Dr. David Shearer, Chair: Shearer is co-founder and CEO of Full Circle Biochar, a for-profit enterprise that is developing biochar products for global agricultural and carbon sequestration applications. At Full Circle Biochar, he is co-leading product and market development plans for gigaton scale carbon sequestration. Prior to launching Full Circle Biochar in 2008, Dr. Shearer was Chief Scientist at California Environmental Associates where he worked primarily with Toyota in the next generation transportation, energy, carbon mitigation, and information technology space. In 2006/2007, he collaborated with Google.org in evaluating next generation plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) and implementing a PHEV demonstration program. During the same time period, Dr. Shearer provided technical and policy guidance for Design to Win, a foundation based initiative that is creating a 10 year map for philanthropic investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation under the umbrella of ClimateWorks Foundation. Before joining California Environmental Associates in 2001, David was Principal Environmental Scientist for AeroVironment Inc. (1990-2001). He currently serves on the board of directors for SkyTruth and Black Rock Solar, both non-profit organizations. He is a member of the technical advisory boards for the Bay School of San Francisco, the Lindbergh Foundation, and As You Sow. He holds a Ph.D. in environmental epidemiology from the University of California, Irvine, an M.S. in environmental microbiology from the University of California, Irvine, and a B.S. in biology from the University of Oregon.