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.
HOWARD LAMBCompany Founder (MSEE)
Howard Lamb is our Company Founder and is a recognized expert in the field of solar energy with thirty years of experience and a founding member of the Washington Solar Energy Industry Association. In 1994 he earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from 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) and the Advanced Battery Lab for Electric Vehicles. Howard continues guiding us in the ever-changing solar landscape and positioned as the region’s premier solar energy provider.
JON LANGEPresident (NABCEP)
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.
MICHAEL POGORZELSKISite Surveyor & Draftsman
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.
GREG WILLIAMSSenior Solar Design Consultant (NABCEP)
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.
JASON DUENSINGSolar Installation & Service Lead
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.
ADAM COXSenior Solar Design Consultant
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!
ERIC SALSBURYElectrical Journeyman
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 recently obtained his electrician license and is now the electrician on all of his team’s installations!
ALAN BLACKSTOCKElectrical Journeyman
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.
MATTHEW SHAEFFERLead Solar Installer
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.
BRIANA NICHOLSAdministrative Manager
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.
DANE NELSONLead Solar Installer
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.
JANINE LANGEAdministrative Assistant
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.
CHRIS YOCKEYSenior Solar Design Consultant
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.
NIKKI WATERSSolar Design Consultant
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.
CAMERON LABAWElectrical Journeyman
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.
DEVIN ATCHERLEYLead Solar Installer
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.
JAIME SASSESales Assistant
Jaime earned her Environmental Science degree in 2004 and subsequently works in the field of environmental liability management. In 2020 Jaime joined Sunergy Systems with enthusiasm for learning new things. Jaime loves being a part of team that is bringing about positive environmental change to the community where she was born and raised, and with that, she is very passionate about helping customers reach their solar goals. In her free time, Jaime loves to travel and explore the great outdoors.
PATRICK MERRILLSolar Design Consultant
Patrick Merrill’s journey with solar power started as a customer in 2010 with the installation of a small PV system on his home in Upcountry Maui. After retiring from a 15-year career in the maritime industry in 2013, he became a solar designer and sales consultant with a Sunpower Elite dealer. Patrick loves educating homeowners on the benefits of solar while designing customized solar and energy storage systems for their homes. During his 7-year career, he has refined a style and methodology that helps customers truly understanding their energy needs, finding appropriate solar and energy storage solutions, and following through to install and beyond. After helping over 250 homeowners in Hawaii go solar, in the Summer of 2021 he relocated to Seattle’s Eastside with a mission of helping Seattle area families enjoy the enormous benefits of solar power! Patrick’s two sons are avid soccer players, and his wife is a Montessori Preschool Teacher.
TIM SESSIONSLead Solar Installer
Tim received his BA in Earth Space Sciences from the UW in 2012. He then worked as a CNC programmer/machinist & warehouse manager for seven years. In 2021 Tim’s love of nature and memories of his weather and climate classes drew him to seek a career in sustainable energy. Tim is a perfect team player and his work ethic, quick learning ability, creative thinking, and fun and quirky sense of humor make him a perfect fit for Sunergy Systems. When he’s not installing solar on rooftops, Tim enjoys hiking/backpacking, snowboarding, xc skiing, as well as some PC gaming down time.
STEFFEN STROUPSolar Installer
Steffen was born and raised in Washington and has always loved the outdoors. He graduated from Washington State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, and then moved to Seattle where he worked in marketing and public relations for five years. After learning more about climate change and experiencing some of the negative impacts first-hand, Steffen decided to change his career path and pursue a job in the renewable energy field. His passion for the environment and motivation to learn new things have helped him hit the ground running as he has transitioned into the solar industry.
PATRICIA RAMIREZAdministrative Assistant
Still fluent in Tagalog from her Philippine roots, Patricia moved to CA when she was 11. She attended UC Davis where she majored in Biological Science. Since graduation, Patricia’s adventures have included working as a recruiter, HR/office manager, and helping various startups within the tech industry (one brought her to Seattle in 2010). Drawn by the company purpose and her desire to create something wonderful for the people in her community, Patricia joined Sunergy Systems in 2022. Her work experience, determination, and sunny disposition make Patricia a perfect addition to the team. In her free time Patricia loves to practice/teach yoga, bake, volunteer at her son’s elementary school, walk her dogs, and develop her earth friendly lifestyle.
ALEXANDER CARRELLSolar Installer
A tradesman for over a decade, a painter for most of those years, Alexander Carrell felt it was time to grow into something new. He stumbled across an ad for a position at Sunergy Systems and applied. After a meeting with Jon and Jason, he was hooked! Alexander describes his work now as “awesome” and we at Sunergy Systems find Alexander to be pretty awesome as well. Alexander loves the outdoors. Backpacking and fishing are a couple of regular hobbies in his free time. He also likes drumming and experimenting with synthesizers.
BRENDAN BAUMGARTNERSolar Installer
After seeing the world from many different vantage points as a kid, Brendan Baumgarter graduated from high school in our very own Seattle. He worked for a few years building homes for a small Seattle company. Then after a short adventure of commercial fishing in Alaska, Brendan embarked on his solar career in California during the summer of 2021. He missed Seattle and decided to return in the winter of 2022 when he found his new home at Sunergy Systems. Brendan has fallen in love with the solar industry and can’t see himself doing anything else!
BILL GORDONAdministrative Specialist
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 fiduciary oversight.