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Our People at Solas Energy Consulting

Team: Our People

Solas Energy Consulting provides comprehensive consulting services for renewable energy solutions throughout Canada and the US. The company’s expertise spans development and management of industrial and commercial projects involving wind, solar, hydrogen, energy storage, electrical vehicles (EV), and hydropower.

With over 20 years of experience in project development, construction management, and climate change advisory, Solas provides its clients with the depth and perspective required to navigate the complex issues associated with renewable energy project development and climate change policy.

Team: Our People
Evelyn Carpenter

Evelyn Carpenter

President & CEO
Evelyn is the co-founder of Solas Energy Consulting and has been a distinguished member of the renewable energy industry for over 20 years. In addition to her project management and due diligence experience, she specializes in risk assessment, operational reviews, and oversight of construction projects. Evelyn has proven success in a rapidly changing industry, leading the organization to grow and respond to new technologies, markets, and policies. She takes great pride in mentoring and developing a new generation of renewable energy professionals.
Paula McGarrigle

Paula McGarrigle

Managing Director
Paula is the co-founder of Solas Energy Consulting. A respected professional with 20+ years of experience in the renewable energy sector, Paula has participated in many industry shaping projects as well as numerous policy initiatives by governments and industry associations. She enjoys the challenge of a growing industry which is incorporating new technologies, developing new markets, and responding to evolving regulatory regimes at a rapid rate.
Adrienne McGarrigle

Adrienne McGarrigle

Renewable Energy Analyst
Adrienne has extensive experience navigating regulatory matters for renewable energy projects. She has completed competitive reviews and supported feasibility analysis, constraints analysis, and due diligence reports for many projects across North America. Adrienne also coordinates our climate change education presentations. She finds great satisfaction supporting the future of renewable energy both locally and around the world.
Alison Gunther

Alison Gunther

GIS Analyst
Allison supports GIS tasks for a wide range of projects and serves as the lead drone pilot for Solas. Her experience includes remote sensing, geospatial analysis for habitat distribution, and modeling climate change scenarios, as well as advanced image analysis techniques. Allison enjoys providing the critical information and analysis that project leaders require to make the best decisions for their project.
Aron Anderson

Aron Anderson

Director of Project & Construction Management Services
With over 21 years of construction experience, Aron is the Director of Project and Construction Management Services specializing in development, project due diligence, estimating, design, and construction management of utility-scale scale wind, solar, and battery projects. His experience in renewable energy spans over 20GWs throughout the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia. Aron’s depth of experience and management skills make him a vital leader on every wind, solar, and battery project team.
Carolyn Atwood

Carolyn Atwood

Senior Technical Manager
Carolyn is a Senior Technical Manager with over 12 years of experience with renewable energy portfolios up to 3GW of commercial-scale power generation. She has experience at every stage of power project lifecycle with commercial-scale renewable energy generating facilities in almost every ISO and NERC region. Carolyn has technical expertise in wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, waste to energy, biomass, co-generation, and battery energy storage technologies. She enjoys contributing to the fast-developing battery energy storage industry and meeting the challenges of evolving technologies.
Carsyn Randolph

Carsyn Randolph

Staff Scientist
Joining Solas in 2020, Carsyn has supported several due diligence projects for utility-scale wind and solar projects. With a background in environmental studies, she assists with environmental compliance, monitoring, and permitting. Carsyn has provided diligent construction administration support while on-site and has led document control projects. She enjoys collaborating on renewable energy projects in socially sustainable ways.
Christian Forster

Christian Forster

Project Engineer
Christian is a Project Engineer with over 8 years of construction industry experience. He has a technical background in environmental consulting, supporting the commercial and energy development sectors. Joining Solas in 2020, Christian supports project management on renewable energy projects as a member of the Construction Management division. His combination of environmental consulting and construction management experience gives him a unique skill set to keep projects on track. As a life-long outdoorsman, he enjoys working in an industry that will create a more sustainable future.
Christine Felz

Christine Felz

Environmental Project Manager
Christine is a seasoned environmental professional with experience in permitting, compliance, and due diligence services throughout the entire project lifecycle. Her expertise extends to land management and permitting, water rights, contract negotiations, property due diligence, and community engagement. Christine enjoys using her problem-solving skills to create a cohesive project from many individual pieces. She views each project holistically to find a balance between community input, operational needs, and environmental stewardship.
Erik Larson

