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Jeff graduated in 1984 from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Business Economics and a minor in Computer Science.  For the next 14 years Jeff pursued a career in sales, marketing and project management for a multi-billion dollar computer company installing systems for community banks.  His primary focus was reducing and eliminating the excessive amounts of paper, microfiche and microfilm produced by financial institutions.

Deciding to make family and community a priority, Jeff and his family moved to Sebastopol and created Coyote Moon Farm.  On five acres they created a market garden, selling vegetables, fruits, eggs and honey to farmers markets in West County.  Jeff sat on the Board of the West Somona County Farmers Market in addition to helping open new farmers markets in the area.

In May of 2006, Jeff began his new career working as a journeyman electrician and solar project manager for Synergy Electrical Energy Systems (SES).  On January 1, 2007, Jeff and long time employee of SEES, Michael Pane, purchased the assets of SEES.  A new company was created, Synergy Solar & Electrical Systems Inc., and the resources of the company were directed primarily towards sales, design and installation of residential solar and energy storage systems.

Over the next 14 years Jeff's primary responsibility for Synergy were solar and energy storage system (ESS) sales consulting, design, financial justifications and customer service.  In 2011 Jeff received his C46 Solar Contractors license and in 2013 Jeff received his NABCEP Technical Sales and Design Professional Certification.  During his 14 years at Synergy, jeff also sat on the board for Solar Sonoma County, was Chairman of the North Bay chapter of California Solar and Storage Association, sat on the advisory boards at Sonoma County Energy Independence Program and Santa Rosa Junior Collages PV program.  Jeff also sat on a task force to help establish Sonoma Clean Power, and worked with all 10 jurisdiction in Sonoma County on solar permitting and fire guidelines related to solar.  

At the end of 2021, Jeff sold his equity position in Synergy to Justin Hiner, long time Synergy Employee, taking on an advisory role as an employee of the company.  In mid-2022 Jeff started Mathias Energy Consulting to help home owners and buyers of new homes de-mystify how solar and Energy storage works and to maximize their investments in these systems.  Jeff is a lover of the outdoors and enjoys SCUBA diving, playing sand volleyball, hiking, camping,  and enjoying all of the wonders Sonoma County has to offers.


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.


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