OUR TEAM

 
 
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Tanner Stewart

Chief Executive Officer

Tanner founded his first company at the age of 21 and built it to $20 million in revenue & 110 employees, in less than six years.

 
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Gary Chapman

Chief aquaculture officer

Gary was the founder of North American Tilapia Inc (1994-present) and has established this genetic line as one of the unique sources of pure line O.nilotica in the world.  He is recognized as a world leader in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS). 

Over the last 35 years he has designed, built and operated RAS for numerous species globally.  Gary earned a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Guelph, Canada in 1980. 

 

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Stephanie Bach

chief scientific officer

Steph received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta, and graduate degree from the University of Guelph.

She has worked in conventional and organic agriculture, indoors and out. Her experience also extends to product development for major international corporations.

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Derek Rolston

Chief Design Officer

Derek received his Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Industrial Design from the University of Alberta.

Has worked as a Design Manager in multiple fields ranging from consumer products to industrial fabricationto sustainable technologies.

 
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Sophia Park

Graphic Designer

Sophia received her Bachelor of Visual Communication Design from the University of Alberta and won a Central Canada RGD student award in 2016. 

Since then she has focused on expanding her skill set by working in a variety of design fields such as branding, illustration and animation. 

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Tim Goltz

Business development

canada/middle east/caribbean

A former academic, Tim
completed PhD coursework
at McGill University and later
utilized his research skills to
develop his own macroanalytic
analysis framework, “The 4Es”
Energy, Economy, Environment
and the Exponential function.

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mike dowse

Business development

APAC-Singapore

Mike’s successful business career in a variety of management roles has showcased his natural creativity, leadership and entrepreneurial abilities. He has a management background that includes construction, retail and
the service industry.

 
 
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Jean F Kafer

horticulture technician

Jean is a passionate Permaculturist, beginner beekeeper and urban farmer who has dedicated himself to Organic and sustainable food production for the past 6 years. Serving the public at various farmers' markets has allowed him to share his enthusiasm for urban ag and see the positive impact this work achieves in each community.