Kourtney leads a team of more than 80 technical specialists in environmental assessments, human environment, and ecology. A detail-oriented leader, she provides oversight and strategic direction to the sustainability team in North America. She is focused on supporting long-term projects and environmental program objectives and is responsible for managing resourcing, employee development, project performance, client management, and for safety leadership.
A seasoned technical professional, Kourtney has over 15 years of experience in project management. She has led several large-scale multidisciplinary projects from feasibility through to environmental assessments, regulatory permitting, planning, construction, and post-construction restoration. Managing projects throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories, her expertise includes mining, pipelines, and transmission lines. Bridging relationships between clients and communities throughout the project process, Kourtney has also led several indigenous and public engagement activities in these regions.
Kourtney has a bachelor’s degree in science with a focus in biology and fisheries from the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. She specializes in fish habitat assessments and fish habitat offset plan development. Kourtney has been the lead author on several environmental assessments and management plans. She has experience overseeing environmental construction compliance and has expertise in obtaining timely permits from federal and provincial regulators that were essential to meeting project schedules.