Career Stories

“After my unplanned early exit from the army, I was unemployed for six months and looking for any job I could find, and I wound up with a career that I can’t see myself not doing. It’s truly an awesome job in an awesome field, and Nexamp is an awesome company!”

Jeffrey served in the military for 13 years, then took the next step in his career at a solar energy installer while completing an electrical apprentice program.

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Jeffrey Dick

Operations and Maintenance Electrician, Nexamp

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U.S. Army Infantry

Jeff serves as an Airborne Infantryman, completing two tours each in both Afghanistan and Iraq


Crew Lead

At Strata Solar, Jeff leads three-to-twelve-person crews responsible for the installation of solar PV systems


Commissioning Field Technician

Jeff performs quality assurance electrical testing of newly constructed solar PV systems


Electrician Apprentice (Nexamp)

At Nexamp, Jeff services solar PV systems while going to night school to earn his Journeyman Electrician License


Operations and Maintenance Electrician

Jeff now performs annual maintenance, service calls, and quality inspections of solar PV systems

"I see the positive effects of my work right away."

Dusniel became a home energy professional because he was looking for work that was stable and would let him apply his skills with hands-on work, tools, and equipment. Then, it grew into much more.

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Dusniel Alvarez

Housing and Energy Director

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Retrofit Installer Technician

Dusniel works on installing home energy efficiency upgrades


Crew Leader

Dusniel becomes a supervisor coordinating a team of Retrofit Installer Technicians


Energy Auditor/Quality Control Inspector

Dusniel performs home energy audits and ensures quality standards are met


Weatherization Manager

Dusniel manages agency weatherization program services


Housing & Energy Director

Dusniel now coordinates production between several programs

"This isn’t just a job. This is a career."

Salina worked towards a career as a home energy professional seeking to help the families in her community to improve their homes, safety, and health.

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Salina Colon​

Senior Project Manager

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Program Manager

Salina starts doing office work with a contractor



Salina obtains her Building Analyst certification


Program Support Specialist

Salina begins working at her local community action agency


Utility Program Manager

Salina is promoted and obtains 5 nationally recognized certifications


Senior Project Manager

Salina is promoted again and is cross-trained in all weatherization roles

"We make a difference."

When Wayne started out as a crew worker at age 15, he didn’t realize how much weatherization would become a part of his life.

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Wayne Thompson​

Program Director​

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Crew Worker

Wayne starts his career in weatherization at 15 years old


Crew Leader

Within two years, Wayne is managing his own crew



Wayne successfully continues moving forward as a home energy professional


Program Director

Wayne mentors other agencies throughout the state

"There’s a place for your talents."

Marcy started her career in higher education, and looking for a change, she became a Senior Instructional Designer for the Weatherization Assistance Program.

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Marcy Mulholland-Chandler​

Senior Instructional Designer​

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Instructional Designer

Marcy starts creating instructional and training materials for adult learning


E-Learning and Multimedia Specialist

Marcy creates tutorials and simulations for on-the-job training


Training Coordinator

Marcy puts her training skills to work in the Weatherization Assistance Program


Senior Instructional Designer

Marcy is promoted and continues to impact local home energy professionals

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