Board | Staff

The Foundation's Origins:

January 2004, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council appointed a Renewable Energy Task Force and charged its members with exploring the use of renewable energy in snowmelt systems. With their Task Force work finished, but still enthusiastic about the potential for energy efficiency and use of renewable energy beyond the snowmelt application, the members formed the High Sierra Energy Foundation, an independent, public benefit, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, on February 1, 2005.

The Board:

Rick Phelps, Chair

Robert Creasy, Director

Naomi Garcia, Director

Martin Kleinband, Director

Don Zeleny, Director

The Staff:

Rick Phelps, Executive Director, has spent most of his career promoting and implementing energy efficiency and water conservation projects throughout the United States. Rick has a B. A. in Economics from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Pamela Stayden, Efficiency Programs & Special Projects

Jennifer Venneman, Social Media