Rachel Norton joined MACED in May 2016 as a residential energy specialist. She is committed to creating a healthier, more sustainable global environment by focusing her efforts on the local community. While at MACED, she has branched out into commercial energy efficiency work, including expanding her knowledge on solar installations. She has been elected to leadership roles in her professional community, and participates in volunteer work around the state involving energy efficiency and solar energy. Her most recent project, Solarize Lexington, doubled the amount of solar panels on homes in her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky. Ms. Norton is a certified Building Performance Analyst and is building her own energy auditing business while working full time MACED. A native of Lexington, she enjoys spending her time out riding horses, hiking trails in the Red River Gorge, and spending time with friends and family. She sees a glass half full, but a community in need of focused service that will foster the lives Kentuckians want to live.