Kristian took the reins of Solarponics in 2008, with a background in finance and operations. Since serving as vice president, Kristian has helped bring solar-friendly programs to the county including PACE and Solarize SLO County. Under his guidance, Solarponics has been named Top Solar Contractor in the US, five years in a row.

Kristian lives in Templeton with his wife Hillary, and enjoys spending time with their two daughters. Their home incorporates LED lighting, solar electric, EV charger, and solar water heating systems, for a monthly energy bill of less than $15.