The Team Behind Energy Design

At Energy Design we are passionate about the work we do and are dedicated to making a positive contribution to our community and planet. Energy Design is a company at the crest of a new  wave of American businesses taking to heart the old values of hard work, pride in workmanship, and building things to last. At the same time we are constantly searching for ways to reduce our impact on our planet and find new technologies that may help solve some of our world’s problems.

Vince McClellan

President, Journeyman LRT, Lead Designer, Project Management, NAPCEP Certified PV Installation Professional

Vince McClellan has spent his life learning and perfecting his skills as a solar electric designer and installer.
He is one of a small group of people  that helped to raise the bar on quality solar design and construction. With 35 years of experience specifically in photovoltaics, Vince McClellan is one of the most knowledgeable individuals in solar electric design and  construction in the Northwest. He started his training in electrical and began installing systems in 1982 in the Hawaiian Islands. Since then, he has installed over 300 solar electric systems in the Hawaiian Islands,  California, and Oregon.

As an employer and instructor, he has trained hundreds of solar professionals. For four years he was an instructor at Lane Community College in the Renewable Energy Associate of Applied Science Program, and has taught  numerous workshops and classes throughout his career.

Vince is a licensed electrical contractor in Oregon. He has served as the President of the Oregon Solar Energy Industry Association (OSEIA); and is a tax credit certified installer with the Oregon Department of Energy. “Many years ago I made a choice to put my talent and passion into what I loved to do instead of what made the most money. Life is too precious to spend even one day doing something that you don’t love and believe in.”

DebDebra Bolman

Office Manager & Project Coordinator

Debra Bolman, Office Manager and Project Coordinator at Energy Design, keeps things moving behind the scenes, and is involved in all aspects of helping the business and projects to run smoothly and efficiently. Deb has a background in engineering, architecture and alternative energy with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Before coming to work in the Solar PV/electrical contracting field in 2011, she spent 20 years as a software developer and data analyst in a variety of industries including research, government, telecommunications, airline management and hospitality. She is the mother of 2 and grandmother of 6. She is a daily biker of the Eugene Riverbank trail system and a bike commuter. She also enjoys riding around Eugene on a tandem with her husband.

Jerry Samaniego

Journeyman LRT, PV Design & Sales, Customer Service, project management, NAPCEP Certified PV Installation Professional

Jerry performs all duties of running a small renewable energy business, Candidates021 (1)including system design, sales and marketing.  A second generation “solar guy” with over 25 years of experience in the industry, Jerry and his family returned to the Northwest in 2013 after 15 years in Tucson, Arizona. He joined our team in March of 2014.  Jerry is a NABCEP certified Solar PV installation professional as well as an Oregon LRT.  In his spare time he is an avid homebrewer, gourmet solar cook, and enjoys being in the outdoors with his wife and two sons.

photo 5Alyssa Baz


Alyssa Baz was active in the solar industry and community in Tucson, Arizona for fourteen years before returning to her home state of Oregon. She has a degree in architecture and a passion for sustainable design. She joined the Energy Design team in 2013. When she’s not working in the fields of solar energy and architecture, Alyssa plays music, creates art, and enjoys spending time with her family in the woods.
“I am excited to work with the talented professionals at Energy Design. The integration of the fields of energy, architecture, engineering, construction, and planning offers a great opportunity for sustainable solutions.” – Alyssa Baz

IMG_20160310_165420794Joseph Stairs

LRT Journeyman & Project Coordinator, NAPCEP Certified PV Installation Professional

Joe is a Project Coordinator and LRT Journeyman for Energy Design. He describes himself as a dedicated family man with over 15 years experience in general construction, manufacturing, and customer service. Joe has two associates degrees in Energy Managment and Renewable Energy  through Lane Community College, Oregon State Energy Auditor, and numerous BPI certifications. Joseph has a deep-rooted passion for energy efficiency and renewable energy and has demonstrated it by living off-grid for several years. He enjoys the great outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and living an active/sustainable lifestyle.