The Synergy Team

Jill Doucette

Founder & CEO

Jill Doucette - Synergy Enterprises

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 westcoast, fishing, camping and hiking.

Areas of Expertise: Carbon Accounting | Business & Strategic Planning | Clean Technology | 

Community Development | Tourism

Kayli Anderson

Partner & COO

Kayli Anderson - Synergy Enterprises

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.

Areas of Expertise: Strategy & Operations | Tourism | GHG Inventories

Heidi Grantner

General Manager

Heidi Grantner - Synergy Enterprises

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 is currently completing 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.

Areas of Expertise: GHG Inventories | Air & Marine Ports | Environmental Metrics

Christian Muñoz Mejia

Communications & Project Manager 

Christian Munoz Mejia - Synergy Enterprises

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, and 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. 

Areas of Expertise: Marketing & Communications | GHG Inventories | Data Analysis

Arctica Cunningham

Project Manager

Arctica Cunningham - Synergy Enterprises

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 and sourdough bread for friends and family.

Areas of Expertise: GHG Inventories | Data Analytics | Carbon Reduction Strategies

Kyle Bouwknecht

Project Technician

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Kyle works with Synergy’s diverse client base as a project technician. He is usually found doing research, analyzing data, or supporting other team members in various aspects of client 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 doing anything and everything outdoors, writing, or eating good food.

Areas of Expertise: GHG Inventories | Data Analytics | Clean Energy Technology

Georgia Lavender

Office Manager & B Corp Advisor 

Georgia Lavender - Synergy Enterprises

Georgia joined Synergy when she made the decision to settle on Vancouver Island after years of living in various communities across Eastern and Western Canada. Passionate about the green economy and social equity, Georgia is compelled to find tangible solutions for businesses that strive to make a positive impact.

With experience as a hospitality manager, Georgia brings her strong organizational skills and industry insights to her role. She is integral to the for-profit and non-profit sides of Synergy, and supports many of our programs, initiatives, and events.

Outside of work, Georgia can be found exploring the various mountain bike trails on the island and honing her skills as a certified yoga teacher.

Areas of Expertise: Financial Management | B Corp Certification | Circular Economy 

Jen Fraser 

Manager of Project Development & Communications

Jen Fraser - Synergy Enterprises

As the project development lead, Jen has a knack for turning abstract ideas into tangible initiatives and processes. From designing the Project Zero Incubator program to storyboarding educational video content, she enjoys the challenge of the unfamiliar.

 

Jen is well connected to the local green business community and is always eager to make introductions when she sees an opportunity for others to collaborate or learn from one another.

 

Born and raised in Victoria, Jen has always been captivated with the rugged paradise Vancouver Island has to offer. In her free time, Jen can be found kicking the soccer ball around or exploring the abundant hiking trails in the Greater Victoria region with her border collie.

Areas of Expertise: Green Ventures | Circular Economy | Communications & Design 

Brianna Stewart

Program Manager, FED

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As the FED Program Manager, Brianna brings community-focused urban agriculture projects to life and spearheads the creation of Canada’s first sustainable dining district.

 

With eight years of management experience in different food-based organizations, Brianna joined the Synergy Foundation in 2020. Brianna holds a degree in Agriculture from UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems and has spent years in the sustainable restaurant scene, championing local food and the slow food movement in a variety of roles. She is also a member of several regional and provincial food-security expert roundtables and community groups.

 

Outside of work, Brianna spends time hanging with her dog Ned and finding any excuse to travel the world and eat.

Areas of Expertise: Urban Agriculture | Food Security I Restaurant Operations

Jarret Klim

Project Coordinator

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Jarret works with Synergy’s various non-profit programs, assisting with marketing, communications, and program operations. He is passionate about the green economy and is motivated by creating positive change and helping others do the same.

After acquiring a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria, he split time consulting for the automotive recycling industry and developing sustainability programs for the hospitality industry. In his spare time, Jarret is likely fishing, swimming, or finding a patio to enjoy.

Areas of Expertise: Marketing & Communications | Sustainable Business | Environmental Systems 

Rico

Director of Office Morale & Barketing Executive

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Rico is a chocolate lab who loves office days, belly rubs, treats, and barking at mail carriers. As our resident paper shredder and client greeter, he is always eager to see new faces.

 

Ask to see his famous "Namaste" trick!

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Areas of Expertise: Being Cute | Chewing Toys | Greeting FEDx Deliveries 

Collaborators

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