Mike Diethelm

President & Founder

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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, working as an electrician, and becoming a NABCEP certified solar installer. In 2012, he started SolFarm Solar Co., a company committed to renewable energy and sustainability.

Shawn Seippel


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Shawn began his career in solar back in 2014 with prior experience in the electrical trades and general construction. Over the years he has held many different titles: sales representative, installer, project developer, and project manager; to name a few.

Kelly Gloger

Sales & Development

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Kelly got into his environmental career early at Texas A&M University and transitioned into the solar industry a few years later. Kelly has a vast amount of experience as a developer, installer, and researcher. His commitment to his community shines through in his work and volunteer efforts.

Adam Matar

Sales & Development

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Adam got his start in solar in California in 2007. His passion for renewable energy is focused on educating and empowering clients to make fully informed decisions. He truly enjoys helping clients meet their goals whether they’re centered around finances, sustainability, or energy independence and security.

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Lee Coleman

Applications Engineer

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After earning a BA in Architectural Design from Clemson University, Lee began his solar career in 2009 as a draftsman and Systems Designer. Lee then transitioned into an Applications Engineer, using system familiarity to support Sales, estimate projects, and secure contracts. Today, he plays both roles and a couple of others.

Michael Pope

Project Manager

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Lori Kreisel


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Lori is a long-time advocate for a cleaner planet and is excited to be part of the solution. She brings with her a wide variety of management and administration experience including HR, logistics, inventory, and accounting.

Paul Handsman

Outside Sales

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Eric Handsman

Outside Sales

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Eric is an Appalachian State graduate with a degree in renewable energy technologies. He is a HUGE baseball fan and a retired ballet dancer. Eric enjoys helping educate customers about solar energy and showing them how to reduce their carbon footprint.

Miles Beam

Outside Sales

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Miles comes with a background in residential real estate brokerage, new construction and development. His interest in renewable energy began while seeking more efficient ways to conserve electricity and power homes for his clients. Miles continues his quest today to serve his community.