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Generation 180 is a non-profit committed to advancing the transition to clean energy and supporting a cultural shift in energy awareness among individuals and communities across the country.

Our Team


Laura believes that every individual has a valuable role to play in the betterment of our world and has dedicated her career to empowering people to make a positive impact. As an environmentalist and sociologist, Laura is passionate about connecting people and resources to create meaningful solutions.



As a generalist, Peter contributes to a wide array of workstreams ranging from energy and environmental research to partner outreach. A passionate problem-solver, he is driven by the prospect of finding solutions to one of the most daunting challenges to ever face society.


Musician and entrepreneur turned marketer, Nate seeks to build impactful organizations, grow engaged tribes, and tell meaningful stories that will create a better, healthier, more peaceful world for his sons' generation and beyond.


Wendy is a nonprofit leader, philanthropic advisor and social entrepreneur with a deep interest in social change and innovation. She brings over 20 years of experience in sustainability and conservation both domestically and internationally. She can often be found out enjoying nature and exploring new places with her husband, two children and German shepherd.


Sandy served as CEO of Apex Clean Energy from 2009-2016.   Since entering the renewable energy industry in 2000, his companies have developed over $4 billion of wind and solar facilities now operating around the country. He was founder and president of Greenlight Energy, a leading independent wind energy company that was acquired by BP in 2006. Sandy was also the founder of Axio Power, a utility-scale solar developer, and Columbia Power Technologies, a pioneer in wave energy technology. He has a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.


With a background in conservation-related research, Blair is passionate about how scientific discovery can drive environmental sustainability. When not out hiking with her rescue dogs, she works to empower communities through education to have a positive impact on their environment.


Tish has followed her passion for and dedicated her career to spreading environmental and energy awareness to diverse groups and collaborating on sustainable solutions. She enjoys empowering people to contribute to a healthier planet for us all.


Matt loves helping craft the stories of the energy transition in whatever creative format he can—through video, photography, design or web development. His love of the outdoors and his growing family encourages his pursuit towards a cleaner future.

Our Advisory Board


Jonathan has been involved in the renewable energy space for over a decade. As a co-founder of HelioSage in 2008, he has been responsible for the firm’s strategy for growth, navigating the company from a start-up to a nationally recognized solar project developer in under four years. A lead investor in Greenlight Energy, the wind energy development firm sold to BP in 2006, Jonathan directed the company’s utility scale development efforts while serving on the Board of Advisors. Prior to getting involved in energy, Jonathan held positions as Vice President and Managing Director at the Advisory Board Company and its spin-off, the Corporate Executive Board Company, which went public in 1999 (NASDAQ – EXBD). After the Advisory Board’s IPO, Jonathan became extremely active in child welfare issues in the former Soviet Union. He is a cofounder of the Firefly Children’s Network. Jonathan holds a BA in English and a BS in Economics from the University of Virginia.



Jason is a program officer at The Oak Hill Fund in Charlottesville, VA, where he manages grant programs focused on climate change, renewable energy, Chesapeake Bay restoration, and women’s reproductive health & rights. Prior to joining The Oak Hill Fund, Jason managed grassroots grantmaking focused on biodiversity protection at the W. Alton Jones Foundation. He is former Chairman of the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority and continues to help lead the push to create green, affordable mixed-income housing in Charlottesville. He coordinated two multi-year initiatives to remove dams from rivers in Central Virginia, helping expand the Scenic River system and open new migratory fish habitat. Jason once directed the Appalachian Restoration Campaign, an effort to create a network of protected wild lands in central Appalachia. In previous positions, he taught forest ecology through the Wild Rockies Field Institute, helped manage an organic farm and orchard, served as a lobbyist on conservation issues on Capitol Hill and was a garden guide at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Delaware.



Generation 180 has a Joint Plan of Work with nonprofit Virginia Organizing, Inc.