Co-Founder, Zero-waste & Clean-tech
Rochelle holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Victoria. During her educational pursuit she helped create the Precious Plastics volunteer organization in Victoria where she developed sustainable solutions to deal with the excessive plastic waste produced across the world. Her experience in project management has led her to understand the processes required to successfully execute a project from start to finish. She has experience planning sites, procuring materials, coordinating trades, tracking the progress of multiple scopes of work, performing quality assurance and creating operations and maintenance handbooks. Her exceptional organizational and communication skills allow her to be able to manage many moving pieces in order to meet deadlines. Earlier this year she represented Triden at the Coast Capital Innovation Centre Pitch It and Plan It competitions, where she secured 1st place for both. She maintains steady company growth in day-to-day operations and is responsible for managing the team towards our unified goal of creating a better future for tomorrow.
Co-Founder, Business Development
Derek seeks to serve his communities by invoking the greatness from each individual so the world can experience their unlimited potential. His education focused on social & counseling psychology, leading him to develop multiple initiatives involved in helping people improve their mental and physical well-being. When he was only twenty, the growth of his venture required him to go overseas to inspect his manufacturing facilities ensuring proper safety and fair labor standards were upheld, drafted legal contracts with international parties to negotiate closed-loop supply chains, and secured competitive procurement opportunities between private and public sectors. His Indigenous roots within the wolf clan of Oneida Nation of the Thames taught him the importance of fostering an environment where people can speak their truth. This led him to create the popular Campus Conversations hosted at the local Multifaith Centre and Potluck Pals in Victoria BC.
Business Development Manager
Andrew is our Business Development Manager, excelling in seeking new opportunities and connecting with new customers and partners. Andrew has has a natural talent for developing meaningful connections with his clients, leading to a memorable experience for years to come. Outside of work and school, you can find Andrew enjoying everything Vancouver Island has to offer. From trying the different dining options of downtown Victoria to the shores of Tofino and Sombrio, he constantly looks forward to exploring more of the Island and enjoying familiar favorites he’s already discovered.
Rsearch & Development Lead
Sarah is our Research & Development Lead. She helps educate people on the importance of leading a sustainable lifestyle and is passionate about protecting our environment. Sarah researches important topics such as sanitation, sustainability, and health. She is currently in her fifth year at the University of Victoria where she is competing a major in microbiology and a minor in business.
Client Services SPecialist
Elijah is the Client Services Specialist, using his years of experience in the service sector. He is passionate about innovation and business ventures that create value to the individual and the earth. Elijah's primary responsibilities include wholesale distribution, event leasing, and marketing. He is currently working towards completing his B.A. in Business at the University of Victoria.
Angelica is our exceptional Marketing Specialist. She develops creative materials for marketing campaigns and social media accounts. Currently, Angelica is a fourth year student at the University of Victoria and is studying Business with a specialization in Entrepreneurship.