Our Team

Since 2005, Sunergy Systems has been Seattle’s best employee-owned Solar Company. There is no stronger character in a company than having employees who are sincerely invested and share common goals in the company’s success.
Sunergy Systems solar install team

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Howard Lamb

Company Founder (MSEE)
Employee-Owner 2005

Howard Lamb is a recognized expert in the field of solar energy with thirty years of experience and a Founding Member of Solar Installers of Washington. In 1994 his earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of South Florida and as a research assistant developed the first electric vehicle high-powered solar charging station. He continued his work in alternative energy at Trace Engineering (Outback Power) followed by the Advanced Battery Lab for Electric Vehicles. In 2005, Howard founded Sunergy Systems and continues guiding it in the ever-changing solar landscape and keeping it positioned as a premier provider of solar energy solutions.

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Jon Lange

President (NABCEP)
Employee-Owner 2007

Jon is 20-year veteran of the solar industry and a NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer. He received his education at Solar Energy International (later on an instructor there too) and in 2003 joined one of New Jersey’s largest solar contractors where he soon became their installation manager. In 2007 he found his permanent home with Sunergy Systems and has managed the installation of over 2,500 residential and commercial PV systems. In 2015, Jon became the Company President where he tirelessly leads us with genuine warmth and expertise as one of the most respected industry professionals in our State.

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Steve Tedesco

Solar Design Consultant (NABCEP)
Employee-Owner 2007

Steve joined Sunergy back in the early days and helped shape it into the company it is today! Steve is one of the only NABCEP-certified Solar Hot Water Installers in the State and has installed over 200 solar hot water systems. In 2013, Steve traded his toolbelt for design tools and moved off the roof (for at least part of his time) and became a Solar Design Consultant. Steve loves solar and lives a very sustainable life with his family and power their family home with a 3.36 kW SunPower solar electric system and hot water with solar thermal. They also tend to three veggie gardens, several rain gardens and compost bins.

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Michael Pogorzelski

Site Surveyor & Draftsman
Employee-Owner 2008

Michael is a foundational and beloved member of the Sunergy Systems’ family. Before he moved to the West Coast in 2007, he had already been installing solar for several years. Michael started out as our lead installer with over 500 installations of experience. In 2014 he became our principal Solar Site Surveyor and Draftsman and helps develop a solar dream into an energy reality for our customers. He loves animals and has a cattle dog named Coey. Michael is also an avid musician who is currently playing in three different groups here in Seattle while constantly working on and recording his own music.

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Greg Williams

Senior Solar Design Consultant (NABCEP)
Employee-Owner 2009

In 1980, Greg graduated with his Engineering degree and began his Solar career in northern California and is one of the most experienced solar consultants in Washington and the senior member of our sales team. He has a genuine passion for Solar and is a patient educator with expert engineering skills. Greg and his wife installed their own solar electric and hot water systems on their Kitsap home and have been enjoying clean energy for years. Greg is an avid aviator and enjoys flying and snapping shots of recent Sunergy Systems installs around the Puget Sound area. 

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Jason Duensing

Solar Installation & Service Lead
Employee-Owner 2011

Jason started his solar career in 2004 with SPG Solar, one of California’s larger solar integrators, where he worked as a lead installer as well as a design and permitting specialist. Jason joined our team in 2010 and has been a strong leader and expert. These days he manages our Service Department ensuring that all systems maintain tip-top shape and perform as expected!  Jason, his wife Sherri, and their daughter are huge Seahawks fans and he’s also an exceptional gardener.

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Adam Cox

Senior Solar Design Consultant
Employee-Owner 2011

Adam began his solar career with Sunergy Systems as a Solar Installer Intern after receiving his B.S. in Geography Resource and Environmental Studies. Solar quickly became his passion and he has become one of our Senior Design Consultants educating homeowners on the benefits of solar while designing customized systems for their home. His depth of knowledge, experience, and commitment to solar has inspired over 400 households around the Puget Sound to go solar! Adam is a constant cheerleader at all company events and brings a fun energy to the Sunergy family!

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Eric Salsbury

Lead Solar Installer
Employee-Owner 2012

Eric began his solar career with Sunergy Systems and has an associate degree in Electrical Engineering from Topeka Tech in Kansas and over 13-years of general construction experience. Eric is one of our most experienced installers and is in the process of obtaining his electrician license!

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Alfonso Murano

Electrical Journeyman
Employee-Owner 2013

While attending college in Southern California, Alfonso started his solar career with Solar City where he got his flair for the solar industry. Alfonso brought a plethora of knowledge to the Sunergy team when he joined us in 2013 as a solar installer. Through the tutelage of Sunergy electricians, in 2018 he obtained his electrician license and continues to expand his knowledge of solar and electrical service.

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Chris Nelson

Lead Solar Installer
Employee-Owner 2013

Chris is one of our lead installers and an avid fisher and outdoors man. If you’re having your system during the holiday season you most likely won’t be seeing Chis on your project as he owns and operates his own Christmas Tree stand since his high school days.

