Fresno, California-based Tom Cotter is a CaliforniaFIRST Advocate, Solar Expert, Habit Coach and Climate Educator. His academic and career credentials are wholly dedicated to building a stronger economy, healthier families and a more secure future. In addition, he serves as a Clean Energy Advocate, Carbon Activist, Community Organizer, Board Member, Ordained Minister and Public Speaker.
Tom is Regional Sales Manager and Strategic Account Manager at Renew Financial, an innovative finance and technology company working to transform America’s economy to clean energy. He has addressed over 2,000 groups, is among the top 10% of all influencers on social media and is a frequent Media Adviser on solar, energy efficiency and green jobs.
Previous career roles include serving as Regional Sales Manager at both Sunrun and Real Goods Solar (where he was also a Solar Power Consultant), as an Adjunct Faculty member with Fresno Pacific University and Founder & Partner of Prodigal Clothing, LLC. Tom also worked as a Pastor with Clovis Christian Church for 10 years, beginning in 1996.
His recent philanthropic work includes producing the short documentary film “Forest Man,” which chronicles the story of Jadav Payeng, an Indian man who planted nearly 1,400 acres of forest to save his island, Majuli. It was awarded the Best Documentary prize at the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival.