PEOPLE

OUR TEAM

PEOPLE

OUR TEAM

PEOPLE

OUR TEAM

Jason Krause

FOUNDER & CEO

Mike Faistuber

Indigenous Relations and Counsel

An accomplished business professional with over 23 years of industry experience. A collaborative analytical and dynamic leader with extensive executive and operational management background. Involved in the deployments of fiber optic, wireline and wireless networks throughout Canada and Western US deploying over 10,000 km of network infrastructure. A leader within top tier telecom organizations and construction firms throughout western Canada, with the belief of inclusivity and diversity. An entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for paradigm shifts challenging “the everyday way it’s been done”.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal:

It is the courage to continue that counts” – WC

Taanishi, Tansi, Weykt, and Hello, 

   My name is Mike Faisthuber and I am a Metis (Cree) educator who is grateful to live, learn, and play in ne Secwepemcúl’ecw, the unceded territory of the T’Kemlups te Secwepemc nation. 

    For all of my professional career, I have prided myself on working closely with First Nations communities. During my time at University, I helped manage a youth mentorship program for First Nations youth at Children of the Earth (C.O.T.E) school in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At the time, this was the first and only all Indigenous urban school in Canada. Organize the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Center (W.A.S.A.C) day camps non-profit, sports-based camps in the inner city of Winnipeg for low-income indigenous youth. Honorary speaker to Indigenous youth and the 2002 North American Indigenous Games (N.A.I.G) about the benefits of physical activity and sport alongside Olympians Waneek Horn-Miller and Alwyn Morris. 

     In Tadoule Lake, Manitoba worked at Peter Yassie Memorial School for the Sayisi Dene. It was during my time here that I realized the importance of adjusting the high school curriculum to meet the needs of the individual community and its members. As a group of 12, our senior social studies classes focused on employment opportunities within the community and the idea of economic sustainability on Northern Reserves. 

     British Columbia, 2006 began working at Chase Secondary School. Diversified my role within the school (teacher, coach, athletic director etc.), but the one I found most fulfilling was Aboriginal support teacher. In this role I was asked to work closely with the non-indigenous staff to help Indigenize the curriculum, Chase Secondary has a 50% Indigenous population. Fearing tokenizing the Secwepemc culture, I chose to strengthen the bond between the school and the Adams Lake, Little Shuswap Lake, and Neskonlith Nations. Through this bond, we were able to create an In School Elder Mentor program. This program saw Elders from the three nations come into the school and work with the teachers, students and help bring real, local, indigenous content into the curriculum. This program has been my greatest accomplishment as an educator so far. Currently, operating as Vice-Principal in Kamloops, BC, and hope to help mentor other schools to bring this program into their curriculum. 

   It is great pride that I can work with 3Echo Communications in supporting this journey “bridging the digital divide”. The vision of creating employment opportunities and economic ventures for First Nations communities is one that I am honored to be a part of. 

All my relations. 

Kukwstsétsemc

Blake Russell

Indigenous Counsel & BD

Jordan Kay

Social Media Lead

Infinyt Development Group and bio coming soon

Bio coming soon

Greg Gannon, PMP

Construction Manager / PM

Terry Ward

Sr. Project Manager

 Started my telecommunications career in 2001, building the foundation of an industry expert from working in the field, to becoming a project management professional (PMP) and leader collaborating at the executive levels. Focusing on culture while a having solution-based outlook has resulted in thousands of kilometers of infrastructure being successfully built for ILEC, CLEC telecom providers, independent clients, and communities abroad.

 I have entrepreneurial experience as a business consultant, successfully building teams, developing business ventures, and managing construction projects ranging from landscapes to building laboratories. Collaboration is a passion, and what I strive for. Seeing a vision turned into reality is what drives me.

Telecom Professional.  35 plus years in Telecom has been and is such a wonderful, varied career.  Beginning in the 80s in Radio / Microwave, Call Center Management, IT System implementation, Construction Major Projects Supervision.  Completed 28 years of continuous learning with a major Telecommunications Service provider as a Senior Leader of Construction & Contract Operations. Post retirement was seconded to a major Telecommunications partner to build, lead & grow a Telecommunications Construction Service Group.

