Artisan Team - Solar Contractors - Seattle, WA - Artisan Electric

THE ARTISAN TEAM

EXPERIENCE. SKILL. COMMITMENT.


We love what we do, and it shows. From our founders to our licensed electricians, every member of our team embodies the passion and professionalism that have made Artisan a leader in Puget Sound clean energy. Each member of our team takes pride in serving as a long-term partner in helping our customers maximize their energy potential.

Experienced, knowledgeable, and united by a commitment to exceptional service, the Artisan team works together to give our customers an easy, enjoyable experience every step of the way.

Artisan has grown to a staff of 31, including 16 union members from the IBEW Local 46. We invest in and support our team to ensure that quality, innovation, efficiency and safety shine through everything we do.

 

JASON WILLIAMS

JASON WILLIAMS

PRESIDENT

Jason has over 20 years of experience as a residential and commercial electrician. After completing a five-year IBEW commercial electrical apprenticeship, he received his electrical administrator’s license and opened Artisan Electric in 2007. Jason has an in-depth background in new construction, service, and energy management for commercial, residential, and industrial applications. Before starting his own business, he was most recently a commercial journeyman for Veca Electric in Seattle. Jason lives on an organic farm on Vashon Island with his wife and two boys.

EVAN LEONARD

EVAN LEONARD

VICE PRESIDENT

Evan oversees all of Artisan’s solar projects, manages the solar sales and design team, and coordinates marketing and community outreach. Evan joined Artisan in 2010 to help expand our solar services. Prior to joining Artisan, Evan spent five years living and working in Kumamoto, Japan, as an environmental educator. He also worked for nearly a decade as a professional organizer for environmental causes. Evan holds a dual B.A. degree from Wesleyan University, and an M.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Texas. An experienced and dynamic speaker with an intelligent and engaging style, he has become am influential local leader in raising public awareness about solar energy, energy efficiency, and global climate change. He lives on Vashon Island with his wife and daughter.

ANTHONY SARNO

ANTHONY SARNO

SENIOR DESIGN ENGINEER

Originally a Northeast native, Anthony is now firmly rooted in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with his wife. A self-taught design engineer and journeyman sheet-metal worker, Anthony entered the energy sector through the Shoreline Community College Clean Energy Technology program and joined Artisan in 2012. He is a key team leader for Artisan, though his main focus is now commercial design. Anthony has a deep respect for the beauty and answers found in nature, and a lifelong love of science and technology. When not working hard on his next commercial project, Anthony can be found working on his home, creating music and art, volunteering, or enjoying the great outdoors.

THOMAS VROOM

THOMAS VROOM

RESIDENTIAL FOREMAN

Thomas became a commercial journeyman electrician in 2006, with the intention of working in the renewable energy sector of the electrical field. He began installing solar PV systems in 2008, and hasn’t stopped since. Thomas lives with his wife and two children on Vashon Island. When not overseeing the residential solar side of Artisan Electric, Thomas enjoys playing with his kids, gardening, blacksmithing and camping. Thomas will be certified in battery-based systems this year, further broadening his already formidable PV knowledge base.

ANDREW HOULE

ANDREW HOULE

RESIDENTIAL PROJECT MANAGER

Andrew is originally from Chicago, but has lived in Washington for seven years due to his love for the outdoors. Andrew graduated from The Evergreen State College in Sustainable Design, where he focused on net zero building and alternative energy. Andrew gained his project management experience working with Americorps NCCC and Habitat for Humanity before joining Artisan in 2012. He lives in Columbia City, just over the hill from the Artisan Georgetown location, though most of his time away from Artisan is spent amongst the mountains and trees of the Puget Sound.

DAVE GRIEVE

DAVE GRIEVE

COMMERCIAL PROJECT MANAGER

Dave is a lifelong West Seattle resident who still enjoys all the west side has to offer, including golfing and hiking the many woods and trails adjacent to his current home. A commercial journeyman electrician and certified solar installer, Dave’s passion for renewable energy and energy conservation led him into home energy auditing; he’s earned Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification and Energy Star (HERS) rating and has performed over 1000 home energy audits. His project management and team leadership skills were further developed during his five years as lead auditor and consultant for Sustainable Works, where he managed multiple teams of auditors and consultants. Dave is grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the earth through his work.

