The Green Venture Team

Giuliana has a PhD in collaborative forest management from the University of Toronto, a Masters degree in Forest Conservation and brings over 15 years of experience in environmental outreach, research, and nonprofit management.

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Heather combines a lifetime of experience in management, education, and multiple industries with a passion for environmental protection and conservation. As the Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Heather helps members of the community improve the energy efficiency in their homes.

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Helena grew up in Hamilton before studying aquatic biology and coastal management in Guelph and Halifax. Helena gained experience working on environmental restoration and marine park management projects in the Caribbean before joining Green Venture.

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Sheila graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Psychology and Social Behaviour and moved to Hamilton several years ago where she has been exploring Hamilton green spaces and gardens and volunteering with various environmental organizations.

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Heather has a PhD in Cell & Systems Biology, and Collaborative Program in Environmental Studies and she is an Ontario Certified Teacher and a passionate environmentalist.

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Miranda is passionate about climate change adaptation with a Masters in Climate Change and undergraduate in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Waterloo.

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With over 10 years of diverse horticultural experience and a Master of Landscape Architecture from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Jessica is thrilled to be supporting Green Venture in their gardening programs and green infrastructure.

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Liesel comes to Green Venture with a bachelor’s degree in Drama in Education and the Community. She has a strong passion for community education and empowering youth to make change. Liesel looks forward to connecting with the community.

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Moises comes to Green Venture with a Bachelors in International Development and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Management. With his background in canvassing and business development, he looks forward to connecting with diverse communities, educating on sustainability initiatives, and growing Green Venture’s energy programs.

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Annabella has recently graduated from the Master of Forest Conservation program at the University of Toronto. As a city girl, Annabella is passionate about bringing nature back into the city and connecting with it. She loves to go for long hikes and to discover new places. Annabella is excited to join the Green Venture team as the Urban Forest Project Coordinator and connecting with the local community.

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Brandon is a second-year Humber College student enrolled in the Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Program. His knowledge and passion for sustainable living has led him to Green Venture as an Energy Program Assistant.

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Ryan has just completed a Concurrent Education degree at Brock University.

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Lucas is currently an Environmental Engineering student at the University of Waterloo. He has been involved in many environmental activist groups and environmental justice organizations starting from around age 14.

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Fiona is a third-year McMaster University student in the BA Environment & Society program. She is very excited to be supporting Green Venture’s environmental education programming this year.

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Dea is a recent graduate of the Bachelor’s of Social Work program at McMaster University, and holds a previous degree in Sociology. They are invested in community-building and developing opportunities for accessible engagement in the environment. Dea is eager to expand their knowledge on sustainable ecosystems this summer!

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Image description: Akira sitting in polytunnel for winter crop production, eating veggie pizza and pushing away a chicken which somehow arrived on campus and needed supervision before being relocated to a professor’s hobby farm.

Akira recently graduated from Niagara College’s Horticulture Technician Program. He is passionate about social/climate justice, food security and permaculture, community building and mutual aid, and empowering youth through activism. In his downtime, Akira enjoys volunteering, drying foraged herbs, and hiking.

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Mackenzie comes to Green Venture with a background in biology, environmental conservation, and media production. He is passionate about teaching the community how to protect and preserve the earth we all rely on in a variety of ways.

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Maintenance & Advisory

 

Glenn Stewart: Maintenance

Glenn has been a resident of Stoney Creek for 38 years. He worked as a Certified Ontario Millwright in various industries and was a Wastewater Plant Operator, Class 4 Certification. His hobbies include kayaking, outdoor trails, volunteering at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 622 House Chair and being a treasurer at New Horizons Seniors Club, Battlefield Branch.

 

Amir: Registered Energy Advisor in Training

Amir is a seasoned and well-qualified dynamic project management specialist who specializes in designing, leading and executing projects with a specialization in energy, engineering, and construction. In regards to energy he holds certification as Professional Energy Manager (PEM), Prince2 Practitioner and a Certified Home and Commercial Inspector. He has recently joined Green Venture and has been certified as an NRCan Registered Energy Advisor. He excels at building long-term relationships with clients, loves to travel and spend time with family.

Brent: Senior Registered Energy Advisor

Bio coming soon!

 

Tony:  Registered Energy Advisor in Training

A detail-oriented Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with an extensive understanding of HVAC control techniques & energy savings opportunities. Tony is capable of conducting field investigations, calculating savings, and educating customers on strategies for improving energy usage and for improving comfort.

 

Kim: Registered Energy Advisor

No stranger to Building Science, Kim graduated as an Architectural Technologist from Toronto Metropolitan University. With over 30 years of residential building product sales specializing in windows & doors, HVAC, insulation and exterior finishes, she was originally  licensed as an NRCan auditor in 2008. She has returned to continue educating homeowners on how to make their homes more energy efficient and more comfortable! Professional and approachable, she aims to make every audit experience enjoyable and easy to understand.

 

Jordan: Registered Energy Advisor

Jordan has devoted his entire career to support environmental initiatives. His latest evolution is as a Registered Energy Advisor. His passion is to help others live the most sustainable life they can. As an Energy Advisor, Jordan will be helping homeowners make informed decisions about retrofitting their homes with an eye on energy efficiency. Jordan also is a bicycle mechanic and a trained Yoga instructor. 

Dean: Senior Registered Energy Advisor

Dean has a background in building science and an engineering degree from McMaster University, and he has been actively involved in promoting energy efficiency in buildings for the past 12 years. He enjoys being a Registered Energy Advisor because he can help homeowners determine the best path forward to improve their home’s energy efficiency and comfort at the same time.  His passion for connecting with people and connecting with the natural environment has been a major driving force throughout his career. Outside of work, he enjoys travel, camping and photographing nature.

Michael Albanese: Rain Coach

Michael is a landscape consultant, designer, contractor, author, and public speaker operating under Avesi Stormwater & Landscape Solutions. As a certified Fusion Landscape Professional his work focuses on helping people discover how to use rain as a resource by applying an ecological approach to their landscapes. A native Hamiltonian, Michael strives to be a positive influence on both the community and the environment.