Meet the Allterra Solar Team

Get to Know the People Behind your Project

Allterra has created an award-winning product and service offering that makes switching to cost-effective clean energy easy for home and business owners throughout the Central Coast and South Bay Area. The company’s success has been built upon customer service and employee retention. Allterra is composed of over 40 people who are passionate about solar and the community in which they work. Below are the people behind the green who make Allterra go. We hope you enjoy learning a little more about our team.

James Allen

CEO

Fact 1: Best softball player at company by far Fact...

 

James Allen

Position: CEO

Fact 1: Best softball player at company by far
Fact 2: # 1 consumer of Kale Salad west of Mississippi

Micah Breeden

CFO

Fact 1: His wife has a parrot named Toohey Fact...

 

Micah Breeden

Position: CFO

Fact 1: His wife has a parrot named Toohey
Fact 2: Could be a professional vegetarian chef

Charles Wolff

Project Manager

Fact 1: Voted funniest person at Allterra Fact 2: Voted...

 

Charles Wolff

Position: Project Manager

Fact 1: Voted funniest person at Allterra
Fact 2: Voted coolest person at Allterra

Jer Breeden

Project Manager

Fact 1: Next travel destination is Bologna Italy Fact 2:...

 

Jer Breeden

Position: Project Manager

Fact 1: Next travel destination is Bologna Italy
Fact 2: Thinks Charles Wolffis the funniest person at Allterra

Fidel Lainez Escobar

Foreman

Fact 1: Watches European Soccer and plays locally Fact 2:...

 

Fidel Lainez Escobar

Position: Foreman

Fact 1: Watches European Soccer and plays locally
Fact 2: Drinks Black Rifle Coffee

Jesus Rodriguez

Foreman

Fact 1: Next trip is to Michoacán Fact 2: Can...

 

Jesus Rodriguez

Position: Foreman

Fact 1: Next trip is to Michoacán
Fact 2: Can make you dizzy for 1,000 hrs

Rafael Guerrero

Foreman

Fact 1: Fact 2:

 

Rafael Guerrero

Position: Foreman

Fact 1:
Fact 2:

Ruben Ponce

Foreman

Fact 1: Favorite action series is Transformers Fact 2: Can...

 

Ruben Ponce

Position: Foreman

Fact 1: Favorite action series is Transformers
Fact 2: Can build a house & put solar on it by himself

Saki Quintero Shawar

Foreman

Fact 1: Tied with Abel for most stylish Fact 2:...

 

Saki Quintero Shawar

Position: Foreman

Fact 1: Tied with Abel for most stylish
Fact 2: Refuses to run the hill

Aaron Powers

CEG, CHG, PG

 

Aaron Powers

Position: CEG, CHG, PG

David Stearns

Marketing Director

Fact 1: Surprisingly fast runner Fact 2: Has been to...

 

David Stearns

Position: Marketing Director

Fact 1: Surprisingly fast runner
Fact 2: Has been to more than 25 Grateful Dead shows

Ashley Harper

Accounting Manager

Fact 1: Next travel destination is the Azores Fact 2:...

 

Ashley Harper

Position: Accounting Manager

Fact 1: Next travel destination is the Azores
Fact 2: Favorite food is Italian

Alyssa Traube

Customer Experience Manager

Fact 1: Dog mom to Mars Fact 2: Next travel...

 

Alyssa Traube

Position: Customer Experience Manager

Fact 1: Dog mom to Mars
Fact 2: Next travel destination is New Zealand

Tamara Kleinman

Inside Sales Manager

Fact 1: Loves her Ausie Shep Petey Fact 2: Favorite...

 

Tamara Kleinman

Position: Inside Sales Manager

Fact 1: Loves her Ausie Shep Petey
Fact 2: Favorite movie series is Jurassic Park

Jet Quenemoen

Senior Sales Consultant

Fact 1: Dad to son Taj…Born in Minnesota Fact 2:...

 

Jet Quenemoen

Position: Senior Sales Consultant

Fact 1: Dad to son Taj…Born in Minnesota
Fact 2: Fought fires in the Rockies

Max Lenfestey

Senior Sales Consultant

Fact 1: Tells Alexa to play Talking Heads radio on...

 

Max Lenfestey

Position: Senior Sales Consultant

Fact 1: Tells Alexa to play Talking Heads radio on a regular basis
Fact 2: If wasn’t in solar would be selling wind turbines in Oklahoma

Mike Taylor

Senior Sales Consultant

Fact 1: Does a solid Fabio impression Fact 2: Has...

 

Mike Taylor

Position: Senior Sales Consultant

Fact 1: Does a solid Fabio impression
Fact 2: Has an incredible Korean Chicken Wing recipe

Perry Samios

Senior Sales Consultant

Fact 1: Grew up on West Cliff Dr in Santa...

 
Perry Samios

Perry Samios

Position: Senior Sales Consultant

Fact 1: Grew up on West Cliff Dr in Santa Cruz
Fact 2: Avid surfer

Patrick Hagan

Sales Consultant

Fact 1: Originally from NY Fact 2: Lives in Felton

 

Patrick Hagan

Position: Sales Consultant

Fact 1: Originally from NY
Fact 2: Lives in Felton

Paul Brown

Sales Consultant

Fact 1: Above average swimmer & distance runner Fact 2:...

