I have worked with local governments in New Hampshire in the land use planning and energy fields for the last 20 years. I have served as a land use planner and attorney throughout the state and my work includes the development of innovative zoning approaches to energy efficient design, community re-development of brownfields, and a wide range of innovative zoning techniques to protect open space and natural resources. Most recently, I was a founding partner of a NH-based company called Revolution Energy LLC, who developed the first 3rd party-financed (through a power purchase agreement) solar array in NH, the first similarly financed combined heat and power (CHP) project and the only 3rd party financed solar hot air project in the country. I have directly participated at the local and state level in developing projects (13 projects with over 4 mw of capacity installed in solar PV, thermal and CHP) and policies that contribute to economic sustainability and secure energy resources for clients in the public and private sectors.
As a volunteer I have served my community, Newmarket, as Moderator, as the Policy Director at the NH Sustainable Energy Association as well as past president of the Board. I sit on the Energy and Environment Advisory Team for NH Gov. Hassan and am the past Chair of the Northeast Combined Heat and Power Initiative Board of Directors.
Ph.D., Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of New Hampshire
J.D., Vermont Law School
M.S., Environmental Law, Vermont Law School
B.A., Classics and Archaeology, University of Arizona
CEP 673: Green Real Estate
DPP 904: Environmental Sustainability
DPP 911: Environ Factors in Develp Prac
NR 507: Intro Energy&Syst&Sust Energy
NR 600: Work Experience
NR 602: Nat Resources&Envrnmtl Policy
NR 606: International Energy Topics
NR 787/887: Adv Topics Sustainable Energy
Thorn, A. M., Wake, C. P., Grimm, C. D., Mitchell, C. R., Mineau, M. M., & Ollinger, S. V. (n.d.). Development of scenarios for land cover, population density, impervious cover, and conservation in New Hampshire, 2010–2100. Ecology and Society, 22(4). doi:10.5751/es-09733-220419