MEET THE ACK SMART ENERGY TEAM
The smarts behind the solar, if you will.
Shoot us an email, swing by the Shanty on 4 S. Beach Street, or give us a wave around town, we'd love to meet you!
Zach launched ACK Smart Energy in 2011 with the goal of providing energy efficiency and renewable energy services for Nantucket. Zach loves sailing, surfing and riding his electric bike whenever he can.
Tobias joined the ACK Smart Energy team in 2016 and he loves promoting sustainability and green technology on the island. He is well known locally for his work on affordable housing, water quality and as the youngest Select Board member ever elected here.
Business and Operations
After moving to Nantucket full-time in 2019, Tim brought his wealth of engineering and business operations experience to ACK Smart Energy. He has led numerous software engineering teams and organizations from start-ups to large multi-national corporations. Tim likes to play golf and ride his bike on the wonderful island trails.
Steven has a background in mechanical engineering and carries certifications for residential and commercial solar installation. He is the founder of Stegra Corp., which provides roofing, siding, and exterior carpentry services with a long list of island references. Need a new roof before your solar installation? Steven is the man for the job. When he isn't being a jack of all trades, Steven loves to fish, surf, and snowboard.
HEATHER KENNEDY MAGBIE
Solar System Designer
Holding a BFA in Environmental and Interior Design from Syracuse University and the Principal Designer of Isle Designs, Heather brings a technical computer-based design background to the team. Heather enjoys the simplicity and serenity of life on Nantucket year round.
Solar System Intern
Shirin Vora is ACK Smart's first intern. Currently enrolled at Northeastern University, she is pursuing a Master's degree in Energy Systems. Originally from India, Shirin is looking forward to traveling more of the United States in the coming months, including a visit to the Grey Lady!
Henry, a born and raised Nantucket native, comes to ACK Smart Energy from Ryder Electric, where he spent 7 years wiring some of the largest properties on island. In addition to being a proficient electrician, he is the proud new father of baby girl Lilian.
ACK SMART ADVISORY BOARD
We are proud to introduce Gary Vogel of Eagle Bulk Shipping, Samuel A. Flax of Georgetown Law, and William M. Moore of Hudson Energy Development. These three men combined have over 100 years of professional experience, nearly ten degrees from some of the world's most renowned institutions, and a love for the Grey Lady that was essential in their selection.
Gary Vogel has served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGLE) since September 2015. He also serves as a Director of SFL Corp., Ltd. (NYSE: SFL). Mr. Vogel previously held
the positions of chief executive officer of Clipper Group Ltd. and chief executive officer of Clipper Bulk, a division
of Clipper Group Ltd., which he joined in 2000. Mr. Vogel graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1988
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation as well as a U.S. Coast Guard Unlimited Tonnage 3rd
Officers License. Subsequently, he served as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
As a life-long sailor, Gary's greatest Nantucket moments are spent on the water sailing into Nantucket
Harbor, rounding Brant Point at the beginning of the season, and watching the magnificent sunrises on the
east end of the island in Sconset. We look forward to seeing where your leadership takes us, Gary!
SAMUEL A. FLAX
Samuel A. Flax comes to the ACK Smart Advisory Board as a lawyer and academic.
Currently a professor of practice at Georgetown Law, Sam boasts a 35-year career as a practicing attorney and
corporate executive. He was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of
American Capital, Ltd., a publicly-traded private equity and asset management firm with over $100 billion in
assets under management, amongst many other outstanding professional accomplishments.
Sam and his wife Meg began coming to Nantucket in the early 1990’s, when their three children were very young.
Though he is a seasonal resident, Sam believes in contributing to the local community with time and expertise. In addition to the ACK Smart Advisory Board, Sam is also a
member of the Nantucket Atheneum Board of Trustees where he serves as treasurer and Chairman of the finance
committee. We can't wait to learn from you, Sam!
The ACK Smart Advisory Board is extremely proud to include a bonafide renewable energy expert to our team in William M. Moore. Mr. Moore is one of the most experienced renewable energy developers now active in the Northeastern US. His broad experience in the energy industry, which dates to 1979, encompasses stints as a utility regulatory analyst, a project finance banker, the co-founder of the earliest commercial wind development company to focus on the eastern seaboard, the lead developer of the largest wind energy farm in Eastern North America, CEO of Deepwater Wind during the development of America’s first offshore wind project, and lead developer of the first four utility scale solar projects in South Carolina.
Bill's connection to Nantucket runs deep in his family history, as his father's relatives would travel from Chicago to the island in the 1920's. It wasn't until the 1970's that Bill would relocate to the island with his mother, where he developed an interest in construction and residential solar applications. Many years later, Bill enjoys spending time on island with his own children, sailing Polpis Harbor, and contributing to the local community through his involvement on the Nantucket Preservation Trust. We are thrilled to have your expertise to enlighten us, Bill!