Scott and Julie Brusaw met growing up in California when they were preschoolers. They founded Solar Roadways in 2006, and are now headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho. The idea came to Julie out of concern for the environment, and Scott used his engineering skills to turn her vision into reality.
Scott is a veteran Marine Corps Ammunition Technician who later earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Julie has an M.A in Counseling Psychology. Scott has worked on engineering projects in various U.S. states, Canada, and Italy.
Julie was a counselor in private practice for many years. She juggled both counseling and Solar Roadways until the demands of Solar Roadways became such that her full time attention was required. She enjoys all "people" aspects of Solar Roadways: meetings, social media, email, working with employees and talking to people at events.
Scott loves the technology and working with his team to make it all happen. He also enjoys speaking to audiences about Solar Roadways.
Scott and Julie have grown children and a young granddaughter. They want more than anything to leave the world a better place for all of our children.
Originally from southern California, Alyssa was raised in north Idaho. She attended the University of Idaho and earned three degrees. She received two baccalaureate degrees in 2010, one in chemistry, one in foreign language. In 2013, she graduated with a Master’s degree in environmental science. Her Master’s emphasis was hydrology and environmental toxicology. The focus of her studies was to help develop better stormwater management practices. Solar Roadways® has the capacity to help prevent stormwater from reaching our waterways, and Alyssa is exploring best practices to do so. Alyssa has been volunteering with the Solar Roadways team for many years. She is passionate about education and enjoys working with the many students from around the world who have chosen SR for papers and projects. She is constantly looking for ways to improve our world, which is what led her to want to work for Solar Roadways. Alyssa also enjoys corresponding with prospective employees and interns and giving presentations about Solar Roadways. An avid traveler and nature enthusiast, she spends most of her free time outdoors. She enjoys skiing in the winter and backpacking in the summer.