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Jennifer Campbell BSc, PMP, EP
President

Jennifer Campbell is TWC’s proud founder and President. Jennifer is an experienced Project Management Professional and Environmental Professional. She 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. Jennifer is a member of the Métis Nation and brings lived experience to the team.

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Aurora Van Buren, BSc
Operations Lead and Facilitation Specialist

Aurora is our Operations Lead, and is a facilitation specialist with over 10 years working with Indigenous communities to document Indigenous knowledge for use in community planning, consultation and regulatory processes. Aurora has been a technical lead on both federally and provincially regulated environmental assessments throughout Canada, providing expert testimony for review panels. The landscape of environmental management is rapidly changing, and Aurora has developed new assessment methods to address emerging project risks and respond to increased regulatory requirements. A proven public speaker, Aurora has also led public open houses and workshops for controversial projects.

Joanna Preston, BSc, RPBio
Biophysical Lead and Wildlife Biologist

Joanna Preston is our Biophysical Lead and is a Registered Professional Biologist 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.

Heidi Klein, BSc, MES
Human and Community Well-Being Lead

Heidi Klein has 25+ years of experience in the practice of environmental assessment, including legislation advisor, project assessment, socio-economic impact assessment, Indigenous knowledge collection and documentation, cumulative effects assessment, and Indigenous and stakeholder relations. Heidi has extensive experience in bringing Indigenous knowledge into decision-making documents going back to the early 1990s. She has worked with Indigenous people across Canada, but most specifically the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Heidi has a technical foundation in wildlife biology, land use planning, environmental assessment, and facilitation / mediation. She has a practitioner foundation in facilitation, consultation, Indigenous relations, socio-economic impact assessment, Indigenous knowledge research, and cumulative effects assessment and environmental assessment training.

Kausaliya (Kay) Rangarajan, MGM, PMP                                            Finance and Corporate Services Lead

Kay is TWC’s Project Controller and lead for the financial side of our operations. Kay is a Project Management Professional who holds a Master of Global Management and Graduate Certificate in Project Management. She has senior level experience delivering projects, managing PMOs and financial operations, and developing business process architectures. In her versatile role Kay supports TWC in developing project management processes and controls, financial administration and office management. She is inspired by solution-oriented thinking, process efficiencies, and collaborative leadership.

John Emery, MA, AScT
Senior Engagement Professional

John Emery is an Indigenous and public relations, community consultation, planning, and inclusion (procurement) professional with 25 years of experience developing and implementing consultation, engagement, capacity-building, and Indigenous contracting and relationship-building programs. John is a Justice Institute of BC-certified negotiator and mediator. His inviting personality builds comfort and contributes to developing consensus and trust-based relationships. John is recognized for his ability to amicably and equitably resolve issues while building respectful, collaborative relationships with regulators, Indigenous leaders, stakeholders, and other influencers.

Torrye McKenzie, BHSc 
Socio-Economic Specialist

Torrye McKenzie (BHSc) is a Socio-Economic Specialist at Two Worlds Consulting. Ms. McKenzie has experience completing socio-economic, sustainable development, climate change, engagement and planning projects with Indigenous communities, organizations, government and industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Community and Population Health and has worked for First Nations communities and organizations across BC. Ms. McKenzie has experience managing work plans and budgets for a wide range of projects and she is currently working towards her Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate. Ms. McKenzie is passionate about supporting projects that are rooted in sustainable environmental management values and advance Indigenous social determinants of health. She is grateful to live, work and play on the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.

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Emma Wilson, BA
Community Relations Specialist

Emma Wilson is a Community Relations Specialist at TWC. She holds an undergraduate degree in economics and environmental studies and has experience working throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and Northwest Territories on community based monitoring, social and economic research, and management of cultural and historical environmental data. She has strong engagement skills and is experienced in facilitating and conducting interviews based on Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous laws. Emma has successfully developed and delivered community feedback sessions and workshops and is passionate about incorporating Indigenous perspectives into local management systems and policies.

Desiree Givens, BA, MCRP Community Planner

Desiree Givens is a Community Planner at TWC. She identifies as African American and Nuu-chah-nulth from the Ucluelet First Nation. Her interests include affordable housing, community development, social equity, and cultural and language revitalization. Desiree specializes in Indigenous Community Planning and has experience working alongside First Nations and government bodies to find creative solutions for gathering community input, identifying common themes, and reporting on key findings. She strongly believes in the potential of community-driven planning and decision-making processes and aims to uphold principles of respect, transparency, inclusion and collaboration within her work at TWC. When not in the office, she might be found dancing fast and fancy at local pow wows or hosting small arts and cultural workshops for family and friends.

Tessa Gaudet, BA
Social Impact Assessment Analyst

Tessa Gaudet is a social impact assessment analyst at TWC. She holds an undergraduate degree in anthropology and has proven skill in communications, technical analysis and writing, interpersonal relations, and research. Tessa is passionate about projects that incorporate processes of reconciliation, and has experience supporting a wide variety of collaborative projects with Indigenous Nations, industry, government, academic, and non-profit institutions.

