Dylan Ikkala is the primary contact for Cornhusker Harvest Wind. He coordinates with a cross-disciplinary team to advance projects through all stages of development up to power marketing, with a focus on new site identification. Dylan has always had a strong passion for clean energy sources and believes that it is the future of the energy industry as we try to reduce our carbon footprint worldwide:
“As a wind farm developer, I enjoy working closely with landowners, local officials, and the public to answer any of the questions they have about a project. Clean energy has always been a passion of mine and I enjoy spreading my knowledge to others. Wind power has great potential to become a large part of our energy portfolio here in the United States, and I am excited to be at the forefront.”
Dylan holds a BBA in Energy Management from the University of Oklahoma.
Dave Savage is the secondary contact for Cornhusker Harvest Wind. Dave is the Apex Senior Director of Project Development for the Southwest Power Pool and ERCOT. Before joining Apex, Dave was employed as a senior wind and solar developer for Infigen Energy and RES Americas. He was also a Program Manager for WindLogics and FPL Energy. Over the past 12 years Dave has developed numerous wind and solar projects throughout the country in SPP, ERCOT, MISO, PNM, APS, and CAISO. Several of these projects are now operational.
Dave was a commissioned officer and aviator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration prior to entering the renewable energy industry. He has a Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Biology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from the Johns Hopkins University.
Jon Yoachim is the secondary contact for Cornhusker Harvest Wind. Jon is the Field Agent for the project, and works closely with the landowners on a daily basis. Jon has over nine years of experience in the renewable energy industry, overseeing the land acquisition for dozens of wind and solar projects throughout 28 states. Jon was born and raised in Thayer County and has been back in Thayer County since 2012. Jon, his wife and their three young children live on a farm south of Alexandria where they also have a small crop and cow-calf operation.
“I’m very excited to participate in such a worthwhile project. Having watched as our small towns continue to diminish, I am grateful for the opportunity to end that trend with a huge influx of landowner and community revenue via this wind project.
Now is a perfect example of when farmers need an extra source of revenue to make ends meet during tough times. These payments will be there year in and year out, no matter the price of corn or cattle and regardless of what the weather does.”