Angela Shen

Angela Shen - President

Angela moved to Houston in 2015 and works as a Project Developer for EDP Renewables, one of the largest utility- and commercial-scale renewable energy developers in the U.S., and now work as an Origination Associate, marketing our projects and negotiating power purchase contracts.

In addition, she has been a part of the WRISE (Women in Renewable Industries and Sustainable Industries) working group for the past 3 years, and also helped create the first Grid Alternatives Solar Spring Break team in Texas.  She participates in the Houston Climate Movement and organization which addresses climate change.

The future of HREG is bright, and she sees many opportunities to educate and empower our communities.

Jim Thomson

Jim Thomson - Vice President


Rachael Cornick – Director

Rachael is dedicated to improving Houston’s environment and its energy independence through the promotion and adoption of renewable energy.  Rachael worked as a chemical engineer for over five years with Praxair, a large global industrial gases company. She held roles in both Gulf Coast pipeline operations and Six Sigma productivity, while also advancing the company’s Corporate Sustainability efforts.  In February of 2018, Rachael transitioned into renewables and became the Director of Operations for Shine Development Partners, a Houston based solar developer focusing on commercial scale solar, storage and wind projects throughout the United States.  Since 2015, Rachael has volunteered in different roles with HREG, including Solar Tour joint coordinator, President and Executive Director.  As HREG’s current Executive Director, Rachael is focused on growing HREG and strengthening its core renewable energy initiatives.  Most importantly, she wants to enable others with a similar drive and passion for renewables to make their own impact through HREG!


Bill Swann – Liaison – TXSES

I walk and talk the message of going green. It’s easy. Purchase an electric car. I did. Don’t purchase ancient stored solar energy (fossil fuels) but rather purchase recently stored solar energy (wind power) or immediately stored solar energy (photovoltaics). I did! Educate others. I do by leading the monthly solar workshop.

Katherine Culbert - Secretary

Originally from Upstate NY, Katherine is the co-founder of K and K Process, providing Process Safety Management consulting. She started a Green Team at her condo building and can regularly be found at local sustainability events.

Dylan Rup

Dylan Rup - Treasurer