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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 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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Jamie Begin

Jamie Bégin, B.Sc.Eng. (she/her/hers)

Project Coordinator

Jamie has four years of experience in structural engineering, working in Toronto and Victoria as an Engineer-in-Training. She has contributed to the design and overseen the construction of residential and…

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Graham Burns, MCP

Project Planner - Quality Assurance

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

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Mark Christian, MCP

Project Manager

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

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Julie Edney, MSc URP (she/her/hers)

Project Planner

Julie takes on complicated, multidimensional projects and organizes them into clear, manageable tasks. Her practice is informed by a strong background in planning policy and research as well as community…

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Katy Fabris, MPlan, RPP, MCIP (she/her/hers)

Senior 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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Jennifer Getz, MPlan

Project Planner

Driven by an interest in how our environment impacts quality of life, Jennifer looks forward to fostering more sustainable, healthy communities through her work with M’akola Development Services. She holds…

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Morgan Henderson, MPlan (she/her/hers)

Project Planner

Over the course of her career and studies, Morgan has worked on projects related to planning policy and legislation, Indigenous housing development, mine post-closure planning, and affordable housing development. Morgan…

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Charla Huber, MA

Indigenous Relations

Charla has a strong ability to work cross-culturally and utilizes her writing, interpersonal, and communication skills to build relationships with M’akola’s First Nations partners, both locally and across the province.…

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Sandy Mackay, MPlan, RPP, MCIP (he/him/his)

Housing Research and Policy Lead

Sandy is an accomplished housing research and policy consultant with over 6 years of experience in local government planning and provincial level program management. He has specific experience with new…

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Bronwyn McLean, MSc MUP (she/her/hers)

Manager of Planning

Bronwyn  is a project manager and urban planner with over 10 years of experience in the public and private sector. At M’akola Bronwyn is a member of the Leadership Team…

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Olivia McMahon, MGM, GCPM, PMP

Project Manager

Olivia has four years of project management experience in economic development, international relations, and education. She has served communities through her work for local and provincial governments and managed diverse…

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Alexa McPhee, MCRP (she/her/hers)

Project Planner

Alexa is an emerging planner passionate about housing first, harm-reduction, and community planning. In her work and studies, Alexa has focussed on issues of Sustainable and Affordable Housing Development and…

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Lindsay Monk, MA (she/her/hers)

Manager of Development

Lindsay is the Manager of Development at MDS and has over 10 years’ experience in program delivery and project management, including experience with the federal government across Canada. At M’akola,…

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Andi Moyer

Andi Moyer (she/her/hers)

Executive Assistant

A highly efficient and dedicated multitasker with over 12 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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Dominique Saheed, BSc, PGDip, MREM

Project Planner

With a background in environmental management and over 15 years of professional experience, Dominique has successfully implemented projects within the natural resource and environmental management sector, locally and internationally. She…

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Kaela Schramm, MEd, MUP, AICP, RPP (she/her/hers)

Director of Projects and Planning

Kaela is the Director of Projects and Planning at M’akola Development Services with over ten years of professional consulting experience and  has been working with M’akola since 2011. In that…

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Rory Stever, MPlan (he/him/his)

Project Planner

Rory is excited to support more vibrant and diverse communities and the creation of affordable housing through his work with M’akola Development Services. Rory holds a Masters Degree in Planning…

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Richard Van Leeuwen, CPA

CFO

Richard 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 with many…

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Murphy

Murphy

Director of Support

Murphy is a key player on the M’akola Development Services Team. Murphy provides project development support through lunch-time walks, training treats and requesting belly-rubs. A valued and trusted member of…

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Our Board of Directors

Bruce Parisian, President
David Seymour, Vice-President
Carl Mashon, Treasurer
Roger Kishi, Secretary

Bruce Underwood, Director
Kolette Cristante, Director
Nella Nelson, Director
Cyndi Stevens, Director

Debbie Williams, Director
Grace Elliott-Nielsen, Director
George Cook, Elder Advisor and Honorary Member

Please click here for more information about the Board of Directors.