The Elements Society board is formed of professionals from education, business and energy management sectors. If you are interested in becoming a board member or would like to attend one of our meetings, contact us for more information.
Brian Miltimore, AScT (Mech.), RPA, CEM, LEED AP - Chair
Brian has been directly involved in utility, water and waste conservation since 1976, and from 1996 to 2008 he has focused on providing facility consulting expertise across Canada and internationally in commercial, educational and health care institutions. In 2008 Brian joined BC Hydro's Lead By Example Department to project manage energy conservation initiatives in BC Hydro's own facilities.
His experiences include providing efficiency and sustainability-based Energy, Utility, Operations and Maintenance management consulting services to over 400 projects for large commercial and institutional facilities. He has provided capital and financial planning, energy audits, operations related consulting services, building condition assessments, compliancy audits, energy audits, energy management plans, customized training programs, and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
In 2004, Brian received Honourable Mention for the Outreach Award from Natural Resources Canada for his work with Green Buildings BC.
After extending his adolescence as far as he could, emotionally and physically, travelling and climbing mountains around the world and throughout BC, his activity is now centred on sharing his experiences and passion for the built environment with his family and the broader community through education leading to institutional change.
Laura Krohn, M.A. - Vice Chair
Laura is the owner of Laura Krohn Consulting, which focuses on environmental education program development and delivery. Most recently, she has worked with the City of Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, the Vancouver Airport Authority and Light House Sustainable Building Centre. She holds a Masters degree in Environmental Education and Communication from Royal Roads University and a Bachelors degree in Environmental Geography from SFU. Laura actively volunteers in her spare time. She is currently a member of the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC)'s Waste Reduction Committee, which focuses on communications and social marketing programs designed to increase recycling. She is the past Chair of the Parks and Environment Advisory Committee for the City of North Vancouver. She lives in North Vancouver, where she enjoys hiking in the mountains in her spare time.
Sharka Stuyt - Treasurer
For the past 22 years, Sharka has played a leading role in guiding and inspiring hundreds of individuals and companies to successfully realize their personal and professional desires and plans. Sharka's expertise lies in assisting business executives in taking their management capabilities and organizational results to the next level.
For the past 10 years, Sharka, has contributed as a Leadership and Change Management professor in the School of Business at Capilano University. She also teaches in the Global Stewardship program, is involved in leadership development work in South America, as well as leading field trips to China and Vietnam. She has also taught in the MBA program at Simon Fraser University.
She is an active Board member, confidante, coach, and advisor for many individuals and companies, giving of her time to help meet the needs of local community services. Sharka has taken a leadership role in initiating corporate social responsibility in British Columbia, and is a founder of the BC Technology Venture Partners. Sharka served on the board of directors of the Family Services of North Vancover for a number of years.
Today, Sharka is passionate about and committed to using her significant talents to contribute to helping individuals and organizations increase and reach their maximum potential. Her remarkable career began when Sharka emerged as a technology 'change maker' in the 80's, as VP Sales and Marketing and Director of Marketing with Stratford Software and Bedford Software Inc., launching the highly acclaimed Simply Accounting software to the world market. These successes led to the acquisition of Bedford by competitor Computer Associates.
In the early 90's, Sharka expanded her expertise to become the Worldwide Director of Marketing for Toronto based ATI Technologies Inc. where she contributed to increasing revenues from 159 million to 232 million in only two years.
Sharka then took on her greatest business challenge with Pivotal Corporation, skyrocketing the company from 12 employees and zero revenue to 800 employees and 80 million in revenue. Deloitte named Pivotal the 9th fastest growing tech company in North America.
In 1999, Sharka was selected as one of the Top 40 individuals in British Columbia by Business in Vancouver magazine, and in 2000 was selected one of the 20 most Influential businesswomen in British Columbia.
Sharka joined the Elements Society in 2012 as a voluntary secretary and advisor. She holds a BBA in marketing and communication and an Executive MBA from Simon Fraser University; is a Certified Executive Coach (Royal Roads University); and has a Facilitator designation from Corporate Coach University in Texas.