Mark Davis

President of WDC Solar

Mark A. Davis is the founder and President of WDC Solar, Inc., a minority-owned solar installation company located in Washington, D.C. Mr, Davis saw the potential role of solar power in mitigating the energy costs for low-income populations, the elderly and the disabled. He created WDC Solar, Inc. to ensure that low-income communities have a stakeholder interest in the solar industry. Mr. Davis in conjunction with the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility ("DCSEU"), created a low-income solar program designed to offer free solar systems to low-income residents who meet specified income guidelines. As an adjunct to this program since 2011, and at no cost, Mr. Davis has trained low-income men and women to enter the field of solar installation Mr. Davis majored in communication and was a star student-athlete at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where he played basketball on an athletic scholarship from 1978 to 1981. In 2015 Mr, Davis was recognized as a Green For All Climate Champion. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fox News and the Sierra Club Magazine have recognized his work. Mr. Davis was the guest of President and Mrs. Obama for President Obama's State of The Union Address in 2016.

Paul Maylone

Senior Project Engineer

Mr. Maylone has been devoted to helping bring renewable clean energy to homes, commercial projects and government facilities for over 12 years. He has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience working with industry leaders such as GroSolar and Standard Solar. At Standard Solar he was Sr. Project Manager of the District of Columbia's Department of General Services, 8 MW rooftop solar project. A project that earned Washington DC the LEED Platinum Certification - the highest possible ranking for environmental achievement possible. Paul has also been committed to and responsible for training large diverse groups of individuals in the solar energy industry. Paul is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art and the Corcoran College of Art and Design. He holds numerous certifications and awards and brings a tremendous amount of passion, creativity, expertise and professionalism to his solar project designs and installations. Mr. Maylone is an integral part of WDC Solar's mission to bring clean and affordable energy to all, especially to those in under-represented communities.

Candance Lyles

Chief Operating Officer

Candance joined WDC Solar in 2014 as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). As a member of the company's executive team, Candance evaluates and manages the resources and processes required for the successful completion of solar projects from design, permitting, procurement/construction until final interconnection. Under her leadership, WDC Solar increased its recruitment and solar training programs and expanded WDC Solar 's office locations. Prior to WDC Solar, Candance worked as the Marketing Director for the Business Womens Network (BWN), an umbrella organization linking over 5,000 women business organizations worldwide with Fortune 500 companies and federal government agencies. She co - founded ML Contracting Group, a woman owned construction company that was selected to participate in the Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) electronic surveillance process - a security system prototype rolled out to airports nationwide. Featured in the Washington Business Journal, "In A Man's World", Candance has been passionate about small business entrepreneurship since graduating from Howard University in Washington, DC. Candance is a graduate of Clark Construction's, Subcontractor Development Partnership Program and has her North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners (NABCEP) certification.

George Hall

Vice President Business Development

From Long Island, NY George has made Washington DC his home for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Cornell University where he also played and coached for the Big Red. George has spent his career in sales and marketing working for fortune 500 consumer marketing companies as well as start-up companies. In previous roles he has worked on HIV/AIDS social marketing campaigns targeting at risk youth population throughout the United States. As Vice President of Business Development, he says "I couldn't be more excited about our work at Interurban Solar where our primary mission is to provide affordable, clean energy and job training and opportunities to local communities."

Edwin Avent

Edwin Avent is the Director of Business Development for InterUrban Solar, LLC. A graduate of Cornell University, Mr. Avent is a devoted husband and father of two wonderful sons, the Co-Founder of the non-profit mentoring and scholarship organization, Black Professional Men, and is chairman of the board of The Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys and a Co-Founder of The Philadelphia Collegiate School for Boys, both charter schools devoted to preparing boys in urban areas to become college graduates. Before serving in this capacity, Edwin was Vice President of MWE Partnership LLC, an employee benefits company based in Hanover, MD and was responsible for regional sales activities. Prior to joining MWE he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Opulent Cloud, a Baltimore based cloud computing company and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.

Ja'mia Morton

Ja'Mia Morton is a graduate of Spingarn Senior High School here in Washington D.C. Ja'Mia was a co-captain for the volleyball team in high school and also played on the school's rugby team. In 2015, Ja'Mia registered for the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP). After successfully completing the program Ms. Morton was selected along with a number of other MBSYEP participants to join WDC Solar training program. Since finishing the training program, Ja'Mia has become adept at walking WDC Solar customers through the solar installation process. Along with working with the permits and application process, Ja'Mia also works closely with utility companies, project engineers, installers and interacts with the customers on a daily basis. Ja'Mia is just one of numerous employees that have gone through WC Solar's training program that are significantly contributing to WDC Solar's efforts to help make Washington DC the greenest city in the nation.

Jeff Gilbert

O&M Senior Manager

Jeff brings over 25 years of experience in the solar energy industry working and living in the Mid-Atlantic area his whole life. He graduated from the University of MD with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and knew even before graduating that he wanted to work with solar energy. Jeff has a particular passion for teaching and training, and regularly leads live and online trainings on various aspects of the solar industry. Earlier in his career Jeff owned and operated a solar contracting business called Chesapeake Solar LLC. In 2008 his company was listed on Inc. Magazine's 500 fastest-growing small companies, and later that same year the company was acquired by groSolar, one of the nation's leading solar energy companies at the time. Jeff says he loves his work and wouldn't change anything about it.