Executive and Management Team

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Executive Team

Brodie Allen

President

One event, viewed by four individuals, results in four truths.– Stephen Hawking

As the President and Founder of Evolve, Brodie is accountable for setting the strategic direction of Evolve’s operations, as well as leading and motivating the team to execute the company’s vision.

Brodie began his surface land career in 2000 as a field agent and quickly advanced his skills towards managing a team towards project execution.

Throughout his time in the industry, Brodie developed a vision of creating a service provider who would advocate for industry and landowners – mitigating the impact of the projects on stakeholders, a vision which he lives and shares with the Evolve team today.

Passionate about industry involvement, Brodie has his PSL (Professional Surface Landman) certification from CAPL (Canadian Association of Professional Landmen) and his SR/WA (Senior Right of Way Agent) from the IRWA (International Right of Way Association). He is also a committed volunteer, serving as President of IRWA Chapter 48 from 2008-2010, A member of the IRWA Leadership Institute Task Force from 2009–2013, A member of the IRWA Young Professional Task Force from 2013-2015, IRWA Region 10 Vice Chair from 2011-201 and A member of the IRWA Governing Council as Region 10 Chair from 2012-2014 and is currently serving as NEB liaison.

In his personal life, Brodie and his family split their time between their acreage near Airdrie and their lake life – where they surf and enjoy as much time on the water as possible.

Trevor Martens

VP Market Development, Senior Project Lead

Don’t mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness. – Carson Kolhoffor

Since beginning his surface land career in 2002, Trevor has developed into a motivating and charismatic leader, who encourages his team to use creative ideas to complete project in an efficient manner.

Trevor has had the unique experience of being engaged within all of our divisions. His career started with a focus in Upstream, but has expanded to Midstream, Telecommunications, Power and Renewable.

Starting as Evolve’s seventh ever employee, Trevor has seen Evolve grow from a small, intimate office into a large service-provider for all of Western Canada. His upbeat and engaging personality is not only asset with regards to client relations – but also in ensuring Evolve’s culture is a positive and welcoming atmosphere.

Outside of the office, Trevor has received his SR/WA (Senior Right-of-Way Agent) Designation from the IRWA (International Right of Way Association). Trevor served as IRWA Chapter 48 President for 2016-2017 and is currently the Chair of the Credentialing Committee. In addition, he is a certified instructor with the IRWA, teaching various courses including communications and project management focused courses.

Something you might not know about him – Trevor has a minor in music and can play three instruments. Bet you can’t guess which ones!

Scott Schneider

VP Transportation & Municipalities, Senior Project Lead

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Starting his right-of-way career in 1989, Scott truly has a passion for the land acquisition industry, with a specific focus on Transportation and Municipalities. After graduating from the Olds College Land Agent Program, Scott landed his first job with Alberta Transportation and never looked back.

Scott’s path through the industry lead him in several directions, but always with the key focus, including when he started and ran his own business from March 2006 through to July 2016, when he joined forces with the Evolve team and expanded our Transportation and Municipalities division, better serving many key clients with an experienced and specialized team.

With a successful track record of working with municipal governments, Scott brings a unique understanding of public to the private sector, helping our clients address multiple perspectives, ensuring that all their needs are being met on a high-level basis. His primary goal with Evolve is to ensure that projects are executed with a high rate of efficiency and success, while continuing to develop and diversify the division to further serve our clients.

Scott has received his SR/WA (Senior Right-of-Way Agent) Designation from the IRWA (International Right of Way Association) and is a licensed Alberta Land Agent. To support the project management aspect of client projects, Scott received his Management Development Program (MDP) Certificate from the University of Alberta School of Business.

Charmaine Martens

VP Corporate Operations

When you learn, teach. When you get, give.– Maya Angelou

Since starting her career with Evolve in 2011, Charmaine has become an integral part of Evolve’s day-to-day operations. Accountable for overseeing anything on the operational side of the business, Charmaine is the go-to for anything our team members need, while also supporting clients with matters associated with accounting and business practices.

