David & Daniel Marrello
My brother and I started TechServeTO in April 2020. Although we were feeling down about the COVID-19 pandemic, we resolved to have a positive impact on people suffering from its implications. We saw our grandparents, whom we live with, struggling with everyday technology usage. So we thought to ourselves – if they didn’t have us living with them, how would they connect with families, friends, and loved ones? How could they maintain a good level of physical and mental health while observing social distancing measures?
Then we did our research, and what we found was concerning. According to a recent study, 78% of seniors aged 65-75 owned a smartphone, but only reported “moderate” levels of confidence in using them.
TechServeTO is our solution – connecting digital-native millennial volunteers with older adults who just need a little bit of technical help to improve their everyday lives.
Sara is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Accounting. Sara’s professional experience consists of investment banking for B2B software technology companies, as well as valuation advisory work across a variety of industry sectors. Sara has also volunteered her time with MaRS Innovation, North America’s largest urban innovation hub.
Kathleen fell in love with volunteerism during grade school. Inspired by witnessing acts of kindness, she quickly developed a deep passion for service and philanthropy. This resolve stuck through the years as she pursued a career in the public sector and continues to volunteer for multiple organizations across Canada.
Justin Stanislaus is a BBA student at York University’s Schulich School of Business. He is actively involved with his school’s student investment fund and is currently completing a summer internship at OMERS. In his spare time, Justin enjoys motorsports, going up to the cottage, and traveling.
Tyler Schneider is currently a pharmacy student at the University of Toronto. His goal with being on the Content Team at TechServeTO is to help seniors be able to digest information about using technology and learn at their own pace without it being daunting.
Harry is an incoming medical student at the University of Ottawa. He loves hockey, video games, and being involved in the community!
Yu Hei Chan
Driven by a desire to work with others on common goals, Yu Hei brings more than 7 years of experience driving measurable results through value-aligned partnerships across multiple industries. When he isn’t working, you’ll find Yu Hei playing board games and trying to figure out how to make that perfect cup of coffee.
Content & Marketing
Caelan graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Joint Honours in Communications and Sociology in 2016. Since then, she has been traveling and working abroad in both Taiwan and Australia. Since returning home, Caelan has joined TechServeTO in o help seniors connect to their loved ones.
My name is Elisa Colella. I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Life Science degree. Currently, I am working towards my Bachelor of Education at York University with the goal of becoming a high school science teacher. I enjoy photography; playing sports, like soccer and hockey; and cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Recently completed a certification at York University in Cybersecurity, I am a cybersecurity enthusiast, online privacy advocate and DIY technologist. I have an affinity for encryption. I volunteer with TechServe on my free time and make sure user and staff privacy is protected with the highest standards.