Sandra is a Biologist and Senior Environmental Scientist with over 17 years of experience in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem assessment, wildlife inventory, environmental impact assessment, impact mitigation planning, and environmental monitoring. She has significant experience collaborating with provincial and federal agencies, as well as with developers, private property owners and local governments.
Sandra has managed and completed several environmental impact assessments for development on First Nation reserves throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. She works closely with property stakeholders, including First Nations and local governments to ensure compliance with regulations and permitting requirements for development in and around environmentally significant areas.
As Manager of the Northern Alberta Environmental Sciences Division, Sandra is responsible for maintaining and developing client relationships, communicating on all aspects of project needs, and ensuring quality control of project deliverables and proposals. She is an effective project manager and has considerable experience working with and coordinating multi-disciplinary teams.
Sandra is a member of the College of Applied Biology Credentials Committee in British Columbia, and has recently joined the environmental committee of the Consulting Engineers of Alberta.
Norm has over 28 years of experience in the natural resource sector. He has completed environmental due diligence assessments, environmental impact assessments (and related studies including noise and air quality), regulatory compliance audits, waste minimization audits, environmental risk assessments, hazardous materials storage and handling evaluations, and emergency preparedness/response evaluations.
As a Project Hydrogeologist, Norm has worked on more than 300 small- and large-scale water supply systems. He has prepared and implemented sampling programs for industrial effluents, sludge, groundwater, soils, and river sediments, as well as other media, such as surface water and air. He also has experience evaluating the design, operation, and sampling protocol for a number of landfills, hazardous waste treatment, storage, and transfer stations, contaminated soil treatment facilities, and waste incinerators to identify potential risk pathways for impacts to the surrounding environment.
Norm has assisted with preparation of environmental impact assessments, various types of permits, long-term leases, and emergency response plans. He has expertise in the design and implementation of remediation strategies for sites contaminated with hydrocarbons, persistent organics, solvents, and metals.
Paul is a Professional Forester with more than 20 years of experience managing multi-disciplinary teams for environmental services and forest land management in Canada and New Zealand. His background encompasses environmental monitoring and permitting, planning, impact assessments for land development, and developing effective mitigation and restoration strategies. Paul also specializes in operational, tactical, and strategic forest land-use planning, forest stand modifications to accommodate various resource values, visual impact analysis, and wildfire interface management.
Greg Kaupp is a Senior Civil Technologist and Risk Manager for the Associated Engineering group of companies. He has more than 30 years of experience encompassing project management, planning, design, construction and contract administration, inspection, and rehabilitation of municipal and transportation infrastructure. He has designed and managed land development, community buildings, roads, highways, bridges, airports, and water and sewer projects throughout Western Canada, Bermuda, and Ethiopia. He has also been involved in heavy civil and industrial projects.
Bill Moore is the Technical Services Production Manager for the Associated Engineering group of companies. For more than 20 years, he has implemented, supported and mentored staff on 3D/BIM technologies within the architecture, engineering and construction industry. Bill is an active participant/leader of international, national and local BIM organizations and committees.
Keenan Kitasaka is a Senior Professional Engineer with over 30 years of consulting and public sector experience (federal, provincial and regional levels). He is an expert in transportation engineering, planning, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
Keenan is highly experienced in the coordination and integration of provincial and regional ITS initiatives and applications. Previously with TransLink, Keenan was the chair of the Region’s ITS Advisory Board that coordinates ITS programs for all Metro Vancouver agencies. In addition, he served on the International Mobility Trade Corridor (IMTC) steering committee, addressing trade, transportation and tourism at the Washington State/BC border. Keenan also administered the ITS Department, managed internal and consultant staff and developed TransLink’s ITS programs.
Keenan is particularly skilled in the visionary aspects of strategic planning of ITS initiatives and as Chair of the ITS Advisory Board, he led the development of two successful ITS Strategic Plans (2001 and 2013), as well as numerous working level strategies for implementation of specific ITS applications. He is a member of the ITS Canada Board of Directors and Executive Committee, as well as a member of the Connected Vehicle Committee and Autonomous Vehicle Task Force in ITS Canada.
Melanie has worked throughout Western Canada as a terrestrial ecologist for the past 16 years. Her experience includes project management, vegetation and wildlife inventories, ecological land classification, rangeland management, sustainable agriculture, environmental impact assessments, reclamation planning and monitoring, and waste management. Melanie is a Terrestrial Ecologist as well as Restoration and Reclamation Lead at Associated.
Recently, Melanie has managed, and contributed to, complex environmental projects. She has over 9 years of experience managing large, multi-disciplinary projects. She has provided technical expertise to vegetation survey design, inventory methods, and data analysis. Melanie has developed environmental management and mitigation plans for biophysical projects in the transportation, transmission, land development, agricultural, and oil and gas sectors. She has a keen understanding of ecological function in relation to landscape resources use and of techniques for restoring affected ecological function.
Juliana Tang is a Geo-Environmental Engineer with 18 years of experience in environmental engineering consulting. Juliana is a key team member in various environmental projects, including municipal and industrial containment systems, such as landfills, sewage lagoons, industrial waste ponds, and brine ponds. Her experience includes design, construction, regulatory compliance and application, environmental construction and operations planning. She has conducted solid waste and wastewater studies to assist municipalities in long-term planning and operations. She has extensive experience in the design and installation of geosynthetics in containment systems and in erosion and sedimentation control.
Juliana also facilitates LEED - NC workshops and submissions, conducts water conservation studies and planning, environmental site assessments, contaminated site clean-ups, geotechnical site investigations, and surface water management.
With more than 15 years of experience in climate science, Jeremy is an international expert in climate modelling and climate projections. He provides advice on interpreting and using existing climate models, and develops location-specific climate projections for projects across the company.
Before joining Associated, Jeremy worked at the Centre for Ocean, Sea Ice, and Land Ice Modeling (part of the U.S. Department of Energy) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. His work focused on understanding and modeling the inter-relationships between major ice sheets, such as those in Greenland and the Antarctica, and the climate.
Charlie is a business-focused environmental management professional. He has 20 years of practical experience and has worked with hundreds of organizations in a wide range of industry sectors – from Sun-Rype, Kal-Tire, Tolko and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, to international work with the BBC, Toyota and Caterpillar.
Charlie assists organizations to design, develop and implement customized and intuitive environmental management systems (EMS) as the essential driver of their overall sustainability goals. Charlie is an experienced business advisor, auditor and trainer, and is an expert on ISO 14001.
Charlie has worked in the UK and New Zealand, where he developed and led the Enviro-Mark certification program – New Zealand’s national environmental management and certification program for businesses. Charlie led and expanded the program to become the country’s leader in environmental management and ISO 14001 implementation – providing expertise and certification to over 200 of New Zealand’s leading organizations.
Marta has over 15 years of environmental consulting experience in Western and Northern Canada, managing simple to complex water related technical studies, leading clients through regulatory processes, and securing environmental approvals. Her project experience encompasses groundwater-use water licence applications, groundwater availability and quality studies for local government and Health Authority approval, well drilling and testing for agricultural and industrial water supply, Source Protection Plans and pathogen testing for drinking water suppliers, Environmental Impact Assessments for the agricultural and development sectors, water quality studies for wastewater projects, and Water Supply and Demand, and Hydraulic Connection studies for watershed-scale projects.