The Arizona Theatre Company’s Annual Curtain Up Gala

With more than 30 years of experience in the investment business industry, Scott Brittenham serves as president, co-founder, and chief executive officer of Clean Energy Capital, LLC, located in Tucson, Arizona. When not in the office, Scott Brittenham enjoys theater and maintains a season subscription with the Arizona Theatre Company.

Established almost 50 years ago, the Arizona Theatre Company is a fully professional theater that produces a variety of shows, including classic works, contemporary plays, and musicals. Since its inception, the theater has produced more than 200 plays. It achieved professional status in 1972 and holds performances in both Phoenix and Tucson.

In addition to shows and performances, the Arizona Theatre Company holds an annual Curtain Up benefit gala. Providing guests with an opportunity to enjoy theater with their friends, family, or clients, individuals can also connect with community members, corporate executives, or theater enthusiasts. This year’s event was held at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix on April 19.

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Growth Energy’s 2015 Executive Leadership Conference in Arizona

An accomplished investment professional, Scott Brittenham currently serves as the president, CEO, and cofounder of Clean Energy Capital, LLC, an Arizona-based biofuels and renewable chemicals investment company. Committed to staying abreast of changes within the field, Scott Brittenham belongs to several professional organizations, including Growth Energy.

Growth Energy is a national organization dedicated to raising awareness of ethanol while improving the view that much of society has on the product. To this end, the organization maintains several groups and hosts various events to improve overall economic well-being and improve the environment.

Recently, Growth Energy held its sixth annual Executive Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference is an exclusive event open to members of the organization, and it features a large array of speakers representing various professions within the field. Lasting for five days, the Executive Leadership Conference serves as a place where experts and leaders in the industry can meet to discuss new challenges facing ethanol. This year’s focus was on defending the Renewable Fuel Standard and finding new advances within automobile manufacturing and technology.

Practicing Ashtanga Yoga

Based in Tucson, Arizona, Scott Brittenham serves as the president and CEO of Clean Energy Capital, LLC, which he also co-founded. As an investor with more than 30 years of experience in the field, Mr. Brittenham offers his talents to the company through the evaluation, structuring, and execution of major financial transactions. When he is not focused on his career, Scott Brittenham enjoys a variety of hobbies and interests that include practicing ashtanga yoga, a specific style of yoga steeped in ancient tradition.

Ashtanga was introduced to the West by Sri Pattabhi Jois, who taught it for decades until his death in 2009. Ashtanga yoga, which translates to mean “eight-limbed yoga,” is performed in conjunction with eight practices of spiritual cleansing, half of which are internally cleansing. The other half are externally cleansing. The ashtanga system incorporates control over the body with control over the mind.

Vinyasa and tristhana are two performance techniques employed in ashtanga yoga. Vinyasa refers to the system of coordinating breathing and movement, while tristhana references three places of attention: posture, breathing, and a place to look while performing poses, which coordinate with the yoga style’s three levels of purification that include the body, nervous system and mind. Asana refers to posture, whereby the body is aligned and detoxified, while ujjayi is the breathing technique employed during ashtanga yoga. Dristhl refers to the place to look, meaning a person finds a spot to gaze at and focus on during asanas.