Meet the Team
Abraham Ekajulo is involved with Research and Development at SolaBlock. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. At SolaBlock he is focused on the design, manufacturing, and implementation of the photovoltaic block and tile systems, and works closely with the the product's developers towards improving them.
Nathan Galloway is a Business Development Assistant at SolaBlock. A recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nathan received a Bachelors Degree in an Individual Concentration, focusing on Sustainability Studies and Communication. Nathan is involved in marketing, business planning, web design, and more.
Rich Hicks serves as an Engineer at SolaBlock. He recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Building and Construction Technology. Rich focuses on the engineering related tasks at SolaBlock.
Anthony Masi serves as a Production Engineer at SolaBlock. He recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He works closely with Lead Engineer, Rich Hicks, developing manufacturing processes for optimally producing PV kits on a mass scale.
David Morais is our Project Engineering Intern. He is currently a junior in the Building and Construction Technology program at the University of Massachusetts, with a minor in Economics. At SolaBlock he's involved production and manufacturing of our latest product line.
Brendan Corrigan is our Block and Building intern. A senior in the Building & Construction Technology program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he's Interested in green building and renewable energy, and is applying his knowledge of green building requirements and LEED study to our product here at SolaBlock.
Jackson Rhine is our Electrical Enegineering Intern, currently finishing his second year at Greenfield Community College, soon transferring to UMass Amherst to continue a degree in Electrical Engineering. Here at SolaBlock Jackson is hard at work building and testing Solar kits and components.
Former Interns & Employees
Rachael Yaseen was the Office Manager for SolaBlock, responsible for all office duties including contract management, human resources, bookkeeping, and safety programs.
Sam Stettiner was a Business Development Intern here at SolaBlock. Sam graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2016 with a B.S. in Natural Resource Conservation with additional focus in Public Policy and Administration. Working previously in fields of sustainability, education, administration and research, Sam is excited to apply these skills to SolaBlock.
Ariana Andrewes was interning as our Marketing and Research Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2016 with degrees in both Environmental Science and Natural Resource Conservation. At SolaBlock she focuses on marketing materials, PR, research and analysis.
Misty Althizer was a Business Development Intern at SolaBlock. She holds a bachelors degree from Clark University specializing in International Studies. Currently she is pursuing a Masters in Environmental Management. At SolaBlock, Misty is in charge of our Business Plan, and is also involved in Strategy and Investor Relations.
Zach Becker was our Marketing Intern here at SolaBlock. He is currently a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying environmental conservation with a concentration in renewable energy, economics, and public policy. He has a background in sales and management, spending time as an independent sales rep and manager. Zach works to prepare all the marketing materials for SolaBlock.
E Bechtel was our Clean Energy Intern at SolaBlock. They currently hold a Bachelors in Health and Human Services as well as a Certificate in Clean Energy. Pursuing a M.S. in Resilient and Sustainable Communities, E works in the lab as well as researching to develop our product to the next level. They are also creating an informational video on the product.
Alina Davledzarova was our Sustainability and Marketing Intern at SolaBlock. She currently attends Holyoke Community College and plans to transfer in the near future to pursue Sustainable Studies. Alina is focused on marketing at SolaBlock.
Megan Desplaines served as an Architecture Intern at SolaBlock. As a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst she is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Architecture. At SolaBlock, Megan works as a designer for architecture based tasks.
Else Schlerman was our Research and Development Intern at SolaBlock. Recently returned from a year at the University of Oxford, she will finish her degree in Physics and German at Wellesley College in Spring 2017. She is involved in the design and creation of SolaBlock’s new PV block and tile prototypes.
Stephen Hicks served as an Engineering Intern at SolaBlock. He is a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Stephen is SolaBlock's CAD specialist, and previously worked for Black Island Wind power as a Mechanical Engineering Intern.
Julie Kenney was our Marketing Intern at SolaBlock. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with her Bachelor of Science in Resource Economics. Julie worked as a content developer and designer for social media and the website as well as work in research and analysis.
Alexa Morgan was our Marketing and Sales Intern at SolaBlock. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts from Isenberg School of Management with a Bachelor's in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Alexa illustrated the company's vision through servers and applications.
Nathan Reynolds served as an Engineering Intern at SolaBlock. He is currently a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Nathan is SolaBlock's architectural design engineer, and has been actively involved in the renewable energy industry for over a year.