Giving thanks for friends, family, good health, and positive energy


Grateful and thankful

This holiday season, our team at New Fortress Energy is full of gratitude – and we are sharing that same kind of energy with our families and friends as we prepare to enter the new year. As you learn more about what powers some of our team members with gratitude, please accept our best wishes for a bountiful Thanksgiving and holiday season filled with positive energy.

Co workers


“I am thankful for my family, friends – so many of whom are my amazing co-workers at NFE – and for all those who have come and gone from my life leaving a lasting mark.  As each year passes and we gather, to look at all I have learned and been involved in – experienced – both personally and professionally, truly makes me realize how blessed and thankful I am.  There is a saying, ‘to the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world,’ and there are so many who are the world for me, and to them I humbly say, ‘thank you.’” - Dave Ackerman, Miami

“This year, I am thankful for my family and friends. I am also grateful for the opportunity to work in an impactful industry with such a talented team.” - Laura Pareja-Restrepo, New York City

“I am so delighted to work with such a talented, dedicated, and intelligent team. Wishing everyone and their families a very nice Thanksgiving.” - Samuel Cheung, New York City

“This year I’m thankful for my family, friends, co-workers, and to have been given the opportunity to marry my best friend. The support I’ve received this year is overwhelming and I could not be more grateful.” - Melissa Ostrander, New York City

“I am thankful for the health and happiness of my family, including our newest addition who arrived in September. I am fortunate to work alongside the many dedicated women and men of New Fortress Energy who enjoy and care deeply about what we do, and who are passionate about delivering clean energy solutions to our stakeholders in today’s challenging and constantly evolving energy market. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to NFE’s worthy mission of addressing energy poverty and providing secure and stable energy supplies to markets around the world.” - Patrick Hughes, Houston

“This season I’m thankful for a happy and healthy family and to be able to spend time with them over the holidays. I’m also thankful for the opportunity to work with a best-in-class team and firm like NFE every day.” - Matthew Madigan, New York City

“I am thankful to be a part of the NFE team and for the unity in our continued efforts to positively impact communities worldwide! I am especially thankful to all of our employees and partners for the work they do and for the passion they bring to the company. They are all deeply appreciated!” - Rebecca Kang, New York City

Things to be thankful for


“This year, I’m especially thankful to be surrounded by my family, friends and sweet dog, Mika. I’m blessed to have a great support system that I can always count on, especially through difficult times.” - Simone Azcarate, Miami

“I am thankful for my family, friends, and dog!” - Alex Dimeo, New York City

“This holiday season, I am extra thankful for my wife, kids, life and America.” - Brett Magill, Houston

“I am always and most thankful for my family and health this holiday season. The world has been through a tough couple of years, making both of these factors super important to me as we all come together to celebrate. Since my family is big on traditions (we’ve been doing the same thing for 25 years!) we get excited and look forward to the laughs, the drinks, and the food that we experience year after year.” - Rachel Friedman, New York City

“This Thanksgiving is special for me and my husband, since we are expecting our baby girl to arrive in early December. I am extremely grateful for the love and care I have received from my family, friends and fellow NFE co-workers throughout my pregnancy journey. Happy Thanksgiving!” - Jackie Jia, New York City

“This season, I’m grateful for the opportunity to partner with a community of passionate thought leaders who are spreading positive energy across the globe. Our efforts are going to supply the world with clean energy solutions and give people everywhere a better quality of life. I’m also eternally thankful for my family and great health.” - Luis Gonzalez, Houston

“This holiday season I’m thankful for safe and affordable power. Energy converted into power allows me to pursue a career in technology and is really the backbone of economic activity that’s prompted me and so many others to thrive – it’s what allows me to go to school, come to work, travel, and be comfortable at home. On top of that energy allows me to enjoy time with my family and friends in a bright & warm environment this holiday season!” - Rex Harrison, New York City

“As I reflect on the uncertain and unprecedented times we continue to experience, I am thankful for two things easily taken for granted.  With many people continuing to be affected by COVID-19, I am thankful for my family and friends and their continued health.  I am also grateful to work for a dynamic company with collaborative colleagues.” - Jackie Chandler, Houston

Things to be thankful for


“One thing I am thankful for during this holiday season is human decency. Something about this time of year tends to bring out the best in people. Acts of kindness, patience, empathy, and generosity become the norm and can be found in nearly every facet of life. I think many of us have been feeling as if we exist in a less predictable and more hostile world than we inhabited only a few years ago. I look forward to the sense of community, forgiveness, and overall humanity that accompanies the holiday season.” - Lily Hassan, Houston

“Life has brought many changes over the past year for my daughter and I: some great losses and some wonderful adventures. As I reflect on these events, I am grateful for the positive attitude and resiliency we both have had through the tough times as well as the level of appreciation we have for the good times. My daughter is my greatest joy and priority in life, so I am grateful to have a good work/life balance here at NFE. This allows me to add value to the organization as well as be the mother my daughter needs.” - Rebecca McCalmon-Kuntz, Houston

“This holiday season, I’m thankful to spend time with my family. Quality time in person has been difficult the past few years with traveling and the pandemic, so I’m continuously grateful for my family’s health.” - Devansh Dalmia, New York City

“With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s a time for me to reflect. There are so many things I’m grateful for. Top of the list, my family. They’re my rock. They keep me going. I am also very grateful to work with a great team at NFE. I love my job and love my co-workers! Truly blessed!” - Allen Gellibert, New York City

“I am thankful for the seasons that consisted of closed doors. It positioned me to where I am now, living even more blessed and highly favored!” - Priscilla Lara, Houston

“This year, I am especially thankful for time with family and friends, and for the support and love we share through significant changes in our lives.  I am also thankful for the opportunity to continue to grow personally and professionally as I work alongside such talented and driven people here at New Fortress Energy.” - Colton Acosta, New Orleans

“I'm thankful for my family and for their good health. I'm thankful for the opportunity to work at an exciting company with incredible colleagues.” - Mike Mulder, Houston