President & CEO
Angela is a sustainability expert with a twenty-year background in project management, business development, marketing and public relations. She has lived and traveled extensively throughout the US and Canada, working with all levels of business, utilities, as well as various levels of governments, on a variety of engineering, energy efficiency, environmental and sustainability related projects. Angela’s experience also includes politics, and she has served as a Kelowna City Councillor and Regional District Director. She is certified in Organizational GHG Accounting and as a Sustainability Practitioner through The Natural Step. Her extensive volunteer work has included being trained by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate, Al Gore, David Suzuki and IPCC scientists, to deliver the Climate Reality Project presentations to community groups. Angela is the lead on all of GreenStep’s sustainability programs including training, Green Tourism Canada, ecobase Certified and ecobase Carbon Software. She also works directly with or supports project management of GreenStep’s consulting clients.
Andrea Mackintosh, BSc
Andrea manages several projects with GreenStep for our local government clients, as well as for several of our business, and institutional customers. She has led public consultations through facilitating workshops, designed and conducted online surveys, and completed best practices research. She has extensive experience with one-on-one and group consultations and education. Andrea completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at Royal Roads University (2011) after obtaining her diploma in Water Quality Technology and Environmental Engineering at Okanagan College. Andrea enjoys volunteering where she can make a difference. She coordinates several annual GreenStep volunteer events, such as shoreline and creek cleanups and our Adopt-a-Stream program.
Darrell Eason, BBA, CEM
Green Tourism Assessor
Darrell specializes in helping businesses and organizations benefit from the business case for sustainability, with a focus on energy efficiency. He has conducted over 600 business energy assessments, working with utility incentive programs to help clients achieve short-term savings and long term return on investment. Darrell has also conducted several waste and water assessments, and has spent the past two years assessing hospitality and tourism operators for the Green Tourism Program as a trained Green Tourism Assessor. Darrell holds his Certified Energy Manager designation and earned a degree in business administration (2000) from the University of Portsmouth Business School. He was a hotel/restaurant owner/operator in his former life.
Sean McFetridge, BBA, CEM
Business Energy Advisor
Sean is both a business professional and sustainability specialist who excels in finding sustainability solutions for clients. His focus is on working with industry to reduce the carbon, water and waste impact of their business operations. Sean conducts Green Tourism Assessments for tourism businesses and is a Business Energy Advisor. Sean completed his BBA at Okanagan College, and holds several professional certifications including, Certified Energy Management, Organizational GHG Accounting, Project Level-GHG Accounting, GHG Information Management Systems, GHG Accounting for Forest Inventories, LEED Associate and Certified Associate in Project Management.
Julia Million, BCD
Community Engagement Specialist
Julia is a recent graduate from Dalhousie University where she studied a double major in Environmental Sustainability in Society and Community Design. During her undergraduate she was an active student chairing the Dal Engineers Without Boarders Fair Trade Chapter, standing as Vice President for the Dal Society of Undergraduate Planners, and volunteering constantly for community bike rides, open street events, and conferences. On the east coast her ability to both lead and follow allowed her to excel at community engagement. She has worked with municipal planners, private developers, business districts, university professors, and non-for profits. She is passionate for societal change, social justice, environmental protection, and takes the time to listen.
Linda Frischmuth, DipES
Linda is a recent graduate of Okanagan College, where she earned a Diploma in Environmental Studies. While she has worked with GreenStep in a range of capacities, her primary role is as a waste reduction educator and commercial waste monitor, where she works to help improve landfill waste diversion rates and educating haulers and the public about waste bylaws.
Ryan Cope, BSc
Ryan’s passion is to educate the masses about the importance of reducing their use of plastics and plastic pollution. She supports GreenStep with telling the stories of our customers, helping to advocate for more sustainable business practices through sharing the inspiring and innovative ways businesses and organizations are making a difference.
Marketing Automation Technician
Connor is studying Computer Engineering at Okanagan College and works with GreenStep on systems and process automation, helping us scale our reach and impact, while better serving our customers.
Dr. Joe Kelly, BSc, MSc, PhD
Joe has 20 years of professional experience in transportation and tourism and is well versed in climate change issues and strategies. As one of Canada’s leading experts on tourism and climate change, Joe has designed greenhouse gas inventories, carbon management plans and carbon offset programs for dozens of private and public sector clients. Joe teaches courses on environmental and climate stewardship at Capilano University, he has authored numerous articles, and he has presented at conferences around the world. In 2008, Joe was awarded the Charles R. Goeldner Article of Excellence Award by the Travel and Tourism Research Association. Joe holds a PhD in Resource and Environmental Management. Joe was a founding partner of Gobi Carbon Management Solutions, which was purchased by GreenStep Solutions and is now ecobase.net.
Ken Martin, MBA
Ken has over 20 years experience in managing business development, sales and engineering teams, and selling and installing wireless data networks worldwide including four years managing an Asia Pacific sales and support division for Motorola in Singapore. He also spent five years in a wireless e-commerce start-up as VP of Business Development, assisting with raising $30M in venture financing, managing major Canadian and US bank clients and building a 100+ strong organization. Ken is a co-founder of Passion4Action, a developer of environmental sustainability programs and tools, including Gobi Carbon Management Solutions.
David Saltman is a leading advocate of cleantech innovation and has been a pioneer in sustainable business development for two decades. He is Managing Director of RE Search + Design and was previously Chairman and CEO of Malama Composites. Prior to Malama, Saltman was CEO of Open Energy Corporation, which created photovoltaic roofing tiles and solar glass products. Saltman served on the US Presidential Task Force that developed green procurement guidelines for the federal government. He is a member of the UCSD, Department of Biological Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council and the Chancellor’s Advisory Board. He has received awards from the American Composites Manufacturing Association, the Society of Plastics Engineers, Porttech LA, the American Marketing Association, and the National Recycling Coalition. He was co-founder of CleanTECH San Diego, an “Entrepreneur in Residence” at CONNECT, and Executive Director of Surfrider Foundation. Saltman is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Motion Picture/Television.
Fraser Campbell is an Executive in Residence at Accelerate Okanagan. He is a serial entrepreneur who has participated in several startups, rollouts, mergers and acquisitions over the last 25 years, with his partners in First Growth Management. He has been involved in corporate structure, strategic planning, change management, and business systems across Canada and the US within several service industries such as warehousing, aviation, construction, oil and gas, and defence and public security.