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Meet Our Key Personnel

Any organization is simply the sum of its team. Sprout Energy is the collaberation of one of the best teams in the energy and sustainability space. Through combined experience, we are able to offer the most comprehensive energy and sustainability solutions to each of our clients.

Leif Elgethun, PE, LEED AP

  • Bachelor of Science - Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, & Chemistry; Masters of Engineering – Engineering Management: University of Idaho

  • Developed multiple utility scale, commercial and residential photovoltaic (PV Solar, Wind, Micro-hydro, Anaerobic Digestor) renewable energy projects exceeding 1,000 MW.   

  • Licensed Professional Engineer – Idaho

  • LEED AP – New Construction

  • Technical evaluation for solar, wind, and hydro energy systems

  • CEO & Founder, Retrolux: leading national energy efficiency software provider

  • Past Clients include: YMCA (Treasure Valley and Wood River Valley), Boise State University, City of Boise, City of Ontario, Wood River School District, Ballard Dairy, Tabor Dairy, City of Portland

Amber Bieg, MBA

  • MBA with emphasis in Sustainable Management, Presidio Graduate School

  • Bachelor of Arts - International Studies and Spanish, University of Oregon

  • Has managed multiple large-scale software projects

  • Fundraising expertise and community and employee engagement expertise in the renewables industry

  • Developer of Open Tree Map, enterprise ecosystem management software

  • Extensive past client list includes: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Idaho Department of Lands, Idaho Forest Products Commission, Idaho Climate Summit, City of San Francisco Department of the Environment, Napa Valley Transportation Authority and Autodesk

Brian McKay, MBA

  • MBA, Boise State University

  • Bachelor of Arts - Political Science and German, Gonzaga University

  • Top 5% financial of professionals worldwide - Bloomberg ranking

  • Has established five new businesses with three in current operation

  • 20 years of management experience in agriculture and small business

  • 8 years of solar development experience

Deborah Hiller LaSalle, JD

  • JD with emphasis in Environmental Law, University of Utah

  • Bachelor of Science - Chemistry, University of Idaho

  • Over two decades of experience in facilitating private companies and government agencies in public outreach, strategic planning for future growth, refining organizational culture and visions, creating partnerships and collaborations, and providing leadership trainings

  • Some past and current clients include: Payette and Boise Counties, the Cities of Fruitland, Eagle, Crouch, Emmett, Cambridge, Middleton, NASA, the US Air Force, TPR Law and Gentry Auto Group.

Kelsey Jae Nunez, JD, MPP, LEED GA

  • JD/Master of Public Policy,  Pepperdine University

  • Bachelor of Science - Biology, University of Idaho

  • LEED Green Associate

  • Over 10 years of building partnerships around energy, the environment, and sustainability

  • Has practiced law, supporting clients in corporate, environmental and land use matters

  • Her clients have included renewable energy and mineral developers, water rights dealers, farmers, technology companies, and nonprofit organizations

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