Partner & General Manager
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Heidi works with a wide array of Synergy clients to integrate sustainability into planning, policy and operations. An expert in GHG inventories and Synergy's resident Excel nerd, she loves diving deep into data and solving complex problems with elegant solutions. Heidi has a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Economics from Queen's University and completed her MBA at the Sauder School of Business at UBC. She is an approved verifier for the Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme and has her GHG-IQ from the Canadian Standards Association. Her areas of expertise are GHG inventories, air & marine ports and environmental metrics.
Founder & CEO
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Jill founded Synergy in 2008 after completing her studies in biology. Passionate about how business, industry and communities can mobilize towards a low-carbon future, Jill works on the frontier of a number of sectors including community development, tourism, and clean technology. An active writer and speaker, with three published books, Jill is also the Executive Director of the Synergy Foundation. In her spare time, she can be found exploring the west coast, fishing, camping and hiking. Her areas of expertise are carbon accounting, business & strategic planning, clean technology, community development, and tourism.
Partner & COO
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Kayli is a Partner at Synergy and works with clients to develop and implement climate action and social equity strategies. An expert in carbon reduction planning and Synergy’s project management guru, Kayli loves working with individuals and teams to integrate innovative best practices that are good for the world and for business. Kayli is also the Program Director for Canada’s national sustainable tourism conference: IMPACT, working to inspire the adoption of regenerative practices at an industry level. Her areas of expertise are strategy & operations, tourism and GHG inventories.
Christian Muñoz Mejia
Communications & Project Manager
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Christian is passionate about working with businesses that protect, preserve, and restore our natural environment and local communities. With a background in commerce and international business, Christian wears two hats, working on both technical projects as well as educational content and digital media. Born in Colombia and raised in Indonesia, Christian brings his multicultural perspective, enthusiasm and dedication to every project. When he's not analyzing data or developing new projects, you will often see him teaching Rico new tricks, folding origami, or headbanging to Metallica. His areas of expertise are marketing & communications, GHG inventories, and data analysis.
Arctica is passionate about sustainability and local food security. She loves working at Synergy to complete GHG Inventory assessments for businesses, create carbon reduction strategies and develop sustainability tools. Before working at Synergy, Arctica worked with the Prince George Chamber of Commerce to conduct carbon footprint assessments for local businesses. Arctica grew up in Northern BC, but moved to Victoria after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Political Science from the University of Northern BC. In her spare time, Arctica enjoys biking, gardening, and baking treats for friends and family. Her areas of expertise are GHG inventories, data analytics and carbon reduction strategies.
Kaitie specializes in the development of tourism that maximizes the benefits to communities and nature while minimizing negative environmental and social impacts. She is passionate about helping organizations adopt low-carbon and regenerative approaches. Prior to joining the Synergy team, Kaitie worked with leading destination organizations and industry associations such as the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, Travel Alberta, the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and a Master of Science in Responsible Tourism Management from Leeds Beckett University. Outside of work, Kaitie enjoys hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, social dancing, and learning foreign languages. Her areas of expertise are tourism, sustainability strategies and regenerative business.
Kyle works with Synergy’s diverse client base as Technical Lead. Much of his time is spent modeling emissions reductions, developing excel tools, and supporting other team members on technical work Kyle joined the Synergy team after completing a BSc Environmental Science. He is passionate about energy systems and sustainability and will spend hours talking about clean energy technology. When he isn’t at work, Kyle is usually playing sports, reading, writing, or eating good food. His areas of expertise are GHG inventories, decarbonization strategies and complex emissions modelling.
Megan works on GHG inventories with the Synergy team and is most excited by the many sustainable solutions that she comes across in her work. She spends her time entering data, researching, and always learning more about sustainability for businesses. She is a settler in Lekwungen, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ Territories and grew up in Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territory. She came to Synergy after completing a BSc in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. In her free time, she enjoys playing ultimate, cooking good food and spending time outdoors. Her areas of expertise are GHG inventories and data analytics.
As a project technician, Rob spends most of his time working on GHG inventories and decarbonization strategies for Synergy’s diverse client portfolio. His day-to-day work involves managing data, researching sustainable solutions, and identifying reduction opportunities for businesses. Born in South Africa, Rob and his family moved to Kelowna while he was at a young age. Rob attended the University of Victoria where he completed a BSc in Biology. After several years working in the service industry, he decided to return to school and earn a Diploma in Environmental Technology through Camosun College. Outside of work, Rob is either watching, playing, or talking about soccer. He also enjoys hiking and camping along Vancouver Island’s beautiful coastline with friends and family. His areas of expertise are GHG inventories, data analytics, and carbon reduction strategies.
Erica is passionate about supporting good work. Her role as the Operations Coordinator with Synergy Enterprises and the Synergy Foundation allows her to use skills gained through work in the adventure tourism industry to support team members. Erica was born in Québec and moved to Fernie, BC to attend the Mountain Adventure Skills Training Program. Following graduation, Erica enjoyed a seasonal lifestyle traveling throughout British Columbia connecting with people and the wilderness. She landed in Victoria periodically throughout the years, and began rooting herself in Vancouver Island culture which sparked a passion for urban farming, education, and food security initiatives. When Erica is not coordinating various operations, she spends her time playing outside with her dog, Watson. Together, they love to hike, bike, chew on sticks, surf, and explore Her areas of expertise are urban agriculture, tourism, and printer whispering.
Chloe is a project technician co-op student who is passionate about sustainability, biodiversity, and reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. Chloe was raised in Howe Sound, surrounded by the ocean, forests and mountains, which gave her a deep appreciation for the natural world, and a drive to protect the natural world. In her free time, Chloe enjoys spending time with plants and exploring the outdoors, hiking, climbing, diving and more. Her areas of expertise are biodiversity, ecosystem health and GHG inventories.
Isabel is a generalist whose interests can mostly be pinned at the intersections between community planning, ecology, and regenerative economic development. She is enjoying learning more about business as a driver of social change in her role at Synergy. Her communications work involves developing and designing information resources, and outreach to connect Synergy and their diverse clientele with the community at large. Isabel is a recent graduate from UVic with a BA (Hon) in political science and global development studies. She specialized in political economy, with a minor focus on environmental sustainability and public health. She was born and raised in Victoria as a settler on W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen land. Her time on the island has been interspersed with periods living in Spain, Montreal and Thailand. In her down time, she's often reading historical fiction, adventuring outdoors, or getting muddy at an ecological restoration site somewhere around town. Her areas of expertise are communications, digital media design, and research & analysis.
Director of Office Morale
& Barketing Executive
Rico is a chocolate lab who loves office days (and treats!) As our resident paper shredder and client greeter, he is always eager to see new faces. Ask to see his famous "Namaste" trick. His areas of expertise are: being cute, chewing toys, and greeting FEDx deliveries.