About Sigora

Sigora Solar is a Virginia-based solar energy social enterprise whose mission is to provide the world with access to clean, reliable energy at a fair price.  To accomplish our mission, we help homeowners and businesses use solar power systems to reduce their energy bills, sustain the quality of their environment, and shape the future of energy production and conservation.


We provide our services both one customer at a time and also through solar cooperatives.  These community-based partnerships allow us to reach more customers with renewable energy projects and to make the conversion to solar increasingly affordable and beneficial.

Our social entrepreneurship mission extends beyond local markets and permeates every aspect of our business strategy.  This year we opened an office in Haiti, where we are designing and developing a micro-grid system to provide communities with an affordable, efficient, and sustainable power supply.

Sigora Haiti started with the dream of electrifying a clinic.  Today, our vision has grown into a full-scale green utility project with an initial 10-year plan of providing electricity to 2 million people by 2025.

Read more about our mission in Haiti and consider supporting our effort to bring the people there clean, reliable, and fairly priced energy at sigorahaiti.com.


Matthew Brady Allen

Project Manager


Around the office, Brady’s positive energy radiates his “rise and grind” attitude. He’s an Eagle Scout who grew up in Winchester, VA, but settled in Harrisonburg after graduating from James Madison University with a degree in Integrated Science and Technology, Environmental Remediation.

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Cert #PV-102415-011539

Vinny Armpriester

Solar Installer


Vinny has great electrical experience that he's excited to build on working alongside Chip, Sigora's master electrician. He wants to learn as much as he can about solar energy and the greater impact it has on us all.

John (JT) Ashley

Director of Administrative Services


JT works to keep the Sigora office running smoothly. He is a native of Charlottesville and graduated from the University of Virginia. Coming from the world of finance, he is excited to be a part of the Sigora team working to make a cleaner planet.

Deven Barkley

Jr. Solar Analyst

Sean Barkley

Solar Analyst


Sean graduated with a B.S.B.A. in Business Management and Social Entrepreneurship from Christopher Newport University. Always looking for his next project, Sean brings a bright mind and big picture perspective to everything he does around the office.

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Cert #TS-041616-013881

Malcolm Barbour

Warehouse Technician

Chip Breeden

Master Electrician

Chip is proud to be part Cherokee, having deep roots here in the Valley, and brings a great deal of energy to the Sigora install team. Years ago he enrolled in Massanutten Technical Center’s apprentice program and went straight into working with a local electrical contractor for 9 years.

Brian Buckley

Solar Installer

Brian was born and raised in Asia where he lived until he was 17. He neither confirms nor denies whether he is actually Asian. After graduating from college in Virginia he joined the Peace Corps who sent him to Eritrea, East Africa.

Lisa Carson


Steve Conover

Sales Analyst

Charles Culkin

Director of Sales

Drew Gallagher

Sales Analyst

Loraine Green

Solar Analyst


Loraine comes to Sigora with a professional background in clean energy technology development and sustainability. She is highly committed to her clients and stresses the impact they make by going solar. The relationships she forges don't end with the sale; you become part of the Sigora mission and family.

Mark Harris

Field Service Technician

Mark Harris was raised in Augusta County and currently resides in Stuarts Draft, VA. where he and his fiance run a small farm for grass fed beef and lamb. Mark has always been interested in self-sustaining and renewable technologies especially when it comes to agriculture and the benefits it holds not only for the farm, but for the community at large. Mark would like to take this opportunity to thank Sigora Solar for giving him this opportunity to be at the forefront of this remarkable and necessary technology, and besides, who doesn't like freaking polar bears?

Jeff Hegeman

Sales Analyst

Jim Hobbs

Sales Analyst


Jim is a native Tarheel who like a salmon returns to his birthplace, Carolina Beach/Wilmington, NC every summer (ask him about Britt's Donuts & watch him light up)! Jim has made Virginia home since 1976 and has his roots firmly planted in the community. Jim rowed on the first Prince William County High School and George Mason University Crew teams before becoming the Head Crew Coach for Potomac Senior High School in 1985. Since then, Jim along with his lovely wife, Peggy have raised 3 children and now enjoy spending time with their Grandson in Sumerduck, Va. Over the years Jim has taken his natural leadership skills to launch many successful businesses and ministries. Today, Jim enjoys spending time outdoors sharing the good news of following the Son and the savings that Solar provides others!