Erik Larson

Assistant Construction Manager
Since joining Solas in 2019, Erik has supported over 500MW of wind power construction projects in the United States. Erik has exceptional landowner relationship skills, which he uses on-site as part of Solas’ Construction Management division. Before joining Solas, Erik worked in industrial maintenance, real estate sales, systems integration, and LEED building management. Erik enjoys being part of the energy transition and strives every day to make the world a more sustainable place. He studied industrial management as well as electro-mechanical engineering.
Gabriel Risbud-Vincent

Gabriel Risbud-Vincent

Renewable Energy Analyst
After completing two summer terms with Solas during his university studies, Gabe has recently returned to us after graduating with his engineering degree. Gabe provides support on a variety of renewable energy projects, including designing computer programs for data analysis, completing glare reports, and contributing to numerous project reports. Gabe is excited to be actively helping to reduce the world’s carbon footprint through his work with Solas.
Habiba Hamza

Habiba Hamza

Renewable Energy Analyst
Habiba is currently a co-op student, working in our Canadian office after completing two years towards her Engineering degree. She is working on several renewable energy projects and conducting a research project studying the economics of hydrogen as a clean energy source.
Jackie Gallagher

Jackie Gallagher

Renewable Energy Analyst
Jackie enjoys both the office and the field. She has completed turbine inspections, feasibility analysis, constraints analysis, and due diligence reports for projects across North America. Jackie has led research for numerous projects involving policy and regulation across Canada, including producing a report identifying key geographies for solar development.

Jami Wong

Marketing Specialist
Jami manages Solas’ marketing initiatives, branding, and press in the US. She holds an MBA and has over 20 years of experience in developing marketing organizations focused on semiconductors, software, and sustainability. Jami chose to start working in clean tech over 10 years ago because she sees sustainability as part of her personal responsibility and legacy.
Jon Johnson

Jon Johnson

Senior Construction Manager
As a Senior Construction Manager, Jon has over 18 years of experience in construction management, including over 10 years of utility-scale wind and solar projects, transmission line, and substation construction. Jon’s expertise includes site supervision, site safety, QAQC oversight, managing equipment suppliers, managing construction contractors, and contract compliance. Jon has overseen construction on over 2000MW of wind, solar, and battery energy storage projects across the US and Canada. He is proud to use his skills to make a positive impact on rural communities with the development of renewable energy projects.
Julie Hunter

Julie Hunter

Accounting Manager
Julie is a Senior Finance and Accounting Executive with over 25 years of management experience in the public and private sectors. Julie is dedicated, detail-oriented, and has been meeting the accounting needs of Solas Energy Consulting since 2016. She enjoys working with our clients, vendors, and employees and strives to build trusting relationships so that all business processes and requirements are met. Julie specializes in all aspects of business management, legal necessities, insurance requirements, taxes, cost accounting, planning, budgeting, payroll, and human resources.
Kali Anderson

Kali Anderson

Consulting Services Manager
Kali has over 15 years of experience providing project management, environmental consulting, permitting, and due diligence services throughout the entire project life cycle within the energy and real estate sectors. As Consulting Services Manager, her responsibilities include project siting, development, environmental compliance, due diligence, and operations services for renewable energy projects. Kali strives to attain a balance between site-specific project requirements, power generation, and environmental protection. She is excited to help Solas expand its capabilities to meet the demands of a fast-paced industry.
Katie Calsyn

Katie Calsyn

Project Engineer Intern
Katie is currently a student at Colorado State University and will graduate December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Katie has always wanted to work in renewable energy and be part of the growth of clean power in the US to lessen the effects of climate change. With Solas she has supported PV and BESS Projects with research, organization, and spreadsheet creation. Katie loves being able to continue learning about advancements in the renewable energy world.
Laureen Wray

Laureen Wray

Office Manager
Laureen Wray is a well-rounded professional with expertise in team leadership and organizational administration. She has supported many renewable energy projects as well as coordinating a climate change education initiative offering training and support to Alberta educators.
Logan Bell

Logan Bell

Project Engineer
Logan’s project experience spans over 1GW of renewable energy projects across North America. Since joining Solas in 2015, he has supported due diligence projects, RFPs, RFQs, constructability reviews, budget evaluation, and schedule evaluation. He is now a Project Engineer with the Construction Management division. His responsibilities include managing contractors’ scope and design obligations, supervising Quality Control programs, and overall site supervision and management of utility scale renewable projects. Logan is committed to using his project management skills to create a better, more sustainable world.
Mahalia Thomas

Mahalia Thomas

Project Engineer Intern
Mahalia is an ambitious third year student pursuing a double major in Mechanical and Biomedical engineering at Colorado State University. Eager to contribute developed knowledge in an engineering role, Mahalia has supported renewable energy projects with project scheduling and logistics, New Resource Implementation for Independent System Operators, as well as facilitating continuing education programs for staff. Since joining Solas, she has grown to love the benefits brought forth from renewables.
Marinda Hanson

