Member Spotlight: David Hood, Geologic

David Hood

David Hood is CEO of geoLOGIC systems. David joined the company in 1997 and brought in new private equity partners in 2015. Prior to joining geoLOGIC, David was CEO of GEOTECH and owned Wyvern Consulting which provided technical and managerial consulting services to technology companies operating in Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

Member Spotlight: Danielle Neufeld, Ruth’s Chris

Danielle Neufeld, Ruth's Chris

Danielle Neufeld brings two decades of restaurant experience to her roles as General Manager of Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Calgary and Operations Manager of Gather Catering Ltd.

Starting as a busser and dishwasher at age 14, her journey includes her becoming a certified sommelier in 2014, and receiving her Diploma in Wine in 2015. Notably, she achieved a top 3 spot in the Calgary’s Young Sommelier competition in 2019.

Member Spotlight: Krista Rabidoux, Andersen Tax LLP

Krista Rabidoux, Andersen Tax LLP

Krista Rabidoux is a Partner who works out of our Calgary and Edmonton offices. She has over 20 years of experience providing U.S., Canadian, and cross-border tax planning advice and compliance services to her clients. Krista works with businesses, individuals, and trusts to manage filing requirements in the U.S. and Canada.

A Rocky Road with Too Many Potholes

A Rocky Road to Too Many Potholes

The poor state of Canadian infrastructure should be a cause of concern to all levels of government. However, as provincial governments across the country are stepping up to make key infrastructure investments, Ottawa signals that they will continue to inconvenience Canadians on their path to a “better future.”

Controlled Environment Agriculture

Catherine Brownlee - Controlled Environment Agriculture

To thrive, the vertical farming sector must address broader market needs by expanding beyond microgreens and leafy greens to include a wider variety of produce. This diversification, along with managing unit costs, ensuring power reliability and affordability and developing a skilled workforce, are crucial for meeting retailer and consumer demands.

Member Spotlight: Jesse Clark, Genics

Jesse Clark, Vice President - Genics

Jesse is the Vice-President of Genics. Genics, head-quartered in Acheson Alberta, is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of environmentally and user friendly wood preservatives and fire retardants.

Jesse has been with Genics for 11 years, holding a variety of positions within the company throughout this time. These roles have included Field Services Foreman, Plant Manager, General Manager and currently Vice-President. His history with the company has allowed him the opportunity to learn the business from the ground-up. Presently he oversees the day-day operations of the organization, working with the lead team in managing the Manufacturing, Sales, R&D and Field Services Departments.

Member Spotlight: Vern Peterson, Canada’s Medical Clinic

Vern Peterson, Canada's Medical Clinic

Vern Peterson is an accomplished professional with 30 years of diverse expertise in marketing, scriptwriting, construction, and real estate. As the prospective VP of Recruitment and Acquisitions for Canada’s Medical Clinic, he aims to make significant contributions to the future growth and success of the organization.