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Our Team

With the help of our Staff, Consultants, Interns, Board, and Board of Advisors, we are working hard to take our Country to net zero.

CHERP Solar Works Staff

Jason Flejter

Director of Manufacturing

Jason Flejter received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Wisconsin Lutheran College and a Six Sigma Greenbelt from Villanova University. He is a self-driven manufacturing leader...


Ronald Crisp

Sr. Design Engineer

Ronald is a hands-on Mechanical Engineer with a background in Physics, Project Management, and Solar Panel Manufacturing. Committed to Excellence, Ronald will help CHERP bring efficient and affordable Solar Power to the people who need it the most.


Megan Anderson

Director of Admin & Workforce Development Program Manager

Megan Anderson has a background in mathematics and theology. In 2019, she received her Master’s from Claremont School of Theology, studying interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in religion, society, and social change...


Jose Rios

Accounts Payable/Receivable Analyst & Database Manager

Jose Rios received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Studies from the University of Laverne. Durings his time there, he took on numerous leadership roles in various cultural clubs, deeply enjoying volunteering his time to help create a...

CHERP Professional Services

Abhi Sambari

Digital Media and Communications

Abhi Sambari manages all of CHERP's communications and digital media. Abhi grew up in Mumbai, India and was raised by socially conscious parents...

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Melissa Garcia

Social Media Coordinator

Melissa Garcia is the Social Media Coordinator for CHERP, Inc. She received her Bachelor's degree in Film and Digital Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz. While pursuing her degree...

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Peter Coye

Western States Development Director

Peter Coye worked for the progressive candidate for president, Eugene McCarthy, in four states in 1968...

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Whitney Hanlon

Graphic and Web Desiginer

Whitney Hanlon is the graphic and web designer for CHERP, Inc. with a lifelong passion for art, business and technology...

IdealPV Team
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Kent Kernahan

Inventor & CEO idealPV LLC

Inventor, entrepreneur, visionary Kent Kernahan is the founder of CHERP Inc.’s partner, IdealPV LLC.

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Peter Curzon

Software Design Engineer idealPV LLC

Peter Curzon is a software/firmware engineer and mathmatician with thirty years R&D experience...


Harvey Mudd College

Manufacturing Clinic Team

2018-2019 Academic Year
Harvey Mudd College
Technical Advisory Clinic Team
2017-2018 Academic Year

L-R Back Row: Devon Hartman, Dallon Asnes, Jonathan Kupfer, William Lamb, Kent Kernahan

L-R Front Row: Florence Walsh, Quentin Barth, Prof Qimin Yang PhD 


Richard G. Olson, PhD

        Professor of History of Science Emeritus, HMC

Qimin Yang, PhD

        Professor of Engineering, Fiber optic, Optical        communications, Optical packet switching networks, HMC

Richard Haskell, PhD

        Biomedical Optics, Biophysics, Laser Physics, Quantum Optics Emeritus, HMC

Peter Seata, PhD

        Ulta-fast physics, semiconductors, photovoltaics, energy and environment, HMC



Dallon Asnes

        Physics Student, Pomona College

Jonathan Kupfer

        Physics Student, HMC

Florence Walsh

        Engineering Student, HMC

Quentin Barth

        Astro-Physics Student, HMC

William Lamb

        Physics Student, HMC

CLGP Advisory Board
Board of Advisors
CHERP Solar Works Advisory Board Executive Committee

Don Gould      

       President, Gould Asset Management          

Ernie Iseminger         

       Vice President of Development,

       Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

Kent Kernahan

       President, idealPV         

Randall Lewis

       Executive Vice President, Lewis Group 

Joe Lyons        

       Former Mayor, City of Claremont         

Paul Steffen

       Owner, Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's

       International Realty         

Debbie Freund

       Past President, Professor,

       Claremont Graduate University      

George Blackstone    

       President/CEO, Every Watt Matters     

Peter Coye      

       President/CEO, California Energy and       



Cecily Jackson-Zapata

       CHERP General Council, Project Director,

       Social Innovatus      


Frank Wen     

       Manager - Research, Analysis and

       Information Services Division, So Cal 

       Association of Governments (SCAG)


Howard Choy  

       Former Director of Sustainability,

       LA County. Current, Energy              

Jefferson Welch         

       CEO Consultant  


Ron Vera        

       Partner, Law Offices of Vera & Barbosa


Jack Meek      

       Professor of Public Administration at the

       College of Business and Public Management

       at the University of La Verne        


Gary Gaukler  

       Director - Drucker School, Center for supply

       chain management        


Freeman Allen           

       Professor Emeritus, Pomona College.

