Operations Officer - 1999 to 2016

Prince George, BC


Tesera Systems Inc.

  • At the direction of the CEO and Board of Directors, marshaling resources to the most productive uses with the aim of creating maximum value for the company's stakeholders.
  • Developing and cascading Tesera's strategy/mission statement to the staff, and implementing appropriate rewards/recognition and coaching practices to align personnel with company goals.
  • Planning by prioritizing customer, employee and organizational requirements.
  • Maintaining and monitoring staffing, levels, Knowledge-Skills-Attributes, expectations and motivation to fulfill organizational requirements.
  • Driving performance measures for the operation (efficiency versus effectiveness).

Operations Officer

  • Responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of projects in consultation with staff, clients and diverse interest groups. 
  • Responsible for facilitating the application, demonstration and documentation of approaches and techniques that can produce practical and implementable sustainable forest management plans, urban forest management plans, water management plans and land use plans. 
  • Instrumental in the successful application of the McGregor Approach to SFM & Scenario Planning in the Morice TSA and the Lakes TSA.

Sustainable Forest Management Coordinator, 1998 to 1999
McGregor Model Forest Association, Prince George, British Columbia

  • Responsibility for developing and testing the application of scenario planning techniques in consultation with the Association partners, stakeholders and program Working Groups.  
  • Responsibility for facilitating the application, demonstration and documentation of approaches and techniques that can produce practical and implementable sustainable forest management and land use plans.  

FIMS/GIS Coordinator, 1997 to 1998
Northwood Inc. (now Canfor), Prince George, British Columbia

  • Responsibility for the preparation of a Forest Development Plan amendment on a 350,000m3 AAC Tree Farm Licence.
  • Managed the operational activities of a Forest Information Management System/Geographic Information System (FIMS/GIS) department with three staff and four contractors.  
  • Responsible for the preparation of a Tree Farm Licence Management Plan.

Strategic Planning Forester, 1992 – 1997
Northwood Pulp and Timber Limited, Prince George, British Columbia

  • Chaired the McGregor Model Forest Brass Ring Decision Support Systems Team, and Technical Steering Committee. Coordinated the development of key decision support tools (GIS and Spatial Modeling) to support the evolution of the Model Forest Program from research to applied research (case studies).
  • Strong advocate of the application of SFM Principles within the forest industry (pre-CSA Z809-02), delivering presentations and workshops on the McGregor Approach to SFM & Scenario Planning. 
  • Coordinated the development of an enterprise-wide Forest Information Management System.
  • Developed and delivered scenario planning workshops. 
  • Provided strategic planning and forest management policy support for forest operations.
  • A participant on the Prince George District Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP) Working Group (1993-1998) and a signatory on the final planning document. A participant in LRMP implementation meetings and tasks. 
  • Provided technical support for operational planning using Arc/Info GIS.

GIS Forester, 1990 to 1992
Abitibi Consolidated, Kenora, Ontario

  • Developed a GIS-based forest resource inventory using Arc/Info. Designed GIS applications in Unix and Digital operating systems. 
  • Conducted timber supply analysis and provided assistance in forest management field operations.


  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry (1989)

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick


  • Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Designation - Global Risk Management Institute
  • Certificate in Conflict Resolution (Negotiation) - Justice Institute of BC
  • Advanced Toastmaster, Prince George, BC - Toastmasters International


  • Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP)