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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marta has over 20 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.
Michael has over 25 years of experience in graphic design and strategic communications, comprising Creative Director roles for a boutique international design firm and, more recently, for Associated.
Michael provides visual communication design consultation for clients, including identity (logo) development and management, website development and maintenance, photography, videography and motion graphics, technical illustration, and campaign development. Michael excels at interpreting and translating technical language into visual communications that engage the audience and are easily understood.
Michael is a Certified Graphic Designer with the Graphic Designers of Canada.