The Team

David Kelly, P.Eng

David Kelly, P.Eng Founder & CEO/Employee Owner/Lives with Solar

With a burning passion and interest in solar power, David Kelly marked his entry into the solar industry in 2001 when he installed a 600 watt solar photovoltaic (PV) system on his own home. The solar PV system on his roof was the third grid tied solar PV system in Alberta.

With a burning passion and interest in solar power, David Kelly marked his entry into the solar industry in 2001 when he installed a 600 watt solar photovoltaic (PV) system on his own home. The solar PV system on his roof was the third grid tied solar PV system in Alberta.

David then progressed to designing and installing many solar thermal and photovoltaic systems all over Canada.  He saw a future in solar PV systems and was convinced it would be a growth industry that would not only be environmentally beneficial but also cost competitive with grid power. He turned that solar dream into a reality when he formed SkyFire Energy Inc with Tim Schulhauser and David Vonesch. David Kelly has been a leader in the solar industry for more than a decade. He has served four terms on the board of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) and is currently the past Chair of CanSIA. He also sat on the board of Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA)for three years. David regularly speaks at solar events across Canada. He received his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo in 1989.

Tim Schulhauser, P.Eng, MBA

Tim Schulhauser, P.Eng, MBA VP of Finance/Employee Owner

Tim was born in Regina and raised in Saskatoon where his family still has roots today.  Over the past decade, Tim Schulhauser has designed, installed and commissioned hundreds of solar PV systems across Canada.

Tim was born in Regina and raised in Saskatoon where his family still has roots today.  Over the past decade, Tim Schulhauser has designed, installed and commissioned hundreds of solar PV systems across Canada.

Tim led the construction of the groundbreaking 1.05 MW SunMine solar farm in Kimberley, BC, Western Canada’s first utility-scale solar farm. Tim sat on the board (2001-2018) of Light Up The World (LUTW), a Canadian non-profit organization focused on implementing projects that provide sustainable energy solutions and lighting to remote communities in the developing world. Back in 2013, Tim travelled to Peru with LUTW to train seven local technicians and worked with them to install a solar PV system for an educational centre in the Peruvian Amazon community of Nueva York. Tim received his Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Saskatchewan in 2000 and became a Certified Photovoltaic Technician (Seneca College/CanSIA) in 2007. Tim also completed an MBA at the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business in 2012.

David Vonesch, P.Eng

David Vonesch, P.Eng President/Employee Owner/Lives with Solar

David Vonesch has worked on hundreds of solar projects across Canada. David recently led the design and construction of a 2 MW solar farm East of Calgary which is Alberta’s first utility scale solar PV system and the largest system in Western Canada.

David Vonesch has worked on hundreds of solar projects across Canada. David recently led the design and construction of a 2 MW solar farm East of Calgary which is Alberta’s first utility scale solar PV system and the largest system in Western Canada.

David serves as the board chair of SPARK, Alberta’s first member-owned retail power co-operative focused on renewable energy development. David is a Professional Engineer (University of Alberta) and a CanSIA/Seneca College Certified Photovoltaic Technician. As a volunteer with the non-profit Light up the World, David spent three weeks training local technicians and assisting in the installation of six solar electric systems in remote areas of the Peruvian Amazon.

Landon Aldridge

Landon Aldridge VP of Operations/Employee Owner/Lives with Solar

Landon was born and raised in British Columbia. Growing up in a family with Construction and Real Estate focused parents led Landon to BCIT's Building Technology program and an early career in Construction Management.

Landon was born and raised in British Columbia. Growing up in a family with Construction and Real Estate focused parents led Landon to BCIT's Building Technology program and an early career in Construction Management.

Spending time living and working in California gave Landon much exposure to a rapidly expanding green building and solar industry. In 2005, Landon co-founded Terratek Energy on Vancouver Island. Landon and his business partner grew Terratek Energy to be one of the largest and most experienced solar contractors in British Columbia. Over the last 13 years, Landon has designed, installed and commissioned hundreds of solar PV systems in British Columbia and is happy to now be a Partner and Director of Operations for  SkyFire in BC. Landon feels fortunate to be able to live, work and play in the beautiful Okanagan Valley.

