Co-founder and Special Projects Manager
Ms. Taber is an Environmental Professional, Entrepreneur, and Business Manager who was part of the leadership team that started three successful companies: Princeton Energy Group, Nordic WindPower, and Taber Chaitin Associates. She led a highly successful global communications and public relations program, performed as interim CFO, and developed the human resources program for Nordic WindPower, a Goldman Sachs-funded wind turbine manufacturing startup company. Ms. Taber was co-founder and general partner of Cherry Blossom Inn Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, developed and implemented a public participation and communications plan, designed and built a state-of-the–art 90-unit facility, and managed overall operations.
As a partner of Taber Chaitin Associates, Ms. Taber organized the development, planning, and conservation program for 100 acres of prime California coastal property, including 1 km of pristine coastline and several natural habitats. She led an extensive interagency coordination program with the California Coastal Commission, California Dept. of Fish and Game, County officials, and land trusts. At Taber Chaitin Associates, Ms Taber prepared master plans for numerous government complexes, including the Naval Radio Station Washington and the Naval Communications Station Stockton. She has also prepared environmental impact statements and supervised the construction of portions of the 1200 MW Helms hydroelectric plant in the Sierra and served as public relations and communications liaison with numerous local officials and neighborhood groups.
As Senior Land Planner and Project Manager with the National Park Service, Ms. Taber prepared general management plans, site plans, and environmental impact reports for Redwood, Yosemite, Channel Islands, and Lassen National Parks. During the creation of the Santa Monica Mountains National recreation Area, she identified properties for acquisition and donation, identified park boundaries and functioned as primary liaison between governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Ms. Taber has served on the Board of the Women’s Environmental Network and led the development of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Women of Wind Energy, a national nonprofit organization.
Ms. Taber studied Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at U.C. Berkeley and the University of Michigan.