We are passionate about what we do.

Our People

Angela Nagy

President & CEO

Angela is a sustainability expert with more than 20 years of experience 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 was elected to Kelowna City Council and appointed as a Regional District Director in 2008, the same year she co-founded GreenStep. 

She is certified in Organizational GHG Accounting and as a Sustainability Practitioner through The Natural Step. 

Andrew Weibe

Chief Technology Officer

Andrew leads the development side of GreenStep’s sister company, EcoBase Solutions, which includes our carbon software and lifecycle analysis tools. With more than 15 years working on climate analysis and emissions inventories, he also has extensive experience in developing high-performance computing infrastructures, using emergent internet technologies, big data, and numerical modelling. 

Andrew earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography and Biology from the University of Canterbury. Andrew is a current member of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanic Society and the former chairperson of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanic Society – Queensland.

Jodi Cochrane

Chief Financial Officer

Jodi takes care of the numbers at GreenStep. She has more than 20 years professional experience in such roles as Controller and Senior Financial Analyst.

Jodi earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mount Royal College and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Jenn Burling

Director of Sustainable Tourism

Jennifer brings more than 20 years of experience in sales & business development, project and program management, and leadership in the travel & tourism industry to manage GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism division and team. Jenn is a values-based leader with a distinct passion for delivering exceptional client experiences, working to support tourism clients in accessing and implementing our products and services as they embark on their sustainability journey.

Stemming from her love of travel and a passion for learning, Jenn has become a subject matter expert in the field of tourism. Jenn studied Tourism & Marketing Management at BCIT, and holds a Certificate in Project Management from UBC.

Afzal Minhas

Director of Sustainability & Climate Action

Afzal brings more than 17 years of diversified leadership experience in strategic planning, environment, sustainability, energy management, quality, occupational health & safety and continuous improvement. Afzal has lived and worked in Pakistan, United Kingdom, and the State of Qatar before moving to Canada.  

Afzal holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Pakistan, a Masters in Environmental Pollution Control from Birmingham City University, and is currently pursuing his MBA from Boston University. He is a Certified Energy Manager , LEED Accredited Professional, Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, Canadian Registered Safety Professional, Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, and a Certified Safety Professional. Afzal is passionate about innovation, strategy, sustainability and excellence.

Erich Schwartz

Sustainability & Climate Solutions Sales Manager

Erich brings more than 20 years of experience in the sustainability industry with a focus on Strategy Consulting, GHG Management, Zero Waste, and the Circular Economy. Erich is client-focused with a passion for delivering exceptional results that improve the social and environmental footprints of small to medium-sized businesses.

Stemming from his love of the natural world, people, and a passion for learning, Erich has become a subject matter expert in the field of sustainability. Erich graduated as a science teacher, where he first started teaching about climate change. He went on to get a Masters Degree that led to a career in Management Consulting that focuses on strategies that reduce GHG emissions, waste, and pollution.

Dylan Tomlin

Senior energy advisor

While Dylan spends most of his time working as the FortisBC Energy Analyst for our partner, the BC Hotel Association, he also delivers our EcoFund program and other contracts to drive energy and cost savings for businesses.

Dylan is an energy conservation professional and a Certified Energy Manager with 16 years of experience. He has designed and delivered incentive programs for demand side management and emissions reduction programs, and is a trusted advisor in identifying and prioritizing capital projects that reduce energy consumption and maximize incentives.

Susie Wu

Greenhouse Gas and Life Cycle Analysis Specialist

Susie has a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from China, M.S. in Energy Studies and Environment from the University of Melbourne, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University (MSU).

After her Doctorate, Susie worked as a Research Associate at the MSU and worked on several projects and led the life cycle analysis (LCA) section of a project that secured funding from NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems. Susie’s past work experience includes working as Sustainability Product Manager at British Standards Institution where she developed and delivered solutions for clients on product eco-design and LCA, greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting, reporting and verification.

Hayan Shaliq

Business Energy Advisor

As a Business Energy Advisor, Hayan supports GreenStep by conducting on-site visits to a wide-variety of businesses on Vancouver Island, helping them find opportunities to conserve energy, reduce inefficiencies, and save money through available rebates and programs.

Hayan earned his mechanical engineering technology diploma from Camosun College, and has experience working as a mechanical systems operator for Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and as a graphic designer for HVAC building systems and floorplans.

Leila Abasnezhad

Business Energy Advisor

Leila joins the GreenStep team as a business energy advisor. She will work with small and mid-sized businesses to assess opportunities for energy efficiency, and to reduce GHG and their carbon footprint.

Leila holds a BSc in Textile Engineering, an MSc in Executive MBA from Iran, and recently an MSc in Energy Management from the New York Institute of Technology (Vancouver). 

She brings over ten years of project management and engineering experiences, as well as energy related knowledge, and is motivated to create a sustainable and energy efficient environment.

Melanie Mewhort

Eco Programs Coordinator

As an Eco Programs Coordinator, Melanie supports GreenStep’s utility, business, government, and non-profit clients to implement energy, water, and waste conservation measures that save money, reduce inefficiency, and cut carbon.

