Brian Bednar

President

704-665-5978 | BBednar@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Raised and based in Charlotte, NC, Brian graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a BS in Business Administration and earned an MBA at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Brian's professional background is in agribusiness, real estate brokerage, development and property management. In 2009, Brian stepped back from day to day operations of his real estate business and shifted his focus to solar development.

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Peden Harris

COO

704-665-5188 | PHarris@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Peden joined the company in 2012. He has worked in the national and international energy sectors for over fifteen years. Prior to joining Birdseye, he worked for Vestas Wind Systems in Denmark, Germany and Oregon. he was born and raised in Winchester, Virginia. Peden earned a BA from Rhodes College and an MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia.

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Dan Apoldite

CFO

704-887-0831 | DApoldite@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Dan Apoldite joined Birdseye Renewable Energy in 2019. He has worked in the project and corporate finance field for over fifteen years with a focus in the US Solar industry for the past six. Prior to joining Birdseye, he worked for Pine Gate Renewables and FLS Energy in Asheville, North Carolina. He was born and raised in Pennington, New Jersey. Dan earned a BA in Economics & Business from Lafayette College and a Masters of Real Estate Development from Georgetown University.

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Andrew Berrier

General Counsel

704-705-8401 | ABerrier@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Andrew Berrier joined Birdseye Renewable Energy in 2020. Andrew has been practicing energy law since 2021 and has assisted in the development, financing, and construction of over 4 GW of solar projects across the United States. Prior to joining Birdseye, Andrew worked for Pine Gate Renewables and O2 Energies/O2 EMC in Charlotte, North Carolina. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina and a Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University. He is a board member of the South Carolina Solar Business Alliance.

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Landon Abernethy

Director of Development

704-751-0116 | LAbernethy@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Landon Abernethy came to Birdseye Renewable Energy from Appalachian State University where he taught courses in renewable energy technology and managed various PV, solar thermal, and wind energy research and outreach programs. Prior to his entrance into the energy field, Landon worked in the environmental permitting and compliance field. He earned a Bachelor of science in Environmental Science from UNC-Asheville and a Master of Science in Technology from Appalachian State University.

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Ben Baldwin

Director of New Projects

704-626-6582 | BBaldwin@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Ben Baldwin graduated from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill with a BA in Political Science and earned a Master of Arts in Geography/Urban Planning from UNC-Charlotte. Ben's professional background includes commercial real estate / site selection (CCIM) and developing customized Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for land acquisition. Prior to joining Birdseye in 2016, Ben worked in the Intelligence and Analysis Division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

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Jon Vague

Director of Business Development

704-591-4470 | JVague@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Jon Vague joined Birdseye Renewable Energy, a Dominion Energy company, as Director of Business Development in November 2021. Prior to joining Birdseye in Charlotte, Jon worked at PG&E, Duke Energy and Kinder Morgan, focusing on energy infrastructure business development, strategic investment planning and M&A, and renewable energy interconnection, including experiences successfully developing and closing energy projects in international markets. Jon holds an MBA degree from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and is a graduate of Tulane University and the University of Houston Law School. Jon is a licensed attorney in Texas.

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Wendy Stormont

Development Process Manager

704-912-5198 | WStormont@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Wendy graduated from Douglass College of Rutgers University with a BA in Math for Computer Science. Upon graduation she began her career at The Travelers in Hartford, CT where she went on to manage the maintenance and development of financial systems. There she earned a certificate in project management from Boston University. Wendy joined the Birdseye team in 2015 where she is responsible for the facilitation and automation of the development process.

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Stephanie Southard

Accounting Manager

704-644-7733 | SSouthard@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Stephanie graduated from Meredith College with a BS in Accounting and earned a Master in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Stephanie's professional background includes accounting services for a software company, restaurant management group, and a sports broadcasting and management company. She joined the Birdseye team in 2013.

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Kevin Gorman

Solar Design Manager

980-280-9744 | KGorman@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Kevin has over 25 years of experience in the landscape architecture and design profession with over 9 years in the solar energy field. As a registered Landscape Architect and LEED AP, he brings a highly developed knowledge and design approach to master planning and site design. Kevin has worked in multi-disciplined firms as well as landscape architecture firms, gaining experience in all aspects of building projects and site coordination issues. Kevin graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Landscape Architecture.

