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, the USA, 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, the USA 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 and has been with Dynamic Avalanche Consulting since 2011. He has substantial experience in avalanche hazard mapping, risk assessment and active avalanche safety programs across many industry sectors including energy, forestry, mining, transportation and ski areas. He has worked on avalanche projects in Canada, the USA, Argentina, and New Zealand. He holds a diploma in Geomatics Engineering. 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, is an Industrial Training Program instructor with, 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 weekly 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.

bruce jamieson

Bruce Jamieson, PhD, P.Eng.
Senior Avalanche Consultant
Bruce has over 35 years of experience spanning avalanche hazard management, hazard assessment, snow and avalanche research, avalanche forecasting and avalanche control. He was president of the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) from 1992 to 1995, chaired the 1996 International Snow Science Workshop in Banff, Alberta and the CAA’s Technical Committee until 2004. During the summer of 2002 and fall of 2008 he was a guest researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research. Bruce was the Principal Investigator of the Applied Snow and Avalanche Research group at the University of Calgary (ASARC), where he supervised 24 graduate students investigating avalanche runout estimation, hazard mapping, avalanche forecasting, snowpack tests, etc. He is a Professional Engineer registered in British Columbia and Alberta, and a professional member of the CAA. Bruce has written over 70 papers in ISI journals, plus over 100 conference papers, which are listed online here.

grant statham

Grant Statham, ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide
Senior Avalanche Consultant
Grant is an accomplished alpinist, leading international avalanche expert, and an experienced ACMG/IFMGA mountain guide based in Canmore, Alberta. Grant has 30 years of experience designing and managing avalanche risk programs, including ski resorts, transportation corridors, search and rescue programs, public warning services, and backcountry guiding. In 2003, Grant was hired by Parks Canada to design and implement broad changes to Canada’s systems of public avalanche safety. Grant’s subsequent study of risk theory changed an industry and produced systems and methods that today have been implemented around the world. Grant is an adjunct professor with Simon Fraser University’s Avalanche Risk Management Program and over the years has been recognized with a number of awards for innovative and collaborative work, including the 2005 Public Service Award of Excellence.

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 IFMGA/ACMG Mountain Guide, Industrial Training Program instructor with the Canadian Avalanche Association and an avalanche forecaster at Avalanche Canada.

drew lovell

Drew Lovell
Avalanche Technician
Drew is a backcountry skiing and climbing guide with North Cascades Mountain Guides and North Cascade Heli, out of the Methow Valley, Washington. A resident of the east side of the North Cascades since 2003, Drew worked as a professional ski patroller at Stevens Pass Ski Area for 8 seasons. Educated as a Geologist at the University of Montana, other work experience has included highway avalanche forecasting, winter wildlife research and native plant and salmon habitat restoration. With gratitude for wonderful and diverse work opportunities, Drew and his wife, Stephanie, continue to prioritize time spend in high, wild places together, from China to Chile. The spring season finds them ski guiding in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.