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1334 St Paul St, Kelowna -

Based in the Okanagan but hailing from around the globe, CTQ’s staff consists of individuals with diverse cultures and backgrounds. Our professionals are a talented and experienced group of engineers, planners, landscape designers, technologists, technicians, and support staff.

Our team of consultants are recognized leaders in each of their fields, be it engineering applications, community planning, or urban and municipal design.

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Andrew Zelke, CPA, CA

Richmond, British Columbia -

PRINCIPAL – Andrew Zelke is the CFO and is responsible for all administrative aspects of the business. His strategic planning, budgeting and cash flow monitoring are essential in ensuring the success of CTQ. Andrew has been with the company since 2012, during which time he has gained a vast knowledge of the industry, while demonstrating the leadership qualities that have been instrumental to the development of CTQ. Prior to joining CTQ, Andrew spent five years with MNP, where he was successful in completing his Chartered Accountant (CA) Designation. Andrew is goal orientated, ambitious and focused on the future of CTQ.

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Anne McTaggart

Quilmes, Argentina -

Anne is CTQ’s Administrative Assistant. She joined us in 2019 and is a highly skilled individual who brings a strong background in business administration and A/P-A/R management. A woman of many talents, Anne has previously operated her own successful business and performed as an accomplished office Manager of a popular renovation company in Alberta for over ten years. She began her professional career as a Videographer, building a stellar reputation throughout her 14 years in the industry before she shifted gears to motherhood and subsequently changed her focus to a career in Business Administration. Since her arrival, Anne has contributed greatly to the overall day-to-day business operations of CTQ.

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Antonio Faccini, P.Eng., M.Eng.

Bogotá, Colombia -

PRINCIPAL – Antonio Faccini is a registered P.Eng. with Engineers and Geoscientists BC. With more than 20 years of professional experience, he has worked in hydraulic resources and water modeling since obtaining his M.Eng. in 2000. Antonio has had the opportunity to work on a variety of civil engineering projects covering all stages from conceptual planning to construction and implementation. He has been the main Consultant Engineer for two of the largest water utilities in the Okanagan Valley. In that role, Antonio has maintained and use their water distribution system models, developed capital plans, provided advisory services on several developments and participated as professional coordinator and designer of some of their key infrastructure facilities. Antonio is also very interested in GIS and has been working on GIS implementation projects since 2015.

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Byron Douglas, MBCSLA BCSLA

Oranjemund, Namibia -

Byron Douglas brings over 20 years of international landscape architectural and project management experience to his role overseeing the Landscape Architecture, Placemaking, Sustainability and Urban Design in our office. Prior to joining our firm, he has worked in Kelowna, South Africa and the UK, during which time he ran his own firm in Cape Town, South Africa. Byron has been involved in private sector, municipal and provincial projects throughout the Okanagan and BC, South Africa, Southern and West Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, UAE, China and the United Kingdom.

During his career, he has focused primarily on the master planning, visioning and design of communities, urban and civic regeneration, park planning, campus planning, healthcare, resort development, wineries and agricultural estates, golf estates and high-end residential projects.

Byron’s attention to detail, consideration of individual site and client needs, enables him to create memorable, interactive and lasting landscapes.

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Carlos Perez, P. Eng., PMP®

Bogotá, Colombia -

Carlos Perez is a Senior Project Manager and the Municipal Transportation Lead at CTQ. He is a Professional Engineer, Transportation Planner and Project Management Professional PMP® with over 25 years of experience in the public sector and the consulting practice. His passion for transportation has taken him to lead projects ranging from highway and transit projects to community infrastructure initiatives and policies that create immediate positive changes to the way people travel, work, live and play. He is a change agent and facilitator who works with clients to craft and develop designs, transportation studies and strategies with practical, innovative solutions.

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David Cullen, P.Eng.

Montreal, Quebec -

PRINCIPAL – Dave Cullen is the chief Transportation Engineer for CTQ. Over the past 20 years he has gained significant transportation system planning, design and construction experience. Prior to joining CTQ in 2006, Dave spent 3 years with Stantec Consulting in Kelowna, 15 years with Earth Tech (Reid Crowther) in Kelowna and 4 years with the Ministry of Transportation in the Highways Bridge Engineering Department. Dave has also worked as Bridge Construction Supervisor throughout the Province of BC.

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Dianne Gray, B.Sc. Hon., GISP

London, Ontario -

Dianne is a GIS Specialist at CTQ.  She has acquired a variety of GIS and CAD experience in the mining, wildlife conservation, oil and gas, environmental consulting, wind energy, and land surveying industries in both private and public sectors.  Her expertise includes cartography, drafting, spatial and data analysis, data management and conversion, GIS process automation using Model Builder and Python, and technical documentation, and has worked with a variety of GIS and related software.  Dianne has a strong background in working with legal surveys and cadastral data,  as well as CAD drafting of surveyed plans.  In addition to this, Dianne has been involved with GoGeomatics Canada, a non-profit geospatial organization, since 2013, where she has contributed many online articles, and she has been hosting GIS networking socials with GoGeomatics since 2016.  In 2019, Dianne attained a GIS Professional (GISP) certification.

