San Francisco Team
Evan leads the Impact Carbon team in developing carbon finance for projects in less-developed countries. Evan contributed to the Voluntary Gold Standard Methodology for Improved Cookstoves and Kitchen Regimes V.1, is the lead editor for Volume 3, and worked as the lead project developer on the first Voluntary Gold Standard Cookstove Project. Evan’s research and publishing is focused on carbon methodology development and monitoring for improved stoves, and on assessing and valuing the associated social, health and environmental cobenefits. He is Co-Chair of the Carbon Finance Working Group at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and in collaboration with Dr. Kirk Smith published “Cobenefits of Climate Mitigation and Health Protection in Energy Systems: Scoping Methods” in the Annual Review of Public Health. Evan holds an MS in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in Molecular, Cellular, and Development Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Matt focuses on program growth, organizational finance, the development of new products and services, and new business development. Matt brings ten years of experience in social enterprise and investing, social marketing, program management, and product management to his work at Impact Carbon. He has managed the creation and growth of safe water and healthy cookstove programs worldwide and has developed new social investment products to support program growth. Prior to Impact Carbon, Matt developed monitoring and growth strategies for NESsT in Santiago, Chile, worked in Product Management at Sunpower, evaluated social entrepreneurs at Ashoka, and developed climate models at Stanford’s Center for Environmental Science and Policy. Matt is also a co-founder of UpEnergy Group. Matt holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Economics and International Relations from Stanford.
Liz leads the business development team, working to identify new projects and partners around the world. Liz has a background in carbon accounting, energy efficiency program management and climate change strategy. She has experience working in the public and private sectors, with a focus on designing comprehensive sustainability plans for a variety of organizations. Liz has also spent time working abroad, as a crew educator for the Sea Education Association and a volunteer for the World Wildlife Fund in Nepal. Liz has an MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a BA in Environmental Studies from Bates College.
Director of Project Development
Jimmy leads all aspects of project development from diligence, drafting of Project Design Documents (PPDs), technical project design, and guiding projects through the validation and verification process. Jimmy is concurrently a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation addresses critical barriers to the widespread adoption of improved household energy technologies in poor regions of the world. His research involves conduction rigorous field experiments, surveys, and market analyses to demonstrate quantifiable climate and health benefits from large-scale dissemination of household energy technologies. Jimmy holds BS degrees in Biology, Finance, and Environmental Resource Management from Pennsylvania State University.
Johanna leads Impact Carbon’s fundraising and communications teams. Johanna has expertise in fundraising, marketing, communications, project research and design, development education and advocacy. Working with NGOs such as Restless Development, Concern Worldwide and Link Community Development, Johanna secured major strategic funding for a variety of humanitarian and development interventions in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Johanna also worked with the Southeast Asian chapter of Transparency International in Malaysia in project development and research, and volunteered with several NGOs and human rights organizations in the UK and Africa focusing on project delivery and policy. Johanna holds an MA in Politics from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Project Development Manager
Elisabeth is responsible for managing the development of the different GS & CDM projects/programs at Impact Carbon. Elisabeth has diverse environmental working experience linked to poverty alleviation and carbon related issues in the African, Latin American and South Asian regions. She has worked in the fields of environmental engineering research, waste management, recycling technologies, energy efficiency, international cooperation and sustainability practice, GHG inventory, mitigation strategies, EIAs, audit proposals, feasibility studies, air pollution modelling studies, carbon trade and capacity building at different levels. She is currently contributing as a sustainability practitioner at the charity level and is involved as a researcher aimed at finding alternatives to “unrecyclable” waste.Elisabeth is an environmental engineer and has a bachelor’s degree in international development. She is currently pursuing a MEng in Sustainable Energy Technology at the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology.
