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Nikua Board of Directors & Advisors

Daniel Shafer
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel serves as Engineering Committee Leader, and a Policy and Governance Committee member. Daniel has several years of experience as an adviser to government and power generation utilities, multi-national aid agencies, and international development banks serving the South Pacific region. Daniel has experience in biodiesel production as a consultant, technology developer, equipment supplier, and founder and CEO of Beaver Biodiesel in Oregon. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Oregon State University in Corvallis Oregon USA.
Jeff Rola
Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Rola is the founder of Go Bio. For the past ten years he has collected Used Cooking Oil (UCO) from hundreds of restaurants to make low-carbon bio-diesel fuel. He recently sold the cooking oil business after collecting the feedstock for nearly one million gallons of bio-diesel. In 2018 Go Bio was repurposed to supply biofuels directly to customers through the use of smart phone technology Go Bio Community Fuels. Jeff moved to Central Oregon more than 30 years ago with his wife Susan. He has broad experience in media, journalism, marketing, public relations, non-profit development and management, community action, and natural resources conservation. He has worked in the private and public sectors as well as owned his own businesses. He also serves his community through service on the boards of 350 Deschutes, the Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District, and recently as the Chief Financial Officer of the Nikua Training Center. Jeff seeks and prefers work that sustains, conserves, and enhances our quality of life. That was his motivation behind the founding of Go Bio.
Peceli Nakavulevu
Co-Director of Operations
Private Sector Expert at Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Former Director of the Fiji Department of Energy Peceli holds a Master of Engineering Management & Business Administration degree from the University of Technology, Sydney Australia