Dan Thiede is the Communications Coordinator with Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) at the University of Minnesota’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension. Dan is the editor of the MN Energy Stories blog and manages the CERTs website and the Clean Energy Project Builder online directory. Dan works to ensure that CERTs and related projects look and sound fantastic—whether writing, editing, and formatting case studies, fact sheets, reports and other written materials; creating presentations or other multimedia; or managing social media activities on blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Dan creates, conducts, and tracks email marketing campaigns; coordinates media outreach; and builds and maintains relationships with members of the media. Dan heads up the planning of the CERTs Biennial Conference. Dan has undergraduate degrees from the University of St. Thomas in geography and English writing, as well as a minor in environmental studies. When not in the office, he is likely on his bicycle or digging in the garden.