After his education in biology, resources and environmental management, and a stint working in Toronto, Justin moved to Iqaluit in 2012 to be a Water Resources Officer with AANDC.
He loves his job because of the sense of community in Iqaluit. He spends his spare time playing hockey, soccer, squash and snowboarding. His adaptation to living in a cold climate includes buying a 1999 Yamaha Bravo which gets him to work on the days his car won’t start because of the cold. He was elected to the board in 2015 and is now serving as President of the NTWWA Board of Directors.
Olivia was raised in Yellowknife from the time she was 1. She left to get her Environmental/Civil Engineering Degree at the University of Waterloo and then returned to work and live in Yellowknife.
For the first 8 years of her career, she spent her time travelling around the NWT working with and training NWT water treatment plant operators. She has travelled to and seen all but 1 NWT community and hopes to get an opportunity to travel to the remaining community in the near future. More recently, her focus has shifted to supporting community governments with asset management. Working with community government staff is what she enjoys most about her work. Olivia was elected Vice President of the NTWWA Board in November of 2016.She previously served as the Executive Director of the Board from 2007-2012.
Arlen grew up on a cattle ranch in Manitoba, got his Civil/Environmental Engineering degree in Saskatchewan and has been living and working in Yellowknife since 2009.
In his position with Stantec he has travelled to many northern communities, working on a variety of municipal projects. He was elected to the NTWWA board in November, 2013 and enjoys this role as it allows him to contribute to the North’s community development and operation. He is now serving NTWWA as Past President.
Originally from Winnipeg, Megan first came to Rankin Inlet in 2011 after completing her Biosystems (Environmental) Engineering degree from the University of Manitoba.
Despite arriving on the only plane to land in the midst of a three day January blizzard, Megan fell in love with the north and moved to Rankin Inlet permanently in 2014 to work for the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Community and Government Services. Megan frequently travels throughout the Kivalliq Region working on municipal water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure projects. She joined the NTWWA board in 2015.
Josh has lived most of his life in Inuvik. He was originally a recreation co-ordinator, but after a year doing this work in Ft. Liard and five in Inuvik,he left and became a utilidor technician because he tired of all the evening and weekend work and the toll it took on his young family.
Josh enjoys his present work with water treatment and Inuvik’s utilidor system. He got his training through MACA’s School of Community Government. He decided to stand for election to the NTWWA board at the November, 2015 AGM 2015 because he wants to be more involved and to know more about the association.
Billy has served on the NTWWA board since 2006. He runs the sewage treatment plant for the Hamlet of Pangnirtung, a job he has had since 2004.
He received his BC-based Environmental Operators Certificate in October, 2005, after completing training provided in Pangnirtung by Chimo Wastewater Services. Billy says he has learned a lot since then about the treatment plant and how it operates and that he loves his job.
Cynthia is from Quebec and holds both a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering (McGill University, Montreal) and a Masters in Business Administration from Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto).
Through her professional work experience with the NWB and GE, she has traveled to many northern communities, working on a variety of municipal and mining projects. Cynthia was elected to the NTWWA board in November, 2016 and enjoys this role as it allows her to contribute to the positive development of Canada’s great North.
Bill is the Senior Manager, Municipal Planning, for the Government of Nunavut’s Community and Government Services.
He has lived in the North for 17 years, in the NWT and Nunavut and as far North as Alert. As part of the Community Infrastructure team with CGS, Bill works with the regional staff in advancing the GN’s Community objectives mandate.He has been a NTWWA board member since 2010 and after serving as NTWWA’s Vice President, President and Past President he is now back and serving is serving as a Director again.
Jeanne grew up in coastal Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec and has now lived in Yellowknife for most of her life.
She completed a BSc in Environmental Management in 2008, and reviewed several municipal projects as part of her position with the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Energy and Natural Resources, Water Resources section. Jeanne has attended NTWWA conferences since 2009, and was elected to the Board of Directors in November 2016.
Ryan has been a Sales Manager for A. H. McElroy Sales and Service since 2007, serving British Columbia, Yukon, and Northwest Territories.
In 2013 he became the trainer for fusion products within the oil, gas gathering, gas distribution and water and waste industries. Ryan has attended the NTWWA conferences as trade show participant since 2008 and in November, 2012 he was elected as NTWWA’s Industry Director. In this position, Ryan provides the board members insight into the needs and interests of the tradeshow exhibitors who showcase their products and services at NTWWA’s annual conference.
Justine grew up in rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She received her Environmental Engineering degree from Dalhousie University and moved to Iqaluit in 2014.
From her work in Nunavut, for the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Community and Government Services and with a focus on wastewater research, as well as her travels to Nunavut hamlets, she became interested in northern infrastructure. She joined the NTWWA board in November 2015 and served a year as Vice-President. Justine is now with plusArctic Consulting and serves on the NTWWA Board as its Southern Director.
Growing up by the shores of a pristine lake on the Canadian Shield, Crystal has been captivated by the water and wastewater industry for years.
Currently based out of Yellowknife, Crystal is a Chemical Engineer with Dillon Consulting. Her work has taken her across the North and beyond, focusing on water, wastewater and solid waste treatment. Crystal was appointed as the Executive Director of the NTWWA in 2016. Through this role, she is looking forward to helping to bring together other professionals working in municipal water and waste systems to discuss challenges and solutions to the issues faced by remote northern communities.