Joshua Miller, Design and Operations Manager, has been involved in the solar industry since an early age, having grown up in a passive solar adobe home in Arizona. After graduating from Business School at Northern Arizona University he spent several years traveling the world before returning to Arizona to work for a green building company. During the next two years as Project Manager the business quickly grew to become one of the premier solar companies in Arizona with several hundred kilowatts of installed projects around the state. He then moved onto the corporate side of solar as Regional Sales Manager for several states, before partnering with Western Solar in 2009.
Eric Blatz, Construction Manager/Electrical Administrator, has been a union commercial electrical administrator in the state of Washington for several years and has been in the industry for 15 years. He is an IBEW trained electrician with certifications for electric vehicles and solar installation and has also recieves his NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Solar Certification. His work includes commercial electrical sytems on dozens of large projects in the state of Washington. In early 2009, Eric formed Northstar Electrical Services as an installation division of Western Solar Inc. Currently, Eric has installed over 400kW of solar energy in Western Washington.
Robyn Goldblatt, Office Manager, graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Business Administration – Management in June 2011 and has been with the company since September of that year. She is an environmental enthusiast who enjoys all outdoor activities and is thrilled to be starting her career in the renewable energy industry.
Amanda Brock, Marketing Director, is the newest addition to our team. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. Her experience ranges from Marketing and Corporate Events to Television Production. She has also been published in the Bellingham Business Journal and is a contributing writer for the Bellingham Chamber.
Originally from Florida, Amanda has been in Pacific Northwest for the past 6 years. She enjoys travel, motorcycles and home renovation projects.
Markus Virta, Project Manager, graduated from Pacific University in 2012 with a Bachelors degree in Sustainable Design. He is currently earning a specialized certification through Solar Energy International and is a leader in technical solar sales. Native to Bellingham, he enjoys putting his diverse background to use in a rapidly growing industry.
Growing up, Markus developed a passion for camping, cycling, hiking and just about anything involving a relationship with the natural world. Today he funnels this passion and enthusiasm into his work in solar.
David Logan (aka Zeke), Lead Installer, grew up in Western Washington and has a deep appreciation for the Pacific Northwest. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Gunner’s Mate for 4 years and he studied Biology at Mesa State College in Colorado. Zeke installed solar in Colorado for 2 years with High Noon Solar and after moving back to Western Washington, started installing with Western Solar in February, 2012.
Kelly Larsen, Electrician, has been an electrician since 2003. He earned certification in PV System Design from the Northwest Washington Electrical Industry (JATC). He holds EL01 Washington State Commercial Journeyman Electrician and Washington State Electrical Administrative Licenses.
Kelly is a Washington native, growing up in Snohomish were he currently resides. He enjoys all types of music and professional sports.
Craig Folsom, Installer, graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelors degree in Appropriate Technology. He has earned certifications for NABCEP (Entry Level) and Solar Thermal. Craig is a professional downhill mountain bike racer and has competed all over the country. He recently moved from Nashville, to pursue the Pacific Northwest’s biking trails and continue his passion in the solar industry.