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Meet Our Team

Skyler Zunk

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       A native Virginian, Skyler brings a span of government, non-profit, campaign, and private sector experience to his part in founding Energy Right in the Commonwealth.

       Skyler serves as Chair of the Virginia Solar Energy Development and Energy Storage Authority to which he was appointed by Governor Youngkin in 2022. Previously, Skyler worked for Conservatives for Clean Energy - Virginia and served as Director of Operations on Delegate Kirk Cox’s bid for Governor. Skyler’s grassroots experience in conservative campaigns and causes extends across the Commonwealth.

       Prior to returning to central Virginia, Skyler served in the Trump Administration as Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt’s Special Assistant. At the Department of the Interior, Skyler witnessed large-scale energy projects in all phases of development and saw just what is possible when conservative principles guide energy decisions.

       Skyler is a proud alumnus of Washington and Lee University. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, kayaking, skiing, and hunting.

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Blake Cox

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       Blake, prior to founding Energy Right, has had a range of experience in campaigns, including data analytics, messaging, political and field operations, and more. An alumnus of Sacred Heart University, Blake studied marketing and business while playing on the men’s volleyball team. 

       A central Virginia native, Blake started his campaign work in central Virginia and moved to northern Virginia entering the polling industry at Public Opinion Strategies. At POS, Blake oversaw projects including local, state, and federal campaigns, as well as public affairs projects including various energy entities and healthcare companies. 

       Blake then returned to central Virginia as a Senior Political Director for Kirk Cox’s bid for governor, and most recently was the campaign manager for a House of Delegates race in Southside Virginia. Blake serves on the Board of Directors of the South Central Virginia Business Alliance--an organization dedicated to connecting local businesses to growth opportunities in solar project construction and operation.

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Chloe Hodges

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Born and raised in Virginia's Tidewater region, Chloe's passion for conservative values and responsible stewardship of our environment runs deep. While studying Political Science and Environmental Studies at Randolph Macon College and interning with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, she penned her senior thesis, proposing a common-sense approach to foster good solar policies in Virginia. 


Before joining the Energy Right team, Chloe worked within various political offices, non-profits, and campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels. In Washington DC, Chloe honed her legislative skills at the American Flood Coalition and Congressman Rob Wittman's office. Later, as Senator Suetterlein's Legislative Director, Chloe helped to implement conservative legislation in the Virginia General Assembly and assisted the Senator with community outreach and constituent services.  Most recently, Chloe assisted in securing Senator Suetterlein's decisive 2023 re-election victory.


In Chloe's free time, she enjoys visiting local restaurants, exploring Virginia's waterways, and spending time with her family. 

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Meet Our Board

Ron Butler

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       Ron serves on Energy Right's Board of Directors following his leadership of Conservatives for Clean Energy -- Virginia. 

       Ron was founding partner of Creative Direct, one of the largest and most successful Republican voter contact firms in the nation. Under Ron’s leadership, Creative Direct played a pivotal role in some of the biggest Republican victories across the nation including many U.S. Senators, Governors, members of Congress and state elected offices.

       Prior to forming Creative Direct, Ron served as political director for the Republican Party of Virginia, field director for the Republican National Committee, as well as running campaigns for statewide offices.   He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife Elizabeth, who serves on the Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee.   They have two college aged children attending VCU and VMI.

Dr. Judi Lynch


       Dr. Judi M. Lynch resides in Christiansburg, VA and serves as Chief of Staff to Delegate Jason Ballard, 12th House District, Virginia General Assembly.

       Judi graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor of Arts followed by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University [Virginia Tech], where she received a Master of Arts in Education and Doctor of Philosophy (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies). Judi has proudly worked at both alma maters as a Longwood Admissions Counselor followed by Virginia Tech Student and Alumni Programs Coordinator, College of Engineering Director of Undergraduate Recruiting, and Director of Special Initiatives for the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, adding a third alma mater to her professional career when she served as Principal of Saint Gertrude High School in Richmond; additionally, Judi has worked for several members of the Virginia General Assembly (both House and Senate).

       In 2022, Governor Glenn Youngkin appointed Judi to a four-year term on the Longwood University Board of Visitors, which followed a previous appointment to the Longwood BOV by former Governor Bob McDonnell (2010-2014), during which time Judi served as Vice Rector for two years and Secretary for one, along with a second appointment as a member of the Governor’s Taskforce for School and Campus Safety (2013-2014).

Kim Wiley


       Kim is a member of the Greensville County Planning Commission and has been serving since 2019. She recently completed the Virginia Commonwealth University Land Use Education Program becoming a

Certified Planning Commissioner.

       She is a graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. After spending 30 years in Raleigh, working in accounting software implementation, Kim returned home to Southside Virginia to help care for her parents and manage the family farms. While in North Carolina, she became interested in solar development and continues to advocate for renewable energy.

       When she is not bending your ear about solar, you will find Kim in her flower garden.

Corin Jackson


     A Harrisonburg resident, Corin dedicated nearly three years of her life to social services in healthcare, where she worked tirelessly to make a positive impact on the lives of others. 

      However, her involvement in public service didn't stop there. Corin ran an aggressive and impactful campaign for the school board in Harrisonburg, demonstrating her passion for education and community involvement. She has maintained her affiliation with the Republican Party, and is a member of The Freedom Caucus of Western Virginia, advocating for her political beliefs.

     In the world of finance and investment, Corin is the founder and CEO of Black Tea Investing, LLC. Her company serves as a beacon of financial education, empowering individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the complex world of investing.

     Outside of finance and public service, Corin is also the founder and CEO of a new startup called "Social Solutions," a social media graphic design company. Corin Jackson's journey is a testament to her dedication to both her family and her community, as well as her unwavering commitment to financial education and her entrepreneurial ventures.

Jackie Barrack

       Jackie Barrack joins the Energy Right Board of Directors as a business owner and engaged citizen in Virginia's Northern Neck. Jackie is engaged in the clean energy industry as a landowner in a utility scale solar project currently in development in Lancaster County. A freedom-minded Virginian, Jackie stands for the property rights of landowners in his community and beyond.

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