Our Team

Joshua Anderson

Civil and Environmental Engineer

Joshua Anderson

EIT

Joshua Anderson (nicknamed JT) is a registered Engineer in Training with a Bachelors Degree in Civil
Engineering from the University of Victoria. Environmental Engineering was a large part of many classes at the University of Victoria. This has provided the opportunity to bring sustainable and environmental engineering concepts into his projects. His previous work experience includes hands on construction experience as a pipe layer, civil drafting and design, site investigation, environmental monitoring, soil sampling, and project management. Joshua first joined Gwaii as a coop student in 2020 and has since become a full-time employee expanding on his drafting design and land development experience.

Logan Silveira

civil engineering technologist

Logan Silviera

CET
Logan is a Civil Engineering Technologist with a diploma from Camosun College and over three years of environmental monitoring and consulting experience from projects completed throughout the Rocky Mountain Front. Originally from inland Sao Paulo, Brazil, he developed an early interest in sustainability and environmental solutions, which ultimately led him to earn a BA in Environmental Policy & Management on an athletic scholarship in Helena, Montana. Logan first joined our team as a co-op student in 2021 and is now a full time technologist working in a variety of civil and environmental engineering projects.

Vanessa

Civil Project Engineer EIT

Vanessa

BSCE
Vanessa is a registered Engineer in Training with a degree in Civil Engineering from Lakehead University. Prior to Lakehead she completed her Civil Engineering Technologist Diploma at Camosun College. Vanessa has been involved in the drafting, design, construction, overall coordination, and management of land development projects and has seen numerous projects from conception to completion. In addition to working in consulting, Vanessa has 3 years of experience working for the engineering division at the City of Victoria where she developed an understanding for the public sector and the ability to work through the regulatory process effectively.

MELINA SORENSEN

JUNIOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST

MELINA SORENSEN

AAG., MSC.
Melina is a Junior Environmental Scientist and an Articling Professional Agrologist (AAg.) Melina graduated with a Master of Science in Environmental Management from Royal Roads University in 2022, and with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Victoria in 2019. She has an educational background in marine ecology, environmental impact assessment, ecotoxicology, and environmental outreach. Melina has professional experience as a Marine Naturalist & Educator, GIS Analyst, and Stewardship Research Assistant in Government and ENGO organizations. As a Junior Environmental Scientist, Melina is eager to use her interdisciplinary skills to offer innovative and ecologically-sensitive results for clients to make a positive difference for the environment on Vancouver Island and beyond.

Kyle Anderson

Civil Engineering Technologist

Kyle Anderson

Mr. Anderson was born in Victoria, British Columbia and raised in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia. Kyle’s family heritage has been rooted in Manitoba for over 200 years. He has Cree, Saulteaux and Swampy Cree blood in his veins. His family was part of the first settlers in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. He graduated from Camosun College in 2021 with a Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology and has now joined Gwaii Engineering as a Civil Engineering Technologist. Kyle has tended to the environmental aspects of land development contracts around the city of Victoria.His responsibilities include the timely collection of soil and water samples and preparing them for composite analysis, and writing technical reports pertaining to environmental site evaluation. He is also responsible for design drawings on AutoCAD Civil 3D for Civil infrastructure.

Zeb Savoie-Velos

Junior Field Inspector

Zeb Savoie-Velos

Zeb is a member of the K’ómoks First Nations, located on Vancouver Island in the Comox Valley. He is a Junior Field Inspector, having received his Environmental Technician Certificate from Vancouver Island University. Since Zeb joined the team, he has taken part in Civil inspections and improved his skills in Civil 3D. He has also started working on Environmental projects and will be taking part in soil samples, field inspections, and soil permeability testing.

Clea Achtem

AP/AR

CLEA ACHTEm

CGA CPA
Clea graduated from the University of British Columbia and went on to earn her Chartered Professional Accounting designation (CGA CPA) in 2003. Since joining Gwaii Engineering at its inception, Clea has enjoyed managing the day-to-day financial accounting services for both Gwaii and its sister company, Islander Engineering. Her responsibilities include accounts payable and receivable, tracking assets and expenditures, managing payroll and benefits, and GST/payroll compliance. In her free time, she likes spending time with friends and family, reading and working in her veggie garden.

Jane Pirie

Environmental Project Engineer

Jane Pirie

EIT
Jane Pirie is a registered Engineer-in-Training with a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph. Jane has four years of consulting experience including environmental monitoring, report writing, and data analysis.

Steven Reichheld

Project Scientist

Steven Reichheld

B.Sc., ATAg, EPt.

Steven graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Victoria in 2010, and has a background in contaminated sites remediation, remote sensing, and exploration geochemistry. He has successfully completed projects in BC, YT, SK, NT, NU, QC and Alaska for a diverse portfolio of clients including Provincial, Federal, First Nations, and private industry.

As an Environmental Scientist, Steven uses his multidisciplinary experience to develop timely and effective land development solutions for Clients and stakeholders within both the Federal and Provincial legislative frameworks.

Gabrielle Swann

Civil & Environmental Project Engineer

Gabrielle Swann

EIT

Gabrielle is a registered Engineer in Training with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Victoria. The University of Victoria’s Civil Engineering Department maintains a strong focus on the incorporation of environmental engineering into each course. As such, Gabrielle brings an understanding of hydrology, green building design, and drinking water contaminants to her projects.

Her previous work experience includes river and coastal engineering, topographic and bathymetric surveying, AutoCAD Civil 3D design, and environmental monitoring. She has developed strong project management skills while acting as a construction coordinator within the federal government. With the knowledge and skills obtained through these experiences, Gabrielle offers valuable support to both civil and environmental projects, in the office and out in the field.

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