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Meet the NRG Bluewater Wind Team+++

Founder and President

Director, Marine Engineering

Director, Permitting


New Jersey and Great Lakes

New York

Marine Engineering

Peter D. Mandelstam
Founder And President

In the wind business since 1997, Mr. Mandelstam developed Montana’s first wind farm in Judith Gap, under WPS Arcadia LLC. This 135 MW project operational since October 2005, provides all the electricity for 100,000 Montanans.

Peter served on the Board of the American Wind Energy Association for eight years, co-founding and chairing Wind Power New York (now which obtained a 3,400 MW RPS in New York.

Since 2006, Peter has chaired AWEA's Offshore Group with more than 100 companies, coordinating most recently the response to the draft MMS regulations.

Peter has been featured in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Washington Post, Bloomberg TV, Fox TV, the News Journal in Delaware, Long Island Newsday, National Public Radio,, and numerous Delaware local weekly newspapers and radio. He gives regular trade conference and university speeches around the country, including AWEA, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Columbia, and University of Delaware.

A graduate of Harvard, he began his career as a project manager for the City of New York, building and preserving affordable housing.

Peter, a certified solar installer, was a founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Solar Technology Institute, which worked under the Pan-American Health Organization, a division of WHO doing solar-powered medical vaccine refrigerators.

In the spring of 2009, Peter was elected to the national board of the League of Conservation Voters.

Since 2000, he has served on the Board of the Greyston Bakery and non-profit Foundation in Yonkers New York that creates jobs and provides health care, day care, job training, and affordable housing. Most importantly, it bakes 18,000 pounds of brownies daily as sole supplier for Ben and Jerry's nationwide, especially its Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream.

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Kevin R. Pearce
Marine Engineering

With over fifteen years of experience as a Naval Architect with private marine engineering firms, Kevin has been involved in all facets of ship design, ship repair & conversion, vessel reflagging, offshore structure design, and port logistics. He has progressive experience in structural, mechanical, electrical and habitability engineering disciplines, as well as marine transportation systems, vessel financing & valuation, and project management.

Kevin earned a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in Glen Cove, NY. He has been an instructor at the Stevens Institute of Technology, where he also earned his Master of Engineering in Ocean Engineering. Kevin is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and was honored as their Gibbs Brother Scholar.

Kevin grew up living on a sailboat at the New Jersey shore. He has sailed all over the world on various types of commercial and private vessels ranging in size from 30' to 900'. Kevin currently lives ashore in New Jersey with his wife, Marni. They spend their spare time aboard their 18' sailboat with daughter, Hanna.

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Laurie Jodziewicz

Laurie has been in the renewable energy industry since 1998, most recently at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). For six years at AWEA she managed project siting, wildlife, and offshore wind policy issues before industry organizations, government agencies and environmental groups.

Prior to her involvement with wind she gained experience in a number of energy organizations spanning the solar, distributed generation and natural gas industries.

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Nancy Moore (Formerly Carig)

Nancy was previously Executive Director of Early Stage East, an entrepreneurial development organization, where she built the non-profit from an all-volunteer group to a fully-staffed year-round organization serving fledgling businesses throughout the northeast. She is the Chair of the Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Secretary of the Sussex Economic Development Action Committee (SEDAC), a non-profit business development organization in Sussex County. She has served as a board member of the University of Delaware Kent-Sussex Alumni Club, the Philadelphia Area New Media Association (PANMA), and as a member of the Career Advisory Board at Goldey-Beacom College.

A life-long resident of Delaware, Nancy resides in Sussex County. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware, and has spent her entire career within the state.

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Leslie Garrison
New Jersey And Great Lakes

Leslie has worked on issues related to energy and the environment throughout her entire educational and professional career. A New Jersey native, Leslie first worked with Bluewater Wind on the company’s East Coast projects as an intern in Hoboken, NJ. After completing her degree in Environmental Policy at the University of Michigan, Leslie found a new sense of place in the Great Lakes region and has continued to pursue her interest there in finding solutions to environmental issues through sustainable business development.

She has worked on climate and energy campaigns for the Sierra Club and worked for the Great Lakes Commission on wind energy development in the bi-national Great Lakes region. While at the Commission, Leslie worked on the issue of regional transmission as a major roadblock to large-scale wind development in the Midwest as well as the emerging interest in offshore wind energy development in the Lakes.

Leslie spent nine months living in Thailand and traveling throughout Southeast Asia. As a result, she continues to study Thai language and to backpack through the world’s most stunning natural places, reserving a heartfelt partiality for the Great Lakes. As NRG Bluewater’s State Director for New Jersey and the Great Lakes region, Leslie looks forward to realizing policy and project development goals on the East Coast and in the Great Lakes.

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KC Sahl
New York

KC Sahl joined the Bluewater Wind team as the New York Project Director at the end of 2007, after 12 years of service with the City of New York. KC brings valuable government relations and operations experience to NRG Bluewater. During his tenure with the City, KC served with the City’s Department of Parks & Recreation as an operations manager. He was the first manager of Washington Square Park, and he held titles of Park and Recreation manager and Deputy Chief of Operations and Administrator. From 2001 to 2006, KC was the Park Administrator for Riverside Park where he worked to improve the efficiency of park operations and broaden non-profit partnerships. KC completed his tenure with Parks as the Administrator of the Bronx’s Pelham Bay Park – New York City’s largest park. KC has made New York City his home since 1995, and currently lives on the lower east side with his wife and two children.

Prior to joining the City of New York, KC served at the US Embassy’s Department of US and Foreign Commercial Service in Paris. After completing college at California State University at Chico, KC traveled extensively in Europe and then served with the Peace Corps in Kenya. KC was born and raised in northern California as an avid runner and outdoorsman. As serious mountaineers, KC and his wife have climbed peaks in throughout the United States, Africa and Chile (where he proposed to her atop the Torres del Paine).

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Stephen Geiger

Stephen received his masters in Ocean Engineering from MIT. Since then, he has worked as a naval architect and marine engineer, most recently supporting Kevin Pearce in analyzing project sites and analysis of technical issues.

Stephen is an Eagle Scout, and has an extensive knowledge of computer technologies. He was also his high school Valedictorian.

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