Meet Our Family
Energy Systems Specialist / Marketing
Before coming to mtvSolar, I ran my own information technology business for 13+ years as a software developer and custom system builder. Eventually I found myself combining my love of electricity, information technology and business operations when I came to work at mtvSolar via an internship in 2014. I then proceeded to obtain my NABCEP Certified PV certification.
My work at mtvSolar is as a system designer for solar and energy storage systems, inside sales and technical support, marketing and media, research and development, and information technology.
I also have my own ground mount solar installation at my home in Hagerstown, MD which offsets 100% of my annual electricity usage.
Working here at mtvSolar is my dream job…well second to playing in the Major League that is. I get to help homeowners and businesses fulfill their dreams of energy independence through the use of clean energy and sound financial advice. Originally from Woodbridge VA, I moved to the Eastern Panhandle of WV to study alternative energies after receiving a degree in business. During my studies I had an internship with mtvSolar and the rest is history. After installing systems for a while I took the examination to become NABCEP certified and passed. I am now a full time consultant with installation experience which helps me to provide a detailed understanding and analysis for future solar array owners.
I have had a business relationship and friendship with Mike McKechnie for around 20 years. Before becoming an employee at mtvSolar, I was a sub contractor for the company. Before that in the late 90’s through 2001, I worked as an employee for Mountain View Builders (our original company) while running my own business building furniture from reclaimed lumber, and as always doing residential electrical jobs.
I am the master electrician, but also feel that I have a knack for all aspects of construction, engineering, and design. I am passionate about utilizing my skills as an electrician to excel in a sustainable category of the energy industry.
I am passionate about raising my children to be aware and conscientious individuals that respect the environment, take pride in their heritage, respect others while seeking self fulfillment.
I love outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking and biking. I also enjoy whitewater kayaking, riding my motorcycle, and wood working when time allows.
The path that brought me to mtvSolar in 2011 was a previous work relationship with Jason Arnold (master Electrician) and Mike McKechnie (Owner). I was Jason’s only employee when he owned his electrical contracting company. We did the electrical work for Mike’s previous company Mountain View Builders.
I’m known for my attention to detail, my clean and professional electrical skills. I have a knack for knowing what the homeowner wants to see when installing on their homes.
Other than doing electric work since I graduated in 2005, I have also done carpentry with No Worries Construction. HVAC work with Air Row Sheet Metal and I also made fiberglass insulation for Guardian Fiberglass.
When not at work, I can be found with my wife, Halie, and my two dogs, Clutch and Huck. I love to hunt and fish. I spend most of my time outside enjoying nature.
I’m a transplant from Annapolis, MD, who fell in love with Berkeley Springs, WV.
With the help of Mike McKechnie and mtvSolar, I built a solar powered, straw-bale house, where I reside with my girlfriend, daughter, and son when he’s home from WVU.
I believe that solar sells itself. My job is to educate people about the benefits, and with great products, give people the power to create their own energy.
Solar Installer / Electrical Apprentice
Solar Installer / Remote Power
Lead Qualifier / Outside Sales Support
I was born and raised in the beautiful Berkeley Springs, WV. After graduating high school, I traveled to North Carolina, Alaska, and then graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. GO HERD! I was fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom for my two amazing kids for 9 years!
In 2014, I was lucky enough to get back into the work field with mtvSolar as a Lead Qualifier and Outside Sales Support. If you have solar interest, I will more than likely be the first person you speak to about your solar desires. My role is to help you understand the ins and the outs of solar and schedule your site visit with one of our awesome consultants! They are the best!
I now reside in the great city of Pittsburgh, PA and work from home. I travel back to WV frequently for work and to visit my family. In fact, my kids and I have made a tradition of celebrating WV Day (June 20th) every year in a new, beautiful WV spot. I love spending time with my kids in the great outdoors every chance I get.
I am very much a people person and I love working in a field that helps people be independent in making their own clean and renewable energy. It is just an added bonus to work along side the BEST coworkers! We really have an AMAZING TEAM at mtvSolar!!
Solar Energy Advocate / Governmental Affairs
I am involved in getting our Company the information it needs to compete in affairs of local, state, and federal govt matters that impact the solar energy industry in the states we operate in.
One of my proudest moments as an employee of our solar company involved the 2013 D.O.E. Solar Decathlon entry for West Virginia University. Mountain View Solar sponsored, procured, and assisted the students in preparing the solar energy components of the initial application for entry in the Orange County California event.
Solar helps families and businesses to realize their dreams through smaller carbon footprints, lower energy costs, and healthy environments. Did I say how much I love to drive my Electric Vehicle?
Permitting And Interconnection
I joined the MTV family as inside sales support in 2014. Most of my time here is spent working with permitting offices, interconnection coordinators for various utility companies, working as a liaison between customers and the different departments within mtvSolar. I also design the site plans for permitting and interconnection applications, and create the drawings for prospective clients to get a rough idea of what solar would look like on their homes.
I had spent 7 years working nights in a warehouse. I saw so many cases of Styrofoam plates leave the warehouse and every night it became harder to justify working for a company that didn’t align with my environmental beliefs. Solar is a perfect fit. It sure didn’t hurt that my brother owns the company! I did come for an interview though.
In my spare time I like to hike, plant things in the garden, play with the pets and eat delicious food. I have also been known to binge watch Netflix occasionally. I enjoy a good book, and love to write ridiculous stories. I am learning how to white water Kayak, and this winter I plan on learning how to ski.
I can, with 100% honesty, say that I love the installation crew here. They are kind, polite and so very, VERY hard working. They do beautiful work every time! I smile everyday at work. I don’t know how many people can say that!
Inside Sales Support
I am a native of Towson Maryland outside of Baltimore. My husband and I moved here in 2000 after he was transferred with FED EX Freight. We now are currently raising our 3 children in beautiful Berkeley Springs, WV. I came aboard Mountain View Solar in October and work with the nicest people who are very passionate about Solar. I’m very much a people person so dealing with customers is something that I love to do. My responsibilities are to handle everything leading up to the installation of your solar which include interconnections with power company, to permitting in your proper jurisdiction. We make it all happen for you!!!
I started in IT in the Federal and Hospital/Healthcare space. I’m adept at managing customer relationships and positioning products into solution selling opportunities. Customers would say I have the ability to understand their pain points and work closely with them to develop a solution to solve that pain.
I am new to the renewable energy space, but I have over 15 years of experience as a professional problem solver. I like brainstorming and creating new solutions. There is nothing better than finding a problem, building a solution then testing to see if it works.
I am from the Washington D.C. area. Living in the city you miss much of the world. I love speaking to the youth in poverty-stricken neighborhoods of Northern VA, Southern MD and Washington D.C.
Solar Installer / Remote Power
HR / Executive Assistant