Board of Directors
Paul Schechter | President

Paul is an environmental justice entrepreneur who has developed numerous community-focused projects.  He received an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from UW-Madison in 2004 and a masters in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh in 2007.
 

Matthew Doyle Olson | Treasurer

Matthew is a resident and board member of the Arboretum Cohousing community. He holds a Master's degree in sustainable food systems and entrepreneurship from College of the Atlantic. Matthew has a variety of non-profit experience including chairing the finance committee of an organization with 1200 members and a $2M annual budget. He works as a software product manager at Forte Research Systems.

Abby Davidson | Secretary

Abby is a structural engineer at Qualtim who holds degrees from UW-Madison and Madison College. She is a longtime advocate of cooperative housing, an all-weather bike commuter, and aerial dancer. She currently serves on the board of Freewheel Bicycle Collective and represents the Bay Creek Neighborhood on the SSM Redevelopment Steering Committee.

Beth Boyd | Director

Beth is a genetics nurse at University of Wisconsin Hospitals.  She holds degrees in both English Communications and Nursing.  Beth is an advocate for affordable housing and works part time in community nursing through CCS of Dane County.  She worked at an arts non-profit, and is knowledgeable about fundraising and establishing relationships with government and corporate entities. Beth also worked as a nurse/case manager at Journey Mental Health.  Prior to nursing, she worked in property management.

Ricardo Jomarron  | Director

Ricardo currently works with disabled individuals for Catholic Charities and organizes farmers for bee protection. He has a 30+ year environmental advocacy track-record, working with Greenpeace, NRDC, Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, Wilderness Society, Heritage Forest Campaign, Pew Charitable Trusts, Clean Wisconsin, and Growing Power. His job titles have included: program director, media director, regional director and canvas director. His speaking and media appearances have taken him coast to coast, to Canada, Ireland, Iceland and The Netherlands as well as across Wisconsin. Ricardo’s videos, graphics and analysis have been part of college curricula, legal testimony, legislative hearings and a keynote address at The United Nations Environmental Programme’s annual meeting.

Tim Mathison | Director

Tim is a licensed attorney with broad experience in energy efficiency, real estate, and government.  He began his legal career in the Chicago real estate market.  Currently, Tim serves as Legal Counsel for WECC, a Madison based energy efficiency nonprofit.

Board of Advisors

Joseph Shumow

Reinhart Law

Seth Nowak

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

John Young

Accipiter Properties

Allison Dungan

Community Development

Division, City of Madison

Mitch Brey

RePower Madison

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