Meet Our New Board Members!

Friday, December 10, 2021 10:30 AM | Rylee Ewald (Administrator)

E2Tech gained five new Board Members, who were announced during our Holiday Mixer and Annual Meeting at Foundation Brewing December 1st! 


We’re looking forward to welcoming them to their first Board meeting in January, and introducing them to our member network at future events! 



Pips Veazey - UMaine Gateway 

Dr. Alice “Pips” Veazey is the inaugural director of the Portland Gateway. She joins UMaine from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she was the principal investigator and project director of the Alaska National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR).

Veazey received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bates College, and holds a master’s degree in oceanography and Ph.D. in team science leadership, both from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Her research focuses on fostering the development of large interdisciplinary initiatives. Over the past decade, she has led numerous teams of students, educators, scientists, decision makers and community partners to increase research competitiveness, promote economic development efforts and expand statewide workforce programs.


Russ Abell, PG, LSP - Sanborn Head

Russ has been a member of E2Tech’s Membership and Marketing Committee before being elected to the Board. 

He has more than 20 years of experience in hydrogeology, contaminant fate and transport, remediation, environmental compliance, and due diligence work.

Russ is a graduate of Amherst College and earned a master’s degree in geoscience from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. In line with his specialization in legal matters, Russ serves on the Marketing Committee of E2 Tech, is an active member of the Licensed Site Professional Association, the American Bar Association Section of Energy and Environment, and the Environmental Law Institute.



Vanessa Berry - ecomaine 

From the classroom to the compost pile, Vanessa joined the ecomaine team in August of 2018 to provide education and resources to member communities and residents as an Environmental Educator. As an ecomaine educator, her role changes every day. From giving tours, to conducting trash audits with students, her main goal is to encourage others to follow the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, then Recycle! Vanessa received her B.S. in Elementary Education at the University of Maine at Farmington in 2015, and found her passion for the environment as a work-study student in UMF’s Sustainable Campus Coalition. She has previously served as an Energy Efficiency Coordinator with AmeriCorps, organized a Green Team at Chelsea Elementary School, and worked one-on-one with students as an Ed. Tech in an Autism and Behavior Program.


Dale Knapp - BRI Environmental 

Dale has also been a dedicated member of E2Tech’s Membership and Marketing Committee before being elected to the Board. 

Dale is the company Principal of BRI Environmental based in Portland, Maine. Dale has over 20 years of professional experience in natural sciences, permitting, and management. He is a regionally recognized natural resource consultant, and carries the following professional certifications: Certified Soil Scientist, Licensed Site Evaluator, Certified Environmental Professional, Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and Professional Wetland Scientist. Energy projects have been a focus of Dale's professional practice and he has played a key role in the development and permitting of 17 operational wind projects, over 100 grid scale solar projects, and 15 high voltage transmission lines in New England alone.



Carrie Gilbert - Daymark EA

Carrie works closely with policymakers, regulators, renewable energy developers, and large C&I customers engaged in renewable energy markets. She is an expert on state and regional renewable energy policy and economics and she provides strategic and technical advice to clients pursuing decarbonization and sustainability goals. Carrie has appeared as an expert before FERC and before state regulatory agencies in Arkansas, Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.



Welcome to the Board Pips, Russ, Vanessa, Dale and Carrie! 


You can read more about all our Board Members on our website: 

E2Tech - Our Board




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