Every member of the Stellar Solar team plays a key role in our success and our standing as San Diego’s Best Solar Company. From our energy consultants to our designers to our electricians and installers, each employee is an essential component of the team and is equally important. These folks all have a passion for the solar industry and have their own unique story to tell. We will be sharing those stories through a new weekly feature called the Faces of Stellar Solar. Hope you enjoy it!
Our first entry: Solar Energy Consultant Kristin Kirk.
Describe your job title, and what it entails.
KK: Energy Consultant. Assisting Residential homeowners in San Diego to determine the best solar option for their needs.
SS: How long have you been with Stellar Solar?
KK: Three years and three months.
SS: What would you consider the best part of your job?
KK: I really enjoy working with people! And assisting them with a win-win of saving money and reducing the carbon foot print. Every homeowner that goes solar is doing their part to move towards clean energy. I enjoy the relationships I build with the customers through the process.
SS: What are the challenges that go with it?
KK: Unraveling misinformation. There can be very long days making sure every question is answered in a timely manner.
SS: Have you had a “Stellar Moment”, an experience at Stellar Solar where you or someone else has gone above and beyond to solve a problem or provide a great experience for a customer?
KK: A customer we installed a few months earlier called me on a HOT Saturday afternoon, in a panic that the air conditioning went out and a breaker in the electrical box was fried… and they had house guests. There was an assumption that the issue had something to do with the recent solar install. One of Stellar’s lead installers Mario responded to the call that afternoon and after discovering there was a breaker that needed replacing for the AC — that had nothing to do with the solar install — Mario went and got the part and fixed it for them. Mario went above and beyond!
SS: Where are you from originally? Tell us about your family.
KK: I was born on Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland where my family and I lived until I was 7 years old. We then moved to the Chicago area, where both my parents were raised and I spent the bulk of my childhood there with my parents and two brothers. We are close with our extended family and celebrate the addition of my sister-in-law and niece!
SS: Describe your perfect day off.
KK: Depends on the season, and where that day off is. Locally, I would start with yoga, followed by a nice lunch with friends, then a massage or some time to work on a creative project. Then down to the beach for a round of Bocce Ball or Volleyball. Watch the sunset, and have a beach fire under the stars. In the winter, I would be enjoying the day snowboarding and taking in the fresh air. Throughout the various seasons I also enjoy traveling, hiking, painting, sculpting, dancing, writing, live music, yoga, snowboarding, volleyball, bocce ball, playing the cello, and reading.
SS: Top 5 San Diego restaurants (any price point)
KK: DaoFu (in Normal Heights), Lotus Cafe (in Encinitas), Le Papagayo (in Leucadia), Fish Shop (in Encinitas or PB), Urban Plates (in Carlsbad or Del Mar).
SS: What was your first concert and where was it?
KK: New Kids on the Block and Tiffany. In the Chicago area… I was 10 years old.
SS: What was your first car or motorcycle?
A Chevy Cavalier
For more information on Kristin Kirk, visit her employee profile.