Carly RixhamCarly Rixham

Executive Director,

Carly joined ASES as executive director in June, 2014. She is a renewable energy professional with a diverse background in solar, biofuels, education and wastewater management. She received her master of science degree in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder where she researched microalgae for the production of bio-diesel and bio-ethanol. While studying in Boulder, Rixham served as director of arts and sciences at CU Energy, where she was instrumental in recruiting student involvement for events such as the Energy Frontiers conference. She has also taught biology and ecology at the university and high school levels. She also was a microbiologist at BioVantage Resources, culturing algae for bio-remediation of nutrients in wastewater. Prior to her renewable energy career, she worked in software development and customer support at Intuit.

Rixham served as a volunteer on several ASES membership and fundraising projects. She is passionate about nonprofit organizational development, and plans to take ASES into the next generation, reaffirming the organizations role as a leader in the renewable energy community. As solar energy gains success in the market place, Rixham is interested in pushing the solar agenda on a grassroots level. Dedicated to connecting science with the greater community of solar advocates, she is eager to support local chapters to help get real people involved in solar. She envisions a stronger connection with universities, as a way to recruit a new generation of professionals in renewable energy.

Tiffiny Harrower

Finance & Accounting Manager,


Lauren Harrower

Membership Manager and Data Analyst

Lauren joined ASES as Membership Manager in December, 2014. She has spent the last few years studying Biology at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Nursing at Denver School of Nursing. Lauren has worked various challenging professional jobs, but truly enjoys working with an organization with such dedicated staff and supporters, and inspiring vision. As a young person, Lauren was a member of her community Task Force and actively participated in service learning projects that focused on youth leadership and community outreach. Her time volunteering with like-minded individuals had a lasting impression. She is ecstatic to work for a non-profit organization in such an innovative industry, with such a strong history and supporters. In her free time, Lauren, like most Coloradan’s, enjoys being outdoors and staying active!



scott  singerScott Singer

Social Media Advocate Intern,

Scott is working on his Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering in January at CU Boulder pursuing reserach in Bioenergy and Bioresource recovery under the direction of Dr. Jason Ren. Before starting graduate school at CU he was a process engineer at IM Flash Technologies assisting in the fabrication of flash memory in the Dry Etch department. He came to IM Flash Technologies after graduating from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s in Chemical and Biological engineering. His hobbies include, skiing, hiking, sustainability, and renewable energy.

miranda fisherMiranda Fisher

Marketing & Development Intern,

Miranda Fisher currently lives in Nederland, Colorado. She is originally from Colorado however after graduating from Colorado State University with her Bachelor’s in Journalism and Technical Communication, she decided to move around a bit and lived in Las Vegas, Nevada and Santa Fe, New Mexico where she worked in a variety of political organizing and social service fields. She returned to Colorado at the beginning of 2014 so that she could focus on her educational studies. At this time she is completing a Master’s in Public Administration through Penn State’s World Campus. In addition to completing an internship with ASES, she works part time for a home health care agency completing various quality assurance projects. When she is not working or focusing on school work, she enjoys spending time with her dogs (two Shar Pei’s named SoCo and Kahlua), reading anything and everything, going on hikes with her family and of course, snowboarding at Eldora.


Maureen McIntyre

Editor and Publisher,

Maureen-McIntyre-150x150Maureen first joined SOLAR TODAY in 1990. She served as editor until 1998 and editor and publisher from 1998 until 2003. She returned to SOLAR TODAY in September 2014 as editor and publisher.

Her interest in solar energy technologies and policies began in the late 1970s when she worked as a home builder and remodeler. During the 1980s, she taught owner builders to build energy-efficient, solar homes, and edited and published Owner Builder, a national full-color magazine. From 2006 to 2008, she edited and published the Boulder Green Building Journal, a full-color magazine serving the Colorado Front Range.

Through her firm, McIntyre Communications, Maureen offers writing, editing, and speaking services focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and green building. Her writing credits include feature articles in Green Builder Magazine, LBM Journal, Builder, Construction Specifier, HOME, and other publications. She currently provides communications services for a range of clients, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, and others.

Maureen welcomes editorial suggestions, feedback, and letters to the editor from SOLAR TODAY readers.

Brooke Simmons

Managing Editor,


Cindy Richards

Art Director

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