Mantle’s lead facilitator is Carl Waldron

With a BA in International Development and over a decade working with communities in the developing world, Carl seeks to listen and understand local perspectives. He brings many years of experience as a trainer, workshop developer, and chief executive officer in the non-profit humanitarian field to address challenges faced by leaders of communities and indigenous organizations.

As a past and current director on Canadian and international charitable governance boards, his insight extends to the financial, policy and human resource management aspects of effective operations.

Carl’s broad skill set and experience is linked to an underlying belief in our responsibility to each other and our communities. To Responsibly steward our gifts and resources for the benefit of those around us and generations to come. It’s a belief that’s central to the Mantle team.

Key qualifications:

  • 10 years as CEO of a community development organization serving an indigenous community in South Africa.

  • Extensive experience and relationships with indigenous leadership and indigenous land administration body.

  • 18 years of non-profit board directorship and familiarity with Canada Revenue requirements for charities.

  • Extensive training, facilitation and presentation experience in wide variety of cultural contexts.

  • Staff and program management skills with demonstrated ability to equip and empower future leaders.

  • 2 years experience in Alberta government with funding-proposal and grant oversight responsibility.Type your paragraph here.

Carl Waldron


Mantle Energy

Brent Larison


Mantle’s engineering and business leader is Brent Larison

Brent’s MSc in Construction Engineering and Management and background as a civil engineer enable Mantle to competently and efficiently oversee all details of communities’ climate leadership initiatives.

With extensive project management experience and a track record for leading teams that successfully deliver and exceed client expectations, Brent has built far- reaching relationships across the Alberta construction industry. His diverse skill set also includes financial/investment management and organizational leadership. As an entrepreneur Brent understands the importance of quality service and attentiveness to clients’ needs.

Brent has served as an active volunteer for years across the wider Edmonton region, investing time in strengthening young people and local organizations. He brings a passion for renewing communities and seeing people prosper in all aspects of their lives.

Key qualifications:

  • 16 years of construction project management, including development of management processes for projects ranging from
  • $15 to $200 Million
  • Managed staff teams of up to 40 people
  • Extensive experience in bid analysis, subcontract negotiation and client relations
  • Expertise in budgeting, financial planning, investment and insurance products.
  • Proposal and program development for Indigenous Communities(education, training, employment)