Ken Scissors

Cleantech Business Coalition – Co-Chair

scissorsgj@gmail.com – (970)314-0005

CBC director Ken is a physician by profession, and an advocate for the role of mission-oriented businesses in improving the prosperity and sustainability of communities.  Inspired by the success of the Grand Junction Outdoor Recreation Coalition, he helped form the Cleantech Business Coalition in 2018.  Ken thrives in bringing diverse stake-holders together to achieve common goals.  He believes “the sky is the limit”.

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.

Diane Schwenke

GJ Chamber – President/CEO

diane@gjchamber.org – (970)242-3214

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce promotes economic growth and is the voice of business. As a catalyst for economic development, a convener of community leaders and influencers and a champion for a healthy community we focus on helping existing businesses grow, seeking collaborative solutions to workforce needs and advocating for businesses at all levels of government.

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!

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.

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.

Susan Nedell

E2 – Environmental Entrepreneurs – Mountain West Advocate