Greg Sauer

Greg Sauer VP of Sales/Employee Owner

Greg has a long-standing passion for renewable energy dating back to 2001, following a career working in oil & gas exploration.

Greg has a long-standing passion for renewable energy dating back to 2001, following a career working in oil & gas exploration.

In 2007, Greg earned his Masters of Environmental Design (Planning) degree from the University of Calgary where he completed a thesis (“Energy As If People Mattered”). Greg went on to work in socio-economic and environmental consulting in Calgary prior to entering local government as a Planner. Having worked with and for local governments including cities, counties and regional districts in both Alberta and British Columbia, Greg has an in-depth understanding of their policies and regulatory processes. As of 2016, Greg brings this planning background to SkyFire. Greg is also currently pursuing the Solar Business & Technical Sales Certificate through Colorado-based Solar Energy International. Greg is a past volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, including a build in Vietnam with Habitat’s “Global Village” initiative.

Krista Wetthuhn

Krista Wetthuhn VP of Finance on Leave/Employee Owner

Krista Crawford joined SkyFire Energy in accounting in May of 2014.

Krista Crawford joined SkyFire Energy in accounting in May of 2014.

Krista has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alberta (2010) and has also obtained her CPA designation. Krista is thrilled to be contributing to an industry that provides clean, sustainable energy and is excited about the great potential solar energy brings to Western Canada.

Nicole Boisvert

Nicole Boisvert Marketing and Culture Manager

Parker Christensen

Parker Christensen Project Mgr/Empl. Owner/Lives with Solar

Bryce Hayes

Bryce Hayes Solar Specialist/Employee Owner

Mark Oness

Mark Oness Solar Specialist

Andrew Vonesch

Andrew Vonesch Journeyman Electrician/Employee Owner

Will Ingenthron

Will Ingenthron Solar Specialist

Forrest Tymchuk

Forrest Tymchuk Journeyman Electrician/Employee Owner

Oksana Treacy

Oksana Treacy Project Manager

Daniel Yen

Daniel Yen Solar Specialist

Vilasini P Pillay

Vilasini P Pillay Brand & Community Engagement Mgr

Tung Nguyen

Tung Nguyen Drafting/Design

Trevor DeHaan

Trevor DeHaan General Manager/Lives with Solar

Curtis Buxton

Curtis Buxton Project Manager/Employee Owner

Katie Prall

Katie Prall Admin Assistant/Lives with Solar

Davis Henschel

Davis Henschel Apprentice Electrician

Debbie Scott

Debbie Scott Accounting

John Molyneaux

John Molyneaux Journeyman Electrician

Logan Dahl

Logan Dahl Apprentice Electrician

Brent Clowater

Brent Clowater Apprentice Electrician

Benn Kilburn

Benn Kilburn Partner/Employee Owner/Lives with Solar

Luka Zugic

Luka Zugic Solar Specialist/Drafting

Tyler Chase

Tyler Chase Apprentice Electrician

Ryan Toporowsky

Ryan Toporowsky Journeyman Electrician

Billy Ebbels

Billy Ebbels Apprentice Electrician

Brandon Leahy

Brandon Leahy Journeyman Electrician

Travis Michielsen

Travis Michielsen Master Electrician & Site Supervisor

Kevin Ross

Kevin Ross Apprentice Electrician

Ben Medina

Ben Medina Solar Specialist

Rob Beckett

Rob Beckett Project Manager/Lives with Solar

Certifications & Associations

APEGA CanSIA Amicus Solar Cooperative B Corp Certified Tesla Certified Powerwall Installer

Contact Us

Locations

CALGARY AB

4038A - 7th Street SE, Calgary AB T2G 2Y8
Phone (403) 251-0668

EDMONTON AB

14515 121A Ave NW, Edmonton AB T5L 2T2
Phone (780) 474-8992

PENTICTON BC

102 - 485 Warren Ave East, Penticton BC V2A 3M3
Phone (778) 476-8149

REGINA SK

1021 Park Street, Regina SK S4N 5H4
Phone (306) 952-6235

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