Since 2014, I have been a key part of a team developing renewable energy projects in Atlantic Canada and around the world.
I am one of a very small group of professionals with real-world experience developing marine renewable energy projects.
· Business Development
o Extensive research and proposal writing for energy projects in Canada’s North, the Caribbean, Western Africa, Western Canada and the Northeastern United States
o Familiarity with proposal request frameworks for major international financial institutions
o Responsible for developing proposals for local, national, and international markets
o Secured external public and private investment for energy projects, including from private equity markets and public industrial funding agencies
· Project Development
o Contributed to a project portfolio including tidal energy, wind energy, hydroelectric power, solar energy, waste-to-energy, and natural gas development
o Intimate knowledge and experience with electrical permitting and environmental consenting processes in Nova Scotia
o Contributed industry perspectives to the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board
· Community Engagement
o Acted as a key contact for project and community inquiries for multi-year project
o Organized and led meetings with municipal leaders and community liaison committees, drawing on variety of community engagement disciplines
o Responsible for developing informational materials on ongoing projects
o Worked closely with environmental advocacy groups, First Nations, recreational vehicle groups, and industry associations