Jill founded Synergy in 2008 after completing her studies in biology. Passionate about how business and industry can mobilize towards a low-carbon future, Jill works on the frontier of a number of sectors including travel, tourism, manufacturing 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 in coffee shops supporting innovative green start-ups, exploring the West Coast with her chocolate lab, bird-watching, and travelling.
Founder & CEO
Areas of Expertise: Business & Strategic Planning | Airports & Airlines | Clean Technology
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.
Partner & COO
Areas of Expertise: Strategy & Operations | Tourism | GHG Inventories
Heidi has been with Synergy for over five years, working with 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 the 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
Hayden joined the team in 2019. With a background in marine conservation and carbon accounting, Hayden is responsible for analyzing data and creating action plans for Synergy clients in a variety of sectors. A climate action enthusiast since childhood, he is thrilled to play a role in local and global sustainability communities for many years to come.
Hayden has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria and a background in environmental conservation, including sub-surface surveying and oil spill mitigation planning.
Areas of Expertise: Carbon Reduction Planning | Data Management
With a diverse cultural background and distinctive sense of humor, Christian brings his enthusiasm and dedication to every project. With a background in international business, Christian wears two hats, working on both technical projects and educational content and digital media.
When he's not analyzing data or developing new projects you will often see him teaching Rico new tricks, folding origami, or reading the english dictionary.
Technician & Industry Education Program Lead
Areas of Expertise: Data Analysis | Marketing & Communications
Georgia is passionate about building a green economy. She is central to our operations and supports our many programs, initiatives and events. With experience as a hospitality manager, she has joined Synergy with a positive outlook and great organizational skills. Georgia is also a certified yoga teacher.
Areas of Expertise: Financial Management | Event Planning | Communications
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Liz has infectious energy and a passion for environmental and social change. With a background in international law and human rights, she brings a unique perspective to our team. Liz works with the Synergy Sustainability Institute as Manager of the Vancouver Island Green Business Program and Director of Partnerships for Project Zero.
Program Manager, VIGBC & Director of Partnerships, Project Zero
Areas of Expertise: Green Business | Circular Economy | Community Relations
Jen has a background in business management and sustainability. Born and raised in Victoria, she is the lead on Synergy Sustainability Institute programs such as the Project Zero Incubator, our annual events such as the Ecostar Awards, and more. Her strategic planning, communication, design and organizational skills allows her to turn great ideas into reality.
Manager of Project Development & Communications
Areas of Expertise: Green Ventures | Circular Economy | Communications & Design
Devon is a sustainability planner with over 9 years experience working with
governments, utilities, First Nations and leading organizations across Canada.
He brings expertise at the nexus of design, policy, and sustainability, with
experience working on complex and innovative projects at a variety of scales. He
brings an open, collaborative and pragmatic approach to his projects.
Associate, Sustainable Development
Areas of Expertise: Sustainable Development | Green Buildings I Urban Planning
As the Food Eco District’s Program Manager, Holly is spearheading the creation of Canada’s first sustainable dining district. She is excited about finding new and innovative ways to get more people thinking about urban agriculture. She has traveled to more than 30 countries where she developed a passion for experiential education and ways we can further grassroots movements through meaningful relationships and creative solutions.
Holly has a degree in Ecotourism & Outdoor Leadership and is putting her love for sustainable tourism to use as the Program Manager for IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism conference, a collaborative national dialogue on innovation and the contribution of tourism to Canada’s sustainable future.
Program Manager, FED
Areas of Expertise: Urban Agriculture | Sustainable Travel I Restaurant Operations