Evan is the founder and chief mischief-maker at EnPower. Evan has been developing and managing energy projects and companies in the sustainability and renewables arena for most of the last 30 years. One memorable project included the design and construction of the world’s largest green-field wood pellet plant (which required raising $110 MM in debt and equity). Another involved an innovative approach to gasification technology which resulted in the company growing from one to 31 employees. In addition, Evan took a mid-career adventure and taught high school science and math for two years. Evan recently celebrated his 25th anniversary with his wife, Paige, with whom he has two delightful teenage children.
Jack’s primary role is to assess state and local policy and regulatory environments in our target markets and lead us down the path of least resistance as we develop our customers’ projects. In his spare time, he manages our environmental diligence and permitting. Prior to EnPower, he was an associate in a Birmingham-based firm's corporate transactional group practicing in the areas of real estate, tax, M&A, and securities law. Jack also brings start-up experience, having founded and led a technology company serving the legal profession prior to joining EnPower. Jack is newly married and enjoys endless harassment for being the “non-technical” member of the team.
Taft leads our business development and origination. Prior to joining our team, Taft spent three years leading diligence for approximately a gigawatt of large solar transactions at Southern Power in Birmingham. Taft also spent time at a nuclear generating facility as a systems engineer for controlling and monitoring reactivity systems. He still glows slightly late at night. Taft recently married his high school sweetheart and the two have welcomed a new baby golden-doodle to their family.
Brad manages our engineering and construction efforts. He brings 17 years of electrical system design, construction, and maintenance to the team. Prior to joining EnPower, Brad spent three years managing half a gigawatt of solar construction for Southern Power. Before that he spent a decade as a field services team leader managing professionals and systems in the utilities space. Brad is married and has three beautiful daughters under the age of six. Brad has an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Andrew received a BS with high honors in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Upon graduation Andrew joined Southern Company in its Environmental Affairs division. He then spent two years at Southern Power developing and building solar projects before moving on to manage the Operations and Maintenance of the Southern Power solar fleet. For the past four years, Andrew has managed the strategy, execution, and predictive analytics of over 2 GW of solar production across the United States. Under his leadership, Southern’s solar fleet has achieved an availability of over 99%. Andrew brings a knowledge of solar operations and maintenance few in the industry can match.
Matt is a Business Development Associate on our team. He received a BS in Marketing with a specialization in professional sales from the University of Alabama. Upon graduation, Matt obtained his real estate license and represented home buyers and sellers in the state of Georgia. Most recently, he joined the AmeriCorps in Birmingham where he served at the YWCA and also with the Woodlawn Foundation at Oliver Elementary. Matt has never, in his life, met a stranger.