Meet the Team

Don Giecek- Senior Development Manager

Don is focused on Apex Clean Energy’s wind and solar development activities in North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. He is responsible for bringing projects from origination to construction, including site selection, landowner relations, transmission interconnection, oversight of all levels of permitting, community relations, legislative and regulatory initiatives, and management of the project schedule and budget. Don brings 15 years of renewable energy development experience to Apex.  His experience in the renewable energy field includes employment in the academic, non-profit, and for-profit development arenas, including a faculty appointment as the Director of the Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative at James Madison University (JMU). Previously, Don developed renewable assets in the Mid-Atlantic region with Invenergy and worked with Richmond based Timmons Group on the earliest iterations of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project. Don is a Virginia native and a graduate of James Madison University. He is currently on the board of the Southeastern Wind Coalition (


Natasha Montague - Public Engagement Manager

Natasha is the Public Engagement Manager for Timbermill Wind. When she initially joined Apex Clean Energy in 2018, her work was focused on the Ohio portfolio. She now manages public engagement for Apex Clean Energy portfolios in North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. Her work includes community engagement, media, advertising, sponsorships and events. 

Prior to joining Apex Clean Energy, Natasha worked for several political campaigns and non-profits across the country with a focus on grassroots mobilization. 


Richard Bunch - Project Representative 

Richard joined the Timbermill Wind Project in 2016 as the local project representative. Richard lives near the project site and works locally with the community and county.

Richard served for over 30 years as the Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, for which his responsibilities included economic development and membership services.  Richard is a graduate of the Institutes for Organization Management from UG/US Chamber of Commerce.

Richard has spent his career working on economic development projects across the country, serving as the Chairman of the Northeast Economic Developers and later as a staff developer of the Northeast Economic Development Organization.  During this tenure Richard was assigned as support staff for the Timbermill Wind Project.








Contact Information

Apex Clean Energy
310 4th St. NE, Ste. 200
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(252) 648-3487

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