Inland Empire Staff

Jaime Alonso was born and raised in the Coachella Valley. Like many in the region, he came from a family of Mexican migrant farmworkers. Raised in a trailer park in an unincorporated area of Riverside County, Jaime recognized early on that access to adequate housing, safe drinking water and reliable energy sources were not readily available. This recognition motivated him upon his return to the Coachella Valley after graduating from the University of California in Los Angeles (U.C.L.A) in 2005 to become active with Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC). Working in collaboration with faith communities throughout the eastern Coachella Valley, Jaime got policymakers in the City of Coachella to agree to expand the number of parks in the city, and to devote over $3.5 million to park improvements. Jaime graduated from Brooklyn Law School (2009) with honors and has spent the last decade as a legal and policy professional in the Washington D.C. metropolitan region. A California native through and through, Jaime has maintained strong ties with organizations and policymakers in the Inland Empire region. In his new role as Executive Director for GRID Alternatives, Inland Empire (Riverside, CA), Jaime says: “I am excited for the opportunity to lead an organization devoted to positively transforming the lives of residents and communities by providing access to clean, renewable solar energy to low-income families and hands-on job training to help workers enter the solar industry.”


Executive Assistant & Office Manager


Construction Operations Manager
Warehouse and Purchasing Manager
Solar Installation Supervisor
Residential & Commercial Lead Installer
PV Systems Designer
Construction Operations Coordinator
Solar Installation Supervisor in Training
Warehouse Assistant
Construction Assistant
Solar Installation Construction Assistant


Development Officer


Outreach Manager
Community Development and Tribal Manager
Outreach Project Developer
Outreach Operations Specialist
Outreach Coordinator

Workforce & Volunteering

SolarCorps Workforce Development Fellow
Workforce and Volunteer Manager
Workforce and Volunteer Program Specialist


Multifamily Development