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Meet The Team

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., E.P.

Owner/ Environmental Scientist

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Matthew Davidson is an Environmental Scientist and Professional Agrologist (PAg) 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’s professional focus is on Habitat Assessment for Permitting and Restoration, Contaminated Sites and Land Remediation, and Agricultural Land Capability.

Jessica Morgan, B.Sc., P.Ag.

Operations Manager, Environmental Scientist

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Jessica Morgan is an Environmental Scientist and Professional Agrologist (PAg). 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, and riparian and sensitive ecosystem assessments in the Okanagan. Jessica enjoys working with interdisciplinary teams to navigate the always-changing regulatory systems to develop practical and sustainable solutions for clients. Jessica strives to deliver projects with a transparent approach and enjoys seeing a project through from start to finish.

Eric Miller, R.P.BIO, R.P.F.

Associate Biologist & Forester

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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.

Alana Crump, MSc., PAg.

Environmental Scientist

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Alana is an Environmental Scientist and Articling Agrologist (AAg) with three years of professional experience. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Guelph and her Master of Science in Geology at the University of Western Ontario. Her career began in laboratory services where she supervised a small team of staff and coordinated analytical testing for projects in various sectors across BC and Alberta. In 2021, she joined Sage in the contaminated site group and has since gained experience on environmental site assessments, and spill remediation projects.

Rhia Whittaker

Environmental Technician

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Rhia Whittaker is an Environmental Technician with a background in Ecology, Fish and Wildlife Management, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Monitoring, and Ecological Restoration. Rhia’s work experience in the environmental field expands from working in government with Parks Canada, to now working with a privately-owned company in the Okanagan. As a professional with Sage Environmental Consulting Ltd., Rhia’s skills are concentrated in Construction Environmental Management, Environmental Monitoring, Habitat Assessment for Permitting and Enhancement, Habitat Restoration and Remediation, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Mike Dunn, R.P.BIO

Associate – Big Picture Biology

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Mike Dunn, RPBio (Big Picture Biology) is a registered professional biologist with 13 years of experience working in the wildlife and natural resource management fields. He holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Northern British Columbia, is a registered professional biologist in BC and is a certified Wildlife Rehabilitator from IWRC. Mike has experience with small mammal trapping, bird and bat mist netting, large mammal radio and ear tagging, large carnivore baiting, amphibian DNA and age sampling, e-DNA sampling (fish, amphibian and reptile), PIT and radio tagging of reptiles (freshwater/marine turtles and snakes), assistant bird banding, acoustic surveys and remote monitoring using wildlife cameras. Mike has worked with First Nations, territorial and provincial governments and NGO organizations. He has also consulted privately for government, industry, and conservation-group clients. Since 2012, Mike has been employed as a consulting wildlife biologist and in 2019 he launched his own consulting company: Big Picture Biology. His experience includes wildlife population inventory; wildlife habitat assessment and enhancement; wildlife capture, handling and monitoring; reporting; project management and implementation; and project development. Areas of expertise include: Herpetology, Habitat Restoration and Enhancement, Environmental Impact Assessment and Conservation/Population Biology.

Kristen Cockburn, P.Ag.

Environmental Scientist

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Kristen Cockburn is an Environmental Scientist and Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) with a Bachelor of Science degree from University of British Columbia Okanagan with a major in Earth and Environmental Science. Kristen’s work experience includes contaminated sites investigation and remediation throughout BC and Alberta and two years of municipal procurement and contracting experience with Hertfordshire County Council in England. Kristen’s experience has spanned from oil and gas remediation to large scale Public Private Partnerships. Kristen strives to provide transparent and practical solutions for clients and enjoys the mix of history and science in her work.

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Skye Wolfe, PAg.

Environmental Scientist

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Skye Wolfe is an Environmental Scientist and Professional Agrologist (PAg) with a Diploma in Integrated Environmental Planning from Selkirk College and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from University of Northern British Columbia. Skye has worked in various capacities across British Columbia, including local government, provincial government and non-profit sectors. She has a variety of work experience including vegetation management, habitat assessment and silviculture systems research and lake water quality monitoring. Skye strives for quality in all of her work and enjoys seeing a project through from start to finish.

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Nicole Plysiuk, BNRSc, BIT

Environmental Scientist

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Nicole Plysiuk is an Environmental Scientist and a Biologist in Training with a Forestry Technology Diploma from Selkirk College and a Bachelor of Natural Resource Science from Thompson Rivers University. Nicole’s work history includes assessments in riparian and sensitive ecosystems, environmental monitoring, and fish habitat surveys within the Okanagan and throughout the interior of BC. Nicole enjoys sharing her passion for our natural ecosystems with clients and strives to help clients find ways to protect and enhance habitats while balancing the needs of development.
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