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Our Team


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Jennifer Jacquot-DeVries

Communications & Fund Development

Jennifer Jacquot-DeVries works to raise funds to support the organization’s mission and share program updates with our community. Jennifer is a writer and fundraiser with more than a decade of nonprofit fundraising experience. Previously, Jennifer was the Development Director for a national voting rights organization. In the Brainerd Lakes Area Jennifer has worked with Tri-County Community Action Partnership. Jennifer volunteers with the Land Stewardship Project and Crow Wing Food Co-op, using her skills and passion to build community and statewide support for sustainable land use, clean water, and local food. Jennifer resides with her family in the Brainerd area and is excited to bring her passion for sustainability to RREAL and support the work of expanding renewable energy in Minnesota.


George Lemelin

White Earth Solar Educator

George is married 32 years, has five children and 11 grandchildren. He graduated from Knapp Business College in 1989 in computer technology. He has certifications in network, solar, cybersecurity, and training.

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John Vaughn 

Senior Advisor

John came to RREAL after working for 20 years as an executive director for community and economic development nonprofits in the Twin Cities. After serving for three years as RREAL's Executive Director, John stepped away from the ED role but will continue to share his knowledge and experience as a Senior Advisor to RREAL staff and partners.


John is passionate about improving the lives of people in low income communities and sees solar energy as an emergent strategy to serve this mission. If you ask him, he’ll say he is part real estate developer and part community organizer with a little contractor thrown in. If you ask him about the contractor part, he’ll cite the three historic homes in Stillwater he has restored and say there is nothing any good carpenter can’t do in two hours that he can’t do in two years!



Dr. Kaitlyn Bunker

Principal, Islands Energy Program, Rocky Mountain Institute


Laurie Chamberlain

Associate Attorney

Overcast Law Offices - NCW, PLLC, Wenatchee, Washington

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Caleb Dogeagle

Solicitor General

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

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Sarah Goodspeed

Youth & Policy Manager

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy

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Marina Lovell

Program Administrator, SBDC Consultant,  Cass County Economic Development Corporation 

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Kitty Mayo

Reporter, Lake County Press


Kay Paulus

Board Chair

Software Engineering Manager, GrothZone

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