Colorado Staff

Chuck has a professional background in residential green building, energy efficiency, workforce development, and disaster response. He has over ten years’ experience managing affordable housing projects throughout the U.S. and overseas in Mexico, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. He is a passionate renewable energy enthusiast having personally installed the system on his home in Metro Denver and having led dozens of solar installations on low-income projects. Chuck holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from Auburn University.
Executive Assistant


Beth began her career in the solar industry in 2006 as a residential Photovoltaics (PV) installer and Solar Operations Assistant in California for Berkeley Sun Light and Power and SolarCity. After attending Stanford University’s Atmosphere and Energy graduate engineering program, Beth worked as a Systems Engineer for juwi solar Inc., in Boulder, CO. While at juwi, she worked on the design, commissioning and maintenance of utility scale PV projects totaling 60MWp. She is a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certified PV Installation Professional and has taught Photovoltaic installation and design courses and NABCEP exam preparation courses at Ecotech Institute and Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM) in Colorado.
SolarCorps Construction Fellow
SolarCorps Construction Fellow
SolarCorps Construction Fellow
Land and Project Development Manager
Design Engineer
Construction Assistant
Solar Installation Supervisor
Solar Installation Supervisor


Jake, a New York State native, joined GRID Colorado in the fall of 2014. His professional background is in program management, marketing and development for social businesses and non-profits. Jake is an AmeriCorps VISTA alumni and holds a bachelor's degree in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont. Outside of work Jake loves to travel, ski, bike and enjoy the great outdoors.


Emily Birk is a fun-loving Colorado native and studied business at the University of Colorado in Boulder. During college, she lived in southern Spain learning Spanish and experiencing the culture. During her spare time, Emily enjoys skiing, snowboarding and watching the Denver Broncos.
Outreach Coordinator
Outreach Assistant

Workforce & Volunteering

Allison started with GRID Colorado in 2016 after 10 years working in affordable housing and community development, largely in Colorado. She began as an Americorps member and later a construction supervisor with Habitat for Humanity. She then moved on to housing policy and community planning with cities throughout Colorado.