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John Hoffner has been part of the program since 2007 when it began with former Co-producer, Ken McKenzie. He began producing the show in 2011 when Ken McKenzie began a new program on KOOP. John has worked in the renewable energy field for over 25 years – First as the Manager for Renewable Programs at the City of Austin (1983 – 1996), as the Director of Technology for Conservation Services Group (1997 – 2005) and Solar PV Program Manager at CH2MHILL until June 2014. He is now an independent engineering consultant for renewables and sustainability. He has been a strong advocate for a balanced approach to solving our energy and environmental issues in Austin, the state of Texas, and nationally. He served on the City of Austin’s Resource Management Commission from 2003 – 2006.
Stacy Guidry has worked as an environmental activist for almost 9 years. After growing up in the Beaumont/Port Arthur area of southeast Texas, her passion for preserving the environment bloomed from the many illnesses and deaths plaguing her extended family. Starting off as a door-to-door canvasser with Texas Campaign for the Environment in 2003, she quickly moved into multiple leadership positions, honing her management and communications skills to engage every day Texans in the political process affecting quality of life. She is currently a Board Member of the Central Texas Zero Waste Alliance (CTZWA), Chair of CTZWA’s local chapter, the Austin Zero Waste Alliance (AZWA), and leads AZWA’s Policy Committee. Some notable victories she has played a strong role in are helping to pass Texas legislation for computer recycling in 2007 and TV recycling in 2011 and fought to secure Austin’s Bag Ban in 2012. Stacy moved on from TCE in February 2012 to manage campaigns for elected office at the local and state levels.
Reed grew up in a “hippy media family” with cameras and microphones around and still has his first audio recording from Age 3. His “Environmental Activist” family provided Reed with early exposure to environmental issues such as nuclear and solar power and the importance of communication and transparency in helping us make important choices for our future. Reed was Co-Founder of The Texas Green Network, the first “green” Chamber of Commerce in Texas and one of the very first of its kind. He is currently Executive Director of Earth Day Austin and serves on the board of directors for U.S. Green Building Council Central Texas-Balcones Chapter. He has taken a particular interest in helping grow and develop the “green” business community in Texas and in helping to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices in our business community as a whole.
Amy Stansbury is a environmental reporter and journalist with a thirst for covering energy and local politics. A New Jersey native, she graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in 2012 and spent a year working as a staff writer for The Evening Sun in Hanover, PA before moving to Austin in the summer of 2013. She has since fallen in love with the city, its strong environmental ethos, and its commitment to renewable energy and climate protection. (And the weather is not half bad either.) She joined the Austin EcoNetwork team in 2014 and has been serving up important environmental news ever since. As Editor-In-Chief, she now runs the EcoNetwork. When she’s not busy doing that, Amy enjoys long runs along Lady Bird Lake and long swims in Barton Springs Pool. She believes in the power of an informed citizenry and encourages everyone she knows to take a break from the internet cat videos every once and a while to read a news article, get educated, and vote, vote, vote!