co-founder of Brighten Solar; specialists in engineering and installing solar electric.
Marine emigrated from France 5 years ago when she fell in love with the Santa Barbara eco-system. Schumann saw opportunity when she realized the local solar industry wasn’t as developed as the eco-conscious culture. Following her passion, Marine co-founded Brighten Solar which is now an industry leader with large residential and commercial clients such as Deckers, Starbucks and Airbus.
Prior to Brighten, Marine worked as a project manager, implementing the ISO 14001 sustainable certification throughout a network of 400+ hotels worldwide.
In 2016, Brighten Solar received two major awards, the Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Outstanding Small Business award and the Pacific Coast Business Times Spirit of Small Business award. In 2017, Marine received the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) BRAVO Award, as an ‘Entrepreneur to Watch’.