About Us

The Center for Energy Education (C4EE) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation and a center for renewable energy research, education, and workforce development for the eastern United States.  

The C4EE provides a place to raise awareness of renewable energy and its importance locally, regionally, and globally.  

Its campus is a hub for the renewable energy industry, a hands-on training ground for solar installations, a destination for students and families to learn about renewable energy resources, and an education and training facility to provide the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in the growing renewable energy industry. 

The Center creates a space where education, research, industry innovation, business engagement, and the demonstration of solar energy combine to show excellence in renewable energy as well as create economic growth. The C4EE inspires learning, discovery, and imagination about renewables in all its visitors. 

Our Team

Mozine Lowe

Executive Director 

Mozine comes to work every day thinking of ways to advance the mission of the Center for Energy Education (C4EE) and improve life in our community. Her vision is for everyone to learn and grow along with the renewable energy industry and to get informed about all aspects of energy from generation to consumption. To achieve this, she works hard to provide unique opportunities for everyone to gain knowledge and skills through the C4EE’s programs. When Mozine isn’t thinking about the Center, she spends as much time as possible with her husband Walter and their two kids Monique and Walter III. 

Christina Hill 

Marketing and Communications Manager 

Christina’s appreciation for outdoor beauty fuels her creativity. The work she does at the Center allows her to construct clever ways to communicate its mission and manage community engagement. She is enthusiastic about learning new ways to conserve energy because she, in turn, enjoys sharing that knowledge with others. 

When she is not promoting the Center on social media, she is often found snapping photos, enjoying music, or spending time with her family and friends. 

D’Artagnan Beets 

Workforce Development Project Lead 

D’Artagnan believes that education on sustainable energy that is safe for the environment benefits his generation and the generations after. To him, using clean energy is a more efficient way to prevent the stripping of finite resources. As C4EE Associate, D’Artagnan researches expansive ways for the Center to reach remote communities and helps plan and coordinate events. When he is not working at C4EE, he can be found on stage singing and playing guitar, spending time with friends, or assisting at his dad’s gym. 

Siobhan Deloatch 

Office Manager

Siobhan has an extreme enthusiasm for education.  She enjoys immensely working with children, teens, and adults.  Siobhan works tirelessly to ensure that daily operations run smoothly in the C4EE Office. She is thrilled to be a part of a team and community who believes in elevating knowledge of solar energy.

She is a transplant from Maryland, with strong family ties to the North Carolina area.  When she’s not working with Mozine, staff, and the community on educating and advancing the community on solar technology, she’s spending time with family, especially her son, James, grandchildren, James, and Madison.

Matthew Brady

Education and Training Manager

Matthew’s role has him on the road facilitating remote C4EE educational and training programs with the C4EE Mobile Classroom. Based out of the C4EE Ohio office, he enjoys being a friendly liaison to public officials, schools, and community organizations on the Center’s behalf. One of the main reasons Matthew started working in the Solar Industry nearly a decade ago was to make a difference. He believes that by working with the Center, he has finally been able to realize that goal on a larger scale!

When Matthew is not on the road answering questions about solar energy, Matt enjoys hiking with his dogs, spending time with his children, poetry, and woodworking. He is very excited to explore the beautiful countryside with his family.

John Ledgerwood 

Technical Consultant 

John enjoys the unique opportunities the C4EE brings to the mid-Atlantic region. His background in education serves as an asset to the team. He happily plans and leads educational training programs like Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists and Engineers workshops. John values being apart of an educational and training center that serves all community groups and business organizations.  He describes the Center as a place where individuals, groups, and businesses can prosper in the new era of renewable energy. 

Board of Directors

Georg Veit 

Chairman 

Georg Veit gathered industry experience in both Europe and California before entering the utility scale solar space on the east coast. Currently, Veit is CEO of Geenex, a developer of utility-scale solar farms. 

Veit´s strong leadership and extensive industry knowledge has been at the heart of Geenex´ success and expansion to date. Georg has always believed and maintained that community support and education are key to the strong and sustainable industry. The Center for Energy Education will help realize this goal. Veit is chairman of the Center for Energy Education Board of Directors. 

Mozine Lowe 

Executive Director 

Mozine Lowe is excited to offer education and awareness programs in support of renewable energy. She has extensive experience in organizational change and team based learning systems – team building, leadership development and work redesign. Mozine has a bachelor of science degree in Sociology/Social Work from North Carolina A&T State University; completed AT&T’s two year Organization Effectiveness Program and a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trainer. She is active with various education and community organizations including Lake Gaston Association where she serves as vice president. Mozine and her husband Walter have two children Monique and Walter lll. 

James Pierce 

Vice Chairman 

James Pierce is a retired area manager at Kapstone Packaging, but he continues a commitment to community service through his board membership. Mr. Pierce enjoyed 23 years of countywide youth league coaching, served as school board member for eight years, and is the former Chairman of Halifax County Board of Commissioners. Currently, he is a Sunday school teacher and chairman of the Deacons at his church. Married to former Alice D. Evans, they are parents of two adult sons and two grandchildren. 

“I am very interested in supporting the growth of sustainable energy in our community. C4EE is a good way for me to be involved in that effort. Getting our young people involved in learning about sustainable energy through the community college and local schools is a great way to do that.” 

