team and to be connecting with people for an inspiring environmental and social mission. Outside of work, she loves hiking, skiing, experimenting with watercolors, and discovering new music!

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