board & executive team
Siva moved to Silicon Valley in 1999 with Nortel and has worked for Extreme Networks, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, and Ericsson.
In his spare time, Siva enjoys playing hockey, and gets CBC on satellite. He has been involved with the Digital Moose Lounge since 2004.
Pavan was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia and has lived in San Francisco since 2017. Shortly after completing her legal education at McGill University, she discovered her passion for immigration law. In 2012, she was offered the unique opportunity to practice Canadian immigration law from the United States. She went on to lead Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Canadian immigration practice in the firm’s Boston, New York and San Francisco offices. In 2018, Pavan pursued her dream of launching Dhillon Immigration Law, a boutique Canadian immigration law firm in San Francisco.
Pavan has lived in Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa. A proud Canadian, she loves getting up each morning to help companies and individuals from across the globe move to Canada. In her spare time she can be found plotting her next trip and discovering what the bay area has to offer.
Dorin Greenwood arrived in the Bay Area in January 2018 with her husband and three sons, taking leave from her role with the Ontario Government as a senior communications advisor.
Prior to working for government, Dorin was a news and current affairs producer for Global News and CBC Television and Radio, working on such shows as Inside Media, NewsWorld, Metro Morning and Here and Now.
Dorin had the good fortune of travelling extensively to Europe, Japan, and all across Canada and the United States when she was much younger as a member of Canada's national team for rhythmic gymnastics. Her team represented Canada at the Pan American Games in 1991 winning the bronze medal in the group event.
These days, Dorin spends time writing articles, volunteering and hiking the Santa Cruz mountains when she isn't driving her three boys to hockey games all over the Bay Area (and further!).
Mohammad joined Digital Moose Lounge in 2017. He is originally from the Maple Leafs and Raptors hometown, Toronto, Ontario. He went to Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and graduated with a BBA with minor in Economics and Philosophy. Mohammad worked most of his career in Public Accounting, doing audits for large public companies. He has worked for EY, Manulife Financial and RLB in Canada. He got his Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified Public Accountant designations from Canada. He moved to Silicon Valley in 2015 first working with SOAProjects and now BDO USA LLP. He has worked for clients such as Lattice Semiconductors and Barracuda Networks.
Expat Strategy Moose
Hugh grew up in Calgary and “went East” to University. Hugh earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Carleton University, lived in Montreal and the moved to India. He completed an MBA in Chicago, then lived in Toronto for a few years before moving to the Bay Area in 1992 with his wife Jennifer who is also a Calgarian.
Hugh began his career as an investment banker and spent 10 years in real estate and finance before diving into the world of software and technology. He has lived in the Bay Area for 27 years.
Hugh is an avid baker, sourdough bread enthusiast and coffee roaster.
Tamarah is originally from Vancouver, B.C. She completed her undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University and moved to California to attend law school. After graduating from Santa Clara University School of Law in May 2016, she plans to stay in California and work as a civil litigation attorney. In her spare time, Tamarah enjoys yoga, trail running, and discovering hole-in-the-wall ethnic restaurants.
Originally from Toronto, Sarah has lived, worked and played in the Bay area now for more than 20 years. Sarah has been a member of the Digital Moose Lounge since her early years in California, where she established herself as an executive recruiter with Deloitte in their Global Professional Services division. She subsequently went on to form Global Price, her own executive search company. While raising a family, she has remained very active in a marketing development capacity. In addition to DML, she is on the board of trusties of the Make a Wish Foundation, and teaches art classes to public schools in the Bay Areas through the non-profit “Art in Action”.
Sarah remains as proudly Canadian as she is about her adopted state of California, and makes sure her two daughters don’t forget their roots. With a passion she joins them in Canada Day celebrations, street hockey games and regular singing of Oh Canada, all a cure for homesickness!
On visits back to Toronto, among Sarah’s Canadian favorites are pea meal bacon on a bun from Toronto’s St Lawrence market, Tim Horton’s maple dipped donut and coffee, the Chicken Deli at Yonge and Eglinton and gathering old friends to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Little known fact: Sarah was once an usherette at Maple Leaf Gardens.
Partner Strategy Moose
Shannon was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She ventured west to Silicon Valley in 2014 when the opportunity arose after graduation to practice law in a location that allowed her to ride her bike and play tennis outside year-round. Shannon works at Morrison & Foerster, LLP where her corporate practice is focused on advising emerging companies, investors and public companies on a broad range of corporate and securities law matters. In her spare time, Shannon can be found outside, cycling, running, playing tennis or playing field hockey.
"Pastured-moose" (Past Chairmoose 2015 to 2018)
David is an independent researcher and consultant with a focus on Canada-US education and innovation initiatives. He has managed projects for a range of clients, including the Conference Board of Canada; the Canadian Association of University Research Parks; the Waterloo Region; Expansion Québec; and the Bay View Alliance. From 2007-2012, he served as Academic Relations Officer with the Consulate General of Canada in Palo Alto, advancing Canada’s university and diaspora interests in Silicon Valley. He has presented on Canadian innovation activities at academic and government panels, and in 2015 received the Consul General’s “Expat of the Year” award.
Erika grew up in the West Kootenay region of BC, near the mountain-town of Nelson. After university, Erika settled in Vancouver where she worked as a freelance writer, then in Public Affairs at Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Centre and eventually for the Co-op Education program at Simon Fraser University.
Erika is currently a consultant, helping Simon Fraser University (and University of Victoria until recently) develop industry partnerships within the Bay Area. She lives in Marin County - as close to wine country (and Canada) as possible!
Griselda Zhou is an entrepreneur-at-heart and brings innovative thinking and a community-focused approach to the DML. She is originally from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and completed her Bachelor of Business Administration at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and her Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications at the University of Westminster in London, U,K. Griselda currently works at PayPal on the Corporate Affairs team. In 2017, she received the inaugural Engaged Alumni Leadership Award from Simon Fraser University.