PRINCIPALS

alan jones

Alan Jones, MSc, P.Eng.
Principal and Senior Engineer
Alan is a professional engineer with 23 years of varied consulting experience, including 18 years in the avalanche industry. He holds a BASc in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary. Alan has extensive experience in planning and operational avalanche projects in the transportation, mining, hydroelectric, and land development industries. He has worked on avalanche projects in Canada, US, Argentina, Chile and New Zealand. He brings experience in highway avalanche safety, regional avalanche forecasting, and avalanche research. Alan is a Principal Consultant with Dynamic Avalanche Consulting Ltd. and manages our Revelstoke, BC office.

kevin fogolin

Kevin Fogolin, RPF
Principal and Senior Avalanche Specialist
Kevin is a professional forester and avalanche professional with 18 years of diverse avalanche and forest management experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of British Columbia. Kevin has worked in the avalanche consulting field since 2003 on numerous projects involving avalanche planning and operational (avalanche forecasting and control) work. He has significant experience in managing and implementing active avalanche programs and has worked on avalanche projects in Canada, US and Japan. He has worked for a variety of sectors including mining, energy, government, ski resorts, transportation, and forestry. Kevin is a Principal Consultant with Dynamic Avalanche Consulting Ltd. and manages our Whistler, BC office.

EMPLOYEES

chris argue

Chris Argue, Dipl. T
Avalanche Specialist and GIS Technician
Chris began his career in 2003 in ski resort operations. He has since worked in active avalanche programs for mining, forestry and hydroelectric projects. Chris holds a diploma in Geomatics Engineering from SAIT and applies his skills to avalanche hazard mapping, planning and risk assessments across many industry sectors. Chris is based out of our Revelstoke, BC office.

ryan buhler

Ryan Buhler, MSc, EIT
Avalanche Technician and Junior Engineer
Ryan started his avalanche career in 2007 as a ski patroller and has since worked as a public avalanche forecaster, an industrial avalanche forecaster, a highway avalanche technician, an avalanche researcher and a volunteer search and rescue technician. He holds a BASc in Mining Engineering from the University of British Columbia, an MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary and serves on multiple committees of the Canadian Avalanche Association. Ryan has worked on avalanche projects located in Canada, the USA and New Zealand. Ryan is based out of our Revelstoke, BC office.

elaine

Elaine Lajeunesse
Office Administrator
Elaine comes to our company with a wide range of skills and experience in office administration and field research. Having graduated with a B.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Victoria, Elaine uses her knowledge and experience to keep our offices well organized and running smoothly. Elaine is based out of our Revelstoke, BC office.

hilary zeeuwen

Hilary Zeeuwen, BBA
Office Administrator
Hilary comes to our company with a broad range of experience in business administration, research, analytics, bookkeeping and small business consulting as well as a diverse skill-set developed while working for various heli-skiing operations and non-for-profit organizations in BC. Hilary holds a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is an avid outdoorswoman and music-lover who hosts a monthly reggae radio show, Irie & Fiery, on Revelstoke’s community radio station. Hilary is based out of our Revelstoke, BC office.

ASSOCIATES

mark gage

Mark Gage, BSc
Risk Management and Safety Advisor
Mark is the Managing Partner of ISO Metrix Inc. and advises Dynamic on risk management strategy, internal safety audit process and related policy development. He has presented at international conferences on the topics of management system certification and health, safety and environmental risk management. Mark currently focuses on conducting objective and independent inspections, investigations and audits against environmental and safety requirements and in the subsequent development of effective process control measures.

jeff volp

Jeff Volp, Dipl. T
Avalanche Specialist
Jeff has worked as an avalanche practitioner since 1997. His diverse background includes operational avalanche risk management in the sectors of forestry, mining, energy, and outdoor recreation. He has experience performing avalanche risk assessments, avalanche hazard mapping, and avalanche safety planning and policy development for industry and government agencies. Jeff holds a technical diploma in Recreation, Fish, and Wildlife Management from Selkirk College and is a certified ski guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. Based in the East Kootenay area of southern BC, Jeff manages our Kimberley office.

alan dennis

Alan Dennis
Senior Avalanche Technician
Alan Dennis started his avalanche work in 1977. He has been a senior forecaster and helped establish avalanche safety programs in New Zealand, Canada, Argentina, and the US. After many years of experience, Alan went on to work eight seasons as a regional avalanche forecaster for the Scottish Avalanche Information Service. He was Manager of the Canadian Avalanche Centre for seven years and has been a member of the CAA since it was founded in 1982. Alan is based out of Revelstoke, BC.

jordy hendrikx

Jordy Hendrikx, PhD
Avalanche Consultant
Dr. Jordy Hendrikx is an avalanche consultant with 15 years of snow and avalanche experience in operational and academic settings working in North America, Europe, Antarctica and New Zealand. He has a PhD focused on avalanche research, as well as a NZ Level II Professional Avalanche qualification. His consulting experience includes risk analysis and avalanche assessments, avalanche forecasting, snow monitoring, snow modelling, terrain mapping, climate change assessments and the analysis of extreme snow events. Jordy has also worked as a Snow and Ice Scientist at the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research in Christchurch, NZ, as an avalanche forecaster and scientist in NZ, and as a researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Davos, Switzerland. He is now the Director of the Snow & Avalanche Laboratory and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, USA.

richard barry

Richard Barry, Dipl. T
Avalanche Technician and GIS Specialist
Richard Barry is a mapping specialist based in Comox, BC. He brings a unique combination of skills as an avalanche technician and a GIS specialist. Richard has been involved in the avalanche industry since 1987 and has been working as a consultant on a wide range of GIS projects since 1996. Richard has avalanche experience in a variety of areas including ski resort operations, hydroelectric and forestry projects.

penny goddard

Penny Goddard, BSc
Avalanche Technician
Penny Goddard is an avalanche forecaster and educator, certified ACMG/IFMGA mountain guide and accomplished mountaineer. Her experience includes Himalayan climbing expeditions, 15 seasons patrolling on ski hills in New Zealand, the US and Canada and working as an avalanche forecaster on the Milford Road and in Fiordland National Park in New Zealand. She is the author of the book Avalanche Awareness in the New Zealand Backcountry, an important reference focusing specifically on New Zealand’s unique weather and snowpack conditions. In addition to her work with Dynamic Avalanche Consulting, Penny is a certified Ski Guide and Assistant Alpine Guide with the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (ACMG equivalent), Industrial Training Program instructor with the Canadian Avalanche Association and an avalanche forecaster at Avalanche Canada.

thomas tom chalmers

Thomas Chalmers, MSc, P.Eng.
Engineer and Avalanche Technician
Thomas Chalmers has worked in the avalanche industry since 1999, with experience in highway and industrial forecasting and control, land use and operational planning, hazard mapping, regional avalanche forecasting, applied scientific research, backcountry guiding, communications, and product development. His consulting experience includes numerous avalanche and civil engineering land development and infrastructure projects. Thomas also holds a BSc in Physics, Engineering, and Mathematics from Mount Allison University, and an MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary.