Breath of Clarity

Resume- 10/2023

Mary Friedman
| Asheville, NC | 224-456-9296 | |
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MSc in Environmental Policy and Management- University of Denver March 2022
Relevant Courses: Environmental Finance and Economics, Environmental Project
Management, Environmental Policy Analysis, Research Practices and Applications, Leadership
for Environmental Managers, Environmental Protection Law, Introduction to Natural Resource
Management, Endangered Species and Wildlife

BA in Political Science- Colorado College May 2017
Relevant Courses: American Political Theory, American Politics and Government, Public Policy,
International Relations

BA- University of Wisconsin-Madison August 2013-May 2014
Dean’s List Honors
Relevant Courses: Principles of Economics, Calculus, Statistics


Asset Manager- Cypress Creek Renewables February 2022-Present

  • Implemented sound organization and task execution to effectively manage 46 solar projects
    (324.754 MWdc) spanning across 11 portfolios
  • Supported the engineers in efficiently resolving plant outages
  • Ensured compliance of commercial obligations according to governing documents
  • Produced quarterly reports to summarize asset performance
  • Fielded questions from tax-equity investors, lenders, customers, and landowners
  • Developed annual budgets and refined monthly cash forecasts
  • Led the creation of the company’s first ever module recycling program
  • Reconciled the Civil Remediation and EPC Warranty budgets with approved purchase orders
    and actual spend for the entire CCR-owned fleet of 200+ projects

Contract Utility Forester- Plank Road Forestry June- August 2021

  • Used Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to locate trees that were a danger to falling on
    Duke Energy’s distribution lines
  • Took tree measurements to determine the cost of cutting, height and distance from the line
  • Learned to identify tree species in North Carolina and South Carolina

Inbound Sales Representative and Horticulturist- Carolina Native Nursery January- June 2021

  • Managed 30 wholesale customer, garden center accounts by inquiring about their needs and
    showcasing the value of available plants
  • Wore many hats to support colleagues with day to day tasks around the flower farm
  • 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, cleaning, planting seeds, transplanting starts, irrigating,
    pruning, harvesting, constructing a wood cabin and feeding the animals
  • Learned to identify tree species in Cave Junction, Oregon and Santa Cruz, California

Field Sales Representative- Sungrade Solar June 2018-May 2019

  • Completed the sales and project management for 37 residential solar installations
  • Generated interest via door to door sales to build a pipeline of 200+ qualified leads
  • Earned #1 producer at the company for July, August, and Quarter 3
  • Pioneered tabling event and chamber of commerce networking avenues

Intern- Environment America June-August 2016

  • Acquired signatures from small businesses indicating approval of a letter we sent to the
    governor requesting support of the Clean Power Plan
  • Generated petition signatures in public parks across Colorado Springs for the purpose of
    urging Utah’s governor to protect state parks

Higher Education Consortium of Urban Affairs- Student Reseacher

  • Participated in 54 site visits to learn about Maori culture and environmental conservation
  • Enhanced my implementation of inquiry-based pedagogy as part of completing a studentteaching
    practicum (100 hours) in the Montessori class at Otari school in New Zealand
  • Created a 15-page report to illustrate benefits of indigenous language and strategies to
    revitalize it


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