Originally from El Salvador, Hugo Jule–Quintanilla is an experienced promoter of clean energy programs in the Hudson Valley. His background includes Mechanical and Automotive Engineering with additional training in energy management and Passive House. He has worked for nearly a decade in sustainability and clean energy, including working as an installer of solar electric and solar thermal systems. Currently, Hugo works at RUPCO as an Outreach Coordinator promoting the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program. Hugo is also part of the “Drive Electric Hudson Valley” campaign led by Sustainable Hudson Valley where he educates consumers about the benefits of driving electric vehicles and the infrastructure available in the Hudson Valley. Hugo is also a BPI Certified Building Analyst and enjoys doing presentations in English and Spanish about energy efficiency. He enjoys hiking, running, biking and supporting the Ulster County SPCA. He lives in Woodstock and loves the Hudson Valley.