Your Board Members


Matt Parkes, President Having a knack for both math and science in school, I was guided towards Mechanical Engineering in my late teens, and I haven't looked back since. I was born and raised in London England and spent the first decade of my career there prior to moving to Canada in 2009 to be closer to my wife’s family. I’m excited to be the SAC ASHRAE President for the 60th anniversary year and I am confident that with our strong board, we will have a really successful year. Looking forward to seeing all the regulars this year and hope we get to see lots of new faces too.

Matt Parkes, President

Having a knack for both math and science in school, I was guided towards Mechanical Engineering in my late teens, and I haven't looked back since. I was born and raised in London England and spent the first decade of my career there prior to moving to Canada in 2009 to be closer to my wife’s family. I’m excited to be the SAC ASHRAE President for the 60th anniversary year and I am confident that with our strong board, we will have a really successful year. Looking forward to seeing all the regulars this year and hope we get to see lots of new faces too.

Scott McGregor, Past President Born and raised in North West Calgary, I attended SAIT and graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program in 2007. Johnson Controls hired me directly out of school and I’ve worked and held numerous positions in the Calgary Branch ever since including most recently Sales Account Executive. I spend most of the summer golfing, and the winter cheering on the Flames and Stampeder’s. I’ve been a huge fan ever since I can remember, so feel free to flag me down and we can discuss our hopes and dreams of Stanley and Grey Cups! I’m looking forward to the upcoming ASHRAE season, glad to be enjoying my early retirement (from ASHRAE). All the best to Matt Parks, I know he’ll be a great president. Join me in supporting Matt to make this a memorable year for everyone. Looking forward to chatting with everyone at the upcoming events.

Scott McGregor, Past President

Born and raised in North West Calgary, I attended SAIT and graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program in 2007. Johnson Controls hired me directly out of school and I’ve worked and held numerous positions in the Calgary Branch ever since including most recently Sales Account Executive.

I spend most of the summer golfing, and the winter cheering on the Flames and Stampeder’s. I’ve been a huge fan ever since I can remember, so feel free to flag me down and we can discuss our hopes and dreams of Stanley and Grey Cups!

I’m looking forward to the upcoming ASHRAE season, glad to be enjoying my early retirement (from ASHRAE). All the best to Matt Parks, I know he’ll be a great president. Join me in supporting Matt to make this a memorable year for everyone.

Looking forward to chatting with everyone at the upcoming events.

Dana Heller, President Elect I am pleased to be returning to the SAC board this year as your president elect. You might not have seen me around much last year because I had a bouncing baby boy in December. He is strong and healthy now, and will be spending more evenings with his dad so I can come out and have fun with the ASHRAE crowd. And to continue with the announcements, I have also changed my last name. I know Matt has a lot planned for this year and we have a dedicated board, so I am looking forward to it being educational and entertaining.

Dana Heller, President Elect

I am pleased to be returning to the SAC board this year as your president elect. You might not have seen me around much last year because I had a bouncing baby boy in December. He is strong and healthy now, and will be spending more evenings with his dad so I can come out and have fun with the ASHRAE crowd. And to continue with the announcements, I have also changed my last name.

I know Matt has a lot planned for this year and we have a dedicated board, so I am looking forward to it being educational and entertaining.

 
Kyle Shumoogum, Vice President A rare born & bred Calgarian, I am happy to return to the BOG this year as your Vice President. I am a graduate of the Mechanical Engineering Program at the University of Calgary, and after a short internship stint in Telecommunications with Nortel, I was scared right into the HVAC field after school and worked for an AHU Manufacturer for almost 6 years. I am currently on the sales side working for Johnson Controls. Love hockey and golf and I am die-hard Flames Fan (I will start laying the ground work to make sure that no meetings are planned during Flames playoff games). I am looking forward to the upcoming year as Matt has some great meetings & events planned. We look forward to increasing attendance at the meetings so please let us know what piques the interest of newcomers and what keeps the regulars coming back!  

Kyle Shumoogum, Vice President

A rare born & bred Calgarian, I am happy to return to the BOG this year as your Vice President.

I am a graduate of the Mechanical Engineering Program at the University of Calgary, and after a short internship stint in Telecommunications with Nortel, I was scared right into the HVAC field after school and worked for an AHU Manufacturer for almost 6 years. I am currently on the sales side working for Johnson Controls.

Love hockey and golf and I am die-hard Flames Fan (I will start laying the ground work to make sure that no meetings are planned during Flames playoff games).

I am looking forward to the upcoming year as Matt has some great meetings & events planned. We look forward to increasing attendance at the meetings so please let us know what piques the interest of newcomers and what keeps the regulars coming back!

