Meet the Team

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Kristina Newby 

Majority Owner & Partner of Sunshine Solar, LLC

Kristina Newby is responsible for all Accounting, IT, and Human Resources at the company. She and her husband purchased the company in January of 2020 with a strong belief in the growth and viability of the commercial solar industry, and an even stronger belief in Sunshine Solar’s ability to be one of the largest commercial installers in the country.

Steve Newby

Owner and Chairman of Sunshine Solar, LLC

Steve Newby is the owner and Chairman of Sunshine Solar LLC. As Chairman, he is responsible for the strategic growth and organization plan of Sunshine Solar. Steve and Kristina purchased Sunshine Solar in January of 2020 with a vision to help grow the company into one of the premier commercial solar installation companies in the country. Steve brings a wealth of experience in effectively growing a business as the Founder and former CEO of Summit Midstream Partners LP, a NYSE listed oil and natural gas pipeline company. He has financed and built over $3 billion of projects in the energy industry and has executed over $2 billion of mergers and acquisitions.    

Emilie O’Leary

Co-Founder & CEO of Sunshine Solar, LLC

Emilie Oxel O’Leary is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sunshine Solar with a strong passion and expertise in the solar industry. She has worked with many of Fortune 500 companies across the nation such as Amazon, L’Oreal, Target, Perry Ellis, Blue Cross Blue Shield and continues to develop relationships with clients throughout the United States while making Sunshine Solar the best in the industry.  

Scott Newby

Vice President of Operations, Sunshine Solar, LLC

Scott Newby is the Vice President of Operations and brings over 10 years of project management and execution experience and 20 years of construction experience to the Sunshine team.  

Shawn Dahlheimer

Director of Safety, Sunshine Solar, LLC

Shawn Dahlheimer is the Director of Safety and brings a wealth of OSHA knowledge and training from almost 8 years of highly regulated safety experience in the oil and gas industries. Shawn is a certified OSHA 10 and 30 instructor and will continue to develop Sunshine's safety compliance program to meet or exceed OSHA standards.   

Meghan Roecklein

Contract Manager

Meghan Roecklein is an accomplished senior manager who has worked across industries to drive growth and operational excellence in startups as well as Fortune 500 companies.

JD Anderson

Director of HR

JD started in HR for an oil and gas company based out of Houston, TX in 2015 beginning as an HR Analyst and working out of the Atlanta, GA office. He moved to their Houston office in 2018 and eventually moved up to a Senior HR Business Partner being the primary HR contact to all leaders of the organization. Recently, he has moved back to the Atlanta, GA area to take on this new role with Sunshine as an HR Director, and moving into the exciting world of solar energy.


Kimberley Cleveland

Sr. Accountant 

Kimberley Cleveland is a Sr. Accountant with over 15 years of experience in all areas of accounting and contract administration.  She has worked in several industries and brings professionalism, honesty, and integrity to our Sunshine Solar family.