Sage Environmental engages a network of skilled employees, and associates to bring balanced, solutions for environmental concerns to stakeholders and clientele. Below you will find a profile of our key staff members and associates.
Matthew Davidson P.Ag., EP
Jessica Morgan P.Ag.
Kristen Cockburn G.I.T.
Eric Miller R.P.Bio. R.F.P., (Associate)
Shannen Beckinsale P.Biol. (Associate)
Matthew Davidson P.Ag., E.P.
Pricipal, Environmental Scientist
Matthew Davidson is an Environmental Scientist and Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) with a background in environmental biology, environmental assessment, land services and contaminated sites. With a diverse work history, Matthew has worked for clients in various sectors including oil and gas, forestry, agriculture, land development and construction, recycling and waste management industries. Project work has taken Matthew throughout British Columbia, into Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Matthew is the owner and manager of Sage Environmental with a professional focus on Habitat Assessment for Permitting and Enhancement, Contaminated Sites and Land Remediation, and Agricultural Land Capability.
Jessica Morgan P.Ag.
Jessica Morgan is an Environmental Scientist and Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.). She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Northern British Columbia, with a major in Environmental Science focusing on Ecological Systems. Jessica’s work history includes work in contaminated sites throughout BC, from small scale oil and gas remediation and monitoring to large scale aluminum smelter modernization which involved hazardous waste management. She has also worked on a variety of environmental assessment programs ranging in scale from substations to provincially reviewed hydroelectric dams. Jessica strives to deliver projects with a transparent approach and enjoys seeing a project through from start to finish.
Kristen Cockburn GIT
Kristen Cockburn is an Environmental Scientist and Geoscientist in Training (GIT). Kristen’s work experience includes contaminated sites and construction environmental management throughout BC and Alberta. She additionally has 2 years of procurement and contract management experience in a municipal waste management setting in the United Kingdom. Her experience in contaminated sites, project management and contract management has taken her from small residential sewage disposal
systems to large scale Public Private Partnership contracts. Kristen strives to deliver projects with a transparent, whole system approach.
Eric Miller R.P.Bio., R.P.F.
Biologist & Forester (Associate)
Eric is a Registered Professional Biologist and a Registered Professional Forester specializing in forest and plant ecology, forest engineering, fisheries and aquatic assessments. Eric maintains extensive experience in business start-up, ownership, project development/ management and business development.
A proven leader in the energy sector, Eric’s prior works have included the establishment of the Envolve Energy Services (oil and gas) and the Selkirk Power Company (hydro). This and operating an environmental consulting firm for 15 years have provided Eric with considerable understanding of the environmental regulations and the permitting process for small and large project development. In addition, Eric has an extensive understanding of energy projects and their feasibility after working with solar, wind and hydro site assessments for over 16 years.
As a part of executive management, Eric directed engineering and permitting for Selkirk Power Company and Envolve Energy Services Corp. He was in charge of finding potential project locations, developing economic models and completing the feasibility assessments for specific projects for the businesses, while staying involved in fisheries and aquatic projects.
Shannen Beckinsale P.Biol.
Shannen Beckinsale is a Habitat Biologist. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph, Ontario with a major in Environmental Biology. Shannen’s work focus includes habitat and ecosystems assessment, wildlife biology, environmental assessment, environmental monitoring and permitting, and regulatory compliance. She has worked in oil & gas, construction, and mining from small
to large scale projects. Shannen has special interest in wetland and aquatic habitats, including riparian areas regulation assessments and habitat restoration projects.