Our Staff

Sarah Cloherty  

Sarah Cloherty

Landscape + Urban Designer
BEnvD
250.754.5651
sarah_cloherty[at]golder.com



Motivated and inspired by nature and natural processes, Sarah brings a strong passion for environmentally conscientious design to the HB Lanarc-Golder team. Sarah strives to develop design solutions that improve the health, beauty and functionality of the spaces in which we live, work and play. Possessing a range of design education, Sarah has studied Interior Design, Graphic Design and Landscape Architecture + Urban Design. This diverse education provides Sarah with a unique perspective and skill set which she applies to her planning and design approach.

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Pascale Cometto  

Pascale Cometto

Landscape + Urban Designer
BA(Humanities), BLA
604.688.9769 x 107
pascale_cometto[at]golder.com



Pascale strongly believes that Planners and Landscape Architects have a role to play in enabling a more sustainable future. Passionate about various outdoor activities, she values nature and truly understands the need to soften our impact on Earth, by creating harmonious environments. She is dedicated to create high-quality public places enjoyable for all.

Holding a Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Montreal, she is currently pursuing the certification process to become a registered professional. Her degrees in Modern Literature and Anthropology bring Pascale logical rigour and understanding of cultural identities.

Throughout her practice, Pascale has been involved with a wide range of projects: residential, institutional, commercial and public. She has been exposed to the various stages of design of a project, from conception, coordination with other consultants to conducting field reviews. The concrete aspect of her practice compliments her design-focus studies to bring to life sustainable solutions.

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Laurel Cowan  

Laurel Cowan

Planner
BA (Geography), SCD Certificate, Dipl. Planning
604.688.9769 x 135
laurel_cowan[at]golder.com



Laurel is a recent addition to the administration team with over 8 years of administrative experience and an educational background in urban planning, geography, and sustainable community development. She is passionate about social equity, community engagement, and urban design. Through volunteering and school she has researched sustainable landscaping, environmental and social issues relating to consumption, neighbourhood/community-based design, and sustainable land use planning. In her spare time she can be found hiking, paddling, or snowboarding throughout beautiful BC.

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Linda Dawes  

Linda Dawes

Senior Accounting Administrator
250.754.5651
linda_dawes[at]golder.com



Linda is the manager of accounting procedures and payroll services. She has over twenty years experience in office management and accounting.

 
Kate Evans  

Kate Evans

Landscape + Urban Designer
BLA
250.754.5651
kate_evans[at]golder.com



Kate is motivated by solutions that combine design, ecology, social context and effective communication. Kate holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph and has experience with non-profit conservation work in Saskatchewan as well as private sector consulting in Ontario. Internationally, she has lived and studied in Sweden & Chile which have enriched her design perspective and processes.

Kate has contributed to projects at a range of design and planning scales for both public and private sector clients. As a component of these varying projects, Kate plays a supportive role in developing graphic and visual communication materials.

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Amy Gore  

Amy Gore

Landscape Architect
BEng, MLA, LEED® AP
604.688.9769 x 119
amy_gore[at]golder.com



Amy is motivated by solutions that combine design, ecology, social context and effective communication. She holds a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University and a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph. Amy’s diverse background provides her with a unique set of technical, problem solving, graphic and design skills which she uses to find effective solutions to a wide range of problems.

Amy has worked on multiple design and planning related projects at a variety of scales. Her interests involve finding innovative ways to integrate sustainability strategies into the design of urban environments such that they contribute to efficiency while maintaining or enhancing the quality of life of the residents

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Daryl Harrison  

Daryl Harrison

GIS Specialist
BA, ADP GIS
250.754.5651 x 33
daryl_harrison[at]golder.com



Daryl’s educational background includes a Geography degree with a focus on environmental management from UBC as well as an Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information System from BCIT. His role at HB Lanarc-Golder Associates includes digital mapping, spatial analysis and data management, and 3D modeling. Daryl has used his GIS skills for a variety of applications including regional planning, resource policy and scenic values management, public engagement and community mapping, agricultural and environmental inventory, and application design and development. Daryl’s interests involve the use of GIS and visualization technologies to effectively communicate spatial information.

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Aaron Licker  

Aaron Licker

GIS Programmer/Analyst
BA, Adv Dipl Tech (GIS)
604.688.9769 x 124
aaron_licker[at]golder.com



Aaron holds an advanced diploma in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from BCIT. As a GIS Programmer/Analyst Aaron’s responsibilities lie mainly with spatial data modeling, custom application development and interfacing between HB Lanarc-Golder team members and spatial data. Aaron currently leads the development of the spatial modeling component of CEEMAP, a greenhouse gas emissions forecasting and modeling tool. His current specialties include: Municipal and Regional population and employment growth forecasting, transportation modeling, spatial regression analysis, wildlife habitat suitability analysis, ecosystem modeling and analysis, database application development, climate impact forecasting and analysis, 3D modeling and buildout analysis, data management, and data QA/QC. In the past Aaron has used his GIS skills in a diverse array of settings including, conservation, transportation planning and habitat modeling. Aaron’s ability to balance a detail-oriented focus with a diverse array of team members allows him to serve as an exceptional member of any project team.

