Principal Engineer, Founder Sol Coast Consulting & Design, LLC
Shannon is a professional engineer licensed by the State of Oregon to practice environmental and mechanical engineering with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University. Ms Souza is a designer of alternative energy systems for the company and has provided professional environmental consulting services as the principal of Souza Environmental and Sol Coast since 1999. Ms. Souza specializes in alternative energy system design, water rights examination, and project management.
A transplant from western Washington, Shannon has lived in the area for 16 years raising her two children. Her compelling interests in local sustainability cluster around community, arts and education. She is a co-founder the Lighthouse Public Charter School, a tuition free k-8 school in the North Bend School District with an emphasis in arts integration and cultural studies. Ever one to make time for play, Shannon thoroughly enjoys cultivating the local music scene whether playing music (Ring, DePaolo Project, or Che’s Lounge), dancing with Rhythm Village or stepping out to enjoy the talents of so many others.
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Santa Clara University, CA
Professional Engineer (Environmental), State of Oregon
Certified Water Rights Examiner, State of Oregon
Member, National American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, Photo-Voltaic Entry
Solar Thermal & Solar Electric Tax Credit Certified Technician, Oregon Department of Energy
Relevant Volunteer and Professional Activities
Founder – Lighthouse Charter School (www.thelighthouseschool.org)
Founder/President – Oregon Coast Arts (ORCO Arts)
Organizer/Performer – Rhythm Village