Amber Lessard has held several roles within the solar industry. She has worked as a residential PV installer and service technician, and as a commercial solar evaluator, designer, site supervisor, and operations and maintenance manager. She now brings that wealth of experience to Encore Renewable Energy as a Construction Project Manager, located just outside Burlington, VT. Amber is an enthusiastic supporter of dual-use solar and agriculture.
An advocate for increasing diversity in the renewable energy and trade industries, Amber has worked closely with the non-profit Vermont Works for Women as a solar instructor for their middle school and high school programs, adult pre-apprenticeship training, and job training for incarcerated women nearing release.
Amber has a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College in Environmental Studies, concentrating in land use and ecosystem management. She is a licensed electrician with the state of Vermont and holds the NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification. Prior to her work in the renewable energy industry, Amber worked in the Finger Lakes, NY wine industry and in the VT coffee roasting industry.