Our Norton, Va., office is thrilled to welcome our new Southwest Virginia Solar VISTA, Austin Counts! Born and raised in the Southwest Virginia mountains, Austin obtained a B.S. in Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise in 2017. With experience in the biofuels industry and environmental research, he seeks to delve further into the environmental field and scientific community while improving the future for his home region. As our AmeriCorps VISTA member, Austin will be assisting our New Economy Program in all its activities including sharing information about solar energy with local communities and helping interested residents and businesses access the benefits of clean, local renewable power.