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TECA Instructors

Andrew Byker has worked in the HVAC industry since 1992, installing, servicing, and designing mechanical systems for residential as well as commercial projects.

Andy has both his red seal in Sheet Metal and Gas Fitter B and is currently enrolled at Vancouver Community College in the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program.

Andrew currently teaches the Ventilation Guidelines and HRV design courses.


Andrew is a graduate of BCIT's Mechanical Systems Engineering Diploma program and has been working for KD Engineering since 2009. He is currently the Field Supervisor for the company and carries and AScT accreditation. KD Engineering is a balancing company that deals with adjusting air and hydronic flow from equipment and outlets. He works in the commercial and industrial sector dealing with projects all over BC and has done some work in the Yukon as well. He continually pushes himself to learn about new things in the industry as it continually changes.

Andrew is one of TECA's Principles of Moving Air Instructors.

Antonio Henriques has been a sheet metal worker for 22 years and has been teaching TECA Forced Air Guidelines and Ventilation Guidelines for the last 10 in and around the southern interior. Along with a Red Seal in Sheet Metal Antonio has an instructors diploma and teaches trades full time.


Mechanical Engineering

Christopher Dawe graduated from the University of Alberta with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He is working to contribute to the energy sector, specializing in renewables and sustainability. He stays involved with design and field projects to further-develop a broad depth of experience. 

Christopher Dawe is one of TECA's Quality First HRV and Heat Loss / Gain Instructors. 

Corry Martin is a dedicated plumbing and heating professional. Located in Langley BC, Corry has been in the trades of plumbing, heating, gas fitting and ventilation for over 25 years. Corry founded Corry Martin Plumbing in 1997 and shortly there after, in 1999 formed the limited parent company of CMP Enterprises Ltd. Corry became a journey-person on December 31st, 1999.

Corry is a dedicated trade professional with a wealth of knowledge to share. He has completed a provincial adult instructors degree in March 2017. Corry currently works at BCIT in trades apprenticeship and at his plumbing company as director. Corry's professional credentials include, being a graduate of Brookswood Secondary in Langley BC, completing his Plumbing and Gas apprenticeships at BCIT in Burnaby in 1999, completing 3 of the TECA Quality First Programs and becoming a Certified Adult Educator.

David is President of Eneready Products Ltd., a ventilation equipment manufacturer. He has worked in the residential ventilation industry for 35 years, co-founded TECA 25 years ago and currently chairs its Ventilation Committee.  Over the last 25 years he has spoken at 40 conferences throughout the US and Canada on the topics of ventilation, air moving and chimney safety.


David is a Quality First Principles of Moving Air and Ventilation instructor in the Lower Mainland

Eddie is honoured to step into the role of Technical Instructor at TECA, bringing with him over 20 years of hands-on experience in the trades. Holding Journeyman status in Refrigeration, Plumbing, and Gas Fitting. Eddie's extensive background spans diverse technical domains.

Since 2018, he has passionately shared his insights through instructional roles and mentoring apprentices. As the owner of a thriving HVAC, electrical, gas, and plumbing services company, Eddie's teaching philosophy integrates two decades of practical expertise with theoretical knowledge.

He eagerly anticipates contributing to TECA's mission of providing cutting-edge technical education.

Graham is a journeyman plumber and gasfitter with over 25-years experience in the trades, including 17 years as a business owner. Graham’s experience spans all aspects of residential plumbing, heating, cooling and ventilation. He quickly recognized early in his career that his true talents lie in his ability to troubleshoot complex problems and his love of learning lead him to designing and integrating complex mechanical systems. Graham is passionate about the industry and continuously works to stay abreast of the latest developments; he takes a holistic approach to design; and is solution oriented. Currently, Graham is working on completing his Provincial Instructor’s Diploma Program, his Class A Gas ticket and has completed all of the TECA courses.

Graham instructs TECA's Quality First Ventilation, Hydronic Design and Heat Pump courses.

Jason has been working in the heating, ventilation, air condition and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry since 1993.  He completed his apprenticeship training in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he was exposed to virtually all facets of the industry.  From heavy industrial and manufacturing to light commercial and residential, he has a wide base of knowledge and the ability to apply it.

Jason moved with his family to Vancouver Island where he took on the new challenge of working as a sales person and area technical rep for one of the larger national wholesalers and manufacturers reps in the industry in 2003.  However, Jason’s true calling was working hands on so in 2007 he, along with his wife Mari Ann, founded Mercury Refrigeration Products and Services Ltd.

Jason is a red seal refrigeration journeyman and  is one of our Vancouver Island instructors and teaches both TECA’s Quality First  Forced Air and Ventilation courses.

Jeremy Young resides on Vancouver Island and has been in the plumbing and heating industry since 2005.  Jeremy has worked in numerous roles within wholesale suppliers and sales agencies, holding warehouse, counter sales, outside sales, inside sales, and regional management positions.  Jeremy’s passion for heating and cooling system design has led to a vast portfolio of unique applications, and a long list of industry training experience. 

When he’s not hanging out in mechanical rooms, Jeremy enjoys exploring the outdoors and playing his guitar.  Jeremy is a member of the Hydronics Technical Council and Municipal Hydronic Heat Pump Council; is an instructor for the Municipal Hydronic Heat Pump Course and is on the Board of Directors at TECA.


Paul has been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years with his roots in working for the family business in the Ottawa area in the 1970's. His thirst for knowledge over the years, and always wanting to find a better way, has afforded him a level of expertise in many areas of the HVAC industry.

Paul is NATE (North American Technician Excellence) Certified under many classifications, including: ACE Level Air to Air Heat Pump Technician, an IGSPHA Certified Ground Source Heat Pump Installer and Service Technician, and holds certifications in many other areas of HVAC.

Paul has many years of industry training behind him and continues to deliver training for TECA, Samsung HVAC & Allied AIR as a Platinum Level DSR.

Paul is the National Sales Manager / Technical Trainer for North American HVAC Products Ltd.

TECA Past President

Scott has over 30 years of experience working in the heating and cooling industry, installation, service, design and design-built of complete mechanical systems for residential as well as commercial buildings.

The last 20 years he has focused on green technologies, heat pumps, district energy systems and geo-exchange. Scott has served on the board of TECA for over 15 years and is a past President and the Hydronic Committee Chair. Soctt is instrumental in developing new guidelines and best practice policies for the industry.

Steve Jollimore is a Red Seal Journeyman Plumber and Class B gas fitter.

He has been in the HVAC trade for over 30 years primarily as a contractor and has been teaching since 2001.

Steve is a Teca instructor for HRV Installation, Forced Air Guidelines, Ventilation Guidelines, Principles of Moving Air & Heat Loss Heat Gain and has his Hydronic Design Certification.

Terry has worked in the heating and ventilation industry for 37 years, is a volunteer member of the TECA Ventilation Committee, and has taught Ventilation Classes since 2005.

Terry is a Quality First Ventilation instructor for the Victoria area. 

Todd Backus has worked in the HVAC industry since 2003. He completed his red-seal ticket as a sheet metal worker in 2009. As the owner/operator of Backus Mechanical, he specialized in forced air system installation & design for custom homes.

In 2019, Todd graduated from BCIT with a degree in mechanical engineering. Afterwards, he worked as a mechanical consultant for Rocky Point Engineering designing HVAC, plumbing, & fire suppression systems. In 2023, Todd completed his Professional Engineering certification and joined TECA as the Manager of Programs Development.