Devan is a graduate student who has recently entered the professional world of planning. For the past two years, he has been involved in several planning projects providing research expertise and project coordination. He balances his planning knowledge with experience in financing and budgeting to successfully coordinate development projects for non-profit housing providers and effectively develop and recommend policy to local governments.
Originally from Winnipeg, Devan is excited to be working on Vancouver Island and to be part of a progressive organization which matches his values. After completing an honours degree in commerce from the University of Manitoba, Devan moved to Nanaimo and obtained a Masters Degree in Community Planning from Vancouver Island University. While completing his Masters Degree, Devan lived in Belize for a summer studying the process of waterfront development and its impact on local communities on the coast of Belize.