The chemistry of our team is no secret formula.

As a company we encourage our employees to grow and develop as professionals and as individuals. We provide a supportive work environment and allocate resources for training and education. We recognize our employees as our greatest asset.



Scott Sarem CEO, Co-Founder

Scott co-founded the Company with Chris Taylor and Kyra Sarem. Scott oversees the strategy and vision for the company. He works with legislators and regulators to help create compelling solutions for our customers.

Scott developed the Solar Service Agreement for Everyday Energy which has helped to transform the solar business as it relates to Affordable Housing and other multi-tenant solar applications. Scott’s career spans over 20 years. Scott has extensive experience in leading companies from the start up stage through growth and eventual acquisition.

He started his career in the tax department of Deloitte and Touche. Scott has held key leadership positions in leading national telecommunications companies and was responsible for developing a regulatory strategy that ultimately helped drive the operations. Scott’s understanding of the nexus between the legal and regulatory issues in connection with operating the business helped to position Mpower Communications for a successful Initial Public Offering as well as additional debt and equity placements. Scott helped to position Mpower for an acquisition and then provided consulting and management services for telecommunications investments made by WMX Capital. Scott earned his Bachelors degree in Political Science from University of California Riverside and his Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law.

Scott coaches youth sports and is an avid snow skier and surfer.



Chris Taylor COO, Co-Founder

As a co-founder of Everyday Energy, Chris runs the day-to-day operations of the company. Through Chris’ leadership, Everyday Energy has developed the standards for affordable housing and virtual net metering interconnections with San Diego Gas and Electric and Pacific Gas and Electric. Chris has created the gold standard of solar interconnection in San Diego and has developed a best in class group of solar installers.

Chris started his career on Capitol Hill in Washington DC working for Congressman Chris Cox and Martin Hoke. Chris then transitioned to Callaway Golf where he managed Callaway’s top national accounts and was responsible for more than $45 million in annual sales. Chris also spearheaded a direct sales relationship with that yielded $8 Million in sales in its first year.Chris earned his Bachelors Degree in political Science from University of California Santa Barbara.

He is an avid surfer and swimmer and would live in the water if he could.



Kyra Sarem, Co-Founder

As a co-founder of Everyday Energy, Kyra acts as General Counsel and manages Human Resources on a daily basis. Kyra has helped lead Everyday Energy’s Workforce Development Program. Kyra is passionate about renewable energy and the prospects of developing sustainable and green jobs. Kyra has worked as a telecommunication regulatory attorney most of her career. She has negotiated interconnection contracts with the largest telecommunications companies in the nation. She has also worked for a major entertainment company as in house counsel. Kyra has balanced a successful career with being the mother of four boys.

She earned her Bachelors Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Northridge and her Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law. Kyra is a member of the state Bar of California. She is also active in the local Parent Teachers Association and has lead philanthropic efforts on behalf of the Rady’s Childrens Hospital in San Diego.

Kyra is a yogi and loves to read and travel.



Andy Blauvelt, Senior Vice President

Andy works to tailor Everyday Energy’s offerings to ensure our solar projects fit appropriately into affordable housing financing and regulatory structures. He also works on public policy efforts to bring the benefits of clean renewable energy to multifamily affordable housing and the nearly half-million low-income households who live there. As Everyday Energy’s resident “housing guy”, Andy ensures that the needs and goals of affordable housing owners, sponsors and residents are reflected across Everyday Energy’s offerings to maximize the value proposition to our customers.

Andy has spent his career in housing and community development, including stints at the San Francisco City Planning Department, the Marin City Community Development Corporation and a dozen years as a project manager at EAH Housing.  As manager of EAH’s solar efforts, he was among the original users of the path-breaking Multifamily Affordably Solar Homes program and helped forge implementation practices that have since spread industry-wide.  Andy earned his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a Masters of Public Policy and Urban Planning from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.


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David Arfin Chief Advisor

David Arfin is driven to creative innovative finance offerings that accelerate the adoption of renewable energy, energy efficiency and other clean technologies. David invented Solar City’s Solar Lease, the game-changing solar financing program that enabled over 100,000 homeowners, commercial and government customers to adopt solar power.

David received the first ever Innovation in PV Financing Award from the Solar Energy Industry. He is a Partner and Co-Founder of SolarVento (Mexico), and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Simpa Networks (India), Wattzon (Palo Alto), and EarthPoint Energy (Canada).

Prior to Solar City, David was co-founder and CEO of GlooLabs, (acquired by Cisco Systems), co-founded Flywheel Communications, and was founder and CEO of CLE Group (acquired by PLI).

Prior to launching companies, David was a lobbyist for the Association of American Universities, a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs and an Intern in the Israeli Knesset. He received an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, an MA in Public Policy Analysis from the Claremont Graduate University, and a BA in Political Science from UCLA where he was graduated phi beta kappa.



Joe Pecore, Chief Financial Officer

Joe is responsible for the production of accurate and timely financial statements at Everyday Energy.  He is also an Accounting Professor at the University of California San Diego, Rady School of Business.

Prior to Everyday Energy, he was a financial professional for approximately 25 years in high-growth public Biotech and Pharmaceutical companies. He served in a broad range of roles in Accounting and Finance including Corporate Controller, Finance Director and head of Financial Planning & Analysis. Joe holds an MBA in Finance from San Diego State University and a BS Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.

Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and twin daughters as well as running and golf.




Andrew Carr, Development Associate

Andrew Carr is a Development Associate and Assistant Project Manager at Everyday Energy.

Andrew holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he received training from the Midwest Renewable Energy Association as well as the California Center for Sustainable Energy.

Andrew supports projects from preliminary phases all the way to project completion including such responsibilities as project system sizing, management of rebates, utility interconnection and monitoring.

Andrew remains passionately committed to driving the deployment of clean energy technologies.