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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.
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.  Jon became the newest partner in the firm on January 1, 2019. 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. 
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.
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.

Pierre Lecourt
Equipment Manager

Crystal Trembelas
Administration

Shane Price
GIS/Mapping

Liz Duri
GIS/Mapping

Neil Aguinaldo
GIS/Mapping

Kaleigh Szponarski
GIS/Mapping

Maxime Hamelin-Dessurault
Waste and Residue

Ian Tersago
Timber Cruising

Alex Arsenault
Timber Development

Shane Vanderwater
Timber Development

Sarah Belford
Timber Development

Justin Harding
Timber Development

Nathan Kuyek
Timber Development

Aaron Brinnen
Timber Cruising

Alana Harris
Silviculture

Danielle Zandbergen
Silviculture

Ross Debeck
Silviculture

Kelsey Hance
Silviculture

Jaya Freeman
Silviculture

Natasha Lebiadowski
Timber Development

Marisa Ashley
Silviculture

Oscar Carlick
Timber Development

Sarah Gust
Silviculture

Jessica Johnston
Timber Development

Mike Kingston
Timber Development

Aurora Lavender
Timber Development

Noa Mayer
Timber Development

Matthew Slaa
Timber Development

Levi Robson
Timber Development

Shane Van Randen
Waste and Residue