During the day, I’m a software developer for a global software firm that specializes in connecting the old with the new for large enterprises. At night, I sleep. But at all times, I try to live my life in a way that will minimize my negative impacts on the world.
I don’t like breathing exhaust from burning gasoline, coal, or whatever. I also don’t like sending my money long distances to get my energy. I believe that concentrating my spending on local products is vital to maintaining a stable economy.
Not everyone is in a position to do this. Some people don’t have the financial flexibility, the credit-worthiness, the tech-savviness, or the risk-takingness to get an electric car or put solar panels on their roof. But I do, and I feel like if I support these emerging-but-actually-very-old technologies myself, I will help to make it so that others will be able to take these steps in the future.
So I drive an electric car, I eat local, organic food, and I try to fuel my electric car with locally-generated clean power. I want the world to be a clean place for thousands of years to come, and I feel like it’s important that I play my part to ensure that happens.
I’m a Pacific Northwest native and have lived in Bellingham since 2005, when I moved to go to college. I’m currently the marketing director at Western Solar Inc, the Bellingham-based solar installer who we worked with on Phase 1 of our solar array.
I have a passion for cooking and baking, and contrary to my introverted personality, I love hosting get-togethers and feeding people.
If you’re in the EV community and will be in our neck of the woods, you’re more than welcome to get in touch. You might get cookies.