Monika is a specialist in sustainable rural development with lifelong international experience. MA in Social Change & Development, she is published in Development in Practice and FAO Sustainability Pathways: Best Practices. Since 2013 she coordinated Mayan Power and Light projects with community partners leading to founding MPL as an independent non-profit in 2020.
John is the creative genius behind ATC. It was his vision back in 2008 that led to the development of the Design Library, offered open-source to support humanitarian projects worldwide, and dozens of successful Appropriate Technology projects in the US and Guatemala. John's background is in Architecture, and Industrial Design & Mathematics. He is recognized as a Michigan Sustainability Champion, IBM Smarter Planet Challenge, Inventor of Solar Vaccine Refrigerator, and Boston Innovation Prize winner.
Marilena runs the Mayan Power and Light program from the Guatemala field office in Quetzaltenango. She set the program curriculum, manages alliances with municipal and community organizations and leads 4 divisions of staff members running the women's entrepreneurship program, solar training and demonstration projects. Marilena's background is in Social Work, specializing in women’s empowerment. She has 12+ years leading educational programs to overcome gender barriers to economic participation for rural women in Guatemala.
Luis manages alliances, logistics and finances of MPL and the distribution of appropriate technologies in Guatemala. Luis joins us after more than 15 years in the administration of non-profit organizations.
Co-owner of MPL’s first Solar Business, Soluciones Energéticas Apropriadas,
Manages client relationships and sales of large & small solar power systems.
Specializing in financial analysis,
business strategy and sales, Saul has accelerated over 20 businesses in Guatemala. MA Financial Administration
Certified Electrician, Ricardo apprenticed with Jose Ordonez for 3 years. Now, Ricardo has designed & led over 18 solar installations teaches introductory solar power workshops.
A bilingual social worker, Eve works directly with community groups. She facilitates trainings and follows up on projects.
Carl is an author, business consultant, and sustainable food enthusiast.
Senior Project Manager, Robotics Systems for Encore Automation. Pursuing MBA at Yale University.
Senior Consultant at a HR and Talent Management consulting firm, Amy Cell Talent.
MBA Financial Administration Lawrence Technical University. Recently retired from GE as lead for Network Access Control over 6 years.
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Eastern Michigan University as well as CEO & President of Sensei Change Associates, LLC
IT Leader at DTE Energy, 20+ years of IT management experience in global environments.
13 years of leadership experience leading humanitarian projects, military missions and digital advertising technology teams across the world.
Detroit-based community leader, Angelo is ATC's in-house film & media Director. Angelo is leading the volunteer-based STEM education program, Detroit Solar.
20+ years Silicon Valley technology marketing, now working to help climate tech startups and social enterprises scale up to achieve positive impacts faster
My family loves and admires the work of this project and it's hardworking staff. We also have great admiration and love for the Guatemalan people. They have been friend and ally to us for years.