Hatfield Welcomes New Staff
Oct 28, 2014
Hatfield is growing and we’re pleased to introduce the following staff to our North Vancouver, Tumbler Ridge and Fort McMurray offices!
Robert G. D’Eon, Ph.D., R.P. Bio., RPF – Senior Wildlife Biologist and Terrestrial Ecologist: North Vancouver
Dr. Robert D’Eon joins the North Vancouver office as a wildlife biologist and terrestrial ecologist with a strong academic background and 30 years of practical experience in the government, private, and academic sectors across Canada. Rob has provided ecological consulting services to a wide array of government, academic, and industrial clients since 1995. Rob is a Registered Professional Biologist and Forester (British Columbia) as well as a Certified Wildlife Biologist (USA). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Masters of Science in Wildlife Ecology and a Doctorate degree in Conservation Biology.
Tim Bennett, M.Sc., P.Eng. – Manager, Water Resources: North Vancouver
Tim Bennett holds 17 years of industry and regulatory experience in water resource management, hydrology, hydrogeology, environmental management and permitting. Tim was previously a regulator with the BC Ministry of Environment, responsible for administering the Water Act in the South Coast region. In that role, Tim reviewed and granted over 200 Water Act Approvals or Licenses; he has been involved with permitting, environmental assessment, management and monitoring, and/or compliance actions on over 20 major projects (e.g., IPP’s, large scale water diversion for commercial/industrial operations, municipal water supply and water management) in the region. As a consultant, Tim has managed dozens of projects, including site investigations and baseline studies, environmental management planning and monitoring, modelling, environmental impact assessment and permitting of hydroelectric, mining and other industrial projects. Tim holds a Master’s of Science in Earth Sciences (Hydrogeology) from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor’s of Science in Geological Engineering and Chemistry from Queen’s University.
Kael Hanak, B.A., CEP – Environmental Specialist: Tumbler Ridge
Kael Hanak joins Hatfield’s Tumbler Ridge project office as an environmental specialist with a background in project management, mining, construction, and remediation. Kael has worked extensively in the Canadian North, and his key areas of experience include independent environmental monitoring, sediment and erosion control on major civil construction projects, civil and structural construction, environmental management of open pit mining, site assessment and remediation, water treatment and project and crew management. Kael recently managed more than 30 contractors with EPCM concerning all environmental/remedial aspects of the Rio Tinto expansion projects in Labrador City and Sept Iles without any major environmental incidents over a two-year period.
James J. Morgan, B.Sc. (Hons) – Fish and Wildlife Technician: Fort McMurray
James J. Morgan is a recent graduate from Sir Sanford Fleming College’s fish and wildlife technician program. Prior to college, James received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Trent University with a focus on wildlife and ecology. This past summer James worked with the Government of Alberta as a Fisheries Technician operating out of Slave Lake. He has volunteered on Northern Saw-Whet Owl banding projects, Nearshore Community Index Netting (NSCIN) on Lower Buckhorn Lake for Muskellunge and Walleye, benthic invertebrate collection, and Arctic Grayling research and collection efforts.
For more information, please contact us:
Dr. Peter McNamee
HATFIELD CONSULTANTS PARTNERSHIP