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Board of Directors

Point PersonTamra Rae
FundraisingCarrie Lane Carrie Lane has been on the I-Renew board since January 2019. She grew up on a farm near Cascade, Iowa, then received her Bachelor’s degree at The University of Iowa. She is a former elementary teacher who is currently a Kindergarten General Education Paraprofessional in Cedar Rapids Community School District. She also works as a freelance curriculum designer. Carrie believes renewable energy is one of the most effective solutions to help solve the climate crisis.
Awareness AgentDavid “Gus” Gustafson David “Gus” Gustafson has been on the I-Renew board since September 2017. He is a team manager of client services at Channel Fusion in Hiawatha.  He got a Bachelor’s degree in French Language and an International Business Certificate from the University of Iowa. Gus believes that renewable energy is vital to reversing human-caused climate damage, but that human-caused climate change is just a symptom of a deeper problem.  Lifting each other up with consistent acts of kindness and love should be the center-piece of our climate activism.
Current Position: Awareness Agent
Previous Positions: Secretary, Vice-President
BookkeeperChris KottmanChris Kottman joined the I-Renew board in January 2019. He grew up in Cedar Rapids and graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Asian & Slavic Languages and Literature studying Chinese. He is a former ESL teacher and has spent time living and teaching in Taiwan. Chris now works alongside Gus at Channel Fusion as an Account Program Specialist. He believes that renewable energy is a vital and inevitable resource we desperately need to invest ourselves in.
Marketing and EntertainmentCraig Lemire Tierney
EducationKadie Yale
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