Matt Clarke, P.Eng

President

In December 2015, Matt founded Poseidon Ocean Systems – along with co-founder, Heather Clarke – in response to industry demand. As an engineer with direct aquaculture and marine experience – in both project management and product development – he set out to build a pioneering company with the capacity to support the global aquaculture industry through the development and supply of industry-leading products and services. He continues to guide new development initiatives while overseeing the rapid growth of the company.

Outside of Poseidon, you'll find Matt giving back to our community by volunteering as the Chairman of the Board for Community Futures Strathcona.

Heather Clarke, B.Comm

Vice President, Operations

Heather is the co-founder of Poseidon, overseeing the operations of the company; including Quality Control, procurement, logistics, finances and strategy. Heather’s career launched in the world of personal and corporate investment management, and her aptitude for details and numbers has proven to be crucial to facilitating Poseidon's expansion.

In addition to her executive role with the company, Heather also also an active member of Campbell River Rotary, and leads Poseidon's charitable and community initiatives supporting a number of local projects and causes.

Karen Stewart, CPA-CGA

Financial Controller

Karen has over 25 years of accounting experience, including over a decade of direct experience in the Canadian aquaculture industry. Her understanding of the full business cycle and expert budgeting and projections make Karen a vital member of our senior management team.

Keir Pritchard, P.Eng

Senior Engineer

Keir is an accomplished mechanical designer with a wide range of experience developing products and systems for various industries, including pressurized gas systems. He trained as a plumber after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and now applies his extensive knowledge of engineering and design processes as our Senior Project Engineer at Poseidon Ocean Systems.

Jason Dawe, P.Eng

Project Engineer

Jason is an experienced Engineer with a background in Naval Architecture and international experience in the highly regulated marine safety sector. Jason is located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and will be leading Poseidon’s expansion to the East Coast of Canada.

Mike Westby, EIT

Project Engineer

Mike has a passion for design in marine environments and brings with him a background and field experience in biology. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, he returned to school to receive his Mechanical Engineering Degree at the University of Victoria. Mike now applies his technical skills and experience as a Project Engineer at Poseidon.

Outside of work, you’ll find Mike exploring the mountains and streams of the island with a fly rod or the back roads of B.C. on a motorcycle.

Tyler Nichol, EIT

Project Engineer

Tyler brings a diverse wealth of knowledge to the Poseidon team. He has received both his Bachelor of Engineering as well as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Tyler has extensive experience writing code and running simulations for ocean mooring systems and tidal energy analysis. He applies this experience, as well as his background in manufacturing and machining, as a Project Engineer at Poseidon Ocean Systems.

Jeff Fleming, EIT

Project Engineer

Jeff is a Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in structural design and construction in the aquaculture industry. His experience includes crane certification as well as the design of feed barges, marine vessels and other floating infrastructure.

James Nicolle

Shop Foreman

James is a certified millwright and welder, and his experience in the aquaculture industry dates back over 20 years. James works closely with our engineering team to manufacture and install our systems, as well as lend his practical, front-line farming experience to the design process to help improve operational efficiency of our proprietary designs.

Nadine Hoyt

Operations Assistant

Nadine has joined the Poseidon team to assist with operations and project coordination. Nadine oversees all daily shipping, receiving, and logistics management, as well as assists with the quality control processes for inventory management.