A typical day for me entails collaborating with many teams across the business to coordinate, budget and plan all the activities required for the successful demolition of sites, and remediation and reclamation of our assets.
I’m most proud of and thankful for all the partnerships and collaborations I’ve made through my work. To do my day-to-day role successfully, I rely on these important relationships throughout the company.
Outside of work, I’m proud of my overall perseverance and drive, which has led me to where I am today. I have a beautiful, supportive family, both immediate and extended, that reside in the surrounding community of Grande Prairie.
I like the flexibility of my daily work. I’m empowered to manage a large portfolio with a lot of autonomy, while being supported by my peers.
Managing the decommissioning and pipeline abandonments is a new area of focus for me. Taking on these new responsibilities has been challenging and rewarding – overall it’s made me a more well-rounded professional. Having the ability to live in the area our work is focused, is a huge opportunity that allows me to have close ties to the field operations, which is an invaluable asset.
20 years ago, when I chose this field of practice, people thought I was crazy because it was a lesser-known field of study. It has grown immensely in this time. Producers have increasingly stringent requirements to show that they are putting land back to its equivalent land capability and obtaining appropriate certification. The importance of remediation and reclamation continues to grow, and ARC is positioned to deliver on our commitment to responsible development.
ARC strives for excellence by taking a proactive approach with respect to ESG and asset management. We’re thinking of future generations on the landscape and my team is fully supported and given the tools to do our job. We’re leading the way and I am proud to be part of that culture.