Brian Aird – Executive Director
Brian Aird brings to his role of Executive Director of EDN a varied career that has included 12 years of running his own business and eight years as a provider of services supporting entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs.
Brian combines his open and creative mind with his dedication to collaborative partnerships. Through operating his own ventures and working in a variety of businesses, Brian has experienced and understands many of the challenges of entrepreneurship. As a service provider to entrepreneurs he has experienced and understands many of the intricacies involved in effectively serving members and participants.
Brian has two children, enjoys biking and he thrives on participating in varied discussions over a fresh cup of coffee at any of his favorite cafes.
Archie Gillis – Business Counselling Coordinator
Archie Gillis has been working as the full-time Business Counselling Coordinator with EDN since 2006. In this role he provides one-on-one business counseling, plans workshops and events, links entrepreneurs with other business partners/professionals and much more.
In his own business endeavors he has successfully engineered, patented and tested new products that include musical instrument innovations, computer hardware and software applications and even bio-medical devices and processes.
In his free time he plays music with a number of groups and as a solo performer.
Sarah Storms-Project Coordinator
Daniel is in his second year at Saint Mary’s University in the Bachelor of Commerce program. Joining us for his first co-op placement, he is excited about evolving the marketing strategy at EDN, as well as planning the Annual General Membership Meeting. He looks forward to meeting with members and discussing potential areas for growth and new ideas.
Daniel has a passion for music, playing the violin since the age of 7 he now plays several other instruments including the cello, trumpet and piano. He currently plays the trumpet in the Halifax Music Co-op and records music from his home studio.
Daniel also volunteers with several different groups including Team Possibles, Enactus Saint Mary’s and the Downtown Business Commission. He looks forward to using his volunteer experience to help the entrepreneurial spirit in Halifax continue to grow.