Meet the Board
Andrew Poor created Midwest Agrivoltaic Systems in early 2021 as a way to bring Agriculture, Photovoltaics, and Solar Education to the same shared future. Andrew has been an entrepreneur since 2001, and an educator since 2011. Besides his own companies, Andrew has previously worked for Nortel Networks, Greenpeace and the Georgia Technical College System. He currently teaches Alternative Energy, Solar technology, and Environmental Sustainability as a full-time Faculty member at Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri.
His education includes Crowder College where he majored in Alternative Energy, the University of Arkansas where he majored in Finance, Western Governors University where he majored in Marketing, Stevenson University studying Environmental Sustainability, and he currently attends Central Missouri University part time where he continues his education in Technical Education.
Andrew and his wife Erin were dubbed the “Sultans of Survival” by The New Pioneer magazine in the summer of 2020 for their sustainable lifestyle and building methods. Andrew lived off grid in the Ozark mountains for a number of years, and has built off grid residences in Alaska, Missouri, and Arkansas using modern framing, standing log, and traditional log building methods. When he is not teaching, or working, he spends his time beekeeping, gardening, brewing mead, and foraging for wild mushrooms.
David Hagler has been consulting for Midwest Agrivoltaic Systems since its infancy. David is currently working as an independent contractor selling steel supports and structures such as shops, barns, churches, homes, and etc. He has currently been in sales for over 15 years and still greatly enjoys his line of work. He defines marketing as an investment in future sales and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. In direct sales, he has accumulated many awards in his career. One of these awards being #1 in the world in sales for a company that is based in over 50 countries. When it comes to education he has a very diverse set of knowledge. He has studied everything from psychology, sociology, accounting, business math, and computer technology. Outside of his work life David enjoys spending time with his family, going on hikes, gardening, and listening to educational podcasts.
Technology and Inclusion Director
Paige Lundry graduated from Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri
with a degree in Alternative Energy - Solar and has worked in the
solar industry for over two years. She is a certified solar technician
and is on the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.
Paige is currently the Technology and Inclusion Director at Midwest
Paige is passionate about bringing more women into the STEM
Paige's motto is "I could dream, or I could do, and I prefer action."
Solar Operations Director
Born and raised in Southwest Missouri, Tyler Lloyd has become a certified solar technician and consultant through the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. Tyler graduated cum laude at Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri to obtain his degree in Alternative Energy with a preference of study in solar technologies. He has become proficient in using Aurora solar design software and is a FAA licensed drone pilot. Tyler is a perfectionist with a passion for helping others understand the numerous benefits associated with investing in solar energy. He has recently become coach of Crowder College's Esports team. In his free time, he enjoys flying drones and self-education in business.
Food Science Director
Andrea Myers grew up in Hannibal, Missouri but has spent most of her adult
life in Northwest Arkansas. For 16 years she worked in the transportation
industry as a maintenance and department manager and is the owner of
Granny Bill’s Bakery.
She returned to college to continue her education in food science where she
was awarded an internship in product development with a local orchard. She
received second place for the 50th anniversary product development
competition at the University of Arkansas food science department.
Her education has taken her abroad to study food science in Austria, and she
was awarded the outstanding master’s student in the food science department
at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville Arkansas in 2021. Andrea has her
master’s degree in food science from the University of Arkansas and
currently works as a Program Technician at the University of Arkansas
assisting local farmers in developing value-added products.
When she is not working or educating herself, she loves the outdoors, social
gatherings, and both creating and enjoying unique culinary experiences.