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Ken Bax, RTAg

Ken Bax has worked as a reclamation, remediation, and decommissioning consultant in the Upstream Oil and Gas industry for over 20 years. He is currently an Operations Manager- working in Calgary. Ken has worked on, and managed projects in Alberta, Sask., and B.C. He is primarily responsible for managing a broad spectrum of liability issues related to Upstream oil and gas activities. Ken graduated from Lakeland College with a diploma in Conservation and Reclamation. He is a registered RT(Ag) and previously served on AIA Council. He also served on different committees within AIA, after his term on Council. He enjoys travel, food, the occasional craft beer – and can’t ever get enough scuba diving in.

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Derek Lonergan, RTAg

I have been a member of the AIA since 2015 and an RT(Ag) since 2016, I have a 3-year advanced diploma in GIS from Algonquin College and a BA. Honours in Geography (concentration in Resource and Environment Assessment) from Carleton University. I also have a Leadership Certificate and a Pillars of Management Certificate and am currently working towards my P.Ag designation. I have sat on the Mount Royal University Leadership Advisory Committee since 2014 and was the chair from 2014 to 2016.

I have fourteen years of GIS experience, including several years of experience in Environment and Resource Assessment. During this time I have worked for various levels of Government (Municipal and Federal), small and large consulting companies, and most recently energy owner/operators. During this time I have had the ability to work on many projects, small and large both in office and in the field, duties included: GIS Technologist, Field Technician and GIS SME. Tasks included: environmental field work (soil sampling, water sampling, vegetation sampling), data management, data governance, spatial analysis, and mapping.

My main interest revolves around the integral role that GIS plays in Agricultural and Environmental Management and how GIS and remote sensing is shaping the Environmental and Agricultural Sciences going forward, including: data collection and management, mapping, modelling, planning and open collaboration.

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Danielle Siemens, RTAg

Danielle Siemens grew up in a small Northern Alberta community, raised on a grain farm with a family heavily tied to the land. Early on, she recognized the importance and value of land and the benefits that it provided her family. Taking her interests and passions to heart, she completed her Diploma in Conservation and Reclamation at Lakeland College in 2005. As an AIA member since 2007, she received her R.T(Ag) status in 2014 with Practice Areas in Regulatory Support and Consultation, Assessment Remediation and Management of Contaminated Land and Land Reclamation. Danielle’s career began in 2005 with Alberta Environment and Parks. Working with the Alberta Government for the bulk of her career, provided her valuable hands on experience in many facets of industries. She has spent countless hours all over the beautiful peace countryside, completing assessments to evaluate reclamation success. Danielle was responsible for delivering a variety of projects and services to industry, municipalities, different levels of government and public stakeholders. Representing the government through appeals with the Environmental Appeal Board, working on high-level policy projects including managing staff and large contracts, developed her skills that balance the technical components of environmental compliance as well as created strong partnerships to achieve continuous improvement and innovation, enhancing environmental outcomes. Her departure from government spring of 2017 to industry continues to offer a new perspective on standards, techniques, advancing technology in industry and to get in front of decisions to ensure future generations can enjoy the same opportunities.

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