The Team

Eric Smiley, P.Eng

Mr. Smiley is the principal of Reid Wylde Engineering Ltd. on Vancouver Island, a renewable energy engineering company, and a member of Viridian Energy Co-operative. His past experience includes coordinating the Green Building and Renewable Energy Technology Diploma Program at Vancouver Island University. He is registered as an Engineer in the Province of BC and has […]

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Wesley Hyde

Mr. Hyde is Viridian Energy’s lead installer and one our system designers. As a graduate of the VIU Green Building and Renewable Energy Technician program, Mr. Hyde has been focused on designing and installing renewable energy systems for the past 5 years. He brings with him careful attention to detail and a strong understanding of […]

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Don Skerik

Mr. Skerik, an electrician by trade, comes to Viridian Energy Co-op with decades of electrical experience throughout the province with experience working in schools, hospitals, shopping centres, skating arenas, distilleries, sawmill and other industrial plants. He has also owned and operated Don Skerik Electric for for over 20 years, in which he has served Cowichan […]

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Kuan Jian Foo

Kuan Jian Foo  Kuan is an energy manager through the Association of Energy Engineers, a certified technician registered with the ASTTBC and a member of ASHRAE. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UBC and a Certified Technician in renewable energy from Vancouver Island University where he received the Governor General’s Bronze academic award. He has […]

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Steve Unger, P.Eng

Steve Unger is a Profession Engineer with 20 years experience in many diverse fields including: bio-medical, automation, telecommunications, software and quality, and now designs and installs solar and alternative energy solutions. Steve has worked in Canada, the US, France and Ireland. He and his family live on an organic farm in Sooke, where they are homesteading and […]

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Mike Isbrucker

Mike is a journeyman electrician and brings to Viridian Energy a wealth of renewable experience. He has over 13 years of experience designing, installing and maintaining off-grid and grid-tied solar photovoltaic systems on Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands. Mike has a keen interest in renewable energy, environment, community and co-operation. In his own words, I enjoy […]

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Sam Pyefinch

Mr. Pyefinch is a journeyman electrician and the owner/operator of Optimus Electric. Sam brings his years of residential, commercial and industrial electrical knowledge and experience to the Viridian Energy Co-Operative. He also brings years of experience working with the BC Safety Authority and BC Hydro. Sam is just as comfortable in the office as in the field and […]

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Juergen Suezle

Juergen Suezle is a member of the Viridian Energy Co-Operative and owner of JS Plumbing in Duncan B.C. Juergen is a journeyman plumber with over 20 years of experience not only in plumbing and heating but in running a successful business. Juergen is an invaluable member contributing in the operation and direction of the co-operative.

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Clayton Fischer

Clayton Fischer is a Journeyman electrician, licensed electrical contractor and the owner of Otter Point Electric. Renewable energy has always been his main interest, and is the primary reason he became an electrician. Clay has a passion for renewable energy that is inspirational and contagious. Becoming part of the Viridian team has provided the next […]

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