Peter is a human geographer and anthropologist working at the intersection of a burgeoning resource sector and aboriginal communities’ subsistence economies.
He looks at this relationship through qualitative and mixed-method tools, including historical and geographical analysis, land use and local knowledge studies,
resource use and wildlife harvest analysis, and environmental impact assessment.
Partner, Software Development & Ecology
Joerg is Trailmark's technical lead and responsible for aligning IT & software with business strategy.
As a fullstack software engineer Joerg has developed enterprise level software solutions for over 20 years,
primarily in the environmental information systems sector. With a PhD in ecology, he also has an extensive research background
with numerous publications in the field of wildlife biology and simulation modelling.
Beth Keats BA
Partner, TLU / TEK Specialist
Beth is driven by an interest in participatory research, oral history, ethnographic video and the ever-evolving fields of digital communications and digital humanities. Her land use and occupancy research, traditional ecological knowledge studies, and local histories have informed negotiation and decision-making processes related to consultation, land claims, litigation, and environmental assessments.
Community-based Monitoring Coordinator
Angel is a researcher with a background in landscape ecology, remote sensing, and spatial science.
She is passionate about systems thinking, collaborative research, and the nexus between technology, communication, and science.
Community-based Research & Participatory Mapping
Amanda is a researcher with experience working with communities in Northern and Western Canada and Panama.
Her background includes community-based research on traditional knowledge and use,
Indigenous research methodologies, and participatory/counter mapping. At Trailmark, she is supporting projects
that assert Indigenous rights, values, and stewardship of traditional lands and resources.
Jordon DueckDip. IT
Jordon is a software developer with a background in information and computer systems and business administration, and is interested in the
latest web technologies and application performance and security. He enjoys the fast-paced nature of the field and the endless possibilities it has to offer, and is always improving his skills as a developer.
Tamara is a Frontend engineer looking for a balance between functional and aesthetic design. She wants to ensure
a web design's optimization for different devices so that website visitors can easily interact with a page.
Tamara is open-minded and always expands her knowledge when working on new challenges.
Kristen is a spatial ecologist and comes to Trailmark with ten years experience in GIS and spatial analysis.
She is continually amazed by the exciting and seemingly endless possibilities of how our understanding
of ecological and social systems can be strengthened by place-based inquiry. Kristen
finds great reward as a skilled educator, and is adept at communicating complex subjects to new
Writing & Communications Specialist
Dave brings 15 years of professional writing and communications experience to Trailmark's research and consulting services. A former broadcast journalist based in Canada’s North, Dave understands the stories many aboriginal communities have to tell, and the importance of gathering the best information to convey them effectively.
Software Engineer (Mobile)
Ben is a mobile software developer who comes from a background in Lidar technology and developed his IT skills providing solutions for remote data collection on mobile platforms. He loves the challenges that come from starting new and diverse projects and enjoys implementing the small details that make for a great user experience
Indigenous Mapping Assistant
Anna is a Bachelor of Environment and GIS student from Simon Fraser University. She has worked as a research assistant at SFU’s Avalanche Research Program assisting
in qualitative analysis. She aims to continually develop her skills in spacial analysis to provide the best user experience.
Traditional Knowledge Researcher
Casey is Anishnabai from Temagami First Nation with a degree in Irish Studies and Anthropology from St. Mary’s University.
She has worked in many fields including GIS and land use mapping, lands and resources, child and youth programs and education.
Casey is also an artist and business owner who loves off the grid living, being out on her homeland and spending time with friends and family.
Dana is a software developer with notable experience in GIS mapping, remote sensing, and drone technology.
She started her career in developing mobile and web tele-health solutions for remote communities.
She remains focused on effective communication through technology and creating beautiful, functional user experiences.
Co-op Software Engineering
Rena is a Software Engineering major from the University of Victoria, where she also took three years of an Earth Science bachelor prior to transferring.
Rena has a background in website design and digital content creation. While being a big outdoor enthusiast, she also enjoys overcoming complex problems and the endless learning
curve that the field of programming has to offer.
Software Engineer (Mobile)
Mark Pierog started his IT career as a GIS technologist in environmental assessment then continued on to GIS software development. His skill set includes current web, mobile and desktop technologies, using them all to create great tools for our clients. Mark enjoys solving complex problems with elegant solutions, always learning something new along the way.
Senior Project Manager
Ed is Trailmark's Senior Project Manager who's managed 100+ environmental monitoring and information management projects.
He believes that by beginning with a careful understanding of people's needs, modern technology and managerial processes
will serve communities better. Ed strives to foster relationships and promote effective communication amongst all people who share interests.
Roman is Trailmark's web developer and knowledgeable in both client-side and back-end programming, including numerous frameworks and libraries. He loves the constant challenges and seemingly endless learning that goes on in the field of programming and updates and deepens his skills on a daily basis.
Jeremy SmithBSc cand.
Jeremy is a Metis from Saskatchewan who believes communities at all scales can benefit from technology innovations.
With experience in web development and computer science, he is passionate about increasing efficiency through improving our day-to-day
technology and data experiences. Jeremy is a people-person and genuinely enjoys working with others to find both problems and solutions.
Visual Practitioner & GIS Analyst Assistant
Anna is a geographer passionate about communicating alternative understandings of place through relationship building and multimedia tools.
She is fascinated by the interconnectedness of land and sea and the diverse roles of people within these ecosystems.
Her background includes resource conservation field work, GIS analysis, and program planning and coordination.
Gillian WotherspoonCPA CGA
Financial Administrator & Controller
Gillian is extremely good at one thing. As a professional accountant with over 15 years experience, she crunches the numbers.
She loves to promote education and understanding and is here to provide the Trailmark Team with all the help and support they need for
day-to-day financial operations.
Digital Humanities Archivist
Jamie Zabel is an English MA student from the University of Victoria. She has worked on a variety of digital humanities projects
as a research assistant, mainly focusing on using historical spatial data to answer questions and creating digital editions of physical texts.
Jamie is passionate about creating archival resources that are accessible and intuitive to the communities that need them.