The company will be lead by the husband and wife team of Dan and Sue Lang. Dan grew up in Oregon and attended the University of Oregon for his undergraduate education. Dan's major was environmental studies and business. After graduation Dan worked for a year at an environmental testing company. Through general networking, Dan was introduced to one of the three principals of a company called The Seal Company. The business model for this company was to make assessments for private and public companies as to their environmental impact. His position with The Seal Company provided him with wonderful insight into the industry of environmental assessment and helped provide him with a foundation of knowledge regarding green energy, just one of the areas of assessment. After a year of this Dan enrolled into the University of Oregon's Master's Architect program, taking course work in environmental design. This degree would provide Dan with the skills to make a larger impact in his community.
Sue went to the University of Burlington for undergrad and then moved out to Oregon to attend Willamette University's MBA program. After her degree Sue moved up to Portland and worked for the Bonneville Power Administration where she worked in their renewable resource division. Much of her projects were marketing based, trying to gain public acceptance of renewable energy sources.
For the first three months of business the organization will be quite lean, consisting of just Dan and Sue. Dan will be responsible for most of the business-related issues as well as doing research and helping out with the work projects. Sue's responsibilities will be marketing and sales based. She will work hard on developing visibility for the company as well as working with prospective customers. Green Power has forecasted that on month four it will need administrative assistance. The duties will be answering the phone, some input accounting, and other clerical functions. Initially this person will be part time but will move to full time at the beginning of year two.