Robbie is a Veteran and TJP Mentor. He has extensive experience in the energy industry both with his education, his time in the military and his own business.
Robbie has a bachelors in Materials Engineering from Auburn University, and a M.B.A. from the University of Maine. He is also a Solar PV Installation Specialist, Velux 5-Star Solar Thermal Installer, and has an Unlimited General Contractor’s License in TN with Solar Specialty Classification.
He spent 21 years in the Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program in submarines. After his time in the military, he moved on to a different type of energy – solar! He’s spent the past five years building his own business as a solar developer with Efficient Energy of Tennessee. EETN has rapidly become the leader in Solar Installation in Tennessee and is currently procuring jobs in the surrounding states as well. Additionally, Robbie expanded operations to include the Caribbean and has an office based on Grand Cayman Island.
Robbie found The Jonas Project through a friend who was also getting involved. “I feel that Veterans have so much potential as business owners and managers, but it can be difficult to start one’s own business. If I can help a Veteran avoid the same pitfalls I encountered, I will gladly do so. Additionally, there are programs such as CVE Certification for SDVOB and GSA contracting that can benefit veteran owned companies. I could have used some guidance related to these early on,” says Robbie.
Robbie lives in Powell, Tennessee.