International network of avalanche experts

Dynamic Avalanche Consulting Ltd. provides a complete range of planning, design, engineering, training and operational services for snow avalanche risk management and mountain safety. With proven results, we provide comprehensive solutions for organizations in a variety of sectors around the globe.

The company was formed in 2011 by founding Principals Alan Jones, P. Eng. and Kevin Fogolin, RPF. Alan and Kevin worked together on numerous projects prior to forming Dynamic Avalanche Consulting as former Associates of Chris Stethem & Associates Ltd.

Our team of highly skilled professionals are dedicated to finding innovative, safe, timely, practical and cost-effective solutions for our clients. We pride ourselves on our high degree of professionalism, and prioritize our relationship and service to our clients. We serve clients throughout western Canada, the United States, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand and Japan.

Meet Our Team

Dynamic’s greatest assets are its employees. They are a small and loyal team of passionate workers driven to constantly learn and grow. We encourage our team to seek out innovative solutions. Since 2011, Dynamic has continually expanded its local and international network of avalanche experts, building up an unparalleled knowledge base in the industry.

Alan Jones, MSc, P.Eng., P.E.
Alan Jones, MSc, P.Eng., P.E.Principal and Senior Engineer
Alan is a professional engineer with 26 years of varied consulting experience, including 21 years in the avalanche industry. Alan is a registered Professional Engineer in both British Columbia and Idaho. 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, RPF
Kevin Fogolin, RPFPrincipal and Senior Avalanche Specialist
Kevin is a professional forester and avalanche professional with 21 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 is a leading specialist in managing and implementing active avalanche safety 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.
Chris Argue, Dipl. T
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 engineering projects. Chris also works on active avalanche safety programs across many industry sectors including energy, forestry, mining, transportation, land development and ski areas. He has consulted on avalanche projects in Canada, the USA, Argentina, and New Zealand. He holds a diploma in Geomatics Engineering and serves on the Explosives Advisory Committee of the Canadian Avalanche Association. Chris is based out of our Revelstoke, BC office.
Dan Rohn, BASc, EIT
Dan Rohn, BASc, EITAvalanche Technician and Junior Engineer
Dan was born and raised in Canmore, AB, to parents who also worked in the avalanche industry. With a BASc in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia, he has previously held positions as a geotechnical engineer on various mining, power, and construction projects worldwide. Since joining Dynamic Avalanche Consulting in 2018, Dan has gained operational and engineering related avalanche experience for projects in Canada, the USA, and New Zealand. Additionally, he is pursuing his ski-guiding certification through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. Dan is based out of our Revelstoke, BC office.
Elaine Lajeunesse
Elaine LajeunesseOffice Manager
Elaine has been with our company since the beginning, in 2011. She brings with her a broad range of experience in office administration, research, analytics, and client services, while also holding a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Victoria. Elaine is an outdoor enthusiast and community volunteer. She continues to grow along with our company while providing premium support for our offices, staff and associates. Elaine is based out of our Revelstoke, BC office.
Jami Kruger
Jami KrugerOperations Administrator
Jami has been involved in the ski and avalanche industry since moving to Canada from the USA in 2001. Logistics are her forte, and making it happen is what she enjoys most. Her achievements are helpful when it comes to supporting our team and clients. She completed her Commercial Helicopters Pilots License in 2007. During her time at the Canadian Avalanche Association as Industrial Training Program Logistics, she accomplished her Avalanche Operations Level 1, Intro to Weather, Avalanche Search and Rescue Advanced Skills, and Avalanche Operations Level 2 – Module 1. Working for herself, she has attained skills in finance and administration as they are always part of seeing the bigger picture. Jami loves to ski tour and rock climb in her spare time while helping to hold down the fort in Revelstoke, BC.
Jeff Volp, Dipl. T
Jeff Volp, Dipl. TAvalanche 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. Based in the East Kootenay area of southern BC, Jeff manages our Kimberley office.
Jordy Hendrikx, PhD
Jordy Hendrikx, PhDAvalanche Consultant
Dr. Jordy Hendrikx is an avalanche consultant with 20 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 Operations qualification. His consulting experience includes; risk analysis, avalanche assessments, avalanche forecasting, snow and avalanche modelling, snow monitoring, terrain mapping, climate change assessments, and the analysis of extreme snow events. He has also served as an expert witness and assisted in arbitration cases related to snow and avalanches. Jordy has 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 Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, USA.
Bruce Jamieson, PhD, P.Eng. (Retired)
Bruce Jamieson, PhD, P.Eng. (Retired) Senior Avalanche Consultant
Bruce has over 40 years of experience spanning avalanche hazard management, hazard assessment, snow and avalanche research, avalanche forecasting and avalanche control. He has worked as a consultant/reviewer on avalanche protection/risk assessment/mapping projects in North and South America for occupied structures (residential and backcountry), highways, resource roads, trail systems, worksites, energy corridors, structures for transmission lines and ski lifts, and mine infrastructure. Bruce was president of the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) from 1992 to 1995. 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 articles in ISI journals, plus over 100 conference papers. He was a subject matter expert for Technical Aspects for Snow Avalanche Risk Management (CAA, 2016). Bruce recently edited Planning Methods for Assessing and Mitigating Snow Avalanche Risk (CAA, 2018).
Nicole Koshure
Nicole KoshureAvalanche Technician
Nicole joined our team in 2020 after 15 years of avalanche experience as a professional ski patroller. She holds a Bachelor of Honours in Environmental Science from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s in Resource and Environmental Management with a planning endorsement from Simon Fraser University. Working as an avalanche professional, environmental consultant and professional biologist, Nicole has worked in a variety of sectors including mining, forestry, government and ski area management. She has experience with avalanche risk assessments, avalanche hazard mapping, avalanche safety planning, ski area operational forecasting, and avalanche control operations. Nicole is based out of our Whistler, BC office.
Drew Lovell
Drew LovellAvalanche 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 spent in high, wild places together, from China to Chile. The spring season finds them ski guiding in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
Steph Williams
Steph WilliamsAvalanche Technician
Steph began professional avalanche work in 2002 as a ski patroller in Washington State where she gained experience in mitigating mountain hazards over the course of ten seasons. She holds a Bachelor of science in biology and has worked as a research assistant and technician in a variety of fields from chemical ecology to salmon habitat. In 2017 Steph co-founded and currently manages a wolverine monitoring project in the US Cascade Range. She is also trained in ski, rock, and alpine guiding through the American Mountain Guides Association and has been fortunate to guide in spectacular wildlands of the US and internationally since 2003. Steph lives with her husband, Drew, in Twisp, Washington in the foothills of the beautiful North Cascades.
Dan Pichette
Dan PichetteAvalanche Technician
Dan is a backcountry ski guide and avalanche professional based out of Kimberley BC. Certified with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, Dan has over 15 years of backcountry ski guiding experience with a variety of helicopter, snow-cat and ski touring operations throughout western Canada. Dan is a professional member of the Canadian Avalanche Association and serves as a volunteer on their membership committee. Dan has experience with providing avalanche safety training, operational forecasting, and avalanche control for the forestry, mining and adventure tourism sectors.

Unparalleled experience.

Dynamic Avalanche Consulting Ltd. provides project planning, engineering, training and operational services for snow avalanche risk management and mountain safety.

Affiliations

Since 2011, Dynamic has continually expanded its local and international network of avalanche experts, establishing an exceptional knowledge base in the industry. Our team includes Professional Members of the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA), AmericanAvalanche Association (AAA), Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC), Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP), and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG).