Team

  • peter-evans

    Peter EvansPhD

    Partner, Research & Outreach

    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.

  • joerg-tews

    Joerg TewsPhD

    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

    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.

  • Angel Chen

    Angel ChenMSc

    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.

  • Amanda Degray

    Amanda DegrayMA

    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 Dueck

    Jordon DueckDip. IT

    Software Engineer

    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 Herashchenko

    Tamara HerashchenkoMSc

    Front-end engineer

    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 Kilistoff

    Kristen KilistoffMSc

    GIS Analyst

    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 learners.

  • Dave King

    Dave KingBAA

    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.

  • Ben Mason

    Ben MasonBA

    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

  • Anna Minfray

    Anna MinfrayB.Sc.

    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.

  • Casey Huxtable

    Casey HuxtableB.Sc.

    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 Huget

    Dana HugetBSc

    Software Engineer

    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.

  • Rena Kollmann-Suhr

    Rena Kollmann-Suhr

    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.

  • Mark Pierog

    Mark PierogMSc

    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.

  • Ed Ross

    Ed RossMSc

    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-sarayev

    Roman SarayevAEC

    Software Engineer

    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 Smith

    Jeremy SmithBSc cand.

    Software Engineer

    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.

  • Anna Socha

    Anna SochaBSc

    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 Wotherspoon

    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.

  • Jamie Zabel

    Jamie ZabelBA

    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.