MREA Staff

Karen Blaha, Training Network Coordinator
715-592-6595 ext. 109
Karen is the Market Development Coordinator for the MREA’s Midwest Power Pack program. Her job is to develop partnerships with community organizations, colleges, and businesses to educate the public about the benefits of solar and to promote local jobs.
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Julie Brazeau, Solar Technical Assistance Coordinator
715-592-6595 ext. 119
Julie is the Instructor Development Coordinator at the MREA. As part of the Midwest Solar Training Network (MSTN) team, her job is to help build a strong network for delivering photovoltaic training to Code Officials throughout the Midwest.
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Sandy Crawford, Bookkeeper
715-592-6595 ext. 103
Sandy Crawford is our bookkeeper, meaning she handles the accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll at MREA.
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Jenny Heinzen, Training Coordinator
715-592-6595 ext. 108
Jenny is our Training Coordinator, which means she writes and edits curriculum for a variety of MREA courses, mainly PV and wind. 
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Elizabeth Hittman, Programs Director
414-431-0758 ext. 3
Elizabeth is the Milwaukee Director and works in MREA's Milwaukee office. She is working on expanding MREA's trainings throughout the midwest and is working to help reduce the cost to install solar in Wisconsin.
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Nick Hylla, Executive Director
715-592-6595, ext. 107
As the Executive Director of the MREA, Nick Hylla leads the organization’s strategic planning, manages the budget and finances, and serves as the staff representative on the MREA Board of Directors.
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Stephen Knudsen, Certificate Program Coordinator
715-592-6595 ext. 106
Steve is working with MREA staff to expand the Site Assessment Certificate Program to include PV design and sales and commercial PV site assessment certificates.
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Amanda Langer, Market Research Assistant
715-592-6595 ext. 112

Amanda began with MREA as an intern through the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and we're lucky to have had her. So lucky, that we decided to keep her on as staff! Amanda worked on renewable energy policy research, The Energy Fair, and many projects large and small. 
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Allison Lindquist, Events Coordinator
715-592-6595 ext. 115

Allison assists with any task related to The Energy Fair or any other MREA events and
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Gina Miresse, Membership Coordinator
715-592-6595 ext. 113
Gina is your number one contact for MREA Membership. She wants YOU to join, today. Seriously.
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Peter Murphy, Market Development Coordinator

Peter works with communities and industry professionals to develop the solar market throughout the Midwest. This includes education, training, outreach, and program development. 
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Clay Sterling, Regional Training Officer
715-592-6595 ext. 110

Clay works with educational institutions, local organizations, and business owners to arrange contract trainings throughout the Midwest.
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Doug Stingle, Development Director
715-592-6595 ext. 104
As Development Director, Doug is your contact for all things related to the The Energy Fair and Solar Tour - and he works on the SOLAR THERMAL conference, too.
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Issac Trzebiatowski, I.T. Administrator
715-592-6595 ext.102

With an associate's degree in networking infrastructure and persuing a B.S. at UWSP in CIS Network and Information Assurance, Isaac can be found working on anything from website development and server administration, to end-user support, and general I.T. inquiries. 
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Jenna Villanova, Communications Coordinator

Jenna is the Communications Coordinator. She works on website content and press with special attention to the Midwest Grow Solar Partnership. 
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Amiee Wetmore, Operations Manager
715-592-6595 ext. 118

With MREA since 2011, Amiee's addiction to organization and multi-tasking turn out to be quite beneficial as Operations Manager.
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Mike White, Site Manager
715-592-6595 ext. 105
Mike is responsible for the development and maintenance of the MREA’s buildings, grounds, educational tools, and equipment.
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