Team member

Board Chair & Founder

Warren is an Alumnus of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) from the Electronics Engineering Technology Program with 35 years of international experience in high technology including renewable energy. He has traveled extensively and from this experience, gained an in-depth knowledge of how renewable energy is helping address our impact on climate change around the world. His natural curiosity drove him to leave the corporate world and start 3 ventures in renewable energy and tech.

In 2010, he established Evergreen & Gold Renewable Energy to retrofit his office to a net-zero energy standard and be part of the local industry helping to transition Albertans to a sustainable future. Warren has also helped the local industry by serving on the board of the Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA) for 6 years, sitting as Chair of the Board for 3 of them. He is a member of several coops, a lifelong environmentalist and is often invited to speak around Alberta about the province’s electrical system. Most importantly Warren is the founding Chair of the Board for Solar Power Investment Cooperative of Edmonton (SPICE).

Board Director & Co-Founder

Over a decade ago a 9 year-old friend asked for help with her anti-idling work. Rocky assisted her in forming Eco-Air (Edmonton's Children's Organized Anti-idling Recruiters). Through this air-quality work, Rocky developed a growing interest in environmental health. Eco-Air went on to win an Emerald Award.

She continues to learn from the many groups and individuals that bring light to the inseparable links between environmental health and human health. Rocky has enjoyed board roles on the Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA), Alberta Capital Airshed, Edmonton Area Land Trust, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL), and the Alberta Environmental Network (AEN). She is an advocate for environmental law reform via and a member of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment(CAPE).

Rocky started as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics before earning a Medical Degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, NH. She is a practiced specialist in Internal Medicine in Alberta. Rocky was happy to retire from her medical profession in May of 2018 and focus on SPICE and other projects that advance sustainability.

Board Director

Gordon Howell has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1975 and has been exclusively working in the solar industry for 40 years. He co-founded Howell Mayhew Engineering in Edmonton in 1985 and has worked on solar PV system design, development, consulting, performance measurement and analysis, and PV standards development. He has been involved in 141 PV projects in British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon and Northwest Territories.  He loves helping people understand solar PV and what it can do for them.

Over the years, he has worked with the Government of Alberta, electricity regulators, utilities, and municipalities to identify and eliminate the barriers to grid-connected solar PV systems in order to help Alberta get ready for inexpensive wide-scale solar electricity. This time has now come!

Board Director

Annette has successfully managed projects and consulted companies of all sizes for over 10 years in Germany and various other countries. Her excellent skills in strategic planning, project setup, and project management are needed whenever vision and strategy is converted into operational business. She ensures the involvement of all stakeholders and that every detail of a project is taken care off. Since 2013, Annette has focused on projects advancing renewable energies, specifically solar power. For four years she has been part of a small leadership team that created the solar business of one of Europe’s largest utilities, growing it from zero to a market share of 20% and selling 3,000 solar installations every year.

Annette’s goal is to use her knowledge and experience in her new home Edmonton, and help the Albertan energy market shift towards a sustainable future built upon renewable energy sources.

Annette holds a Master’s degree in Business and Economics from one of the top Universities in Germany, WWU in Münster. She has also certified as a NetPromoter Associate along with her many projects using NetPromoterScore as a measurement for customer centricity and company success.

Board Director

Bryan is a red seal electrician focused on building automation systems with interests throughout the electrical industry especially energy efficiency, net-zero buildings, renewable energy and solar power. From a young age Bryan has been passionate about energy, environmentalism, and community building. Active for years in the labour movement, as an administrator and organizer, and recently with arts non-profits, as treasurer of Mile Zero Dance, Bryan brings years of experience with board governance and community organizing. Before entering the world of construction Bryan earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics from the University of Alberta.

Board Director

Brittany is a graduate from the Alternative Energy Program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. She has been working in the solar PV industry since 2018 as an employee at Evergreen and Gold Renewable Energy and is an Energy Manager in Training (EMIT) recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers.

In 2019, she worked on a capstone project with Stantec to deliver a solar feasibility study for a large City of Edmonton Recreation Centre while also presenting PV design options. Her passion for environmental sustainability and climate leadership began in 2012 when she joined UBCC350, a political climate action group in Vancouver, British Columbia. For four years she coordinated a student, faculty and alumni divestment campaign which eventually led to the creation of UBC’s Sustainable Future Fund in 2017. In her spare time she enjoys rock and ice climbing around the Canadian Rockies.

Board Director

David Patterson has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1975 and has been involved in industrial instrumentation, process control, and safety systems for most of his 40 year Professional Engineering career.

His experience has ranged from Ontario Hydro's Nuclear Divison at Bruce Heavy Water Plant, a Shell/Nova joint venture, computer sales and Syncrude Canada Ltd. Utility Plant in Fort McMurray, AB. Over the years his work evolved from Instrumentation to Instrumentation and Control to DCS support and Burner Management System/Safety Systems support and expert.

David has been involved in industrial electronics as they have evolved from TTL logic, programmed via wire-wrapped connections, dual CPU PLCs, Triple Modular Redundant 2oo3 Safety Systems, analogue control systems, first generation DCS control systems and 3rd generation DCS control systems.

In 2014, David retired from Syncrude as a Sr Associate Process Control Engineer, moved back to Edmonton and is greening his 1959 bungalow with solar PV and an EV, with more green improvements planned.

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