After 10 years working for others in the energy and manufacturing industries, Todd founds Energy Atlantica
Todd hires his first employee, Ashley, who would later become his wife
GIVETOLIVE is founded by Todd and Ashley.
Trading floor is launched - 3 commercial traders managing natural gas for large industrial users and producers
EA employees organize and complete the first of three epic relay-cycles from Canada to Texas, raising $600,000 for various cancer charities and spawning the BIG RIDE
BIG RIDE Halifax to Austin Texas Finish Line
A LOOOOONG way from home during one of the BIG RIDEs, Todd cycles by the EP pipeline in Tennessee
1st ever BIG SWIM from New Brunswick to PEI, a 17km ocean swim to raise money for children with chronic illnesses.
BIG RIDE takes on the 300km Cabot Trail in Cape Breton
2nd Annual BIG SWIM - Energy Trader Heather McGrath takes over as Event Director of The BIG SWIM, a role which would see her grow the event to 100 annual participants and over $1 million raised for Brigadoon Village
Energy Trader, Paul MacQueen, completes his first (and last) Ironman
4th Annual BIG SWIM - Heather adds swimmer to her resume
Energy Atlantica Moves Trading to New Heights
Paul becomes Boardchair of GIVETOLIVE
Todd lends some support to Canada Company, a non-profit that serves to build the bridge between business and community leaders and the Canadian Military.
Executive Assistant, Nadja Zinck, joins BIG SWIM Committee as Volunteer Coordinator
Nadja, Heather & newborn Edie take on the BIG CHILL
The BIG RIDE continues in Cape Breton, on the very hilly Cabot Trail
First shark attack happens at BIG SWIM
GIVETOLIVE raises $50,000 to sponsor and bring a Syrian-refugee family of 4 to Halifax. They have since begun English lessons, founded a society to help other Syrian newcomers and are running a weekend school to teach English, Arabic and computers to over 120 students! It took 12 months of planning, paperwork, finding an apartment and getting furnishings, liaising with the Al Rifai family and working hard to get the kogistics in place for them to come to Canada.
Finally last November Ashley and her team met Loae, Enas and their two children at the Halifax International Airport with open arms, winter coats and a key to their new home.
Nadja starts training for BIG RIDE
Paul completes his 10th GIVETOLIVE BIG RIDE, cycling around the circumference of Iceland. Nadja gets a new bike and does her first BIG RIDE.
With Heather at the helm as event director for the 5th year, BIG SWIM surpasses $1M year to date raised
Todd's friend calls him a ``bag of milk``... immediate company-wide fitness challenge ensues.
Energy Atlantica has the best Christmas cards...
Energy Atlantica commits $10K to helping the newly formed Nova Scotia Syrian Society with their mandate of: providing interest free loans for business ventures, providing emergency assistance to families in need, and educating their children
Paul celebrates his 10th year at Energy Atlantica