Village Green believes that by developing renewable energy, improving existing power generating methods, and improving overall energy efficiency, the global community can achieve higher living standards without destroying our environment.
We believe that when people are given the choice and the opportunity to act, they choose products and lifestyles to minimize their impact on the environment.
The Village Green Team
Mike Jackson, Chief Executive Officer
Mike is Village Green's energy policy expert. Prior to co-founding Village Green, Mike worked as an analyst on international energy markets - focusing on bringing clean energy technologies to the developing world. He has presented work in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He holds an M.S. in Energy Engineering as well as a B.S. in Biology and Earth Systems, both from Stanford University.
Mike didn't inherit his namesake's dance moves, but does enjoy singing and playing the guitar. He lives near Duboce Park in San Francisco.
Matt Zatto, Sales Director
Matt is Village Green's sales and customer relations liaison. He graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in Business Administration with a focus on sustainable businesses. Prior to working at Village Green Energy, Matt worked in Mallorca, Spain as the Director of Sales for an environmentally friendly boutique hotel.
Green My Vino - Creative, Successful Marketing
Village Green has created a new Facebook application called "Green My Vino" in an effort to lead the wine industry towards more sustainable practices. Nine Sonoma and Napa County, California Wineries - Iron Horse Vineyards, Windsor Vineyards, Girard Winery, Windsor Sonoma, Burning Hawk, Seghesio, DeLoach, Benziger and Chateau Boswell - have agreed to power their operations with renewable energy based on the success of the application. Through this application, users can send friends free gifts representing 1 minute, 5 minutes, and 10 minutes worth of renewable energy, which Village Green will then purchase from a wind farm or solar array on the Facebook user's behalf. Green My Vino enables Facebook users to turn the time they spend on the popular social networking site into a force for environmental change in the business
Jordan Parrillo, VP of Policy and Market ResearchJordan is Village Green's policy and market analyst. Jordan graduated from The Colorado College with degrees in Economics and Natural Resource Management. He brings over 8 years of experience working on sustainable development policies and environmental economics. Prior to entering the renewable energy field, Jordan spent three years developing economic models for ocean conservation programs in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Washington, DC.
Jodie Ellis, Sales and Marketing StrategistJodie Ellis develops sales and marketing strategies for Village Green and green marketing strategies for Village Green's clients. Prior to joining the Village Green team, Jodie accumulated over 10 years of valuable experience working across an array of industries in sales and marketing roles, most recently as a Sales and Marketing Director for a unique high-tech team building company. Jodie earned a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University in 2003. Jodie resides in San Francisco and enjoys writing and recording music, ideating, imagineering, and most other proactive and synergistic buzz-word based activities.
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