Emily manages Impact Carbon’s safe water projects internationally. Emily has expertise working with a variety of social enterprise organizations developing business strategy and operational improvements. Emily has worked in both private and public sector consulting where she’s worked with a variety of clients from international NGOs to large private companies. Most recently Emily was the founding member of a growing technology startup, leading product marketing efforts and nonprofit partnerships, and helping the organization to scale effectively. Emily has an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and received her undergraduate from Cornell University where she studied Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Caitlyn manages Impact Carbon’s program work in Uganda, such as the Voluntary Gold Standard cookstove project in Uganda. Caitlyn has experience in poverty alleviation and community development, having managed volunteer outreach efforts and development initiatives in central Appalachia. Caitlyn has also worked in environmental advocacy, with specific focus on climate change legislation and clean energy solutions at both the federal and California state levels. Caitlyn holds a BA in Public Policy Studies and Cultural Anthropology from Duke University.
Kai works on project and carbon asset development for projects in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Kai has expertise in international development and policy, with a specific focus on health and the environment. Prior to working at Impact Carbon, Kai served as an analyst for the federal government and coordinated global health projects at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. She also interned with the United Nations Development Programme in Fiji while under a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. Kai holds a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; a postgraduate diploma in development from the University of the South Pacific; and a bachelor’s in international relations from Brown University.
Louise works on carbon asset development and on-going verifications for both improved cookstove and water treatment technology projects. Louise has expertise in greenhouse has emission inventories, energy efficiency implementation, and green building. Louise comes to Impact Carbon with a background in environmental consulting, where she focused and corporate sustainability reporting and climate change mitigation strategy and planning. She has also worked with the University of California on implementing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as a framework for retrofitting existing buildings on campus. Louise holds a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Accounting & Human Resources Coordinator
Mike manages Impact Carbon’s administrative functions, including Human Resources, Payroll, Accounting, Information Technology, and office administration. Mike has worked in accounting and budgeting, spent several years as an auditor and consultant. He later held information technology positions in various industries including energy, fast food, automobile marketing, and health care, where he became Director of Information Management for a large HMO. Mike holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Josh works on carbon asset development, business development, project implantation, and business administration. Josh has experience in poverty alleviation, corporate sustainability, and international development. Previously, Josh worked as a Protected Areas Management Advisor in the Peace Corps in Honduras, where he was able to implement various environmental and social development projects. Josh also has experience as a Corporate Sustainability, advising Fortune 500 companies on best practices and sustainable business solutions. Josh holds a BS in Environmental Sciences from UCLA.
Meg works in fundraising and communications at Impact Carbon. Meg’s educational expertise is international development with a concentration in economic development theories and a regional focus of Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to working at Impact Carbon, she worked as the Global Initiatives intern at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. She also interned at the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, where she coordinated fundraising and communications materials for the conservation nonprofit. Meg holds a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles in International Development Studies and French and Francophone Studies.
Chief Morale Manager
Tulsa maintains high morale on the Impact Carbon team with her amiable nature and wet nose. Tulsa has a background in rawhide bone relocation and enjoys chasing seagulls on Ocean Beach and barking at doorbells.
Country Manager Uganda
John leads Impact Carbon’s operations in Uganda John has expertise in project management, finance, marketing, and operations. John began his career in the private sector, first as a consultant in the financial services industry and then as the Managing Director of an Internet start-up. Prior to joining Impact Carbon, John served as a fellow at two microfinance institutions in Colombia and Chile. John holds a BA in Finance and Public Policy from Michigan State University.
Market Research and Distribution Manager
Eddie leads Impact Carbon’s Market Research and Distribution team in Uganda. Eddie has expertise in customer service, sales and marketing of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs), and marketing to the base of the pyramid market segment. He has worked with brands such as Century Bottling Company-Coca-Cola, Movit products ltd and Uganda Telecom.. Eddie holds a Hons.Bachelors in Procurement and Logistics Management of Kyambogo University, A Uganda Higher Diploma in Marketing of Makerere University Business School, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Project Planning and Management of Makerere University Uganda.