Marinda Hanson

Administrative Assistant & Marketing Coordinator
Marinda is an attentive administrator with experience in project management and organization, research, and due diligence. Joining Solas in 2020, she provides direct support to utility-scale construction management and consulting projects, as well as back-end support through company organization, human resources, and marketing. With a background in conservation fieldwork, Marinda’s drive to contribute to the renewable energy industry is rooted in environmental stewardship.
Matt Pellinen

Matt Pellinen

Project Manager
Matt is a civil engineer with over 17 years of experience in project development, permitting, EPC, and equipment procurement for large scale capital energy, infrastructure, and land development projects. He has assisted with siting, cost estimating, development, design, construction, and maintenance of wind projects. Matt has significant experience in project management, contract administration, and field engineering. He enjoys using his engineering and project management skills to contribute to renewable energy projects and meet growing energy needs.
Maureen Kolla

Maureen Kolla

Project Manager
Maureen’s deep understanding of renewable energy, electricity distribution, and developing technologies provides invaluable perspective to our clients. Her focus on relationship building, strategic planning, and project development helps projects grow from idea through execution. Maureen founded the Alberta Smart Grid Consortium and sits on the Board of Directors of Green Learning Canada.
Melody Cote

Melody Cote

Assistant Project Manager & Senior Project Administrator
With over 25 years of industry experience, Melody has earned a reputation as a valuable, versatile team member. Her responsibilities include procedure development and implementation, cost accounting and forecasting, contract management, due diligence, progress reporting, FAA filing, Compliance Management System development, project close-out, and QA/QC oversight. Melody has provided construction administration support on 1048.4MW of wind and solar projects across the US and managing budgets totaling over $1.9 Billion.
Nathan Koshka

Nathan Koshka

Renewable Energy Analyst
Nathan has put his skills to good use since joining the Solas team in early 2021. His main focus is on economic modelling, GHG quantification, and market research on various aspects of the electric vehicle industry. Nathan values the opportunity Solas provides to work on several leading-edge projects and technologies.
Sheridyn Randolph

Sheridyn Randolph

Project Engineer
With over 4 years of industry experience and a technical background in environmental engineering, Sheridyn assists with environmental compliance and monitoring, permitting, bid evaluations, due diligence, and provides construction support by managing scope and design obligations. Since joining Solas, Sheridyn has grown to love the fast-paced environment and developing industry of renewable energy. She enjoys the feeling of camaraderie in the industry and the drive make a difference for future generations.

Stephen Glendinning

Senior Associate
Stephen has two decades of experience as an environmental consultant. He has a strong technical foundation in environmental assessment, pre-construction monitoring programs, due diligence, regulatory review, and post-construction monitoring. Stephen takes pride in helping renewable energy projects meet all of their environmental goals.
Tarik Ibrahim

Tarik Ibrahim

Environmental Project Manager
Tarik has worked as an environmental professional in the energy industry for over 12 years. He has extensive experience in compliance and permitting, environmental management software implementation, and due diligence of large-scale energy projects. Tarik takes a comprehensive approach to community engagement, regulatory strategy, permit negotiation, and risk mitigation to ensure each project moves forward within time and budget. He enjoys creating innovative solutions as projects move from origination through operation. 
Troy Brannan

Troy Brannan

Electrical Inspector
Troy is an Electrical Inspector with over 6 years of electrical construction experience with an emphasis on industrial electrical systems and controls. His background in Electrical Technology includes extensive fieldwork as well as project planning and client relations. As a member of the Construction Management division since 2020, Troy has supported on-site construction teams through electrical installation inspections. He enjoys using his extensive electrical knowledge to help find creative solutions in the renewables industry.
Vincent Prado

Vincent Prado

Construction Inspector
With over 7 years of industry experience, Vincent is Solas’ Lead Technician Inspector in the Construction Management division. He has worked on over 2GW of wind and solar projects including new construction, operations, and repower. Vincent is proficient in QAQC on Vestas, Acciona/Nordex, GE, Clipper, and Siemens Gamesa turbine platforms. After recognizing a shift in the energy market, he took the opportunity to move into renewables and is proud to help improve the lives of others in this growing industry.
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Solas Energy leads the way in helping companies and organizations achieve a sustainable, zero-carbon future. Specializing in renewable energy, energy storage, hydrogen, electric vehicles (EV), biomass, geothermal, grid modernization, and climate change solutions, we support utility and commercial scale projects throughout their project life cycle.

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