Betsy Ford – Solar Project Development
Betsy joined StraightUp Solar in August 2013, after having worked with another solar integrator for 1 1/2 years. Betsy brings a strong background in environmental policy having also previously worked in Washington for a Member of Congress as a legislative aide for energy and the environment. In 2003 she went on to receive her Masters of Social Work with a focus on poverty & employment.
After working briefly in that field, she sought to combine both areas of expertise and passion, and did consulting in sustainable business practices. This ultimately led to her longterm professional commitment to developing new solar installations. She also has worked for an outdoor retailer for many years, outfitting individuals for the backcountry.
She enjoys traveling to New England where her family lives, and loves hiking and backpacking in undisturbed wilderness areas.