 Throughout my career and many leadership roles and titles, there has been one pervasive work element. I have been a “Project Manager” shortly after starting to work as a remote site technician.  In 1997 I began my engagement with all things Fiber Optics. Managing in field placing, splicing & network crews throughout BC. Transitioning on to Senior Management responsible for large construction teams building and evolving Fiber Optic services. In 2015 I completed the “Project Leadership Certificate” at Waterloo University to make it formal.

 Through a small Project Management company, I have continued to serve small /medium Telecommunications companies in BC, Atlanta & Hawaii. A focus on Dark Fiber deployment through planning, design, civil construction, and system upgrades. All with the Stakeholders priorities in mind providing concise communications, scheduling and focus on working within budget.

Myles Saunders

Project Manager / QA

Terry Ward

Sr. Project Manager

After completing a Diploma of Technology from BCIT, I started my career in 1989 with BC Tel as a central office equipment installer.  From this modest beginning, I progressed, and expanded my skills and knowledge through ongoing education and many different roles within the telecom industry.  This included construction of TELUS voice, data & fiber optic networks. Other skills that I learned and delivered ADSL network troubleshooting and guidance to TELUS field technicians, Service Delivery of ADSL2+, TELUS TV, Fiber Network (Quality Assurance), Data Acquisition Projects, Community Fiber Optic build QA, Civil construction and aerial build management of numerous fiber optic projects throughout western Canada. 

My telecom experience spans over three decades and includes direct involvement with TELUS, AFL, Ledcor, Transmountain, Telecon and many other smaller civil construction companies.  My natural curiosity with a quiet tenacity to finding the root of an issue has served clients well over the years.  I am a firm believer in relationship building, collaborative teamwork, and ongoing learning.  I’m proud to be a contributing member of the 3Echo team which brings 100+ combined years of industry experience.  Together, we will lead to your success. Let’s “Bridge the Digital Divide”.

Telecom Professional.  35 plus years in Telecom has been and is such a wonderful, varied career.  Beginning in the 80s in Radio / Microwave, Call Center Management, IT System implementation, Construction Major Projects Supervision.  Completed 28 years of continuous learning with a major Telecommunications Service provider as a Senior Leader of Construction & Contract Operations. Post retirement was seconded to a major Telecommunications partner to build, lead & grow a Telecommunications Construction Service Group.

 Throughout my career and many leadership roles and titles, there has been one pervasive work element. I have been a “Project Manager” shortly after starting to work as a remote site technician.  In 1997 I began my engagement with all things Fiber Optics. Managing in field placing, splicing & network crews throughout BC. Transitioning on to Senior Management responsible for large construction teams building and evolving Fiber Optic services. In 2015 I completed the “Project Leadership Certificate” at Waterloo University to make it formal.

 Through a small Project Management company, I have continued to serve small /medium Telecommunications companies in BC, Atlanta & Hawaii. A focus on Dark Fiber deployment through planning, design, civil construction, and system upgrades. All with the Stakeholders priorities in mind providing concise communications, scheduling and focus on working within budget.

Jason Krause

FOUNDER & CEO

An accomplished business professional with over 23 years of industry experience. A collaborative analytical and dynamic leader with extensive executive and operational management background. Involved in the deployments of fiber optic, wireline and wireless networks throughout Canada and Western US deploying over 10,000 km of network infrastructure. A leader within top tier telecom organizations and construction firms throughout western Canada, with the belief of inclusivity and diversity. An entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for paradigm shifts challenging “the everyday way it’s been done”.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal:

It is the courage to continue that counts” – WC

Mike Faistuber

Indigenous Relations and Counsel

Taanishi, Tansi, Weykt, and Hello, 

   My name is Mike Faisthuber and I am a Metis (Cree) educator who is grateful to live, learn, and play in ne Secwepemcúl’ecw, the unceded territory of the T’Kemlups te Secwepemc nation. 

    For all of my professional career, I have prided myself on working closely with First Nations communities. During my time at University, I helped manage a youth mentorship program for First Nations youth at Children of the Earth (C.O.T.E) school in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At the time, this was the first and only all Indigenous urban school in Canada. Organize the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Center (W.A.S.A.C) day camps non-profit, sports-based camps in the inner city of Winnipeg for low-income indigenous youth. Honorary speaker to Indigenous youth and the 2002 North American Indigenous Games (N.A.I.G) about the benefits of physical activity and sport alongside Olympians Waneek Horn-Miller and Alwyn Morris. 

