President and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Principal at GreeneHurlocker, PLC
Counsel at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Calvin ‘Cal’ Redekop
Cal brings a lifetime of academic and business leadership experience, including positions as a professor, dean and vice president at numerous American and Canadian colleges and universities, and the successful development of farm equipment and solar companies. Growing up in Montana during the Dust Bowl (1930-1937) instilled in Cal a deep appreciation of the power of nature and faith, addressed in his (2000) publication of Creation and the Environment: An Anabaptist Perspective on a Sustainable World (Center Books in Anabaptist Studies) and Enchantment and Despair: Montana Childhood Stories, 1925 – 1937. Cal earned a BA in social science from Goshen College, an MA in History and Sociology from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD in Sociology/Anthropology from the University of Chicago.
Chief Counsel and Strategy Officer
Karen E. Torrent serves as Secure Futures Chief Counsel and Strategy Officer. In this role, Ms. Torrent operates as the Company’s in-house counsel, and is responsible for the strategic direction of its market and policy leadership. Karen brings her experience as a former Capitol Hill staffer and government prosecutor with extensive regulatory, government and litigation experience in the public and private sectors. Her prior work includes reauthorization of the federal Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit, Title 9 Energy Programs under the Agricultural Act of 2014, and the Energy Independence and Security Policy Act of 2007. Ms. Torrent previously served as a Majority Staff Counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Committee of the United States House of Representatives, Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice and Federal Legislative Director for a regional environmental non-profit. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota.
Chief Marketing Officer
Erik oversees marketing and public relations outreach for Secure Futures. He brings 25 years experience in corporate communications, including a stint at Los Angeles and San Francisco offices of Hill and Knowlton, the world’s oldest and largest public relations agency. Since 2009, Erik has run the Curren Media Group, a marketing agency focused on the solar power industry. In 2016 he published The Solar Sales Leap, the first ever guide to online marketing for solar energy companies. Erik also draws from his experience as a local elected official — since 2012 he has served as a city councilman in Staunton, VA — to support the company’s public policy outreach.
Chief Operating Officer
Maggie joined the Secure Future’s team in June 2015 as Administrative Officer. She manages the day-to-day operations, contract administration and human resources. She brings 25 years of experience in business administration, accounting, and human resources with telecommunications, highway construction, and retail businesses. Maggie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Organizational Development from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA. She received an MBA with non-profit specialization from Marylhurst University in Portland, OR.
Amory serves as the Program Coordinator for Secure Futures with responsibilities in business development and project coordination. He is responsible for communicating with current and prospective clients and strategic partners, coordinating solar feasibility studies and project installations, and conducting market analysis. Amory’s interest in solar began at Albemarle High School by founding a student campaign supporting renewable energy and has continued through his work with Secure Futures. He received a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning at Virginia Tech in 2016.
Communications and Policy Coordinator
Jesse serves as the company’s Communications and Policy Coordinator. His responsibilities include earned media and social media, monitoring energy-related policy initiatives in the state legislature, and serving as the Executive Director for the Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance (VA-REA). Jesse previously served as president of DivestEMU and internal communications director of the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition. A native of Lancaster Pennsylvania, Jesse graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in 2016 with a BA in Environmental Sustainability.
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Sam joined Secure Futures in 2016 as the Campus Sustainability Coordinator, under contract with Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, VA. In this role Sam brings to focus Secure Futures’ capacity for customer-focused resilient solutions to the environmental concerns and plans for conservation in the Mary Baldwin University community. Sam’s interest in conservation grew out of his experiences at Eastern Mennonite University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Sustainability in 2016.
Andrew serves as the Technical Coordinator for Secure Futures, managing the energy production of the installed solar systems, conducting technical and economic analysis for solar feasibility studies, and coordinating the operation and maintenance of installed solar systems. Andrew previously served as an intern with Secure Futures during his senior year of college. A native of Pennsylvania. Andrew graduated from Eastern Mennonite University (VA) in 2016 with a BA in Economics and Environmental Sustainability.
Karen joined Secure Futures in 2017 as Market Analyst, with a focus on conducting market research and supporting inbound marketing. In this capacity she is applying her research skills and graduate education in psychiatric nursing from The Catholic University of America. She also holds a post-graduate degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health
Business Development Consultant
R. Macon Rich
Program and Policy Adviser
Matt advises the Company’s program, policy, portfolio, and communications development activities. Matt has over three years of experience in the solar industry, focusing on marketing and sales, business transactions and policy. A native of Virginia, Matt graduated from St. Lawrence University (NY) in 2012 with a BA in Environmental Studies and Government. Matt is currently pursuing a MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business.
Policy Research Intern
Thane serves as Policy Research Intern. His responsibilities include developing a database detailing ordinances relating to solar energy in localities and utilities across Virginia, along with additional policy research projects. A Senior at Eastern Mennonite University, Thane is earning his degree in Environmental and Social Sustainability, as well as History.
Asset Analysis Intern
Joseph serves as Asset Analysis Intern. His responsibilities include daily monitoring of Secure Futures solar assets, generating the Solar Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), and creating annual reports. A Senior at Eastern Mennonite University, Joseph is earning his degree in Economics as well as Environmental Sustainability, and a minor in Spanish.