Leadership Skills that will help you Soar!

Leadership Skills that will help you Soar!

Raise your hand if you’re feeling inspired after WRISE Week’s “Leadership Skills That Will Help You Soar” luncheon! A massive thank you to our special guest speaker Linda Shaffer-Vanaria, the US Navy’s first woman test pilot, and all who joined to hear her advice on cultivating leadership skills.

Job Posting:  Real Estate Land & Title Specialist

Job Posting: Real Estate Land & Title Specialist

Organization:  TerraPro Solutions
Title: Real Estate Land & Title Specialist
Location: San Diego, CA
Application Deadline: 2018
Posted: 2018

Position Description:

This position requires experience in the areas of real estate land, title and survey review, loan documentation for commercial transactions), and general knowledge of the legal process as it relates to the financial services associated with a real estate transaction.  Applicant must have a strong understanding of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and financing. Previous experience with a title company, financial institution, or legal service provider is required. This individual must possess a professional manner, have the ability to work with a large volume of files on a daily basis and enjoy being part of a team.


Candidate will be responsible for reviewing title reports, underlying documents, ALTA surveys, deeds, transfer declarations, bills of sale, and entity organizational documents, leases, loan documentation and other transactional documents.

  • Draft leases, purchase contracts, easements, deeds, and related documents.
  • Review and report on title commitments and exception documents
  • Review and report on ALTA surveys including 2016 ALTA requirements
  • Coordination and preparation legal documents for closings
  • Assist project development
  • Communicate with clients
  • Other duties as assigned


  • None


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in real estate paralegal position
  • Knowledge of 2016 ALTA
  • Understand lender due diligence requirements
  • Commercial property development experience
  • Legal Real Estate & title experience
  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records
  • Data entry skills along with a knack for numbers
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Customer service orientation
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • 4-year college degree
  • Paralegal certificate

Possess and maintain valid Driver’s License and have access to reliable transportation suitable to complete necessary work out of the office

Paralegal Certificate

2018 Wage Range: To be determined

To apply, please send resume and any supporting documents to.  Please include “Real Estate Land & Title Specialist” in subject line.

TerraPro Solutions
3954 Murphy Canyon Rd D105
San Diego, CA 92123
TerraPro Solutions is an EEO/AA/ADA Employer


Recap from our WINDPOWER 2018 Scholarship Participant

Recap from our WINDPOWER 2018 Scholarship Participant

Once more I’d like to express my gratitude at having been given the opportunity to attend the WINDPOWER conference as this year’s scholarship recipient. It was truly motivating to be surrounded by so many established professionals who are not only willing, but eager to share their passion for this field. I had the privilege of attending a handful of sessions, poster presentations, and panel discussions; and took the opportunity to really involve myself in many of the activities that took place throughout the conference. Though there was much ground to cover—especially as a newcomer, I found many of the sessions stimulating and helpful in allowing me to glimpse into the many different sectors involved in this industry. One of the highlights of my time at WINDPOWER was not only getting to network and meet established individuals in the field, but also connecting with other newcomers who like myself are trying to pave their way in this industry. In addition, it was great to see an event like this also actively work to foster a passion for renewable energy in younger children by way of the KidWind Challenge – speaking to them and seeing their ingenuity and inventiveness further demonstrated to me that there’s so much to do for these younger generations. Overall, my biggest takeaway lied in that though there’s much one can be part of now, this industry is growing and actively looking for ways to improve and knowing this furthers my drive to want to help push this industry forward. Thank you again for this amazing opportunity!

– Lucy Tafur, Engineer Project Associate, AWS Truepower

WRISE San Diego Summer Social Recap

WRISE San Diego would like to thank all participants from last week’s summer social event. This event was a part of an ongoing series on Career and Life Development offered by WRISE San Diego. At this event, we were able to view two TED Talks series:

Own Your Behaviors, Master Your Communication, Determine Your Success,” Louise Evans, TEDxGenova & The Power of Vulnerability,” Brené Brown

Both videos focused on how we can direct the course of our personal and professional lives with courage, vulnerability and whole-heartedness in order to become our very best selves. These videos also stressed how we need to pause before we respond to other people’s actions, and how to live life more authentically. Our attendees were provided the opportunity to share their personal stories and experiences on ‘Being Enough,’ when to say ‘No’ and the importance of establishing personal boundaries. Overall, it was a delightful event in an intimate setting with some wonderful insights shared by our attendees.

