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Noelle mothers two while writing and organizing our way toward a healthy and just future through trees, clean energy, and collective action with Families for Climate. She served as an agroforestry extension agent in sub-Saharan Africa, earned a double masters in public administration and urban forestry, and formerly worked in the higher ed. sustainability field. Why ElectrifyPDX? “Our household has had all-renewable electric transportation, utilities and lawncare since 2021 and I’m excited for others to taste freedom, too!”
Eli is a developer, general contractor and urban planner. After working in the non-profit affordable housing sector for over a decade, he launched Orange Splot LLC to build new models of community-oriented, affordable, green housing. He hasn’t brought gas into any of the last 40 homes he’s built, and is excited to educate Portlanders on how to say farewell to fossil fuels. Eli was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard GSD, co-founded www.accessorydwellings.org, and serves on Portland’s Planning & Sustainability Commission and Oregon’s ReBuilding Task Force.
Shannon Wilson is a creative generalist dedicated to working for the public good. While working for digital agencies and as a freelance consultant, she has helped myriad non-profits as a product designer, information architect, content strategist, and project manager. She helped to launch Climate.gov, contributed to an app for the National Cancer Institute, and has worked with a number of community credit unions. Shannon is passionate about fighting climate change and bringing about change in our local community and beyond. She lives with her husband and two kitties in her nearly net zero home in St. Johns.
Will Musser is a stay-at-home dad and climate/sustainability advocate with a unique background in clinical psychology, financial services, and residential solar. He enjoys helping families learn about, plan, and prepare for the electrification of households necessary for decarbonization. He and his family are happy to call Portland home, where they reside in their fully-electrified dream home after having bounced around from Colorado, Connecticut, and California since 2015
Joe is a passionate environmentalist who lives in Portland, Oregon. In addition to advising ElectrifyPDX and working for Electrify Now, Joe works at NBI primarily focuses on the Advanced Water Heating Initiative, which seeks to decarbonize water heating through heat pump water heaters. He believes that electrifying everything, from transportation to homes, is the quickest path to an equitable, clean energy future. Previously he worked on electric school buses and vehicle to grid charging at Forth. Joe promotes individual action through Electrify Now, sits on the board of PACE Ghana and contributes to the blog CleanTechnica. In a previous life, he was an Italian language teacher. Joe and his family live in an all electric, net zero energy home.