David Grantham is the founder of RedwoodAdaptive, a new energy economy and regenerative growth consultancy that specializes in networked innovation in complex collaborative partnerships and capacity acquisition in individuals and organizations. His current engagement includes a Canadian First Nations management group that is in the early planning stages of a hydrogen innovation and investment ecosystem in Canada and the US. Grantham's most recent work was as executive director of the National Research Consortium at Innovation Pointe Labs where he led a team of university researchers and industry partners in a broad spectra of technology to market initiatives including the meta-research, preplanning and orchestration of the Clary Advanced Resource Recovery Site (CARRS) concept. Grantham initiated Oklahoma’s participation in National Clean Energy Week as a first step in establishing the state’s public leadership role in advanced resource recovery. His work in the clean energy transition and digital transformation includes clients, research and presentations in the US, UK, Italy and British Columbia. He advised the City of Oklahoma City as a SolSmart Advisor through the DOE SunShot Initiative with an emphasis on utility engagement in discussions regarding the further development of the Oklahoma solar energy sector. Grantham’s work also includes the creation and development of a ten-year, multi-phased, energy, environmental and economic development platform for a Native American tribe where he worked closely with NREL and the DOE Office of Indian Energy. This work featured a sustainable housing prototype designed in collaboration with the Energy, Environments and Design Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. David previously worked with an Italian off-grid renewable energy, water and bioarchitecture firm and partnered with NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility on a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) and a technoeconomic analysis for a North American launch. He has also managed environmental remediation and toxic tort projects in Major Litigation for ARCO, now BP ARCO in Los Angeles. Grantham holds an MSc in energy resources policy & analysis, an MA in administrative leadership and a BA in international environmental policy, all from the University of Oklahoma. He was named a 2019 honoree of the Environment & Energy Leader 100 award.
Kelli Matthews is the director of communications for RedwoodAdaptive and she specializes in strategic planning, outreach and engagement including public policy support. She was instrumental in the 2018 National Clean Energy Week Proclamation issued by Governor Mary Fallin. Matthews provides in person and virtual event planning, promotion and coordination for critical relationship building activities among prospective collaborative and investment partners. She also works as a presenter and spokesperson for corporate and public broadcasts which include original communications content creation for broadcast and social media. As the designated creative, her content includes graphic design for social media, print and photography. Matthews holds a BA in communications broadcasting from the University of Central Oklahoma and has begun work on an MSc in environmental sustainability at the University of Oklahoma.