Pedro Padilla

Construction Assistant
Growing up in a small town can have its challenges but for Pedro Padilla, it afforded him plenty of opportunities for sports (Basketball being his favorite.) After he turned 18, his father moved the family from Oaxaca, Mexico to the Central Valley. Learning English at this age was difficult but he never gave up. He knew that learning a second language would open doors for him.

He spent most of his adult life working in agriculture and construction until he heard about solar. It was his brother who convinced him that it was a great opportunity. That eventually led him down a path that started at Proteus and ended with GRID Alternatives Central Valley. After completing IBT 200 in May of 2023, he was hired on as a Construction Assistant shortly after.

With three brothers and two sisters, Pedro comes from a big family. His brothers are with him here and his sisters are still in Oaxaca. Having a family of his own, it’s hard to find any free time for hobbies. In the summer months, he enjoys camping in the nearby mountains.