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Co-founder and CEO

Carrie Bentley

After a brief period of time spent at the Atlanta Federal Reserve, Carrie Bentley has spent her career in the energy industry across the bilateral and ISO/RTO markets.


In addition to running Gridwell, Carrie currently provides analysis and strategic support on all things California ISO, including resource adequacy, capacity development, storage assets, hydrogen, and the energy markets. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Agnes Scott College and an M.S. in Economics from Georgia Tech with a focus on electrical engineering and grid management. 


Co-founder and Head of Analysis

Kallie Wells

Kallie Wells has been an economist for two decades and spent most of this time actively engaged in energy market theory and strategy. 


Kallie is a data guru, providing analysis and conducting modeling efforts to inform clients’ business making decisions on asset procurement, electrolyzer and hydrogen development, and participation in the California energy markets. She holds both B.S. in Agribusiness with a Minor in Statistics from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo as well as an M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from U.C. Davis. 


Senior Consultant

Raeann Quadro

Raeann Quadro is a California ISO generator interconnection expert with over a decade of interconnection experience.


She was the second person hired by the CAISO interconnection group and now assists clients by providing specific strategic analysis to complex project challenges. She holds a B.A. in Modern Literary Studies from U.C. Santa Cruz.


Senior Consultant 

Lisa Breaux

Lisa Breaux has worked as an Economist for 25 years specializing in natural resources and the environment. 


She is a Resource Adequacy expert at the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) and California ISO and is responsible for all of Gridwell's RA Landscape reports and forecasts. She holds a B.S. in Business Adminstration from the USC Marshall School of Business and an M.S. in Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Adminstration. 



Meredith Alexander

Meredith Alexander (Younghein) has dedicated nearly twenty years to developing and advancing energy, climate and transportation policy, primarily in California.


Meredith applies her deep expertise in government, regulatory development, administrative law and legislative affairs to helping our clients craft creative and strategic policy solutions.  Meredith holds a J.D. and a Certificate in Environmental Law from Lewis & Clark Law School, and a B.A. from Tulane University in Environmental Policy. 


Senior Policy Associate

Adam Hatefi

Adam brings 5 years of government relations and communications experience to Gridwell.  Adam uses his background in public affairs, policy, and government relations to help clients develop effective policy approaches and strategies.


Prior to joining Gridwell, Adam worked in various firms and nonprofit organizations on government relations, public affairs, and public policy.  Adam received his JD from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, with a focus on sustainability and technology. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from U.C. Davis. 



Kristen Bardin

Kristen is invaluable to our team and helps keep our books, invoices, and clients organized. 

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