About Us

The Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) is a not-for-profit society with a mandate “to help communities, consumers, producers, regulators and policymakers to work together to reduce the costs and environmental impacts of energy and utility services in the Northwest Territories."

Our Offices

South Slave Regional Office Office

South Slave Regional Office

Greenway Building, Suite #205
31 Capital Drive
Hay River, NT, X0E 1G2

Phone: 867 874 3434

Toll Free:

Fax: 867 873 0303

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Tlicho Regional Office Office

Tlicho Regional Office

Box 115
Whati NT X0E 1P0

Phone: 867 573 3030

Toll Free:

Fax: 867 573 3018

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Beaufort Delta Regional Office Office

Beaufort Delta Regional Office

Aurora Research Institute Building
191 Mackenzie Road / PO Box 1450
Inuvik NT X0E 0T0

Phone: 867 777 2068

Toll Free: call collect

Fax: 867 777 4264

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Dehcho Regional Office Office

Dehcho Regional Office

Dehcho First Nations Building
Box 89
Fort Simpson NT X0E 0N0

Phone: 867 695 2355

Toll Free: 1 866 995 3748

Fax: 867 695 2038

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Sahtu Regional Office Office

Sahtu Regional Office

c/o Heritage Hotel, 27 MacKenzie Road
Norman Wells NT X0E 0V0

Phone: 867 587 2354

Toll Free: call collect

Fax:

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Yellowknife Office Office

Yellowknife Office

101-5102 51st Street
Yellowknife NT X1A 1S7

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

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Our Staff

Message Employee

Craig Thomas

Craig Thomas

Operations Manager

Craig Thomas

Operations Manager

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Craig Thomas
Vince R Halushka

Vince R Halushka

Program Coordinator

Vince R Halushka

Program Coordinator

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Vince R Halushka
Barb has been a Yellowknife resident for 27 years and has held several administrative positions. She joined the AEA team in June 2015 and enjoys the interaction with the public and the AEA team. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University at Kingston and taught elementary school before moving to the North. Barb is a longtime member of Girl Guides of Canada and enjoys reading and gardening in her spare time.
Barb Guay

Barb Guay

Administrative Assistant

Barb Guay

Administrative Assistant

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Barb Guay
Michael Goodwin

Michael Goodwin

Energy management Specialist

Michael Goodwin

Energy management Specialist

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Michael Goodwin
Although not born in the NWT, Louise has lived in the North all her life and in Hay River for over 25 years. In 1992 she and her husband started their own plumbing and heating business where she still works part-time as the Office Manager/Bookkeeper. She worked for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation for 13 years in various positions and decided to leave the Corporation to raise her two boys and continue working in their own business. She brings a number of years of administrative experience to her position with AEA. Louise is an active community member volunteering for many worthwhile organizations and sitting on various boards over the years. She loves the outdoors, advocates healthy living and life-long learning, and loves to help others.
Louise Schumann

Louise Schumann

Administrative Assistant - Hay River

Louise Schumann

Administrative Assistant - Hay River

Location: Hay River

Phone: 867 874 3424

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Louise Schumann
Originally from Southern Ontario, Tom came North in 1977 working with a construction company building Public Housing in the community of Ulukhaktok. He remained in Ulukhaktok as foreman for the Holman Housing Association. In 1984 he began a 30 year career with the NWT Housing Corporation starting out as Maintenance Coordinator and later Manager in the Cambridge Bay District Office, and spending the past twenty years in Hay River’s South Slave District office. During his time with the Corporation Tom became passionate about energy reduction in Social Housing through improving building envelopes and mechanical systems to reduce both energy consumption and maintenance. He also became interested in alternate energy and introduced solar thermal preheating into several of the Corporations assets. Tom likes to spend his free time up on the Arctic Coast in search of the lost Franklin Expedition.
Tom Gross

Tom Gross

Regional Energy Project Coordinator

Tom Gross

Regional Energy Project Coordinator

Location: South Slave

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Tom Gross
Mike Stuhec

Mike Stuhec

Energy Management Specialist

Mike Stuhec

Energy Management Specialist

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Mike Stuhec
Sheena is a social entrepreneur and is always looking for ways to find innovative solutions to community challenges. She has a combined degree from The University of The Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island University dedicated to biology and horticulture. Sheena brings to AEA her northern living and working experience as well as her learning’s from past positions involving social and environmental sustainability. Always embracing her environment she enjoys snow shoeing, cross country skiing, running and gardening at the Inuvik Community Greenhouse.
Sheena Adams

Sheena Adams

Inuvik Regional Energy Project Coordinator

Sheena Adams

Inuvik Regional Energy Project Coordinator

Location: Inuvik

Phone: 867 777 2068

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 777 2068

Sheena Adams
Alexandra grew up in Saskatoon. After completing her B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, she worked as a construction coordinator in southern Ontario before returning to Waterloo for a Master’s of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering. Her research focus was building energy simulation and residential energy use. Alexandra enjoys travelling and getting outdoors.
Alexandra Giroux

Alexandra Giroux

Energy Management Specialist

Alexandra Giroux

Energy Management Specialist

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Alexandra Giroux
Ken is a Business graduate from Mohawk College in Ontario, and dedicated the first 15-years of his career to corporate benefits management in Calgary. In 2000, he shifted gears into the green energy economy, developing the business case for energy efficiency, conservation & demand management, renewable energy and community-owned green energy projects. He is certified with NRCan to assess the energy efficiency of existing homes, multi-unit residential buildings and new housing construction. Joining AEA in 2012, Ken deploys his work motto: “Let’s have fun and get the job done”. So..... Who’s up for some fun? On the personal side, Ken is married with a son, and is an organic hobby farmer and beekeeper.
Ken Baigent

