Management Team


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Mike Brigham, President

Mike Brigham has been working on SolarShare's development since 2007. With 30 years of experience in solar PV technology and having active roles in the Green Energy Act Alliance and Community Power Capital, Mike leverages his considerable project and technical experience combined with his industry involvement to best represent the interests of SolarShare and its members. 

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Rob Grand, General Manager


Rob is an experienced entrepreneur and business manager with related expertise creating, developing, and consulting with successful businesses, social enterprises, and non-profits in the Environmental and Health & Wellness sectors. Rob has served as a Director and Advisor to more than a dozen organizations including the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Green Enterprise Toronto, The Coalition for a Green Economy, and the LFP Foundation. Rob coaches hockey, teaches skiing, paddles whitewater, hikes trails, climbs rocks, and can often be found with camping gear strapped to his touring bike.


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Chris Caners, P. Eng., General Manager (Parental Leave)

Chris is a professional engineer with more than a decade of experience in greenhouse gas emissions verification and management, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability. Prior to joining SolarShare in May 2016, Chris was a Senior Manager with ICF International. He has also worked with M-KOPA Solar (Kenya) and was the Manager of the University of Toronto Sustainability Office. In addition, Chris is a past director of the Clean Air Partnership, and a former member of the Residual Waste Working Group of the City of Toronto and the Grants and Special Projects Committee of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund.




Jennifer Bryan, Community Investment & Marketing Manager (Maternity Leave as of February 2, 2018)

Jennifer manages Solar Bond sales, communications and member recruitment. She loves doing work for causes that matter and has over 14 years of not-for-profit sales, marketing, event management, and communications experience under her belt. In just over 2.5 years at SolarShare, Jennifer has tripled Solar Bond sales and strengthened membership, especially in the under-35 demographic. Jennifer draws on her musical background to infuse creativity in her work, and has a keen interest in socially responsible organizations that make a positive impact on people’s lives.  


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Joel Longland,
Community Investment & Marketing Manager

Joel manages SolarShare's sales, communications and member recruitment. Over the past 8 years, he has worked in the corporate sustainability sector by fundraising for not-for-profit organizations and leading sustainability programs for national companies. Driven by the belief that business can and should be a force for good, Joel has helped many people and businesses sponsor and invest in environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable opportunities. 

Joel holds a BBA in Marketing, an MBA in Sustainable Business, and serves on the Board of Directors for the charity Charlie's FreeWheels.

 





 

Meghan McLennan, Project Coordinator

Megan is the Project Coordinator and works to support the development of SolarShare's projects. She has been active in the community power sector since 2007. After working for the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association as their policy and communications intern, Meghan joined the Community Power Fund where she helped to develop, implement and manage two grant programs which supported the development of community-based renewable energy projects in Ontario. Meghan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Waterloo and a Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Ryerson University.

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Jonathan Silver, Outreach Coordinator

Jonathan is a speaker, educator, researcher, writer, urban interventionist and down-to-earth philosopher (MA, University of Toronto). At SolarShare, he educates communities on how they can invest in Solar Bonds to secure a clean-energy future. Learn more about Jonathan here.


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Bob Ross, Operations & Maintenance Coordinator

Bob has managed over 300 solar projects throughout North America utilizing his skills in design, evaluations, engineering, installation, commissioning and monitoring. He enjoys sharing his knowledge through teaching in the Renewable Energy Techniques program at Conestoga College.  Prior to joining SolarShare, Bob was a Project Manager at Efston Science (eSolar) and Operations Manager at Solar Ontario. He managed his own building contracting company for 25 years.