The SfA team includes energy research experts, entrepreneurs, geographic information systems (GIS) analysts, college level instructors, grant writers, graphic design gurus, and seasoned development personnel.
  • Dorsey Moore

    MBA in Sustainable Management – Principal

    Dorsey’s life passion is creating sustainable communities. For the last two decades he has worked in the nonprofit, business and government sectors making local communities more sustainable places to live, work and play. Other noteworthy common threads that run through his personal and professional lives include preserving and protecting open space, sustainable agriculture, local economic development, empowering under-resourced youth and valuing the diversity in our local community.

    Early in his career he worked for the City of San Jose in two different capacities that helped him understand first-hand the challenges local governments face in creating sustainable communities. Subsequently, he gained valuable business sector experience as a social and environmental entrepreneur owning and operating a zero-emission transportation business in downtown San Jose that employed 15 at-risk young adults.

    For eleven years he served in several positions of increasing responsibility with the San Jose Conservation Corps (SJCC), a job-training and charter high school for under-resourced youth. As the Deputy Director of Operations of the SJCC, he was responsible for program development and management. His position included relationship building, fundraising, complex budget work as well as ongoing program evaluation and reporting. A significant portion of his job involved writing and managing grants from various agencies. The SJCC was recognized as a national model in 2003 by the National Youth Employment Coalition and the United States Department of Labor. Additionally, the SJCC received the Acterra Business Environmental Award in 2005 for Social Equity for Sustainability.

    Some of Dorsey’s special skills involve leveraging funding from multiple sources and creating strategic partnerships to achieve common community goals. He has extensive grant writing experience in environmental conservation, education, community health care and social services areas.

    Through his professional and personal experience he has developed a broad familiarity with the many non-profit and public agencies throughout California.

    Dorsey has an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio School of Management and a BA in geology/geography from Denison University. Dorsey also holds a certificate in Non-Profit Management from San Jose State University. He holds a State of California Basic Trails Program Certificate for Management and Maintenance and a certificate in facilitation from the Odyssey Performance Enhancement Network. He has completed two 40-hour grid-tied solar programs and course work in straw bale construction. Additionally, he has trained in Rainwater Harvesting and Greywater Systems installation. Earlier in his career, Dorsey was a sponsored adventure racer and completed multi-day races in Vietnam, China, Scotland, Italy, France, Canada and the US.

  • Mike Mahon, PhD, MS

    Solar Photovoltaic Instructor, Renewable Energy & GIS Expert

    Mike wears many hats with SfA. He is a trained solar photovoltaic instructor and has taught in the private sector and most recently with the Los Angeles Trade & Technical College. Mike holds a certificate of knowledge certificate of knowledge from NABCEP. Mike also works as a volunteer solar installer for GRID Alternatives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mike designed the training curriculum for SfA 40-hour solar installation course being offered to local conservation corps throughout California.

    Mike is also SfA’s resident expert in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technology. He excels at taking hard-to-digest data sets (numbers) and creating charts that integrate with mapping technology to produce easily understandable graphics. His GIS maps help organizational executives and board members to quickly understand complicated issues enabling them to make informed, data-driven decisions.

    His GIS work has been used by several organizations to demonstrate their statewide service coverage to public policy makers. Mike also has a deep understanding of emerging renewable energy technologies. Putting his extensive engineering background to work, he is SfA’s in-house advisor on renewable energy technology issues.

    Mike received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1992, and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1998. Mike is an avid runner, competing in cross country, road and track races and ultra-marathons. He also enjoys cycling, scuba diving and the occasional triathlon.

  • Andrea Maes

    Development Director

    Andrea has over 15 years experience as an educator, development director and program manager. Andrea has four years of experience working with the San Jose Conservation Corps as Development Director and AmeriCorps Director. She is currently an instructor at California State University East Bay. She provides SfA with top-drawer writing and editing skills and sound non-profit development counsel. Andrea has a Masters in Educational Administration from Santa Clara University.

  • Thomas Mejia

    Chief Technology Officer

    Thomas serves as SfA's technology mastermind. He is the main architect of Sustainability for All's iRoutes System. Thomas is a corpsmember graduate and former 14-year staff member of the San Jose Conservation Corps. While at the SJCC, Thomas maintained roles of Chief Information & Technology Officer, Network Administrator, Recruitment Manager and Dean of Students.

  • Jeffrey Adams

    Program Director, Rainwater Harvesting & Greywater

    Jeffrey leads SfA’s rainwater harvesting training programs. Jeffrey also owns and operates terrasophia an Ecological Design Consulting and Education firm based in Northern California. Jeffrey is an ARCSA Accredited Professional and experienced educator/trainer. Jeffrey is also currently working as Water Sustainability Coordinator for the “10,000 Rain Gardens” project with the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network in partnership with the Marin Municipal Water District.

  • Art Ruiz

    Chief Financial Officer

    Art Ruiz has 18-years of experience in the non-profit and for-profit finance and accounting field. Art served as the CFO to the San Jose Conservation Corps for four years.

  • Carlos Jimenez

    Accounting Specialist

    Carlos is a graduate of the San Jose Conservation Corps. He currently holds an AA degree from Evergreen College and is working towards his BA in Finance & Accounting at San Jose State University.

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