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Mike  
MIKE JONES, M.Sc., P.Geo.
Senior Hydrogeologist / Hydrogeochemist / President
extension: x213
mike@azimuthenvironmental.com
Mike is a founding member of Azimuth. His areas of specialty include water supply, ground water and surface water geochemistry, and contaminant hydrogeology. In addition to his corporate administrative role, he primarily acts as a senior scientist for hydrogeological and servicing-related projects and has over 25 years of experience as a consulting hydrogeologist. Mike has completed more than 50 landfill design and monitoring projects across Ontario, and approximately 400 well impact evaluations on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation. Servicing-related projects involve the assessment of potable water and sewage treatment opportunities for a proposed or existing development. Mike has completed approximately 40 of these projects at a wide variety of sites.
David  
DAVID R. KETCHSON, P. Eng., M.A.Sc.
Senior Environmental Engineer / Partner
extension: x217
david@azimuthenvironmental.com
David’s experience as a professional engineer includes over 35 years specializing in contaminant mitigation and water resource evaluations. He continues to provide oversight on engineering design work for both communal servicing and municipal solid waste and provides technical support for most of the landfill projects conducted by Azimuth. David is Board certified and has successfully provided expert testimony and third party reviews on hydrogeologic principles for several Class A, below water aggregate resource licensing applications.
Colin  
COLIN ROSS, B.Sc., P.Geo.
Senior Hydrogeologist / Partner
extension: x205
colin@azimuthenvironmental.com
A Senior Hydrogeologist with Azimuth, Colin has 15 years of experience specializing in hydrogeology and environmental sciences. His consulting experience is broad and encompasses field components, report writing, project management and liaison with applicable regulatory authorities. He has completed many projects ranging from landfill operations, approvals and environmental monitoring, Permit to Take Water (PTTW) applications and other contaminant investigations. Colin is project lead on all landfill jobs and has experience with more than 40 landfill sites performing ground water, surface water and gas monitoring, drill rig supervision, packer testing, reporting, project management and database development & management tasks. Colin has completed numerous well claim investigations for the Ministry of Transportation as well as Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and work at existing contaminated sites for the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Transportation.
Jackie  
JACQUELINE S. COUGHLIN, B.A.Sc., P. Eng.
Senior Environmental Engineer / Partner
extension: x215
jackie@azimuthenvironmental.com
Jackie has over 15 years of experience as an Environmental Engineer with a scientific background in contaminant hydrogeology, wastewater/ water engineering design, evaluations, and inspections. Her areas of expertise include planning and the design of private sector waste facilities and communal potable treatments systems for vegetable processing facilities, private resort developments, golf and country clubs, campgrounds, and rural housing developments.
Matt  
MATT STUART, B.Env. Sc.
Fisheries Ecologist / Environmental Site Inspector / Partner
extension: x211
matt@azimuthenvironmental.com
Matt has over 15 years of consulting experience with a focus on aquatic biology. He performs fish sampling and aquatic habitat assessments to acquire environmental approvals from regulatory agencies for numerous projects, many of which include the completion of mitigation, restoration, and compensation plans. Matt also leads Azimuth’s environmental inspection during construction team and has provided onsite monitoring for large scale construction projects throughout Ontario. Matt holds a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) certification, in addition to successfully completing the MTO/DFO/MNR Fisheries Specialist Training Course, and has detailed working experience acting as an MTO RAQS qualified “Fisheries Assessment Specialist”, “Fisheries Contracts Specialist” and “Environmental Inspection During Construction Specialist”.
Sara  
SARA MURPHY, B.Sc.
Senior Aquatic Ecologist / Partner
extension: x210
sara@azimuthenvironmental.com
Sara has over 20 years experience specializing in fisheries and aquatic habitat assessments, environmental impact assessments, biological inventories, fisheries assessments and evaluation of ecological system for land development projects requiring Environmental Impact Studies /Natural Heritage Evaluations, and Environmental Assessments. Sara's experience includes projects requiring environmental input and review for Class EA's, preliminary and detail engineering designs, tender preparation, and environmental monitoring both during project implementation, and post construction for agency approval compliance. Sara is MTO RAQS qualified “Fisheries Assessment Specialist”, and “Fisheries Contracts Specialist”, and is currently managing the environmental components of the Highway 407 Phase 2 East for natural heritage disciplines including, fisheries, wildlife, species at risk, wetlands and vegetation, hydrogeology, and contaminant and waste management, for the duration of the contract.
