Creating economic growth and energy independence
Sunspear establishes collaborative economic development between Indigenous Communities, Corporations, Government and Not-for-Profits that respect the cultures and values of Indigenous people.
We create profitable business growth and foster Corporate Social Responsibility for corporations across Canada, while helping Indigenous communities and businesses realize an increased volume of business activity as part of further involvement and ownership in large scale business opportunities across the natural resource sectors.
We specialize in helping our clients develop, own, and operate:
clean energy projects
transmission & distribution projects
microgrids & backup power
Cory Bigham, Principal
Cory has over fifteen years experience in the power sector and holds expertise in technical and economic evaluation of a variety of clean energy project types, and has a background in energy and finance. He focuses on identifying both projects and partners that advance community growth and wellbeing including goals for self-sufficiency, energy security, and sustainability.
Geena Jackson, VP Business Development
Geena is a proud member of the Shishalh Nation (Sechelt), and a passionate advocate for Indigenous Rights. She leads the management and communications of internal and external Indigenous & community relations strategies. She is an expert in creating successful operational and strategic plans to benefit clients and First Nations alike; including assessing capacity to maximize inclusion for all members including project development, employment and training, small business procurement, social investment, revenue sharing, and the execution of implementation and reporting.
James Griffiths, Project Development Specialist
James has over 15 years of experience developing clean energy projects. He has experience in environmental assessment, regulatory hearings, project design, strategic planning, project management, community engagement, and First Nations engagement. James has managed wind power feasibility assessments
for dozens of project sites, including managing wind monitoring campaigns. He is trained in conflict resolution, coaching, leadership, and group facilitation and has experience working alongside governments and First Nations. James is responsible for management of environmental permitting and community engagement.
Kimberly Buffitt, Community Funding Specialist
Kimberly Buffett has focused her career and work in community, social and economic development to create more vibrant and prosperous communities throughout Canada. For several decades, Ms. Buffitt has been working collaboratively with all levels of government and strategic partners in industry, finance and education to diversify the economy and improve the quality of life and opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities alike. Ms. Buffitt has a passion for business and people and her environment and has successfully leveraged her experiences and passion to create a better world for herself, her children and her community.