     In Tadoule Lake, Manitoba worked at Peter Yassie Memorial School for the Sayisi Dene. It was during my time here that I realized the importance of adjusting the high school curriculum to meet the needs of the individual community and its members. As a group of 12, our senior social studies classes focused on employment opportunities within the community and the idea of economic sustainability on Northern Reserves. 

     British Columbia, 2006 began working at Chase Secondary School. Diversified my role within the school (teacher, coach, athletic director etc.), but the one I found most fulfilling was Aboriginal support teacher. In this role I was asked to work closely with the non-indigenous staff to help Indigenize the curriculum, Chase Secondary has a 50% Indigenous population. Fearing tokenizing the Secwepemc culture, I chose to strengthen the bond between the school and the Adams Lake, Little Shuswap Lake, and Neskonlith Nations. Through this bond, we were able to create an In School Elder Mentor program. This program saw Elders from the three nations come into the school and work with the teachers, students and help bring real, local, indigenous content into the curriculum. This program has been my greatest accomplishment as an educator so far. Currently, operating as Vice-Principal in Kamloops, BC, and hope to help mentor other schools to bring this program into their curriculum. 

   It is great pride that I can work with 3Echo Communications in supporting this journey “bridging the digital divide”. The vision of creating employment opportunities and economic ventures for First Nations communities is one that I am honored to be a part of. 

All my relations. 

Kukwstsétsemc

Blake Russell

Indigenous Counsel & BD

Infinyt Development Group and bio coming soon

Jordan Kay

Social Media Lead

Bio coming soon

Greg Gannon, PMP

Construction Manager / PM

 Started my telecommunications career in 2001, building the foundation of an industry expert from working in the field, to becoming a project management professional (PMP) and leader collaborating at the executive levels. Focusing on culture while a having solution-based outlook has resulted in thousands of kilometers of infrastructure being successfully built for ILEC, CLEC telecom providers, independent clients, and communities abroad.

 I have entrepreneurial experience as a business consultant, successfully building teams, developing business ventures, and managing construction projects ranging from landscapes to building laboratories. Collaboration is a passion, and what I strive for. Seeing a vision turned into reality is what drives me.

Terry Ward

Sr. Project Manager

Telecom Professional.  35 plus years in Telecom has been and is such a wonderful, varied career.  Beginning in the 80s in Radio / Microwave, Call Center Management, IT System implementation, Construction Major Projects Supervision.  Completed 28 years of continuous learning with a major Telecommunications Service provider as a Senior Leader of Construction & Contract Operations. Post retirement was seconded to a major Telecommunications partner to build, lead & grow a Telecommunications Construction Service Group.

 Throughout my career and many leadership roles and titles, there has been one pervasive work element. I have been a “Project Manager” shortly after starting to work as a remote site technician.  In 1997 I began my engagement with all things Fiber Optics. Managing in field placing, splicing & network crews throughout BC. Transitioning on to Senior Management responsible for large construction teams building and evolving Fiber Optic services. In 2015 I completed the “Project Leadership Certificate” at Waterloo University to make it formal.

 Through a small Project Management company, I have continued to serve small /medium Telecommunications companies in BC, Atlanta & Hawaii. A focus on Dark Fiber deployment through planning, design, civil construction, and system upgrades. All with the Stakeholders priorities in mind providing concise communications, scheduling and focus on working within budget.

Myles Saunders

Project Manager / QA

After completing a Diploma of Technology from BCIT, I started my career in 1989 with BC Tel as a central office equipment installer.  From this modest beginning, I progressed, and expanded my skills and knowledge through ongoing education and many different roles within the telecom industry.  This included construction of TELUS voice, data & fiber optic networks. Other skills that I learned and delivered ADSL network troubleshooting and guidance to TELUS field technicians, Service Delivery of ADSL2+, TELUS TV, Fiber Network (Quality Assurance), Data Acquisition Projects, Community Fiber Optic build QA, Civil construction and aerial build management of numerous fiber optic projects throughout western Canada. 

My telecom experience spans over three decades and includes direct involvement with TELUS, AFL, Ledcor, Transmountain, Telecon and many other smaller civil construction companies.  My natural curiosity with a quiet tenacity to finding the root of an issue has served clients well over the years.  I am a firm believer in relationship building, collaborative teamwork, and ongoing learning.  I’m proud to be a contributing member of the 3Echo team which brings 100+ combined years of industry experience.  Together, we will lead to your success. Let’s “Bridge the Digital Divide”.