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Ted Gilbert, Interior BC 

Ted Gilbert is a certified Master Electrician with over 30 years in industry as a contractor, Safety Officer with Technical Safety BC and as a code change instructor. 

Don Ballard, Vancouver Island

Don has been in the electrical industry for 44 years. He owned and operated his own “A “ licensed electrical contracting business for 8 years, worked as an Electrical Safety Officer for BC Safety Authority ( Technical Safety BC) for 30+ years, worked as a code instructor for numerous Technical Colleges. He is a recognized electrical code instructor with Technical Safety BC.,which contributed to the development and instruction of many courses for the electrical industry for over 30 years.
Don is also accredited with the Standards council of Canada as a certified special electrical equipment inspector.

Victor Lightfoot, Southern Interior BC

Vic is a certified Master Electrician, educator and consultant in the electrical and mechanical disciplines with more than 40 years of collective experience.  He has broad based knowledge ranging from utility networks through process control systems on into renewable and sustainable energy developments.  Vic’s engineering and trades education supports the teaching ability he brings the SparkBC team.


Dave Shavalier, Lower Mainland BC

Dave was a Provincial Electrical Inspector and Safety Officer for 24 years frequently doing relief work in many areas of the province. He instructed many tech talks and code sessions in many areas. He was a three-time President of the Electrical Inspectors Association.

Design Team

Erin Rogers

Erin is the co-founder and designer for SparkBC. She brings over 15 years experience designing tech-based education for the trades industry. 


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