Tag Archives: Bakersfield

Pioneering Renewable Energy: Ella Henanipuakea Aki’s Journey Towards Sustainable Change

Ella Henanipuakea Aki discussing renewable energy in an interview setting on GreenTech Network.

Ella Henanipuakea Aki shares her journey from Hawaii to California, emphasizing the role of community in renewable energy. With her background in environmental policy and experience in the renewable energy sector, she advocates for a more inclusive industry and encourages others to take action. Through her story, discover the importance of representation, the power of connection, and the impact of community-driven change.

Unveiling Bakersfield’s Innovation Pathway with Justin Salters

Justin Salters discussing community development and innovation in Bakersfield.

Join us in an enlightening conversation with Justin Salters, Interim Executive Director at B3K Prosperity and Founder & President of Hey Salty. Discover how Justin’s journey from a natural communicator in high school through a successful public affairs career has led him to spearhead economic development and community empowerment in Bakersfield. Learn about the challenges, triumphs, and his vision for fostering innovation in Kern County.

Empowering Literacy and Entrepreneurship in Bakersfield with Mike Russo

Mike Russo standing proudly in his bookstore, Russo's Books, surrounded by towering shelves filled with books.

Discover Mike Russo’s journey on the Destination for Innovation series, from a passionate educator to a cornerstone of Bakersfield’s business and literacy community. Learn how his dedication to Russo’s Books and teaching entrepreneurship shapes the future, inspiring both young minds and fellow entrepreneurs.

Advancing the Clean Energy Industry with Wes Doane of Intersolar & Energy Storage North America

Wes Doane discussing the future of clean energy at Intersolar & Energy Storage North America.

Join us in San Diego for a fascinating conversation with Wes Doane, the Vice President behind Intersolar & Energy Storage North America, as he shares his journey in the clean energy sector, the power of connections, and the future of renewable energy.

Sustainable Energy & Pivoting Insights with Janos Hettyey

Les Mood interviewing János Hettyey in Beverly Hills.

Explore renewable energy insights with Janos Hettyey from World Kinect Energy Services. In this Destination for Innovation episode, Janos shares his journey from Hungary to Germany, highlighting the need for adaptability and continuous learning in the energy sector. Learn how his approach to renewable energy procurement and his positive outlook are contributing to a sustainable future.

Exploring the Boundaries of Robotics and Education with Stephen Mears

Stephen Mears teaching robotics to students in a lab at CTEC on the Destination for Innovation with GreenTech Network

Discover Stephen Mears’ inspiring journey in the latest Destination for Innovation episode. From overcoming career challenges to leading robotics education at CTEC, Stephen emphasizes the fusion of art and engineering and advocates for continuous learning and community-driven innovation. Join us to explore how robotics is shaping the future of education and community development in Bakersfield and beyond.

Empowering Communities in Bakersfield & Beyond: Insights from Traco Matthews, MBA

Traco Matthews speaking on community empowerment during the Destination for Innovation interview.

In this latest episode of Destination for Innovation, Traco Matthews, MBA, provides a deep dive into the art of empowering communities. Covering topics from creating a sense of belonging to the importance of holistic development, Matthews offers a fresh perspective on the potential within our communities. His insights into inclusive decision-making and community engagement are not just thought-provoking but are crucial for anyone looking to foster innovation and productivity in diverse societies.

The Synthesis of Vulnerability and Innovation: A Community Philosophy with Dr. Scott Andrews, Assistant City Manager of Bakersfield

Les Mood alongside Dr. Scott Andrews, engaging in a deep and enlightening conversation on community, innovation, and the transformative power of vulnerability during the Destination for Innovation series.

In a heartfelt conversation with Dr. Scott Andrews, we journey through tales of personal growth, global exploration, and the enduring power of community and vulnerability. Dr. Andrews shares insights into the transformative potential of equitable solutions and innovative partnerships in fostering a sense of belonging and purpose within communities. Dive in to explore the lessons, struggles, and aspirations he’s gleaned on his path to shaping a more harmonious world.

Elevating Energy Innovation With a Weight, Winch & Wire: My Conversation with Kemp Gregory of Renewell Energy

image of Les Mood and Kemp Gregory, smiling during an interview about sustainable energy innovations

Kemp Gregory, the innovative mind behind Renewell Energy, opens up about his journey and the transformative work his company is undertaking, converting idle wells into groundbreaking gravity-based energy storage units. In this conversation with Les Mood, he delves into the challenges, opportunities, and his vision for an equitable energy transformation, providing profound insights into the intersection of history, community, and energy innovation.