Dr. Albert Koehler – Past President
Albert is the Past President of the PG Chamber of Commerce. He graduated as an Engineer, B.Sc. Agricultural and Forestry Machinery in Cologne, Germany. He received his M.Sc. and his Doctoral degree from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany. Albert has received many awards and honours including the Community Service Award by the Professional Engineers Association for substantial and continuing contributions to the well being of the Prince George community. He also received the Business Excellence Award from the Federal Business Development Bank for three years. He is the author of 40 publications with half of them being scientific in nature. For nine years he was the Honorary Consul of Germany for all of Northern BC. In 2014 he was re-elected as City Councillor of Prince George and also became a Director of the Regional District Fraser Fort George. Albert was the Founder and President of Tribotec International Ltd., A & A Tools Inc. and the Maintenance Technology and Training Institute of Canada Inc.
Olaf Starck – Past President
Olaf has been with Northwood Pulp and then Canfor Pulp for 21 years. He began work as an area engineer in the Recaust area where the tasks included improving reliability of the then troublesome lime sludge kilns and white liquor clarifiers. In 1994 Olaf was selected to head the successful $14million recaust upgrade project that replaced the tray-style white liquor clarifiers with tube type pressure filters. Thereafter Olaf headed up a series of capital projects that upgraded the pulp washing system in the older ‘A’ line production mill. In 1998 Olaf formalized the capital practices that had been developed for these projects into the Northwood Capital Project Procedure. These procedures were adopted by Canfor after the Northwood/Canfor merger and are now the basis for all Canfor Pulp Capital practices. Appointed to the position of engineering manager at Canfor Pulp in 2003, Olaf has continued to oversee and influence capital practice at the Northwood Mill and then later the whole family of Canfor Pulp Mills. The learning’s from successive projects have been incorporated into the Canfor Pulp capital project culture to the point where Canfor Pulp is now considered an industry leader in their capital Project practices. A graduate from UBC engineering in 1984, Olaf served 4-1/2 years in the Armed Forces as a Marine Systems Engineering Officer. He received his PEng designation in 1991. In 2007 he received the designation ‘Project Management Professional’ from the Project Management Institute
Heather Andreychuk – President
Heather is a Applied Science Technologist. She moved to Prince George, gaining employment with L&M Engineering, a local civil engineering firm. There she worked on municipal, residential, industrial, commercial and recreational projects for numerous northern communities. In 2006, she joined the City of Prince George as an engineering assistant and now hold the position of Supervisor in the Engineering.
Some of her career highlights include: Design Build of a complete village in Siberia for 400 people. Legislative Assembly Building in Yellowknife. Assisted the architects and structural engineer’s with developing the building shape and assisted in preparing the Civil Design. Design of 1000+ residential lots in Prince George. Assistant Project Manager on large commercial developments in Prince George. Project Manager of the Cameron St. Bridge and the PG Pulpmill Road Bridge, Prince George.
Shauna Harper – Vice-President
Shauna is a digital marketing strategist, community builder, and speaker. Her company Live Work Communications operates in the space where social good, technology, and marketing intersect. They help organizations and companies create movements that empower people, improve social well-being and increase economic prosperity. She leads community building from within a corporate boardroom, to community projects in the City of Prince George throughout the province and Canada too.
Shiloh Carlson – Treasurer
Shiloh Carlson, PEng, is a graduate of the Geological Engineering Program (specialized in geotechnical engineering) from the University of British Columbia (2002) and has over ten year of experience in geotechnical engineering and project management through central and northern BC and Alberta. Shiloh currently works as a geotechnical engineer/project manager at McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. The opportunity of working in a smaller city like Prince George has given Shiloh the opportunity to work on projects in a wide area of province and gain a diverse experience skill set. Shiloh grew up in Prince George, BC and decided to return after University and continues to live with her husband and four year daughter. She appreciates the lifestyle and community that Prince George offers.
Along with participation with NTES, Shiloh has been involved with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist (APEGBC) at a branch level since 2007. She is completing her third year as branch chair of the central interior branch and looking forward to her continued involvement with APEGBC and representing Northern BC as a councillor for the 2012-2014 term. Through her participation with APEGBC and NTES, Shiloh, has been reaching out to community and promoting engineering and geoscience in to local students.
Cathy Mackay – Director at Large
Cathy Mackay specializes in environmental impact assessment and regulatory support for projects in BC, Alberta and northern Canada. She currently works as a consulting biologist for EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc. where she is a principal owner in the business. Originally from Fort St John, Cathy lives in Prince George and is proud to call northern BC home. Cathy is a Registered Professional Biologist with BC College of Applied Biology and a Professional Agrologist with BC Institute of Agrologists.
Warren Grafton – Director
Warren is an environmental geoscientist with a diverse range of experience operating in Northern British Columbia. He’s a proud graduate of the University of Northern British Columbia and has spent the last decade pondering the “ecstatic skin of the earth” and everything below it. Having been born and raised in the Prince George area, Warren prides himself on approaching projects from a Northern perspective to ensure quality and efficiency.
Mr. Grafton’s experience includes contaminated site assessment and remediation, groundwater supply, and landfill hydrogeology. Much of Warren’s project work has included project management and supervising field crews. He has supervised drilling and excavation contractors during test pitting, groundwater sampling, site decommissioning and remediation system installation projects. Warren has also designed and installed multiple high capacity water wells for drinking water sources and industrial uses.
Robert Teetaert – Director
After graduating from the Lethbridge College, in Alberta, Robert started his career in civil engineering working for AECOM. Since 2008 he has primarily worked in the transportation business line. Robert moved to Prince George in 2015 where he is currently employed by McElhanney Consulting Ltd. As an Applied Science Technologist, Robert has worked in many disciplines within civil engineering including municipal, structural and highways. He has worked on various projects in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan.