San Diego Staff

Paul's non-profit experience began in the early 1990s, when he helped evaluate a rural electrification project in Guatemala. After receiving a masters degree in international relations from U.C. San Diego, Paul worked in public health along the U.S.-Mexico border, human trafficking prevention, fundraising for an anthropology museum, and - his most challenging position - a short stint as a stay-at-home father. Paul and his family have been happy consumers of solar-generated electricity since 2002.

Construction


Wallaby grew up in Sydney, Australia and brings 20 plus years of construction experience to GRID Alternatives. Involved in residential and commercial operations as the owner of a commercial construction company and residential window retrofit company, he has successfully managed a wide variety of construction projects, from small to large multi-million dollar projects over the years as a licensed contractor. Prior to owning his own businesses Wallaby worked as the Construction Manager for a large nation-wide developer overseeing construction activities and staff for his region.
Warehouse Manager and Project Assistant
Project Designer
SolarCorps Construction Fellow
Senior Solar Installation Supervisor
Solar Installation Supervisor
SolarCorps Construction Fellow

Development & Communications


Dedicated to service and philanthropy, Dan has been in the nonprofit sector for her entire career, working with over 20 nonprofits and volunteering with both AmeriCorps and the United States Peace Corps. Her degree in Intercultural Communication and passion for cultural exchange has sent her to Belize, Jamaica and Puerto Rico to support grassroots community development initiatives in education, agriculture and sustainability. Here in San Diego, Dan cultivates the narrative of GRID from a perspective rooted in equity, inclusion & diversity. She helped to found the San Diego Urban Sustainability Coalition and continues to address systemic inequity through community empowerment.

Outreach


Born in Peru, Evelyn and her family immigrated to the North County of San Diego where she grew up before heading off to college. She earned her Architecture degree and Construction Management minor from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and later earned her Green Building Construction certificate from San Diego State University. Evelyn's work experiences range from architecture to construction to teaching to the green industry. Before being a part of the GRID Alternatives crew, she was a volunteer where she assisted in several installations in San Diego County. Aside from work, Evelyn enjoys traveling, exploring, dancing, running, creating art and spending time with friends and her familia.
Community Relations Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator

Workforce & Volunteering


Danyla is from Italy and before GRID Alternatives she was a student at San Diego State University. Danyla is very excited to work for GRID because she is passionate about helping under-served communities either with solar panel installations or training to help misplaced youth and veterans get jobs. Danyla didn't have any idea what her major was going to be when she started college, so she just took for 2 semesters in a row in English, math and volleyball to buy her some time. Eventually she graduated in International Business with French and Western European Studies -- specializing in marketing, and says "As you can clearly see I still have no clue what I want to do for a living!"
Workforce & Volunteerism SolarCorps Fellow

Multifamily Development


Born in Guadalajara Mexico, Martha immigrated to San Diego after obtaining her Computer Science Engineering degree. Martha has a PMP® certification and has worked for large corporations and in grass roots efforts throughout the world in Information Technology, as well as Program and Project Management. Through her travels she has experienced various cultures that helped establish her passion for people, diversity, social justice and helping others. Before being a part of GRID Alternatives, Martha was a volunteer -- assisting on several solar installations in San Diego County. Aside from work, Martha enjoys traveling, volunteering, outdoor activities, and spending time with her son. Israel. If you're interested in getting solar for your multifamily building please contact Martha at: mjuarez@gridalternatives.org

Project Management


Angela joined GRID in June 2019. After an exciting career in broadcasting and media, Angela has devoted her talents over the last decade to working in the nonprofit health sector. As Executive Director of the California Oncology Research Institute (CORI) she spearheaded a Faith-based cancer education and early detection program for African American women. Angela also helped launch the Affordable Care Act in California as a certified enrollment entity for Covered CA, enrolling thousands of low-income families in health plans. She is a founding member of “Be the Vote” San Diego a nonpartisan coalition of nonprofits committed to voter education and engagement. Angela is a first-generation Trinidadian American.