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 Solar Technical Assistance Coordinator at the MREA. As part of the Grow Solar team, her job is to provide solar training to Code Officials throughout the Midwest. As part of the MREA Training team, Julie helps with PV curriculum development and course delivery. She also works with MREA's Solar Market Pathways team to provide solar technical assistance.
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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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Devon Cupery, Outreach CoordinatorDevon Cupery
715-592-6595 ext. 101

As Outreach Coordinator, Devon works with staff and community members to promote MREA’s renewable energy courses, The Energy Fair, and year-round events. She’s the main contact for scheduling group tours.
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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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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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Paul Johanek, AmeriCorps Member - Programs Assistant
715-592-6595, ext. 111
As an AmeriCorps Member, Programs Assistant, Paul is helping lots of different programs at MREA. From policy research, to Energy Fair help, to organizing The Clean Energy Car Show, Paul is ready to lend a hand wherever needed. 
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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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Kaitlyn Kohl, Administrative Assistant
715-592-6595 ext. 100

Kaitlyn is the Administrative Assistant at the MREA.  She’ll answer your calls, questions and connect you with the right staff member for your inquiry. In addition, Kaitlyn assists with the Energy Fair and communication promotions. Come volunteer or check out the ReNew the Earth Institute, she’ll be the one greeting you at the door! 

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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Ciana Rose, AmericCorps Member - Events Assistant
715-592-6595 ext. 101

As MREA's Events Assistant, Ciana is helping to organize volunteers for The 2015 Energy Fair and more! Each year, over 300 people volunteer and MREA relys on and appreciates all the help we get from them! You could be a volunteer too! Contact Ciana today or sign-up online.
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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 marketing collateral, press, and the Midwest Grow Solar Partnership. Check out
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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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