Joel started as a scheduler in the Calgary office of Direct Energy Marketing Ltd. in 2006, Joel developed a detailed understanding of the physical movements of natural gas across multiple Canadian pipeline systems–crucial knowledge that Joel leveraged when transitioning into a trading role in 2008 specializing in Eastern Canada. By 2011, Joel had expanded his book of business at Direct Energy to cover physical transactions, including term business, in almost all Canadian markets and certain related US markets, from the Midwest to California. Having spent his entire energy career in Calgary working to assist producers, end users and midstream participants manage the volatility of Canadian natural gas markets, Joel joined UET in 2014 as Director of Trading and Marketing in UETC’s Calgary office. Joel is a graduate of University of Regina with a degree in Finance.