GrowGreen Power Carolinas – EXECUTIVE TEAM….
GrowGreen Power Inc. is made up of visionaries and entrepreneurs with a unified mission: Provide fresh, local produce and clean energy to the community. GrowGreen Power’s professionals come from a variety of successful backgrounds with diverse experiences in many aspects of business development and renewable energy systems.
L Huntley has more than three decades of experience in finance and business management. After building a solid career base in public accounting for five years, Mr. Huntley began his business career analyzing entrepreneurial opportunities and securing financial backing for commercial real estate projects. L’s early efforts led to the successful development of a number of office buildings and shopping centers in North Carolina markets.
Mr. Huntley then spent the next eighteen years in sales management, creating sales organizations that provide financial products and services to the automotive industry. His career includes tenures with high-profile companies such as the Hendrick Automotive Group, the Asbury Group, Sitel Corporation and GE Capital. While L served at GE, portfolio volumes exceeded $300 million and products included prime and sub-prime lease and loan programs, insurance, other point-of-sale items, inventory funding and construction loans. L’s expertise in services included loan origination, servicing and administration as well as collection programs.
Mr. Huntley’s diverse background has allowed him to maintain a consulting practice that revolves around transitioning businesses from start-up to operational execution with a focus on revenue generation and financing growth. L’s specific consulting services include analytics of the existing business, identifying competitive advantages and disadvantages, creating business plans for both short and long-term strategies to enable fund-raising efforts, assisting in those efforts and stabilizing business practices once those efforts materialize.
Mr. Huntley is a graduate of East Carolina University in Business Administration and also maintains personal businesses in real estate ownership and management as well as timber production and forestry management.
Director of Architecture / Engineering
Gary Bailey is an architect, officer, and owner of Innovative Design, a firm with more than 30 years experience specializing in green building systems. Innovative Design has designed over 750 buildings that have incorporated renewable energy solutions.
Their solar home designs have been constructed over 4400 times and have saved over 1 trillion Btu’s, their 15 new day-lit schools and 41 renovated schools have saved clients 2.1 trillion Btu’s, an amount equal to $52 million, saving the schools and excess of $4.4 million annually.
Mr. Bailey is a member of the American Institute of Architects, a former chairman of the North Carolina Chapter American Institute of Architects Energy Committee, a member of the board of directors of the American Solar Energy Society, and a member of the International Solar Energy Society.
Director of Design and Planning
Christopher Belknap is an architect and the principal of his Sustainable Design and Development consulting firm – Design Earth Synergy.
He is recognized for his collaborative and sustainable approach to large scale, multi-use commercial and urban planning projects throughout the world. With an architectural design career spanning 38 years, Mr. Belknap has a wide range of experience in hotel design, commercial retail projects, custom residential design and urban planning. He is the author and founder of series of visionary initiatives that included organizing five Community Based Planning events in Honolulu, and developing concepts for fully Sustainable Eco Villages and Sustainable Cities for the 21st Century in several proposals made during the 16 years he was based in Honolulu (1980-89).
As an international design consultant, Mr. Belknap has assisted in the design of a wide range of diverse projects that include the $1.5 billion Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada (1997-99). Through his consulting design services, he has also applied a number of the sustainable design planning concepts developed in Hawaii to a series of the largest urban master planning efforts in the Middle East and in China (1999-2008).