Anthony ‘AJ’ Esquega comes from Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek – Gull Bay First Nation (KZA-GBFN), an Ojibwe Community on the west shoreline of Lake Nipigon in Northwestern Ontario. AJ is an elected KZA-GBFN Councillor, 2017 Indigenous Clean Energy 20/20 Catalyst Training Program graduate, and 2021 Clean50 Emerging Leader recipient.
AJ is heavily equipped with confidence and resources to help bring KZA-GBFN energy projects to the next level. AJ has coordinated many renewable energy projects for his community, including a solar-powered electric vehicle charging station, a clean energy plan, and a sophisticated solar energy storage microgrid integrated with his community’s diesel generation station. He loves his family very much and is a proud new dad to a beautiful daughter named Cedar. He enjoys working for KZA-GBFN and hopes he serves his community and future generations well.