Jessica Lansfield is a Senior Engagement Facilitator with TWC, and holds over 15 years of experience in community engagement, research, and strategic planning across various sectors. Jessica’s role focuses on relationship building, Engagement processes, and collaborative strategic planning. Jessica is an attentive communicator and group facilitator, skilled in comprehensive research, analysis, and planning. She assists groups and organizations that are navigating multiple variables and perspectives to create pathways forwar
Kyle Hilsendager is the Technical Lead for Reconciliation at TWC, and also serves as Chair of the TWC Reconciliation Committee. He is a member of ‘Namgis First Nation and is motivated by a strong interest in the land and resource management challenges that affect Indigenous communities. Kyle has extensive experience representing Indigenous interests on projects relating to Reconciliation, land management and natural resource development. He has also spent over ten years teaching and developing curriculum at the post-secondary level, and has years of experience working directly with First Nations students
Linda Epp is the Senior Indigenous Engagement Facilitator at TWC. She is a member of the Sechelt Nation. Linda supports and advances TWC's Indigenous Engagement services, participates in the development of Engagement methods and facilitates workshops with Indigenous Nations, governments and industries. Linda works closely with other members of the TWC team to provide quality service to clients, and support and advance TWC's short-term and long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies for sustainability and growth. Linda is a motivated and empathic leader, respected public speaker and has spent much of her life working to bridge the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives. Her trainings and certifications include Indigenous Awareness, Trauma Informed Practice, Foundations in Violence Against Women, Collaborative Conflict Resolution, Indigenous Cultural Competency, and First Nations Cultural Certificate.
Melanie Demers is a Lands & Culture Specialist at TWC. She is a Kanyen’kehá:ka member of Six Nations and is Québecois. Melanie is a technical resource on reconciliation projects and regulatory services at TWC. Her past experiences as an author, facilitator, researcher, and consultant have strengthened her ability to present results and perform quantative and qualitative data analysis in many contexts. Melanie is passionate about the application of Two-Eyed Seeing in her work with Indigenous nations, and she values community, collaboration, and lifelong learning.