About us

We are a diverse team based in San Francisco, passionate about advancing the growth of solar energy.

How it all started

In 2012, while still in graduate school, Sam and Chris installed a commercial solar system for a school in East Africa. The project was a resounding success, allowing the school to save on its electricity bills as well as have a reliable and carbon-free source of energy.

However, Sam and Chris experienced firsthand the inefficiency of the solar sales, design, and commissioning process. Although the system itself took only a few weeks to install, research, financial calculations, and system design took several months.

Talking to other solar installers, they found that soft-costs were impeding the growth of the industry. Based on these experiences, they founded Aurora with the goal of enabling any solar professional to design and sell an optimal solar project in minutes.

To date, Aurora has been used to design over 1,800,000 solar installations. And we're just getting started!

The Team

Christopher Hopper


Samuel Adeyemo


Adriel Luo

Computer Vision Engineer


Alex Baker

Customer Success Analyst

Alex Carter

Sales Consultant


Aleksei Besogonov

Senior Backend Engineer


Aliya Crochetiere

Junior Marketer

Andrew Gong

Research Engineer

Andrew Spalding

Sales Consultant

Amir Zamir

Consulting Scientist

Brett Harvey

Simulation Research Engineer

Cara LoPiano

Inside Sales Consultant


Dan Smolkin

Head of People Operations


Ehsan Rasekh

Senior Computational Scientist


Elliot Goldstein

Sales Consultant


Hadia Haider

Customer Success Analyst

Ganesh Nunnagoppula

Computer Vision Engineer

Gwendolyn Brown

Content Marketer

Kelly Stevens

Graphics Software Engineer

Janaki Silva

Customer Success Analyst

JT McCook

Sales Consultant

Katherine Burk

Head of Customer Success

Keith Yeung

Software Engineer


Kenneth Williams

Customer Success Analyst

Leslie Mertz

Sales Consultant


Lev Lozhkin

Software Engineer

Marc Georgiou

Senior Client Engagement Manager

Madeleine Udell

Consulting Scientist

Matt Stevens

Software Engineer

Meseker Yohannes

Software Engineer

Michael Klocker

Software Engineer


Mikhail Kushnikov

Product Manager


Michael Leith

Sales Consultant


Mitchell Dawson

Software Engineer


Morgan Altizer

Sales Development Representative


Matt Wrightsman

Customer Support Specialist

Maxwell Siegelman

Computer Vision Engineer


Michelle Eigen

Senior Customer Support Specialist


Oliver Toole

Quantitative Engineer


Peter Woolley

Sales Development Representative

Rahul Nihalani

Head of Growth

Skye Ouyang

Data Processing Analyst

Sunny Wang

Chief of Staff

Terone Ward

Senior UI/UX Designer

Victor Ionin

Quality Assurance Specialist

Wending Lu

UX Designer/Engineer