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Meet Our Team

We set ourselves apart by utilizing inter-disciplinary teams, innovative technologies, and adaptive strategies to create vibrant, energetic, sustainable and integrated human scale built environments.

Andrew Zelke, CPA, CA, Partner

Andrew Zelke is the CFO at CTQ since 2012 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.

Anne McTaggart

Anne began at CTQ in 2019 as Administrative Assistant, since she has grown into the role of Accounting Clerk Intermediate. Her strong background in business administration and A/P-A/R come from running her own businesses. Anne’s strengths in multi-tasking and as well as her experience as office manager for more than 10 years, makes her a valuable member of the Administration team.

Byron Douglas, APALA, BCSLA, CSLA, Partner

Byron Douglas, CTQ’s CEO, brings over 20 years of international landscape architectural and project management experience to his role overseeing the Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at CTQ. Byron’s attention to detail, consideration of individual site and client needs, enables him to create memorable, interactive, and lasting landscapes.

David James, BCSLA, CSLA

David James is a registered Landscape Architect with over 30 years of experience, specializing in planning, urban design, mixed-use commercial and multi-family residential projects. He’s worked extensively in the BC Interior for 17 years and has been involved on several transformative projects in Kelowna, Vancouver, and Calgary. David’s expertise is in conceptual design, with strong graphic and communication skills. His creative skills are paired with a strong understanding of construction and detailing to create memorable public spaces which are practical, beautiful, and inspirational.

David’s interests are in promoting arts, culture, and local history. He draws inspiration from these endeavors in his daily life, as well as in his professional practice. This passion has led him to look for new and innovative ways to merge them together to create his own unique perspectives and expressions.

Dave Cullen, P.Eng., Partner

Dave Cullen joined CTQ in 2006, he is the transportation and land development engineer. His experience prior to joining CTQ included 4 years with the Ministry of Transportation as part of the Highways Bridge Engineering Department, he also held a position as a Bridge Construction Supervisor. Over the past 20 years, Dave has accomplished significant work experience in transportation system planning, design, construction, and project management.

Glen Power, AScT

Glen is the Information Systems Administrator. He originally trained as a mechanical engineering technologist. Upon joining CTQ in 2005, Glen’s position was civil design technologist. His strong technical knowledge then transformed his role to IT, his responsibilities include support for hardware and software, servers, mobile and telephone systems, networking, and infrastructure maintenance. Glen is responsible for the CTQ team’s various levels of communication, supporting our remote or in office employees.

Haruko Kagami, AScT

Haruko, joined CTQ in 2007 and has been instrumental in the growth, structure, and a team leader of the CAD group plus the development of the processes and templates at CTQ. Aside from Civil design, Haruko has a passion in permaculture and has been involved in several community activities. Haruko’s drive for sustainable agricultural ecosystems has been inspiring to the CTQ team, organizing many informative hands-on projects around CTQ’s own office environment.

Harvey Mann, EIT

Harvey joined CTQ in the spring of 2022 shortly after receiving his engineering degree at UBCO. Harvey is an EIT, currently gaining experience in civil design, construction administration, and construction site inspection. His background experience as team leader and his drive to learn make him another integral part of CTQ’s team.

Jesse Padda, EIT

Jesse was inspired by his uncle, who thoroughly enjoyed his career as a professional engineer. Jesse attended both OK College and proceeded to Lakeland University, where he graduated and obtained his degree in Engineering. Jesse joined CTQ in the summer of 2021 as an EIT., his passion for learning enhances him to become a strong well-rounded engineer.

Jo Krebs, BC (Hons), PG Dip

Although Jo began her career working in Architecture, her move from the UK to Kelowna opened the door for Jo to evolve her design talents and love of plants into the field of Landscape Architecture. Her extensive knowledge in local plant and wildlife habitat enhances her landscape designs. CTQ is proud that Jo joined our Landscape Architecture team in 2021 as landscape designer.

Michael De Bonis

In April 2022, Michael joined CTQ. Michael is a civil designer with a strong understanding of various design software programs. He also has strong experience as a service coordinator and is familiar with the aspects of surveying. Michael is keen to apply his skills, gained from college and work, towards his civil design projects.

Natalie Martin

Natalie Martin is a registered Landscape Architect based in the Kootenay area of BC. She brings nearly a decade of hands-on expertise to the field, marked by a commitment to crafting sustainable, innovative outdoor spaces that harmonize with their surroundings. From concept design to project management, Natalie has a passion for enhancing the natural environment while meeting the functional needs of clients. With a keen eye for detail and a collaborative approach, she thrives in translating vision into reality.

Nicole Veloso

Nicole joined CTQ in April 2023. She graduated as a landscape technologist from NAIT in 2019. Nicole enjoys working on projects where she can graphically present an idea through a colorful plan drawing or a 3D model, which are converted to fly through videos and perspective renderings. Nicole uses a variety of computer software such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, Lumion, InDesign, and Photoshop to highlight the design and envision the potential of a project.

Philip Mitchell, CPHR

Philip is an experienced Human Resources and Operations Management professional with over 25 years of expertise in recruitment, development and training, organizational design, performance management, and workplace culture.

