The Leadership Team

Eric Veium

Eric has devoted the last 8 years to transforming energy. Today, he is thrilled to manage energy and sustainability for his alma mater at Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo. Prior to his current role, Eric was partner and Lead Engineer in Stockman’s Water and Energy, supporting resource efficiency for California agriculture. Before that, he worked as an Energy Engineer for Abraxas Energy Consulting assessing energy efficiency opportunities in large commercial, medical, and military facilities. He is also proud to have served as co-author and local team lead on a California Energy Commission funded project examining the potential to develop renewable energy resources in San Luis Obispo County. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly and is so lucky to live in SLO with his wife Alicia Klein.

 

June Cochran

June Cochran has a deep desire to educate herself and others in the county on sustainability issues. As a member of the San Luis County Clean Energy Economy Coalition, her mission is to increase awareness of the advantages of community choice aggregation (she likes to call it local energy) in order to strengthen our energy profile and our local economy, give residents the power to choose their energy sources, and prepare our county for unexpected events. Her emphasis is on working with raising public awareness, organizing educational events, and producing informative programs for the media. Professionally, June is an Instructional Specialist and she volunteers with Humankind, is a national responder for the American Red Cross, and is a community organizer with SLO County Transition Towns. June and her husband, Fred Fink, live in Shell Beach and have a daughter and son who both work in the field of medical research.

 

Justin Bradshaw

Justin is a passionate advocate for a clean energy future, car automation, smart government, climate change action and technological innovation. Community Choice embodies all of these and he is proud to be a part of making it happen here in San Luis Obispo. With solar panels, an electric car (and soon to be two), an energy efficient smart home, he walks the walk he talks. He’s been teaching families and businesses how to best use, choose and dispose of technology for 20 years as a “Digital Life Coach” and Apple Business Consultant. Helping SLO build a better power grid and empowering residents to become their own mini-power plants is an important part of that larger mission.