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Megan Shaw  

Megan Shaw

Planner
BA, M Urb. Plan.
604.688.9769 x 122
megan_shaw[at]golder.com



Megan is a community planner with a passion for sustainability and the effective engagement processes which are essential to achieving this goal. With a background in communication and adult education, she is skilled at helping community members, stakeholders, and decision-makers understand complex concepts and trade-offs involved in planning decisions.

Megan has worked with clients from all levels of government, First Nations, and the non-profit and private sectors. Her recent work includes applying her skills to the fields of integrated community sustainability planning, local economic development, active transportation, urban design, and climate and energy planning. Megan holds a Master of Urban Planning degree from McGill University and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of British Columbia.

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Anthony Smith  

Anthony Smith

GIS Analyst + Cartographer
BA(Hons)
604.688.9769 x 231
anthony_smith@golder.com



Anthony is a spatial data analysis and visualization specialist with four years of experience applying GIS and design tools to support action-oriented research, compelling community engagement and data-based decision making. Anthony’s skillset also includes design of printed and web-based materials, audio-video recording and photography, and event organization and evaluation.

Anthony has a proven ability to apply interdisciplinary methods to explore the confluence of urban design, human health and environmental sustainability. Between 2008 and 2012, Anthony supported research exploring how environments and experiences contribute to social inequalities in children’s development in neighbourhoods across Canada. He has also recently lead projects investigating the relationship between population health indicators and socio-economic status, neighbourhood land use compositions, street network walkability, and access to fresh foods and social services. He is also an avid triathlete, photographer and gardener.

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Brandy Trca  

Brandy Trca

Receptionist
604.688.9769
brandy_trca[at]golder.com



Brandy is a recent transfer from the Golder Burnaby office where she worked as a receptionist for the past 5 years in the 400+ employee office.  Her experience focuses on administration on top of volunteer work she does with animal rescue and fostering. She is excited and enthusiastic to be in a position of support working in a place that promotes and supports sustainability. She enjoys the variety reception can bring, meeting new people and learning on the go. In her spare time you will find her knitting, reading and enjoying time with her family walking about the neighborhood and enjoying being in her community in New Westminster.


 

Ann-Marie Whittaker  

Anne-Marie Whittaker

Planner + Designer
PB Dipl, MLA
604.688.9769 x 113
annemarie_whittaker[at]golder.com



Anne-Marie holds professional degrees in Environmental Sciences and a Masters in Landscape Architecture with a focus on site planning, open space frameworks and sustainable community design. Anne-Marie brings strong graphical skills and experience in site analysis, inventory and assessment, site planning, design guidelines and innovative methods for public engagement. Her primary work interest is in exploring the 'liveability' factor of sustainability with a strong belief and passion in community health and enhancement through creative programming and access to natural environments.

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Sarah Wilmot  

Sarah Wilmot

Senior Planner
MSc, MCIP
604.688.9769 x 116
sarah_wilmot[at]golder.com



Sarah is an Environmental Planner with ten years of experience. She has worked on a variety of planning projects, including solid waste management, community engagement, and community development. Sarah has particular expertise in waste management planning and strategic planning. Her work has included facilitating the development of solid waste management plans, reviewing and evaluating emerging waste management technologies, conducting feasibility studies for composting programs and facilities, full cost accounting of waste management systems, and developing and running community engagement programs. In addition to technical abilities, Sarah is skilled in project management, facilitation, and conflict management.

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Christina Worster  

Christina Worster

Graphic + Web Designer
BA(Visual Arts)
604.688.9769 x 134
christina_worster[at]golder.com



Christina’s work at Golder is focused on identity development as well as print publication design and web design. Her passion is solving design problems with smart, unique and environmentally conscious solutions that resonate with the viewer. She enjoys the fusion of practical projects with the creative process.

Most recently she designed the identity for the Sustainable Communities Network (pando.sc) which is an online community for local sustainability-focused researchers founded by Mark Roseland of Simon Fraser University. She also created the identity and website for the Healing Cities Institute. She has helped develop brand-consistent designs for the Canadian Institute of Planners Healthy Communities Practice Guidebook, the City of Albany’s Community Social Engagement Guidebook and for many other projects for local Municipalities and Private sector clients.

Christina holds an Arts degree with a focus on Visual Arts and Psychology. She also studied graphic design through Emily Carr and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She finds inspiration in living on the west coast and especially in being close to the ocean.


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