Tami leads all aspects of branding, marketing and communications for Pine Gate Renewables, which includes external messaging to a variety of audiences through traditional media, our social channels, our website, speaking opportunities and conferences. Her role requires collaboration with just about every other department within the company, so she can see a broad view of what’s happening and where we are going.
1. What does Pine Gate Renewable’s mission of “getting solar done” mean to you?
To me, “getting solar done” means that we all have different experience we bring to the table and roles to fulfill within the company, but we’re aligned with moving solar development forward. We’re a company full of passionate people who care about the environment – that’s the driving force behind the work we do.
2. What are you most optimistic/excited about in this industry?
I’m excited to see how much growth is possible in these next few years. With the Biden Administration’s bold proposals for renewable energy across the board, we’re in a great position to see some real action toward fighting climate change. We’ve been talking about it for decades, but this time it feels like we’re going to make tangible progress.
3. What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received?
One of my favorite things that a former boss said is actually a quote from Wayne Gretzky: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” There’s such freedom in that – we have to stretch in order to grow and taking chances should be encouraged without fear of retribution. Without trying new things or putting yourself outside your comfort zone, you’ll never know how something will turn out.
4. What is an unknown skill you possess outside of your day job?
I’m pretty good at card games and regularly play Canasta with my family. Generally, I love any type of game (board games, lawn games, sports, etc.), with the exception of Trivial Pursuit.
5. What’s one thing still on your bucket list that you hope to achieve in the next 5 years?
My passport has gotten dusty in the last two years, so I’m just starting to travel again and there are many places around the world I’d like to visit. Japan, Iceland, Croatia and Uruguay are high on my list. I love immersing myself in different cultures and being open to whatever experiences occur while I’m there.