Our Team


Our Team


BRETT ISAAC

BRETT ISAAC

Brett Isaac is a member of the Navajo Nation and has worked with local chapters in the Nation to execute on numerous community development initiatives. Brett collaborated with the Navajo Community of Shonto in the development of Community Owned enterprises leading to the creation of a solar company on the Nation called Shonto Energy. Brett’s company has deployed over 200 off-grid solar systems to serve households without grid electricity. Brett is a Founder and Partner of Navajo Power.

CLARA PRATTE

Clara Pratte is a member of the Navajo Nation and formerly served as the Chief of Staff for the Navajo Nation and Interim CEO of Nova Corporation. Clara was the lead for tribal consultation for the U.S. Small Business Administration and the lead for the Navajo Nation tribal governments federal affairs office in Washington DC. Clara is a Partner of Navajo Power.

DAN ROSEN

Dan Rosen co-founded Mosaic, the leading lender for residential solar in the US. Dan has been involved in the financing of over $3 Billion of solar assets. Prior to starting Mosaic, Dan worked with communities on the Navajo reservation and other indigenous communities of northern Arizona for 5 years where he was involved in sustainable and community development. Dan is a Founder and Partner of Navajo Power.

GABE YAIVA

Gabe Yaiva is of the Dineh and Hopi Nations. He is the founder of Native World Enterprise and is a lead Healthcare Administrator for Arizona’s Managed Care Organizations. He brings invaluable experience of working one-on-one with Tribal administrations and project / program implementation skill to Navajo Power. Gabe is a Founder and Senior Advisor to Navajo Power.

JEN ROUDA

Jen Rouda is the founder of 7 Skyline LLC, which provides independent energy infrastructure project development advisory, management and technical services. She formerly served as vice president of environmental development for Abengoa, Transmission & Infrastructure LLC, and a global account manager for CH2M. Jen serves as a consultant for Navajo Power.

JOSH FINN

Josh Finn held positions in structured finance and project development at SunPower, where he was involved in the deployment of 250 MW of commercial solar projects. Prior to that, Josh helped utilities and governments procure utility-scale renewable assets around the world at Black & Veatch and as a consultant to the World Bank. Josh is a Founder and Partner at Navajo Power.

JOHN LAUER

John Lauer was a prosecutor in Boulder, Colorado and trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor. Prior to that, he served as a firefighter in the U.S. Forest Service, and was a founder of a clean energy NGO. John is now a Partner and General Counsel at Navajo Power.

MICHAEL COX

Michael Cox is an organizer and entrepreneur that helped catalyze the University of California’s landmark commitment to sustainable practices, and the U.S. Government’s support of impact investing. He’s worked with many entrepreneurs to move from concept to launch through positions at Calvert Special Equities, Impact Hub and Timeflux LLC. Michael supports operations and strategy at Navajo Power.

NICK TILSEN

Nick Tilsen is a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation, father of four and founder of the NDN Collective. Nick has over 17 years of experience in working with nonprofits and tribal nations on projects that have a social mission. He founded the NDN Collective to build needed philanthropic, social impact investment, capacity and advocacy infrastructure geared towards building the collective power of Indigenous Peoples. NDN Partners Inc. is a subsidiary of the NDN Collective, and a Founder and Partner at Navajo Power.

Advisors


DANNY KENNEDY

Danny Kennedy is the Managing Director of the California Clean Energy Fund (CALCEF), which has catalyzed the investment of $1.5 Billion in innovative clean energy companies. He is the president of CalCharge, a public-private partnership focused on energy storage, and co-founded Sungevity. Danny is an Advisor to Navajo Power.

HOWARD WENGER

Howard Wenger has spent 30 years in utility-scale power. Howard served as President of SunPower, and in executive roles at PowerLight, AstroPower, Pacific Energy Group (Co-Founder), PG&E and InterSol Power. Howard is an Advisor to Navajo Power.

TONY SKRELUNAS

Tony Skrelunas is a member of the Navajo Nation and former head of Economic Development and Government Development Divisions of the Navajo Nation. Tony has 25 years of economic development experience on Navajo, and spearheaded the creation of laws that enable local chapters on Navajo to govern locally and lease their land for their own economic benefit. Tony is a Founder and Senior Advisor of Local Empowerment to Navajo Power.

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