Elizabeth McKay, Co-Founder

 

Elizabeth is a Senior Technical Communications consultant. For over twenty years she has worked in software development, manufacturing, engineering, and risk management. Elizabeth specializes in writing clear communications, such as procedures, user guides, requirements, articles, financial reporting and UX writing. Elizabeth also designs user interfaces, logos, and websites. Elizabeth excels in writing, editing, and design for the purpose of clear communications, saving costs in miscommunication, easing comprehension, and improving morale.

In 2012, she took a Stanford Massive Open Online Class, "Designing New Learning Technology," and joined the green team. During the group project, Elizabeth first conceptualized Love Your Planet.  

Loretta Farrell, Co-Founder

Loretta is an accomplished Systems Administrator and Help Desk Analyst with extensive experience in the IT industry. She provides effective and reliable management of IT projects, enterprise data centers, servers, helpdesk response and software applications. A professional team player, positive communicator, and creative problem solver, Loretta has a proven ability to work with global teams and a passion for providing customer satisfaction.

In 2017, Loretta and Elizabeth began discussing Elizabeth's vision for Love Your Planet. Loretta has been a key advisor for Love Your Planet ever since, providing realistic business direction along with insight and imagination towards growth and practical solutions.

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) School of Computing and Academic Studies

 Industry Sponsored Student Program (ISSP)

Student Teams

Since October 2019, Elizabeth and Loretta have worked with BCIT, mentoring and coaching students in software development programs towards building Love Your Planet's sites. Each term, Loretta and Elizabeth have worked with 8 students across 2 teams: one team for the Mobile application and one team for the Desktop site. So far, over 24 students have developed Love Your Planet.

 

Through developing Love Your Planet's software,  the students gain real life skills and values for entering the workforce. In return, Love Your Planet benefits from student enthusiasm, growth, creativity and drive, and the instructor's structured guidance on documentation and deliverables.

 

Love Your Planet is proud to state that all our code base to date emerged from youth and student minds. It is a positive experience and an honor to be chosen by students for their project work.