Executive and Management Team

People. That is the core of who we are and what we provide. It’s our people, our experience, our minds for your right-of-way solutions. Get to know us, the people behind your strategy.

Corporate 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.

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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!

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 Production

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."

Jenna Wood
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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

Trevor Martens
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Trevor Martens

Lead, Telecom

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!

Jenna Wood
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Jenna Wood

Lead, Midstream

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.

Kristin Males
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Kristin Males

Lead, Midstream

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.– Albert Einstein

With more than 10 years in the right-of-way industry, Kristin has developed a reputation as a knowledgeable and confident Project Manager. In the past three years, she has actively managed more than 400 kms of pipeline, including freehold and crown requirements. Additionally, she was the Third-Party Coordinator for a major midstream pipeline replacement program, including more than 1,100 kms of pipe, managing three land brokers, reviewing third party agreement for execution and coordinating with the in-house engineering and land groups to ensure the program was successful. Throughout Kristin’s time with Evolve, she has proven time and again that she is able to complete work under tight timelines while maintaining a positive attitude and excellent work ethic.

Kristin has created a foundation of knowledge by maintaining a high level of commitment to excellence and lifelong learning. For the past several years, she stays on top of current industry practices by maintaining a membership with CAPLA (Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration) and building long standing relationships with government bodies and a variety of third parties. In addition, her considerable background in computer programs has proved invaluable to both our team and our clients, helping to improve efficiencies in generating documentation in an accurate timely manner.

It's important for clients to know that Kristin is an energy generating machine, fueling all projects with positive insights that help move their projects forward. Also, of note, she’s allergic to bananas, so we try to keep these out of all team meetings!

Jason Heiligsetzer
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Jason Heiligsetzer

Lead, Power

Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.– Donovan Bailey

Once Jason discovered the right-of-way industry, he knew he would build his perfect career there. After completing his practicum for his Land Agent Diploma through Olds College with Evolve, Jason stayed on as he loved the culture of balancing fun and hard work, along with the endless opportunities the company offers. As a Project Manager for the Transmission and Power Division, Jason has assisted in building this division from the ground up. From initially focusing on general maintenance projects to now supporting capital and large-scale maintenance projects, he has played a large role with increasing the clients this division supports.

One interesting factoid that most of our clients don’t know about Jason? He enjoys DJing!

Shane Peters

Lead, Upstream

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.

Tyler Maclean

Lead, Transportation & Municipalities

Action is the foundational key to all success.– Pablo Picasso

In more than 10 years in the surface land industry, Tyler has been accountable for stakeholder engagement and project coordination in various industry divisions, but has chosen to focus in midstream. Here, he continually demonstrates a strong ability to identify concerns from landowners, actively working to mitigate these concerns and come to mutually beneficial resolutions for all parties. Tyler has experience negotiating in all aspects of oil and gas acquisition including pipeline right-of-way, rental reviews, surface leases, lease amendments, multi-well pads, rental reviews and temporary workspace agreements. Complementing this is Tyler’s work on utility infrastructure developments in Alberta, as well as his experience in highly controversial negotiations, with potentially non-routine applications.

Of note in Tyler’s time with us is his accountability for the acquisition of approximately 350 kms of pipe from Sundre to the US border. A great feat as this required addressing various sensitivities, including HDDs under significant rivers, pipe integrity work in the Cochrane area (an area known for its sensitive landowners) and organic farming operations.