A lifetime of experience working hands-on in the automotive industry piqued Jonathan's interest and desire for clean, efficient transportation, buildings and Green energy sources. Self-employed since the age of 12, Lake began his career by re-designing and building custom vehicles. At 17, he began to work with Tony Martino, the founder of AAMCO who sold it to create MAACO in Wilmington; he was entrusted with opening the first MAAACO franchise in the Arizona.
Jonathan, a native Delawarean, has been a photojournalist for more than 40 years. He wrote the column "Automotive Historian" for the Wilmington News Journal, in which he informed his readers about the automobiles he chose to feature. He founded GreenTV® at the age of 39 after battling and conquering a terminal cancer diagnosis. The origin of the disease was from the tailpipes of the cars he had been saving from the scrap yard. While battling for his life, he began sketching out what is now GreenTV® to advocate for clean, Green living. The entrepreneur has now dedicated himself to assisting with an efficacious transition to clean transportation. As evident in his daily posts, his passion for electrifying all modes of transportation continues and aligns with the new USA Green-friendly administration.
Jon has been blessed with daughters, grand- and great-grandchildren, who motivate him to create a greener, healthier world. He is based in Delaware and travels to the Greenest destinations to report the latest for GreenTV.
Tanya was born in Montchanin, Delaware, but also spent much of her time in Florida, Oklahoma and Texas. Early on she recognized a self-interest in design, and the more she pursued her interest the more she realized the importance of being resourceful in renovations. At a young age, she felt the world would eventually return back to living off the land and we would require a more organic approach to life.
She attributes her family to providing her a diversified approach to loving and understanding nature; for example, she vividly remembers assisting her father raise honeybees and building her first treehouse at the age of 12. She was inspired by her grandmother's resourcefulness, re-using and refurbishing furniture and accessories. She also feels she gained her super power, of not being allergic to poison ivy, to her early exposure to nature in the fauna and the woods in Montchanin.
She has traveled throughout the United States and abroad to design treehouses, which requires a thorough understanding of the site terrain and utilizing the natural features of the trees to create unique designs. All of her family members have been creative -- architects, engineers, designers or artists -- which provided a unique exposure to many different aspects of the design world, propelling Tanya to create her own unique design approach to the renewables arena.
Tanya has years' experience in the solar power industry with a focus on providing project management to residential and commercial solar arrays and providing energy-efficient lighting to commercial properties focusing on payback and lowered utility bills. With her propensity for bringing people and communities of like mind together, her work has instilled in her an expertise in project management in the interior design, renewable energy, construction, and real estate industries for more than 30 years.
Tanya enjoys spending time in nature and with her 21-year-old son, who inspires her every day to bring awareness to the renewable and sustainable climate our world requires and how it can be integrated into our lifestyles.