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

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

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

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Lindsay Monk, MA – Manager of Development

Lindsay Monk, MA – Manager of Development

Lindsay is a project manager with over 10 years’ experience in program delivery and project management, including over five years with the federal government (CMHC). At M’akola, Lindsay has managed…

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Bronwyn McLean, MSc MUP – Manager of Planning

Bronwyn McLean, MSc MUP – 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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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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Katy Fabris, MPlan, RPP, MCIP – Senior Project Manager

Katy Fabris, MPlan, RPP, MCIP – Senior Project Manager

Katy is a Registered Professional Planner with over eight 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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Sandy Mackay, MPlan, RPP, MCIP – Housing Research and Policy Lead

Sandy Mackay, MPlan, RPP, MCIP – 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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Olivia McMahon, MGM, GCPM, PMP – Project Manager

Olivia McMahon, MGM, GCPM, PMP – Project Manager

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

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Mark Christian, MCP – Project Manager

Mark Christian, MCP – Project Manager

Mark Christian 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…

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Graham Burns, MCP – Project Planner – Quality Assurance

Graham Burns, MCP – Project Planner – Quality Assurance

Graham is an experienced Project Planner with over five years’ experience in the construction and non-profit sector. Graham has coordinated the development of numerous urban and rural planning projects, applying…

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Dominique Saheed, BSc, PGDip, MREM – Project Planner

Dominique Saheed, BSc, PGDip, MREM – Project Planner

With a background in environmental management and over 14 years of professional experience, Dominique has successfully implemented projects within the natural resource management sector, at both the local and international…

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Julie Edney, MSc URP – Project Planner

Julie Edney, MSc URP – 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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Jennifer Getz, MPlan – Project Planner

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 – Project Planner

Morgan Henderson, MPlan – 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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Alexa McPhee, MCRP – Project Planner

Alexa McPhee, MCRP – Project Planner

Alexa McPhee (she/hers) is an emerging planner with over four years of experience in the not-for-profit housing sector. Alexa is the passionate about building safe, sustainable, and equitable community-driven futures…

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Jamie Bégin, B.Sc.Eng. – Project Coordinator

Jamie Bégin, B.Sc.Eng. – 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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Andi Moyer – Executive Assistant

Andi Moyer – Executive Assistant

A highly efficient and dedicated multitasker with over ten 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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Richard Van Leeuwen, CPA – CFO

Richard Van Leeuwen, CPA – CFO

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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Murphy – Director of Support Services

Murphy – Director of Support Services

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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