Co-founder and President
An entrepreneur at heart, Drew has two other businesses in his past. Solvest was designed with the previous learning from his first two companies. Drew initially went into a career as a paramedic in Ontario and Alberta, fulfilling his desire to serve those in need. Subsequently, Drew worked in Health and Safety in remote locations for the energy sector. Now he has turned his focus to a larger canvas and is looking at green energy as the next frontier for socially conscious enterprise.
Co-founder and Vice President
Ben’s professional background is situated in several industries including engineering and corporate sales. Prior to founding Solvest, Ben studied engineering at the University of Calgary and went onto work as an engineering assistant at PCL Construction, where he was responsible for managing various teams and projects at different phases of construction. Ben’s role in Solvest includes overseeing project development and technical design, while also assisting in financing and sales when required. To date, Ben has lead the Solvest team in designing and installing over 120 solar photovoltaic systems for businesses and homes in the Yukon, NWT and Nunavut.
Operations and Logistics Manager
With over 10 years of experience managing complex projects in the mineral exploration and resource extraction industries, Michael has developed a broad and engaging set of skills, enabling him to provide high level guidance to a breadth of projects types. Michael’s extensive remote work experience has made him exceptionally adept at managing site and project logistics in remote settings and environments and has led to him successful managing Solvest installation crews in the construction of over 100 PV arrays throughout the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Tyler is a journeyman electrician with over 10 years of commercial and residential electrical experience and three years’ experience in the PV industry. Having worked on over 100 PV installations, Tyler’s wealth of experience has made him an excellent mentor and supervisor for our electrical apprentices ensuring that we provide all our clients with the highest quality electrical installations.
Joel is an experienced carpenter who has worked on a range of construction projects throughout the Yukon with a specialization in solar installations and energy efficient construction. Joel’s attention to detail, understanding of complex building concepts, and previous remote work experience have allowed to excel as a member of Solvest’s installation teams, leading the crews on several challenging projects.
Assistant Operations Manager
Cody’s background in Energy Systems Engineering and Technology has helped him become our front runner for system designs. His knowledge in the industry allows him to speak with expertise and develop systems that are specifically configured to a client’s needs. Not only knowledgeable in solar, Cody has a background in renewable energy, consulting and energy assessments.
Business Development Manager
Danny’s background in Marketing and Information Systems has allowed him to provide Solvest a trained eye in streamlining business processes and product development. Born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, Danny knows the north and it’s people.
Steven has been working in Sales with Solvest for 3 years, his knowledge in renewable energy and the Northern marketplace allows him to discuss any potential system, configuration and ROI with customers to answer any questions or concerns they may have. Steven studied economics at Dalhousie University and understands the benefits of renewable energy production for the environment, financial stability and as a revenue stream.