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 Green Tourism Canada, ecobase Cerified and ecobase Carbon Sofware. She also works directly with or supports project management of GreenStep’s consulting clients.
Andrea’s manages and delivers several projects with GreenStep including Bike to Work Week and Bike to School Week for the City of Kelowna, the Waste Reduction Educator and Commercial Landfill Monitor positions for the Regional District of Central Okanagan, and many other projects with our government, business and institutional clients. 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 coordinating shoreline and creek cleanups and coordinates our Adopt-a-Stream program. Andrea is certified in Organizational GHG Accounting from the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute.
Green Tourism Assessor and Business Energy Advisor
BBA | CEM
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.
Green Tourism Assessor and 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.
Waste Reduction Educator
Linda is a graduate of the Environmental Studies Diploma program at Okanagan College in Kelowna.
Before moving to the Okanagan in 2014, she was studying Law in the Netherlands. Linda works with GreenStep as a Waste Reduction Educator and on other environmental projects.
Marketing Automation Coordinator
Sneha is a recent graduate of UBC Okanagan. She has joined GreenStep for a 6-month position to support marketing and customer service for our ecobase Certified program and other services, as well as the back-end automation of our internal systems and processes.
Marketing Automation Technician
Computer Engineering Student
Connor has studied Computer Engineering and has joined GreenStep as a summer student in 2017 to help us with the GreenTourism program, automating some of our internal systems and process, as well as building an online assessment tool to help streamline and enhance how we serve our current and future members.
Dr. Joe Kelly
BSc, MSc, PhD
Joe has 15 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 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.
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.