Dwain began his career in Austin practicing intellectual property law with a focus on high tech and funding of early stage companies.
In 2003, Dwain began work at the Texas General Land Office as a staff attorney, as Special Counsel to the Commissioner, and finally as the Deputy Commissioner for Renewable Energy.
From 2012 until 2016, Dwain served as Transportation and Policy Research Director of the Texas Sustainable Research Institute at UT San Antonio. Dwain also served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Central Texas Fuel Independence Project, and directed research into stationary energy technologies. From 2016 until the present, Dwain has been the Executive Director for CleanTX. Dwain is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a Juris Doctor from UT Law School.
Heather Rose is a physics student at the University of Texas at Austin. For CleanTX she manages the website, assists with CleanTX events, and creates video content for distribution. Heather is also an Undergraduate Research Assistant at the Webber Energy Group where she researches rainwater harvesting, UV residential rainwater treatment, green roofs and rooftop gardening. Heather is also a musician and performs around the Austin area under her stage name Heather Scarlett Rose.
Sarah is an MBA candidate focused on cleantech and energy finance and is excited to work on renewable energy projects. Prior to McCombs, she worked in Washington, DC, advocating for climate change and renewable energy policies at the federal level and in the lead up to the Paris Climate Accord with Union of Concerned Scientists. She also served as an appointee at the Department of Energy Office of Congressional and Governmental Affairs, supporting Secretary Moniz’s work with stakeholders and Congress. Sarah is originally from mid-Michigan and earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy.
Steven is a social media guru and founder of Green Purpose, LLC is an eco-capitalist enterprise that provides profitable, personalized, and sustainable solutions for commercial businesses to save money while saving the planet. Learn more about his company by visiting www.raceforzerowaste.com
Leo is a mechanical engineer originally from Caracas, Venezuela. Leo comes from a line of engineers, specializing in grain elevator equipment. He is looking to transition his talents into the clean tech industry.
Amy is an environmental reporter and journalist with a thirst for covering energy and local politics. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the well re-known Austin Eco Network Blog. A New Jersey native, she graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in 2012 and spent a year working as a staff writer for The Evening Sun in Hanover, PA before moving to Austin in the summer of 2013. She has since fallen in love with the city, its strong environmental ethos, and its commitment to renewable energy and climate protection. (And the weather is not half bad either.)