Meet the folks who keep our wheels turning towards a cleaner future.
Alicia CoxExecutive Director, Clean Cities Coordinator
Alicia has been with the Coalition since January 2011. She has held several roles within the organization and originally joined the Coalition staff through the Department of Energy Clean Cities internship program. Alicia conceptualized and established the following programs: Green Fleets, Sustainability Series, Alternative Fuels and Vehicle Curriculum and the Greater Yellowstone Electric Vehicle Working Group. She received a BS in Biology from Central Michigan University and received her Masters degree in Environmental Science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Alicia loves to hike, backpack, mountain bike, ski and play soccer. She spends as much time as possible experiencing the beautiful Greater Yellowstone region with her husband Jeff, and dog Blue, by her side.
Christy LewisProject Manager
Christy Lewis is a recent graduate from Northwestern University, where she studied Environmental Engineering and Chemistry. After spending a summer in Yellowstone as a wrangler, Christy decided to spend her senior winter in Jackson, where she first learned about the YTCEC. Originally from Evergreen, Colorado, Christy decided to return to the west after college to begin interning with YTCEC. After over a year with the Coalition, she stepped into the role of Project Manager to expand the Outreach and Education efforts of the Coalition.
Billy KarisProgram Associate
Billy Karis has entered Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition as an intern under the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program. Concurrently, he is completing a master's degree from Humboldt State University in an interdisciplinary renewable energy program entitled, Energy, Technology, and Policy. More specifically, his work at Humboldt focuses on a nascent biomass-to-energy conversion called aqueous phase reformation, and his ongoing thesis work is a techno-economic analysis of this process as it applies to current power producing price structures in the state of California. Prior to his graduate work, he was a math and science faculty member at the Winchendon School in Massachusetts, and before that, he earned an undergraduate degree from Connecticut College in 2009 in Biology and Botany. Billy's favorite activities include learning, team sports, and spending time outdoors. Additionally, he is thrilled to have an opportunity pursue petroleum reduction techniques within the Yellowstone-Teton region.
Amy SnellingClean Energy Educator
Amy Snelling graduated in May 2014 from the University of Delaware with a BS in environmental science and a minor in environmental humanities. While in college, she was chair of the Delaware Environmental Institute’s Student Programs Committee and the Green Liaisons, in which she was tasked with raising awareness of sustainability issues and communicating scientific knowledge to the campus community. Amy traded in the flat land of Delaware for the more exciting, mountainous slopes of the Greater Yellowstone region! She is now an Energy Corps service member for YTCEC, working to establish community based, sustainable energy solutions throughout Montana by expanding our Alternative Fuels Curriculum and Sustainability Series.