Jennifer Campbell, PMP, EP
Jennifer Campbell is TWC’s proud founder and President. Jennifer began her career in the environmental field over two decades ago where she has worked as a project manager, government regulator, and consultant. She is client and community focused, and is passionate about incorporating reconciliation into each project that TWC is involved with. Jennifer’s experience and expertise allows her to effectively lead her team through complex projects, incorporating TWC’s Reconciliation Action Plan through each step of the way.
VP Indigenous Relations
Pascale Méra, MA
Pascale Méra is our Vice-President and lead for our Indigenous Relations services. Pascale has 20 years of experience in Indigenous engagement and social research. Pascale focuses on solutions-oriented work that addresses Indigenous issues related to large-scale development and provides for meaningful integration of Indigenous environmental, social, economic, and cultural interests in the project life cycle. Pascale’s work and vision is grounded in the goal of long-term relationship building and reconciliation.
Environmental Specialist and Operations Lead
Susanne McElroy, RPF
Susanne McElroy is our Environmental Specialist and Operations Lead. She has over 19 years of experience working as a professional forester and vegetation ecologist in the environmental, mining and forestry sectors throughout Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. Susanne has worked to develop and execute a wide array of technical field programs for Environmental Assessment (EA) and EA conditions compliance, environmental field and screening reports, forest development and operating plans, forest monitoring and forest health-related reports. Susanne uses her technical skills to collaborate with Indigenous communities and stakeholders to develop reports related to community traditional knowledge, EA compliance, consultation and engagement, data/ communication management, forest development plan mitigations, and standard operating procedures for field and business operations. Through Susanne’s 19 years, she has effectively managed large teams of biophysical staff and field crews, ensuring continued success by developing and communicating clear accountabilities, guidelines and expectations to provide optimal outcomes for clients!
Joanna Preston, RPBio
Joanna Preston is our Wildlife Biologist. She is a registered professional with experience as an environmental consultant in the role of wildlife lead on projects in the mining, oil and gas, and government sectors. Joanna has extensive experience in provincial and federal environmental impact assessment and permitting, consultation with government agencies and Indigenous groups, and supporting clients in navigating evolving environmental policies and guidelines. Her primary areas of expertise include management planning that supports species at risk, habitat assessments and restoration planning, wildlife inventory, and monitoring programs. At TWC, Joanna’s vision is to apply her technical skills to support and complement Indigenous knowledge and values in project assessments, to meaningfully address Indigenous issues related to development.
Community Relations Specialist
Emma Wilson, BA
Emma Wilson is one of our Community Relations Specialists. Emma completed her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. She has experience in community based monitoring, research, and management of cultural and historical environmental data throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and Northwest Territories. She has strong engagement skills and is experienced in facilitating and conducting interviews based on Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous laws. Her attention to detail has produced quality stewardship reports, consultation tracking, and responses to regulators. Emma has successfully developed and delivered community feedback sessions and workshops and is passionate about incorporating Indigenous perspectives into local management systems and policies.
Community Relations Specialist
Alyssa Savage, BA
Alyssa Savage is a Community Relations Specialist. Her passion and experience in economic and environmental research makes her a great asset to the team. Alyssa earned her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria where she completed her thesis focused on modelling land access of Indigenous communities and traditional knowledge. She has also contributed to research on ecological restoration, social conflict, and natural resource policy. Through volunteer, academic, and professional endeavors, Alyssa has participated in restoration and monitoring field work in collaboration with various stakeholders and Indigenous community members.
Aidan Downing is our Business Administrator. Aidan supports the team by coordinating office activities, supporting bookkeeping and budgeting, and assisting his colleagues whenever necessary. His work allows him to gain valuable knowledge about social and environmental consulting, business development strategies, and interpersonal skills that will enrich his experience as a business student at the University of Victoria. Aidan’s desire to learn about environmental and social consulting makes him a great asset and enables him to make the most of his experience at TWC.
Lisa Nye, MA
Lisa Nye is a senior associate with over 33 years of experience working with Indigenous organizations and communities, governments and industry in various areas including social and economic development, strategic planning, Treaty Negotiations, First Nation economic development, resource management, energy initiatives, innovative policy and regulatory operations. Lisa worked for 28 years with the BC Government primarily in consultation and engagement roles with Indigenous Nations and organizations across British Columbia. Working as a consultant over the last 9 years, Lisa is facilitating dialogues on critical issues, engaging with Indigenous Nations and communities, developing strategies, creating achievable plans, collaborating on economic and social innovation and developing practical policy . In 2007, Lisa’s work with Indigenous Nations and communities was recognized when she received the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Excellence in the Public Service.the Public Service.
Natasha Thorpe, MRM
Natasha Thorpe is a senior associate who was trained in the physical sciences yet “schooled” on-the-land. She is a leader in bringing together western scientific information and traditional knowledge in resource management. Her innovative on-the-ground research has yielded integrated approaches in environmental assessment; guardianship programs grounded in TK and scientific indicators; a database management system used by Indigenous communities to document TK in situ through mobile devices; TK indicators related to water, wildlife and fisheries; and a model for bringing Elders expertise to mine closure operations that regulatory agencies have mandated other mines to follow. She has directed, managed, raised funding for, and contributed to a broad range of resource management projects, largely in the mining and energy sectors. She has authored over twenty publications and frequently presents alongside research partners.
Dr. Paleah Black Moher, PhD
Dr. Paleah Black Moher is a senior associate with a specialization in environmental toxicology and human health risk assessment. She has worked closely with a wide range of Indigenous communities across Canada and the Arctic on matters related to environmental and human health, policy impact, and cancer awareness. Some of her past work has focused on outdoor air quality, traditional food contaminants, drinking water safety, as well as human health risk assessments. Paleah brings a strong academic background with a PhD in Environmental and Chemical Toxicology (UOttawa), and a postdoctoral fellowship in occupational exposures (UVic).
Ellen Frisch, BA
Ellen Frisch is a senior associates who brings more than twenty years of experience working with Indigenous and non-indigenous communities on the forefront of important BC land, resource, energy and green economy projects. From Treaty Negotiator to Executive Director in the energy and clean economy fields, Ellen’s work has focused on identifying ways to build relationships across and between people on complex regulatory and socio economic topics of our day, whether it is energy security, environmental impact assessment, labour mobility or emerging regional economic opportunities. Ellen has a demonstrated ability to develop meaningful and appropriate engagement plans which both enable listening and demonstrate that messages have been understood. Through her work, Ellen leads regulatory analysis and provincial and municipal permit planning, interdisciplinary regulatory project management and designs and facilitates strategic and stakeholder engagement processes.