       Founder of Sustainable Claremont     


Enrique Medina         

       Director Adult & Career Education, City of

       Pomona Unified School District

Bill Manis         

       President and CEO, San Gabriel Valley

       Economic Partnership

Richard Haskell          

       Professor of Physics Emeritus, Harvey

       Mudd College,    


Jil Stark          

       Directory Emerita, Pomona Fairplex     


Ted Beatty     

       Director of Resource and Program Development, Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA)    


Darron Poulsen          

       Water & Wastewater Operations Director at

       City of Pomona 

John Cobb       

       Founding Chairperson of Pando Populus. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Author of fifty books on the intersection of philosophy, ethics, and the environment. 

Fred Lyn         

       Utility Director, City of Rancho Cucamonga      


Sam Pedroza  

       Former Mayor, City of Claremont         


Danny Oaxaca

       Founder, SGVCC, Pomona         


Kash Golki      

       Professor of Manufacturing Practice,

       Director, Engineering Clinic      


Richard Worthington 

       Professor of Environmental Politics,

       Pomona College  


John Holliday  

       President/CEO, Holliday Rock


Jennifer Stark 

       Councilperson, City of Claremont          


Margaret Aichele       

       Manager, dA Gallery     


Jamie and Stephani Sutherland        

       General Contrator and Medical



Devon Hartman          

       Executive Director, CHERP         


Mark Peterson

       Non-profit, Workforce Dev, Fundraising Expert

Dan Mazmanian        

       Professor, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Academic Director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy,

CHERP Solar Works Advisory Board

Kari Anderson

       CFO/Co-Founder, EMS Inc.        


Suzanne Beaumaster

       Professor, University of LaVerne


Corinne  Dorfman      

       President, Rogue Consulting LLC


Whitney  Hanlon        

       Principal, Whitney Hanlon Designs       


Tobias Hecht  

       Professor of Anthropology,

       Pomona College    


William Jennings       

       P.E., Senior Engineer, Sigway Energy    

Kathi and Jeff Pryor   

       Workforce Development Experts  


John Jurewitz 

       Professor of Economics, Pomona College         


Robert Mejia  

       Workforce Development Expert,

       President - Etherworks         


Dan Moncayo

       President, Home Performance Matters

       Solar Division


Michael Nguyen         

       President, Communal Life. Former Director,

       The Energy Coalition             

Peter Saeta    

       Professor of Physics,

       Harvey Mudd College      


Abhi Sambari 

       Founder/CEO  Vercel  Studios   


Chris Veirs      

       Principal Planner, City of Claremont     


Jim and Priscilla Walters


Alan Williamson        

       Director of Solar Installations,

       Grid Alternatives, Retired        

Board of Directors
CHERP, Inc. Board of Directors
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President and Executive Director, CHERP Inc., CEO, CHERP Solar Works

Devon Hartman is now focusing his 35 years of experience in architecture, construction, and strategic business development on the field of Energy Efficiency and Solar PV. He is an expert in...

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Green Earth Equities, Retired. Coach, Destination Imagination

With decades of energy efficiency, construction, community engagement, and business management experience, Dave brings to CHERP decades of experience, wise council, and ...

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Green Earth Equities, Retired. Coach, Destination Imagination

Professor Kash Gokli is the Oliver C. Field Professor of Manufacturing Practice at Harvey Mudd College and an award-winning Operations, Manufacturing, and Engineering Executive with an exemplary record of...

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Citadel Ministries: Non-Profit Organizational Management/Development

Mark has a particularly wide-ranging mix of skill-sets, experiences, and passions that make him a valuable and trusted CHERP Board Member.  With a BS in Industrial Technology/Construction and...



Director of Career Readiness (Retired)

Dr. Enrique Medina has focused on making a difference in the community of the City of Pomona for over 32 years throughout his career at Pomona Unified School District. Dr. Medina became a part of the Pomona Unified School District...

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