Alexa  
ALEXA POMPILIO, H.B.Sc.
Ecologist
extension: x225
apompilio@azimuthenvironmental.com
Alexa is a graduate from the University of Toronto (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Queen's University (Education). She joined the Azimuth team in 2016 and has been involved in completing Species at Risk Assessments, Environmental Impact Assessments and Tree Preservation Plans. She has experience conducting terrestrial and aquatic environmental inventories and completes construction monitoring to ensure compliance with regulatory agency approvals. Alexa is certified by the Province in Ecological Land Classification for Southern Ontario, Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network and Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol.
Brad  
BRAD BAKER, H. B.Sc.
Terrestrial Ecologist / Species at Risk Specialist
extension: x212
bbaker@azimuthenvironmental.com
Brad has extensive experience with Species at Risk assessments and Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, 2007, O.Reg 230/08. He has worked with many large stakeholders to develop and implement Species at Risk Construction Monitoring Programs ensuring construction practices are carried out in a manner consistent with the Endangered Species Act, 2007. Brad is certified by the Province in the Ontario Ecological Land Classification System, Ontario Wetland Evaluation System, and Butternut Health Evaluation and is RAQS qualified for Natural Sciences.
Dan  
DANIEL STUART, H. B.Sc.
Terrestrial Ecologist
extension: x208
dstuart@azimuthenvironmental.com
Dan has studied a diverse set of flora and fauna through natural heritage assessments, Species at Risk assessments, academic research, ecological restoration, and environmental monitoring. He is a graduate of the University of Guelph and holds a certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Mohawk College. Daniel’s primary duties at Azimuth include the implementation of Class Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Assessments, and Natural Heritage Evaluations for the acquisition of Municipal, Provincial, and Federal environmental approvals. Daniel is also the lead terrestrial ecologist on the Highway 407 East Phase 2 provincial highway project. He is responsible for carrying out records reviews, participating in agency consultation, the development of field programs, data collection, data processing, and synthesizing technical reports. He is proficient in the identification of upland and wetland vascular plants and plant communities (including specialized habitats and rare communities), and in the identification of wildlife including mammals, avifauna, and herpetofauna. Daniel is certified by the Province in Ecological Land Classification for Southern Ontario, the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System, and is a designated Butternut Health Assessor.
David D  
DAVID D'ENTREMONT, H. B.Sc.
Terrestrial Ecologist
extension: x214
ddentremont@azimuthenvironmental.com
David has experience studying a variety of flora, fauna and ecosystems through a combination of ecological surveys, monitoring, restoration, research, and inventory work. He is a graduate of the University of Guelph where he studied biological science, with particular focus on environmental biology, especially pertaining to insects and plants. David is a recent addition to the Azimuth team and will be involved in a variety of projects including class environmental assessments, environmental impact assessments, ecological monitoring, inventories and surveys, and restoration project evaluation. Much of his time will be dedicated to work supporting the Highway 407 East Phase 2 provincial highway project. He is proficient in the identification of upland and wetland plants, birds, reptiles and amphibians, and has surveyed for/worked with a variety of rare and endangered species. He has a particular interest in entomology and insect identification, specializing in butterfly, dragonfly and damselfly biology and identification. David is experienced in the implementation of Ecological Land Classification (ELC), for which he is certified by the Province of Ontario.
Drew  
DREW WEST, A.Sc.T.
Environmental Technologist / Certified Arborist
extension: x207
drew@azimuthenvironmental.com
Drew specializes in hydrogeological/hydrological field investigations and monitoring programs. Duties include the completion of subsurface soil and ground water investigations, including drill rig supervision, soil and ground water sampling, soil classification, ground/surface water level monitoring, slug/percolation testing, well/aquifer pump testing and stream flow measurement/monitoring, Permit to Take Water applications, water balance assessments, septic suitability assessments and residential/municipal water supply studies. Drew is also a Certified Arborist (ISA) and Butternut Health Assessor (MNRF), Drew’s practical experience has involved projects that have required knowledge in forest management, forest measurement, tree inventories, tree health assessments and tree preservation plans.
