Our Team

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

Support Team

Jacob Partridge
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Jacob Partridge

Project Controller/Health and Safety Manager

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.

Steward Anderson
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Steward Anderson

Business Development – 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.

Erin Fargo

Telecommunications

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.– Wayne Gretzky

Being born and raised in Calgary and having a large portion of her family involved in the right-of-way industry, Erin’s interest for surface land was piqued at an early age. Over the past few years with Evolve, she has quickly grown her career, starting as a Surface Land Administrator growing to become Project Manager of three major carriers’ workflows, with a great team who supports her and our clients.

When not conquering project challenges with confidence, she enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors, watching sports, or playing softball. And, two things about Erin that may not seem to go together but sum her up in a nutshell are that 1) she once played ringette in the Czech Republic (ask her about it!) and 2) she has her Business Management Diploma.

Leanne Lowe

Midstream & Power

Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.– Kurt Vonnegut

Leanne’s experience in the midstream oil and gas sector, along with her organizational skills and strong sense of process are often seen as the secret weapon of our team. With 21 years experience as a right-of-way administrator, Leanne is known for her strong attention to detail, accuracy, and organizational skills. All of these attributes, along with her knowledge and background in midstream, make her the ideal team member for Evolve. That is – all of this and her love of people.

Leanne has worked on a variety of projects throughout her career, including more than 100 integrity digs, pipeline abandonment projects, valve site projects, compressor stations and various other NEB-regulated projects. Without a doubt. Leanne’s competency, process dedication, and commitment to our clients, makes her an asset we are proud to have on our team!

Of course, when not with Evolve, she loves to travel, viewing new landscapes and experiencing new cultures across the world. When she stays closer to home, she’s often camping out in Kananaskis Country.

Tanya Mayer

Midstream & Upstream

What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?– Erin Hanson

With 18 years of surface land experience, Tanya has been an asset to our team since joining Evolve in 2015. She started her career with the Land Administration program, majoring in Land Administration and Management at Olds College. Since then, she has become a Project Manager accountable for coordinating multiple clients and a variety of projects, showing an adaptability and a knack for client services. She has an intimate knowledge of regulatory requirements and Crown experience, an asset for all projects Tanya works on. Most importantly, she a has a positive impact on our team, sharing her experience with administrators and field members of all levels as she maintains project requirements and timelines.

Lilly Morden

Upstream & Crown

To thrive in life you need three bones: a wish bone, a back bone, and a funny bone.– Reba McEntire

With almost a decade in the surface land industry, Lilly is an asset in her role as a Lead Administrator.  Joining Evolve after a merger, Lilly has been a key member of the Upstream team, with a focus on Crown acquisitions. Her positive attitude and upbeat personality have seen her thrive as our team continues to grow. As Lead Administrator, Lilly enjoys how each day brings a new challenge and learning opportunity that keeps life interesting.

When she is not working, Lilly is chasing after her two young kids which has become her favorite pastime.

Lesley Robertson

Upstream & Crown

Keeping it awkward since 1964.– Lesley Robertson

Some people pick a career in the right-of-way industry but, for Lesley, she’s always believed that the industry picked her. Initially joining the Evolve team through a merger, Lesley continues to be a positive, uplifting, and encouraging part of our ever-growing team. In her role as Senior Land Administrator, Lesley is well versed in all areas of land administration, specializing in Crown acquisitions.

When she’s not lending her expertise to our clients, she can be found hanging with her three hairless cats, camping, or going on epic motorcycle adventures.

Caitlin Besler

Upstream

Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in in.– Julia Child

With her family’s history in oil and gas, Caitlin was bound for a career in the industry. With her mind for legal processes and love for human interaction, the fast-paced environment in the right-of-way industry was the natural fit within energy. Today as a Lead Surface Administrator, Caitlin is responsible for coordinating the progression of projects between administrators, project coordinators and land agents, while ensuring our legal and regulatory documents and requirements met the highest standards for all clients.

Excited to be part of Evolve’s growth, Caitlin enjoys working on a variety of projects, including supporting start-up companies to mid-size corporations, both within in-house and broker settings, right across Alberta and Saskatchewan. With each experience, she enhances her diverse and creative perspective, helping to improve each project she works on.

A few “little known facts” about Caitlin are that she’s a professional artist, enjoys spending time fly fishing, hiking or trail running, and is completely in love with food and good design.

Chelsea Donaldson

Midstream & Crown

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.– Thomas Carlyle

With 10 years of experience and a proven track record in the right-of-way industry, Chelsea has carved out her expertise in crown applications, while developing a well-rounded knowledge of all aspects of midstream project management. In the past year alone, Chelsea has managed the acquisition of more than 450 kms of pipeline and has managed a team through the successful completion of more than 50 crown applications. Of note over her eight years with Evolve, Chelsea has worked with several large companies, including TransCanada, building a reputation as a reliable Project Manager.

For Chelsea, she sees our company and our clients as a way to enjoy working in an industry she loves. She is able to provide high level service and solutions, while finding new and unique ways to learn and grow.