Renewable Energy Program Manager
California Desert District
With the ever increasing attention to renewable energy development in the California Desert, it was time to bring in a person to focus on these resources. Enter Greg Miller, program manager for renewable energy projects in the California Desert District.
Greg says he is a military brat and traveled around a bit while growing up. He was born in Michigan, living in Chicago and Battle Creek before migrating west, first to Ogden, Utah, eventually landing in Eugene, Oregon, where he spent the next 20 years.
Greg has 19 years experience with the U.S. government. He began his career as a biological technician in 1987 for the Eugene District in Oregon. He was a temporary employee for six years before being hired as a permanent employee in 1993 as the threatened and endangered species biologist in Eugene. Later he bacame the wildlife biologist for the McKenzie Resource Area in Eugene. In 1998 he transferred to Baker City, Oregon, as the wildlife biologist for the Baker Resource Area. In 2005 he left BLM to work in the private sector as a project manager for an environmental consulting company in Tempe, Arizona. In 2007 he came back to BLM as a term employee in Vale, Colorado, as the GIS specialist. He was offered a permanent position with the Bureau of Reclamation in Boise, Idaho, as an activity manager, working on the Colombia River power system. He came to CDD as the renewable energy program manager in May 2008.
Greg obtained a bachelor of science degree in wildlife science from Oregon State University in 1985. He earned a master's certificate in project management from the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management in 2001, through BLM's project manager training program.
Greg may live in Moreno Valley now, but his heart is still in Oregon. Greg has family in Oregon where his three children live with their mom in Baker City. When not on the job, Greg enjoys most, spending time and talking with his kids. His mom and dad are in central Oregon and he has a sister in Springfield, Oregon. He also has a brother in Vermont.