Geronimo Team

Our partners characterize us as hard-working, fair and creative in solving the multitude of issues necessary to complete and deliver renewable energy projects for our customers.

Our culture

Exemplified by Geronimo’s management and embraced throughout the company, Geronimo’s farmer-friendly and entrepreneurial approach is key to our corporate culture.

Capabilities and Experience

Geronimo has added significantly to its team and currently employs over 40 people. Geronimo Energy’s comprehensive internal development capabilities include real estate, sales, marketing, resource assessment, meteorology, project management, transmission, energy policy, land use regulations, finance and environmental services. This ample skill set allows Geronimo to identify, market, and develop fully-permitted and construction-ready renewable energy projects.

Noel Rahn

Founder & Chairman

Blake Nixon

Chief Executive Officer

David Reamer


Ben Adamich

Solar Development Associate

Michelle Arawwawela

Senior Associate

Sidney A. Beck

Development Associate

Kara Bakke

Permitting Specialist

Michael Binder

Development Associate

Lee Bjerk

Manager, Renewable Energy Solutions

Jim Bjork

Operations Manager

Justin Bocanegra

Financial Analyst

Barb Bolin

Project Associate

Keith Bolin

Project Developer

Jenna Brouwer

Land and Title Specialist/ Due Diligence Manager

Sarah Casper

Solar Development Associate

Jordan Burmeister

Project Manager

Rachel Crary

Land and Title Specialist

Elle DeBlieck

Development Associate

Heather Droel

Director, Human Resources

Kent Eklund

Accounting Analyst

Barry Fladeboe

Director, Utility Scale Development

Betsy Engelking

Vice President, Policy and Strategy

Nathan Franzen

Vice President, Development

Derek Hasek

Senior Developer, Market Lead

Denise Hugo

Director, Origination

Jay Hesse

Project Manager

Joe Ibrahim

Director of Engineering and Construction

Marta Jensen

Permitting Associate

Cody Jenson

GIS Manager

Laci Klinkhammer

Accounting Associate

Dave Krautkremer

Senior Portfolio Investment Accountant

Chip LaCasse

Construction Manager

John Larkey

Vice President, Origination

Amy Malek

Document Specialist

Tena Monson

Director, Distributed Generation Development

Christopher Morgan


Jenny Monson-Miller

Permitting Specialist

Michael Morris

Director, Resource Analysis

Trish Peters

Office Manager

Kyle Ostgard

Senior Land and Title Specialist

Devon Pehrson

Electrical Engineer II

Justin Pickar

Senior Director, Project Origination

Randall Porter, P.E.

Vice President, Transmission

Justin Renken

Development Associate

Jeff Ringblom

Chief Financial Officer

Matt Ryan

Development Associate

Melissa Schmit

Senior Permitting Specialist

Brett Schneider

Construction Manager

Briana Schnaible

Senior Land and Title Specialist

Dave Shiflett

Project Manager

Patrick Smith

Senior Director, Environmental Planning

Craig Swenson

Site Acquisition

Lindsay T. Smith

Director, Marketing and Communications

Drew Terwilliger

Senior Director, Business Development

Laura Vaughn

Senior Director, Real Estate

Heather Wayne

Land and Title Wind Origination Manager

Doug Wester

Manager, Renewable Energy Solutions

Eric Will

New York Area Manager

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