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Our Team

Jay Baker, RFT
Diploma; Advanced Silviculture – Technical Program; University of British Columbia (FMIBC) - 2003
Jay’s background includes long term administration and management activities related to Forest Renewal BC, the Forest Investment Account and Forest for Tomorrow projects. More recently Jay actively assists in the management of large First Nations forest tenures and multiphase timber development projects located throughout the Northern and Southern Interior Forest Regions. Jay has extensive experience in forest license management and remains under contract with several Woodlot Licensees to ensure all aspects of their forest management commitments are met to a high standard. From planning to harvest supervision and all elements of the silviculture regime that are to follow, Jay and the rest of the Silvicon team are pleased to provide it's client base with a vast array of services in a professional, ethical and economically advantages manner.
Derek Hetherington, RPF
BSc. Forestry; University of New Brunswick - 1994
Derek has been a highly valued member of the Silvicon team since 1994 and became a full partner in the firm on January 1st, 2015. Derek fills a key role as Program Coordinator for Silvicon’s Silviculture Department. Derek is involved with all aspects of forest management regimes from silviculture investment planning to site plan development. However, Derek thrives in the on the ground aspects of silviculture activities that occur post-harvest. Derek extensive experience with planting supervision, quality control, stocking surveys, free growing surveys, brushing supervision, spacing supervision, free growing surveys and fertilization planning and implementation, as well as associated research activities makes him the go to guy with regards to your silviculture needs.
Robert W. Roulston, RPF
BSc. Forestry; University of Alberta - 1986 Diploma; Forest Resource Tech.; College of New Caledonia – 1981 Diploma; Advanced Silviculture; University of British Columbia (SIBC) - 1997
Robert is a principal with Silvicon Services Inc. and holds the position of Business Manager. Robert is responsible for the financial management of the company, for overseeing special projects and for the organization of seasonal staff. In addition, Robert is assigned the task of supervising professionals and technologists in the areas of forestry/environment interactions, silviculture and inventory. He has also acted as head of the forestry department of a small mill in the Prince Rupert Region on a contract basis.
Richard Lalonde, RFT
Richard has served in a variety of capacities since 1973 and brings Silvicon a vast array of industry knowledge. In addition to his role as advisor on the day-to-day operation of our company and as first aid and safety advisor, Richard currently supervises and schedules work for one of Silvicon's largest clients. His duties include all aspects of operational cruising and road and block layout for an area with an annual allowable cut of approximately 500 000 m3. He also assists our client with their total chance planning, forest health program and timber reconnaissance program. Richard is also a provincially certified G.P.S. Processor/Manager.
Lorna Halverson, RPF
BSc. Forestry; University of Alberta - 1986
Lorna, previously employed by government agencies and within the forest industry, has been employed by Silvicon Services Inc. since 1990 as Systems Analyst. Lorna heads the company's growing computer services department and is responsible for operations involving computerized assisted drafting (CAD-Intergraph's Microstation), geographic information system processing (GIS - PAMAP), ArcView, digital terrain modeling (DTM), and database management (Microsoft Foxpro). Lorna has extensive experience with a variety of forestry oriented software programs, including cruise compilations, residue survey compilations, database management and programming, engineering packages and CAD systems.
William J. Golding, RPF RPBio.
BSc. Forestry; University of Alberta - 1986 Diploma; Civil Engineering Tech.; Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – 1981 Diploma; Advanced Silviculture; University of British Columbia (SIBC) - 1996
Bill has acquired over thirty years of diversified forestry experience, particularly in northern British Columbia and Alberta. He has been employed by government forestry agencies and consulting firms. Bill was a principal of Silvicon Services Inc. from 1988 though 2014 and now holds the position of Senior Associate.  As a Senior Associate with our firm Bill's activities involve managing large scale projects and developing new contracting prospects. Bill's experience has focused primarily on the integration of silviculture and forest engineering considerations with non-timber and environmental resources. He also has been involved with numerous training initiatives over the past 15-years. Of particular note is Bill's involvement with the development and delivery of the Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessors Course. Bill has represented a major Licensee as its Woodlands Manager. In this role he was responsible for the management of the woodlands program including licence administration, cost control and reporting, fibre procurement, block development, silviculture, public and First Nations consultation and Ministry of Forest liaison. Bill is currently the contract General Manager for Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Corp., a CFA jointly owned by the Village of Telkwa and the Town of Smithers.
Dave Louwerse, RPF
BSc. Forestry; University of British Columbia - 1994
Dave joined Silvicon's engineering department in 1995. Since that time he has been involved in cut block layout on a variety of terrain for conventional, helicopter and cable logging systems (including clearcut and partial cut), mainline and spur layout, cut block boundary and road traversing, completing bridge site plans, completing road designs utilizing ROADENG, assisting in the completion of Total Resource Plans and completing cutting permit applications and appraisals. Dave is currently working as Project Manager – Engineering with Silvicon and as such is responsible for overseeing all engineering services that Silvicon provides. Dave is also responsible for the management and timely completion of a large multiphase multiyear development contract with the BC Timber Sales.
Jon Dehouwer, RPF
BSc. Forest Operations, Minor in Commerce; University of British Columbia – 2011
Jon, a Registered Professional Forester since 2014, came to Silvicon in 2012 with an extensive industry background in silviculture surveying and supervision.  Currently Jon is a timber development project manager for one of Silvicon’s largest clients. Jon actively oversees project operations and supervises field crews.  He specializes in cutblock layout in a variety of challenging terrain, field and office based road design, site plan data collection, riparian management, cultural heritage resource reconnaissance, timber cruise plan design, and development of professional documents and rationales. 
Laura Stanton, BSc.
BSc. Biology with Specialization in Ecology; University of Alberta – 2011
Laura came to Silvicon in 2013 with experience in government forest research, dendrochronology, industry silviculture management and timber scaling.  Laura performs a wide variety of forestry tasks including managing the waste and residue survey program, collecting site plan data, completing various silviculture and forest health surveys, production timber cruising and training of new cruisers/compassers, and various forest engineering tasks.  Laura is certified in Vegetation Resource Inventory (VRI) ground sampling and also is currently working towards her Registered Professional Biologist designation.
Evan Dutka, FIT
BSc Forestry; Lakehead University – 2014
Evan, a Forester in Training, came to Silvicon in 2014 with a background in forest engineering, silviculture supervision and herbicide program implementation. Evan skillfully performs a variety of forest engineering tasks including cutblock and road layout, riparian assessment, cultural heritage resource data collection, site plan data collection, and field crew supervision.  

Pierre Lecourt
Silviculture

Crystal Trembelas
Administration

Liz Duri
GIS/Mapping

Maxime Hamelin-Dessurault
Timber Cruising

Alex Arsenault
Timber Development

Ben Woroniak
Timber Development

Kyle Stewart
Silviculture

Laura Anderson
GIS/Mapping

Aaron Brinnen
Timber Cruising

Una Kim
Silviculture

Mark Kellar
Timber Cruising

Kelsey Oksanen
Timber Development

Sana Valliani
Timber Development

Alana Harris
Silviculture

Evanne Barrett
Waste and Residue

Sarah Belford
GPS

Waurner Adema
GPS

Evanne Barrett
Waste and Residue

Kory Hansen
Timber Cruising

Alana Harris
Silviculture

Nolan Lariviere
Timber Cruising

Natasha Lebiadowski
Timber Development

Scott MacDonald
Timber Development

Garnet Paton
Timber Development

Sana Valliani
Timber Development