He has worked in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and has international experience from Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Canada. Philip holds his Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, a diploma in Front line Management, and has completed various industry-specific training and designations.

He resides in West Kelowna with his family and enjoys playing Masters Rugby and spending time outdoors on his small acreage.

Paul Hansen

Coming soon

Roland Ruesgen, C-Tech

Roland joined CTQ in the Spring of 2008, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in civil design, including topographic survey, retrofit sewer design, roads, subdivision design, and earthworks modeling. Based in the Central Okanagan since 1991, Roland has participated in, and successfully completed a broad range of projects for both private and public sector clients.

Steve Tobler, P.L.Eng., Partner

Steve began his career with CTQ in 2003, hired as a design technician. Since, Steve has gained significant knowledge of all facets of land development and contract administration. Steve’s role has evolved to Project Manager and through his attention to detail, dedication to producing quality work, he is committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients.

Sylvain Cadieux, P.Eng.

Sylvain has worked in the field of Civil Engineering for 29 years. His years of engineering experience have been accrued in the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. During that time, he has been responsible for the design, inspection, and project management of site servicing for numerous projects, including roads, watermains, storm and sanitary sewers, parking and access, and site development. His passion is to assist clients and colleagues to succeed with their projects.

Tobi Friesen, AScT

Tobi joined CTQ in 2003 as the lead designer and was the first employee of CTQ. For the past 25 years, he has gained experience in design and drafting. Tobi’s knowledge of varying design standards within each of the municipal and provincial districts ensures our clients precise and effective project design, including site grading and servicing utilizing the latest AutoCAD Civil 3D software.

Tom Czymoch

Tom joined CTQ in April 2022. He is dedicated and a client focused team player with experience in various levels of civil design. His past experiences and knowledge have provided him the opportunity to hit the ground running with CTQ, to confidently dive into projects and be a contributing factor to the civil design group.

Tomas Cortes, MLA

Tomas joined CTQ in 2021, He attained his BA degree in environmental governance and a master’s in landscape architecture at the University of Guelph, ON. While at University, along with his studies, Tomas was a Teacher’s Assistant for multiple courses from Intermediate Landscape Construction to Recreation-Tourism. His experience in Landscape Construction and his goal to create unique sustainable and diverse shared spaces that prioritize function has also enhanced his position as a Junior Landscape Designer.

Vianna Boparai, EIT

Vianna joined CTQ in Fall of 2023 as a civil EIT. She graduated from UBCO in 2020 with an engineering degree. She has just over 2 years of experience working in the industry as a project coordinator and surveyor, and is gaining experience in civil design. Vianna is passionate about sustainable engineering and constantly learning about advancements in engineering technology.

Andrew Zelke, CPA, CA, Partner

Andrew Zelke is the CFO at CTQ since 2012 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.

Byron Douglas, APALA, BCSLA, CSLA, Partner

Byron Douglas, CTQ’s CEO, brings over 20 years of international landscape architectural and project management experience to his role overseeing the Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at CTQ. Byron’s attention to detail, consideration of individual site and client needs, enables him to create memorable, interactive, and lasting landscapes.

Anne McTaggart

Anne began at CTQ in 2019 as Administrative Assistant, since she has grown into the role of Accounting Clerk Intermediate. Her strong background in business administration and A/P-A/R come from running her own businesses. Anne’s strengths in multi-tasking and as well as her experience as office manager for more than 10 years, makes her a valuable member of the Administration team.

David James, BCSLA, CSLA

David James is a registered Landscape Architect with over 30 years of experience, specializing in planning, urban design, mixed-use commercial and multi-family residential projects. He’s worked extensively in the BC Interior for 17 years and has been involved on several transformative projects in Kelowna, Vancouver, and Calgary. David’s expertise is in conceptual design, with strong graphic and communication skills. His creative skills are paired with a strong understanding of construction and detailing to create memorable public spaces which are practical, beautiful, and inspirational.

David’s interests are in promoting arts, culture, and local history. He draws inspiration from these endeavors in his daily life, as well as in his professional practice. This passion has led him to look for new and innovative ways to merge them together to create his own unique perspectives and expressions.

Dave Cullen, P.Eng., Partner

Dave Cullen joined CTQ in 2006, he is the transportation and land development engineer. His experience prior to joining CTQ included 4 years with the Ministry of Transportation as part of the Highways Bridge Engineering Department, he also held a position as a Bridge Construction Supervisor. Over the past 20 years, Dave has accomplished significant work experience in transportation system planning, design, construction, and project management.

Haruko Kagami, AScT

Haruko, joined CTQ in 2007 and has been instrumental in the growth, structure, and a team leader of the CAD group plus the development of the processes and templates at CTQ. Aside from Civil design, Haruko has a passion in permaculture and has been involved in several community activities. Haruko’s drive for sustainable agricultural ecosystems has been inspiring to the CTQ team, organizing many informative hands-on projects around CTQ’s own office environment.

