Ms. Jenna Gall, BSc.
Jenna Gall, BSc.
Jenna Gall joined FNPA in 2017 to develop FNPA’s portfolio in community energy planning, community-scale renewable energy projects, and solar development. Jenna has been working in renewable energy since 2012 and has a wealth of experience in environmental impact assessment, project management, solar design and installation, renewable energy planning, and renewable energy systems design. Jenna attended the University of British Columbia Okanagan where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Science. Jenna’s undergraduate research work was focused on distributed energy systems in Arctic communities. She is currently completing her Masters in Environment and Sustainability (MES) at the University of Saskatchewan where her thesis work is focused on developing community energy planning tools that are specific to Indigenous communities. In her spare time, Jenna enjoys spending as much time as she can outdoors enjoying paddling, hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, hunting and fishing.
Ms. Rebecca Agecoutay
Rebecca Agecoutay is from the Cowessess First Nation, Treaty 4 Territory. She joined First Nations Power Authority in 2014 as the Administrative Coordinator – Executive Assistant and is currently the Membership Manager. She has 20 years experience in Administration having worked for organizations such as Cowessess First Nation, Regina Treaty/Status Indian Services, SIIT, Rainbow Youth Centre, Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board and the City of Regina. Rebecca enjoys promoting renewable energy, reconciliation and living a positive lifestyle through both work and attending cultural events with her family.
Ms. Christina Swan
Ms. Christina Swan
Christina Swan is the Finance & Operations Coordinator for First Nations Power Authority. Her previous positions with Canadian Natural Resources Ltd and Sakimay Retail Entities provided an ideal foundation for her to grow into her present role as she uses her bookkeeping and accounting skills to carry out day-to-day essential business functions.
As a Saulteaux (Ojibway) woman from Muskowekwan First Nation, Treaty 4 Territory, she was taught to be mindful of our Indigenous communities and Mother Earth. Although Christina grew up in Edmonton, she gravitated towards relocating to Regina with her supportive husband and beautiful son and daughter to learn how to give back to the community in a meaningful way. “It’s easy to work for an organization that you believe in, and I believe in working towards common goals such as Indigenous inclusion for economic development opportunities in the environmentally-preferred or renewable energy sector for the success and growth of a better economy; for a better quality of life.”
Ms. Tanya Lee Grondin
Tanya Lee Grondin
Tanya Lee Grondin joined FNPA in October of 2018 to help with office duties, event planning, membership coordination and other support tasks. Tanya Lee Grondin (Pratt) is a member of the George Gordon First Nation and lives in Regina. Tanya has two children Zachary and Megan. She lived in Alberta from 1998-2018 and worked at Big Hill Lodge in Cochrane in an assisted living facility as a Resident Care Aide. In this role, she supported more than 75 seniors. Tanya Lee said that before she turned 50, she wanted to move back home to the prairies (Saskatchewan) to be with her family and friends. Tanya Lee now works with FNPA to support the pathway to powerful opportunities through the development of Indigenous-led renewable energy and power generation. She feels really blessed to work with such a great team.
Mr. Darren Huculak
Darren Huculak holds a BA and MA (Economics) and has over twenty years’ experience in corporate finance, project finance, deal structuring and project development across the renewable energy and transportation sectors. Specific skills set include financial modelling, valuation, due diligence and commercial negotiations.
Of Metis heritage, Mr. Huculak’s professional experience includes:
- Project development, project finance and public utility-based cost-of-service finance with the Northwest Territories Power Corporation;
- Project and market development as well as corporate and project finance at Columbia Power Corporation;
- Leading the Investment Analysis Team at CP Rail;
Notable professional accomplishments include leading the deal structuring of infrastructure projects and merger and acquisitions with a market value of $2B CAD, including leading the financing process for the $1B Waneta Expansion project which reached COD in 2008.
Outside of work he enjoys chilling with his labradoodle Mackenzie, reading, the arts, as well as the occasional swim and travel.
Mr. Nathan Kaye
Nathan Kaye is an entrepreneur from Zagime Anishnabek Nation in Treaty 4 Territory and works out of FNPA’s Calgary office in Treaty 7 Territory. He has owned and operated a food trailer for six years and is currently enrolled in the finance program at SAIT with plans to pursue a finance-related Master’s Degree. Nathan wants to focus on Project Financing for renewable energy projects with aspirations to deliver green initiatives and projects to communities while inspiring youth to play a role in being stewards of the land. Nathan is on the organizing committee for an Indigenous environmental and clean energy summit called SevenGen. The event brought together over 200 young Indigenous professionals from various tribes across Canada leaving them inspired and empowered to pursue environmental action in their communities and beyond. In his free time, Nathan likes the outdoors and to travel with an eye for the sky by trying skydiving in Dubai and training for hang gliding.