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Hydrometeorological Field Staff

The Southern Rockies Watershed Project has been made possible because of the efforts of our highly dedicated core field hydro-meteorological field staff. These staff are foundational to the project and we are particularly grateful to have these folks working as part of our research team.


  Amber Becker (2016 - 2017)

Amber completed her B.Sc. in Environmental Earth Sciences prior to joining our field crew in the summer of 2016.



Evan Esch 
(2013)

Evan completed a M.Sc. in forest entomology in 2011 (U of A). He is currently working with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development in Forest Health.


Sarah Euler (2008)

Sarah worked with us in 2008 and was returning in 2009 after completing her B.Sc. Environmental and Conservation Sciences (U of A). Sadly, Sarah passed away in a tragic accident early in 2009. We are all richer for having spent time with Sarah. We miss her.


Jamie Farkham (2005 - 2006)

Jamie earned a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences (U of A) prior to working with our core hydro-meteorological crew. is presently a hydrologist with Water Survey of Canada (Environment Canada).


Jeremy Fitzpatrick (2009 - 2010)

Jeremy completed his B.Sc. in Conservation Biology, Environmental and Conservation Sciences (U of A) prior to working with our core hydro-meteorological crew. Jeremy now works as a wildlife biologist for Matrix Solutions, Edmonton, AB.


Kirk Hawthorn (2014 - 2015)

Kirk completed his B.Sc. Forestry, and M.Sc. in Water Resource Management (U of A) as a graduate student working with SRWP. After completing his Masters degree he joined our crew to work as a field supervisor. Kirk is now working with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry based out of Peace River. 


Kalli Herlein (2014 - present)

Kalli completed her B.Sc. in Environmental Economics and Policy in the Environmental and Conservation Sciences program at the U of A and is presently working as a field supervisor of our core hydro-meteorological field crew.


Jocelyn Howery (2006 – 2007)

Jocelyn completed her B.Sc. in Environmental Economics and Policy prior to joining our field crew. She later completed her M.Sc in Water Resource Management (U of A) as a graduate student working with SRWP. She is now the Hydrology Division Manager and Senior Hydrologist with Canada North Environmental Services, Saskatoon, SK.


Samantha Karpyshin (2010 – 2012)

Samantha completed a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences prior to working with our core field crew. She currently works in environmental-hydrologic consulting, Fernie, BC.


Eric Lastiwka (2014 - 2016)

Eric recently completed his B.Sc. in Conservation Biology in the Environmental and Conservation Sciences program at the U of A before joining our field crew. Eric is now working at NAIT as a lab coordinator in Edmonton, AB.


Evan Luchkow (2013)

Evan completed his B.Sc. in Biological Sciences (U of A) prior to joining are core field crew. He is currently travelling the globe, having recently visited Vietnam, Turkey, and Iran, among other countries.


Jolene Lust (2008-2010)

Jolene completed her B.Sc. in Conservation Biology in the Environmental and Conservation Sciences program at the U of A prior to joining our field crew. Jolene is presently an environmental consultant with EBA in the Yukon.


Amanda Martens (2011 – present)

Amanda completed her B.Sc. in Biological Sciences (U of A) prior to joining our field crew. Amanda now serves as field supervisor for the core hydro-meteorological monitoring crew.


Veronica Martens (2014 - 2015)

Veronica completed a degree in hospitality and tourism prior to joining our core crew in 2015.


Jem Morrison (2008 – 2009)

Jem completed his B.Sc. in Conservation Biology in the Environmental and Conservation Sciences program at the U of A prior to joining our field crew. Jem now works for Natural Resources Canada, Vancouver, BC.


Eddie Noton (2009-2010)

Eddie completed his B.Sc. in Conservation Biology in the Environmental and Conservation Sciences program at the U of A prior to joining our field crew. Eddie now works as an environmental consultant for EBA, Edmonton, AB.


Ashley Peter-Rennich (2011)

Ashley completed her B.Sc. in Geology (U of A) prior to joining our crew. At last word, Ashley was working as a geologist in Australia.







 


Chrystyn Skinner (2015 – 2016)
Chrystyn completed her B.Sc. in Environmental Earth Sciences (U of A) prior to joining our core crew. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree at the University of Guelph in groundwater hydrology.


 


 


Jessica Snedden (2005 – 2006)

Jessica completed her B.Sc. in Biological Sciences (U of A) prior to joining our core field crew. She later completed her M.Sc. in forest hydrology (U of A) in 2013 and now works as an environmental consultant for Stantec, Edmonton, AB.






Shauna Stack (2015 -2016)

Shauna completed her B.Sc. in Environmental Earth Sciences (U of A) prior to joining our core crew.  She is now pursuing a Master's in reclamation (University of Alberta).



Lance Steinke (2007)

Lance completed his B.Sc. in Land Reclamation, Environmental and Conservation Sciences program (U of A) shortly after working on our field crew. He later completed a M.Sc. in Land Reclamation and is now working as an environmental scientist.


Jordanne Taylor (2013)

Jordanne completed her B.Sc. in Biological Sciences (U of A) prior to joining our core field crew. Most recently, Jordanne was working as an environmental consultant with Wild Rose Consulting.


Lori Thorsen (2008 - 2009)

Lori completed his B.Sc. in Conservation Biology in the Environmental and Conservation Sciences program at the U of A prior to joining our field crew. We believe Lori is now working in Ontario as an environmental consultant.


Ian Tichkowsky (2007 – 2008)

Ian completed a B.Sc. in Environmental and Conservation Sciences (U of A) prior to joining our core hydro-meteorological field crew in 2007. He now works as an environmental consultant with Matrix Solutions, Edmonton, AB.


Mike Wagner(2004 – 2007, 2010 – 2013)

Mike completed his B.Sc. in Forestry (U of A) prior to joining SRWP as a a long term with SRWP as a team member and field supervisor. He later completed his M.Sc. in forest hydrology (U of A) prior to re-joining the SRWP crew as a field supervisor. He is now a Forest Hydrologist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, based out of Calgary.


Melaina Weiss (2013 – 2014)

Melaina completed a Master's degree in philosophy (Queens University) prior to joining our field crew. She currently teaches at the University of Alberta Augustana campus in Camrose, AB.


Catherine Welsh (2004)

Catherine completed her B.Sc. in Forestry (U of A) prior to joining our field hydro-meteorological crew to launch this study back in 2004. She is currently working as a forester with the Yukon Department of Energy, Mines, and Resources.


Chris Williams (2006 - present)

Chris earned a BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences (U of A) in 2007. Starting as a summer field technician in 2006, he has worked for SRWP ever since, serving as the primary field supervisor since the fall of 2007.





 


 


 

 


Evan Esch (2013)

Evan completed a M.Sc. in forest entomology in 2011 (U of A). He is currently working with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development in Forest Health.




 

Evan Esch (2013)

Evan completed a M.Sc. in forest entomology in 2011 (U of A). He is currently working with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development in Forest Health.