Our Team
Claremont/Pomona

With the help of our Volunteers, Sponsors, Board of Advisers, and Community Partners, we are working hard to take Claremont and Pomona to Net Zero Carbon.

Devon Hartman
President and CEO
Locally Grown Power
and CHERP Inc.
devon@cherp.net
CHERP LGP Staff

Tobias Hecht

Director of Research and Strategic Planning

Tobias Hecht received his BA and Master of International Affairs from Columbia and his PhD in social anthropology from Cambridge....

Jose Rios

Database Manager and Program Coordinator

Jose Rios received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Studies from the University of Laverne. During his...

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Megan Anderson

Executive Assistant

Megan Anderson has a background in mathematics and theology. In 2019, she received her...

Jason Flejter

Director of Manufacturing

Jason Flejter received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Wisconsin Lutheran College and a Six Sigma Greenbelt from...

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Ronald Crisp

Sr. Design Engineer

Ronald is a hands-on Mechanical Engineer with a background in Physics, Project Management, and Solar Panel Manufacturing. Committed to Excellence, Ronald will help CHERP bring efficient and affordable Solar Power to the people who need it the most.

 
CHERP Professional Services

Abhi Sambari

Digital Media and Communications

Melissa Garcia

Social Media Coordinator

Peter Coye

Western States Development Director

Peter Coye worked for the progressive candidate for president, Eugene McCarthy, in four states in 1968...

Whitney Hanlon

Graphic and Web Desiginer

Whitney Hanlon is the graphic and web designer for CHERP LGP with a lifelong passion for art, business and technology...

 
 
IdealPV Team

Kent Kernahan

Inventor & CEO idealPV

Inventor, entrepreneur, visionary Kent Kernahan is the founder of CLGP’s partner, IdealPV.

Peter Curzon

Software Design Engineer idealPV

Peter Curzon is a software/firmware engineer and mathmatician with thirty years R&D experience...

Mike Caldwell

IP Council IdealPV

Mike Caldwell has held senior business management roles in major Silicon Valley technology firms across thirty years...

Marc Stewart

Electronic Design Engineer IdealPV

Marc Stewart is a specialist in electrical engineering with extensive experience as a technical staff member and as an independent consultant...

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Harvey Mudd College

Manufacturing Clinic Team

2018-2019 Academic Year

Kash Gokli

Professor of Manufacturing Practice and Director, Engineering Clinic
Harvey Mudd College

Kash_gokli@hmc.edu

Jacquelyn Aguilera

Mathematical Economics and Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Student
Harvey Mudd College

jaguilera@g.hmc.edu

Priscilla Chu

Environmental Engineering Student,
Harvey Mudd College

pchu@g.hmc.edu

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Christopher McElroy

Design Engineer Student,
Harvey Mudd College

cmcelroy@g.hmc.edu

Giulia Castleberg

General Engineering Student,
Harvey Mudd College

gcastleberg@g.hmc.edu

Nate Smith

Student,
Harvey Mudd College

nmsmith@g.hmc.edu

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Harvey Mudd College
Technical Advisory Clinic Team
2017-2018 Academic Year

L-R Back Row: Devon Hartman, Dallon Asnes, Jonathan Kupfer, William Lamb, Kent Kernahan

L-R Front Row: Florence Walsh, Quentin Barth, Prof Qimin Yang PhD 

Professors

Richard G. Olson, PhD

        Professor of History of Science Emeritus, HMC

Qimin Yang, PhD

        Professor of Engineering, Fiber optic, Optical        communications, Optical packet switching networks, HMC

Richard Haskell, PhD

        Biomedical Optics, Biophysics, Laser Physics, Quantum Optics Emeritus, HMC

Peter Seata, PhD

        Ulta-fast physics, semiconductors, photovoltaics, energy and environment, HMC

 

Students

Dallon Asnes

        Physics Student, Pomona College

Jonathan Kupfer

        Physics Student, HMC

Florence Walsh

        Engineering Student, HMC

Quentin Barth

        Astro-Physics Student, HMC

William Lamb

        Physics Student, HMC

 
Board of Advisors
CHERP LGP Advisory Board Executive Committee

Don Gould      

       President, Gould Asset Management           

       dgould@gouldasset.com

Ernie Iseminger         

       Vice President of Development,

       Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

       eiseminger@gmail.com

Kent Kernahan

       President, idealPV          

       K@idealPV.com

Randall Lewis

       Executive Vice President, Lewis Group  

       randall.lewis@lewisop.com

Joe Lyons        

       Former Mayor, City of Claremont          

       jlyons@ci.claremont.ca.us

Paul Steffen

       Owner, Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's

       International Realty          

       paul.steffen@wssir.com

Debbie Freund

       Past President, Professor,

       Claremont Graduate University       

       debbie.freund@cgu.edu

George Blackstone    

       President/CEO, Every Watt Matters      

       gblackstone@everywattmatters.com

Peter Coye      

       President/CEO, California Energy and       

       Power pcoye@cal-epower.com

 

Cecily Jackson-Zapata

       CHERP General Council, Project Director,

       Social Innovatus       

       socialinnovatus@gmail.com

 

Frank Wen     

       Manager - Research, Analysis and

       Information Services Division, So Cal 

       Association of Governments (SCAG)

       wen@scag.ca.gov

 

Howard Choy  

       Former Director of Sustainability,

       LA County. Current, Energy               

       Consultantchoyhowardw@gmail.com

Jefferson Welch         

       CEO Consultant   

       Jwelchceo@aol.com

 

Ron Vera        

       Partner, Law Offices of Vera & Barbosa</