Tony Moats’ passion for exploring the raw beauty of the Baja Peninsula has spanned over 20 years.
In the year 2000, he led a group of middle-school students to the gray-whale sanctuary of Laguna San Ignacio, fueled in part, by his interest in ecologically sustainable development and solar energy. There, Tony fell in love with the wide-open spaces and welcoming local people. Over time, he became more closely involved with grass-roots development projects in the region, eventually changing careers to focus on his new-found interest.
Fast forward 10 years to the remote fishing village of San Juanico, where Tony met Keith Bonarrigo, founder and coordinator of the Green Go Solar Project. Keith and Tony found a common interest and desire to help promote the use of renewable energy in the underserved regions of Baja Sur. This shared passion led to their present-day partnership, promoting accessible solar energy in Baja through the project.
Tony speaks English and Spanish. His formal education took place at the University of Colorado, where he earned a BA in Biology and MA in Education. He has guided winter mountaineering, rock-climbing, sea kayking, and various other outdoor-oriented pursuits in locales ranging from the fiords of Alaska to the mountains of Colorado to the deserts of Arizona. His experience with solar energy includes developing workshops, writing curriculum, and installing off-grid systems. In his spare time, Tony enjoys taking advantage of Baja’s diverse recreational opportunities, including scuba diving, sea kayaking, desert exploration, and his newest passion, surfing.
Tony currently resides in Boulder, Colorado, but is always looking for an excuse to return to the magnificent Baja Peninsula.
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