Hunter Johanssen

The common thread in Hunter’s journey has been an unwavering drive to serve and affect positive change through community organizing, advocacy, partnership building and fundraising. His career has spanned on the ground fieldwork, including with the St. Bernard Project where he oversaw physical home reconstruction for Sandy victims to leadership roles in fundraising for social and environmental impact organizations, nonprofits, and political campaigns. After meeting Captain Richard Birt for the first time in Puerto Rico, Hunter knew he and Captain Birt shared a common vision and passion for a strengths-based approach to honoring and building the resilience of vulnerable communities using renewable energy. Hunter co-founded Solar Responders. Hunter holds a BA in Applied Economics from the University of Vermont and an MPA in Non_profit Management from New York University.