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 master’s 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.
Solar Installation Supervisor in Training
Project Designer
Solar Installation Supervisor
Solar Installation Supervisor

Development & Communications


Emma is a British native, moving to California by way of Michigan to join the solar revolution. Emma's job at GRID Alternatives San Diego is to meet fundraising goals -- as well as gather all the stories that GRID homeowners and volunteers have to tell. Emma graduated from London's Kingston University with a B.A. in Fine Art. Get in touch: ehiggins@gridalternatives.org

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 & Systems Manager
Outreach Coordinator
Imperial Valley: Outreach Coordinator / Project Assistant
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!"
Program Fellow