Our core team members have backgrounds in earth sciences, geography, geology, and biology, as well as combined experience on major projects throughout Canada and internationally.
Director / Senior Geomatics Analyst
Jason Shaw has over 20 years of experience in GIS, remote sensing, information management and database development within the environmental industry. He has supervised numerous large multi-disciplinary projects in varying localities of North and South America. Jason specializes in image classification and feature extraction, environmental assessments, disturbance scenario development and landscape change over time, wildlife habitat and movement models, and database applications. Jason is senior technical advisor on a number of wildlife projects using telemetry locations to develop migration corridors, seasonal and home range analysis, and the generation of map atlases and movement animations. Jason holds a BSc in Geography.
Director / Project Manager
Luanne Richardson has over 20 of experience working in management and IT. Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2002, most of her experience has been focused on project management, business analysis and service delivery. Luanne has experience leading clients and team members through large complex solution integrations and providing project governance to ensure all project objectives are delivered on schedule and within budget. Her expertise in providing leadership, solving problems and facilitating business process improvement is augmented with her ability to develop and execute business strategy and change. Luanne has a Bachelor of Commerce (Business).
Senior Geomatics Analyst
Justin McPherson has over 20 years of experience with GIS, remote sensing, information management and database applications. His expertise includes a blend of technical and management roles focussing on assisting practitioners in science, engineering and policy to build geospatial solutions into their decision processes. This approach connects the right spatial data with a technical solution that brings effective results. Justin’s project experience has been focused on lead roles in western Canada with several on-site projects in North and South America, Asia and Australia. He has also lectured on the subject of geomatics project management at a university level. Justin holds a BES in Geography and has completed several courses related to project management within the Project Management Institute (PMI) framework.
Senior Geomatics Analyst
John Danahy has experience in GIS, information management, remote sensing, and remotely piloted aircraft systems (drones). He specializes in applying RPAS data capture across disciplines and industries to find new and innovative solutions for clients. This includes using LiDAR, photogrammetry, and multispectral data to deliver accurate, reliable, and highly detailed spatial information. He leads both technical and management aspects of projects, ensuring high-quality results. John’s project work has spanned across a rage of industries including forestry, oil and gas, agriculture, and emergency management, both domestically and internationally. John holds a BA in Geography, a MSc in Forestry, and is a registered RPAS flight reviewer.
Senior Geomatics Analyst / Developer
Anthony Warren has more than 18 years of experience related to spatial application development. He specializes in automating workflows and building web, mobile and desktop applications that utilize GIS, remote sensing and relational database technology. Solutions have ranged in scale from simple single-user desktop applications to complex multi-tiered, multi-user enterprise applications utilizing fully versioned SDE workflows for the environmental, forestry, agriculture, mining, and oil & gas sectors with organizations of all sizes. Anthony holds a BSc Physical Geography and a MSc in Geomatics Engineering.
Geomatics Analyst / Developer
Lisa Zetterberg has over 10 years of experience in GIS, remote sensing, and database application development for the resource development and environmental industries. She has been a key resource in the development of a number of project datasets and database applications to help automate workflows and quantify the impacts of proposed and existing sites, including water quality and geotechnical monitoring. Lisa has also developed a number of data automation procedures for land use mapping projects based on aerial photography and satellite imagery. Lisa holds a BA (Honours) in Geography and an Advanced Diploma in GIS.
Remote Sensing Analyst
Lan Nguyen has over 10 years of experience in GIS and remote sensing projects. He holds a PhD in remote sensing and plays an important role connecting current research to operational applications. Lan’s research focuses on exploring the rich time series of Earth observations (such as Landsat, Sentinel, and PlanetScope) to characterize land changes under pressures of urbanization and agricultural expansion. His findings contribute greatly to agricultural management, conservation of natural habitats (such as wetlands and grasslands), and mitigation of greenhouse gases. Lan has great experience working with big spatial datasets, creating remote sensing products at regional scales, and building machine learning / deep learning models to solve problems.
John Blyth has a background in cartography and remote sensing. He has over 25 years of experience in the use of GIS software for spatial analysis and cartographic production. He plays a key role in the development of cartographic map products and the integration of graphics and map-based data into presentation and hard copy formats. He is integral in the ongoing maintenance of several wildlife monitoring programs consisting of management and analysis of GPS-collar telemetry data. In addition he has assisted in the delivery of a number of GIS training programs.
Robin Kite has a background in biology and wildlife movement analysis with a focus in GIS, remote sensing and programming. She has experience developing innovative spatial analysis approaches to support land use planning and habitat management initiatives in multi-use landscapes. Robin has applied spatial statistics and modelling techniques, such as utilization distributions and trajectory segmentation, to link variation in wildlife movement patterns to ecological and biological processes. She has experience with spatial data creation, editing, processing and interpretation using both proprietary and open source software and automating complex geoprocessing workflows with Python and R-script. Robin holds a BSc in Biology, BSc in Geography (Geomatics), and a MSc in Geography.
Janine Owen has over twelve years of GIS experience in the environmental consulting sector. She has been a key resource in the development of innovative strategies to analyze data, visualize results, document processes, and improve quality control. Janine creates web mapping applications to visualize data, support decision making, and meet project objectives. She has experience managing large spatial datasets, processing scientific data, and creating maps and metrics in support of environmental planning and permitting processes. Janine holds a BA (Honours) in Geography.
David Warren is a University of Victoria graduate with a background in geography and a focus in GIS analysis and remote sensing. He is well-versed in scientific writing, with a strong skillset for communications. He is experienced in spatial data acquisition, analysis, editing, processing, as well as database development. David is a strong problem solver who continues to grow as a GIS analyst, working for both private clients and public audiences to develop progressive GIS methods that enable timely and efficient results. Specifically, David has played a critical role in the development, documentation and analysis of remediation and reclamation across the Northwest Territories. David holds a BSc in Geography (Geomatics).