Maria L.

SOLAR SUPPORT SPECIALIST Prior to joining SUS, Maria worked for another solar company for 2 years.  Maria said that one thing that excites her about working in the solar industry is the opportunity to “save the planet!”  CALL NOW (ext. 163) EMAIL We’d love to hear from you. Fill out the form below and we […]

Pa Kou C.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR Prior to joining SUS, Greg earned his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Eureka College. He worked as an inventory forester for Forest Resource Services and for Parklands Foundation, a land conservation organization in central Illinois. Greg is “excited to be part of a motivated group of people interested in the making […]

Mitchell E.

SOLAR DESIGNER Prior to joining SUS, Mitchell graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Multidisciplinary Engineering. He has worked in drafting and project management. Mitchell said he’s “excited to continue honing my drafting and design skills in an industry that I love.” CALL NOW EMAIL We’d love to hear from you. Fill out the […]

Steve S.

SOLAR PROJECT DEVELOPER EV Owner Steve joined the team as a Project Developer in March of 2020. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management with an emphasis on Civil Engineering. Prior to working with StraightUp Solar, Steve was self-employed and worked in industrial sales. He also he started TEDxGatewayArch.org in 2011 with the mission […]

Shannon F.

VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT 9.72 kW System Owner Shannon joined StraightUp Solar in 2013 as Director of Business Development to grow the company in Illinois.  Today she directs StraightUp Solar’s Central Illinois office in Bloomington and serves as the Vice President of Development. She also lives her passion for advancing the use of renewable energy […]

Saxon M.

PROJECT DEVELOPER Prior to working at SUS, Saxon earned his Bachelor’s in Economics, was self employed as business consultant, and spent a season as the Director of Solarize Southern Illinois. Saxon is driven by the chance to “help make the world a better place, while saving people their hard earned money.” CALL NOW EMAIL We’d […]

Rachi R.

SOLAR SUPPORT SPECIALIST & SOLAR INSTALLER Rachi joined the StraightUp Solar team after completing her solar job training, which was funded through the Future Energy Jobs Act in Illinois. Her prior experience is in selling vacation packages, and she was wanting to make a switch to make a difference. She is excited to be part […]

Patrick S.

SOLAR PROJECT DEVELOPER Patrick recently graduated with a Bachelors degree in Renewable Energy and a minor in Environmental Studies from Illinois State University. Patrick was eager to put his passion and degree to work and wants to learn as much as possible at StraightUp solar. He likes to spend his free time with family and […]

Brent R.

SENIOR PROJECT DEVELOPER 10.12 kW Array Brent Ritzel joined StraightUp Solar in 2015 as a Project Developer and has worked tirelessly since then to bring awareness of renewable energy to Southern Illinois and build enthusiasm for investment in clean energy throughout the region. Brent was born and raised in Carbondale, Illinois. After completing his Bachelor’s […]

Bob P.

SOLAR SUPPORT SPECIALIST Bob joined StraightUp Solar in September 2017. He was born in St. Louis, raised in University City, went to Michigan for H.S., and on to Villanova University for College while in the Seminary considering becoming a Priest with the Augustinians, a Catholic Religious Order. Though deciding against the Priesthood, Bob has still […]