William Sinkin, Founder
Long-time San Antonio community leader and activist, Bill Sinkin, founded Solar San Antonio in 1999 with the mission of opening San Antonio’s doors to the vast potential of solar power. Advocating for solar for more than 30 years, Bill hosted one of San Antonio’s first major solar installations on the rooftop of his bank in the 1980s. Bill, who passed away on Feb. 3, 2014 at age 100, is regarded as one of the most forward-thinking and committed individuals the community has had. His tireless efforts to educate the community about the need for renewable and sustainable energy have produced adoption of solar technology at the CPS Energy Customer Service Center, Bexar Country Jail, and more.
Anita Ledbetter, Interim Executive Director
Anita is more than happy to pick up the mantle of her mentor and friend, founder Bill Sinkin. She has served as an integral part in helping to fulfill the Solar San Antonio mission including having previously served as Executive Director of Solar San Antonio. Anita is also the Executive Director of Build San Antonio Green, utilizing her 20 plus years in the construction and green building industries to shape and build a Nationally Recognized and Award Winning Program. She brings these skills along side her commitment to community service for the people of San Antonio back to Solar. She has served on numerous boards and committees, including Solar San Antonio, the Greater San Antonio Builder’s Association, the City of San Antonio’s Sustainable Building Code Task Force, and the Mission Verde Alliance. Anita’s hobbies include anything intellectual, outdoors, and/or involving the use of power tools.
Kristin Dunlap-Little, Financial Manager/ Director of Community Affairs & Special Events
Kristin Dunlap Little is a third generation San Antonian. She graduated from the University of North Texas with Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. After working in multiple cities in Texas, she returned to San Antonio to begin a 15 year career in Special Events and Business Management. Through the years she has worked with many national and local entities. The NBA, John Deere, Great West Life and Sprint are just a few. In her role with Solar San Antonio she manages all financial components of the organization as well as leading the creativity and production of special events and community affairs.
Devon Rood, Research Associate
Devon recently graduated from Trinity University with a double major in Environmental Studies and Spanish. She is from Phoenix, AZ, and took a year off between high school and college to volunteer in Honduras and New Zealand. Her volunteer projects included cleaning beaches, building homes, and eradicating non-native species. In addition to that year of volunteering, Devon has also volunteered throughout Latin America, including Panama, Mexico, and Costa Rica. As a Research Associate at Solar San Antonio, Devon is responsible for our monthly newsletter, establishing administrative resources, and assisting in the production of public events.