Meet the Team
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 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 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.
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.
Architect Urban Planning www.dvad.org
Derek if the CEO and Founder of DVAD , a full service, design-focused architecture firm founded in 2008, located in Whistler, British Columbia. His design team draws from a wide range of international education and professional experience to integrate the best of emerging European and North American design and construction principles in their work. The firm focuses strongly on creating buildings that complement the environmental, social and natural context of the site. Their design process involves rigorous testing of construction principles to apply the best new methods in creating durable, energy efficient and economical solutions to meet our clients’ needs now and, in the future.
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 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.