We are honest, transparent, and ethical.
It takes a village to turn an idea into an operational project.
We care about every project; our work helps our customers and the planet.
We do what we say and say what we do.
We use cutting edge technology with best-in-class financing to create solutions.
Evan Riley leads market strategy, project origination, and provides long-term vision for White Pine. Evan is responsible for ensuring White Pine is positioned for growth in existing and future markets and creating new projects for our customers, landowners, and investors.
Evan is an experienced solar executive focused on win-win deal-making and creating value for all project stakeholders. Formerly Vice President of Development at Cypress Creek Renewables, Evan built and led the team responsible for bringing more than 2,000 MW of solar from concept to completion across 150 projects nationwide.
Prior to Cypress Creek, Evan was a Renewable Energy Consultant at Black and Veatch, where he supported the successful deployment of more than $10 billion of capital in project-level transactions in the solar sector and more than $1 billion of venture capital and government investments in solar technology companies.
Outside of White Pine, Evan has personally made strategic investments throughout the solar value chain, including in utility scale solar development assets, operational solar projects, and a solar and storage test lab in Berkeley, California.
Evan holds an MS in Solar Engineering from Dalarna University’s European Solar Engineering School. He also has a BS in both Physics and Mathematics from Indiana University. When he is not working to improve the planet with solar energy and battery energy storage, Evan spends his time with family or backpacking and rock climbing in the California mountains.
Michael Kremer leads corporate and project finance at White Pine, raising capital for the full project lifecycle spanning development, tax equity, debt and M&A.
Prior to White Pine, Michael was a Director on the Project Finance team at Cypress Creek Renewables from 2015 to 2020. During his time at Cypress Creek, Michael was involved in more than $1 billion of capital raises across the corporate and project finance spectrum and led other key strategic initiatives on the development and operations sides of the business.
Michael earned a BA in International Relations from Tufts University. Outside of White Pine, Michael is the volunteer director and head coach of the inmate baseball program at San Quentin State Prison.
Joe McLean leads Energy Storage and Markets at White Pine, responsible for origination, strategy, procurement and engineering of White Pine’s standalone storage and solar plus storage projects.
Prior to White Pine, Joe was the Director of Energy Storage at TotalEnergies (formerly SunPower C&I Solutions). During his 7 years at SunPower, Joe was responsible for energy storage business development, energy storage procurement, energy storage software strategy and electrical engineering. Joe has also held sales engineering positions at Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Bloom Energy in addition to substation design at General Electric.
Joe earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of California. Outside of White Pine, Joe enjoys music, riding his bicycle and hiking.
Larry Westerlund leads corporate development and community engagement for the company in the central valley of California. Larry was instrumental in the development of the largest disadvantaged community (DAC) solar project in California located in southwest Fresno.
Born and raised in Fresno, Larry’s family owned a box business the made wooden and corrugated boxes for produce in California and Arizona. A former Fresno City Council member and Director Economic Development, he is a licensed attorney. Larry attended Cal Poly-SLO and University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Larry retired from the US Navy in 2013.
Larry lives in Fresno with his wife Dora Westerlund, President of the Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation and their children Zoe and William. He was the head coach of his son’s Cal Ripken Baseball team.
Andrew Sundling is a lead solar developer at White Pine, supporting and managing full development lifecycles across the company’s growing portfolio of floating and ground mounted PV and energy storage projects.
Andrew brings 7+ years of industry experience spanning the solar value chain including project and business development, M&A, performance, and reliability testing with a multi-national PV lab as well as supply chain and factory audits with many of the industry’s top module manufacturers. In this capacity, Andrew has supported the due diligence on over 1,000 MW of commercial solar.
Andrew earned a BA in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and has an MSc in Environmental Technology with a Specialization in Business from Imperial College, London. Beyond White Pine, Andrew enjoys watercolor painting and chasing after his two-year-old daughter.
Chris Woodington leads solar energy modeling, data analysis and new market analytics at White Pine. He ensures that all of White Pine’s solar customers receive the best projected value for their solar and storage projects.
Chris’s expertise comes from his extensive experience as a commercial energy analyst at SunPower, where he helped lead the development of a network of 200+ solar dealers across the United States, positioning them for long-term and sustainable growth. Prior to SunPower, Chris led analysis on the MW Block solar program for Low and Moderate Income (LMI) residents with the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Chris holds a Master’s in Environmental Management (MEM) with a specialization in Clean Energy Finance and Policy from the Yale School of the Environment, and a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from Grinnell College. Chris loves the outdoors and can often be found swimming as well as hiking and biking along the Bay Area’s many scenic trails. Any excuse to be out in the sun!
Tyler Cicero is a senior analyst at White Pine performing solar energy and battery storage modeling and new market exploration & analytics.
Prior to White Pine, Tyler led the analytics team at TerraVerde Energy, a consulting firm specializing in advising water agencies, school districts, transit agencies and other C&Is on solar + storage solutions. In addition to his solar + storage background, Tyler has expertise in energy efficiency, having begun his career evaluating the impacts of energy efficiency programs of major Northeastern utility companies and later moving to a start-up focusing on optimizing the built environment using data.
Tyler earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University, is a lean six sigma black belt, and is an alumnus of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute’s 2022 Bay Area cohort. When not scouring the depths of Excel, Tyler loves being out in the sun on a hike or in the botanical gardens listening to an audiobook, eating a (genuine) New York style bagel, and playing tennis.
Abby Bowdish is a Development Analyst at White Pine, supporting project development at all stages and working to maintain project timelines and portfolios as well as preparing deliverables for customers and clients.
Abby holds a BS in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Ecology and Natural Resource Management from UNC Chapel Hill. When she’s not in the office she can be found at her local climbing gym or enjoying the sun in one of San Francisco’s many parks.
Clare Carlson is a Finance & Development Analyst at White Pine, supporting project development and financing at all stages. Clare is excited about starting her career in solar energy because of its potential to provide clean, affordable, and reliable power to people all over the world.
Clare holds a BSC in Economics with a concentration in Environmental Studies from Santa Clara University. Outside the office, Clare enjoys hiking, running, paint-by-numbers, and hanging out at one of SF’s parks or beaches—anything outside!
Cate Parker is a veteran Developer at White Pine Renewables, supporting the company’s growing portfolio of behind-the-meter PV projects in California.
Cate brings 7+ years of solar development experience. Prior to White Pine, Cate worked as the Director of Development at Summit Ridge Energy, where she led the development of the company’s DG solar and stand-alone storage portfolio throughout the Northeast. Prior to Summit Ridge Energy, Cate led zoning and permitting efforts as well as community partnership initiatives at Cypress Creek Renewables, with a specific focus on New York state.
Cate earned a BA in Human Geography and Global Studies of the Environment from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a specialization in Urban Studies and Planning. Outside of White Pine, Cate can be found in the mountains or by the ocean with her dog or exploring the many cuisines and neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
Tadashi is an experienced solar industry canine, with particular expertise in snoring during conference calls and enthusiastically wagging his tail when projects reach completion. He also attends all walking meetings to ensure that employees are fully protected from risks posed by local gophers and squirrels.
Prior to White Pine, Tadashi worked in a similar role at Cypress Creek Renewables, where he supported the successful development and construction of several gigawatts of solar projects and managed a team of two other office dogs.
Outside of the office, Tadashi enjoys sleeping in on the weekends, smelling fresh flowers in the park, and volunteering as a greeter at the local coffee shop.