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.
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.
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 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.
In 2006 Shawn became a Journeyman Lineman and spent the next 10 years in powerline construction, telecommunication, heavy equipment operation and quality control. He has experience in open pit mines, oil and gas, residential, commercial, and industrial work environments. He gained his diploma in Safety, Health, and Environmental Management from the University of Fredericton in 2018 and is a Certified Utility Safety Professional with endorsement in Transmission and Distribution. He also holds an NCSO designation and is the HSE instructor and competency certifier for NESS. His experience in the field makes for relatable teaching experiences and engages classes with understanding of work procedures and standard operating practices. In his spare time, Shawn volunteers at the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter aiding in the rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing of injured and orphaned wild animals throughout the province.
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.
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. He brought in Broadband Internet to 3 First Nations communities while serving as I.T. Manager for 15 offices simultaneously. 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. Graduating with a 98% final grade from 13 different certification courses was an accomplishment he was very proud of. 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. Shane has had great success as the Band Manager for both Gitanyow Band Council and the Glen Vowell Band. His no-nonsense approach to Finance and HR Policy makes him very sought after for Management opportunities. His track record includes a $150k+ correction in budgets while simultaneously bringing in over $1m in projects over a 2 year period. His values include Honesty, Integrity, Innovation, and Fairness. Outside of work, Shane is active in Weight Training and DIY Home Improvements as well as studying Motivational Speakers and Coaches. Shane is always looking for ways to capitalize in Investing and the Internet which he is sure will some day land him on the pages of Fortune Magazine! Raising his 3 boys alongside his beautiful Wife will always be his crowning achievement.
Office Manager, Environmental Technician
Marie is in charge of N.E.S.S. webpages and the newsletter as well as the different office work to support the team of Safety specialists. She got her Master’s degree in Environmental engineering at the Czech University of Agriculture in Prague in 2006. She has been working for Czech national Agencies on different international and national soft projects from environmental, educational and IT sector. In 2016 she moved with her family to Canada.