Glen Power, AScT

Glen is the Information Systems Administrator. He originally trained as a mechanical engineering technologist. Upon joining CTQ in 2005, Glen’s position was civil design technologist. His strong technical knowledge then transformed his role to IT, his responsibilities include support for hardware and software, servers, mobile and telephone systems, networking, and infrastructure maintenance. Glen is responsible for the CTQ team’s various levels of communication, supporting our remote or in office employees.

Harvey Mann, EIT

Harvey joined CTQ in the spring of 2022 shortly after receiving his engineering degree at UBCO. Harvey is an EIT, currently gaining experience in civil design, construction administration, and construction site inspection. His background experience as team leader and his drive to learn make him another integral part of CTQ’s team.

Jesse Padda, EIT

Jesse was inspired by his uncle, who thoroughly enjoyed his career as a professional engineer. Jesse attended both OK College and proceeded to Lakeland University, where he graduated and obtained his degree in Engineering. Jesse joined CTQ in the summer of 2021 as an EIT., his passion for learning enhances him to become a strong well-rounded engineer.

Michael De Bonis

In April 2022, Michael joined CTQ. Michael is a civil designer with a strong understanding of various design software programs. He also has strong experience as a service coordinator and is familiar with the aspects of surveying. Michael is keen to apply his skills, gained from college and work, towards his civil design projects.

Jo Krebs, BC (Hons), PG Dip

Although Jo began her career working in Architecture, her move from the UK to Kelowna opened the door for Jo to evolve her design talents and love of plants into the field of Landscape Architecture. Her extensive knowledge in local plant and wildlife habitat enhances her landscape designs. CTQ is proud that Jo joined our Landscape Architecture team in 2021 as landscape designer.

Natalie Martin

Natalie Martin is a registered Landscape Architect based in the Kootenay area of BC. She brings nearly a decade of hands-on expertise to the field, marked by a commitment to crafting sustainable, innovative outdoor spaces that harmonize with their surroundings. From concept design to project management, Natalie has a passion for enhancing the natural environment while meeting the functional needs of clients. With a keen eye for detail and a collaborative approach, she thrives in translating vision into reality.

Philip Mitchell, CPHR

Philip is an experienced Human Resources and Operations Management professional with over 25 years of expertise in recruitment, development and training, organizational design, performance management, and workplace culture.

He has worked in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and has international experience from Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Canada. Philip holds his Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, a diploma in Front line Management, and has completed various industry-specific training and designations.

He resides in West Kelowna with his family and enjoys playing Masters Rugby and spending time outdoors on his small acreage.

Nicole Veloso

Nicole joined CTQ in April 2023. She graduated as a landscape technologist from NAIT in 2019. Nicole enjoys working on projects where she can graphically present an idea through a colorful plan drawing or a 3D model, which are converted to fly through videos and perspective renderings. Nicole uses a variety of computer software such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, Lumion, InDesign, and Photoshop to highlight the design and envision the potential of a project.

Paul Hansen

Coming soon

Roland Ruesgen, C-Tech

Roland joined CTQ in the Spring of 2008, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in civil design, including topographic survey, retrofit sewer design, roads, subdivision design, and earthworks modeling. Based in the Central Okanagan since 1991, Roland has participated in, and successfully completed a broad range of projects for both private and public sector clients.

Sylvain Cadieux, P.Eng.

Sylvain has worked in the field of Civil Engineering for 29 years. His years of engineering experience have been accrued in the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. During that time, he has been responsible for the design, inspection, and project management of site servicing for numerous projects, including roads, watermains, storm and sanitary sewers, parking and access, and site development. His passion is to assist clients and colleagues to succeed with their projects.

Steve Tobler, P.L.Eng., Partner

Steve began his career with CTQ in 2003, hired as a design technician. Since, Steve has gained significant knowledge of all facets of land development and contract administration. Steve’s role has evolved to Project Manager and through his attention to detail, dedication to producing quality work, he is committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients.

Tobi Friesen, AScT

Tobi joined CTQ in 2003 as the lead designer and was the first employee of CTQ. For the past 25 years, he has gained experience in design and drafting. Tobi’s knowledge of varying design standards within each of the municipal and provincial districts ensures our clients precise and effective project design, including site grading and servicing utilizing the latest AutoCAD Civil 3D software.

Tomas Cortes, MLA

Tomas joined CTQ in 2021, He attained his BA degree in environmental governance and a master’s in landscape architecture at the University of Guelph, ON. While at University, along with his studies, Tomas was a Teacher’s Assistant for multiple courses from Intermediate Landscape Construction to Recreation-Tourism. His experience in Landscape Construction and his goal to create unique sustainable and diverse shared spaces that prioritize function has also enhanced his position as a Junior Landscape Designer.

Tom Czymoch

Tom joined CTQ in April 2022. He is dedicated and a client focused team player with experience in various levels of civil design. His past experiences and knowledge have provided him the opportunity to hit the ground running with CTQ, to confidently dive into projects and be a contributing factor to the civil design group.

Vianna Boparai, EIT

Vianna joined CTQ in Fall of 2023 as a civil EIT. She graduated from UBCO in 2020 with an engineering degree. She has just over 2 years of experience working in the industry as a project coordinator and surveyor, and is gaining experience in civil design. Vianna is passionate about sustainable engineering and constantly learning about advancements in engineering technology.