Innovatree Carbon Group Ltd.
Meet The Team
Director of Canadian Operations
Garrett Whitworth, PhD, PChem
Post Doctorate, Biochemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Garrett has 20 years of experience in research and technology development. Work over the last 6 years with Academic Researchers, First Nations and Industrial partners on projects ranging from carbon sequestration, environmental analysis, industrial waste remediation, in agriculture, and forestry. At the Innovatree Carbon Group Garrett has been focused on innovative carbon sequestration and climate adaptation.
Director of British Columbia Operations
Darcy Lebourdais, RPF
Bachelor of Natural Resource Science. Thompson Rivers University
Darcy completed his degree in 2011. His experience spans 18+ years working in the forest. Which includes multidisciplinary focus in wildfire, silviculture, timber development, First Nations cultural assessments and environmental monitoring. He is a member of the Secwépemc Nation in the southern interior of British Columbia. He has a unique skillset that finds synergies between traditional and cultural knowledge with western science approaches. He has been fortunate to enjoy what our amazing landscape has to offer.
Director of Business Operations
Jeff has 8 years experience leading industry-based research and development with a focus on livestock tracking technology that encompassed manufacturing techniques, polymer testing and analysis. With additional experience in field trials and environmental waste product reclamation and re-use. Jeff’s educational background in financial risk management, derivatives, capital markets and risk-based algorithms led to his successful leadership of several industry/academic collaborative projects. Through those collaborations, Jeff was able to successfully demonstrate how complex industrial problems can be solved with the help of academic expertise and research
Director of Forestry Operations
Tanner Lebourdais, RPF
Bachelor of Natural Resource Science, Thompson Rivers University
Tanner completed his degree in 2011. His experience spans 18+ years working in the forest. He is a member of the Secwépemc Nation in the southern interior of British Columbia. The blend of his field experience, cultural knowledge and quest for innovation brings new ideas and perspectives to every project. His ability to see hidden opportunities has been an asset to the team and local communities.
Forest Analytics Manager
Jackson Baron, MSc.
MSc. Environmental Science, Thompson Rivers University
While completing his MSc. Jack led research focused on remote sensing and machine learning for climatological, hydrological, and ecological applications. Since being employed by the Innovatree Carbon Group his work has predominantly been in the forestry sector, focused on carbon sequestration mapping and modelling using big data and automation for wide-area analysis and data-driven decision making. In addition to research and development, his role in the company is to perform GIS mapping and analysis, visualization, and statistical analysis for new and ongoing projects.
Community Engagement and Support Lead
Martin grew up Tk'emlups te Secwepemc territory and spent most of his time in the interior enjoying what nature has to offer. He is passionate about community and brings that passion into his role. He has outstanding communication skills and is a valuable member of communications team. He is currently assisting in coordination of indigenous monitors to provide traditional and cultural insights to resource and infrastructure projects.