Who


Our Team


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 at Navajo Power.

Chris Deschene

is a member of the Navajo Nation who served as the Director of the Office of Indian Energy within the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as general counsel and advisor to tribes, tribal energy partnerships and non-Indian energy and business entities working in Indian Country. A former member of the Arizona House of Representatives, he also served honorably within the U.S. Marine Corps, where he holds the rank of Major, U.S.M.C.R. (ret.). Chris is General Counsel for Navajo Power.

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 Founder and Partner at 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

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

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

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 energy 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

is a former criminal prosecutor and trial attorney for the U.S. Dept of Labor. Prior to that, he co-founded a clean energy NGO, and served in the U.S. Forest Service - playing an instrumental role in securing access to health insurance for seasonal firefighters through an Executive Order. John is a Partner and supporting Counsel at Navajo Power.

MICHAEL COX

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

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 Partner to Navajo Power.

Advisors


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

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.

Peter Liu

is a co-founder of CEAP, New Resource Bank and the China US Energy Efficiency Alliance. He has served on the clean technology advisory boards of CalPERS and CalSTRS. As a project finance and energy sector banker at JP Morgan Chase and Credit Suisse, Peter completed $8 Billion in capital markets, syndicated bank loans and tax advantaged structured transactions. Peter is an advisor to Navajo Power.

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