Ken Baigent

Energy Management Specialist

Ken Baigent

Energy Management Specialist

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Ken Baigent
Steve trained as a boat builder in New Brunswick and then became a builder/renovator/cabinet maker when he moved north in 1982. Having spent so many winters in the north, Steve has developed a passion for nice snug housing and with his Dutch ancestry has an appreciation for saving energy and money. After working as an EGH Evaluator for a few years Steve was hired on at AEA as Residential Energy Program Coordinator for 2 years. After a year of travel with his family, he is back with AEA as a Program Coordinator.
Steve Outlet

Steve Outlet

Program Coordinator

Steve Outlet

Program Coordinator

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Steve Outlet
Sonny worked as an Energy Program Coordinator for Whati for last 9 yrs and was recently hired by Arctic Energy Alliance as liason person for the Tlicho region. He also sits on Alternative Energy Committee Board and is a Tlicho Government member. He is still active in the culture activities like drum dancing, hunting, fishing and trapping. He likes to listen to Elvis Presley and travel.
Sonny Zoe

Sonny Zoe

Regional Energy Project Coordinator

Sonny Zoe

Regional Energy Project Coordinator

Location: Whati

Phone: 867 573 3030

Toll-Free:

Fax: 867 573 3018

Sonny Zoe
Leanne completed an M.A.Sc. in Building engineering from Concordia University in Montreal and a B.A.Sc in Mechanical engineering at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Prior to joining the AEA in January 2011 she lived in a small rural community in The Gambia, West Africa and worked with a sustainable agricultural project involving energy efficient cooking technologies. She is a professional engineer and a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional.
Leanne Robinson

Leanne Robinson

Energy Management Specialist

Leanne Robinson

Energy Management Specialist

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Leanne Robinson
Margaret holds a Master of Science degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering from The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. She's enthusiastic about helping people make better use of their energy resources. Previously she has worked in South Korea, Poland and England.
Margaret Mahon

Margaret Mahon

Energy Management Specialist

Margaret Mahon

Energy Management Specialist

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Margaret Mahon
John is a professional engineer with LEED Professional Accreditation and also holds the Certified Energy Manager designation from the Association of Energy Engineers. John was raised in Yellowknife and returned after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. He is passionate about assisting people to reduce their energy consumption and switch to renewable sources of energy.
John Carr

John Carr

Senior Technical Specialist

John Carr

Senior Technical Specialist

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

John Carr
Linda is a long-time Northerner who is enjoying working with the Arctic Energy Alliance and people in NWT communities to develop Community Energy Plans.
Linda Todd

Linda Todd

Program Coordinator

Linda Todd

Program Coordinator

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Linda Todd
Born and raised in the Northwest Territories, Wayne Lennie is a Civil Engineer Technologist with over 30 years experience in all aspects of building construction along with AutoCAD drafting skills. He started work with Arctic Energy Alliance in October 2011 and will concentrate on helping individuals, businesses and communities of the Sahtu Region reduce their use of fossil fuels by converting to energy efficient alternatives.
Wayne Lennie

Wayne Lennie

Regional Energy Project Coordinator

Wayne Lennie

Regional Energy Project Coordinator

Location: Norman Wells

Phone: 867 587 3520

Toll-Free:

Fax: 867 587 3516

Wayne Lennie
A passionate social change agent, Teresa Chilkowich has been engaged in ecological stewardship, environmental education and community building activities for almost twenty years. Through her previous work with Environment Canada, Teresa has facilitated workshops on Healthy Communities and Waste Management in northern Labrador, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories and she is keen to create meaningful opportunities for community members to cultivate connections and wholeness with themselves, each other and the living Earth.
Teresa Chilkowich

Teresa Chilkowich

Regional Energy Project Coordinator

Teresa Chilkowich

Regional Energy Project Coordinator

Location: Fort Simpson

Phone: 867 695 2355

Toll-Free: 1 866 995 3748

Fax: 867 695 2038

Teresa Chilkowich
Born and raised in Newfoundland, Jennifer moved to the Northwest Territories in the summer of 2000. She holds an Administrative Sciences College Diploma from Academy Canada in Newfoundland. She has also worked and studied in the field of Human Resources over the past few years. Jennifer started working at the Arctic Energy Alliance in August 2008 where she continues to learn and enjoys helping others.
Jennifer Wicks

Jennifer Wicks

Human Resources and Program Assistant

Jennifer Wicks

Human Resources and Program Assistant

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Jennifer Wicks
Originally from Prince Edward Island, Nick moved up to Yellowknife in October 2011. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. Nick enjoys making a difference by providing advice about ways to save energy.
Nick Walker

Nick Walker

Energy Management Specialist

Nick Walker

Energy Management Specialist

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Nick Walker
Faye has lived and worked in Yellowknife since 1990. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan.
Faye MacDonald

Faye MacDonald

Office Manager

Faye MacDonald

Office Manager

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Faye MacDonald
Louie Azzolini is a professional planner with over 30 years of private and public sector planning experience. He resides in Yellowknife NWT, owns Terra Firma Consultants, and recently worked with the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board and the UMA Group. He obtained a Diploma in planning in 1981, a Masters Degree in urban planning from the University of British Columbia 1993, and an MBA from Athabasca University. Louie strength is helping organizations make better decisions through sound analytical and interactive approaches. Louie enjoys strategic planning, land use planning, environmental planning and small business planning/coaching.
Louie Azzolini

Louie Azzolini

Executive Director

Louie Azzolini

Executive Director

Location: Yellowknife

Phone: 867 920 3333

Toll-Free: 1 877 755 5855

Fax: 867 873 0303

Louie Azzolini