Who We Are 


Eric draws on experience as both a regional manager for the government of Alberta, and a municipal councillor where he championed local business and community economic development by building community coalitions. For years he managed Entrepreneurship and Regional Development for the Government of Alberta and received awards for Leadership and Igniting Innovation for his work in spearheading the grassroots development of cross-functional teams within the economic development department. Eric has worked with municipalities, First Nations, Chambers of Commerce, Post-Secondary institutions and government agencies in building and implementing customized strategies to develop local economies.



Amanda is a champion of sustainability, social 

inclusion, and community economic development. She specializes in conducting research, data analysis and developing first-class reports and communications materials. Amanda has extensive experience testing business feasibility, and translating the findings into dynamic shareable formats including infographics and videos. Amanda is a member in good standing of the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC).


Aaron is the Factor 5 Group economic development lead in the Creston Valley/North Kootenay Lake area. His expertise is in project and event management and recruitment. Aaron excels at leading teams, managing diverse projects, and showcasing dynamic events in order to connect with the community and achieve its goals. 

Factor 5 was founded by two award winning economic developers dedicated to creating sustainable communities. Teams are custom built based on specific project needs.