Board and Advisors

Lynn V. Prindle BS, DVM
Lynn V. Prindle BS, DVM

Director. ynn spent her childhood and early adult years in rural Michigan.  She attended Michigan State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences in 1979 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1983.  She began veterinary practice in Michigan and continued it in British Columbia after marrying Graham Lewis in 1984.  Following the birth of…

Graham T. Lewis DVM, DACVO
Graham T. Lewis DVM, DACVO

Director. Graham was born in New Brunswick and raised on a family dairy farm. Following high school graduation, he attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College then was admitted to the Ontario Veterinary College where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1968. He practiced general veterinary medicine in Alberta and Maple Ridge, British Columbia. In 1979 he entered specialty…

Eric D. Rush
Eric D. Rush

Director. Eric was raised in Maple Ridge, BC. Eric completed his Chief Officer examinations while working on various ships internationally and later domestically. In 2014 Eric altered his career course closer to home where he now works on vessels within B.C. waters. Eric feels compelled to honour the ideals and vision of his best friend in committing to the Tyler…

Laura Stark
Laura Stark

Director. Laura grew up in Saskatchewan, and after several years in Alberta and Minnesota she moved to B.C. with her husband, Michael, in 1985. Her career experience spans over 30 years, in telecommunications senior management, and customer service. Now semi-retired, she enjoys part-time employment at a local gift gallery, and pursues her two passions – spending time with family, and…

Sean McBeath
Sean McBeath

Member At Large. Sean was born and raised in Maple Ridge BC, where he got to know Tyler through his brother Carl. Sean graduated with a Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia with the support, mentorship and friendship of Tyler. More recently, Sean has received his Masters of Applied Science…

Carl McBeath
Carl McBeath

Chair, Ride for Clean Energy. Born in Maple Ridge, Carl attended Maple Ridge Secondary School where he became friends with Tyler. After graduating, Carl attended the University of British Columbia where he graduated with a degree in the Bachelors of Science in the pre-veterinary/agroecology program. Carl has since completed a pre- medicine program from UBC in 2013. In 2011 Carl,…

Dawn-Marie Barreira
Dawn-Marie Barreira

Director. Dawn-Marie Barreira currently works as an energy consultant at CLEAResult and is a graduate student in the Clean Energy Engineering program at the University of British Columbia. Through her work and studies, she is strongly committed to reducing energy consumption by promoting energy efficient technologies and optimizing energy use. Dawn-Marie met Tyler while undertaking her undergrad degree in Chemical…

Emily Pledge
Emily Pledge

Member At Large. Emily and Tyler became friends during high school in Maple Ridge. They bonded over music, athletics, nature, humour and often spent time together at Harrison Lake, star gazing and swimming. Following graduation Emily moved to Vancouver where she earned a Diploma in Professional Photo Imaging. She is a Professional Photographer and published artist who has been working…

Dr. John Grace
Dr. John Grace

Grant Advisor. John Grace completed undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. From 1968-79 he was faculty member at McGill University, and then moved to the University of British Columbia where he served as Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering (1979-87), Dean of Graduate Studies (1990-96) and Acting Director…

Dr. Naoko Ellis, Ph.D., PEng
Dr. Naoko Ellis, Ph.D., PEng

Grant Advisor. Naoko Ellis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She holds a Ph.D. (2003) in Chemical Engineering from UBC; M.E.Sc. (1993) in Chemical Engineering from the Western University; and a B.Sc. in Chemistry (Honours) in 1991 from the University of Waterloo. She is a member of…

Dr. Patrick O’Brien
Dr. Patrick O’Brien

Financial Advisor. Dr. Patrick O’Brien is Chartered Investment Manager and financial planner with RBC Dominion Securities providing a full financial advocacy for his clients. He helps them reduce taxes, effectively manage investments/insurance and plan for retirement or independent incomes, estate and business sales or succession. He holds designations for options, financial planning (FMA), and insurance. He was awarded the 2011…

Dr. Michael Groves
Dr. Michael Groves

Grant Advisor. Michael Groves is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark.  He holds a PhD (2012) in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada, an MSc in Physics (2007) from Queen’s University, and a BSc in Physics (2004) from the University of British Columbia. His current research interests…