Safe Water Program Manager
Brendan leads Impact Carbon’s Safe Water Program in East Africa, including both household and institutional safe water programs. Prior to Impact Carbon, Brendan worked with a NGO called Educate! for the past 2.5 years in Uganda, primarily focusing on business education and entrepreneurial development. He has focused on designing and managing a technology business incubator, as well as building a program that links youth entrepreneurs to better financial and market opportunities. Prior to his work in Uganda, Brendan was an Americorps Fellow with the City of Fall River and a teacher in Shanghai, China. Brendan holds a BA in Asian Studies from Hamilton College.
Stove Program Manager
Micheal leads the business development, monitoring and evaluation, procurement, and capacity building work of the stove program in Uganda. Prior to joining Impact Carbon Micheal worked with Deloitte and Touch, an international auditing and consulting firm, in their business development department for seven years handling clients like Coca-Cola, Hewlett Packard Bv, and many more. Micheal holds Bcs in Accounting, Member of the ACCA-UK and Post graduate in financial management.
Stove Program Associate
Noah focuses on record keeping, M&E, and materials procurement. Noah has expertise in sales, Kitchen performance test, Capacity Building for small firms and developing marketing strategies for different firms. Noah has worked with CIRCODU to keep stove standards through regular sport checks and has vest knowledge on latest technological applications. He has worked with (Multiteh Audit professionals) one of Kampala’s audit and tax consultancy firm for his career enrichment as an audit associate Noah holds a Hons. Bachelors in Commerce (Accounting) Makerere University, is currently a CPA student with the Uganda’s leading Business Institution.
Market Research and Distribution Associate
Adellah works with Impact Carbon to determine product pricing and test new products, marketing messages, and distribution models for both cookstoves and water purification devices. Adellah’s professional expertise is in social and market research which she gained working for her previous employer, CIRCODU, as a team member of the USAID funded Translating Research into Action (TRACtion) project. While with CIRCODU her main responsibilities included dissemination of behavior change messages, marketing of improved cookstoves, and collection of field data. Adellah holds a bachelors degree in Agribusiness Management from Makerere University.
Market Research and Distribution Associate
Dan works as a member of the Market Research and Distribution Team, working on product testing and distribution, as well as piloting new retailer distribution models. His professional skills include experience in monitoring and evaluation, entrepreneurship, internet marketing, and call center Prior to working with Impact Carbon Dan was a self-employed consultant and also worked with CIRCODU Worked at CIRCODUas a stores controller and field enumerator working on tasks such as Kitchen Performance Tests (KPTs) to test the efficiency of cookstoves. Dan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Degree from Makerere University.
Market Research and Distribution Associate
Michael works with Impact Carbon to determine product pricing and test new products, marketing messages, and distribution models for both cookstoves and water purification devices . Prior to joining Impact Carbon he worked with CIRCODU as a supervisor and field enumerator and in Sales with UMA. During his time with CIRCODU he completed Kitchen Performance Tests (KPTs) and was a member of the USAID funded Translating Research into Action (TRACtion) team, which researched factors that contribute to the adoption of high efficiency cookstoves. He is a graduate of Kyambogo University and holds a degree in Computer Science.
Office Management Associate
Doreen manages the day-to-day operations of the office including inventory management, payment and expense reconciliation, cash management, and bookkeeping responsibilities. Her past experience includes work in account management, administration and customer service. Doreen has worked with LightUp Children & Women’s Organization, Etech(U) Ltd and Excel Services, all based in Uganda. She holds an AVCE in Business, a Pitman Qualification in Computerized Accounts from Lambeth College and a Certificat d’ Etudes de Français Pratique from Alliance Francaise
Office Assistant and Driver
Andrew assists in daily office activities include inventory management, product assembly, general office tasks, and acting as a driver on market research products. Prior to working with Impact Carbon, Andrew worked in security with a variety of organizations including UpEnergy, Doctors Without Borders, Tiger Security, and KK Security.