EMA of BC Board Members

As a not-for-profit society, our success heavily relies on the Board of Directors, composed of volunteers from our member organizations.

2024 Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Bryan Shaw — President

Regional Account Manager | ClearTech

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In addition to President of the EMA of BC, Bryan Shaw is a Regional Account Manager with ClearTech Industries Inc. Bryan holds a Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia as well as his Professional Chemist designation through the Association of the Chemical Profession of British Columbia (ACPBC). Following his time in academia Bryan’s career shifted to the environmental analysis industry while holding various positions during an 8 year career at Caro Analytical Services. Bryan recently joined ClearTech, a leading distributor of industrial, commercial, and municipal chemicals and equipment where he supports multiple industries within BC including water treatment and environmental remediation. Bryan joined the Environmental Managers Association of BC in 2015 as Treasurer.

Karen Pyne — Vice President - Vice Chair

Residuals Project Coordinator | Metro Vancouver

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Karen Pyne is a Residuals Project Coordinator at Metro Vancouver, which is responsible for the region’s drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Karen’s work at Metro Vancouver focusses on the responsible environmental management and beneficial use of the residuals produced by Metro Vancouver from the wastewater treatment process (biosolids) and the drinking water treatment process (drinking water treatment residuals). Karen has 25 years of experience within the environmental field from an environmental analytical lab, to private consulting in contaminated sites management. While at Metro Vancouver, Karen has also worked in the Environmental Regulation and Enforcement Division as an Officer managing air quality and liquid waste permits.

Karen has an Environmental Protection Technology diploma from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and is an Applied Science Technologist. She first joined the EMA of BC in 2018, as a Director-at-Large. In 2019, Karen was elected as VP Education. After a minor reorganization of the Board, in 2023, Karen was elected as the Vice President/Vice Chair of the EMA of BC, and still leads the Education Committee. Karen hopes to connect environmental professionals to share experiences and knowledge in all areas of environmental management, and organize some interesting and fun educational sessions and events. Karen recently was the Environmental Manager and recipient of the EMA’s Emissions and Discharge Control Award (2018 co-recipient) for the project “Drinking Water Treatment Residuals Diverted from Landfill for Cement Manufacturing” (with Lafarge Canada).

Adrian Quesada — Secretary

Jr. Account Manager | CARO Analytical Services

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Adrian Quesada is an Account Manager with CARO Analytical Services. Adrian provides project support and management to various environmental clients across multiple industries. His work with clients and understanding of environmental issues has allowed him to support numerous projects in soil remediation, water treatment, and air quality.

Adrian is excited to be part of the EMA of BC; growing up in Costa Rica, environmental remediation and preservation have always been something he is passionate about, and he is looking forward to collaborating with fellow peers to address environmental challenges and foster education and information exchange on such an important topic.

Richard Pope — VP Membership

Partner | Dillon Consulting

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Richard Pope is a Partner and senior environmental scientist with Dillon Consulting Limited. He has over 34 years of professional consulting experience and has a Bachelor’s degree in marine biology and a Master’s degree in freshwater ecology. Richard’s project experience is extensive and varied, and includes mining, infrastructure (roads, bridges), power sector (hydroelectric developments, transmission systems), waterfront and shoreline protection, and waste-management projects. His experience extends across Canada and includes projects in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Ontario, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia. Richard also has international mining experience in Peru and Bolivia. Key focus areas currently include Environmental Assessments (provincial and federal processes), the design and implementation of environmental baseline programs, and the acquisition of permits and approvals. Many of his projects have required extensive consultation and interaction with regulators, Indigenous groups, and other key stakeholders.

Andrea Rivers — VP Marketing

Environmental Consultant | PGL Environmental Consultants

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Andrea Rivers is an Environmental Consultant and Project Manager with PGL’s Contaminated Sites Group. Andrea’s responsibilities at PGL include design and management of environmental site assessments and remediation for due diligence and regulatory approvals. She holds a Professional Agrologist (P.Ag) designation. Prior to joining PGL in 2016, Andrea worked as a project manager at an environmental laboratory reporting analytical data and providing technical support to clients across Western Canada.

Andrea has been attending EMA of BC events for nearly a decade. She initially joined the Board in 2018 and is pleased to have returned as a Director at Large in 2022.  Andrea sits on the Board’s education committee and enjoys coordinating events that bring members together for professional development, collaboration, and networking.

Luke Dineley — VP Communications

Partner | Borden Ladner Gervias LLP

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Luke is a Partner in both the Insurance and Tort Liability Group and Environmental Law Group in Borden Ladner Gervais’ Vancouver office. Luke’s robust practice centers on civil litigation, focusing on a variety of related matters, including insurance and tort law, and environmental law. In the area of environmental law, he represents and advises clients in a wide variety of contaminated site issues relating to both commercial and residential properties, including cost-recovery actions on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. He also provides legal advice and representation to companies on environmental regulatory compliance, emergency spill responses and environmental prosecutions. Luke also has experience in various other areas, including expropriation matters, construction litigation, and debt and insolvency litigation. He has appeared as counsel before the Federal Court and all levels of court in British Columbia.


Mark Condon — Treasurer

Environmental Specialist | Seaspan

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Mark Condon is an environmental professional with over 10 years’ experience in the industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science specializing in Environmental Biology from University College, Dublin and a joint international Master of Science in Global Change: Ecosystem Science and Policy from University College Dublin, combined with Justus Liebig University, Giessen (Germany).

Mark currently works as an Environmental Specialist for Seaspan ULC, at their new ship construction facility in North Vancouver. He ensures regulatory compliance and maintenance of ISO 14001 and Green Marine accreditations. He has extensive experience in waste management, auditing, risk assessment, training delivery, compliance and incident response.

