Hunter is in the Sustainable and Resilient Communities track, with an emphasis on renewable energy development, specifically solar. He is particularly interested in renewable energy policy, the increasingly compelling economic argument for renewables, and future growth in battery storage. His interest in energy started while working at the Sustainability Office at Bemidji State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. Hunter has worked in many different positions, but some of the highlights were in a Technician Planning position at the Headwaters Regional Development Commission where he focused on clean energy financing, an internship with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for cataloguing cities’ sustainability goals, working on installing several large scale solar arrays in southern Minnesota, and being the project manager of the off-grid permanent ice fishing house at Bemidji State University. When Hunter is not working on school or the Solarize Gunnison County campaign, you will likely find him in the mountains or on a river somewhere.