Ken Scissors

Cleantech Business Coalition – Co-Chair

scissorsgj@gmail.com – (970) 314-0005

CBC co-chair Ken Scissors is a retired physician and an advocate for the role of mission-oriented businesses in improving the prosperity and sustainability of communities.  Ken helped form the Cleantech Business Coalition in 2018 with local leaders in cleantech businesses.  Ken strives to bring diverse stake-holders together to achieve common goals. 

Jim Marshall

Raven Ridge Resources, Incorporated – Executive Vice President

Cleantech Business Coalition – Co-Chair

jmarshall@ravenridge.com – (970)260-4131

Jim has spent over 40 years working to sustainably develop unconventional natural gas resources while at the same time working to reduce the emissions of potent greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere. Jim’s primary focus has been to assess and develop methane resources associated with all phases of coal mining, and has experience in almost every coal basin worldwide. In addition, recently Jim has worked with Canadian operators in the Athabasaca oil sands region to assess and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with mining activities.

Christopher Campbell

Atlasta Solar Center – Senior Project Manager

chris@atlastasolar.com – (970)242-3214

Since 1979 Atlasta Solar Center has provided Western Colorado with innovative energy solutions and service. Atlasta Solar Center serves the greater Western Colorado area with dedicated professionals in solar energy, storage, electric vehicle infrastructure and much more!

Joel Dyar

Western Colorado Alliance – Regional Organizer, Clean Energy


For over 40 years, Western Colorado Alliance has brought people together to build healthy, just, and self-reliant communities across Western Colorado. WCA is pleased to work with this innovative partnership to create new opportunities in Mesa County. 

Richard A Gordon, P.E.

Gordon and Associates, Inc, dba GEO-ag – President


With over 55 years of HVAC design experience, the last 30 almost exclusively with ground coupled heat pump systems, the focus is on sustainable HVAC systems that provide the lowest Life Cycle Cost of all available HVAC systems for residential and commercial applications. Serviceability and low maintenance costs are critical for achieving this goal. Current projects are throughout the United States and Japan along with our supplier of the ground heat exchanger in Israel.

We support the goals of the Cleantech Business Coalition and hope to become more involved as an active member in the months to come.

Steve Jozefczyk

Grand Junction Economic Partnership – Deputy Director

steve@gjep.org – (970)245-43324

Steve’s chief responsibility is business development in Mesa County. Steve supports all programs aimed toward the creation of new primary jobs, assists businesses with expansions and relocations, and serves as the point person for all data.

David B. Miller

Alpine Bank – Senior Vice President and Green Team Chairperson

DavidMiller@alpinebank.com – (970)254-2753

David chairs Alpine Bank’s award-winning ISO 14001-registered since 2006 Green Team— a Gold Member of Colorado’s Environmental Leadership Program and “24-Karat Gold Challenge” Trophy Winner, 2016 Inductee into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame, and Colorado Sustainability Team Champion in 2009.

Susan Nedell

E2 – Environmental Entrepreneurs – Mountain West Advocate


E2 is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Susan has more than 20 years of experience in executive entrepreneurship within the cleantech, aerospace, and software industries.

Raymond C Pilcher

Raven Ridge Resources Incorporated – President

pilcher@ravenridge.com – (970)260-3170

Ray has spent most of his career in sustainable energy development. He is presently focused on reducing methane emissions during the coal mining life cycle, sustainable coal mine closures and mined land repurposing, just transition for energy industry workers, and the potential for developing the hydrogen economy in Western Colorado.

Jeff Purdy

Valor Tactical Innovation – Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager

Green Valley Energy Solutions – Owner

Colorado Mesa University – Adjunct Lecturer of Environmental Science

jeffreypurdyco@gmail.com – (970)243-8750

Raised in Grand Junction, Jeff is passionate about the environment and communities he is part of. A graduate of Colorado Mesa University’s Environmental Science and Technology and Chemistry programs, he uses his skills and passions to support sustainable projects wherever possible.