With roots in Mendocino County, Adam had the great fortune of being raised in a nurturing community that inspired his interest in world travel and sustainability. He holds an MA in International Education from the SIT Graduate Institute and brings a background in non-profit management and program development to SLI. Adam spent ten years in and after college traveling, working, and volunteering in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, including a two-year stint as an English Teacher in Nagano, Japan and nine months working at a Permaculture training and demonstration center in Malawi.
Here in Northern California he has designed and directed international youth leadership programs focused on global citizenship and environmental sustainability with Global Student Embassy, managed an American Language and Culture exchange program for East Asian students with Volunteers in Asia at Stanford University, and directed program development for BAYSIC (Bay Area Students International Community). Adam believes cross-cultural leadership, environmental awareness and skill-building, and experiential education are at the heart of creating a just and sustainable future for all. In his free time you can find Adam reveling in the natural beauty of California, working in the garden, and attending live concerts.
When he isn’t learning new alternative energy concepts or weeding in the garden, Caleb likes to spend his time outdoors. Caleb’s hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, golf, and jamming on the acoustic guitar. A combination of great music, food, and people is where you will find him.
Prior to his experience in PV installation, Caleb graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica, New York. His passion is in Alternative Energies, but after moving west to California he gained a higher awareness to sustainable living practices and our overall impacts on the planet. The mission at SLI fits well with Caleb’s passions and gives him the facilities and resources needed as well as networking and connections to improve his skills, knowledge, and experience in sustainable living on his pursuit to become a devoted and conscious contributor to the global community.