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Ed Grifone, MCIP, RPP, MA

Nelson, British Columbia -

Ed Grifone has worked in the field of Municipal Planning and Land Development for 30 years. His experience throughout Western Canada has included various scales of projects ranging from large multiple use master plans to commercial and industrial sites. He has also conducted numerous studies to help test feasibility, site location analysis, and to gain approvals for developers. His private sector project experience has been complemented by a vast amount of work in municipal planning policy and urban design. His particular areas of interest and passion include resort area development planning, regional tourism and recreation, downtown/commercial area revitalization and economic development strategies.

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Frank Pohland, Designer

Berlin, Germany -

Frank Pohland has been involved in Urban Design and Landscape Design for over 30 years. His projects range from Downtown Revitalizations for more than 15 municipalities in the BC Interior to parks planning and design for over 24 BC Provincial Park Sites. Frank also has significant experience in civic park and open space amenity design, site planning and landscape architecture. 3D digital modeling and graphics are key elements in the design process that Frank uses extensively for communication with clients and approving agencies. Frank was part of the Canadian astronaut training program in the 1980’s and was the proud recipient of the Nobel Prize for Quantum Physics and String Theory in 1991. Frank is a clown.

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Glen Power, AScT

Ottawa, Ontario -

Glen Power is the Information Systems Administrator for CTQ. Originally trained as a Mechanical Engineering Technologist, Glen joined CTQ in 2005 as a Civil Design Technologist. With the rapid growth of a fledgling company, the need arose for increased technology support. Glen welcomed this challenge and soon found himself in a new roll which included support for hardware and software, servers, mobile and telephone systems, networking and infrastructure maintenance. His previous experience in design lends itself to creative problem solving when deploying new AutoCAD software and solving complex technological issues. Glen has particularly enjoyed being part of the dynamic changes over the years, and looks forward to CTQ’s continued growth and prosperity.

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Haruko Kagami, AScT

Tokyo, Japan -

Haruko Kagami was born in Tokyo, and raised in Chiba prefecture, a 1 hour train ride from the center of Tokyo. After working in Tokyo for a few years, Haruko came to Canada. She successfully completed ESL, Office Administration program at Selkirk College in Castlegar & Trail. While living in Salmon Arm, she immigrated to Canada, then move Kelowna and graduated from Civil Engineering Program at Okanagan College in 2005. Haruko Joined CTQ in 2007. She is passionate about sustainability through the eye of Permaculture. She studied permaculture in 2009 and started the Kelowna Permaculture community group. While she has retired from the community group organizer position, Haruko still enjoys attending various community events. Haruko enjoys attending CTQ rooftop garden throughout the year.

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Jarvis Ronacher, AScT

Kelowna, British Columbia -

Jarvis Ronacher has been with CTQ since 2007. He was was originally hired as a design drafting technician, but has since gained valuable Civil Engineering experience including field inspections, surveying, project planning, project management, and civil engineering design. He has developed extensive knowledge of by-laws requirements throughout the BC central interior communities and MMCD Construction Standards. He has established excellent working relationships with his clients, contractors and municipal representatives that result in a continuing working environment.

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Jesse Padda, EIT

Kelowna, British Columbia -

Jesse Padda joins CTQ in the summer of 2021 as a EIT after completion of his Civil Engineering Degree at Lakehead University in June 2021. Prior to Lakehead, he completed his Civil Engineering Technologist diploma at Okanagan College. Jesse was born and raised in Kelowna and is excited to continue living and working here locally with CTQ while gaining new experiences and opportunities throughout his career. Jesse looks forward to his time at CTQ as an Engineer and creating relationships with his fellow employees and clients.

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Lucas Thayer, EIT

Vernon, British Columbia -

Lucas Thayer started with CTQ as a Co-op student in January of 2016 and joined as an EIT upon completion of his schooling at UBCO in May of 2017. Since joining CTQ he has worked on several storm water management designs and many local projects as the design drafter. Through the UBCO Co-op program, Lucas gained valuable experience in the Civil Engineering field such as materials testing, construction practices and project management which he applies to his work at CTQ. Lucas enjoys the technical side of civil engineering, always developing his abilities to work with modelling software further and using those skills to benefit clients. Lucas is excited for the years to come, continuing to build and develop skills and work on the exciting projects CTQ has to offer.

