Meet the Team

Jason Armstrong

Jason is the Energy Literacy Network Coordinator at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, and currently manages the Let’s Talk Energy initiative. He has worked in museums for more than 15 years as a guide, educator, interpretative planner, and project manager.

Jason is naturally curious and loves learning, so working in a museum setting is a wonderful place for him. Working on the Let’s Talk Energy project has been an amazing experience. Energy is such an interesting topic that has many elements and off-shoots including economy, environment, sustainability, development, technology, and politics, that it continues to fascinate Jason!

When not at work, Jason likes to canoe and hike in the woods around the Ottawa/Gatineau area. He is an avid reader and enthusiastic board game player, and loves to cook for friends and family.

Jonathan Boutin

Jonathan is Ottawa born and raised. He enjoys being active and doing his part for the climate challenge. He has been working for Let’s Talk Energy for 2 years now and has enjoyed every minute of it. From walking to Ottawa from Montreal, setting a Guinness World Record and talking to thousands of Canadians about energy and climate, everyday Jonathan enjoys coming up with new creative concepts with the team.

When not working with LTE, Jonathan enjoys rock climbing, playing ultimate and cycling. He likes spending time outside with friends and travelling.

Emily McBain-Ashfield

Emily is the newest member of the Let’s Talk Energy team. She joined the team in May of 2016 and has so far found the job to be a great experience. She loves learning new things and engaging with people and she gets to do lots of both in her position.

Originally from Vancouver, Emily moved to Ottawa four years ago for school. She is currently studying History and Political Science at the University of Ottawa. When she’s not at work or school, Emily enjoys playing board games, cooking, and discovering new places in Ottawa.