Rodney Holloman

Sales Analyst

Jon Kirchner, B.A., M.S.

Director of Design and Engineering


Jon performs Scientific & Engineering duties at Sigora. His primary responsibilities include PV System Configuration Optimization, Photo-Realistic 3D Modeling of Renewable Energy Installations, Resource Forecasting & Energy Estimation.

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Cert #PV-041115-011534

Craig Kostiuk

Sales Analyst

Greg Kyle

Account Management Director

Greg joins us from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and is studying to obtain his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He's full of solar knowledge and helps to educate and sell residential and commercial array's. He's passionate about renewable energy and when not at Sigora, he plays softball in the summer sunshine.

Michael Lunos

Field Service Manager

Michael enjoys working alongside the Sigora install crew’s daily roof adventures and is thankful for all the excellent learning opportunities provided every day. In his spare time he enjoys fishing with his family.

Joe Minor

Lead Solar Analyst

Randy Morris

Director of Operations

Randy joins Sigora with an extensive background in distribution, production, and warehouse management with a focus on improving processes and efficiencies. He maintains his residence on the other side of the mountain in Amherst, VA. In his spare time, he enjoys UVA football, basketball, and baseball.

Jeff Nicholson

Development Consultant


Jeff develops new business for Sigora, whether he’s connecting with contractors, homeowners, or commercial enterprises that are installing solar energy.

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Cert #PV-041115-004703
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Cert #TS-041214-004703

James Parker

Solar Installer

James is part of Sigora's awesome ground mount crew, crushing jobs in an efficient and professional manner. He also excels when behind a camera filming and editing videos which goes hand in hand with his passion for the outdoors and traveling.

Turner Pittkin

Solar Analyst


Turner is our Solar Marine Biologist! He's gone through a long background of fisheries and aquaculture work, before discovering solar in American Samoa of all places! He's now decided to save the world, starting in the Shenandoah Valley, where he grew up. He loves the opportunity to work outdoors and go home at the end of the day having left a positive impact.

Jon Proffitt

Director of Commercial Sales


Jon grew up in Charlottesville, VA and moved back not long after getting his Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Mary Washington and his Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech. Jon manages community solarize programs and develops strategic partnerships with like-minded community organizations and businesses.

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Cert #TS-041115-011484

Casey Riedl

Solar Installer

Casey’s bending and running conduit, hooking up inverters and installing beautiful solar arrays for Sigora - the most rewarding job he’s ever had. By night, he’s spending time with his family, cruising skyline drive on his motorcycle, or camping in the Shenandoah National Park.

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Cert #PV-102415-012752

Matt Rowe

Solar Installer

Matt is new to Sigora, but is excited and motivated to continue learning the solar trade. Outside of work he enjoys sports, singing in the car, and spending time with his dog Myles. He truly loves helping people reduce their carbon footprint and can't wait for what the future holds for Sigora.

Nicky Saelens

Sales Analyst

Parker Smith

Solar Installer

Parker grew up in Harrisonburg but lives in Charlottesville. He is a one man wrecking crew. Sometimes he can be seen on a steep roof, creating seemingly elaborate, but, serene anchors. Please disregard his gruff demeanor he is caramel inside.

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Cert #PV-102415-012735

Jacob Tyree

Sales Analyst

Jason Paul Robert Welch, QMHP

Director of Field Operations


Jason has settled with his family in the Shenandoah Valley at Redmont Horse Farm, operated by his wife. Working for Sigora allows him to be at the forefront of solar technologies and do something which combats the ecological impact non-renewable energy has on the planet. “My goal in life is to know my children and be a part of their world experience as long as I can.”

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Cert #PV-041115-011535

Greg Yost

Agriculture Sales Analyst


Yost is responsible for reaching out to any agricultural-based business that could benefit from reduced utility bills and clean, reliable, solar energy. Prior to joining Sigora Solar, Yost spent many years selling various equipment and services throughout Virginia. He owned his own senior wellness and fitness center consulting company, Yost & Associates Consulting, and he worked as an athletic team sales consultant throughout the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia. Other positions include the wellness center director for the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, and membership and corporate outreach coordinator for Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He also served as a high school football and track and field coach for more than 20 years.