Evan is the founder and chief mischief-maker at EnPower. Evan has been developing and managing energy projects and companies in the sustainability and renewables arena for most of the last 30 years. One memorable project included the design and construction of the world’s largest green-field wood pellet plant (which required raising $110 M in debt and equity). Another project involved an innovative approach to gasification technology which resulted in the company growing from one to 31 employees. In addition, Evan took a mid-career adventure and taught high school science and math for two years. Evan recently celebrated his 25th anniversary with his wife, Paige, with whom he has two delightful college-aged children, Samuel and Rebecca.
Dean co-founded EnPower and serves as an advisor on the company’s board. He is an early pioneer and titan in the solar industry. Dean founded Sholas Technologies Group (NASDAQ: SHLS) in 1996 which makes electrical balance of systems equipment for some of the world’s biggest solar installations. He and his team took the company public in January of 2021. Dean recently resigned from Shoals’ Board of Directors and stepped away from the company. If you know him, retirement isn’t a concept for his active mind, so he continues to create, engineer, and think about simple solutions to complex problems. Dean and his wife reside in Tennessee, and they have two adult children.
Dan leads our Finance, Administration, and Human Resources areas. He served in multiple capacities in the financial services industry for 29 years before joining EnPower Solutions. His vast experience includes business finance, risk management, commercial banking, financial modeling, team building, and customer service. Dan has been married to his wife Lee for over 30 years and they have two adult children, Evan and Molly.
Kerry has over twenty years of experience in the engineering, design, and management of power generation projects and facilities. Previously, he managed the construction portfolio for multiple utility scale solar installations across Texas, Illinois, and Georgia. Kerry is also a registered professional engineer in several states with experience in engineering structural and mechanical systems for commercial, industrial, and residential applications. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Ohio. He is a proud man of faith and family, and adores his wife Rebecca and three boys Price, Pierce, and Rhett.
Taft is a junior partner who leads our sales support and project development organizations. Prior to joining our team, Taft spent three years leading diligence for approximately a gigawatt of utility-scale solar transactions across the U.S. with a large independent power producer. With the utility, he also spent time at a nuclear generating facility as a systems engineer responsible for systems which control and monitor core reactivity. He still glows slightly late at night. Taft is married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, and are both are from the musically-famous Muscle Shoals, AL. They have a loveable dog named Murphy who is usually not too far removed from Taft’s hip.
Skip, the “senior” team member, brings to EnPower forty-six years of electrical and energy engineering experience, specializing in providing expert power distribution, power quality and energy engineering services. He spent much of his career as a solutions provider for industrial, commercial, municipalities, and educational facilities. Skip and his wife, Kelly, have been married for thirty-eight years and have three grown children Andrew, Lindsay, and Gabe and three awesome grandchildren Nix, Zephyr, and Kai.
Cody leads our Business Development and customer relationship organization. He brings a passion for working with people to find solutions that fit them and their needs. Prior to EnPower, he facilitated staffing solutions for architectural, engineering, and environmental firms. Cody also served as a youth pastor for 5 years after college. He has an undergraduate degree in Theological Studies from Lipscomb University. Cody and his wife Leighton have been married for over two years and have a new baby daughter named Karow.
Miles is a Business Development Manager where he focuses on customer relationships and supporting them on their path to energy independence through renewables. He brings 7 years of industrial and construction account management to the development team. Miles attended Huntington College where he received his Sports Management Degree. He was also a captain on the baseball team, and played professionally for four years following graduation. His passions are his family, sports and outdoors, and serving others. Miles and his wife Andrea have a fun, loving, family with a toddler son and a new baby daughter.
Joseph oversees, plans, and manages our operations, maintenance, and asset management for our operating fleet. He is a recent graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. While at Mississippi State, Joseph spent his free time on the university’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) team where he was the Controls and Ergonomics Lead. He has a passion for Formula racing and automotives. Joseph recently adopted a puppy named Ginger.
Anthony is a young electrical engineer from Mississippi State University. It's SHOCKING, but he graduated in December of 2021. He is CURRENT-ly performing AC and DC system electrical design, solar production yield modeling, and expanding the team’s software capabilities. Anthony has already made great strides towards making a POSITIVE impact at EnPower, and never shows up to work with a NEGATIVE attitude. He dreams of the POTENTIAL of a BRIGHTER future for the world with solar technology. “The sun is always shining.” - Anthony Lee
Julia is business development, marketing and project development associate responsible for regulatory, zoning, tax, and county affairs along with market and branding. She graduated from Samford University in 2022 with a dual Management and Entrepreneurship degree with a focus in Finance to round out her business knowledge and studies. While on campus, she was active in the Student Government Association and heavily involved with the Chi Omega sorority. Julia and her friends are avid travelers and are always searching for travel deals. She has no grandchildren nor children, but loves on her rescue dog named Birdie.
Clay develops, advises, and maintains our educational material to accompany solar projects. He also supports select business development and facility operational activities. Clay is a native of Birmingham who started teaching in 1997 at the University of Alabama – Birmingham (UAB) and has been teaching at the Alabama School of Fine Arts since 1999. He teaches geography, civics, economics, and quantitative finance classes. Clay holds an undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology and Spanish Literature from Tulane University, a Master’s of Business Administration, and a Master’s of Arts in Education from the University of Alabama – Birmingham. He is married to Ally, and they have two children, Maya and Finn.
Austin is a project management intern who plans, budgets, and manages the project and construction phase. He is always focused and concerned with the critical path for projects and life. Austin is currently enrolled at Samford University where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Marketing. Currently, Austin is beginning his fifth year on the football team as the starting Left Tackle. He loves to spend his free time doing small projects at home that include land development for hunting/fishing as well as welding, house flipping, and constructing small projects.
Seth is a project management intern who manages projects during development, budgeting, construction, and to commercial operation. He is a 2020 graduate of Dartmouth College with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies. He is currently enrolled in the M.B.A. program at the Brock School of Business at Samford University. While at both institutions, Seth was a member on the football team where he played defensive line. He was the NCAA 2018 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year for men’s division I football. He brings the tenacity and leadership skills he learned in the trenches of the football field to EnPower.
Arvind graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in biological engineering. His passion for environmentalism drove him to join EnPower and help with their mission of providing clean and affordable energy to businesses, schools, and hospitals. Originally a Mississippi native, he looks forward to living in Birmingham and exploring the city. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and the piano (badly). Arvind lives with his pet cat Meera who he has a love-hate relationship with.
Christian is currently enrolled at Mississippi State University pursuing a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. He loves long walks on the beach, movies with Will Ferrell, and Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd. He strives to learn the various aspects of the solar energy industry from engineering and construction to electrical design.