Melanie earned her Bachelor of Environmental Sciences from the University of British Columbia and her Master of Resource Management from Simon Fraser University. She has worked in various positions in solid waste management and water conservation/quality for UBC, SFU, three municipalities and Recycle BC. Her specialization is recycling and compost diversion and contamination.

Shaylyn Robertson

Sustainable Tourism Specialist

Shaylyn supports research and marketing related to our Sustainable Tourism division, helping to grow our impacts as we expand our sustainable tourism assessment and certification programs for tourism destinations and businesses in Canada and globally.  

Shaylyn has experience in project coordination, tourism marketing and economic development in roles with various organizations, local government, and post-secondary institutions. She has lived and worked in several countries, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia.

Adam Kunis

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM SPECIALIST

Adam brings experience working as a project analyst and research coordinator with various organizations across both the outdoor recreation and tourism industry. 

Adam has a Masters Degree in Sustainability from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Environmental Economics from the University of Georgia.

Kate Manzer

Sustainable Tourism Specialist

Kate supports best practice development related to our Sustainable Tourism division, helping to expand specialized and industry-specific guidance provided to tourism businesses in our certification program. 

Kate has experience in tourism certification program coordination, integration of sustainability into business operations as well as research and data analysis in roles with various organizations, educational institutions and small businesses. She has traveled to several countries, lived and worked across the United States, and earned her Master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Colorado. 

Jen Walraven

Executive Assistant

Jen combines a diverse business ownership and health care background with her innate and well nurtured love of nature to provide executive support to the GreenStep community. With 20 years of professional experience as a practicing chiropractor specializing in pregnancy and pediatrics, Jen decided to continue learning more about sustainability to help future generations in another important way. Her strengths include planning, organizational development, project management and environmental stewardship, and she strives to set a good example wherever she goes.

Ryan Cope

Project Coordinator

Ryan supports the coordination and delivery of our consulting contracts, with a particular focus on carbon footprint assessments, life cycle analysis, and waste reduction. She brings a passion for the environment, knowledge of communicating environmental and scientific subject matter to a layman’s audience, and experience in fields of waste diversion and other biological sciences.

Ryan completed her Bachelor of Science in Marine Science at the University of Maine. Ryan’s passion is to educate the masses about the importance of reducing their use of plastics and plastic pollution.

Emily Clark

Sustainability Marketing & Communications Coordinator

As the Sustainability Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Emily works to develop marketing ideas and strategies to increase and promote awareness of GreenStep’s programs and services. Joining GreenStep from the East Coast of Canada, Emily brings 6+ years of graphic design and marketing experience to our team.

After travelling in Australia during the 2020 wildfire season Emily became inspired to move her career into the environmental space. She is excited to combine her design and marketing skills with her passion for sustainability to work towards making positive changes for our planet.

Kristy Dyer

Program Development Specialist

Kristy is the Program Development Specialist at GreenStep Solutions. Kristy has a Ph.D. in physics from North Carolina State University. She carried out research in astronomy for ten years at NASA, the Very Large Array and the Naval Research Laboratory. Kristy believes that climate change is the defining challenge of our generation. In 2010 she transitioned to solar energy, working for a commercial scale solar installer, and then went on to consult for cleantech firms in Silicon Valley. Kristy has extensive experience in research, analysis and project management. She has recently completed WRI Greenhouse Gas Protocol classes for Scope 1-3.

Wendy Wright

Customer Engagement Specialist

Wendy has over 18 years of community fundraising, business development and event management experience via working for local branches of national charities, including the Okanagan Science Centre, Heart & Stroke Foundation, YMCA of Okanagan and CMHA Kelowna. She developed a deeper passion for environmental sustainability and local, organic agriculture as co-founder of the Okanagan Greens Society and director of the annual Organic Okanagan Festival from 2006 to 2018.

As a mother and mother nature lover she is keen to empower as many people as possible to embrace the GreenStep mission and leave better footprints for future generations!

Interns

Could This Be You?

Your Dream Job

Passionate about sustainability and changing the world? Send us your resume and a cover letter about why you want to work for GreenStep, and we might just have an internship opportunity for you. 

Associates & Advisors

Dr. Joe Kelly

Associate

Joe Kelly is an author, educator, consultant, and innovator focused on sustainability and social change. He teaches university courses and corporate workshops on thinking and acting like a change-maker and has written for media and academic journals, as well as regularly speaking to audiences all over the globe. Joe’s professional career encompasses twenty years of experience providing consulting and advisory services to businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations. He has a PhD in Resource and Environmental Management and is the founder of Project Change Foundation, which provides financial and mentorship support to early-stage Canadian charities. Joe is the author of the book The Gandhiana Jones Project: An 8-Week Course in Becoming the Change You Want to See in the World.

Fraser Campbell

Advisor

Fraser Campbell 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.

Let’s change the world. 

The future belongs to those who understand that doing more with less is compassionate, prosperous and enduring, and thus more intelligent, even competitive. – Paul Hawken