Co-founder and President
An entrepreneur at heart, Drew co-founded Solvest after having had two other businesses prior, allowing him to draw on previous learning and experience when designing Solvest. Drew initially started his 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 the 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 on to 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 as required. To date, Ben has lead the Solvest team in designing and installing over 360 solar photovoltaic systems for businesses and homes in the Yukon, NWT, Nunavut and most recently, Manitoba.
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 project types. Michael’s extensive remote work experience has made him exceptionally adept at managing site and project logistics in remote settings and diverse environments. His background has enabled the successful management of Solvest installation crews in the construction of over 360 PV arrays throughout the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.
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 extensive remote work experience have allowed him to excel as a leader in Solvest’s installation teams, guiding the crews on several challenging projects.
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 4 years, his knowledge in renewable energy and the Northern marketplace allows him to discuss any potential system, configuration and ROI with clients and 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 and financial stability.