Staff

Natural Capitalism Solutions’ core team has diverse expertise that allows them to be extremely nimble and take on virtually any project. Click below to learn more about our staff, including media material (biographies, photos, logos, video, etc.).

L. Hunter Lovins
L. Hunter LovinsPresident
President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS), a non-profit formed in 2002 in Longmont, CO. A renowned author and champion of sustainable development for over 35 years, Hunter has consulted on sustainable agriculture, energy, water, security, and climate policies for scores of governments, communities, and companies worldwide. Within the United States, she has consulted for the Presidential Cabinet, Department of Defense, EPA, Department of Energy and numerous state and local agencies… more about Hunter .
Jeff Hohensee
Jeff HohenseeVice President
Jeff recently rejoined the Natural Capitalism Solutions team to focus on working with Hunter to transform the global economy. Jeff has been working in business, education and sustainability for over thirty years. Jeff started his career in corporate finance working for Barclays American Business Credit and Fuji Bank subsidiary Heller Financial. He specialized cash management, financial analysis, asset security and negotiations. Jeff left the private sector to teach…. more about Jeff 
Meghan Altman
Meghan AltmanDirector of Operations & Project Manager
As the Director of Operations at Natural Capitalism Solutions, Meghan Altman combines a deep passion for sustainability with exceptional organizational skills to ensure everything runs smoothly and at top speed for the organization. Originally from South Florida, Meghan’s interest in the environment and sustainability started at a very young age through her family’s annual trips to many National Parks…more about Meghan
Jake Mitchell
Jake MitchellSustainability Analyst
D. Jacob Mitchell (Jake) grew up in the rural countryside of Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Here, in the natural landscape and ecological biodiversity of New England forests, he fell in love with the natural world and humans interactions with it. Whether it was mountain biking, skiing, or just hiking, Jake was always in the woods or outside…more about Jake
Isabel Nuesse
Isabel NuesseOperations Executive
Growing up on a peninsula south of Boston, Isabel’s interest in the environment began when composting as a kid, and exploring in the Appalachian Mountains. Further interest in sustainability developed while taking a local food course at Elon University…more about Isabel
Robert Noiles
Robert NoilesCFO and Treasurer
Rob is Natural Capitalism Solutions’ Chief Financial Officer. He has worked with Hunter Lovins since 1992 at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and since 2002 at NCS. He has served as Information Technology Officer, Director of Operations and currently as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Niles has also taught college level computer programming. When not staring at spreadsheets Rob enjoys time on the ranch riding and shoeing horses.
Joshua Ruschhaupt
Joshua RuschhauptPolicy Advisor & Intern Team Supervisor
Joshua is the former state director for Sierra Club in Colorado, having organized hundreds of environmentally-conscious volunteers to explore, enjoy, and contribute to protecting the planet from our home-base in Colorado…more about Joshua.
Toby Russell
Toby RussellSpecial Advisor
With a background in education and technology, Toby oversees NCS’ academic work, curriculum development, and e-learning programs. He was born and raised in Scotland and earned a Masters degree in Management Studies from the University of Glasgow. Toby works closely with Hunter on educational design and with the corporate education team… more about Toby.
Peter Krahenbuhl
Peter KrahenbuhlDirector of Strategic Partnerships and Consulting
Peter is a sustainability, business development and communications leader with years of experience in working with the private sector, governmental and non-governmental organizations. As Co-founder and former President of Sustainable Travel International (STI), he helped develop and grow a start-up organization into a global industry.
David Elliot
David ElliotCo-Founder
Co-Founder of NCS, David Elliot is an experienced entrepreneurial manager with a strong background in technology and services company start-ups on both sides of the Atlantic. He has led NCS projects in Afghanistan and is currently based in Cairo, Egypt… more about David
Bill Becker
Bill BeckerSpecial Advisor
Bill Becker has been Executive Director of the Presidential Climate Action Project (PCAP), an initiative of Natural Capitalism Solutions to help the President of the United States take decisive action on global warming and energy security. Prior to that he was the Central Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Energy, where he spent 15 years administering programs to accelerate the use of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. He is a national expert on sustainable community development and on public policy related to clean energy and global climate change… more about William