Ian  
IAN ACHESON, B. Sc. Env.
Environmental Scientist
extension: x232
iacheson@azimuthenvironmental.com
Ian is specialized in physical and contaminant hydrogeology investigations and monitoring programs. He is a graduate of Royal Roads University and holds a Diploma in Environmental Technology from Georgian College. His experience includes a variety of remediation practices associated with brownfield sites impacted with industrial wastes. Since joining the Azimuth team, Ian has been involved in Permit to Take Waters (PTTW) applications, Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), and landfill monitoring and reporting.
Jennifer  
JENNIFER THOMPSON, M.A.Sc., P.Geo
Hydrogeologist
extension: x226
jthompson@azimuthenvironmental.com
Jennifer received relevant training in the form of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from McMaster University and a Masters Degree in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Guelph. She specializes in hydrogeology and environmental earth science. Her work experience encompasses projects requiring expertise in hydrogeological investigations, evaluation of ground and surface water systems, impact assessment and development of management and/or remediation measures as they relate to the use of water supplies. Jennifer has also completed numerous Phase I / II ESAs, Permit to Take Water applications, landfill ground water leachate monitoring and annual report production. She is a registered Practising member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.
Jesse  
JESSE McCARTNEY
Drafting Technician
extension: x218
jmccartney@azimuthenvironmental.com
Jesse has considerable experience with AutoCAD and GIS programs. He supports staff with their drafting requirements, creating base maps and aerial mapping for all Azimuth projects. In addition to drafting, Jesse also helps to maintain the IT department for the company.
Jim  
JIM BROADFOOT, H. B.Sc.
Senior Terrestrial Ecologist
extension: x206
jim@azimuthenvironmental.com
Jim specializes in the completion of environmental impact assessments to acquire approvals for development. Tasks include gathering of background information, completion of field inventories to define existing conditions, assessment of the potential for negative impacts to sensitive terrestrial and aquatic natural heritage features and functions including habitat of Species at Risk, evaluation of policy and regulation conformity - through the writing of impact assessment reports and follow-up on review agency comments. Jim is experienced in the application of natural heritage policy and regulation as conveyed through Ontario’s Provincial Policy Statement, Regional and Municipal Official Plans, Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, 2007, etc. and has appeared at numerous Ontario Municipal Board hearings/mediation sessions as a qualified ecologist. Jim is certified by the province of Ontario as a Wetland Evaluator and Butternut Health Assessor. His 35+ year career is evenly split between wildlife research conducted on a number of species for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry and most recently, environmental assessment work conducted for the private sector.
Lorna  
LORNA SALGADO
Office Administrator
extension: x201
lorna@azimuthenvironmental.com
Lorna provides the Azimuth team with administrative and accounting support. Her duties include overseeing project start-up, processing all project billing, preparing various monthly project reports, management of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Lorna also administers the company group benefit plan, processes payroll, confirms adherence to company policies and protocols as well as assisting with Human Resource matters.
Lisa  
LISA A. MORAN, B.Sc.Env.
Terrestrial Ecologist
extension: x202
lisa@azimuthenvironmental.com
Lisa has 14 years of experience specializing in terrestrial wildlife ecology. Her experience is broad and includes complete Project Management on projects requiring expertise in biological inventories of amphibians, birds, wildlife and vegetation, evaluation of ecological systems, impact assessment and development of management measures for Environmental Impact Studies. Lisa has performed work on municipal road repair/expansion projects, large-scale residential/commercial/industrial development, individual lot severances, linear corridors including pipelines and water mains, site restoration, natural heritage studies within larger planning areas, storm water planting plans and naturalization plans.
Melissa  
MELISSA FULLER, H.B.Sc.
