Steve Rison, President
Steve has been a self-employed service business owner-operator for nearly 30 years in the BC Peace Region. He has served as both past and current president of Peace Energy Co-op, as well as past board chair of provincial and national environmental organizations. Steve holds a BS degree in electrical engineering (1968) and MS degree in natural resources management (1998). He has participated over many years in numerous public consultations, and he has a strong focus on strategic planning, fiscal management, and consensus building.
David Mossing, Director
Born and raised in the mountains and forests of semi-rural Southern BC, David has always been immersed in nature and, having had the privilege of living in all corners of this beautiful province, decided at an early age he wanted to do what he could to help protect it for the future. He received his early inspiration towards green energy, sustainable living, and environmental causes while growing up in The Kootenays, later moving to the Peace Region like so many others “for the jobs” and then stayed on for many years as he immersed himself in several local and international sustainability and social justice initiatives.
David helped get recycling started in Dawson Creek, serving on the board of the former Dawson Creek Recycling Association, and later toured around North America furthering Earth-friendly technologies and alternatives to plastics such as compostable packaging, as well as promoting the Peace Energy Cooperative of which he was a founding member.
He has recently returned to university to study water sustainability issues. David’s current interests besides serving on the board of The Peace Energy Cooperative include keeping up with ever-changing technologies in scientific journals, promoting solar farms, helping animals, and involvement in South Peace Search and Rescue.
Greg Dueck, Sales
As a lifelong resident of Dawson Creek, Greg believes that this area has a strength and vibrant energy with great opportunity. After growing up in Dawson Creek, Greg married Joanne and they now continue to work and raise their own family here.
Along with an active and healthy lifestyle, a family focus has grown to include conservation and sustainable choices. Greg and Joanne joined with a group of likeminded individuals to help found Peace Energy Cooperative in the early 2000’s as a vehicle for individuals to have a say in, and an investment opportunity in, the developing energy shift to renewables.
Over the years Greg has worked with the public in many ways, owned and operated his own local business, and now works as the Northern Field Rep for Aeolis Wind Power as well as often volunteering with Peace Energy Cooperative. He is looking forward to supporting the Cooperative by sitting on the board of directors during this exciting time.
Don Pettit, Director
Don has been living in the Dawson Creek area since 1974. He is a creative and commercial photographer and video producer, born, raised and trained in southern Ontario. Don moved north for a more rural lifestyle and for greater access to the outdoors, much of his creative work being focused on nature photography.
Don has published several books of his photographs, most recently “Power Shift” a book about the creation of Bear Mountain Wind Park, and a companion video by the same name. Don is an active environmentalist, and received the BC Minister’s Environmental Award in 1999.
He was one of the founding members of Peace Energy Cooperative, and has been active in the organization ever since, specializing in marketing and communication. Don and his wife Barbara Swail live just outside of Dawson Creek in a unique home that incorporates many aspects of sustainable living, including PV power.
Rupert Kirk A.Sc.T., Director
Rupert Kirk and his wife Claire have lived in Dawson Creek for the past 40 yrs. He owns his own company K5 Technical Engineering Services and offers Project Management services that include principally site services during construction of various civil engineering works and various onsite re-design. His principal expertise is in road construction, subdivisions, municipal services, site works, bridge construction and similar civil works. He has been in construction and consulting for the past 40 years, mostly in BC and Alberta.
He and his wife Claire have 3 adult children and 6 grandsons who live in Alberta. They are all members of PEC and believe the future is in green renewable energy and a lifestyle that reflects those principals.
Rupert and Claire have a 4.5 KW solar system on their home that covers 97% of their electrical needs on an annual basis. In the near future they hope to add a few more panels to eliminate the need to pay for power.
He returns to the board after almost a 2 year break from his last position as president, a position he held for almost 5 years.
Peace Energy has evolved in the past few years into a viable supplier and installer of green energy systems and rejoining the board with fresh ideas and insight is his goal. He looks foreward to being part of a team that envisions bigger and better things in the renewable energy realm.
Ron Moch-Ron has served on the Peace Energy Cooperative board of directors for several terms, and has been a long-time supporter. He is owner/manager of Moch Electric Ltd. in Dawson Creek, and has been a journeyman electrician since 1990. Moch Electric Ltd. was incorporated in 1973, specializing in new commercial electrical installation and renovation. Moch Electric Ltd. has been Peace Energy Cooperative’s principle roof-top and ground mount solar installer for the last four years, and on-site project manager for the 500 kW District of Hudson’s Hope solar project.
Al Mottishaw, Director
We moved to Dawson Creek in 1980 for a few months, now almost 4 decades later we feel like Peace River regulars. My last 20 years I have been in Real Estate & loving the many diversified people I have been honoured to work with & build many friendships. Our family is pleased to have been associated with Peace Energy Co-op since its inception, believing we should work with nature to provide us with many different options on this Earth to provide us with shelter, food, heat, clean water & comfortable living standards. I also believe that because I make my lively hood from the community I should volunteer services back through different organizations. I would also encourage anyone to join the Peace Energy Co-op group & become involved with its success over the next many years.
Kole Casey, Director
Kole is a 4th generation resident within the Dawson Creek area and grew up in Farmington, B.C. Although he has lived in other places he has always maintained a special appreciation for the beautiful Peace Region and its people. He has always enjoyed the outdoors and developed a love and respect for nature at a young age. When Kole was in Elementary school he attended a Destination Conservation program and he has been consciously advocating for the environment ever since. He believes in raising his family to be aware of their energy and water consumption as well as maintaining other conservation practices.
Kole has a diploma in Conservation and Restoration Ecology and currently works at the Peace River Regional District.
Kole has many interests including: environmental conservation; sustainable energy; science; education; new technologies and outdoor sports. He enjoys attending, participating in, and supporting community events as well as learning new things. He believes in managing our resources with environmental, social and economic values in mind.
Wendie Demyen, Office Manager
Wendie and husband Geri have lived in Dawson Creek for 20 years. They live on a rural property and fully understand the value of green initiatives and renewable energy. Composting and recycling are a passion. Northern Lights College is where Wendie took the Applied Business Technology course and gained the skills necessary for the Peace Energy Renewable Energy Cooperative office. Wendie is also involved with The Farmer’s Advocacy Office as a casual admin/research person. Other focuses in her life include St. James Presbyterian Church where she is the treasurer and some volunteer time with Rural Crime Watch.
Wendie is working part time in the co-op office now, but we hope to increase her hours over the coming year as our retail solar business continues to expand. Should you have any questions about your co-operative, solar power, electric bikes and scooters or any of the many initiatives we are involved in, Wendie will either help you directly or connect you with one of our knowledgeable volunteers. Don’t hesitate to call!