Business Owner, Solaero 
Triple-bottom line business model framework (holistic integration of social, environmental, and economic values into all business decisions)


Contractor, United States Tennis Association (USTA) 
Coach for the USTA in events such as Zonals and Regional Training Camps


Tennis Instructor at Peterson School of Tennis
High Performance Tennis Academy; teaches kids 3-18 the skills they need to become better tennis players as well as life skills to be used both on and off the tennis court; works with state, sectional, national, and collegiate tennis players


Racquet Technician at Good Sports 
String tennis racquets, grip and grommet replacement for customers


Tennis Player
Played collegiate tennis at Furman University and have participated in tournaments such as the Orange Bowl, Easter Bowl, Kalamzoo Super Nationals, National Indoors, and numerous sectional and state events


April-May 2011
Intern, Bridging Nations
Organizational outreach (e.g. corporations, non-profits, government) for the education program; organizing, formating, and presenting the non-profit’s graduate certificate program. The highlights of the program were attending meetings and conferences that dealt with creating a more sustainable future (i.e., electric vehicle conference, Advanced Research and Development Association – Energy conference, high speed rail roundtables, U.S. Department of Energy Annual Review Meeting for Hydrogen and fuel cells)


August-October 2010
Intern, USTA Atlanta
Sport management and marketing position advancing program administration, marketing, promotions, and communications


September-December 2009
Raquet Technician, Dicks Sporting Goods 
Strung and provided maintenance for Dick's customers' tennis racquets


August 2007-December 2009
Substitute Teacher, Fayette and Coweta County School Systems 
Substituted primarily in elementary school, as well as helping kids with homework, study habits and peer-to-peer relations


June-August 2006
Tennis Instructor, Peter Burwash International (Sagamore, New York)
Taught kids 3-18 the skills they need to become better tennis players as well as life skills to be used both on and off the tennis court




Primary and University Education




Marylhurst University
Degree: MBA in Sustainable Business (Natural and Organic Resources)
GPA: 3.7 or 95/100 average


Bridging Nations College of Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
Graduate Certificate Concentration: (Green Buildings)
GPA: 95 A


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Modern Manufacturing


Corporate Tour, Infrastructure and Cities
At headquarters in Germany took part in educational sessions of the 4 sectors of Siemens company and detailed improvements on how to advance the Infrastructure and Cities component




Central Michigan University

Degree: Masters of Arts in Sport Administration
GPA: 3.97 or 99/100 average




Furman University
Degree: Bachelors of Science in Health and Exercise Science (H.E.S.)
GPA: approximately 80/100 average




McIntosh High School
Strongest subjects: Algebra, Trigonometry, Chemistry, Physics
GPA: approximately 90/100 average


Certification Background


GPTCA C-Level International Coach


United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA)
Level: 3


United States Racquet Stringers Association (USRSA)
Level: Certified Stringer


United States Tennis Association
Level: Sport Science Level 1


Professional Tennis Registry (PTR)
Level: 10&under


United States Tennis Association
Level: High Performance
Status: Pending

Major Conferences/Workshops/Events attended

USPTA World Conference (2013)
Green Sports Alliance Summit (August 2013)
Tennis Industry Association State of the Industry Meeting (2013)
Siemens Graduate Program Corporate Tour and Education Session for Infrastructure and Cities (October 2012)
USTA Tennis Teachers Conference (2007-2012)
Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy or ARPA-E Clean Energy Summit (February 2011)
Electric Drive Transportation Association or EDTA Conference (2011)
American High Speed Rail Association Roundtable (2011)
Racquet Stringers Symposium (October 2008)
USTA Adult and Kids Workshops
USTA Zonals
Southface Institute Green Building Tour and Workshops
U.S. Open
ATP/WTA Sony Ericsson
U.S. Open Series Atlanta


James Brenton 


Email: brenton.james@hotmail.com