Gaelan brings the 1% tribe a background in journalism, Internet business development, consulting and values-based marketing along with leadership experience in sustainability-focused non-profits. Prior to 1% he held roles as Vice President of Marketing for national solar power installer groSolar and as Senior Marketing Manager for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Gaelan also writes a regular column and blog for the news-journals Vermont Commons as "An Energy Optimist," and he is co-founder/Board Chair of www.CompostPower.org which is focused on generating energy as a by-product of compost systems. He graduated with honors from Washington and Lee University with a BA in Mass Communication and Economics. He is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast and self-proclaimed "Jack of all trades" who prides himself on his home improvement and firewood-stacking skills.