SHAUN ALSPACH | VICE PRESIDENT (CANADA)
Shaun Alspach was originally trained as a professional geologist, with 23 years of experience in the Canadian and United States Energy Sector, in a variety of technical, senior management, strategic planning and corporate governance roles. He then diversified his background and experience through years of corporate structuring, strategic planning, team management, senior executive governance, financing, and investor relations experience as well as a wealth of acquisition and divestment experience from both the “sell” side and the “buy” side.
In addition to serving in his various corporate capacities, Shaun has been an active servant in the work of the ministry. Shaun is currently Head of School of Halifax Christian Academy, the largest Christian school in the province of Nova Scotia, a position which he assumed at a time when the closure of the school was imminent. Through God’s provision and Shaun’s leadership HCA has embarked upon an exciting new chapter and is fundamentally stronger than prior to his appointment. Shaun also is serving the Lord as an active participant in his local church, Regal Heights Baptist Church, in Dartmouth Nova Scotia, Canada, leading small group Bible studies, and discipling students in grade 4 through 6 in his kids church apologetics class.
Previously Shaun served Mountain Springs Calvary Chapel, on staff in the role of Ministry Assistant. This part time commitment follows on the heels of 2 years of volunteer service as a Ministry Intern, and comes as the most recent blessing of 12 years of growth following his salvation at the age of 34. In the past three years, he has been privileged to have been given the honor of teaching from the pulpit, counselling members of the congregation, as well as leading and coordinating various ministries and programs.
Shaun was a founder of Lakeridge Energy Corporation, a privately held Oil and Gas Producer in Q2 2008, holding the positions of President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Under his leadership, and during what was the worst economic recession in decades, Lakeridge closed three acquisitions and grew from a start up to production levels of over 600 BOE per day. In Q4 2011, Lakeridge was sold to Shoreline Energy Corp., generating an average return to the shareholders of nearly 200%.
Shaun graduated in 1993 from the University of Alberta, with a Bachelor of Science degree with specialization in Geology and later served his alma-matter for ten years as a sessional instructor. He has served as a Director of publicly traded as well as privately held companies, as well as several faith and non-faith based charitable organizations.