The Solstice Team

By Jonah Bader

A company is only as strong as its team members. That’s why today we are highlighting our various team members and explaining a little bit about their background and their role at Solstice.

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STEVE MOILANEN, CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

Steve has spent years working in support of social change at the White House Office Energy and Climate Change, the United Nations Environment Programme, and Obama for America. He manages internal operations.

STEPH SPEIRS, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

Steph is a social entrepreneur and community builder with years of operational experience at d.light India, Acumen Fund, the White House National Security Council, and the Obama for America field campaign. Her focus is external relationships.

SANDHYA MURALI, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Sandhya began her career in investment banking for Barclays, where she was also deeply involved in Barclays Philanthropy’s volunteer work. More recently, she worked for a social enterprise in Peru called Buen Power Peru. She is Solstice’s financial wizard and also directs the platform development.

MARK HOFF, HEAD OF OUTREACH

Mark brings over 20 years of experience in the energy field at companies like HomeServe, Energy Intelligence, and Cambridge Energy Research Associates. He is overseeing Solstice's outreach strategy as we ramp up our efforts in Massachusetts and expand to New York.

ISAAC MAZE-ROTHSTEIN, COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Isaac has organized environmental and political campaigns across the country for MassPIRG, Environment America, and the Campaign to Elect Elizabeth Warren. Later, he supported cleantech startups at Greentown Labs. At any given moment, he can be found calling a potential customer, going door-to-door, or speaking at a community outreach event.  

SEAN HUTTON, COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Sean is a community outreach specialist who has worked with the Mass Energy Consumers Alliance, the Worcester Roots Project, and the Connecticut Rivers Alliance. Sean loves talking to residents and local organizations about the benefits of community solar, and he also loves sharing animal facts with his co-workers.

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KELLY ROACHE, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

Kelly has years of experience working as a diplomat at the US State Department and as an activist in the US fighting for human rights and social justice. Now at Solstice, she is handling our outreach efforts in New York as we expand to our second state.

MADELINE IFFERT, COMMUNITY OUTREACH ASSOCIATE

Madeline is an industrial engineer by training, but she is working with Solstice this year to spread awareness about community solar and further our mission of taking clean energy mainstream. Besides solar, her passions are Spanish and ballroom dancing.

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EMILY CLAPS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH ASSOCIATE

After studying computer science and theology in college, Emily joined Solstice to share her enthusiasm for the environment with Massachusetts residents. Motivated by her interest in technology and her faith, she believes universal access to clean energy in America can and should become a reality.

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DEEKSHA JUNEJA, SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Deeksha is Solstice’s developer, having studied computer engineering in college. She wants to use her skills to help solve social and environmental issues, and she believes her work on Solstice’s software platform is an excellent way to tackle both in one fell swoop.

JONAH BADER, COMMUNICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT FELLOW

Jonah is a history buff who enjoys writing and storytelling. He gained previous environmental work experience at the Yale Sustainability Office and Ceres, as well as experience in poverty alleviation as a volunteer tax preparer. In his dual marketing and fundraising roles, he spends his time crafting Solstice’s external communications.

DANNY TOBIN, COMMUNITY OUTREACH FELLOW

Danny studied international affairs and environmental policy in college. Prior to joining Solstice, he conducted research for the Council for Watershed Health in Los Angeles. He brings valuable expertise in data analysis to Solstice’s outreach team, where he works part-time.