Discover more about the members of our team.
Health & Safety Manager
Andrew has over 20 years of experience in health and safety from many industries ranging from oil, gas, manufacturing, logging, pipelines as well as municipal construction project. Having worked in multiple countries he has valuable experience working with a multi-national workforce. Andrew is an N.C.S.O. and holds a certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from the University of New Brunswick. He has an investigation diploma from the Columbia University and public relation diploma from Lethbridge College. As the life is continuous learning Andrew enrolled himself in Toronto Film School and in the free time, he enjoys making movies. Check out his Wild Angles Season One.
Health & Safety Manager
Blair has 10 years of experience in the Heath & Safety (H&S) field predominately in the Oil & Gas, Construction and Mining industries. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Memorial University, as well as a post graduate diploma in Safety Engineering Technology (Co-op) from the College of the North Atlantic. He has completed numerous safety training programs and courses including Safety Leadership, TapRooT Cause Analysis, Behavioral Based Observation, Mentally Active Driving, Risk Assessment and Mental Heath First Aid. He believes in a Heath & Safety approach where H&S professionals advise and support management while also working with them in a cohesive work environment that benefits both the workers and supervision.
Senior Construction/Forestry/Nuclear Health and Safety Manager
With over 25 years of Health Safety and Environmental training and experience, Richard holds Occupational Health and Safety Diploma from the Ryerson University. He is certified NCSO, CSO, Nuclear Safety Officer and Common CORE Open Pit Mining Certified. Richard has become a well seasoned positive health and safety mentor. Richard‘s experiences have placed his work in a multitude of worksites around the country. From woodland products, oil and gas, and High voltage power construction sites, Richard can work in any large-scale projects with little or no managing and get the job done. Health Safety Environment is Richard’s prime concern working with companies to produce great safety cultures within.
Health & Safety Manager
Jason Panchuk served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 18 years working in Air Defence and Field Artillery. He transitioned to become a health and safety advisor in 2013, working in construction, oil and gas, and manufacturing. He completed his NCSO and Certificate in Health and Safety and has gained extensive experience in various industries over the past few years. In his free time, Jason enjoys exploring his creative side through videography and photography using drones.
Emergency Manager, Lead Rescue Technician
Trey has over a decade over emergency response and safety experience, he has worked for multiple municipal fire departments, industrial refineries and as a member of multiple technical rescue teams. Trey has been with the NESS team since November 2019 and has worked as a safety advisor at multiple mine sites throughout British Columbia. During his time off he enjoys constantly taking more training, teaching courses, and being in the outdoors.
Field Medic Manager
Joe has 22 years of experience in the British Royal Navy as an Aircraft Mechanic/Armourer to his work in Canada's natural resource industry as a medic and safety advisor. Throughout Joes career, he has always had a keen eye on health and safety. Joe spends his free time advocating for and assisting veterans and first responders.
Health & Safety Manager
Darcy is an N.C.S.O. and R.C.S.O., registered with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C. since 2006. He has worked with both large and small contracting companies as a Safety Advisor and Lead, and with a major oil and gas facility owner as a third-party consulting inspector on major infrastructure construction projects. His experience spans oil and gas, mining, forestry, agriculture, hydroelectric generation, civil and public utilities construction projects. He holds both Construction Safety Coordinator and Construction Safety Officer certifications from BCIT, and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from the University of New Brunswick.
Health & Safety Technician
William brings nine years of extensive firefighting and emergency response experience gained from two municipal fire departments. His training encompasses both exterior and interior firefighting, as well as highway rescue, and he has actively participated in structure protection deployments. In addition to his firefighting skills, William holds the designation of an Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA 3) attendant. With a background in the automotive industry, William operated remotely, working out of a crane truck/service truck, while also excelling in fleet sales. Prior to joining our team in December 2023, he worked in the forestry industry, where he operated equipment for a small logging company. William's versatile skill set, and practical experience make him an asset to our team.
Office Manager, Environmental Technician
Marie works as office manager and environmental technician. She supports the team of Safety specialists from the N.E.S.S. headquarter in Telkwa BC. She got her Master’s degree in Environmental engineering at the Czech University of Agriculture in Prague, Czech Republic in 2006. She has been working for the Czech Environmental Information Agency and later on for the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic on different international and national soft projects from environmental, educational and IT sector. In 2016 she moved with her family to Canada.
Health & Safety Advisor
Michael has over 5 years of experience in Emergency Response in industries such as Oil & Gas, Pipelines, and new construction projects. In the recent years Michael has had the ability to see the behavior and circumstances that lead up to incidents and the direct results of those while also assisting on the Investigations. This helped influenced Michael to further his career into the Health & Safety field, and he just recently finished his studies for his International Health and Safety Certificate. Upon finishing those exams, Michael will be going back for his Diploma in Health & Safety. Prior to COVID, Michael spent a large amount of his time outdoors and also volunteering. These opportunities led to him volunteering in the Edmonton Emergency Operations Centre where he gained valuable experience.
Aboriginal Relations and Cultural Teacher
Shane Gibson is a Management Specialist residing in Northwestern BC. He is currently serving as the Band Manager for the Glen Vowell Band and President/CEO of the Sik-E-Dakh Development Corporation. A Graduate of the College of New Caledonia Business Administration and Computer Information Systems Diploma programs, Shane has accumulated experience in many facets and disciplines that have contributed to the Professional outlooks he now employs. Shane started his own I.T. Management company in 2005 and operated it until 2013. In 2013 he decided it was time for a change and went on to complete the WEST program at Northwest Community College in Smithers B.C. He went on to work as an Environmental Monitor for Redwolf Environmental and later as a Machine Operator and Track Foreman for CN Rail for 3 years before making his way back to Administration. His values include Honesty, Integrity, Innovation, and Fairness. Raising his 3 boys alongside his beautiful Wife will always be his crowning achievement.