Breath of Clarity

Resume- 06/2022

                                      Mary Friedman  

| Asheville, NC | 224-456-9296 | |          

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University of Denver                         March 2022  

Master of Science- Environmental Policy and Management


Colorado College          May 2017

Bachelor of Arts- Political Science


University of Wisconsin-Madison               August 2013- May 2014

Dean’s List Honors



Asset Management Analyst- Cypress Creek Renewables           February 2022- Present

  • Identifying project optimization opportunities of 5 solar farm tax equity portfolios
  • Managing the operation and maintenance of 8 utility-scale solar plants
  • Reviewing and approving all financial transactions associated with the solar farms
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports for investors and lenders
  • Communicating with key holders including financial counter parties and landowners
  • Developing annual budgets and maintain monthly cash forecasting

Contract Utility Forester- Plank Road Forestry       June 2021- August 2021

  • Used GIS mapping software to gather data on trees that were a danger to falling on Duke Energy’s distribution lines at specific locations
  • Investigated signs of tree decay
  • Took Diameter at Brest Height (DBH) measurements to determine the cost of cutting
  • Used a range finder to measure each tree’s height and distance from the power line
  • Learned to identify tree species in North Carolina and South Carolina

Sales Rep and Horticulturist- Carolina Native Nursery   January 2021- June 2021

  • Supported the staff with miscellaneous tasks such as propagating plants, culling seedling trays, pruning perennials and ferns, and selecting healthy plants to fill orders
  • Maintained accuracy in the inventory count
  • Connected with 30 garden center accounts on a regular basis by developing rapport, inquiring about their plant needs and providing a quality customer experience 
  • Learned to identify 100+ native azaleas, perennials, shrubs, ferns and grasses

Apprentice- Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms                     May- August 2019         

  • Understood the host’s style and carried out processes with attention to detail for the purpose of gaining insight about various farming techniques and showing respect   
  • Tended to the space by weeding, planting seeds, transplanting starts, irrigating, pruning, harvesting, constructing a wood cabin, feeding the animals, and cleaning
  • Created floral bouquets of cut flowers from the farm
  • Learned to identify tree species in Cave Junction, OR and Santa Cruz, CA

Senior Consultant- Sungrade Solar         June 2018- May 2019       

  • Completed the project management for 37 residential solar system installations equating to a total of 220.58 kilowatts of renewable energy generation that offset 570,952 gallons of gasoline or 1,818 tons of waste over 20 years
  • Generated interest via door to door sales to build a pipeline of 100+ qualified leads   
  • Earned the award for #1 producer at the company for July, August, and Quarter 3          
  • Pioneered tabling event and chamber of commerce networking avenues to jumpstart a refreshing lead generation strategy for the team and increase brand awareness 

Environmental Educator- Wilderness Youth Project           January- June 2018

  • Implemented Coyote Mentoring and Eight Shields pedagogy to intentionally meet the children where they are at and best support them
  • Collaborated with children’s curiosity by engaging in conversation and play 

Project Intern- Environment America             June- August 2016      

  • Acquired signatures from small business owners indicting approval of a letter Environment Colorado sent to the governor requesting support of former President Obama’s Clean Power Plan
  • Generated petition signatures in recreation areas across Colorado Springs for the purpose of urging Utah’s governor to protect state parks  


200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification- World Yoga Alliance            June 2022

Intermediate Certification- Grant Cardone CEE                     January 2019

Mount Kilimanjaro Uhuru Peak Summit       July 2014