Marty Grohman, Executive Director
Martin Grohman holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer. He is a former State Representative, where he was a member of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee. Grohman co-founded DuraLife Decking, a composite decking manufacturing company that continues to operate and grow in Biddeford. After the company's acquisition, Grohman served as Director of Sustainability for GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer, developing initiatives such as roofing recycling and the company's Zero-Waste-to-Landfill effort, as well as building networks with national organizations such as the US Green Building Council.
Adelaide Taylor, Project Administrator
Adelaide Taylor is a recent import to Maine, having moved to Southern Maine from the DC area in 2016 with her son after visiting York County and discovering "the way life should be" while on vacation the year prior. Having grown up moving around Europe, she speaks 6 languages to varying degrees of fluency and is an avid reader in at least 3 of these. Adelaide holds a BA in Anthropology from Franklin and Marshall College, with a strong focus on African Area Studies and Cultures. Her passion for folklore, myths, and legends led her to complete a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction - Children's Literature through Pennsylvania State University. Adelaide’s background is in education, HR, and nonprofit management. She joins E2Tech, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine, working directly with executive director Marty Grohman, preparing the organization’s well attended and respected monthly forums on all topics environmental, energy, and technology, representing E2Tech at networking events, and attending local partner events throughout the Portland Region.
Interns & Consultants
Dr. Francis Tuokuu, Clean Energy Policy Consultant
Dr. Francis Xavier Tuokuu holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University, preceded by a double Master’s Degree: M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies from Antioch University and M.Sc. in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Energy from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, UK. He also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography & Resource Development with Philosophy from the University of Ghana, Legon.
His research and professional interests include; environmental and energy policy, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR), natural resource management, clean energy and green economy. He has authored and co-authored several scientific papers which have appeared in prominent journals, including Journal of Cleaner Production, Resources Policy, Energy Research and Social Science, Environmental Science & Policy, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, The Extractive Industries and Society, Business and Human Rights Journal, Natural Resources Forum, Journal of Sustainable Mining, Journal of Global Responsibility, SAGE Open, Journal on Migration and Human Security, International Journal of Energy Sector Mgt., Ghana Social Science Journal, and International Journal of Business and Social Science. He has published one book chapter and currently working on two co-edited books. Francis is also a Reviewer for seven leading international journals, including Resources Policy and International Journal of Corporate social Responsibility.
Over the past decade, Francis has worked in three continents in eight (8) different universities (Bournemouth University, York University, Keene State College, Antioch University, Franklin Pierce University, Plymouth State University, Robert Gordon University, and University of Ghana). He has provided consultancy services for various governments, communities and international organizations including; the Government of Sierra Leone, New Takoradi Community, CAMFED-Ghana, among others.