With a focus on details, a knack for numbers and organization, Charmaine is a key cog in basically everything that is Evolve behind the scenes. From being the first point of contact for new team members, to overseeing IT needs, to team building ... she is the force that keeps Evolve’s doors open and lights on!

On the personal side – Charmaine has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Lethbridge and has completed the Executive Development Course with McGill University. She lives in Airdrie, where she was born and raised and is now raising her two girls here. Between spending time at her “happy place” (the family’s lake lot) and running around with kids and dogs, Charmaine enjoys the work-life balance that a career at Evolve provides.

Jerad Bonetti

VP Upstream Oil & Gas, Senior Project Lead

Never walk by a mistake. –  General Ann Dunwoody

Since launching his career in surface land in 2004, Jerad has gained experience in project management and field engagement with a focus in upstream oil and gas. Raised on a large farming and ranching operation in Southern Alberta, along with earning a technical education, Jerad has a unique perspective on the business of right-of-way land acquisition. Having been a partner in two other successful brokers, he has been involved in thousands of effective negotiations and multiple, large scale land acquisition programs, proving his ability to view projects from a business model standpoint.

As our VP Upstream Oil & Gas, Jerad ensures Upstream projects are executed properly through process development; that clients are satisfied with what we deliver; and that we are responsibly resourced in order to effectively service our clients.

A continuous learner, Jerad reads, on average, a book a week. For furthering his industry knowledge, he is involved with the IRWA (International Right of Way Association), sitting on the education committee to educate and evolve the role of a Right-of-Way agent beyond the traditional "Landman."

Tyler Jans

Director Corporate Development, Senior Project Lead

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. – Winston Churchill

Since 2005 Tyler has been gathering experience in regulatory, project construction and origination, and mergers and acquisitions for large infrastructure projects. In his role as Director of Corporate Development, Tyler is responsible for advancing corporate development opportunities, as well as enhancing business operational efficiencies, in support of our executive team.

Tyler’s diverse experience, including, most recently, six years with BluEarth Renewables Inc. (BluEarth), saw him successfully lead regulatory, development, construction, business development and land portfolio. His knowledge assets will build upon our already diverse and talented leadership team, ultimately improving our client service.

Tyler earned his undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Alberta, is a Professional Biologist (Alberta), holds his SR/WA (Senior Right-of-Way Agent) Designation from the IRWA (International Right of Way Association) and has completed the Executive Leadership Program at Queen’s University, where he is currently completing his Masters of Business Administration. Tyler served as IRWA Chapter 48 President from 2014 – 2016.

Jenna Wood

Director Corporate Initiatives, Senior Project Lead

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I will learn. – Benjamin Franklin

Since joining Evolve and entering the surface land industry in 2007, Jenna has had a diverse career-path, beginning with a field focus, moving into non-routine support and project management and now, Corporate Initiatives and Senior Project Lead.

Jenna is responsible for the development and implementation of various processes and initiatives that affect the strategic direction of Evolve. Jenna’s problem solving, creativity and communication skills make her an asset to Evolve’s team, assisting with the development and support of team members as they manage client and project requirements.

Jenna has her SR/WA (Senior Right of Way Agent) Designation from the IRWA (International Right of Way Association) and her Q.Med (Qualified Meditator) Certification from the ADR Institute of Canada. As a passionate volunteer, Jenna served as the Education Chair for IRWA Chapter 48 from 2015-2017, Region 10 Secretary/Treasurer from 2015-2016 and Region 10 Vice Chair from 2016-2018. She will now move into the role of Region 10 Chair.

In her personal life, Jenna is an active mother of 2 – running to hockey, football, and also a certified yoga teacher. As a published Author in an anthology called “When Women Talk”, Jenna is passionate about giving women a voice and setting a positive example for those who wish to balance career and home life.

Managers

Shane Peters

Manager - Peace Region

It is better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not. – Andre Gibe

Eighteen years as a land broker has seen Shane work all over the province of Alberta in a variety of different roles. Obtaining his Land Agent Diploma from Olds College in 2000, his experience with oil and gas project accountabilities include midstream pipeline and facility acquisition and upstream oil and gas development acquisition, often involving sour wellsite, pipeline and facilities. As a Project Manager and our Peace Region Manager, Shane was a key driver in the opening of our Grande Prairie office. He also takes the time to train and mentor our field team members, ensuring quality and consistency in our work. His patience and calm demeanour assist him in having sensitive conversations, while ensuring clients’ needs are still met and have impact.

