Team & Culture

We strive to build better software with lower budgets.

Team

It's in our collective DNA to work, adapt, and figure out the challenges of community solar adoption.

John Wilson

Chief Technology Officer

A software development expert and renewable energy innovator, John Wilson brings 25 years experience in IT management. Before working with Neighborhood Sun John was part of the team that started Bullfrog Power, as VP Operations, where he was responsible for all IT and software development for 14 years.

Prior to Bullfrog Power, John held several senior technology positions at Fidelity National Information Services Wealth Management Division where he defined and developed an enterprise desktop and wireless wealth management solution.

Gary Skulnik

Founder and CEO, Neighborhood Sun

Our CEO, Gary Skulnik, has been a leader in the clean energy field inMaryland since 2000. Either as an advocate or an entrepreneur he has led efforts to market clean energy to end users and helped pass the state’s most important clean energy legislation.

As President of Clean Currents, Gary ran the entire sales and marketing side of the business, which grew to reach $22M in annual revenue with 25,000 residential equivalent customers. Most importantly, Gary developed and managed the Clean Currents brand, which became the strongest, most authentic green brand in the energy space in the Mid-Atlantic.

Armando Gaetaniello

Director of Strategy

Armando has decided long ago that he couldn’t sit idle and watch the climate emergency go unchecked. He has an M.Sc. in Global Environmental Change Management (in Germany) that completes his B.A. in Human Geography (in Italy). In the past he researched on and advocated for stronger climate policies and sustainable food systems.

With community-shared solar, he’s excited that solar energy can finally be brought to the scale we need and drastically reduce CO2 emissions. Armando’s been part of Neighborhood Sun from the beginning and directly or indirectly facilitated enrollments of about 2500 households across Maryland. He now focuses on developing new business opportunities, partnering with communities and solar companies to enable new projects to come to fruition.

Sherry Robinson

Director of Sales

With over 20 years of experience in the Retail Energy arena, the newest addition to the Neighborhood Sun team is, Sherry Robinson. Sherry honed her skills in Sales Operations and brings a proven track record in the areas of sales team training, compliance, and most notably, revenue growth for high profile clients throughout the US.  A champion for promoting Renewable Energy and educating consumers on the value of purchasing Green, Sherry looks forward to continuing her collaborative proactive approach as she joins Neighborhood Sun as the Director of Sales.  Joining Neighborhood Sun returns Sherry to her passion, the client side of selling as she thrived in this role at including Sales Channel Manager, Mass Markets Manager and Field Execution Manager for 10 years at Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. (WGL Energy).  In recent years she gained valuable experience working for various vendor companies in multiple roles such a Chief Administrative Officer.

In her free time, she mentors Middle school girls with her sorority and spends time playing tennis and hiking and walking in nature.  Sherry has a B.A. from Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio.

Emily Tokarowski

Director of Marketing and Operations

With her passion for environmental justice and climate change mitigation and adaptation, Emily is committed to being a key player in global, positive change. She received a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and communication from Stonehill College, and a master’s degree in engineering, science, and technology entrepreneurship from the University of Notre Dame. While at Notre Dame, Emily worked with ND-GAIN to create a business that would provide city officials and business professionals with the means to successfully acquire and allocate resources for the implementation of climate change adaptation solutions in their respective communities.Emily joined Neighborhood Sun as the first full-time hire back in 2017.  During her time here she has worn many hats, ranging from community engagement, to digital & physical marketing, to project & office management.

Emily joined Neighborhood Sun as the first full-time hire back in 2017.  During her time here she has worn many hats, ranging from community engagement, to digital & physical marketing, to project & office management.

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Culture

We drive to innovate around every challenge, to be responsive, to follow up diligently, and to care deeply about our customers.

people in front of solar

The SunEngine team embarked on creating a better platform for community solar subscription management because we saw a gap in the marketplace. Our goal is to build better software and processes on a budget through day-to-day innovation.

Our platform is unique because it leverages our experience in the trenches, knocking on doors and signing people up. Moreover, we are hands-on, meaning that we work side-by-side with our project owner partners.

With all of our collective projects, we drive to innovate around every challenge, to be responsive, to follow up diligently, and to care deeply about the end-user. This results in massive dividends down the road as we grow.