Our mission-driven team leverages an extensive knowledge of clean energy technology, project finance, land-use and contract law, public policy and best-in-class project management practices. All partners are committed to our Smart Development methodology and a disciplined approach.
Luke Shullenberger - Managing Partner
Luke is the principal founder and Managing Partner of Green Lantern Solar. He is an entrepreneurial development professional with 20 years of experience in retail development, mixed-use commercial real-estate, clean-tech/renewables and brownfields redevelopment. Luke's areas of expertise and focus are emerging energy technologies, sustainable development practices, project finance strategy, and public policy. Prior to Green Lantern Capital, Luke was a founder and President of real-estate development and asset-management firms Pinnacle Development Group and Greenergy Development.
Luke has a BA in History with a concentration in Environmental Studies and Economics from Williams College.
Bill Miller, Ph.D- Chief Financial Officer
Bill is a Partner and Chief Financial Officer for Green Lantern Solar. He has over 30 years of experience in finance, including 20 years as CFO and VP of Finance in the financial services, construction, development, and manufacturing sectors. Bill has conducted complex financial modeling for a wide variety of real-estate and development projects, and has domain expertise in financing, funding, grant, and tax credit strategies. In addition to his work with Green Lantern Solar, he regularly consults with community groups and local government agencies on development and budget issues.
Bill has a BA from UCLA, and a PhD from the University of Michigan.
Peter Edlund - VP of Operations
As VP of Operations for the Green Lantern Solar, Peter manages the engineering, permitting and construction cycle for all of our projects, from bidding through completion, while maintaining industry-leading Quality Assurance and safety standards.
Peter has 20 years of experience in renewable energy, power generation and process manufacturing, with long tenures at Boeing and Northern Power. Most recently Peter was the Construction Coordinator for the FEMA Tropical Storm Irene Disaster Case Management Program.
Peter has a BS from Northern Arizona University in Industrial Supervision.
Scott Buckley- VP of Underwriting
Scott serves as the Vice President of Underwriting for Green Lantern Solar. He brings years of experience in Brownfield redevelopment, environmental remediation, and real estate development, management and investing from his time as the General Manager of ENPRO and CEO of KW Vermont. Scott earned a business certificate from HBX, Harvard Business School, focusing on business analytics, mirco economics and financial accounting. He currently serves as a board member for Vermont Environmental Consortium, is a Co-Founder of Foundations Investment Group, and is a leadership speaker and instructor for several organizations.
Scott has a BA in Neuroscience from Middlebury College and is currently working on his Master’s in Management at Harvard, with an additional graduate certificate in real estate investing.
Anna Bowler - Director of Asset Management
As a Director of Asset Management, Anna works closely with Lester Humphreys to ensure optimal production of the Green Lantern Solar portfolio. Anna has been working in Vermont's green energy sector since 2011 in various capacities from installation to development and management.
Sam Carlson - Director of Project Development
Sam serves as the Director of Project Development for Green Lantern. Prior to joining Green Lantern Solar he worked, for over 20 years, as an Economist with the World Bank. His primary responsibilities involved investment project origination, development, financing, management and economic evaluation. Sam completed his graduate degree in Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont, adding to his Masters of Public Administration from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. He also holds a BA from Dartmouth College.
Ralph Meima, Ph.D - Director of Development
Ralph is Director of Project Development for Green Lantern in Southern Vermont. He leads solar project development, sales, and stakeholder relations in the counties of Windham, Windsor, and Bennington. His career spans international marketing, consulting, and systems analysis roles in the IT industry. He also devoted part of his career to research and teaching in management education with a sustainability focus, and founded/directed the Marlboro MBA in Managing for Sustainability. For the past decade, he has been a renewable energy advocate, serving on the Brattleboro Energy Committee and participating in the Vermont Energy Action Network.
Ralph has an engineering degree from RPI, an MBA from the Wharton School, and a PhD in management from Lund University, Sweden.
Alan Pratt - Director of Operations
Alan serves as Director of Operations for Green Lantern Solar. This position requires involvement from the early design stages to the commissioning of each project. Working closely with engineers, product manufacturers, and contractors Alan coordinates schedule and workflow at each site to assure on time completion and high quality.
Alan has been involved in wind and solar renewables for 15 years participating in projects across Vermont and lives with his wife and son in the Mad River valley.
Jody Schroeder - Controller
Jody serves as the Controller for Green Lantern Solar. Prior to joining the Green Lantern Team, she worked 13 years as the Comptroller/ Accounting Manager with iTech US, Inc.
She has 18+ years of finance/accounting experience (7 of which were in the Atlanta, GA area where she volunteered for the 1996 Olympic Field Hockey venue).
Jody earned a BS in Business with a concentration in HR Management, from the University of Vermont. Jody lives in Bristol with her husband and 2 sons.
Eden Shullenberger - Director of Marketing
As the Director of marketing for Green Lantern Solar, Eden oversees the development and implementation of the company's brand and marketing strategies. Prior to joining the Green Lantern team, Eden spent years working in the e-commerce industry as a marketing and design content specialist.
Eden earned her BS from the University of New Hampshire.
David Carpenter, Esq. - General Counsel &
Director of Development
Prior to joining Green Lantern Dave served as Associate General Counsel at Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (2007-2012) where he was lead inside counsel on environmental and renewable energy matters. Dave also worked in private practice at firms in New York, Massachusetts and Vermont, where he represented Green Lantern Solar for nearly five years and worked on dozens of zoning, land use, brownfield and site remediation projects.
Dave earned his J.D and M.S.E.L from Vermont Law School in 1997, and is a 1990 graduate of Penn State. Dave lives in Orwell, VT where he is a Firefighter and Chairman of the Orwell Volunteer Fire Department; soccer coach for the Orwell-Benson Coyotes; and a Member of the Slate Valley Unified School District Board. Dave is also a Member of the Vermont Bar Association's Board of Managers.
Derek Cypher - Director of Operations
Derek joins Green Lantern Solar as an experienced team player with a proven track record of delivering high-quality, value-driven results by developing strong relationships with customers, stakeholders, and construction crews. Prior to joining the team, Derek served as a Director of Solar Operations and Maintenance & a Project Supervisor for another large Vermont solar company where he managed a 30-megawatt portfolio as well as supervised the construction of 35-megawatts of solar projects across the Northeast. Derek brings over ten years of experience in the manufacturing industry as well.
Derek holds a Vermont Journeyman Electricians License and a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Construction Supervisors License. He is also a veteran of the United States Army’s 82 nd Airborne Division.
Lester Humphreys - Director of Asset Management