Albert Jongewaard is the Project Development Manager for Isabella Wind and began his career working on political campaigns in Wisconsin, New Jersey, Mississippi and Alabama. In 2010, Albert left the campaign trail to represent the Alabama Gulf Coast communities of Dauphin Island and Bayou La Batre during the height of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. He continued in this role and oversaw multiple economic development initiatives and issue campaigns in Alabama before joining Apex Clean Energy as a public affairs manager for the upper Midwest in November 2016. In his time with Apex, Albert has worked on clean wind energy projects in Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio and South Dakota.
John Stoliker is Isabella Wind's Lead Leasing Agent. He was born and raised in Michigan and began his professional career in the "oil patch" in Isabella County in the mid-eighties. John has done land work throughout the state, and has represented such esteemed companies as Amoco, Consumers Energy, Michigan Bell, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. He's been with Apex for four years, and he's looking forward to many more as he continues to work with landowners and municipalities in an ongoing effort to bring the many advantages of clean, renewable energy to the great state of Michigan.
Gareth D'Haillecourt is the Office Manager for Isabella Wind. Gareth has been an activist most of her life and comes from the health retail industry. She is a native of Isabella County and very knowledgeable about the community, land, and its residents.
Brian O’Shea lead's Apex's public and community engagement efforts for projects throughout Michigan as a Public Engagement Manager. Brian began his career organizing in rural communities in North Dakota and throughout Minnesota before moving to the private sector in 2013, where he worked as a consultant to numerous businesses, trade associations, nonprofits, and advocacy groups across the country on issues ranging from education policy to workforce development to clean energy. Brian was excited to join Apex Clean Energy as a public engagement manager in 2019. In this capacity, he works closely with local elected leaders, community leaders, landowners, and residents to gather local feedback, answer common questions, and work with communities to help realize their opportunities for renewable energy development and accelerate America’s shift to clean energy.
Melissa (Mel) Christensen is the Public Engagement Organizer with Apex Clean Energy. Along with Brian, Mel will work with local project supporters, landowners, community organizations, key stakeholders, and elected officials to promote the financial, health, and economic benefits that the project will provide to area communities. Mel has worked in Montcalm County for nearly eight years and her background includes fundraising and community relations for the community college and supporting economic development for rural communities. Working for Apex Clean Energy was a natural next step and she is excited to be a part of a team that is community-minded and working to deliver hope, economic security, and resilience to our area.