Our Contributors - GTEC Green Technology Education Centre

Mary Kean is the editor of the GTEC Reader and on the Board of the Green Technology Education Centre. A writer, publisher and poet she was a Couple and Family Therapist for over 20 years. Her work in response to the Climate Crisis is on behalf of her grandchildren.


Bill Stovin is a retired journalist with a long career at CBC-TV and radio and in private radio as well as a former Communications Director in government.


Manvi-Bhalla-ThumbnailManvi Bhalla is a young environmental activist who has been responding to the Climate Crisis since she was in Grade 5. She is a founder and director of Shake up the Establishment, environmental and social justice organization.


Anna Bohn co-founded Etho Studio, a design and communications agency for the built and natural environments. Anna is also the creator and developer with BCIT of the Lighter Footprint App, currently being piloted as an aid to track and lighten the environmental footprints of British Columbians.


Dr. Arden Henley is well-known in the Lower Mainland for his family therapy work and his development of programs for youth as well as his service as Vice President of City University of Canada. He is widely published and is currently the Founder and CEO of the Green Technology Education Centre (GTEC).


Solé Castaneda has a focus on spiritual growth and an affinity for the arts that encourage her interest in relationships, systems, and the environment. As a social sciences student, Solé is a human rights advocate interested in community building and in solutions-oriented reform.


Elisa Echelli is a 5th year student studying Finance and International Business at Simon Fraser University, has recently completed a co-op term and is a research assistant at SFU. She says, ” I hope to pursue a career that allows me to merge my passion for finance and international business with my commitment to environmental sustainability.”


Charles Scott, Ph.D. teaches in both the Bachelor of Arts in Management (BAM) program and in the M.Ed. program in School Counselling at City University Canada. He also teaches in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, where he helps co-coordinate a Master’s program in Contemplative Inquiry and Approaches in Education.


Kassley Kangleon has a bachelor’s degree of Arts in Management from City University of Seattle in Canada where she studied as an international student from the Philippines. She is currently a Line Supervisor at Coombs in Parksville, B.C.


Ma. Isabel Chan has a bachelor’s degree in Arts in Management Specializing in Ethics and Sustainability from City University of Seattle in Canada where she studied as an international student from the Philippines. She is currently working as a Junior Accountant at Optimum Tax Services Inc. in downtown Vancouver.


Ross Thrasher enjoyed a career as a librarian at post-secondary institutions in the U.S., the South Pacific and Canada where he led the Mount Royal College library’s transition to university status. Ross is interested in literature, travel and the performing arts.