Hillary Ashley, BA, MES 
Project Coordinator

Hillary Ashley is a project coordinator at TWC. She holds an undergraduate degree in environmental sustainability and a graduate degree in resource management and Indigenous engagement. Hillary’s research has provided her with experience conducting interviews, facilitating Indigenous events/workshops and developing comprehensive reports. Hillary has a strong academic background and applied professional and intercultural experience that serve as the framework to think critically, lead projects, find solutions, and manage data following the principles of sustainability and resource management.

Maria Egerton, BSc
Wildlife Biologist

Maria Egerton is a wildlife biologist with 17 years of experience conducting wildlife monitoring and impact assessments related to projects spanning local urban development to remote exploration settings. Through her experience, she has developed a wide range of skills to direct mitigation efforts to avoid and/or minimize project related impacts. Her skill set includes extensive experience pertaining directly to construction mitigation and monitoring programs for terrestrial wildlife including Species at Risk. Throughout her career, Maria has developed environmental protection plans and wildlife impact mitigations in compliance with municipal, provincial and federal permits, and has conducted associated wildlife monitoring while providing client and regulatory reporting from planning through construction.

Ian MacKichan, BCOMM
Proposal and Communications Coordinator

Ian MacKichan is the Proposal and Communications Coordinator at TWC. Having earned an undergraduate degree in commerce, and with professional experience in marketing, Ian has contributed to the growth of firms in the private, non-profit and public sectors, at various scales, and stages of life. He has worked in a myriad of capacities, from analyst, to fundraiser, business developer, coordinator, and communicator. Ian is a firm believer in the power of collaboration and was drawn to TWC for its ability to bridge talent from so many disciplines, in its pursuit of environmental and social solutions.

Cayra Tansey, BCOMM
Sustainable Development Analyst

Cayra Tansey is a Sustainable Development Analyst at TWC. She has an undergraduate degree in commerce, specializing in entrepreneurship. She is passionate about  the relationship between commerce and sustainability in both social and environmental dimensions and she has started a non-profit organization to educate youth and young adults about intersectional sustainability leadership. Her skills include business development, communication, public engagement, and risk management and she values empathetic communication and continuous learning.

Magena Warrior, BSC, MMM
Impact Assessment Analyst

Magena Warrior is an Impact Assessment Analyst at TWC specializing in marine planning. She holds a BSc in Global Resource Systems and a graduate degree in Marine Management where she focused on marine planning initiatives, Indigenous consultation, and the incorporation of Indigenous Knowledge within marine planning processes. Magena has experience conducting interviews, analyzing social and scientific data, facilitating workshops, and collaborating with Indigenous  Nations, stakeholders, and other government bodies.  She values honesty, respect and collaboration and aims to integrate those principles within her work and is passionate about finding ways to improve marine governance in a way that respects Indigenous rights, laws, and knowledge.

Christine Callihoo, BA, MSc, RPP 
Senior Associate

Christine is a Registered Professional Planner with 25 years of experience in a diverse range of planning areas including land use and community planning, community‐based climate change mitigation and adaptation research and planning, and asset management planning. She has had the opportunity to work with First Nations, Métis, Inuit, the private sector, communities throughout western and northern Canada, and with all levels of government. Christine brings significant experience in land use and community planning with the strategic inclusion of climate change, natural assets, sustainability (with a specific focus upon the Sustainable Development Goals), economic development, environmental management, in addition to developing and executing training programs from ‘climate change 101’ programming to asset management. Throughout her career, she has designed and facilitated a wide variety of engagement, facilitation and training programs, in addition to developing guides / learning-focused products for audiences from ages 12 to adults of various learning capacities, including as an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Environment.

Lisa Nye, MA
Senior Associate

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.

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Natasha Thorpe, MRM
Senior Associate

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.

Ellen Frisch, BA
Senior Associate

Ellen Frisch is a Senior Associate 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.

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Dr. Paleah Black Moher, PhD
Senior Associate

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).

Interns

It’s important to us to support the next generation of people who will continue our work in environmental and social consulting. We believe that our interns bring valuable knowledge to the team and allow us to challenge ideas and perspectives to keep us ever adapting with the environment we work in!

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Aidan Downing
Business Administrator

Aidan Downing is our Business Administrator and he is from Métis and European decent. Aidan has worked for TWC since day one, supporting 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. 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.

Courtenay Miller
Environmental and Social Analyst

Courtenay Miller is an Environmental and Social Analyst co-op student at TWC. She is completing her undergraduate degree in environmental studies and geography at the University of Victoria. Courtenay’s school background provides her with experience in environmental assessments, community and urban planning, ecological restoration and working on collaborative Indigenous-led projects. Courtenay is passionate about projects and processes of reconciliation and has been a part of a variety of collaborative projects with Indigenous peoples and non-government organizations.