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Matt Cameron, P.Eng., FEC

Auckland, New Zealand -

PRINCIPAL – Matt Cameron has been involved in all aspects of Municipal Engineering and Land Development beginning with topographic survey, to site grading and servicing, along with municipal infrastructure, pump station, and roadway improvement design. Matt has extensive experience working on both large industrial and building projects in both the traditional and non‐traditional delivery systems. Matt’s career started in the construction field predominantly in heavy civil projects and he has traveled and worked around the world gaining experience in many aspects of engineering. Matt’s enthusiasm in working with people to accomplish common goals, along with his business skills, has enabled him to become the Managing Partner of this very dynamic consulting company.

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Roland Ruesgen, CTech

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan -

Roland Ruesgen moved to Kelowna in the Fall of 1991 to begin his Civil Designing career with Stanley and Associates Engineering. Roland joined CTQ in the Spring of 2008, bring with him a variety of skills including Topographic survey, Retrofit Sewer design, Roads and Subdivision design, and Earthworks Modeling. Roland has participated in, and successfully completed a broad range of projects for The City of Kelowna, The City of West Kelowna, various Regional Districts, and around B.C. When I moved here in ’91 the population of Kelowna was about 76,000, now in 2018 it’s about 120,000. I’ve seen this town grow, and I’m proud to have been a small part of that.”

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Steven Hunter, EIT

Victoria, British Columbia -

Steven Hunter is a Junior Design Engineer with over two years experience working in the land development sector. He has been involved in numerous commercial, industrial, and residential projects ranging from two lot subdivisions to hundred plus lot developments and from multi-storey condos and apartment buildings to skyscrapers. Since joining CTQ in March of 2018, Steven has been involved in the design and drafting, construction, and overall coordination of these projects; he is proud to have been able to see numerous projects from conception through completion.

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Steve Tobler, AScT, CCA

Kelowna, British Columbia -

PRINCIPAL – Steve Tobler began his career with CTQ in 2003. Hired as a design drafting technician, Steve was the second employee to join the company. Since then, Steve has gained significant knowledge of all facets of land development and contract administration. Through his attention to detail, dedication to producing quality work, and his commitment to providing the highest level of service to our clients, Steve has earned the position of Project Manager, and was ultimately welcomed into the Shareholder’s group in 2017. Steve very much enjoys his work with CTQ and will continue to be a great contributor to CTQ for many years to come.

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Sylvain Cadieux, P.Eng.

Ottawa, Ontario -

Sylvain has worked in the field of Civil Engineering for 29 years.  Prior to joining CTQ, Sylvain spent 2 years with the Ministry Transportation of Ontario, 4 years with AECOM (formerly TSH Associates) in Ontario, 15 years with WSP (formerly Focus Corporation) in Grande Prairie, Alberta, and 8 years with WSP (formerly MMM Group) in Kelowna, BC.  Sylvain’s experience is broad.  He has worked on numerous commercial, industrial and residential land / site development projects in British Columbia and Alberta.  His passion is to assist clients and colleagues to succeed with their projects.

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Tobi Friesen, AScT

Winnipeg, Manitoba -

Tobi Friesen began his career as a design drafting technician with Earth Tech (Reid Crowther) in Kelowna. 10 years later, Tobi joined CTQ as their lead designer, and was also their first employee. For the past 25 years, Tobi has gained significant experience with Land Development and Municipal Infrastructure design, including site grading and servicing design utilizing the latest AutoCAD Civil 3D software. Tobi continues to enjoy his work, but takes time to help others learn Civil 3D, while helping to reinforce CTQ’s high design standards.

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Tanvi Patel, EIT

Fort McMurray, Alberta -

Tanvi Patel joins CTQ as a summer student for 2019. Since moving from Fort McMurray to Kelowna, Tanvi has been studying Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. While attending UBCO, she has worked for the City of Kelowna on Transportation and City Planning related projects. As her career unfolds, Tanvi is excited for the new experiences, knowledge, and opportunities this field will bring. Tanvi has also enjoyed learning during her time at CTQ, and looks forward to developing long lasting relationships with fellow employees and clients while working on diverse and interesting projects.

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Allison McNeill

Vancouver, BC -

Alli McNeill is CTQ’s Media and Public Relations consultant. In 1981 Alli graduated from Douglas College in Vancouver, BC where she majored in Communications with focus on Media, Government and Public Relations. After graduation, Alli moved to the Okanagan where she established her own PR firm.  For the past 25 years Alli has worked within the Wine, Forestry, Environmental, Landscape, Farming and Development industries. Her past achievements include Director of Public Relations for Sandhill Winery, Vice president of Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association and Board Judging Chair for the Okanagan Wine Festivals which she proudly held for over 20 years. Alli specializes in helping her clients define specific PR goals, then through her hard work and dedications ensures those goals are achieved. Personally, Alli is passionate about travelling, gardening, cooking and volunteering within her community.