Colorado Staff

Adrienne has over a decade of combined experience working in the fields of energy efficiency, solar energy, sustainability, and land conservation. Prior to joining GRID Alternatives, she worked in the governmental sector leading innovative programs and projects at both the state and local level. Her experience includes leading a statewide initiative designed to expand access to community solar for low-income households in Colorado and building and leading the first Sustainability Office for Adams County, Colorado. She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University. When not in the office, you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her husband, son, and three dogs.
Executive Assistant


Kam was born and raised in London, England and has lived in Colorado for over twenty five years. A mechanical engineer by trade, he worked in various European countries in the manufacturing sector. Prior to working at GRID, he worked locally in the residential energy efficiency field and managed the operations for a local low-income weatherization agency.
Construction Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
Sr. Solar Installation Supervisor
Commercial Solar Installation Supervisor
Junior Solar Installation Supervisor
PV Designer & Operations Manager
Commercial Design Engineer
Commercial Construction Assistant
SolarCorp Fellow


Shayna Braunstein joined GRID Alternatives Colorado in August 2017. She has a twenty-year track record of working in leadership positions focusing on fundraising, program development and event management. Prior to joining GRID Alternatives Colorado, she worked for the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the University of Denver, and many well-known nonprofits. She received her Master of Arts degree in Global Affairs from the University of Denver and her Business Management degree from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. A commitment to inclusion and diversity are strong priorities for her personally and professionally. She is passionate about the environment and workforce development and enjoys building long-term relationships with community partners, donors, government officials, volunteers, civic leaders, and other key stakeholders who share and want to manifest positive change to improve their communities – locally, nationally, and internationally. When she’s not working you can find her hiking, shopping for old records, and enjoying a good brunch with family and friends.


Matt McNearney developed software in the telecommunications industry for over twenty years. He became interested in renewable energy when he explored adding a solar PV system to his home. Based on that experience, he wrote a book entitled Making Solar Pay, providing homeowners with an unbiased, systematic way to evaluate solar’s financial potential. He has since co-authored a book on PACE financing, a specialized way of using property assessments to finance residential and commercial energy improvements. He is excited to be working full-time in solar and is on the lookout for the next book project.

Workforce & Volunteering

Brittany Heller has been in the solar industry in a variety of roles since 2015. She began her solar career in residential sales back in New Orleans. She then moved to Colorado where she completed an Americorp SolarCorp Construction Fellowship with GRID Alternatives, building a wide portfolio of solar projects all benefiting low-income families. In April 2018, she began her role as Workforce & Volunteer Program Manager. Brittany holds two NABCEP certifications - PV Installation Professional and PV Technical Sales. She was awarded the NABCEP Women in Solar Scholarship from the Georgia Solar Energy Association. When she isn't talking about solar, she can be found gardening, working as a volunteer scuba diver at the Denver Aquarium, or hiking with her dogs in the mountains.
Workforce and Programs Assistant