Diego Lopez joined Northern Colorado Clean Cities (NCCC) as a Co-Coordinator in August 2018. Lopez now serves as the executive director for Northern Colorado Clean Cities. He is responsible for strategic planning, stakeholder services, education and outreach, public relations, and infrastructure development programs. Lopez has 7 years of experience in the energy and transportation industry and completed a bachelor’s degree focused in environmental sciences and geography with a minor in physics from the University of Colorado Denver. With experience as an energy and transportation advisor with a demonstrated history of working with consumers, businesses, municipalities, utilities, and fleets, Lopez is available to assist coalition stakeholders with project development, technical workshops, locating funding opportunities, and supporting funding proposals.
- Favorite Book: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- Favorite Meal: Grandmothers homemade mole
- Favorite Hobbies: Olympic (sabre) fencing, flying drones, cooking
Amy Maxey joined Northern Colorado Clean Cities as a Co-Coordinator in March, 2020. After traveling to India and Costa Rica for study abroad programs, she realized she wanted a career that would help make the world a more sustainable place for all. Amy received a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography in the Environmental track, a Certificate of Sustainability, and a Business Administration minor from the University of Iowa in 2014.
Since moving to Colorado in 2016, she has volunteered with multiple organizations such as the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program and the City of Fort Collins Recycling Ambassador Program. Most recently, Maxey has worked as a Program Assistant with the City of Fort Collins Environmental Services Department, where she leads community engagement efforts and events for the Shift Campaign.
- Favorite Book: Harry Potter series (Always), by JK Rowling
- Favorite Meal: Enchiladas and tacos
- Favorite Hobbies: Playing video and board games, hiking, gardening
Public Relations Intern
Drea has been with NCCC since June 2020 and focuses most of her time on public relations and event planning. She is passionate about fostering inclusive, resilient and sustainable communities and is thrilled to be doing so through the lens of alternative fuels and transportation. Although Drea is new to the alt fuels sector, she is no stranger to the world of sustainability education. She has served as an Eco-Leader at Colorado State University, she’s done work with CSU’s Alternative Transportation Team, and has worked as an educational assistant at Education for Sustainability Tasmania. Drea is in her final semester at CSU studying Environmental Sociology and Economics. Ultimately, Drea hopes her work can help bring people closer to each other, closer to the environment, and closer to a more sustainable future.
- Favorite Book: East of Eden by John Steinbeck
- Favorite Meal: Fondue (anything with lots of cheese, really)
- Favorite Hobbies: Skiing, rock climbing, yoga, cooking
Julia joined NCCC in June 2020 as a sustainable development intern. She currently focuses on communications and enjoys getting to use more of her creative side to help promote NCCC. This is her first time working for a non-profit but is very thankful for all the opportunities she has been granted in learning the ins and outs of this sector! She is currently an undergrad at Colorado State University studying Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and Economics. She is excited to continue to grow her knowledge about alternative fuels and help advance environmental initiatives to help combat climate change.
- Favorite Book: Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
- Favorite Meal: Thai Curry
- Favorite Hobbies: Hiking, playing the drums, painting