 

Paul Brown

Position: Sales Consultant

Fact 1: Above average swimmer & distance runner
Fact 2: Amateur comedian

Jessica Randazza

Design & Permit Manager

Fact 1: Dog mom to Roo – torn acl means...

 

Jessica Randazza

Position: Design & Permit Manager

Fact 1: Dog mom to Roo – torn acl means nothing changed but a limp
Fact 2: Next trip is with Emil to NYC

Logan Fillmore

Design & Permitting

Fact 1: Next trip is to Tiwanaku, Bolivia Fact 2:...

 

Logan Fillmore

Position: Design & Permitting

Fact 1: Next trip is to Tiwanaku, Bolivia
Fact 2: Favorite action series is U.S. political news

Matt Santaella

Warehouse Manager

Fact 1: Cats, dog (Merle) and chickens all living together...

 

Matt Santaella

Position: Warehouse Manager

Fact 1: Cats, dog (Merle) and chickens all living together at Santaella residence.
Fact 2: Collects belt buckles & boy are they stylish

Byers…Just Byers

Service Manager

Fact 1: Books > TV/Movies Fact 2: Southpaws > Right-hand...

 

Byers…Just Byers

Position: Service Manager

Fact 1: Books > TV/Movies
Fact 2: Southpaws > Right-hand dominant

Emil Carson

Engineering Manager

Fact 1: Allterra’s best & most famous rapper Fact 2:...

 

Emil Carson

Position: Engineering Manager

Fact 1: Allterra’s best & most famous rapper
Fact 2: Favorite food is Eritrean cuisine

Casey McDonald

Project Manager & Electrician

Fact 1: If wasn’t in solar would own BMX bike...

 

Casey McDonald

Position: Project Manager & Electrician

Fact 1: If wasn’t in solar would own BMX bike shop
Fact 2: Has a Turkish Angora cat named Rosie AKA Little Boss

Rebecca Shawar-Quintero

Project Support

Fact 1: Fact 2:

 
Rebecca-biz

Rebecca Shawar-Quintero

Position: Project Support

Fact 1:
Fact 2:

Ethan Brill

Site Surveyor

Fact 1: Dad is famous Fact 2: Best drone pilot...

 
Ethan Brill

Ethan Brill

Position: Site Surveyor

Fact 1: Dad is famous
Fact 2: Best drone pilot at Allterra

Evan Nolen

Battery Storage & Service Technician

Fact 1: Enjoys playing music Fact 2: Favorite action series...

 

Evan Nolen

Position: Battery Storage & Service Technician

Fact 1: Enjoys playing music
Fact 2: Favorite action series is Terminator

Eric Johnson

Building Inspections

Fact 1: Plays trumpet in a band Fact 2: Lives...

 
Eric Johnson biz

Eric Johnson

Position: Building Inspections

Fact 1: Plays trumpet in a band
Fact 2: Lives in Soquel with wife Jessica

Brian Gambero

Service Technician

Fact 1: Loves to catch & eat fish Fact 2:...

 

Brian Gambero

Position: Service Technician

Fact 1: Loves to catch & eat fish
Fact 2: Next trip is to Indo for the waves

Gavin Hunt

Site Technician

Fact 1: Very active outside of work & likes to...

 

Gavin Hunt

Position: Site Technician

Fact 1: Very active outside of work & likes to exercise
Fact 2: Podcast junkie

Abel Torres

Solar Installer

Fact 1: Tied with Saki for most stylish Fact 2:...

 

Abel Torres

Position: Solar Installer

Fact 1: Tied with Saki for most stylish
Fact 2: Bluest hair in the game

David Hester

Solar Installer

Fact 1: If he’s ever missing, look for him at...

 

David Hester

Position: Solar Installer

Fact 1: If he’s ever missing, look for him at Saki and Rebecca’s house
Fact 2: Can’t get enough watermelon

Javier Frias

Solar Installer

Fact 1: Rides a Harley Davidson & is an unknown...

 

Javier Frias

Position: Solar Installer

Fact 1: Rides a Harley Davidson & is an unknown legend
Fact 2: If wasn’t in solar would be a pro dirt biker

Mario Murillo

Solar Installer

Fact 1: Fact 2:

 

Mario Murillo

Position: Solar Installer

Fact 1:
Fact 2:

Nick Farinsky

Solar Installer

Fact 1: Next travel destination is Switzerland Fact 2: Messed...

 

Nick Farinsky

Position: Solar Installer

Fact 1: Next travel destination is Switzerland
Fact 2: Messed around last week and had triple double

Stephen Sutherlin

Solar Installer

Fact 1: Creates art in various mediums Fact 2: Next...

 

Stephen Sutherlin

Position: Solar Installer

Fact 1: Creates art in various mediums
Fact 2: Next travel destination is Tokyo

Recent Blog Posts

Learn from the top thought leaders in the industry.