Elemental is an entrepreneurial team of individuals with diverse backgrounds in energy, finance, and project development. The team brings a track record of executing complex transactions, building successful businesses, and developing lasting partnerships.

Jamie Houssian, Principal +

Jamie is responsible for discovering new business and investment opportunities and setting the strategic direction of the company.

Jamie has been in the renewable energy business since 2009. He has worked for Elemental performing a variety of roles since 2010 and worked at Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital before that. His first career was in the film business, where he was President and Co-Founder of The Collective Films, an award winning documentary and commercial film production company.

Jamie has a MBA from the University of British Columbia and a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Joe Houssian, Chairman +

Joe is the Chairman of Elemental of Elemental and plays an active role in evaluating investment opportunities, structuring deals, and working with partners.

Joe is the founder and former CEO of Intrawest Corporation – an international resort and real estate development company responsible for the success of Whistler Blackcomb as well as dozens of award-winning golf courses, villages and developments around the world. He is also the founder and Chairman of Intracorp – an urban real estate developer with offices in Seattle, California, Vancouver and Toronto. He is the current director of several companies including Naikun Wind and is a former director of BC Hydro. His holdings include a variety of businesses in industries including real estate, construction, and aircraft supply and services.

Joe has a MBA from the University of British Columbia and a BCom from the University of Saskatchewan.

Antoine Bishara, Director of Finance +

Antoine is responsible for the financial analysis of investment opportunities, including valuations, financial viability and financing alternatives.

Antoine began his career as an auditor with KPMG focusing on forest products and pulp and paper. He later joined PwC focusing on the valuation of everything from private enterprises to timberlands. He then worked at two multi-billion dollar companies, where he assisted the companies in financing decisions including the issuance of a $1.0 billion high yield bond, amongst other things.

Antoine holds a BComm. with Honours from the University of British Columbia. he is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst

Dan Eaton, Director of Project Development +

Dan has nearly a decade of experience in the renewable energy industry. Prior to joining Elemental, he worked for two of the world's leading renewable energy consulting firms, SgurrEnergy and DNV GL. During his consulting career, Dan held various roles including managing technical teams in feasibility and development, wind resource and energy yield assessment, and wind farm operations. Dan’s work also focused on business development, research, and presentations at industry conferences.

Dan holds a Bachelor's of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is a registered professional engineer. He also has an MBA from Simon Fraser University.

Ryan Hanson, Project Director +

Ryan oversees the construction and management of the Box Canyon Hydro Project and evaluates other hydro project investment opportunities. Ryan is a professional engineer with 14 years of experience in renewable energy development with a focus on hydroelectric projects, including: design, optimization, permitting, tendering, contract negotiations, construction management.

Before joining Elemental Ryan worked on hydro projects at Veresen, Innergex Renewable Energy, and Sigma Engineering.

Ryan holds a B.A. Sc., Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Graeme Millen, Director of Project Investments +

Graeme is responsible for the sourcing and analysis of new investment opportunities while managing the development of projects within our portfolio.

Graeme has a decade of experience developing, financing, constructing, and operating renewable energy projects. He has worked in corporate development at a major natural resources firm and has supported a number of cleantech finance and impact investing organizations.

Graeme is a Chartered Professional Accountant who holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a BA in Environmental Studies from Carleton University.

Tania Ontiveros, Controller +

Tania is responsible for Elemental’s accounting and administration. She also assists the team with project management activities.

Tania has been in the renewable energy business since 2008. Prior to Elemental, Tania was responsible for the accounting and administration of GreenWing Energy. With her experience as an internal and external auditor at Deloitte, she has experience with companies from a variety of industries such as American Axle, Banco del Bajio and government institutions in Mexico.

Tania holds a Bachelor degree in Public Accounting from the University of La Salle Bajio in Mexico. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Meggie Brazeau, Administration