Meet Our Team Of Solar Professionals

Southern Current’s team includes NABCEP-certified solar energy professional and installers. We’re a leading developer in the residential, commercial and large scale markets, with hundreds of systems currently providing power to customers across the Southeastern United Sates. Our integrated platform includes Project Development, Engineering, Construction, Maintenance, Finance, and Asset Management.

Southern Current LLC

Our Executive Team

Jon Downey - President & CEO

Jon began his tenure with Southern Current by orchestrating the 2016 merger between Sustainable Energy Solutions and Solbridge Energy which formed the company.  Since then, in his roles as CFO, President and as of 2018, CEO, Jon has managed the rapid growth of all sectors of the Company’s business.

Prior to Southern Current, Jon spent more than 20 years in senior management positions for rapidly growing, technology‐centric businesses. Included in this experience are terms as COO and CFO at Queensboro, Vice President of Operations at Red Ventures and Vice President of Merchandising at TSI. Each of these businesses grew more than 100% during Jon’s tenure. Jon holds a BA from Duke University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.


Paul Fleury - Chief Development Officer

Paul focuses on solar public policy, utility relations, and business development. Prior to Southern Current, Paul spent 8 years as an owner and senior manager of Sustainable Energy Solutions. During that time, Paul led the site acquisition and development activities for over 500 MWs of large scale solar projects across the Carolinas as well as a 10-fold increase in residential and commercial sales. Paul currently serves as a board member of the South Carolina Solar Business Alliance and has helped shape the South Carolina solar legislative and regulatory landscape. Included in his successes are the implementation of the Act 236 Distributed Energy Resource Program, the revision and adoption of Net Metering 2.0 and the crafting of a unified interconnection standard across the state. Paul holds a BA from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Outside of work he enjoys spending time outdoors and on the water with his wife or on one of the Lowcountry’s many beautiful golf courses.


Greg White - Chief EPC Officer

Greg White - Chief EPC Officer

Greg focuses on engineering, procurement and construction. Prior to Southern Current, Greg was a founding partner of Sustainable Energy Solutions, where he managed over 200 successful solar installations at Department of Defense, commercial, residential and non-profit facilities in SC, NC, TN, MS, MD and NY. Greg was directly responsible for the deployment of over a 1 MW of residential installations in the growing South Carolina market. Greg is a licensed South Carolina Contractor, holds his NABCEP SHI and has completed the OSHA 30 Construction Certification. He also holds a BA in Advertising from the University Of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism. Outside of work Greg enjoys spending time with his incredible wife Veronica, getting out on the water any way he can, listening to live music, and relaxing on the beach or by the pool.


Kent Trowbridge - Chief Commercial Officer

Kent focuses on large scale solar project development.  Prior to Southern Current, Kent founded and managed Solbridge Energy, a solar farm development company that focused on bringing cutting-edge technology and techniques to the land acquisition process and financing viable solar projects. Earlier in his life, Kent graduated from Yale University and then moved to New York, where he received an MBA in finance from the NYU Stern School of Business. While he has worked and financed various start-ups, Kent’s most visible success came from his work as Senior Vice President of Operations for the retailer Delia’s. During his six-year tenure, annual sales grew from $150,000 to more than $150 million. Outside of work, Kent enjoys traveling, tennis, and spending time with his wonderful wife Laura and his two children, Claire and McCabe.

David Brueck - Vice President, EPC

David has over 12 years of experience in engineering, design, procurement, and construction coordination of electrical systems. David has designed and directed the construction of over 8 MW of Solar PV systems around the country from Puerto Rico to Maine to Hawaii for commercial clients and the U.S. Government. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University. He is a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer who is registered in the states of SC, NC, GA, WI, AZ, and HI. David is also a NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Certified PV Installer.


Bret Sowers - Vice President, Development & Strategy

Bret Sowers - VP, Development Strategy

Bret oversees the company’s state and federal policy and regulatory engagement.

Prior to Southern Current, Bret spent over six years developing and constructing commercial and large-scale solar energy plants holding titles as Project Manager and Senior Business Developer.

Over the course of many years Bret has engaged in economic development and business transactions across the Southeastern U.S. helping facilitate hundreds of millions of new capital investment in solar energy plants in addition to helping attract new companies to locate or invest in various markets.

As a leader in the advanced energy industry, Bret serves on the board of various non-profit industry organizations holding titles of Chairman and Treasurer.  He is a frequent speaker and panelists at industry events across the country where he promotes common-sense energy reforms and increased involvement from the private sector in new energy infrastructure.

Across the country Bret is integrally involved in helping shape new energy policies within state legislatures, utilities commissions, and other state agencies that would result in better service and lower costs for ratepayers.

At the federal level Bret frequently visits with Congressional offices, DOE, USTR, DOC, and other federal agencies on matters pertaining tax and trade in addition to general developments in energy technology and market dynamics.

Bret holds a Bachelor of Science from Appalachian State University in Construction Management.


Greg Ness - General Counsel

Greg advises the Southern Current team on legal matters. Prior to joining Southern Current, Greg spent eight years at FLS Energy, Inc., a leading solar energy development company focused on developing utility scale solar energy assets throughout the United States. Greg graduated summa cum laude from Auburn University with a B.S. in Biomedical Science. He also graduated with honors from Tulane University with a M.S. in Molecular Biology, as well as from Vermont Law School with a dual degree in Environmental Law and Environmental Science. Additionally, he co-founded a biomass firm based in Aachen, Germany and a residential solar company in Dakar, Senegal.


