San Diego Staff

Paul’'s non-profit experience began in the early 1990s, when he helped evaluate a rural electrification project in Guatemala. After receiving a master’s degree in international relations from U.C. San Diego, Paul worked in public health along the U.S.-Mexico border, human trafficking prevention, fundraising for an anthropology museum, and - his most challenging position - a short stint as a stay-at-home father. Paul and his family have been happy consumers of solar-generated electricity since 2002.


Wallaby grew up in Sydney, Australia and brings 20 plus years of construction experience to GRID Alternatives. Involved in residential and commercial operations as the owner of a commercial construction company and residential window retrofit company, he has successfully managed a wide variety of construction projects, from small to large multi-million dollar projects over the years as a licensed contractor. Prior to owning his own businesses Wallaby worked as the Construction Manager for a large nation-wide developer overseeing construction activities and staff for his region.
Project Assistant: Imperial County
Project Designer
Solar Installation Supervisor
Solar Installation Supervisor
Solar Installation Supervisor: Imperial County

Development & Communications

Emma is a British native, moving to California by way of Michigan to join the solar revolution. Emma's job at GRID Alternatives San Diego is to assist the development department with fundraising goals, including corporate workdays and grantwriting -- as well as gathering all the stories that GRID homeowners and volunteers have to tell.


Born in Peru, Evelyn and her family immigrated to the North County of San Diego where she grew up before heading off to college. She earned her Architecture degree and Construction Management minor from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and later earned her Green Building Construction certificate from San Diego State University. Evelyn's work experiences range from architecture to construction to teaching to the green industry. Before being a part of the GRID Alternatives crew, she was a volunteer where she assisted in several installations in San Diego County. Aside from work, Evelyn enjoys traveling, exploring, dancing, running, creating art and spending time with friends and her familia.
SolarCorps Outreach Fellow
Community Relations Coordinator
Outreach & Systems Manager
Outreach Assistant

Workforce & Volunteering

Livia Funkhouser communicates with all of GRID San Diego’s Volunteers to make sure they are properly trained and taken care of. An Italian attorney originally from Naples, Italy, she studied and practiced law in Rome, where she also served as Vice President of the Italian branch of the European Law Students Association. Livia held her first job in the European Union Offices in Brussels, Belgium, as a researcher for the Central Bank. Before arriving in San Diego, Livia worked as an instructor of Italian language at Fayetteville (NC) Community College and as Director of Volunteer Services for United Way in Colorado Springs. She loves to be active in the community and also collaborating with several nonprofits. She dedicates her free time to her family and hobbies such as art, reading, traveling, and volunteering.
SolarCorps Workforce Development Fellow