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Other Staff

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Jazzmyn Davenport

Jazzmyn Davenport became an intern for Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in the summer of 2017. During that first summer with SACE, Jazzmyn worked on the “Share the Pennies” campaign by hosting local community educational workshops on the program and energy efficiency. She also created advertisement materials for the campaign initiative. Now she works to organize local college campus groups and organizations to volunteer [ MORE » ]

Jason Carney

Jason Carney is a native of Nashville with a passion for energy and sustainability that goes back to elementary school. After graduating from Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, his passion was rekindled when introduced to the US Green Building Council’s LEED credential while working for a major HVAC manufacturer. Since then, he has diligently worked to educate others on the [ MORE » ]

Joann Hill

Joann joined SACE in July of 2017 as an Energy Organizer. She works primarily promoting low-income energy efficiency programs such as Memphis Light Gas and Water’s Share the Pennies Program and most recently joined our Memphis Has The Power team. Joann excels in community engagement activities. She is a dedicated energy organizer and community leader who have provided much support in hosting over thirty [ MORE » ]

Ignacio Tamayo

Ignacio joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2017, and he is responsible for identifying and qualifying major gift prospects, as well as developing and implementing strategies to optimize gift closures. He has over ten years of experience with non-profit organizations, most recently with The University of Miami and St. Thomas University. Ignacio has a post-graduate certificate in Management Information Systems from Florida [ MORE » ]

Dory Larsen

Dory joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2017 in the newly created role as Electric Vehicle Program Associate. She is working to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles by promoting the growth of electric vehicle ownership and supporting EV friendly policy and programs. Central to her work is educating and engaging stakeholders, identifying strategic policy to propel EV usage, and advocating for [ MORE » ]

Justin Wilkins

Reading Audacity of Hope and being inspired by then Senator Obama’s call for ‘focusing on results instead of ideology’ and one day wanting to tell his son he ‘didn’t set on the sidelines when so much was at stake’ inspired Justin to start organizing in 2007. Justin is a seven year veteran of President Barack Obama’s advocacy and electoral organizations, serving as the Tennessee [ MORE » ]

Michelle Powell

Michelle joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy as Executive Assistant in 2015 and is excited to be a part of the team that makes such a difference in our world. Most of her professional career has been in the non profit sector, most recently serving as the Executive Director of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra. Her varied background includes working in development, public [ MORE » ]

Alissa Jean Schafer

  Alissa Jean Schafer, M.S., manages solar communications and policy efforts for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Her role includes coalition and volunteer outreach, as well as public education and communications development. Alissa is based in Florida and has a special focus on the shaping of solar policy in the South East region. Prior to SACE, Alissa had several years of communications experience [ MORE » ]

Brooke Durham

Brooke Durham joined SACE as Communications Intern in June 2015 and became Communications Associate in May 2016. She primarily focuses on graphic design and media, developing visual assets and videos that further SACE’s mission. Brooke graduated summa cum laude from Montreat College in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. She developed a wide variety of skills both in and outside [ MORE » ]

Sandra Upchurch

Sandra joined SACE in 2014 and is our Energy Justice Manager working in Memphis, TN, promoting low-income energy efficiency programs and growing clean energy resources. Sandra worked as industrial chemistry teacher for 20 years and recently retired from the Shelby County School system (formerly Memphis City Schools). She has served on several boards and committees over the years including: Tennessee Clean Water Network, (TCWN); [ MORE » ]