Staff

Mitch Sears

Interim General Manager
Mitch is currently on loan to Valley Clean Energy from the City of Davis where he has worked for twenty-three years. Since 2007, Mitch has served as the City of Davis’ Sustainability Manager. In this role he has led the City’s efforts to address climate change and community sustainability. Past City of Davis projects he has managed include the PVUSA expansion from 75kWh to 10+MW, the City energy efficiency project (ESCo), the PACE program (CaliforniaFirst, Ygrene, HERO), the community electric vehicle charging system, and the City’s involvement with Cool Davis, the Cool California Challenge, and the Cool Cities Challenge – elements of the City’s community engagement planning program to shift behavior and reduce local energy use and GHG emissions. Prior to 2007, Mitch spent sixteen years managing Davis’ Agricultural Land Conservation Program, and five years as an urban planner.

Jim Parks

Director, Customer Care and Marketing
Jim has over 28 years in the utility industry with progressively responsible positions covering energy efficiency, demand response, low-income programs, grid modernization and smart grid. His experience includes developing dozens of customer programs with associated marketing plans and working with customers either directly or by managing customer-facing staff. He recently managed a $308 million smart grid project that was completed on time and on budget. The Project included multiple initiatives: cooperative projects with local agencies and school districts; customer programs; dynamic utility rates; energy efficiency; and grid upgrades.

Lisa Limcaco

Director of Finance and Internal Operations
Lisa brings over thirty years of extensive accounting, finance and budgeting experience to Valley Clean Energy. For the past seven years Lisa has worked for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) as an accounting supervisor of SMUD’s JPA accounting department and most recently worked as an Energy Commodity Contract Specialist negotiating and administering SMUD’s long-term commodity contracts. She worked in the private sector for World of Good Tastes, as a Director of Accounting and as an auditor at various public accounting firms including Price Waterhouse LLP, where she managed the SMUD, Modesto Irrigation District and Turlock Irrigation District annual financial statement audits.

Chris Cole

Manager, Key Accounts
Chris has 10 years in Public Power the with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) managing business relationships with large industrial, commercial and government customers as well as 11 years working with investor owned gas and electric utilities. Chris has experience in energy efficiency, power and gas marketing, special contracts and demand response.

Alisa Lembke

Board Clerk/Administrative Analyst
Originally from the San Diego, Alisa brings over thirty years of customer service, budgeting and administrative skills to Valley Clean Energy. For the past fifteen years Alisa worked for Inyo County in a variety of departments including Probation, Public Works, County Administrator’s Office, and the Yucca Mountain Repository office within the Planning Department. She worked in the private sector for The Ritz Carlton Hotel, as a Property Manager, and as an Executive Assistant/Administrative Manager for a small insurance company. Alisa comes to Yolo County by way of Bishop, CA and was hired as Valley Clean Energy’s first full-time employee.