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Jef Freeman

Senior Project Development Advisor

704-594-2869 | JFreeman@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Jef Freeman joined Birdseye Renewable Energy in 2021, bringing over 35 years of experience to the team. Before joining Birdseye, he was the director for a large combined cycle generating facility development in Virginia. Prior to that he worked at Cogentrix Energy in charlotte, North Carolina where he progressed from Chief Civil Engineer to Vice President for Public and Governmental Affairs and eventually Vice President-Development. While with Cogentrix, Jef was the lead developer on what became the largest concentrating photovoltaic generating facility in the world. Jef is currently a licensed Real Estate Broker in North Carolina and has been a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina and South Carolina. A native of North Carolina, Jef earned a Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University.

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Brooks Camp

Senior Project Developer

704-631-3925 | BCamp@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Brooks earned a BS in Water and Soil Science from the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. After working for the U.S. Geologic Survey, he then earned dual Masters Degrees from Appalachian State University in Appropriate Technology and Building Science. He has since worked in various sectors of the solar industry, including residential installation, utility scale O&M, and as a member of Advanced Energy Corporation's PV Distribution Interconnection Commissioning team.

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Rebecca Cheatham

Project Developer

704-912-5199 | RCheatham@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Rebecca's background in environmental health advocacy led her to work in solar energy development. With a Master's in Library and Information Science from UNC-Greensboro, extensive program planning and project management experience, and four years of direct experience in the diligence, development, and financing of over 400 MW of utility-scale solar, she is eager to help Birdseye continue growing solar opportunities across the country.

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Carrie Lang

Project Developer

704-561-6639 | CLang@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Carrie Lang joined Birdseye Renewable Energy after earning a Masters degree from Columbia University's Climate and Society program. There, she was focused on climate change mitigation and renewable energy. Prior to coming to Birdseye, she held environmental- and GIS-focused internships in the academic and public sectors. She earned Bachelor's degrees in Math and Geography from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

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Kate Fialko

Financial Analyst

704-970-1801 | KFialko@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Kate Fialko graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019 with a BS in Environmental Science. She interned for Birdseye while in college and is excited to return to the Birdseye team to support business development and finance work. Kate previously interned for UNC's Environmental Finance Center and Orange Water and Sewer Authority where she worked on projects related to water utility rates and energy project financial modeling.

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Susan Prentice

Regulatory Specialist

704-644-7733 | SPrentice@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Susan Prentice joined Birdseye Renewable Energy in 2014. She has worked on environmental and regulatory matters for alternative energy, industrial and land development clients for over 30 years. Susan was an Environmental Analyst for several multi-national law firms, most recently at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. Prior to joining Birdseye, she spent two years in Armenia as a volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps. Susan earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Liberal Studies from Saint Mary's College of California.

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Jenise Clancey

Business Development Manager

980-280-9714 | JClancey@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Jenise Clancey joined the team as Business Development Manager in 2021. She brings over 8 years of varied solar and energy storage experience including development, sales, and business development. Prior to joining Birdseye, she worked in battery sales at the manufacturers Eos and Sonnen. She spent the beginning of her career working in solar in the California Bay Area. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business from CSU East Bay and has completed the Smart Grid Technology program through UC Berkeley.

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Georgia Dacruz

Project Development Associate

980-326-5457 | GDaCruz@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Georgia DaCruz joined Birdseye after graduating from Queens University of Charlotte in 2020 with a BS in Environmental Science. Prior to Birdseye, she interned with the Surfrider Foundation in Virginia Beach where she focused on conservation and environmental education. Georgia has gained experience in GIS through her studies at Queens and abroad in the Pacific Islands.

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Lynn Hayes

Land Origination Manager

704-464-0418 | LHayes@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Lynn is a third generation land management professional originally from Mississippi and Texas. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Business Administration and lived in Houston and Austin Texas as a Certified Petroleum Landman. Her professional experience includes land development and management of large and small conventional and unconventional oil and gas exploration projects in twelve states for public, corporate and independent entities. She also managed merger and acquisition asset due diligence, mineral and royalty management, and financial technology sales before moving to Charlotte in September 2020.

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Emily Brown

Project Developer

704-903-6682 | EBrown@BirdseyeEnergy.com

Emily is a North Carolina native. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a double major in Psychology and Criminology. Emily has been working in solar for three years and really enjoys working closely with the communities that she develops in.

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Karl Richardson

Paralegal

804-205-4077 | Karl.G.Richardson@DominionEnergy.com

Karl Richardson joined Dominion Energy supporting the Birdseye team in 2022. Karl has worked in real estate since 2004 with experience in title searching, documentation compliance, underwriting, audit, and legal support. Karl worked at multiple law firms in North Carolina, Credit Risk Management, LLC in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Investor's Title Insurance Company in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Karl earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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