 

David Lamarre, Secretary/Treasurer I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Saskatchewan, and moved to the Metropolis that is Edmonton (BOOO) to attend the U of A. I received a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 and started working for Haakon Industries Ltd. in Richmond, BC shortly thereafter. After roughly 6.5 years of designing custom air handlers, I moved to Calgary, and started working as a manufacturer’s representative in the HVAC industry. I joined the SAC ASHRAE BOG in 2015, and plan to make 2017/2018 a successful year. We have a great crew on the board of SAC ASHRAE this year (as always!), and have some new and exciting activities planned out. Our budget is in line to make this year as successful as ever, and it will be sent out for review shortly.

David Lamarre, Secretary/Treasurer

I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Saskatchewan, and moved to the Metropolis that is Edmonton (BOOO) to attend the U of A. I received a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 and started working for Haakon Industries Ltd. in Richmond, BC shortly thereafter. After roughly 6.5 years of designing custom air handlers, I moved to Calgary, and started working as a manufacturer’s representative in the HVAC industry. I joined the SAC ASHRAE BOG in 2015, and plan to make 2017/2018 a successful year.

We have a great crew on the board of SAC ASHRAE this year (as always!), and have some new and exciting activities planned out. Our budget is in line to make this year as successful as ever, and it will be sent out for review shortly.

Josh Johnson, Membership Promotion My name is Joshua Johnson, and I will be serving as your membership promotion chair for the 2017-2018 campaign. I joined the HVAC industry as a consulting engineer fresh from the University of Victoria after completing a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. I can honestly say I never considered the HVAC industry as a young child – my future aspirations were to be “stacking the pads” on Joe Thorton. However I couldn’t be happier that I stumbled my way into the industry. I have been in the industry and an ASHRAE member for just over 5 years now, and recently became a professional licensed engineer with APEGA. I believe that through ASHRAE and working in the industry we are constantly provided with challenging and interesting problems/opportunities, and boast a society filled with great members. This is partially why I feel it’s important to serve our chapter, and to encourage other young professionals to join us. The ultimate membership goal for the Southern Alberta Chapter this year is to grow its membership through both obtaining new members and retaining current members.  We plan to continue the great work the past membership chair, Alexi Myroniak, accomplished in growing the membership, while implementing new ideas and perspective to help connect with a younger workforce considering an HVAC career.

Josh Johnson, Membership Promotion

My name is Joshua Johnson, and I will be serving as your membership promotion chair for the 2017-2018 campaign. I joined the HVAC industry as a consulting engineer fresh from the University of Victoria after completing a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. I can honestly say I never considered the HVAC industry as a young child – my future aspirations were to be “stacking the pads” on Joe Thorton. However I couldn’t be happier that I stumbled my way into the industry. I have been in the industry and an ASHRAE member for just over 5 years now, and recently became a professional licensed engineer with APEGA. I believe that through ASHRAE and working in the industry we are constantly provided with challenging and interesting problems/opportunities, and boast a society filled with great members. This is partially why I feel it’s important to serve our chapter, and to encourage other young professionals to join us.

The ultimate membership goal for the Southern Alberta Chapter this year is to grow its membership through both obtaining new members and retaining current members.  We plan to continue the great work the past membership chair, Alexi Myroniak, accomplished in growing the membership, while implementing new ideas and perspective to help connect with a younger workforce considering an HVAC career.

 
David Pyle, Research Promotion I was born and raised in Devon, England and spent the first 10 years of my career in the Aerospace Industry. I moved to Canada with my family in 2009 and have been in the HVAC Industry ever since and never looked back. I’m excited to be on the ASHRAE board for the first time, I’m looking forward to the year ahead and implementing some new ideas for research promotion. Please remember to buy a raffle ticket on the way past me at our dinner meetings!  

David Pyle, Research Promotion

I was born and raised in Devon, England and spent the first 10 years of my career in the Aerospace Industry. I moved to Canada with my family in 2009 and have been in the HVAC Industry ever since and never looked back.

I’m excited to be on the ASHRAE board for the first time, I’m looking forward to the year ahead and implementing some new ideas for research promotion. Please remember to buy a raffle ticket on the way past me at our dinner meetings!

 

Rick Westover, Research Promotion Co-Chair Shortly after graduating from Mechanical Engineering at the U of A, I moved to Calgary.  Instead of following the oil and gas trend, I decided to enter the HVAC industry.  I have been in the industry for nearly 5 years now and wouldn’t have it any other way, as I enjoy the challenge of creating innovative and energy efficient systems. I look forward to seeing everyone and being involved with ASHRAE this year.

Rick Westover, Research Promotion Co-Chair

Shortly after graduating from Mechanical Engineering at the U of A, I moved to Calgary.  Instead of following the oil and gas trend, I decided to enter the HVAC industry.  I have been in the industry for nearly 5 years now and wouldn’t have it any other way, as I enjoy the challenge of creating innovative and energy efficient systems. I look forward to seeing everyone and being involved with ASHRAE this year.

