Terrall Shields

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Steve Sommers

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 […]

Saxon Metzger

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Sally Olson

SENIOR ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST Sally joined the StraightUp Solar team in February of 2019 as and Accounting Specialist I. She graduated with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Business from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2012. Sally has worked in various industries from automotive to legal and has over 10 years of Accounting experience. […]

Ryan Stone

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Peter Kennell

PROJECT DEVELOPER Peter joined StraightUp Solar in the summer of 2020. He has a BA in Human Ecology, and has a passion for digital modeling to show what the human environment could potentially be. After college he launched an Architectural Visualization venture and created models and renderings of proposed structures, landscapes, and solar arrays. Peter […]

Patrick Schaaf

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 […]

Noel Larimer

LEAD SERVICE TECHNICIAN & O&M SPECIALIST Noel joined the StraightUp Solar team in early 2019. He has extensive experience in mechanical and electrical work in the renewable energy field and isa certified emergency medical first responder. He was a jet engine mechanic in the US Navy and wind turbine technician as well. Outside of work […]

Cherie Ellis

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE Cherie joined StraightUp Solar in 2018 after a diverse career in engineering, project management, and accounting. Cherie started her career with McDonnell Douglas as a Senior Systems Engineer and the Naval Air Command as a Software Development/First Article Test Engineer. She transitioned into executive corporate roles early in her career and […]

Chad Fisk

ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST Chad has a BS in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. Prior to working for StraightUp Solar Chad spent 7 years subcontracting for Ameren in Missouri. He is originally from Troy, Illinois, and in his spare time likes to golf and play pool. Chad is “excited to start out his accounting career with […]