Our Team

Robert Martens

President/Founder

While building Bold Alternatives, Rob has worked on dozens of system designs and installations. Rob looks for ways to use rugged, reliable, proven technologies for his customers' benefit.  Rob achieved the NABCEP Certification as a Solar PV Installer. Prior to founding Bold Alternatives, Rob worked with several area companies (The Lincoln Electric Company, Ariba, KeyBank) launching customer centric sales and engineering programs that aligned client success with financial returns.  Rob proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1994.

 

A Cleveland native, Rob grew up in Shaker Heights, graduated from Miami University, then earned a Master's of Science Degree from San Diego State University. Rob and his wife, Holley, now live in Shaker Heights with their children, Alycia, Charlie and Claire.

Myles Murray

Director of Communications 

Myles joined the solar industry when he started graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University. While earning a Masters of Science in Materials Engineering, Myles studied the durability of materials for photovoltaic devices. He also helped start the Solar-Durability-Lifetime-Extension Center under the leadership of Dr. Roger French. Myles attended and presented at conferences like IEEE-Tech, PVSC, InterSolar and MRS, but found his calling in the more hands-on aspects of the solar industry. After finishing his Masters thesis, he started focusing on reducing "soft costs" associated with solar installation. 

 

Outside of work, Myles enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing, playing music and pinball.

Jamie Doyle

Jamie enjoys working with clients and showing them the installation process and mechanics of renewable energy. When he's not working you may run into him at a number of local music events. 

Jeff Kalt

Jeff has been installing and designing solar arrays since 2010.  Installing renewable energy systems, interacting with customers, and working to further the good name of solar energy is what he enjoys. Thank you for taking the time to see what we at Better Together Solar have to offer!

Carol Galloway

Office Manager/Sales Associate

​Carol's concern for the environment and community has led to many opportunities to help make a difference.  Prior to joining Bold Alternatives, she worked as a Senior Program Associate at The Trust for Public Land, serving as the community engagement liaison for the Parks for People and Green Infrastructure programs.  Carol is currently serving on the Boards of Cleveland Housing Network and Union-Miles Development Corporation.  She is involved in her community and served on the Union-Miles Design Review Advisory Committee for the Business Revitalization District, organized various groups in her neighborhood as well as volunteered with the former SHARE Program of NE Ohio. Carol is trained in mediation and attended Tri-C and the University of Akron. 

Stuart Lipp

Project Development

Stuart has 25 plus years of successful industrial sales experience, with the uncanny ability to listen to what the customer desires and deliver the product as promised.  He is a great admirer of our wonderful Lake Erie and the open green spaces in and around Northeast Ohio.  Stuart is a frequent visitor of the Holden Arboretum, Cuyahoga Valley National Park as well as the Geauga and Cleveland Metro Parks. 

John Brogan

Marketing Design/Shop Manager

John creates the company's marketing materials used for different events.  He also assists with solar installs and manages BT's workshop where construction preparation is completed prior to arriving on site.  John is an avid guitar player and earned his Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science from Case Western Reserve University.

 

Our teams commit hundreds of volunteer hours and donate tens of thousands of dollars to non-profit and community organizations near our homes in Northeast Ohio. Below is a list of organizations where The Better Together Team is involved as volunteers, sponsors and donors. An asterisk * denotes membership on a board of trustees, steering committee, lobbying or advisory board:

Our Commitment to NE Ohio

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Community Education & Training Programs 

Because solar is a relatively new technology and unfamiliar to many in Cuyahoga County and throughout Northeast Ohio, we have committed hundreds of hours to classroom and hands-on training for students, residents, governments, fire departments and business owners of Northeast Ohio. Below is a partial list or organizations where we have provided training and consulting services intended to advance the understanding of solar and other renewable energy resources and technologies.

 

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