DAN SCHNITZER, FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dan is Founder and Executive Director of EarthSpark International. In this capacity, Dan focuses on fundraising, partnerships, and promotes the development of country-wide clean energy supply chains. He was formerly employed by KEMA, Inc., a privately held energy consulting firm headquartered in The Netherlands, where his work focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy policy, engineering, and system analysis. He currently lives in Washington, DC. Dan received his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in Physics, Economics and Environmental Studies and his Ph.D in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University where his research focused on solutions to increasing the utilization of renewable energy in the United States electricity sector and on comparative models of rural microgrids for energy access in developing countries.
Tristan Escalada, Software engineer
Now working full time with EarthSpark spinoff, SparkMeter, Tristan is an integral part of the EarthSpark team in his spare time. Tristan brings specialized skills in technology design and puts them to use very effectively on different EarthSpark projects. He manages the software design of the EKo Pwòp project in Les Anglais, while on the Enèji Pwòp side, he contributes to the development of our backend business practices through salesforce.com. His innovative solutions are a great support for EarthSpark. He is currently based in Boston.
Alex Fisher, Associate
Alex Fisher is an energy access professional, with a particular focus on micro-grid solutions for rural electrification. She is working with EarthSpark International and Enèji Pwòp, S.A. to complete a 100-town micro-grid feasibility study in Haiti. Previously, Alex worked as an international environmental consultant with GHD Group in Doha, Qatar. She is an MA candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (expected 2016) and has a BA (Hons) in Environmental Policy from Middlebury College.
ALLISON ARCHAMBAULT, PRESIDENT
Serving as EarthSpark's President, Allison oversees all aspects of the organization's day-to-day operations and management. Allison is also a founding principal of Fresh Generation, LLC, a consulting firm working with companies, non-profits, and governments toward widespread and efficient adoption of sustainable energy solutions. Prior to her work with EarthSpark and Fresh Generation, Allison served as Business Liaison Director for 3TIER, leveraging 3TIER’s resource forecasting and mapping to expand renewable energy siting and integration insights around the world. Allison also led the renewable energy partners program for GridPoint, an early clean tech company in the smart grid space. She has a background in US grid-tied residential solar and residential demand management and in rural solar electrification in the Caribbean and West Africa. She holds a B.A. in International Relations and Economics from Tufts University.
Alexis M. Stowe, CPA, Accountant
Serving as Accountant, Alexis designs compliant accounting systems, establishes internal controls and financial management best practices, prepares financial reports, and performs internal audit functions. She ensures compliance with federal government grant requirements and generally accepted accounting principles, and ensures transparency and accountability for funds to achieve organizational goals and objectives. Alexis has over 30 years of professional experience including 13 years in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers, 11 years in federal government agencies including at the Senior Executive Service level as Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the General Services Administration, and 5 years in corporation accounting positions including CFO and Controller. She has extensive experience in auditing, accounting, valuation, internal controls, IT auditing, and federal government services. In addition to her work with EarthSpark, Alexis is currently the Managing Partner of Stowe & Associates.