Central Coast Staff

Justin Hitchcock has been with GRID for 6 years. Before becoming Regional Director, he worked both as an Outreach Coordinator and Project Manager. He gained extensive experience working for the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic, where he worked on several community projects that focused on environmental initiatives and youth development. Justin studied Civil Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he has recently lectured about solar engineering. He has traveled and volunteered throughout Central and South America. He is passionate about pushing the transition to create a sustainable society. In his spare time, Justin enjoys surfing, rock climbing, live music, and traveling. jhitchcock@gridalternatives.org
Administrative Assistant

Construction


GRID Alternatives Central Coast welcomes Paul Johnson as our Construction Manager! Although Paul has spent several years in the construction industry, it was his time in the military, and his deployments, that reinforced the need to not only support our environment, but also our local economies, and National Security, by reducing our dependency on fossil fuels. Paul began his solar career with GRID Alternatives in San Diego where he began as a volunteer. From there, Paul spent time as a solar installer in Seattle before joining GRID Alternatives North Valley team in Sacramento where he worked as a Solar Installation Supervisor. Paul's tremendous leadership skills make him an excellent addition to our construction staff here on the Central Coast! Now that his 2 daughters are grown, and when he finds time to get out, Paul can be seen trail running, hiking, rappelling, or just taking in some time in a kayak. pjohnson@gridalternatives.org
Solar Installation Supervisor
Solar Installation Supervisor
Solar Installation Supervisor
Project Coordinator
SolarCorp Construction Fellow
SolarCorp Construction Fellow

Development & Programs


Barby grew up on a farm in the countryside of sunny Templeton, California. After graduating Templeton High School, she moved to Eugene, Oregon where she received her B.S. in Fine Arts – Fibers from University of Oregon – Go Ducks!!! She began working in education and obtained her M.A. Ed as she worked with students from Pre-K to 12th grade. This experience led Barby to employment with Hartnell College in Salinas where she utilized her extensive knowledge of education to coordinate grants, improve workforce development opportunities and served as a K-12 Liason for students throughout Monterey County. Barby has a passion for working with youth, helping underserved populations, and building relationships in an effort to connect families to assistive services. In her free time, she enjoys camping, weaving, reading, travelling, time with friends and family, exploring coastal communities, and sustainable farming. bwunsch@gridalternatives.org
Workforce Development & Volunteer Coordinator

Outreach


Senior Outreach Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator
SolarCorp Outreach Fellow