Kelly Yearick,

Kelly Yearick is a Program Manager at Forth where she facilitates utility engagement and consumer outreach to promote electric vehicle adoption.  She also manages programs related to Forth’s role as the Backstop Aggregator for the Oregon Clean Fuels Program to design and implement transportation electrification projects with utilities across Oregon. Kelly holds a Master’s in Environmental Management and Sustainability from Portland State University and sits on the board of Solar Oregon.


Jeff German,

Jeff German is a solar and renewable energy professional. Jeff’s experience spans over three decades and includes new equipment, technology roll-outs, sales and marketing and citizen advocacy throughout the US and the world.

Jeff has dedicated his career to working with traditional industries such as construction, banking, industrial and design industries to facilitate the practical application and smooth transition to renewables.

Currently Jeff operates National CarCharging which provides electric vehicle charging systems to commercial facilities and energy storage solutions for grid-tied installations. The storage solution repurposes EV batteries to provide a lower-cost alternative to new batteries while keeping the batteries out of the landfill.