The Brightfield TS Team

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    Stan Cross

    Co-Founder and Principal
    Stan Cross, Brightfield TS Co-Founder and Principal focused on Communication, Marketing and Outreach. Also serves as Interim Director of Warren Wilson College’s Environmental Leadership Center; proven education, communication and sustainability implementation experience; maintains a network of national sustainability leaders; 2007 North Carolina Environmental Educator of the Year; 2010 recipient of the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s Pelican Award for Outstanding Partnership, 2013 Warren-Wilson College Educator of the Year.
  • Matthew Johnson

    Co-Founder and Principal
    Matthew Johnson, Brightfield TS Co-Founder and Principal. Matthew is an entrepreneur specializing in triple-bottom-line business development. His wide variety of skills include; product design, systems integration, complex data analysis, public private partnership engagement, and residential and commercial construction project management.
    Passionate for emission-free travel, Matt is a founding member of Asheville EV Committee, is a sustainable transportation advocate, and an avid backpacker. Matt has logged over 40,000 miles on bicycles; from cross continental touring, to mountain bike, downhill, road and cyclo-cross racing.
  • Dale F. Reynolds

    Electrical Engineer
    Dale F. Reynolds P.E., LEED AP - "We have accelerated the implementation of EV technologies into the market. Brightfield's provide an environmentally sustainable solution to our current transportation fuel dependency."

    Registration and Affiliations-
    Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Illumination Engineering Society
    Power Engineering Society
    WNC Green Building Council
    US Green Building Council

    Dale has served twenty years as designer of electrical systems such as lighting, power distribution, security, phone and data for new construction and building renovations. Principal Electrical Engineer in charge of design for state, commercial, industrial, institutional and health care facilities. Expertise includes designing for LEED and integrated building systems.
  • RTS has teamed up with Innovative Structural Engineers

    Angela and D. Ben Poss

    PE's - Mechanical Engineers
    Angela and Ben Poss, PE's - "We are proud to have been a part of Brightfield initiative. Our interest in Brightfield TS is both professional and personal. We enjoy working with these projects due to their complexity and knowing that the impact this will ultimately have on the environment. There has to be a change on how we power vehicles and we believe this is the best approach."
    This experienced structural engineering team holds license in eight states (CO, FL, MS, NY, NC, SC, VA, LA). They specialize in steel, concrete, mountain and coastal construction of all forms. With Ben's specialty in hurricane research, he has tremendous experience with unique engineering solutions.
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    Baron Draughan

    Baron Draughan - is Brightfield's rendering specialist. Born and raised in Kittyhawk, NC, Baron grew up son a general contractor, and was acting as job foreman by the age of 16 on mult-million dollar vacation home construction. His experience in construction led him toward sustainable design, and once he hit college, his computer skills set the path, earning him a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering and Technology from Western North Carolina University. He specializes in Advanced SolidWorks, CAD- AutoCAD, Cadwork 16, Sketch-Up, Pro/Engineer, SolidWorks, and Adobe Photoshop. Baron is also a professional kite-board instructor.
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    Steven Slack

    Web Developer
    Steven Slack - is Brightfield TS's web developer and owner of S2 Web based in Asheville, NC. Steven specializes in building website and applications with HTML5, CSS3, PHP, and Javascript. He is also experienced in working with popular open source projects such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla as well as proprietary systems like Volution, Big-Commerce, and Shopify. As Brightfield TS grows Steven is prepared to use such technologies to move the company forward.