Our staff has significant depth and breadth in various disciplines including project and property management, accounting and administration, finance, development, and operations consulting.

Kevin Albers, CPA, CGA, CAFM, CIHCM – CEO

Kevin Albers, CPA, CGA, CAFM, CIHCM – CEO

Kevin is a key player in the future of affordable housing and is well-known for leading with innovative ideas and creative solutions while navigating the expiration of operating agreements. Kevin…

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Richard Van Leeuwen, CPA – Chief Financial Officer

Richard Van Leeuwen, CPA – Chief Financial Officer

Richard Van Leeuwen is a CPA with over a decade experience in a variety of industries including real estate development, banking, entertainment, and education. During his career Richard has worked…

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Kaela Schramm, MEd, MUP, AICP, RPP – Director of Projects and Planning

Kaela Schramm, MEd, MUP, AICP, RPP – Director of Projects and Planning

Kaela is a professional planner. Since joining the leadership team at M’akola Development Services, Kaela has grown the capacity of the organization, quadrupling the staffing compliment and expanding the client…

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Nicole Nelson, MA – Manager, Communications and Operations

Nicole Nelson, MA – Manager, Communications and Operations

Nicole is a communications professional with nine years of diversified experience in content creation, public relations, and project management. Colleagues know Nicole as an authentic communicator who errs on the…

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Danielle Deni, BA, MPH Candidate – Manager, Housing and Community Development

Danielle Deni, BA, MPH Candidate – Manager, Housing and Community Development

Danielle coordinates all of the moving pieces of projects. She provides project management support, prepares proposals, applications, and housing reports, and also facilitates community engagement events. Danielle enjoys seeing projects…

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Lindsay Monk, MA – Manager, Regional Office

Lindsay Monk, MA – Manager, Regional Office

Lindsay is a project manager with over five years’ experience in program delivery and project management with the federal government. Her specialization is First Nations’ housing and community economic development.…

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Charla Huber – Indigenous Relations

Charla Huber – Indigenous Relations

Charla has a strong ability to work cross-culturally, across a range of Indigenous communities and utilizes her writing, interpersonal, and communication skills to build relationships with M’akola’s First Nations partners.…

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Andi Moyer – Executive Assistant

Andi Moyer – Executive Assistant

A highly efficient and dedicated multitasker with over eight years’ experience in administrative roles, Andi has the unique ability to focus on the details while still being able to see…

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Bronwyn McLean, BA Honours, MSc – Project Manager

Bronwyn McLean, BA Honours, MSc – Project Manager

Bronwyn McLean is a Project Manager with over four years of experience in the public and private sector. Previously a consultant for the creative industries in the UK she is…

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Katy Fabris, MCIP, RPP – Project Manager

Katy Fabris, MCIP, RPP – Project Manager

Katy is a Registered Professional Planner with over five years’ experience in the public and non-profit sector. Her previous work includes work as a City Planner in a BC municipality…

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Karin Albert – Project Manager

Karin Albert – Project Manager

Karin is a Registered Professional Planner with 18 years of experience. Solutions oriented, Karin knows how to move projects and initiatives forward. Thanks to her skills in fundraising, local government…

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Devan Cronshaw, BComm, MCP – Project Planner II

Devan Cronshaw, BComm, MCP – Project Planner II

Devan is a practicing planner with two years of experience, having been involved in a variety of projects providing planning and management know-how. He has also completed several impactful research…

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Brooke Ahnassay – Project Planner II
Holly Wacker, MScPl – Project Planner

Holly Wacker, MScPl – Project Planner

Holly Wacker is a planning professional with experience working in municipal and non-profit sectors. She has worked on a diverse portfolio of planning projects in the areas of development approvals,…

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Diana Jerop – Project Planner

Diana Jerop – Project Planner

Diana’s career has spanned over four years of working on planning projects in the private and public sectors in East Africa and Vancouver Island. Her experience includes; project management, community…

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Shannon Hope, BA – Project Planner

Shannon Hope, BA – Project Planner

Shannon is a recent undergraduate student from the University of Victoria who has recently entered the professional world of planning. For the past seven years, Shannon has been working as…

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Graham Burns – Project Planner

Graham Burns – Project Planner

Graham is a graduate student at Vancouver Island University and proud to become a member of the M’akola team. While completing his studies in the Master of Community Planning program…

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Mark Christian – Project Planner

Mark Christian – Project Planner

Mark Christian is an emerging planner with experience contributing to community planning projects across Vancouver Island. Mark is a recent graduate of the Master of Community Planning program at Vancouver…

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Tiana Lewis – Research Coordinator