Our Team

SolAmerica’s leadership team has a passion for solar energy. With a unique blend of entrepreneurship and management experience in renewable energy, real estate development, finance, and construction, we understand the challenges facing businesses and utilities as they launch into a renewable energy future.


Randy Amayo

Civil Engineer

Natalie Batman

Director of Procurement

Jay Bayer

Director, Construction

Lauren Beduhn

Project Development Manager

Tully Blalock

Chief Executive Officer

John Buffington

VP, Business Development

Morgan Campbell

Senior Land Development Manager

Jacqlyn Charles

Administrative Assistant

Peter Corbett

SVP, Engineering & Construction

Clay DeFriece

GIS Manager

Alex Duckworth

Technology Manager

David Franklin

Development Engineer

Johnae Gamboa-Walker

Administrative Office Assistant

Frank Griffin

VP, Pre-construction

Julia Grootens

GIS Analyst

Isaac Hancock

Project Manager

Cecily Hein

GIS Analyst

Todd Hoffman

Senior Counsel

Sarah Hogsed

General Counsel

Candice Jones

Accounts Payable Specialist

Katie Kearney

Director, Development

Clarissa Martin

Staff Accountant

Katherine Mason

Chief Financial Officer

Ross McDaniel

Project Engineer

Natalie McGovern

Land Development Manager

Connor Noonan

Project Finance Associate

Lance Painter

Senior Project Manager

Ryan Peters

Director, Development

Adam Post

Construction Manager

Iveliz Rivera


Ludie Romilus

Project Associate

Jon Schwartz

Land Development Manager

Dan Shiley

Project Manager

Matt Short

SVP, Business Development & Commercial Transactions

Nathan Sisco

Construction Manager

Catherine Sloane

Development Analyst

Mike Soboslai

Land Development Manager

Zack Stephens

SVP, Operations

Dan Stevenson

Business Development Manager

Bryan Treese

VP of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction

Manny Uzcategui

Land Development Manager

Peter Vania


Scott Wenning

Sr Project Manager & Estimator

Chapman White

GIS Analyst & Programmer

Karl Wiedenmann

Director, Electrical Engineering

Sheresse Williams

Senior Accountant

Alyssa Winkler

O&M Project Assistant

Sam Wolfe

VP, Business Development

Tony Yonnone

SVP, Project Development & Engineering

Executive Team

Tully Blalock

Chief Executive Officer

Tully joined SolAmerica in 2017 as Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to SolAmerica, he practiced law with King & Spalding, where he was in the firm’s complex business litigation group and handled an array of business litigation and advisory matters. In addition to his legal experience, Tully previously worked in the corporate finance group of a global telecommunications company and directed and managed an e-commerce business. Tully graduated from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. in Economics and earned his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Sarah Hogsed

General Counsel

Sarah’s energy career began in 2011, analyzing power plant construction disputes and political risk insurance claims as an international arbitration associate. Since pivoting to renewable energy transactional work in 2014, Sarah has supported solar development, procurement, construction, and operations as both outside counsel and as a senior attorney at NextEra Energy Resources. She joined SolAmerica in 2020 and became General Counsel in 2023. Sarah holds a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Energy and Finance from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a JD from The George Washington University Law School.

Katherine Mason

Chief Financial Officer

Katherine has over 15 years of operational experience within the energy industry covering treasury, FP&A and accounting functions. Prior to joining SolAmerica, Katherine held senior finance and treasury roles at Eastern Generation, Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, and Catalyze, an energy transition independent power producer. Katherine graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA and Masters in Professional Accounting. She is a licensed CPA.

Matt Short

SVP, Business Development & Commercial Transactions

Matt has over 15 years of business development, operations and leadership experience in the energy and construction industries. Prior to joining SolAmerica, Matt held business development and leadership positions at M+W Energy, Petra Systems, Southland Industries, and Johnson Controls where he worked with clients to develop and build large scale financed energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout the US. Prior to entering the energy sector, Matt was President of CW Hurt Contractors, a leading commercial construction company in Charlottesville VA. Matt holds a BA and MBA from the University of Virginia.

Zack Stephens

SVP, Operations

Zack oversees origination of the company’s development assets from site control through off-taker identification. Prior to joining SolAmerica, Zack was a director at Unison Site Management, the leading aggregator of telecommunications tower lease assets in the United States, where he was instrumental in the origination, underwriting, and monetization of over $1B in assets. Zack holds an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a BA from Davidson College.

Tony Yonnone

SVP, Project Development & Engineering

Tony has been developing and building renewable energy projects since 2008, prior to which he served seven years on active duty in the US Navy as an EOD Officer and three years in grad school. He worked for EDP Renewables, NextEra Energy Resources, and GE Renewable Energy before joining SolAmerica in 2020. Tony holds a BS from the US Naval Academy, a JD from Georgia State University, an MCRP from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and MBAs from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Board of Directors

R. Stanley Allen

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, SolAmerica Energy

Jeff Small

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, MDH Partners

Kurt Zuch

Managing Partner, NextGen Capital LLC