06.1 /Our Team

Jordan Fisher

Program Manager

Jordan is FRESCo’s Program Manager and has been providing services related to the improvement of energy efficiency in residential buildings for 14 years. He is an experienced project manager, energy/business case analyst, and is a Professional Planner. He has diverse experience in energy/water conservation, green building and infrastructure, cost consulting, community sustainability, and energy/emissions planning.

Jordan has been the project lead for numerous building energy efficiency and GHG reduction projects in the private and public sectors, including over 25 million square feet of buildings of various types and sizes and a variety of planning/policy initiatives. When not at work Jordan enjoys padding, surfing, camping, and biking with his wife and two children.

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Paul Ristow

Senior Project Manager/
Mechanical Engineer

Paul is a licensed mechanical Professional Engineer (P.Eng) and Certified Energy Manager (CEM). He has over 2 decades of experience in building systems engineering, energy efficiency and project management. He also has extensive experience with field performance assessment of HVAC and building controls systems.

Paul’s current role as Senior Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager allows him to be involved in a variety of efforts from mechanical design projects to facility energy audits.

Paul enjoys the great outdoors: hiking, camping, snowshoeing and skiing, to name a few hobbies. He has a deep appreciation of nature and is committed to environmental sustainability.

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Sofia Marmolejo

Energy Efficiency Engineer

Sofia is a registered mechatronics Professional Engineer (P. Eng), with a holistic background in mechanical, electrical and controls systems. Her experience has led her to gain technical expertise through the design and project management of new and existing industrial, multi-residential, commercial and institutional buildings.

She is passionate about fighting climate change by reducing building’s green house gas emissions. Her current role in energy efficiency allows her to work closely with building owners and managers to help them improve their triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. She also likes to give back to the industry by volunteering for local groups such as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) and the Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering (DAWEG). When not at work, you can find Sofia playing soccer, horseback riding or attending a music concert.

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John Foster

Senior Energy Engineer

John is a Professional Engineer who has completed over 450 energy assessments and studies in facilities ranging from industrial to commercial to apartment buildings, two ships and a castle. He is passionate about helping customers implement practical solutions to dramatically cut carbon, energy and water use.

John’s current role as Engineer/Senior Analyst is to work with clients and contractors to survey sites, analyze bills, controls, mechanical and lighting systems, and identify projects to reduce carbon and costs. He completed the BCIT SEMAC program and is currently enrolled in Passive House courses. John enjoys helping his kids with their homework, building treehouses, growing veggies and electrifying vehicles.

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Chris Lum

Project Manager/
Energy Analyst

Chris is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), with a background in project management and energy management.

As an Energy Analyst and Project Manager, he conducts energy assessments, assisting clients to make sound and informed decisions for high efficiency mechanical retrofits, manages incentive and rebate applications, project budgets and schedules. He also supports FRESCo with sales and outreach, business development and client liaison activities.

Chris enjoys spending time outdoors including: camping, hiking and road biking.

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Godfrey Nash

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Godfrey is a Senior Mechanical Engineer at FRESCo. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (BC) and a
Certified Energy Manger (CEM).

As it is Godfrey’s desire to play a leading role in making the world a better place, he gave back by serving
on the local board of ASHRAE, including as President of the BC Chapter and in creating equal
opportunities through educating and encouraging men and women to choose engineering as a career.
He has been a keynote speaker at ASHRAE conferences and technical meetings and has served the
engineering profession as a candidate assessor for the Association of Professional Engineers, now
Engineers and Geoscientists BC. He now resides in Tsawaassen, BC and enjoys sailing, squash and
motorcycle touring.

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Sina Salari

Senior Energy Manager

Sina brings over a decade of international experience in Energy engineering and programming to Fresco. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng) and Certified Energy Manager (CEM). He is in charge of building energy analysis and updating related energy tools in Fresco.

He set his professional mission to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions in the building sector and did a Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Solutions. Besides practicing as an energy consultant, he actively conducts research in the district energy field with Simon Fraser University, published over ten journal papers, and was a keynote speaker in the 2019 International Symposium on Innovative Materials and Processes in Energy Systems.

Sina enjoys playing volleyball, snowboarding, social gatherings, and watching soccer matches, documentaries, and TV shows.

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Niki Jalali

Energy Efficiency Specialist

Niki is a Building Science Engineer who graduated from BCIT. As a Junior specialist and with a background in mechanical engineering, she supports the team to implement energy efficiency audits and building mechanical systems design.

She conducts research on residential and commercial building energy efficiency technologies and mechanical system performance. She is deeply passionate about green buildings and sustainability. Her current role at FRESCo allows her to work closely with clients and to help them improve their buildings.

Niki enjoys outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, camping, and biking.

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Jeff Manfield

Project Coordinator

Jeff’s passion for the environment has led him to a career with diverse experiences and education in energy management and building controls, carbon offsets, forestry, and sustainable farming. These experiences have allowed him a good perspective on the sustainable challenges that companies face today. He uses his sales, marketing, technical and project management skills in many areas of our business.

Jeff is a BCIT SEMAC grad and has completed the building controls for energy management program at BCIT.  In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, spending time with his family and playing disc golf.

Jeff is currently serving as a project coordinator for FRESCo, and plays a large role in project coordination, sales, marketing and communications.

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Karen Hamada

Office Administrator

Karen’s administrative work with management, sales teams and boards of directors has given her opportunities to work in companies ranging from sole proprietorships to Fortune 5 companies. She has worked in various industries including electrical engineering, pre-engineered metal buildings and property management where she developed her varied skill set from working trade shows in Canada and the US, bookkeeping, office management, and planning events such as golf tournaments, speaker events and student symposiums. As office administrator she provides administrative, bookkeeping and HR support, and develops operational processes and systems.

In addition to her undergrad degree from Simon Fraser University, Karen studied project management and graphic design at BCIT and Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Karen believes in continuous growth and spends her time away from work walking through the watershed with her husband and dog, baking, typography, and figuring out ways to eat healthier without giving up treats.

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Wendy Mahoney

Outreach and Engagement Specialist

Wendy has an extensive background in business development consulting and is an expert in brand development and marketing. With over 15 years of experience in various industries, she brings an extensive knowledge base of what’s fresh in the marketplace. Wendy is on board as an Outreach and public relations Specialist and brings a creative, innovative approach to building business. As a prior business builder and owner, she offers communication support, and networking practices. As an Accredited Coach Practitioner, she brings an excellent ability to effectively goal set, and strategically plan actions to ensure great results.

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Richard Marier

Mechanical Engineer

Richard Marier is a Mechanical Engineer who graduated from Laval University in 1986. With over 27 years of engineering experience in building HVAC systems for commercial, institutional and residential buildings, he is knowledgeable about various types of renewable energy systems, including geoexchange and sewer heat recovery systems. He is a member of various associations including APEGA, EGBC and Geoexchange BC. With more than 17 years working in the Alternative Energy sector, Richard is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in the areas of district energy and renewable energy systems, and is known to strive at identifying and enabling the most appropriate HVAC solutions for his clients.

Richard’s list of pastimes include curling, hiking, ping pong, chess and he recently joined the growing sport of pickleball.

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