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Alan Blackstock

Electrical Journeyman
Employee-Owner 2014

Born and raised in Seattle, Alan joined Sunergy Systems after he and another Sunergy electrician worked together for many years at a local electrical firm. Along with his 5-years of solar experience, he brought 20 years of experience with him in service industry. This “happy guy living the dream” loves to camp, hike, golf and hang with his family and friends.

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Matthew Shaeffer

Lead Solar Installer
Employee-Owner 2015

Since July 2010, Matt has called Seattle home! He was originally from Philly and was looking for a fresh start after serving in the US Army. He entered the solar industry by chance, answering an email about a job his brother forwarded to him. Previously, Matt has worked as a dishwasher, Army MP, graveyard groundskeeper and security guard before Sunergy was lucky enough to have him join our installation team! When he’s not installing your solar array, you might find Matt enjoying video games, movies, hiking, shooting, camping, and good, casual debate.

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Briana Nichols

Administrative Manager
Employee-Owner 2015

Briana moved to Seattle in the summer of 2015 in search of a place to live a more sustainable and green life. Briana joined our team as a Project Coordinator and brought several years of construction administration. In 2018 she stepped into the position as our Administrative Manager with a focus on providing an exceptional customer service experience. Briana loves traveling and meeting new people.

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Dane Nelson

Solar Installer
Employee-Owner 2017

Born and raised in Seattle, Dane is a jack of all trades and has been working the trades for the last 13-years. He never knew which one he wanted so he tried them all and was introduced to solar power through a friend. The more Dane learns about solar the more he enjoys what he’s doing. Someday Dane aspires become an electrician.

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Janine Lange

Administrative Assistant
Employee-Owner 2019

Janine, a native of New Jersey, moved to Seattle with her family in 2007. She brings with her an enthusiasm for solar (her home has solar electric and hot water systems), and a passion for the future of our planet. She has become an integral part of our Admin Team—handling Accounts Receivable & Payable, and providing support for our Solar Design Consultants and Install Team. When she’s not working, she can be found enjoying time with her family—husband Jon, daughter Margot, and their happy dog, Winona—renovating their home, camping, biking, and enjoying a local brew.

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Chris Yockey

Solar Design Consultant
Employee-Owner 2019

Chris’s passion for solar became a reality back in 2014 when he “went solar” with Sunergy with a solar system on his family’s Edmonds home. The Sunergy designer that assisted him was one of the State’s solar legends, Chris Herman, who he became friends with and was eventually mentored by. Over the years he became our top SolarPass referrer with ten of his referrals going solar. In 2019 Chris transitioned from operating his construction company, Northwest Renovations, by fully embracing his solar passion with a career at Sunergy Systems.

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Nikki Waters

Solar Design Consultant
Employee 2019

Born and raised in the beautiful Seattle area, Nikki has long had a passion both for renewable energy and nature. A decade-plus career in manufacturing honed her skills in precision and production, now she is applying her expertise to a fulfilling career in the solar industry. Nikki enjoys sharing her technical experience and enthusiasm with customers. Outside of work you can find her on the flying trapeze, gardening, spending time with her nieces, and camping.

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Cameron LaBaw

Electrical Journeyman
Employee 2019

With a long-time interest in sustainable technologies, in 2009 Cameron attended the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, California. His first project was installing a solar system on his brother’s house and Cameron immediately hit it off with the owner of their electrical contractor, who later hired him to start their solar division where he obtained his Journeyman Electrician license. To further his solar knowledge and make solar a full-time career, he joined Sunergy Systems in 2019. Cameron has a passion in sustainable living and social change, keeping up with emerging technologies and honing his skills in the electrical trade. When he is not geeking out on tech, he spends his time with his young daughter and loving wife.

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Devin Atcherley

Solar Technician
Employee 2020

Devin recently began his solar career with Sunergy Systems and his dedication and strong work ethic were immediately notice by his coworkers and our customers. He thrives through hard work and problem solving while remaining calm and productive throughout otherwise demanding situations. During Devin’s free time he is a musician and Outdoor enthusiast.

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Eric Verdier

Solar Design Consultant
Employee 2020

Eric was introduced to solar while on a high school semester abroad in the Bahamas at an environmental school powered by wind and solar. From this point he knew he wanted to stop climate change by helping transition our energy industry to renewable resources. In 2014 he received his B.S. in Environmental Science and then started his career at a solar contractor in Colorado which provided a foundational skill for installation and design work. He then joined Customer Solar as their lead sales representative assisting seventy homeowners in going solar. Eric recently moved to Seattle and brings solid experience to our team. He enjoys outdoor activities, playing guitar, photography and cooking for friends and family.

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Bill Gordon

Administrative Specialist
Outside Professional

Bill is a key outside professional to Sunergy Systems bringing forty-years of financial and bookkeeping experience to our management team. His guidance is essential to our company’s financial health, reporting and feduciary oversight.