Meet the Team

Brian O’Shea
Public Engagement Manager, Apex Clean Energy

Brian leads Apex Clean Energy's public and community engagement efforts for projects throughout Michigan. Brian began his career organizing in rural communities in North Dakota and throughout Minnesota before moving to the private sector in 2013, where he worked as a consultant to numerous businesses, trade associations, nonprofits, and advocacy groups across the country on issues ranging from education policy to workforce development to clean energy. Brian was excited to join Apex Clean Energy as a public engagement manager in 2019. In this capacity, he works closely with local elected leaders, community leaders, landowners, and residents to gather local feedback, answer common questions, and work with communities to help realize their opportunities for renewable energy development and accelerate America’s shift to clean energy.

Erynn McKay
Michigan Field Organizer, Apex Clean Energy

Erynn McKay works as a Field Organizer with a focus on Apex Clean Energy’s solar projects throughout Michigan. Erynn was raised in Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where she earned a degree in Political Science focused on Global and International Studies. Following graduation, Erynn worked in mortgage underwriting. She began her organizing career on the west side of the state in Kalamazoo with the Census Bureau in 2020, where she was a Field Supervisor for Kalamazoo County. Prior to joining Apex, Erynn worked as a Regional Organizing Lead for issue-focused campaigns in Michigan and Georgia. Erynn is based north of Detroit and will be working in project communities with supporters, community members, developers, and landowners.

Colin Kummerfeldt
Project Developer, Apex Clean Energy

Colin Kummerfeldt works as a Michigan-based developer for solar projects. Colin was born and raised in Howell, Michigan and attended Howell High School prior to attending Western Michigan University, where he earned a degree in Political Science focused on American Public Policy.  Prior to joining the Apex team, Colin worked in Michigan’s State Senate as a scheduler and special events organizer for one of Michigan’s thirty-eight senators. Colin also has experience with local townships through job shadowing with a local assessor’s office. Colin will work with landowners, local supporters, and community stakeholders to help answer questions and inform members of the community about the project.

Connor Podkul
Project Developer, Apex Clean Energy

Connor grew up in Northwest Indiana and graduated from La Porte High School prior to attending Purdue University. He later earned a master’s degree in Geospatial Data Analysis with a focus on renewable energy from University College Dublin. Prior to joining Apex, he worked in the nonprofit sector for a botanical garden in Indiana. Connor now works out of Charlottesville, Virginia, but averages several weeks a month in Michigan working on solar projects and engaging with project stakeholders.