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OUR TEAM

STAFF

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Sam Evans-Brown

Executive Director

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Beth San Soucie

Deputy Director

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Chris Skoglund

Director of Energy Transition

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Nick Paul

Director of Legislative Affairs

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Gina

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Energy Circuit Rider

Program Director

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Melissa Elander

Energy Circuit Rider

(North Country)

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Gabe Chelius

Community Energy Coordinator

(North Country)

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John Kondos

Energy Circuit Rider

(Monadnock Region)

 
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JINJUE ALLEN
Enel North America Inc.

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TOM BURACK
Sheehan Phinney;
Chair
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DANIEL CLAPP
ReVision Energy;
Secretary
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HON. MARTHA FULLER CLARK

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BART FROMUTH
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JULIA GRIFFIN

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MADELEINE MINEAU

Essex Hydro;

Vice Chair

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TOM ROONEY

TRC Companies;

Treasurer

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JACK RUDERMAN

NH Housing

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APRIL SALAS

Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

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CHRIS STEWART

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SHERRIE TREFRY

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DAVID WORTHEN

Worthen Industries

 

STAFF BIOS & CONTACT

 

SAM EVANS-BROWN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

BIO

Sam leads Clean Energy New Hampshire in its effort to create a cleaner, more affordable, and more resilient energy system in the Granite State. Sam grew up in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Prior to joining Clean Energy New Hampshire in 2021 he was a podcast host and radio journalist for nearly ten years, during which he wrote stories about New England energy issues extensively and won several regional and national awards. He's an excellent bike mechanic, a Spanish speaker, and a father of two. Sam graduated with a B.A. from Bates College in Politics and Spanish in 2009.

 

BETH SAN SOUCIE
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

BIO

Beth is the Deputy Director of Clean Energy NH. In this role, Beth is responsible for overseeing internal matters at CENH, outreach and communications to the organization’s membership base, event planning oversight and project management, and assisting with the organization’s digital and traditional media presence. Previously, she served as the Director of Communications with Stay Work Play NH, a nonprofit dedicated to attracting and retaining more young people to New Hampshire.

CHRIS SKOGLUND
DIRECTOR OF ENERGY TRANSITION

 

BIO

Chris joined the Clean Energy NH team in January 2022 as the Director of Energy Transition, a role in which he will serve as the specialist in matters of policy and implementation of those policies, and will lead the organization’s intervention at the Public Utilities Commission. Most recently, he was the Climate and Energy Program Manager at the NH Department of Environment Services and was a central part of strategic climate and energy policy initiatives at the local, state, and regional level. Chris holds a Bachelor’s in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s in Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire. In his free time, he can be found completing the replacement of his yard’s traditional landscaping with vegetable gardens and a diverse polyculture orchard.

 

NICK PAUL
DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

 

BIO

Born and raised in Concord, Nick has managed competitive electoral campaigns in New Hampshire as well as several states across the nation. He also has experience with grassroots advocacy organizations like RESULTS, Protect the Granite State and NextGen Climate, mobilizing activists on issues such as global poverty, education, public health, energy and the environment.

 

GINA BLUS
ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDER PROGRAM DIRECTOR

BIO

Gina is the Program Director for the Energy Circuit Rider program and main contact for CENH's municipal members. She has decades of experience as an energy and climate change professional, working with communities and businesses both as a consultant and on behalf of a utility. Her diverse background includes prior careers in law and technology. She loves to solve gnarly problems, clean up messy processes and teach people about the wonders of change management. She has a degree in Government from Dartmouth College and a law degree from Duke University.

 

MELISSA ELANDER
ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDER (NORTH COUNTRY)

BIO

Melissa Elander worked as an Energy Auditor and Weatherization Project Manager in the North Country of New Hampshire before joining Clean Energy NH. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Plymouth State University and a Master's of Arts in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from American University.  

 
 

GABRIEL CHELIUS
COMMUNITY ENERGY COORDINATOR (NORTH COUNTRY)

BIO

Gabriel joined CENH in May of 2022 as the Community Energy Coordinator working to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency in the North Country. He received his Bachelors in Environmental Science & Policy from Plymouth State University. 

 

JOHN KONDOS
ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDER (MONADNOCK REGION)

BIO

John Kondos is an energy efficiency and solar specialist. His career in the solar energy industry started at the contractor level, next in crystalline, and then in thin-film Photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing. He returned to the solar industry in 2007 and has installed PV systems on three continents. John has a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA from Fairfield University. As a dedicated sun harvester with a variety of solar systems at his home, he enjoys sharing the advantages of free fuel and energy efficiency with his neighbors.