Somerset Waters (“Somer”) wears multiple hats at Pacific Electric Co-op, including client relations, project manager, and lead electrician. He has over two decades of experience as an electrician, one decade in the solar industry, and enjoys manipulating energy. He is a licensed C-10, California Certified Electrician. The trade runs in his blood: his maternal grandfather was an electrician at a factory in Poland. His great-grandfather was a mason, a brilliant carpenter, and a master of quality in his projects. Prior to cofounding Pacific Electric Co-op, Somer was a Journeyman Electrician out of IBEW Local 11 and worked for several large solar companies. Somer and his family live in Los Angeles Eco-Village. He plays the cello and performs with his wife, Aursiha. Watching his daughter grow up makes his heart sing.
Long time L.A. Eco-Village resident, and founder of Pacific Electric Worker Co-op, Somerset Waters, will share his experiences as the founder of a start-up worker co-op.
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