Roy Van Cleef, Residential Sales Manager
Roy came on board for Solarize Harvard and stayed due to our continued growth. Roy grew up in South Africa and first came to the U.S. as an exchange student at the University of Oregon from Aberdeen University in Scotland. A zoology degree led to his passion for renewable energy and conservation, as his focus on wildlife and biology led to concern about the damage being inflicted on the planet by fossil fuels. After university, he was a competitive cyclist for several years. He moved to Massachusetts in 2004, meeting up with Clean Energy when we installed solar electric and hot water systems on his home in Harvard, MA, where he lives with his wife and three children. Roy is certified as a PV Technical Sales Professional by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). When he’s not talking to customers about solar energy, running marathons or taking care of his kids, Roy can often be found rock climbing and, yes, occasionally bicycling.
Rob Raymond, Solar Sales Consultant
Rob came to the solar world in 2015 after a brief stint at a private equity firm. As an international relations major at Connecticut College, with minors in history and economics, he found himself gravitating to the environmental economics and environmental justice courses. So, joining New England Clean Energy to help get more solar into the world was more in line with his values than high finance. And, solar keeps him outside, which is his favorite place to be. “Super passionate” about the outdoors, Rob loves hiking, rock climbing, bicycling, running, swimming – anything with movement, basically. He is a NABCEP-certified PV Technical Sales Professional. He lives in Dover, MA.
Todd Monjar, Solar Sales Consultant
Todd joined New England Clean Energy in early 2017 after time with Got Sun Go Solar. He has 20+ years of experience in the high tech industry and found a sweet spot in renewable energy that combines his sales background with his passion for our environment. Todd is convinced that we are in the midst of an unstoppable revolution to change the way we care for our earth and that solar energy is a major factor in that change. Todd has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree from Emerson College. Originally from Bradford, PA (home of the Zippo lighter), he moved to New England in 1985. He now lives in Pawtucket, R.I. He loves the outdoors with a special attraction to the ocean. He is a photographer, an artist and oh yeah, he rides a bike too.
Carly Anderson, Solar Sales Consultant
Carly joined our team in the summer of 2018 after graduation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science. She previously worked for Callaway Golf Ball Operations ensuring that all employees were practicing safe and sustainable procedures. We are excited to put her passion for renewable energy and environmental conservation to work helping people go solar. Carly enjoys playing soccer, painting and other forms of art, and taking her dog for runs. She lives in Sutton, MA.
Amy Olaes, Solar Advisor
Amy Olaes, Solar Advisor, brought her 20 years of customer service and marketing experience to New England Clean Energy in 2017. Amy has a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurial studies from Endicott College. She has worked in the Marketing and Customer Service departments of John Hancock, Ingersoll Rand, Parker Hannifin, and the trade show company Market Perspectives. She has been heavily involved in the Worcester Public School system, volunteering for the PTO, PTA president, and library coordinator for two elementary book programs. She spent 10 years as a Special Education Parent volunteer liaison for Worcester Public Schools. She lives in Worcester, MA, with her husband, two teenagers and two dogs.
Jessica Lafave, Service Project Coordinator
Jess was part of New England Clean Energy’s operations team from 2016-2018, and has since rejoined the team in 2020 as Service Project Coordinator. Jess’ responsibilities include service project management, remote troubleshooting, system performance analysis, and coordination of field staff. She has a bachelor’s degree in Global & Environmental Studies from Framingham State University. Her extensive background includes jobs at SolarCity and Sunrun, with additional volunteer gigs at the Mass Audubon Society and Blackstone Headwaters Coalition. She lives in Uxbridge, MA with her daughter and dog, and enjoys making art and spending time outdoors in the great Blackstone Valley.
Leah Tierney, Project Lead
Before joining the team at New England Clean Energy as a project lead, Leah worked at a small company with a focus on user experience, email marketing, customer service and social media. Leah enjoys camping, hiking, boxing, tae kwon do, baking and studying nutrition. She lives in central Massachusetts but is often found in the mountains.
Kosta Karapatsas, Digital Marketing Manager
Kosta joined New England Clean Energy in the fall of 2020 and is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He previously worked for Rosetta Stone where he specialized in executing digital marketing campaigns for internal stakeholders. Kosta enjoys listening to music, traveling, flying his drone and spending time outdoors. Kosta lives in Groton, MA.
Meredith Nash, Marketing Specialist
Meredith joined New England Clean Energy in the summer of 2020 as a marketing intern and has been writing for us ever since. She is a recent graduate of Ithaca College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in writing and currently attends night classes at Emerson College in pursuit of an MFA in Nonfiction. When she’s not writing, she loves taking care of her plants, hiking, swimming, and designing graphics for her Etsy shop. She currently lives in Bolton, MA with her family.
Finance & Administration
Stephanie Purretta, Assistant Office Manager
Stephanie, who joined our team in 2016, wears many hats at New England Clean Energy. On any given day you can find her answering phones, fielding customer inquiries, or helping with accounting. Stephanie loves expanding her knowledge of the solar business and is excited to be a part of the renewable energy revolution. In the past, Stephanie held a similar position at Advantage Enterprises Inc. She grew up in Hudson, MA, and graduated from Quinsigamond Community College with an associate’s degree in web development. When she’s not at work, Stephanie enjoys reading, camping, watching the Patriots, catching up on her favorite TV shows, and spending time with friends and family. She lives in Marlborough, MA, with her husband, son and cat.
“New England Clean Energy communicates very well about the steps and cost to install residential solar. They made the process clear and understandable. The employees I had contact with are all professional, trustworthy and hardworking.”