Kent Dougherty, our Director of Project Development, has worked for Apex Clean Energy for nearly a decade and has been in the renewable energy industry for just over 11 years. He has developed 1,500 megawatts of now- operating wind facilities and has worked on projects in Indiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, and Illinois. As a director of project development, Kent oversees a team that focuses on land leasing and project permitting, and he coordinates with the numerous specialists who contribute to a project’s development, including in wind resource, engineering, public engagement, and grid interconnection.
Kent is a strong believer in the promise of renewable energy, not only for the environmental benefits it brings, but also for the strong economic development opportunities it creates in the form of manufacturing and skilled service jobs and as a powerful source of local community revenue. He also believes in the energy security it delivers for our nation, weaning us from foreign energy sources and helping to build a new and transformative electricity infrastructure that will power our economy into the future.
Brian O’Shea lead's Apex's public and community engagement efforts for projects throughout Michigan as a Public Engagement Manager. Brian began his career organizing in rural communities in North Dakota and throughout Minnesota before moving to the private sector in 2013, where he worked as a consultant to numerous businesses, trade associations, nonprofits, and advocacy groups across the country on issues ranging from education policy to workforce development to clean energy. Brian was excited to join Apex Clean Energy as a public engagement manager in 2019. In this capacity, he works closely with local elected leaders, community leaders, landowners, and residents to gather local feedback, answer common questions, and work with communities to help realize their opportunities for renewable energy development and accelerate America’s shift to clean energy.
Russell S. Shinevar, CPL works as a land agent for the Kalamink Wind project where he initiates and conducts meetings with local landowners about the opportunities and benefits the project can bring to local farmers, landowners, and their community. Russell has nearly 40 years of experience securing energy acquisitions and is also an expert at examining and interpreting real property title. He manages Amboy Land Co., LLC located in Lansing, Michigan. Russell works under a strict code of ethics and takes a lot of pride in his representation as a Certified Professional Landman.
Ryan Carrigan recently joined Apex as our Michigan Field Manager. Ryan grew up in Southwest Michigan and is a graduate of Kalamazoo College. He began his career working in the Michigan State Legislature and later developed an expertise in land use issues working on economic development, housing, and transportation issues for municipalities, Chambers of Commerce, and the Association of REALTORS. Ryan also has extensive experience working through the entitlement process, advocacy, and outreach. When not on duty for Apex he serves as a township Zoning Administrator in Kent County.
Colin Kummerfeldt works as a Michigan-based Public Engagement Organizer for Kalamink Wind. Colin was born and raised in Howell Michigan and attended Howell High School prior to attending Western Michigan University, where he earned a degree in Political Science focused on American Public Policy. Prior to joining the Apex team, Colin worked in Michigan’s State Senate as a scheduler and special events organizer for one of Michigan’s thirty-eight senators. Colin also has experience with local townships through job shadowing with a local assessor’s office. Colin will work with landowners, local supporters, and community stakeholders to help answer questions and inform members of the community about the project.