GORDON SMITH

GORDON SMITH

SOLAR AND EFFICIENCY CONSULTANT

Gordon is a lover of the environment and a Washington State native. He has a degree from Washington State University in Environmental Science and Regional Planning and is a graduate from the Zero Energy Technology Program at Shoreline College. Gordon has a well-rounded background in energy and efficiency, thanks to his past experience as a Building Performance Institute (BPI)-certified energy auditor and North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)-certified solar salesperson. Gordon lives in Shoreline with his wife and three children.

DANIEL HARP

DANIEL HARP

SENIOR SOLAR DESIGN CONSULTANT

Daniel is Artisan’s Residential Solar Design Manager. He has been with the team since February 2013. Since 2011 he has dedicated his professional life to quality solar design. Dan is a graduate of Shoreline Community College’s Clean Energy Technology program and is NABCEP-certified. He enjoys trade shows and other events where he educates people about the benefits and fundamentals of residential solar energy. When he’s not working with Artisan’s sales team and their customers, he enjoys reading, playing guitar, disk golf, and his family.

CORY BIBBY

CORY BIBBY

RESIDENTIAL JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN

Cory was born and raised in Burien, Washington. After 15 years of working in the car radio and home theater industry, he became a residential journeyman electrician in 2013. When not saving the world through solar power, he can be found in the great outdoors camping, hiking, and fishing with his wife, two children, and two dogs.

FRANK LANPHIER

FRANK LANPHIER

RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE

Frank is a Washington native, born and raised near Bremerton. He joined Artisan in 2013 as an electrical apprentice and will soon complete his test to become a residential journeyman electrician. Frank feels honored to be part of the solar industry and to be powering a solar revolution. When not working at Artisan, Frank loves the outdoors and nature, and enjoys spending time with family, especially his young nephew.

KERRY EDLEMON, OFFICE MANAGER AND ACCOUNTING

KERRY EDLEMON, OFFICE MANAGER AND ACCOUNTING

OFFICE MANAGER AND ACCOUNTING

Kerry is a Seattleite, born and raised. (He grew up in Edmonds, technically, but close enough.) He has a degree from Washington State University and is currently in the running to be mayor of West Seattle, if he can successfully lobby to have that become an actual city position. When he’s not managing the office for Artisan Electric, he’s managing his two beautiful daughters and being managed by his wife.

NIGEL BROWNE

NIGEL BROWNE

RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE

Nigel started with Artisan as a stockman and is now a rooftop solar installer. Nigel has experience in various trades and is enjoys learning new skills in his work as an electrician and solar professional. A Vashon resident, he is a husband and father of four boys. When not playing dad, he’s rocking out the drums with a variety of bands on the island.

TRAVIS HUBBARB

TRAVIS HUBBARB

RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE

JOHN BASIL GUILLORY

JOHN BASIL GUILLORY

RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE

John Basil Guillory was born in Seattle and shortly afterwards his family moved to Federal way where he attended school. John was very much into school sports and now he is now a HUGE Seahawks fan. John was sold on the idea of becoming a solar electrician at the age of 17 and now is enrolled in the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Union, Local 46 Apprenticeship Program. On John’s days off you can find studying for his apprenticeship, at the gym with friends or rooting on his football team. Go Hawks!

STU FROTHINGHAM

STU FROTHINGHAM

MARKETING AND OUTREACH

Stu Frothingham manages our Marketing and Outreach activities. Like several of our other staff members, Stu entered the renewable energy field after obtaining his A.A.A.S. Clean Energy Technology degree and a Certificate in Sustainable Business Leadership at Shoreline Community College. Stu also has a B.A. in Broadcast Communications from Western Washington University. He was a contributing researcher and writer for Washington Sunrise 2030, a publication showing how Washington State can achieve a truly renewable energy economy by 2030. Stu designed and installed his own 4.0Kw solar photovoltaic system and drives an all-electric Nissan LEAF. Stu is involved with sustainability-focused organizations and volunteers on Loyal Heights Community Center’s Advisory Council. He also coaches youth basketball. Oh, yes, he’s also a Seahawks and UW Huskies fan who wants his Sonics back!

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