Who we are


Founding Team

Sean McClowry


Sean is a founder of Cleanleap and writes on topics such as climate change, energy and information technology.  He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia but was originally born in the US.

Sean is a Partner with Deloitte Digital in Melbourne.  He founded the openmethodology.org and open-sustainability initiatives and was previously head of knowledge sharing at the Global CCS Institute.  Sean has a BS in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Sean has been lucky enough to travel to over 50 countries and  looks forward to more travel in the future - particularly to where we are looking at lots of Cleanleaps.  

Jason Guo


Jason is a Cleanleap founder and manages the technical aspects as well as the visual design of the site. He was previously the lead developer and solutions architect for the clean energy solution website Decarboni.se.

Armed with a PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales, Jason worked in places from Tibet to Aberdeen, from the land down under to Silicon Valley.

Jason is enthusiastic about clean energy solutions and combating climate change. Based in Canberra Australia, he co-founded XiNG Digital - a web technology company where all development machines are powered by solar energy.

Brian Houston


Brian is a CleanLeap founder and manages the community and social media for the site.  Brian was the community manager for the clean energy solution website Decarboni.se and founded the alternative web community VideoSift. He's also a regular writer for green agriculture site AgInnovators.

Brian grew up in Alaska and received a BA in International Relations from the University of San Diego.  After school, Brian worked for over three years in Asia - learning Japanese in Osaka, Japan. Brian also spent a year in Spain and Mexico and is always looking for a chance to practice either Japanese or Spanish.

Joseph Zhao


Joseph is a Cleanleap founder and key developer of the site. He is also a renewable energy enthusiast and a veteran web developer with over 10 years experience in developing web applications. Joseph was a senior developer of the climate change solution site Decarboni.se and was responsible for developing many of the website's front-end as well as back-end features.

Joseph grew up in China and received a degree in Automatic Control Engineering from Northeastern University in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. Joseph also studied computer and telecommunication engineering at the University of Wollongong. Joseph is also a co-founder of XiNG Digital and is based in Canberra, Australia.


Angela McClowry


Angela is a sustainability expert bringing 15 years' experience gained from varied industries such as food, energy, consulting, forestry and horticulture.  Angela completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Natural Resources Management) at Deakin University. Angela is currently a Non-Executive Director of Greenfleet, a carbon offset not for profit and recently worked for the Australian Food and Grocery Council managing their 10 year industry sustainability commitment.  

Angela grew up in rural Australia but has expanded her horizons living and working in London and Chicago. This work was backed up with a healthy dose of travel throughout Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, South East Asia and North and South America.   She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.