MARTY GROHMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Martin Grohman holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer and is certified as a LEED(R) AP. 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 (the joke is it's doing better without him :). 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. He is on the board of Maine Philanthropy Center, Portland Chamber Music Fest, and is a member of the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club.
Marty grew up in Carthage, Maine, where his family still runs a small farm keeping Jersey cows. He and his wife Amy and their two children live in Biddeford. Amy works for telecommunications leader Tilson Technology of Portland.
RYLEE EWALD, CLEAN TECH POLICY & PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR
Rylee Ewald is a recent graduate from St. Lawrence University with a dual degree in English and Environmental Studies. She moved to Maine soon after graduation to explore career opportunities, and eventually found the perfect fit at E2Tech. She says that her interest in the environmental and cleantech fields started with her love for outdoor recreation. She spends most of her free time hiking, camping, skiing and paddle boarding.
Rylee grew up in Cavendish, Vermont where her parents and younger brother still reside. She now lives in Portland, where she also works at Sebago Brewing Co. and helps out at Little River Flower Farm in Buxton.
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.