Karen SonstromWe’re pleased to welcome Karen to our growing design and sales team based in Portland, Maine. Hailing from Connecticut, Karen went to school at the University of Delaware and has lived in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the UK. She is thrilled be living stateside again and says “Maine feels like home.”

Her interest in sustainability and renewable energy began in college. Her degree in civil engineering, but in college she says, “we spent very little time talking about or learning about the environmental effects of our designs. I felt that the curriculum lacked a more holistic approach to engineering – so I followed my curiosity and a passion for renewable energy was born.”

Prior to joining ReVision, Karen worked at Iberdrola Renewables on commercial wind projects in a civil engineering and project management role. She’s eager to move into the hands-on role of design and sales in residential and commercial solar. “I’m looking forward to seeing the results of our work for individual homeowners and the impacts it has,” she says.

Karen lives with her husband Bernardo in Portland. Their active life involves hiking, practicing & teaching yoga, climbing (a handy skill if your work involves getting on roofs), and traveling – especially to Bernardo’s home country of Spain.