Byron has worked in international development for well over a decade, having lived in various parts of Africa for over 6 years. He brings to the Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center his development skills of seeking constructive partnerships and his desire to improve both environmental and community well-being within the scope of a single project. Byron is a former U.S. diplomat and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. He has a M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering and speaks French and Portuguese.
Allison has experience in both the environmental science and education fields. She worked as an environmental consultant in Chicago and taught for 10 years, teaching everything from 6th grade science to AP Environmental Science. Allison has a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in secondary science education from Northwestern University. Allison is excited to forge new connections between students and Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center. She hopes to inspire students to explore sustainable agriculture and renewable energy as future career options.
Alexandra has a background in design, marketing and events, with an art degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco. Having lived and taught overseas, she is able to bring a unique perspective to CALC. Her passion for volunteer work began in the Amazon rainforest during a jungle conservation volunteer trip, and more recently evolved into finishing a year of service with AmeriCorps for a nonprofit working to alleviate food insecurity. Alexandra hopes to use her diverse experiences and communication expertise to build bridges between people while also helping to create a more sustainable future.
Liz is a passionate environmental and social justice advocate and a student in CU Boulder’s Master of the Environment program, where she is specializing in Sustainable Food Systems. Originally from the UK, she graduated with a BS in Environmental Studies and Social Sciences in 2022, from The Open University. With a business background in Operational Change Management, she spent a number of years traveling and working in Asia and Central America, before settling in Denver in 2019. Liz hopes to use this rich tapestry of experiences in her work with CALC; to fuel her commitment to build a more sustainable and collaborative future, break down social barriers and invite a broader perspective into the dominant social discourse.
Austin was born and raised in Colorado, where he developed a strong appreciation for nature at an early age. He graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Business Administration, with Finance and Marketing concentrations. After graduation, he started working as a financial analyst for utility-scale renewable energy developers and also began volunteering as a tour guide at Jack’s Solar Garden during the project’s first growing season. Austin saw the promise of agrivoltaics at Jack’s and felt a strong calling to combine his background in renewable energy with his values for promoting nature. After 3 years in the utility-scale industry, he left to pursue a full-time career in agrivoltaics and is eager to expand multi-use land practices for clean energy projects.
Andy Bingle - Education Director (Past)
Andy is a professionally trained Certified Interpretive Guide and Certified Interpretive Guide Trainer by the National Association for Interpretation. He acted as the Interpretive Programs Manager of a conservation nonprofit in Wisconsin for three years and graduated with a Masters of the Environment with a specialization in Renewable and Sustainable Energy from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2020. Andy is the cofounder of the Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center and is passionate about encouraging multidisciplinary collaborations to meet the energy and environmental demands of the future.