An active member of the CAPL (Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen), he continues to gain new perspectives and insights into the upstream oil and gas industry’s land needs, which he then uses to further support our clients.

Outside of Evolve, he loves the outdoors, just not the large bugs that come with Alberta’s summers! He is also a chauffeur, driving his kids around from hockey to ball year-round.

Jacob Partridge

Manager - Health & Safety

You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.– Marcus Aurelius

Jacob graduated from Brandon University in 2013, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major in History & Minor in Anthropology. Upon graduation, he spent time as an Educational Assistant at Elton Collegiate before deciding to make a career change.

With this change, Jacob became one of Manitoba’s first born and raised field team members for Evolve. Since joining our team, he has shown a dedication to continual development through the IRWA (International Right of Way Association), of which he is also an active member. Currently, he is working towards his obtaining his SR/WA (Senior Right-of-Way) accreditation.

What’s important to Jacob is how the surface land industry impacts communities. Knowing this, he is driven to always have a positive impact and show that we are working with communities for the betterment as a whole. Jacob ensures that we strive to be a positive presence wherever we go.

Enjoying everything from weight training and running to board games and writing short stories, Jacob’s unique mixture of interest allows him to bring creative solutions.

Stewart Anderson

Manager - Manitoba

The focus of my life begins at home with family, loved ones and friends. I want to use my resources to create a secure environment that fosters love, learning, laughter and mutual success. I will protect and value integrity. I will admit and quickly correct my mistakes. I will be a self-starter. I will be a caring person. I will be a good listener with an open mind. I will continue to grow and learn. I will facilitate and celebrate the success of others.– Merlin Olson

Stewart ‘Stew’ Anderson worked for the City of Winnipeg for 33 years, 19 of which were with the City’s Real Estate Department. During this time Stew was responsible for the negotiating, utility easement, commercial leases, appraisal reviews, partial and full acquisitions of both residential and commercial properties.

In 2001, Stew became an active member of the IRWA (International Right of Way Association) and received his SR/WA (Senior Right-of-Way) designation in 2006. Stew is a past president of the IRWA’s Manitoba Chapter 66, past president of the Canadian Right of Way Educational Foundation, presently the Region 10 (Western Canada) Vice-Chair and has been asked to Chair a Committee to review the IRWA’s by-laws.

For the last 8 years with Evolve, Stew has exclusively concentrated on land acquisition projects that required expropriation and coordination of the timing of land acquisitions, monitoring acquisition/expropriation budgets, and liaising with property owners. In addition, Stew was responsible for developing the acquisition/expropriation strategy for the South/West Bus Rapid Transit Stage 2 Project, which is the City of Winnipeg’s largest land acquisition/expropriation project in the last 30 years.

No stranger to team building, Stew has over 28 years of athletic coaching experience. He has coached athletes from elementary school age to the university level, with many athletes moving on to have successful university careers and even professional careers.

Nolan Treble

Manager - Saskatchewan

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.– Bobby Unser

Nolan Treble brings more than 15 years of experience in the right-of-way industry to Evolve’s Saskatchewan office. Growing up on a farm in Southern Saskatchewan allowed Nolan to develop a strong work ethic and ability to relate to landowners, particularly in the rural areas we service. It’s his unique insights and understanding of the farming community that allows us to build positive relationships and account for the different stakeholders and their perspectives.

As no two days are the same in this industry, Nolan thrives by continually providing surface land expertise, while contributing to the success of projects from start to finish. Such successes include management of numerous large tie in and drilling programs, along with being involved in the acquisition and construction of the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project.

Ever committed to learning, Nolan holds his PSL (Professional Surface Landman) Designation from CAPL (Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen), where he is also a current member. The fuel for all this continued learning? Nolan’s terrific cooking abilities.