Allow Us to Introduce…

January 22, 2016

Over the course of the last few months Keystone Environmental has added many talented people to our team. From entry level technicians to Team Leaders and Program Directors, we were fortunate enough to attract some very impressive and accomplished individuals with very diverse backgrounds and skill sets. We couldn’t be happier with the folks that have joined us over the last few months and are pleased to introduce them to you now. Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the Keystone Environmental Team.

Richard Wells, P.Eng., CSAP: “Director, Government Services” Joined Keystone on January 19, 2016

richard-wells-web Richard comes to us with over 22 years of experience in Environmental Consulting; he is a registered Professional Engineer in BC and the Yukon. He is also a Contaminated Sites Approved Professional (CSAP). His primary areas of technical expertise include the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites (Phase I,II and III), Remedial Option Analysis, Remedial Action Plan development, design, construction and operation of in-situ and ex-situ remediation system, civil design of landfill sites, development of tender and specification documents and project management. In his role as Director, Government Services, Richard’s primary responsibility will be to lead all services and marketing efforts to senior levels of government (Federal and Provincial).

Pauline Pasetka, CPA, CMA: “Corporate Controller” Joined Keystone on January 4, 2016.

Pauline is a Certified Management Accountant (CPA, CMA) with 15 plus years of accounting experience, 10 of those being in senior level roles. She is experienced in leading the accounting and finance function with organizations of varying sizes and industries, most recently with AECOM and AMEC. Her experience entails full cycle accounting, mergers & acquisitions, financial reporting, budgeting, tax planning, SRED claims, ERP implementation and staff supervision.

Jeff Thorlacius: “Project Manager, Biological Services” Joined Keystone on January 4, 2016

jeff-thorlacius-web Jeff has over 10 years’ of experience in the environmental consulting field in British Columbia and has worked with numerous First Nations Bands. He has managed projects of various sizes specializing in disciplines such as Environmental Compliance Monitoring, Erosion and Sediment Control, and Water Quality Monitoring. As a biologist, his field of experience encompasses such topics as fisheries habitat assessments and restoration, environmental construction monitoring, permitting and assessment for independent hydro power projects, federal Environmental Effects Monitoring for pulp and paper, and permit applications. Jeff’s field experience includes freshwater fish and invertebrate assessments, fish habitat enhancement, vegetation surveys, riparian assessments, and soil and water quality monitoring.

Haley Piagno, P.Eng: “Intermediate Engineer”– Joined Keystone on January 4, 2016

Haley comes to us with over 5 years of experience in Environmental Engineering, the bulk of which was s in Ontario. She has worked as part of a number of multi-disciplinary teams designing municipal wastewater treatment facilities, performing comprehensive assessments of existing treatment systems and recommending modification measures for optimization. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario and eligible for immediate licensing with APEGBC. She received her B. Eng. and Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph.

Adam Radlowski, R.P.Bio: “Team Leader / Senior Environmental Risk Assessor” Joined Keystone on December 15, 2015

Adam Radlowski is a registered Professional Biologist with over thirteen years of experience as an environmental risk assessor. Adam has completed a range of human health and ecological risk assessments from screening level risk assessments (SLRA) to complex detailed human health and ecological level risk assessments (DHHERA) for private and government clients. He has a B. Sc. in Environmental Toxicology from SFU and a Masters in Geographical Information Systems from Manchester Metropolitan University. In his role as Team Leader, Adam’s primary responsibility will be to lead the risk assessment team.

Ben Lin, P.Eng: “Project Manager, Contaminated Sites” – Joined Keystone on November 30, 2016.

Ben Lin is a Professional Engineer with 13 years of experience in environmental engineering for contaminated site investigation and remediation at complex contaminated sites and projects throughout BC for both private and public clients. His site assessment experience has included data gap analysis, investigation design and implementation and preparation of site investigation reports. Ben’s remediation experience has included remediation options evaluation, development of remedial action plans, remedial specifications and cost estimates, and preparation of confirmation of remediation/ closure and post-remediation monitoring reports.

Kane Keating, GIT: “Project Geologist” Joined Keystone on November 24, 2015

Kane has four years of experience working in the mining and exploration sector as a geologist. Kane experience encompasses property and regional scale geological mapping, core logging, geotechnical logging, geophysical data interpretation, aerial photo analysis, data compilation, whole rock geochemical/geochronology/fossil sampling, water sampling, core instrumentation analysis, and remote fly camp logistics. He has experience in remote, reconnaissance fly camps with over 100+ hours of experience in/around helicopters throughout northern BC and the Yukon Territory. Kane has an Earth Science Degree from Simon Fraser University specializing in courses centred towards mining/exploration and environmental science.

Christopher Homes, P.Geo: “Intermediate Hydrogeologist” – Joined Keystone on November 16, 2015

Christopher comes to us with over 10 years of hydrogeological consulting experience in British Columbia and Alberta. He received his B.Sc. in Earth Sciences from Simon Fraser University in 2003 and is registered as a Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists in British Columbia and Alberta. Christopher’s physical hydrogeology work experience includes pumping tests, infiltration testing, and slug and tracer testing, and his contaminant hydrogeology experience has involved Phase I and II Environmental Site Investigations, with vapour, soil and groundwater sampling and reporting. During the course of his work, he has gained familiarity with the British Columbia, Yukon, and Alberta regulations concerning wastewater disposal, contaminated sites, and groundwater supply. He is also well versed with the design guidelines for First Nation Water Systems.

Chris Yeung, B.Sc.: “GIS Specialist” Joined Keystone on November 16, 2015.

Chris has been working as a GIS Technician with MMG Resources for the past 3 years and comes to us with a solid technical background in GIS. He has an Advanced Diploma in GIS from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of British Columbia.

Michaela Burke, B.Sc. – “Field Biologist” Joined Keystone on November 5, 2015

Michaela has been working in the environmental consulting field for eight years and has extensive experience dealing with clients, contractors and the general public. Her background consists of environmental monitoring, fish and wildlife salvages, environmental permitting, report writing and liaising with clients and regulatory agencies. She received her BSc in Biology from the University of Victoria in 2006 and has a Marine Options Program Certification from the University of Hawaii.

Krista Morden, EPT Dip: “Field Technician” – Joined Keystone on November 4, 2015

Krista is a recent graduate from the Environmental Protection Technology Diploma program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and has gained experience in soil, water and air sampling and report writing through various co-op work placements. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Victoria.
Welcome to the Keystone Environmental team…we look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship.