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.
Maria Marsh, ES DIP
Eco Programs Coordinator
Maria coordinates several of GreenStep’s programs, taking care of customers and communications. Maria completed her Diploma in Environmental Studies at Okanagan College, and has an extensive work and volunteer history with environmental non-profits and political campaigns.
Candace Braun, BA Psychology
Waste Reduction Educator
Candice is currently a student at UBCO working on her bachelor’s degree in management. With GreenStep, she works as a waste reduction educator, helping citizens and commercial haulers to ensure that they are complying with local recycling regulations.
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.
Sean Price, BA Economics
Technical Business Development Coordinator
Sean is developing sales materials and managing inbound lead generation using a variety of different media. Sean enjoys combining the analytical & data-oriented perspective of an economist with the human-centric paradigm of a development worker, and is interested in improving social corporate responsibility by integrating social, economic, and environmental sustainability into business practices.
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.