Juergen Fehr 

Secretary 

Juergen Fehr serves as chief operating officer of Geenex. Fehr has a degree in mechanical engineering and business administration (eidg.dipl.BF) and has more than 20 years of industry experience. Before joining Geenex, Fehr was president and CEO of an international PV panel manufacturer and established their first US entity for manufacturing and distribution in the Americas with full P&L responsibility. 

Juergen is pleased to bring his knowledge, industry experience and extensive network to help the C4EE reach its goals. 

Josef Kessen 

Josef Kessen is a Geenex co-founder and has a degree in architecture and engineering (Dipl. Ing.) He practiced as a licensed architect prior to entering into executive consulting. He also owns his own construction firm employing a workforce of over 100 individuals. Kessen is in charge of the construction of the C4EE building and helps to ensure the C4EE keeps growing and leaves a lasting legacy in Halifax County and beyond. 

John Livingston 

John Livingston is a partner at the law firm of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, and is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Investment and Development Team and the firm’s Energy Team. John devotes his practice to sustainable development, including mixed-use projects, LEED certified projects, and renewable energy contracting. John has experience representing lenders, buyers, sellers, developers, investors, owners, managers and others in all aspects of commercial real estate development, investment, and leasing, and solar and biomass developers as well as commercial and industrial energy users. 

Dr. Monica Bernette Smith-Woofter 

Dr. Monica Bernette Smith-Woofter is a native of Northampton County.Dr. Woofter graduated in 1986 from Northampton County High School West. She holds both a Masters in Administration and Supervision and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University.Throughout Dr. Woofter’s 27 years as an educator in the Roanoke Valley, she has served as a bus driver, substitute teacher, coach, mathematics teacher, assistant principal, principal, director, academic officer and Superintendent of Northampton County Schools. Dr. Smith-Woofter serves as an executive officer of the board of directors for the Central Carolina Regional Education Service Alliance and the Roanoke River Valley Education Consortium.She is also a board member of the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce and Center for Energy Education. In 2004, 2005, and 2006, Dr. Smith-Woofter was voted by the local community as Best Principal in the Roanoke Valley and was also recognized by Halifax Community College as a 2014 Distinguished Alumni in the Roanoke Valley.

J. Michael (Mike) Scott 

Mike Scott is President of PRO, Inc., a community and economic development consulting firm located in Roanoke Rapids. Formed in 1991, PRO, Inc. has secured grant and other funding in excess of $200 million for projects ranging from economic development, housing development for low-income residents and healthcare. Mike and his wife, Cathy have resided in Roanoke Rapids since 1994 and they have three children and seven grandchildren. 

Prior to forming PRO, Inc., Mike served as Director of Economic Development for Onslow County, NC and Director of Business Development for the Greater Columbia, SC Chamber of Commerce. Mike is a 1975 graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. degree in Environmental Health Science and a 1989 graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. 

Dr. Michael A. Elam 

Dr. Michael A. Elam has been selected as the fifth President of Halifax Community College in Weldon, NC. He was formerly President at Roanoke-Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, NC, a comprehensive community college serving 75,000 residents in a three county rural service area. Prior to moving to Ahoskie, Dr. Elam lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he served as the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives for the Louisiana Community & Technical College System. Before accepting that state-wide responsibility, he provided leadership as Interim Chancellor for both Sowela Technical Community College and Central Louisiana Technical Community College in Lake Charles and Alexandria, LA respectively. 

Dr. Elam was born in North Carolina but grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a Master of Education degree in Student Personnel Administration from Howard University. Dr. Elam’s Educational Doctorate was conferred by Nova Southeastern University in Higher Educational Leadership. 

Dr. Elam and his wife Maxine currently reside in Roanoke Rapids, NC and they have two adult children and four grandchildren. 

Dr. Eric Cunningham 

Dr. Eric Cunningham (Dr. “C”) is the current Superintendent of Halifax County Schools. 

He has dedicated his entire career to supporting and improving the lives of not just children in schools, but communities in which they live. Eric L. Cunningham is from Birmingham, Alabama, and relocated to Virginia in his early adolescent years. He received his B.S. and M.A in Counseling from Liberty University and his doctorate in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia. Prior to his appointment as Superintendent in 2016, he served as Associate Superintendent for Administration and Operations for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools in North Carolina. Additionally, he served as Assistant Superintendent for Administration in Caroline County Public Schools in Virginia and as Director of Human Resources for Spotsylvania County Public Schools in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

He is the author of Starting from the Bottom, published in January 2019.   

Lori Medlin 

Ex-Officio 

Lori Medlin is a native of Roanoke Rapids, NC and a graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. Medlin began her career in New York as a Sales Manager for Forte International Hotels where she represented hotels in the Caribbean and Bermuda. She culminated her career in New York as the Director of Sales & Marketing for Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands and Caneel Bay in the US Virgin Islands. In this position, Lori managed sales offices in New York and Chicago and a reservation center in Dallas. While working with many Caribbean countries’ destination marketing organizations, Lori recognized the impact that tourism could have on low wealth communities. She was confident that with its location on I-95, her home community could realize the same impact. In 1995, Lori returned home to North Carolina to accept a position as the President/CEO of the Halifax County Convention & Visitors Bureau.