YEP Calgary Board of Directors Tania Baxter Tania is a water quality specialist with Golder Associates Ltd. in Calgary. She obtained her B.Sc. in Biological Science (1995) and her Ph.D. (1999) in Environmental Studies from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. Tania has done environmental consulting for over 6 years and is currently involved in the design, execution and interpretation of municipal and industrial water quality assessments, including environmental baseline studies, environmental impact assessments and cumulative impact assessments. As manager of the water quality group in Golder Associates, Calgary, she is also responsible for a 21 person business unit. Patrick Cloutier A graduate of the University of Calgary, Patrick received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Culture in 2001. Since 2002, Patrick has worked at several positions at the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada, formerly known as the Canadian Council for Human Resources in the Environment Industry, a not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government. Now the Director of Certification with the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB) within ECO Canada, Patrick is responsible for the ongoing development and administration of web- based certification programs for environmental professionals in Canada and maintaining CECAB’s ISO accreditation. Specifically, CECAB offers the following designations to qualified applicants: CCEP, CEPIT, CEA, CEA(SFM), CEAS, EMS(A) and EMS(LA). Patrick has been a member of YEP since 2002 and is a previous speaker for the YEP Calgary group. Simon Geoghegan After completing an MSc studying freshwater oil pollution impacts, Simon became interested in the application of environmental management principles in the energy industry. He joined Suncor Energy in as an environmental specialist, helping research environmental legislations and prepare regulatory applications for new oil sands projects. Simon's active interest in Sustainable Development grew into a new position with Suncor as Sustainable Development advisor, where he developed policy, strategy and projects in community development and environmental management. In 2004 Simon joined Enmax Energy Inc as an energy and emissions management consultant where he works on energy management & environmental strategy with large commercial and industrial customers. As YEP chapter leader he hopes to increase the sharing of local innovation and action in environmental management and grow YEP's reputation as the Calgary's leading association of environmental professionals. Sarah Jordaan Sarah is a PhD student at the University of Calgary in Environmental Design. Her research interests lie in energy and environmental systems analysis; more specifically, assessing land use of energy developments from a life cycle perspective. After graduating with a BSc in Physics from Memorial University of Newfoundland, she travelled to Romania to work on a wolf conservation project on an internship funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy. There, she worked in ecotourism, environmental education, and recycling infrastructure of local communities. She has held a research assistantship in environmental design at the University of Calgary and two at Memorial University in marine ecology and astrophysics. Most recently, Sarah worked at Shell Canada benchmarking environmental and social performance. She has volunteered at a wide variety of organizations, such as: Balkan Wildlife Society in Bulgaria, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, the Environmental Design Student Association, and the United Nations Association Canada, Calgary Chapter. Nathan Maycher Nathan’s professional focus is on the development and management of projects that mitigate the release of greenhouse gases and other air emissions. He currently serves as a Director with Enwest Inc., an environmental consulting firm focused on delivering pragmatic solutions to the energy sector in the areas of greenhouse gas and air emissions, water management and environmental strategy. Prior to founding Enwest in 2001, Nathan worked for TransAlta's Sustainable Development Group and Offsets and Strategy Group. With the former, he was a key person in the development of TransAlta's Sustainable Development report. In 2000, he became the Portfolio Manager for TransAlta's well-recognized portfolio of greenhouse gas offset projects, a role he continues to provide under Enwest. In this role, his responsibilities include the oversight of TransAlta's offsets projects and related contracts, acquisition due diligence, as well supporting the development of TransAlta's corporate climate change and air emissions strategy. Nathan has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering Co-op from the University of Alberta. Matt McCulloch Matt is the co-Director of the Pembina Institute's Corporate Eco-Solutions Group. Matt's main area of focus is on corporate sustainability, where he works closely with industry and small-to-medium size enterprises (SME’s) integrating sustainability concepts into their strategies and operations, including developing metrics to measure progress. This includes facilitating triple-bottom-line thinking into their decision making and project design processes using a systems approach. He also helps to identify and characterize sustainable energy business opportunities for companies, and provides turn-key services for greenhouse gas reduction (offset) project development in Canada and abroad. Jon Mitchell Jon is a Business Analyst in the Corporate Responsibility and Corporate EH& division of EnCana Corporation based in Calgary. He is responsible for providing advice and guidance to Business Units and Corporate Groups on the continued practical implementation of Corporate Responsibility, including issues such as climate change, ethics and integrity, sustainability reporting, management system implementation, and integrated landscape management. After an undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph, and while completing a Masters degree at the University of Calgary, Jon worked in the fields of environment, health and safety management systems; stakeholder engagement; loss control; species at risk; and greenhouse gas management. Prior to joining EnCana, he provided consulting advice to companies in the oil and gas, power, and alternative energy sectors including Suncor Energy, BP Canada, BHP Billiton, Ballard Power and TransAlta,. Jon has been involved in the Calgary chapter of Young Environmental Professionals since its inception in 2001. Mel Wilson Mel is a Senior Manager within PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Sustainability Practice in Calgary, Alberta, where he specializes in environmental, health & safety, and social responsibility assurance services, ranging from compliance and management system auditing to design, development, and external assurance on corporate sustainability reports. He has worked with large companies across many sectors, including petroleum, utilities, transportation, agriculture, and high tech. His recent clients have included Nexen Energy, Suncor Energy, TransCanada Ltd., Talisman Energy, TransAlta Utilities, EPCOR Inc., Office Depot Inc., Westco Fertilizers, and Canadian Pacific Railway. Mel is a Professional Biologist, a Certified Environmental Auditor, trained ISO 14001 Auditor a Certified Management Consultant, a graduate-level instructor at the University of Calgary, and is formerly a Director and Vice President of the Canadian Environmental Auditing Association. Mel holds a B.Sc. in Biology (1988), and a Masters in Environmental Design (1992). In 2003 he received his PhD from the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. His doctoral research focused on current trends and practices in the provision of independent assurance on corporate sustainability reports. Dianne Zimmerman As co-founder of YEP, Dianne has been committed to providing a forum for dialogue and networking since 1997, leading first the Toronto chapter until moving in 2001 and starting the YEP Calgary chapter. Dianne is a manager at Suncor Energy Inc. working on initiatives and policy reform in the areas of climate change, air quality, boreal habitat protection and water management. Prior to moving west, Dianne was principal of DNH Environmental Consulting, program director of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, and a consultant for the Summerhill Group and Pollution Probe. Dianne is a masters graduate from York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies program, is an active board member with Alberta Ecotrust Foundation and co-chairs Mount Royal College's Industrial Ecology Advisory Committee. She is committed to reducing her own footprint by powering her home with 100% green power, purchasing energy efficient appliances including a furnace, busing and walking to work, composting and recycling.