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 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 teenage children.
Taft leads our business development and origination. Prior to joining our team, Taft spent three years leading diligence for approximately a gigawatt of large solar transactions at Southern Power in Birmingham. Taft also spent time at a nuclear generating facility as a systems engineer for controlling and monitoring reactivity systems. He still glows slightly late at night. Taft recently married his high school sweetheart and the two have welcomed a new baby golden-doodle to their family.
Brad manages our engineering and construction efforts. He brings 17 years of electrical system design, construction, and maintenance to the team. Prior to joining EnPower, Brad spent three years managing half a gigawatt of solar construction for Southern Power. Before that he spent a decade as a field services team leader managing professionals and systems in the utilities space. Brad is married and has three beautiful daughters under the age of six. Brad has an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Andrew received a BS with high honors in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Upon graduation Andrew joined Southern Company in its Environmental Affairs division. He then spent two years at Southern Power developing and building solar projects before moving on to manage the Operations and Maintenance of the Southern Power solar fleet. For the past four years, Andrew has managed the strategy, execution, and predictive analytics of over 2 GW of solar production across the United States. Under his leadership, Southern’s solar fleet has achieved an availability of over 99%. Andrew brings a knowledge of solar operations and maintenance few in the industry can match.
Laura manages our business development, customer relationships and marketing efforts. She brings utility generation, environmental affairs, and business development experience to the team. Laura has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University. Laura is married to Morgan Berry, and they have two teenage girls, Ava and Scarlett.