Also, we missed those of you who were unable to attend our event. We did hear about the brushfire closer to our venue on I-15 close to Rancho Bernardo area in North County, making it challenging to attend. Hope you are all safe, and we hope to see you at future events

WRISE San Diego wishes you all a wonderful weekend and hope you are all enjoying your Summer!

Fast Company: “The EPA’s backwards agenda is the opposite of what consumers want”

Fast Company: “The EPA’s backwards agenda is the opposite of what consumers want”

Source:  Fast Company, June 21, 2018

Author:  Suzanne Shelton

Source Link:  https://www.fastcompany.com/40588208/the-epas-backwards-agenda-is-at-odds-with-what-consumers-want

[Source Photos: Flickr user Gage Skidmore (Pruitt), Rawpixel/Unsplash (smoke)]

The U.S. government is getting out of the green business, right as Americans are jumping in.

Under Scott Pruitt’s leadership, the Environmental Protection Agency has focused its efforts on deregulation. From lead paint to fuel efficiency to wastewater, no environmental regulation is safe from targeting.

Publicly, Pruitt has distanced the EPA from climate change science. Pruitt said on national television that he does not agree that man-made activity is a driver of global warming.  Exactly one year ago this month, Pruitt was reportedly the loudest cheerleader for Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord.

Behind the scenes, Pruitt appointed himself the final arbiter of what waters fall under federal regulation of the Clean Water Act. President Trump has directed him to loosen limits on power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions and to toss out the requirement that EPA officials consider climate change impact when making decisions. Pruitt seeks to roll-back Obama-era fuel-economy standards and blocked an Obama-era ban on a pesticide found to cause fetal brain defects and targeted limits on sewage plants’ toxic emissions.Yet as the government pendulum swings away from the environmental regulating business, public opinion is charging full steam ahead in the opposite direction. New Pew Research polling finds that the vast majority of Americans think the federal government is doing too little to combat climate change and protect the environment. When asked about government protection of specific resources:

  • 69% of U.S. adults said the government is doing too little to protect water quality in our lakes, rivers, and streams.
  • 64% said too little is done to protect our air quality.
  • More than two-thirds of Americans think the government is not doing enough to combat the effects of global climate change.
  • More than 80% supported the increased use of wind and solar power.

But this unity collapses when people are asked more broad questions. When asked about government policies aimed at reducing climate change to benefit the environment in general:

  • 72% of Republicans say these government policies either make no difference or do more harm than good.
  • 66% of Democrats say these government policies do help the environment.

What gives?

The difference is specificity. Our current political climate is supercharged with hyper-partisanship. Everyone carries closely held opinions on the appropriate place of government and the role it should play in the marketplace and in our individual lives. But those reflexive opinions aren’t as triggered by specific questions on resources and renewable energy sources. Everyone wants to drink clean water and breathe clean air, regardless of whether you watch MSNBC or Fox News. The key to agreement is to take the debate away from the ballot box and triggering language.

Our research suggests that consumers increasingly approve of and seek out brands setting sustainability goals in their lane of expertise, particularly when brands are vocal about their commitment. Anheuser-Busch, for example, is now selling each bottle of Budweiser with a new logo spotlighting that it was brewed with 100% renewable electricity. The focus is on the sustainable difference beer brewing can make, not a he said/she said on global warming–and that makes all the difference. Similarly, Volvo is banking on its public commitment to electric vehiclesdriving its brand and sales goals into the future. The focus is on what consumers want; not fuel-efficiency regulations. The North Face is launching a refurbished clothing initiative to give consumers access to more affordable apparel from the brand and reduce discarded textiles in landfills. The focus is on reuse and affordability.

For each of these brands, the focus is on consumers; not on environmental regulations.

These smart investments in sustainability attract both red state and blue state consumers. Whether you distrust big government or distrust the party in control of the government, the public wants action to protect our environment, just not always from Uncle Sam. Businesses are the natural heir to fill this leadership void in this hyper-partisan time–and reap the rewards in the process.

Suzanne Shelton is president and CEO of Shelton Group, the nation’s leading marketing communications agency focused exclusively on energy and the environment.