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

TYLER MACLEAN

Midstream & Power

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.

Jason Heiligsetzer

Power & Telecommunications

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!

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.

Robb Bell

Upstream Oil & Gas

The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.– Audrey Hepburn

Born and raised in Olds, Alberta, Robb has never been one to stop moving. Having owned and operated farm equipment since he was 16, Robb studied at Lethbridge Community College and earned a Land Acquisition and Management Diploma from Olds College in between harvests.

As a member of Evolve over the past decade, Robb focuses his efforts across Central and Southern Alberta, establishing his expertise with coal bed methane and sour gas development. Now as a Project Manager and Senior Surface Landman, Robb continues to produce exceptional results for our clients, while ensuring compliance with all regulatory factions. In fact, Robb’s favourite part of being a Landman with Evolve is the people he meets. Building relationships, having real conversations, and engaging different perspectives for finding agreeable solutions together – this is a truly unique skill that Robb brings to all our projects.

A couple of highlights Robb’s had in his career are coordinating the land acquisition for several 40 – 80 well CBM programs and all related pipeline infrastructure in central Alberta between 2004 and 2008, and the coordination of acquiring a 35 km sour gas pipeline from Wimborne to Bowden in 2011.

When he’s not working, you’ll find him outside – golfing, quadding, camping, sledding and snowboarding. In other words, being a true Albertan.

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.

Kristin Males

Midstream & Crown

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!

Peter Dombowsky

Senior Right of Way Agent, Transportation Division

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.– Wayne Gretzky

On weekends you will still find Peter traveling the 8-hour round trip to the family farm where he was born and raised to help his father with harvesting in the fall and branding in the spring. It’s his farm upbringing that gives Peter this strong appreciation for land.

Intrigued by what the energy industry had to offer, Peter obtained his Land Acquisition Management Diploma from Olds College. In 2003, he was hired as a Jr Land Agent and has since excelled his way into a position of impact, where he is responsible for client care and handling the more challenging projects within our Transportation and Municipalities Division. Peter is instrumental in influencing other team members in aspiring to have a positive presence, not only in the Evolve office, but in the communities in which we operate. Peter is an active member of the CAPL (Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen) and is currently working on obtaining his PSL (Professional Surface Landman) designation.

When not in the office (or on the family farm), you’ll find Peter tinkering on camper trailers, snowmobiling, or entertaining friends with tales of his arm wrestling abilities.

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.