John is happy to return to his hometown to work with the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch team. He is excited to continue the efforts of the SNEW team with their goal of reducing impact on the Sierra through energy efficiency. Before joining the Sierra Business Council, he worked with the Redwood Coast Energy Authority helping numerous Humboldt County small and medium businesses save energy. A graduate of Humboldt State University, John earned his B.S. in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Energy and Climate.
Spending his free time at the Yuba River during the summer and snowboarding in the Sierra during the winter, John finds the most happiness outdoors. John is a runner at heart who has completed a trail marathon and hopes to run many more in the future.
Blogs by John Plaggmier
This old saying perfectly describes my realization of how special the Independence Trail was for our community. Lighting struck repeatedly throughout the night on August 17th, igniting dry fuel in our foothills refuge of Nevada City and across the state of California.
Energy Resilience and Independence: More Important Now Than Ever
The connection between a hoppy beer and the aromatic pines of the Sierra Nevada foothills is undeniable for me. Whether enjoying a cold one after a long hike in the Tahoe National Forest, or while basking on the granite rocks of the Yuba River, I can confidently say that beer always tastes better in the great outdoors.