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Eric joined E2Tech as the Executive Director in August 2023. His career in the environmental and energy world began in 1990 at the IUCN's Environmental Law Center in Bonn, Germany, and since then he has managed institutional partnerships, memberships, and programs for institutions such as Maine Wood Products Association, Northeastern University's College of Engineering, Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals, Benchmark Environmental Consulting, and the U.N. Information Unit on Climate Change. He was the founding director of the Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology, a global network for alumni of the Fulbright Exchange Program, and since 2018, his focus has been decarbonization and the built environment. 

Eric grew up in Massachusetts, with many trips to New Hampshire and to Belgium to visit his bi-national family. His academic background is a B.A. with honors in Geology from Wesleyan University and a M.E.M. with a focus on environmental policy from Duke University. When he was 50, he returned as a part-time student at Northeastern University to earn a Doctorate in Education with a focus in organizational leadership studies and the knowledge-sharing practices of entrepreneurs.  Eric had fellowships with the US EPA-Region 2 in New York City, World Wildlife Fund in Washington, and the Institute for Agricultural Policy at the University of Bonn. 

From 1995-2016, Eric lived in South Portland's Willard Beach neighborhood.  His volunteer work in Maine has included serving on the Dora Small School PTA and Maine School of Science & Mathematics PTA, teaching unicycling to students at the Friends School of Portland, and being on the Board of Camp Ketcha in Scarborough. He was on the Maine DoC's advisory council for updating land use policies for 500,000+ acres of public lands and the Maine DEP's advisory board for reducing toxic chemicals, and he was the founding chair of the Maine Technology Institute's Agriculture and Forestry Tech Advisory Board.  He's also the 4th generation steward of a 500+ acre tree farm in New Hampshire. 

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Jacqui Baker, Cleantech Policy and Program Manager

Jacqui joined E2Tech in October 2023 as our Cleantech Policy and Program Manager. She also provides membership services, helps with grants and contracts and co-manages our events. 

Jacqui is a recent graduate of St. Lawrence University where she graduated with a double major in Environmental studies and Sociology. She is passionate about expanding the clean energy sector in Maine and excited to join the team. Her experience includes guiding hiking, canoeing, and camping to teach environmental ethics and outdoor knowledge. In her free time, she is an avid skier and rock climber. She is certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver,  Wilderness First Responder and AIRE Level 1 Avalanche Safety Training. 

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Simon West, Director of Finance and Human Resources

Simon has worked in banking and finance since 2010, and since 2019 he has managed E2Tech’s finances and human resources program and also has been Director of Finance and Human Resources at the Maine State Chamber. At the Chamber, he manages two departments and serves as president of the Maine State Chamber’s Education Foundation and director of the Maine Economic Research Institute. Simon completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maine Augusta and received an MBA from Thomas College.

Taylor Colbeth, USM Spring 2024 Graduate School Intern

Taylor is a current graduate student at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service where she is pursuing a Master’s in Policy, Planning, and Management with a concentration in sustainable development. After earning her B.S. in Environmental Science from USM in 2022, she began working in Maine’s clean energy sector before returning to school. Alongside interning with E2Tech, she is a graduate assistant with the University of Southern Maine’s Office of Sustainability where she has had the opportunity to sit on UMaine’s Carbon Commitment Committee and Maine’s Climate Council. In her free time, she enjoys finding new running races to participate in around Maine. 

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