 
Brian Roper, YEA Chair I’m Brian Roper, born and raised in Calgary. I grew up always knowing I wanted to be in the construction industry. I took Architectural Technologies at SAIT and got hired at Botting & Associates as an Estimator in 2010. Learning about mechanical systems became front and center of my career and have never looked back. This year for the young engineers in ASHRAE we’re looking at having two different activities within Calgary. These activities will be geared towards the under 30 age group. We plan to get students and young industry professionals out of the typical office setting and provide them with activities and networking opportunities.  Looking forward to seeing all the new faces of ASHRAE.  

Brian Roper, YEA Chair

I’m Brian Roper, born and raised in Calgary. I grew up always knowing I wanted to be in the construction industry. I took Architectural Technologies at SAIT and got hired at Botting & Associates as an Estimator in 2010. Learning about mechanical systems became front and center of my career and have never looked back.

This year for the young engineers in ASHRAE we’re looking at having two different activities within Calgary. These activities will be geared towards the under 30 age group. We plan to get students and young industry professionals out of the typical office setting and provide them with activities and networking opportunities.  Looking forward to seeing all the new faces of ASHRAE.  

Kyle Troskot, CTTC I currently work for Johnson Controls in Construction Sales. I earned my BSc at Texas A&M University, while training as a full-time Student Athlete. In my off-time I still swim competitively at the international level, enjoy reading, and experimental cooking. I’m engaged to my wonderful fiancée Baillie and we have a monster Maine Coon cat named Jag.  

Kyle Troskot, CTTC

I currently work for Johnson Controls in Construction Sales. I earned my BSc at Texas A&M University, while training as a full-time Student Athlete. In my off-time I still swim competitively at the international level, enjoy reading, and experimental cooking. I’m engaged to my wonderful fiancée Baillie and we have a monster Maine Coon cat named Jag.
 

Rhiannon Evison, CTTC Co-Chair Greetings fellow HVAC enthusiasts! I’m thrilled to be back as the SAC ASHRAE CTTC Co-Chair and working with such a keen Board and President. I, along with the Western Air & Power Ltd. team, are also back and looking forward to organizing the 2018 SAC ASHRAE Golf Tournament. It is bound to be a successful year! A little bit about me. I grew up in Calgary and studied Mechanical Engineering at U of C. I initially worked in the field of biomedical engineering but quickly realized it was all research and academia, so left the deformed torsos, torn knee ligaments and 3D imaging to move into HVAC design. As a consultant for 8 years, I worked on a number of projects prior to moving to my current role in HVAC Sales with Western Air & Power Ltd. I’ve enjoyed continuing to learn by experiencing diverse perspectives in different roles within the HVAC industry. When I’m not HVACing or ASHRAEing, you’ll find me show jumping, downhill skiing, travelling, playing tennis and of course golfing!

Rhiannon Evison, CTTC Co-Chair

Greetings fellow HVAC enthusiasts! I’m thrilled to be back as the SAC ASHRAE CTTC Co-Chair and working with such a keen Board and President. I, along with the Western Air & Power Ltd. team, are also back and looking forward to organizing the 2018 SAC ASHRAE Golf Tournament. It is bound to be a successful year!

A little bit about me. I grew up in Calgary and studied Mechanical Engineering at U of C. I initially worked in the field of biomedical engineering but quickly realized it was all research and academia, so left the deformed torsos, torn knee ligaments and 3D imaging to move into HVAC design. As a consultant for 8 years, I worked on a number of projects prior to moving to my current role in HVAC Sales with Western Air & Power Ltd. I’ve enjoyed continuing to learn by experiencing diverse perspectives in different roles within the HVAC industry.

When I’m not HVACing or ASHRAEing, you’ll find me show jumping, downhill skiing, travelling, playing tennis and of course golfing!

 
Saron Zerai, Sustainable Communities  

Saron Zerai, Sustainable Communities

 

Alexander Tansowny, Student Activities During university I had the opportunity to help design and build a net zero energy house for the Solar Decathlon. This was my first exposure to the HVAC industry as a career and the more I learn the more I enjoy it. Currently focusing on energy modeling, it's an exciting time working with the new energy code in Alberta. Another year, another group of students needing activities! I'm excited to be back for a second year in the student activities role. Look out for this year's SAC-ASHRAE capstone design challenge and the new students at the dinner meeting keen to learn about the HVAC industry! Also, welcome Jack Sreekumar, the student activites co-chair.

Alexander Tansowny, Student Activities

During university I had the opportunity to help design and build a net zero energy house for the Solar Decathlon. This was my first exposure to the HVAC industry as a career and the more I learn the more I enjoy it. Currently focusing on energy modeling, it's an exciting time working with the new energy code in Alberta.

Another year, another group of students needing activities! I'm excited to be back for a second year in the student activities role. Look out for this year's SAC-ASHRAE capstone design challenge and the new students at the dinner meeting keen to learn about the HVAC industry! Also, welcome Jack Sreekumar, the student activites co-chair.

 
Wayne Keenan, Historian  

Wayne Keenan, Historian