Our Team

The WaterSMART team has unparalleled expertise and knowledge of water management practices, and includes engineers, environmental scientists, facilitators, communicators, and policy advisors. We come from diverse operational, entrepreneurial, and policy backgrounds and share a common vision and passion for improving water management in Alberta and around the globe.

Our projects and clients also benefit from one of our greatest assets: our team of industry leading Special Advisors. Recognized internationally, our Special Advisors are external consultants who work alongside our internal team. This unique combination ensures that we always identify, develop and execute the best water-related strategies, approaches and solutions for our clients.

P. Kim Sturgess C.M., DSc, LLD., MBA, P.Eng., FCAE

CEO & Founder

Calgary, AB

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Claire Jackson M.Sc., MBA, P.Eng.

COO

Calgary, AB

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Ed Pinero

Edwin Piñero B.Sc, M.Sc.

Special Advisor

Lancaster, PA

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Dave McGee B.Sc

Special Advisor

Lundbreck, AB

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Terry Mah Ph.D

Special Advisor

Chicago, IL

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Ryan MacDonald

Ryan MacDonald Ph.D

Special Advisor

Cranbrook, BC

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Steve Herman M. Eng., P. Eng.

Director of Engineering

Calgary, AB

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Laura Sandhu B.Sc, EP

Project Manager

Calgary, AB

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Brie Nelson B.Sc, M.Sc., EP

Project Manager

Calgary, AB

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Sharon Shane BA

Director, Corporate Services

Calgary, AB

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Rain Saulnier

Rain Saulnier B.Sc, M.Sc, P.Eng.

Project Engineer

Calgary, AB

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Keith Minnich

Keith Minnich BCE, MSE, PE, P.Eng.

Special Advisor

Calgary, AB / Philadelphia, PA

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Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly BA, MA

Special Advisor

Calgary, AB

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Tom Pankratz M.Sc.

Special Advisor

Houston, TX

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Darrell Martindale P.Eng., M.Sc.

Special Advisor

Calgary, AB

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Robert Hough B.Sc, M.Sc.

Project Manager

Calgary, AB

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Victoria Pleavin

B.Sc, P.Eng.

Project Engineer

Calgary. AB

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Shareen Tazdin
 CPA, CMA

Controller

Calgary, AB

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Karim Teja
 CPA, CGA

Chief Financial Officer

Calgary, AB

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Gerald Feschuk
P.Eng.

Special Advisor

Spring Lake, AB

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Alison Regan P.Eng., SCMP

Director of Projects

Calgary, AB

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Kayla Garvey
B.Sc, M.W.S., EPt

Environmental Scientist

Calgary, AB

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Rajiv Ramchandra M.Eng., MBA, SEP, AWS Specialist

Director of Sustainability

Calgary, AB

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Randy Paquette B.Sc., EPt

Environmental Scientist

Calgary, AB

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Alex Bjurstrom B.Eng.

Project Engineer in Training

Calgary, AB

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Ricardo Nolazco M.Eng., EIT

Project Engineer in Training

Calgary, AB

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Monika Villeneuve P.Eng., MEL, PMP

Project Engineer

Calgary, AB

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