Meet the Team

Yoga Yogendran

Founder, CEO

Formerly a Civil engineer and Electrical engineer in Calgary and Vancouver, Yoga is building on 27  years of experience in developing, as well as deploying energy efficient and clean energy solutions. His previous positions include: Research Director at BC Hydro, a  manager with the National Research Council, and founder of the Centre for Clean  Energy Research  at UBC. He is continuing on that path to include technical innovations towards passive energy buildings, as well as carbon neutral “Net Zero” communities. 

He brings his expertise and skilled team from many diverse backgrounds in Cleantech, engineering, urban planning, real estate, and business to create the Squamish EcoVille Ltd. Project. 

Geoff Forrester

Founder/COO

Geoff has extensive experience in equity financing and construction debt for Real estate land assemblies. As an architectural apprentice he was involved in luxury home development and the redevelopment of commercial rental properties.  Most recently Geoff has spent 8 years in Clean tech and sustainable community energy projects in BC, Alberta, and the US. Geoff studied architecture at Carleton University and Urban Planning at the University of Ottawa, as well as project management and construction management at BCIT and Algonquin College.  

Chris Bosman

Construction Manager

Chris has been involved in the construction industry for over 20 years, starting with completing his carpentry apprenticeship and ultimately working up to a Construction Manager role. Over his career he has managed a diverse portfolio of projects including: a multi building multifamily project on Baffin Island, various multifamily projects throughout the Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky Corridor, luxury homes in Whistler, several BC Housing funded projects, various tenant improvements, and remote camp construction in the Northern Yukon. In 2017 he became the President of the Sea to Sky chapter of the Canadian Home Builders Association. 

David Wiebe

Realtor, Sales Manager

Dave has significant experience in land assembly and residential multi-family homes in the Sea to Sky real estate market ​ 

He has developed a specialty in sales for young urban professional families relocating to Squamish. Dave is at the forefront of marketing mixed use properties which are  new to Squamish. He has achieved Master Medallion level, which is a minimum of five consecutive years of being in the top 10 percent of all realtors in the Greater Vancouver area (Pemberton to Fraser Valley),  and the last few years he’s achieved the top 3 percent. 

Victoria Bennett

Business Consultant, Investment Marketing

Victoria BSc(Hons), FCIM. ran her first successful crowdfund campaign over seven years ago. A strategic marketer by training, she has run successful crowdfunding campaigns in Canada and in Europe and her team is currently consulting for a number of Canadian equity and rewards crowdfund campaigns. Working with the Impact Hub in Calgary she launched The Crowdfunding Hub in 2019 to provide education and self service tools for all types of crowdfunding, from donations and rewards to equity. Based in Calgary, Victoria has been involved in clean tech firms and has fulfilled roles as corporate communications and marketing manager for several large corporations. 

Nabeel Remtulla 

Accountant/CPA,CA

Nabeel develops cash flow forecasts and profitability analyses for CEO, CFO and COOs. He provides financial analysis tools to evaluate company ventures or special projects, programs, capital expenditures, and product costing. With previous experience at Mannjng Elliot and CIBC, in 2015 he branched out into private practice. He primarily consults with small to medium size enterprises in the clean tech market. 

Tom Bunting

ARCHITECT

A founding Partner of FORMOSIS architecture, and previously of Bunting Coady Architects, Tom has over thirty years of professional experience with an extensive background in commercial, residential, institutional and industrial architecture. His vision and focus helped Bunting Coady Architects to achieve
international recognition for its work in the evolution of sustainable and energy efficient architecture and design. A keen proponent of collaborative working, Tom particularly enjoys working with teams to produce
a unique and targeted response to each design challenge, helping to create inspirational, flexible, and durable spaces that are better able to accommodate functional requirements as they change over time.

Respected for his detailed understanding of Master Planning and modern design, Tom possesses an extensive knowledge of established and emerging design languages. Throughout his career he helped to pioneer a new language of passive building design which focuses on how climatic response, energy
consumption, and material choices can be a primary form and architectural generator, in addition to the traditional influences of social and built form context.

Tom’s experience with large scale, multi-building master plan sites in Vancouver and Calgary dates back to the 90’s with the master planning of Discovery Park + Broadway Tech Centre.

Over the course of his career he has contributed to many mixed-use master plans from silver free for concert properties, to several academic master plans for three (3) Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus. Currently he is working on the re-development of Semiahmoo Shopping Centre into a mixed- use town centre.

Tom has been a sessional lecturer with the UBC School of Architecture and has served multiple terms on all major Urban Design Panels in the Metro area from Surrey to Whistler, twice on the Vancouver Urban Design Panel – once as Chairperson, and has also been an Advisory Member of the Vancouver Development Permit Board. These City board experiences give a unique perspective to the inner workings of the Planning and Approvals processes.

  • Semiahmoo Shopping Centre Surrey BC
    1M+ sq ft Community Master Plan – Design Stage
  • Macleod Station Calgary, Alta.
  • Squamish Residential/Industrial Vancouver, BC
  • Mixed Use Building – Squamish, BC
  • UBC Life Science Centre Vancouver BC
  • Richie Bros. Auctioneers Campus Burnaby BC
  • DECC, Surrey Education Centre Surrey BC
  • Peace Arch Border Crossing Surrey BC
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University Cloverdale BC
    Trades + Technology Centre
    Library Expansion
    Surrey BC
    Administration Building Surrey BC
    Building D Surrey BC
  • Broadway Tech Centre Vancouver BC
    8 Buildings; Urban Office Campus

Scott Proudfoot

architect

Scott is responsible for leading and coordinating multiple mixed-use commercial and residential projects around Vancouver and throughout BC. Having worked nine years in architecture he also brings experience in office and public buildings from Toronto to Vancouver. Scott is passionate about working through complex architectural problems and creating a great experience for clients, collaborators, and building occupants.

Scott’s curiosity drives him to embrace new challenges and better understand stakeholders. He enjoys building relationships with municipal counterparts in Vancouver and environs while shepherding a project through approvals.

He has a keen interest in passive energy design and the material ecology of buildings. Scott’s appreciation for the unique west coast climate that drew him from Ontario extends to an interest in building durability and moisture. He is always curious about buildings that don’t work, learning to better design them in the future.

Qualifications & Affiliations:

  • Intern Architect with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
  • Masters of Architecture, University of Waterloo, Ontario
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario


Selected Project Experience:

  • Midtown Central, Residential and Retail, Vancouver BC
  • Pioneer Way Residential and Industrial, Squamish BC
  • 2906 West 4th , Residential and Retail, Vancouver BC
  • Main Street Arts 2 Mixed use, Vancouver BC
  • Richmond Centre Mall, Renovation and Redevelopment, Richmond BC
  • Canada’s Naval Memorial Museum Design, Halifax NS
  • Studio on Richmond Condominium, Toronto ON
Investing

For more information on becoming part of the Squamish EcoVille Ltd. vision go here. Or send us an email.

We will be launching an equity crowdfunding campaign February 2021.

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