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Meet Our Staff


John Schaeffer | President & Founder
With Real Goods since the beginning (1978)

Pictured here with Poppy surveying the SunHawk Farms olive orchard. "The SLC and store have gone through phoenix-like transformations, with a wholly rejuvenated gorgeous landscape and new products focused on healthy, sustainable, locally-made products."

Landa Roon | Operations Manager
With Real Goods since November 2013

Pictured here in the Solar Living Center's vegetable garden. "The SunJack 20W kit is a super cost effective, lightweight way to have all the power you need while on the go!"

Garrett McCutcheon | Retail Store Manager
With Real Goods since April 2016

"I am extremely excited to be working for a company that has been at the forefront of being environmentally conscious since its inception in 1978. The products we carry here at Real Goods reflect our commitment to the environment and sustainability. I am incredibly excited about my future here at Real Goods and I can’t wait to see you in here."



Nantzy Hensley | Merchandise Manager
With Real Goods since January 1989

Pictured here in the book department of our 5,000-square-foot retail store because, "when pressed to narrow it down, I most love the knowledge, innovation, personal stories and renegade know-how that I see every day in the store."

Chelsea Kahl | Assistant Store Manager
With Real Goods since March 2016

"I love teaching others about sustainability, the exciting unique products we carry, and of course the beautiful 12 acres we reside on."

David Nieskoski | Supply Chain Coordinator
With Real Goods since May 2002

Pictured here by the fish pond as water that spirals through our Solar Living Center flows into the pond through this reclaimed lumber duct. "I love the people I have worked with over the years who have given themselves over to an ethos of planetary harmony."



Nate Kopf | Renewable Energy Manager
With Real Goods since January 2018

"Working at Real Goods gives me the opportunity to help everyone reduce their carbon footprint and save money."

Noah Mervine | Senior Solar Technician
With Real Goods since October 1997

"Our small company is like family, and the emphasis on the local movement and the sustainability philosophy are very important to me."

Alex Aragon | Solar Technician
With Real Goods since April 2003

"Real Goods has always been a great resource and inspiration...I love our portable power systems because they can provide energy independence for many who can't get it in other ways."



Rye LaPorte | Solar Technician
With Real Goods since November 2017

"I love working at Real Goods because it fits so well with my off-grid lifestyle!"

Hugo Sanchez | Landscaping Manager
With Real Goods since April 2015

"I like being at Real Goods because it feels good to work with things that people enjoy like plants, flowers and trees."