A certified Applied Science Technologist (AScT), Mark began attending EMA of BC events in 2018 to ensure new or changing environmental regulations were adequately anticipated and adjusted to. He has proudly served on the Board of the EMA of BC since 2021. He enjoys sharing ideas and collaborating with the industry leaders he meets and taking learnings back to his day-job.

Directors at Large

Irish Guzman

Business Development Representative | AGAT Laboratories

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Irish Guzman is a Business Development Representative at AGAT Laboratories. She has been with AGAT
Laboratories for three years, where she leverages her extensive background in project management.
Irish holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Irish began her career at AGAT as a Project Coordinator, quickly advancing to Project Manager. In these
roles, she managed projects across British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Her experience in
project management equipped her with a strong foundation in client relations, regulatory compliance,
and project execution.
In her current role, Irish focuses on cultivating relationships in the environmental and mining sectors
across British Columbia and Yukon .She is responsible for building and maintaining strong client
relationships, driving business growth, and ensuring the highest quality of service delivery.
Passionate about professional growth and industry involvement, Irish actively fosters relationships and
pursues continuous learning. She is enthusiastic about her involvement with the EMA of BC, where she
serves as a Director at Large in her first year, and is looking forward to connecting with peers and
contributing to industry advancements.

Katrina Kalashnikova

Business Development – Site Assessment and Remediation | Bureau Veritas

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Katrina Kalashnikova has over 13 years of experience in business development, customer experience and project management. She is a passionate advocate for purpose-based business and the role of technology in advancing sustainability. Katrina has supported global Fortune 500 clients across five continents, specializing in creating exceptional customer experiences and leading successful digital initiatives. At Bureau Veritas, she actively contributes to the digital transformation of the environmental industry, shaping innovative solutions that integrate technology, data-driven insights, and sustainable practices. Additionally, she has volunteered with Climate Neutral, providing guidance and support to organizations striving for climate neutrality. Katrina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University, a Master’s degree from Royal Roads University, a digital transformation program certificate from Cornell University, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from Project Management Institute.

As a Board Member of the Environmental Managers Association of BC, Katrina brings a wealth of expertise in digital transformation, strategic planning, and stakeholder engagement. She is committed to promoting sustainability and fostering collaboration within the environmental sector. Katrina believes that the association plays a crucial role in advancing the environmental field by supporting professionals and organizations through education and creating meaningful opportunities for collaboration. Her goal is to leverage her skills and experience to drive impactful initiatives and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders.

Biography coming soon!

Jennifer is an environmental lawyer and partner at Lawson Lundell LLP. Jennifer advises on regulatory, indigenous and environmental law matters for a variety of industry sectors, including mining, clean energy, transportation, forestry and land development in general, including linear developments. The primary focus of Jennifer’s practice is environmental assessment and permitting for major projects in BC, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut, and land and mineral rights, including Indigenous land matters. Jennifer has developed regulatory roadmaps and provided permitting and property advice for a wide variety of projects and project expansions.

Prior to her career in law, Jennifer worked as an electrical engineer for several years before co-founding a technology company. She led the engineering department there for eight years, and successfully managed the group through two acquisitions.

Jennifer joined the EMA of BC Board of Directors in 2019 as a Director-at-Large, and became the Treasurer in September 2020. Jennifer is interested in promoting environmental education and information exchange, and is particularly interested in emerging technologies and solutions.

Mat Kavanagh

Sustainability & Environment Manager | Lafarge Canada Inc.

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Mat Kavanagh is the Sustainability & Environment Manager for Lafarge Canada Inc. operations in British Columbia and the US Pacific Northwest. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Site Remediation from Seneca College and a Master of Science in Environment & Management from Royal Roads University. Additionally, Mat is a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists.

With over a decade of experience in the environmental sector, Mat has gained expertise in numerous disciplines. He began his career as an environmental consultant in the Oil & Gas sector, focusing on downstream, midstream, and upstream oil and gas remediation and reclamation projects across Western Canada. In 2017, he transitioned into an internal industrial environmental management role.

In his current position, Mat is responsible for managing Lafarge’s sustainability and environmental portfolio across multiple divisions, including mining, concrete, cement, asphalt, marine, and construction. His key responsibilities encompass a wide range of areas including regulatory compliance, permitting and resource development, due diligence, emergency response, and stakeholder and Indigenous consultation.

Starting in 2023, Mat’s involvement with the EMA of BC as a Director at Large reflects his commitment to connecting and collaborating with industry professionals. By participating in this role, he aims to ensure that industry partners have a voice in the ever-evolving regulatory landscape in British Columbia.

Rob Drummond

Environmental Specialist | Hatfield Consultants

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Steve Rosell

Regional Manager, Facilities | QM Environmental

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Steve Rosell is the Regional Manager of Facilities with QM Environmental. Steve has diverse Environmental Management and Business Management experience during his 20+ years in the Industry, both in consulting/engineering and contracting. He has spent time as a Project Manager, Regional Manager, GM and VP of various companies within the environmental field.

As a senior leader and business manager, Steve provides corporate strategy and direction, while evaluating risk and profit potential for external projects and internal service offerings. He combines the technical ability and business acumen to manage projects, develop new ventures and initiatives with the responsibility for financial growth and strategic direction.

Katelyn Ocampo

Environmental Scientist | SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd.

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Katelyn Ocampo is an Environmental Scientist/Project Manager with SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. Her responsibilities include managing and coordinating contaminated site assessment projects in BC. Katelyn earned her Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2020. She is also registered as an Articling Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists.

In 2024, Katelyn joined the EMA of BC Board as a Director at Large. She is excited to further her knowledge of the environmental industry and actively contribute to the community.

In her spare time, she enjoys paddle boarding in local Vancouver spots and backpacking through South America and Asia.