Meet the Advisors

In working with Partners for a Clean Environment, you'll find our Business Sustainability Advisors to be your most valuable resource. Our Advisors bring a diverse array of experience and technical expertise to the PACE Program. While Advisors work one-on-one with each business, they also collaborate to problem-solve and develop best-in-class strategies to help you meet your sustainability goals.

Ambra Sutherlin

Ambra Sutherlin is a LEED AP in Building Design and Construction. She has more than 10 years of experience helping property managers, owners, and tenants with energy efficiency, zero waste, water conservation and best business practices.

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Anna Perks holds a BA in political science with a concentration in environmental development from Colorado College. Before Boulder County, she worked for Eco-Cycle as a zero waste event coordinator and field organizer. Anna also worked abroad for the U.S. Peace Corps as an environmental conservation volunteer, implementing municipal, school, and business zero waste programs. She is energized to connect with Boulder businesses and help them improve their sustainability performances.

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Elizabeth Montalbano completed the Environmental Policy and Management graduate program at the University of Denver with a concentration in Environmental Management and a certificate of advanced study in Energy and Sustainability. Prior to joining Partners for a Clean Environment, Elizabeth worked with sustainability non-profits in Denver and the Vail Valley. 

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Kaela Martins holds a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Denver, and is currently working on her Master’s in Environmental Policy & Management. Prior to joining Boulder County, Kaela worked for 4 years with the University of Denver’s waste program, excelling their zero waste sports. She also worked for the City & County of Denver, bringing composting to three Denver Public Libraries and aiding in the success of waste programs in Denver Public Schools.

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Matt Hannon holds a BA from the University of Vermont and an MS from the University of Montana. Prior to joining Boulder County, Matt worked for the Solar Energy Industries Association in Washington D.C. and conducted a year-long sustainability assessment on a business in Montana. He's excited to help businesses in Boulder County improve their bottom line by cutting down on waste and other unnecessary expenses.

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Witt Harlin holds a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He comes to Partners for a Clean Environment after nearly two years as the Water Conservation Technician for the Boulder-based non-profit Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC). Prior to his work with CRC, Witt interned with Natural Capital Solutions, a sustainability consultancy firm located in Longmont, CO.  

Zach Swank

Zach Swank holds a degree in environmental politics and is passionate about creating shared value through business sustainability and responsibility. Before coming to Boulder County, Zach served as operations manager of eGo CarShare, a local nonprofit dedicated to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and supporting car-lite lifestyles. Prior to that, he served in the Peace Corps and worked in sustainability consulting at Natural Capitalism Solutions, where he assisted a $1.8 billion restaurant chain in establishing its first sustainability program.