Our Team

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  • Paul Blackett, P.Tech., ROWP, CESA – Project Liaison – OWDS designer and inspector with 35 years local experience in groundwater and wastewater studies.

Mr. Blackett has been employed within the discipline of applied hydrogeology and environmental geology for 30 years.  As a principal of Kala Geosciences Ltd. and Interior Groundwater Consulting Ltd., Mr. Blackett provides professional consultation to Federal and Provincial agencies, municipalities, regional districts and private organizations.

Mr. Blackett has over 30 years’ experience in groundwater development within BC, from Fort Nelson in the north, to Greenwood in the south, and points east as far as Cranbrook and points in the Kootenay region.  Mr. Blackett also has key accomplishments in contaminated sites definition and management, hydrogeology and geotechnical engineering.

  • Yanfeng Yin, Ph.D., P.Geo. – Senior Hydrogeologist  – 11 years local experience groundwater and wastewater studies.

Dr. Yin provides project planning, data analyses, hydrogeological interpretations, including well siting, long term yield analysis, and reporting services.  Dr. Yin has over 28 years’ experience in watershed assessment, numerical simulation, groundwater supply investigation in various, complex mountainous terrain, water quality assessment, wellhead protection, environment impact study, stormwater management, hydrogeologic assessment, water balance study, contaminated site assessment and remediation, dewatering, and tailings pond assessment.

Dr. Yin has over ten years’ experience in the BC Interior in groundwater exploration, assessment and management, and in quantity and quality in challenging areas.  Dr. Yin is an active reviewer of the Journal of Hydrology.

  • Lindsay Berry, P.Geo. – Project Geoscientist – 5 years’ experience.

Lindsay graduated in Geology with a Minor in Environmental Sciences from Laurentian University in 2007 and obtained her professional designation in 2011.  She has over 10 years of experience in the mining sector and has worked for such reputable companies as KGHM, Detour Lake Gold Corp, Hunter Dickinson Inc, Panoramic Resources, and Wallbridge Mining.  Also, several years of Lindsay’s career were spent independently consulting for exploration companies.

In addition, Lindsay has a proven record of facilitating long term business relationships with both customers and industry regulators. Her strong winning attitude and personality are assets that will complement and enhance Kala’s ability to meet the needs of our customers as we continue to provide quality, innovative services.

  • Marc Beaton, B.Sc., GIT

Mr. Beaton has obtained a Bachelor of Science degree including courses in Groundwater Hydrology, Groundwater Contamination, Ecohydrology of Watersheds and Water Systems and Fluvial Geomorphology.  He is also registered as a Geoscientist-in-Training in the province of British Columbia.  Mr. Beaton has completed the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Training Course through the Associated Environmental Site Assessors of Canada Inc. (AESAC).  He has worked with Kala since November 2017, providing reporting and fieldwork assistance.  Mr. Beaton assists with contaminated site assessments, environmental compliance audits, soil and water sampling, report writing, source water protection plans, drafting and general research.

  • Kady Rose, B.Sc., Eng. Tech.

Mrs. Rose holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Water Quality and Environmental Engineering Technology diploma.  She has completed the Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Training Course through the Associated Environmental Site Assessors of Canada Inc. (AESAC).  She has worked with Kala since June 2013, providing reporting, drafting, and fieldwork assistance.  Mrs. Rose assists with contaminated site assessments, environmental compliance audits, soil and water sampling, report writing, source water protection plans, drafting and general research.

  • Adam Kortko, Senior Environmental Technician

Mr. Kortko is certified in the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). He is currently working as First Nations onsite OWDS installer wih over 10 years field experience.

  • Dave Markel, Drafting Technician
  • Bonnie Fleming, Office Administrator
  • Emily Cobley, Administrative Assistant