Anne Sanders - VP Of Corporate Finance

Anne is responsible for financial systems, financial reporting, treasury, tax compliance and supervision of the accounting, payroll and human resources departments. Anne has been working in the accounting industry in both the public and private sectors for over twenty years. She started her career in public accounting and has serviced clients in various industries including automotive, professional services, retail, construction, non-profits and employee benefit plans. Anne has over ten years of experience as a financial controller, three of which are in the renewable
energy sector. Anne is a certified public accountant licensed in South Carolina and North Carolina. Anne is also a member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and SCACPA (South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants). Anne graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Accounting from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.


Ed Royall - VP Of Finance

Ed supports the Southern Current development team on financial, accounting and taxation issues. Prior to joining Southern Current, Ed spent 10 years with a regional accounting firm working with real estate developers in the resort development, multi-family, commercial and timeshare spaces, in addition to several other industries including energy, investment companies, manufacturing and distribution, hospitality, government and not-for-profit. Ed is a certified public accountant and member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the South Carolina Association of CPA’s. Ed serves as President of the Ben Burris Memorial Foundation and Operation Home and as Treasurer of the Porter-Gaud Alumni Association. Ed is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and The First Tee of Greater Charleston and is a graduate of Leadership Charleston, Class of 2016. Ed graduated with a degree in Marketing from the College of Charleston in 2006 and enjoys being on the water or the golf course.


Our Development Team

Mike Braun

Mike Braun

Director of Real Estate Selection and Development
Lesley Williams

Lesley Williams

Director Of Real Estate Acquisitions
Stephanie Foradory

Stephanie Foradory

Director of Development Project Management
Allyson Hoffman

Allyson Hoffman

Development Project Manager
Maggie Muller

Maggie Muller

Landowner Relations
Amanda Corll

Amanda Corll

Senior Development Analyst
Ashlynn Anderson

Ashlynn Anderson

Development Analyst
Kat Johnson

Kat Johnson

Development Analyst
Lauren Jones

Lauren Jones

Development Project Manager
Ben Roberts

Ben Roberts

Development Project Manager
Erika Hoffman

Erika Hoffman

Real Estate Acquisition & Research Associate

Our EPC Team

Christian Thompson

Christian Thompson

Director Of Construction
Ian Floyd

Ian Floyd

Commercial Construction Manager/Master Electrician
John Wilson

John Wilson

Design Project Manager
Matt Bath

Matt Bath

Lead Estimator/Designer
Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor

Solar PV Designer II
Elliot Turner

Elliot Turner

CAD Manager/Lead DEV Designer
Emily Albi

Emily Albi

EPC Procurement Specialist
Treanor Jones

Treanor Jones

Project Manager
Sarah Elgradawy

Sarah Elgradawy

Project Manager
Isaiah Hilferty

Isaiah Hilferty

Project Manager
Walker Williams

Walker Williams

Assistant Project Manager
Kevin Hilton

Kevin Hilton

Site Superintendent

Our Legal, Policy, Accounting & HR Team

Steffanie Dohn

Steffanie Dohn

Director Of Government Relations
Hamilton Davis

Hamilton Davis

Director Of Regulatory Affairs
Olesya Pavlenko

Olesya Pavlenko

Senior Assistant General Counsel
Ben Ludwig

Ben Ludwig

Director of Community Relations & Economic Development
Brooke Robinson

Brooke Robinson

Accounting Specialist
Molly Redel

Molly Redel

Staff Accountant
Kayla Beck

Kayla Beck

HR Coordinator

Southern Current DG LLC

A wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Current LLC focused on the Residential & Commercial Markets

Our Executive Team

Andrew Dunn - VP of Business Development

Andrew is responsible for SCDG’s business development and manages the sales team. Andrew has been with Southern Current for five years as a dedicated team member and director of a group that has sold over 20 MW DG solar projects across South Carolina. Prior to joining Southern Current, he spent 5 years of his career in the San Francisco Bay Area, doing business development and sales, energy efficiency, and battery storage for a solar company. He has maintained continuing education and technical training in the fields of communications, consultative sales, diplomacy, management, and marketing, with extensive study in solar and battery storage technology. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Astronomy with a Certificate in Engineering Physics from the University of Georgia.


Scott Wolfrey - VP of DG EPC

Scott manages the SCDG engineering, procurement and construction teams. Scott initially started with Southern Current as an intern assisting with residential design and developmental mapping. Since joining full time, Scott has been involved in the installation of over 5 MW of PV installations throughout South Carolina. He holds a NABCEP certification as a Professional PV Installer. Prior to joining Southern Current, he was a high school physics and chemistry teacher and worked with multiple municipalities, non-profits, and public groups on environmental issues. Scott earned a BS in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University.


Our Business Development Team

Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones

Business Development Manager
Nicole Greenberg

Nicole Greenberg

Marketing Manager

Our EPC Team

Rachel Mishler

Rachel Mishler

Project Manager Estimating
Phil Antman

Phil Antman

Safety Manager
Eric Toepperwein

Eric Toepperwein

Construction Manager
Brad Deerhake

Brad Deerhake

Construction Manager