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.
Bill Klintworth also supports the Kalamink Wind project as a land agent, working with local property owners to negotiate easements on their property and answer questions about what wind development can mean for a community. Bill has been working in the wind industry since 2009 and brings a depth of experience regarding how the industry has evolved over the years. Bill grew up in the farming community of Greenville, MI, near Grand Rapids. He and his wife Patty now reside in Sutton’s Bay, MI.
Jeff Gilroy, the third member of our land team for Kalamink Wind, works to engage farmers and local landowners about wind energy to see if it is a good fit for their property. He has been working in wind since 2017 and in the renewable energy sector since 2013. Jeff was born and raised in neighboring Fowlerville, MI. Jeff's mother was a large animal veterinarian, which allowed him to learn and grow up in the agricultural community since birth. Jeff, his wife Heather (also from Fowlerville), and his young daughter are currently making plans to build a home near his parents small farm in Fowlerville.
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.