Mike Diethelm, President & Founder

Mike’s passion for nature and sustainability has been the driving force behind SolFarm Solar Co.

After many years as an arborist in Green Bay, WI, Mike moved to Asheville, NC to pursue an Environmental Studies Degree from Warren Wilson College. He was the Broker-In-Charge at Asheville Homeworks Real Estate when he realized he needed to reduce his carbon footprint.

Mike set forth on his mission of sustainability through education and working as an electrician and a NABCEP certified solar installer. In 2012, he started SolFarm Solar Co., a company committed to renewable energy and sustainability.

Rachel Paulman, Controller

Rachel started with SolFarm Solar Co. in the fall of 2016. She has a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Financial Management. Rachel spent several years in construction management in Colorado before moving to North Carolina.

Outside of work, Rachel enjoys wilderness camping with her family, gardening and checking out the restaurants and breweries of Asheville.

Nick Welch, Operations Manager

Nick started his solar career in 2010 as a solar installer in Ohio. He quickly discovered a passion for renewables and studied to be a NABCEP certified installer. All his hard work paid off in 2016 when he passed the NABCEP exam.

In his spare time, Nick enjoys spending time with his dog and hiking. Nick is also alumni to Ohio University.

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