About Us

Michael Martin
Founder and President

Michael Martin has a long-standing passion for renewable energy. This is his calling to high-impact, purpose-driven work. After 20+ years doing cool and valuable B2B stuff in the information technology sector, Michael began his solar career in 2010 as founder/EVP of utility solar company Principal Solar, where he developed approximately 280 megawatts of projects valued at $500 million. Now, he is directing his energy into serving early solar adopters who are ready to lead with clean and safe on-site solar power in his home state of Texas. Michael has always been motivated to help companies adopt high-value solutions that enhance their positions as market and community leaders.

In parallel throughout his professional journey, Michael has been active, including board service and volunteering, with a wide range of non-profits such as schools, social service agencies, cancer foundations and environmental groups. Michael’s life is only complete when it includes doing good work serving his community…and when there is some fun involved!


Garrett Boone
Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder The Container Store

Garrett was co-founder and chairman emeritus of The Container Store. Since then, he is focused on creating a more sustainable environment, which is the driving force behind The Boone Family Foundation’s efforts to promote environmental stewardship. Garrett co-founded Texas Business for Clean Air (TBCA) Foundation in 2006 and serves as vice-chair of The Trinity Park Conservancy and a board member for Groundwork Dallas.

Terri Maxwell
Investor, Business Growth Expert, Inspirational Speaker, Author

Terri is an investor, business growth expert, inspirational speaker and author whose gift is growing businesses and inspiring potential. In a career that spans more than 30 years, she has launched, owned, sold, rebranded or turned around more than 50 brands and now serves as a well-known advisor to leaders seeking to accelerate growth. Terri serves the businesses in her portfolio with tireless passion, purposeful expertise and authentic servant leadership.

Ross Melbourne
Member of the Board at Robin Autopilot, USA

Ross is an innovative technologist who has invented and brought to market industry-leading Human Resources software applications. He is an angel investor for technology startups specializing in Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and robotics and serves on the board of Robin Autopilot USA. Ross has a passion for leadership, company culture and innovation.

Jay Staton
Owner of Bandhole Media LLC

As the founder of Bandhole Media LLC, Jay has over 19 years of experience in web development with 11 years of custom WordPress development experience for large and small organizations. Jay provides creative advice and built and maintains the MM Solar Advisory website.