David & Daniel Marrello
My brother and I started TechServeTO in April 2020. Although we were feeling discouraged by 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.
chief operating officer
Camille is passionate about giving back and relishes supporting others as they endeavour to use technology to support their daily lives. She is an avid learner and continuously seeks opportunities for growth. Her love for technology and serving others encourages her to reflect on ways to enhance her service and give back in creative ways.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Susie Liu is a business student at the University of Western. She is actively seeking to help others and is working towards her HBA. She enjoys writing songs and singing during her free time.
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.
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.
Chief Technology Officer
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.