As a Commercial Solar Developer with ReVision, Heather works with Maine businesses and non-profits interested in exploring solar power to meet their energy needs. Heather holds a B.S. in physics from Georgetown University, a M.S. in physical oceanography from MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from University of Maine. During the two decades she spent studying the ocean and working with fishermen and others who rely on the ocean for their livelihoods, Heather became deeply disturbed by the destruction caused by climate change and passionate about expanding clean, renewable energy. She is thrilled to be helping Maine businesses and organizations save money by going solar and at the same time address the root causes of climate change.
Heather grew up recreating on boats and skis around New England. Her career launched in Australia, were she worked with scientists, industry, environmentalists, and policy-makers tackling challenges in marine conservation, fisheries, and offshore wind energy. After moving to Maine, Heather’s work expanded to address a wider range of local community issues, as she served in a series of leadership roles with Island Institute, a regional community development non-profit. Most recently, Heather worked as an independent consultant with clients including offshore wind energy and solar developers and regulators in New England and environmental NGOs in Washington D.C.
Penobscot Bay and Maine’s trails and ski slopes provide endless adventures for Heather, her kids, and their rescue pup, Scout. When not outside, Heather can usually be found on her yoga mat, providing driving service for her kids, or cooking and enjoying good food with friends and family.