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Alanna Dickson, PAg



Alanna Dickson has been a member of the AIA since 2000 when she began her career in the environmental consulting industry. After working in the industry for several years and completing her MSc in Soil Science, Alanna earned her PAg status in 2006.

Ms. Dickson currently works as a senior soil scientist at Matrix Solutions Inc. and has 18 years of progressive technical and managerial responsibility in environmental consulting. Her current area of practice is Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Lands. Ms. Dickson focuses on assessment, remediation, spills, soil monitoring and management, and environmental due diligence for acquisitions. Alanna applies her technical experience across upstream oil and gas well sites and facilities, SAGD-facilities, coal mines, coal-fired generation plants, and pipelines; and her current responsibilities include technical mentorship, senior technical review, project planning and execution, client liaison, and assessment and remediation program design. Ms. Dickson collaborates with professionals in other disciplines to achieve innovative and effective project outcomes.

As a member of the public and an Agrologist Ms. Dickson values the role of professionals in providing competent, ethical advice that not only meets regulatory requirements but ensures protection of human and ecological receptors. Alanna has been and continues to be an active unofficial mentor and advocate for the profession with new graduates. Alanna is an active member and past Chair (2009 – 2013) of the AIA Grande Prairie Branch.

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Sonja Raven, PAg



Sonja Raven, PAg, was raised on a ranch in the interior of BC. A life growing up with cattle, wilderness, and the freedom of a horse instilled a life long passion for the land. In time, she attended the University College of the Cariboo (now Thompson Rivers University) and obtained her Bachelor of Natural Resource Science. She was then awarded a scholarship to Oregon State University, where she obtained her Masters of Science in Range Management.

Her first job after grad school was as a Range Agrologist with AB Sustainable Resource Development in Fort Vermilion AB, where she put her knowledge of soils and weed management to good use. After 7 years in the further north, she moved "south" to begin a new adventure as Agricultural Fieldman for the County of Grande Prairie. Over 8 years in this position has only served to reinforce her commitment to agriculture, the land, and those who feed us.

Throughout her life and career, Sonja has always believed in giving back: to her community, her peers, and her profession. She has served in various roles from member of various associations and boards, to secretary treasurer and past Past Chair of the Gande Prairie Branch of AIA, and Vice Chair of the Kamloops Branch of BCIA.

I am honored to be running for the Northern PAg Council position, and if elected, commit to attending as many meetings in the North as I possibly can, to report on Council activities. I thank you all for your consideration.   

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