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. Our work has proven results and provides 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; a small and loyal team of passionate workers who are driven to constantly learn, grow and encouraged 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.
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, RPF
Kevin Fogolin, RPFPrincipal 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.
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 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, MSc, EIT
Ryan Buhler, MSc, EITAvalanche 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 Lajeunesse
Elaine LajeunesseOffice Administrator
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.
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 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.
Jordy Hendrikx, PhD
Jordy Hendrikx, PhDAvalanche Consultant
Dr. Jordy Hendrikx is an avalanche consultant with 18 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.
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 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).
Grant Statham, ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide
Grant Statham, ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide Senior Avalanche Consultant
Grant is a veteran alpinist, international avalanche expert and an experienced ACMG/IFMGA mountain guide based in Canmore, Alberta. Grant has over 30 years of experience operating, 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 public avalanche safety systems. Grant’s subsequent study of risk changed an industry and produced systems and methods that have been implemented around the world. Grant is the principal author of the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) and the Conceptual Model of Avalanche Hazard, as well as an adjunct professor with Simon Fraser University’s Avalanche Risk Management Program. He has been recognized with a number of awards for innovative and collaborative work, including the Canada’s 2005 Public Service Award of Excellence and Avalanche Canada’s inaugural 2014 Service Award for “exceptional contributions to public avalanche safety in Canada”.
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 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.

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).