Eli’s love for skiing has put him in some precarious situations in the past. On one occasion at the edge of a steep couloir high on Mt. Rainier, Eli and his partners had to decide if the slope was safe to descend. After assessing the avalanche conditions, verifying their position on the map, and talking with his partners, they dropped in, and it was best run of his life. Whether backcountry skiing or at work, Eli loves to gather and evaluate information from a variety of sources and use that data to lead a group or project forward.

Eli brings those leadership and analysis skills to PSC, where he serves as the director of clean energy financing for Michigan Saves. Primarily, he manages the adoption, design, and implementation of new financing products to ensure all Michiganders have access to the clean energy economy. He accomplishes this in part by building partnerships with local, regional, and national financial institutions to identify and fill market gaps.

Eli comes to PSC from a career in the public sector where he most recently managed an energy efficiency and renewable energy revolving loan fund for the State of Washington, which focused on nonprofit facilities, affordable multifamily housing, and small businesses. He also has experience addressing climate change through a state-run carbon pricing program.

Email: [email protected]

A Little More…

Education: BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado, MPA from the University of Washington, and a certificate in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy from Yale University

With PSC since: April 2022

PSC superpower: Ensuring no LaCroix in the breakroom goes undrunk

Favorite part of working at PSC: Working with leading minds from around the country to bring best practices to Michigan

Why Michigan? Getting to have a glass of wine at Paramita Sound in Detroit after work