Terrestrial Ecologist / Certified Arborist
extension: x216
mfuller@azimuthenvironmental.com
Melissa is experienced in conducting terrestrial and aquatic environment inventories for the assessment of ecosystem functions and sensitivity. She has been involved in numerous terrestrial and aquatic restoration projects relating to the improvement of Provincially Significant Wetlands and Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest. She routinely completes projects within terrestrial and wetland environs for the development of Environmental Impact Assessments and the acquisition of Municipal, Provincial and Federal environmental approvals. This has involved such activities as the creation of vegetation enhancement plans, terrestrial biological inventory and evaluation of ecological systems, and Species at Risk assessments.
Mike  
MIKE FRANCIS, B.Sc.
Terrestrial Ecologist
extension: x220
mfrancis@azimuthenvironmental.com
Mike is an experienced Biologist, who joined the Azimuth team in November 2016. Mike’s areas of expertise include botany and restoration ecology, with additional professional experiences conducting bird, amphibian, and reptile surveys. At Azimuth, Mike works with the terrestrial ecology team to conduct Environmental Impact Studies, Species at Risk Screenings, and general restoration plans, among other projects. Before Azimuth, Mike held a variety of positions in the private and not-for-profit sectors, managing projects primarily focused on ecological restoration and Species at Risk conservation. Mike is certified in Ecological Land Classification and Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing.
Roger  
ROGER HOLMES, M.Sc.
Aquatic Ecologist
extension: x203
rholmes@azimuthenvironmental.com
Roger is an Aquatic Ecologist specializing in fisheries and aquatic habitat assessments. He has completed a range of projects including Environmental Impact Studies (EIS) and MTO reporting for highway projects. His experience includes extensive field investigations across Ontario to document existing site conditions, develop mitigation strategies, and obtain environmental approvals from various regulatory agencies. Roger also completes construction monitoring for in-water and near-water works, including culvert replacement and rehabilitation work, along with completing fish relocations and salvages for in-water work. He is also experienced in completing Metal Mining Environmental Effects Monitoring (MMEEM) programs, and conducting benthic macroinvertebrate and water chemistry sampling in stream environments. Roger is MTO RAQS certified as a “Fisheries Assessment Specialist” and “Fisheries Contracts Specialist”.
Scott  
DR. SCOTT TAROF, PhD, MSc, HBSc.
Terrestrial Ecologist
extension: x230
starof@azimuthenvironmental.com
Dr. Scott Tarof is a highly-trained Senior Terrestrial Ecologist with expertise in behavioural ecology, conservation and molecular genetics. He joined the Azimuth team in May 2016. At Azimuth, Scott manages a diverse project portfolio including Environmental Impact Studies for private landowners, municipalities and construction companies, and Natural Heritage Evaluations on properties on the Oak Ridges Moraine. Scott brings to Azimuth 15 years of experience in university research, teaching, project management, business administration and client stewardship. Scott is also a passionate educator and teaches university courses part-time involving habitat restoration, biophysical monitoring and soil geochemistry.
Stephanie  
STEPHANIE CASUTT, H.BES
Terrestrial Ecologist
extension: x204
scasutt@azimuthenvironmental.com
Since joining the Azimuth team, Stephanie has been involved in numerous terrestrial projects, including the implementation of Environmental Impact Studies, Natural Heritage Evaluations, and Ecological Offsetting Plans for the acquisition of Municipal, Provincial, and Federal environmental approvals. Stephanie is responsible for coordinating and developing field programs, synthesizing data, and writing technical reports. Her expertise includes the evaluation of ecological systems, Species at Risk surveys and identification of Significant Natural Heritage Features to assess the potential for post development direct, indirect and cumulative impacts.
Steven  
STEVEN KRBAVCIC
Environmental Scientist
extension: x227
skrbavcic@azimuthenvironmental.com
Steven is an Environmental Scientist with several years of experience in contaminant hydrogeology including environmental site assessment programs. Steven has conducted all facets of project work in assisting with various projects. He has experience in physical hydrogeology, karst assessments, Permit to Take Water (PTTW) applications, and landfill monitoring. He is adept leading contaminant projects involving drilling, monitoring well installation, test pitting, remedial excavation, and has experience with more sophisticated remedial technologies such as chemical injection. Steven routinely provides site conceptualization and interpretation skills as part of his project assignments.