Adam Cohen


Prior to forming Ranger Solar, Adam Cohen was a founding team member of Pioneer Green Energy, with almost 800 MW of new wind and solar projects under construction or in operation in the U.S., representing over 2 billion dollars of installed new investment in American communities. Adam led renewable energy development activities in Pioneer Green Energy’s Eastern U.S. Unit, which consisted of over 700 MW of solar and wind projects across 6 states. Pioneer Green’s eastern projects were some of the most complex projects in the company’s portfolio, and Adam successfully resolved sensitive wildlife, airspace, and other permitting challenges to lead these developments forward. Prior to founding Pioneer Green Energy, Adam successfully led the development of 400 MW of wind projects into commercial operation, including two of the first coastal wind sites in the United States. Adam is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Paul Harris

Senior Vice President

Paul Harris is a founding member of Ranger Solar. Paul has an extensive track record as a developer, with over 400 MW of early-, mid- and late-stage solar and wind projects on his resume. He has successfully managed complex and challenging energy projects in the North East and Mid-Atlantic regions. Paul’s expertise includes negotiating land leases and interconnection arrangements. Paul has a well-developed command of project permitting strategy and is experienced with community outreach, offtake negotiations and resolving siting issues. Prior to his career in renewable energy development, Paul worked in development for a large international non-profit organization. Paul has also served on numerous political campaigns where he has been responsible for organizing large scale field operations. In this capacity he worked closely with state and federal elected officials, local leaders, and community members to raise support and awareness for key issues and candidates. Paul is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Aaron Svedlow

Vice President of Environmental Permitting

Aaron Svedlow is a project manager, environmental scientist, and wildlife biologist with over 10 years of experience in the renewable energy sector. His expertise includes local, state, and federal permitting of renewable energy projects including solar, wind, and transmission power projects in New England. In addition to permitting, Aaron has a background in wetland delineation, endangered species consultations, and wildlife assessments. Aaron prides himself on his experience with stakeholder outreach and routinely serves as an intermediary between landowners, developers, stakeholders, and regulators. In addition to his work in the renewable energy sector, Aaron is a past-president of the Maine Chapter of the Wildlife Society where he used his skills as a biologist to take a scientific and fact-based approach to wildlife conservation. Aaron also currently serves on the Conservation Commission for the Town of Falmouth, Maine and has a professional affiliation with The Wildlife Society, Maine Bat Working Group, Maine Lobstermen’s Association, Northeast Migration Monitoring Network, Northeast Bat Working Group, ECO Canada, and E2Tech. Aaron is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire and a candidate for a Master’s of Science from the University of Southern Maine.

Danielle Changala

General & Regulatory Counsel

Dani Changala serves as General Counsel, where she brings a strong background in renewable energy, energy regulation, and environmental law. Prior to joining Ranger, Dani worked at a prominent New England law firm where she represented renewable energy developers and utilities on a variety of regulatory, permitting, real estate, and transactional issues. Dani is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and holds an M.A. in Environmental Law and Policy (summa cum laude) and J.D. (magna cum laude) from Vermont Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. As a research associate at Vermont Law’s Institute for Energy and the Environment, her primary research examined the legal and policy developments necessary to integrate utility-scale renewable energy into the national electric grid. Dani has published in the Energy Law Journal, the Electricity Journal, and Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. She is admitted to the Vermont and California bars.

Elizabeth Peyton

Development Manager

Liz Peyton has a Master’s Degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where she completed concentrations in Energy and Infrastructure Policy and Management, and International Business Relations. She was the President of the Fletcher Energy & Environment Club and a 2015 MIT Clean Energy Prize Fellow. Liz is a 2012-13 Fellow with the William J. Clinton Fellowship Program through the American India Foundation and has also worked with the World Bank’s Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility. Liz is a graduate of Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.

CJ Walsh

Development Manager

CJ is a Development Manager for Ranger Solar. CJ manages the development work for key Ranger Solar sites including permitting, real estate, community outreach and pre-construction work. Prior to joining Ranger, CJ was a small business owner and project manager focused on community engagement activities. CJ is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in Environmental Science, focused specifically on planning and environmental policy.