Meet Our Team
OUR CORE VALUES:
Solution focused • Protection of the environment • Open communication • Absolute integrity • Respect
To be the most sought after experts for environmental solutions on southern Vancouver Island. Our clients love us and we are at top of mind whenever an environmental solution is considered or required.
We focus on solutions, act with absolute integrity, respond quickly, find all the answers, expertly navigate environmental regulation, provide specialised environmental field services and raise the bar when it comes to innovation to lead those making changes to the physical environment to go the extra mile for environmental protection while developing their projects.
Matt grew up on Vancouver Island and is a huge fan of exploring the outdoors.
Matt specializes in managing the environmental aspects on light and heavy civil infrastructure and industrial construction sites. Anything erosion/sediment control related, and he is your man.
Matt started environmental consulting in 2003, but before that, he got his hands dirty in the construction industry as a framer and had a ridiculous job at a composting facility running heavy equipment to turn cow and horse offal into quality soil. It has been up and up from there. He now runs Corvidae Environmental with his amazing business partner and wife, Julie.
Matt specializes in building great relationships, staying solution focused with clients to keep projects running smoothly and in compliance with environmental regulations.
If Julie wasn’t so good at her job she would be a novelist! A dog and horse lover, Capoeria instructor, mountain biker and Super Environmentalist, Julie truly takes the lead in her own life.
Julie Budgen has been working in the environmental field since 1997. Her most memorable job was working on Richard Branson’s private island as the wildlife biologist for lemurs, giant tortoises and more. Julie specializes in project management, planning and regulations, report writing and reviewing for Environmental Impact Assessments, vegetation assessments, restoration and bioengineering. She has managed several hundred projects for municipal projects, mining, oil and gas facilities, roads and bridges, wind farms, linear developments, and private land developments in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. She has worked in marine and freshwater environments for the past 10 years, monitoring, assessing shorelines and riparian areas. Providing protection plans for riparian, foreshore and marine environments. Her favourite of all these areas is native plant reclamation and soil handling techniques to minimize the projects’ impact on the environment. Julie has worked with the clients and regulators (local and provincial) to ensure environmental impacts are minimized and regulations are met in a timely manner to get project approval.
“Every obstacle is an opportunity for improvement”.
Haj loves being on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Born and raised on the South Island his love of outdoors has made him have a career in the environmental world. He is always seeking new places along the coastline.
He has several years working on regional survey programs in BC. Went to Camosun College for the Environmental Technology program. With his years of field work, Haj loves to be out in the bush collecting data. His main role is supporting field teams with projects in and out of the office.
Haj has passion for restoration work, especially with salmon. He continues to volunteer with local organizations to improve habitat and awareness of salmon populations on Southern Vancouver Island.
If you know Jamie, you know she absolutely adores her dog Dozer.
Jamie grew up in the Okanagan and began her career in Environmental Consulting there until moving to the island in August 2019. Since then, Jamie’s focus has been on environmental consulting for projects in the Victoria area. Her favorite part of her job – working in the forest and getting to hold snakes.
Jamie’s main duties include environmental monitoring and reporting, erosion and sediment control design, water quality testing, project management and preparation of CEMPs and EPPs. Some of Jamie’s greatest achievements are becoming a Riparian QEP and becoming a BIT (soon to be R.P.Bio!).
Shanda is a prairie girl transplant that has been on Vancouver Island for over 10 years and she will tell you that Vancouver Island is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL place on the planet, even after travelling the world.
Shanda is an avid hiker, camper, and yogini. As well, she is a devout nature and dog enthusiast.
Shanda has been a part of Team Corvidae since July of 2020 and is LOVING IT! She is here to assist in all things Corvidae, from answering emails to assisting in field. There is no job too big or too small for Shanda.
Prior to working with Corvidae Environmental Shanda obtained her Oil and Gas Administration Diploma and worked as On Site Administration, Safety Liasion and Logistics, for major projects in Northern Alberta, for over 10 years.
Brent is a dog guy with a hankering to visit Argentina. If Brent wasn’t working with us @ Corvidae Environmental, you might just find him on a beach in Costa Rica eating Pizza Pringles!
Brent works as an environmental scientist, assessing the impact that industry has on a variety of landscapes. His focus has been on wildlife conservation, collecting and analyzing data on threatened species.
Brent has worked on two major wildlife conservation studies. One aiding in the predation study of Grizzly Bears in the foothills of Alberta. The other a song bird study with the University of Alberta.
Brent is keen on experience and has a wide range of knowledge. From assessing industrial sites and conducting wetland delineations to Wildlife sweeps and plant identification. Brent is one nature and environmental saavy guy.
Missy works on phased environmental assessments and remediations for development projects and land remediation projects. She conducts field work for construction monitoring and environmental monitoring on remedial sites, involving soil sampling, surface water sampling, groundwater sampling and air sampling.
Outside of her environmental career she is passionate about food preserving, food security and sustainable food production and she loves the snow.
Maybe working for an environmental company was in the cards for Jenn. If her Grade 3 autobiography was any indication, her goal was to be a Wildlife Biologist. Jenn has lived in BC, Alberta and Ontario, but her time at Royal Roads getting her Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communications made her see that the island was calling.
10 years, a couple kids, and a cross country move later, she now calls Langford home. Jenn feels super lucky to be part of the Corvidae team and loves that her kids are now dreaming about a career as a biologist. Weekends are spend exploring the island with her kids, husband, and her soulmate Colby the dog. Whether it’s on the water, on the trails or beach combing, there is no better place to live, work and play.
Erin has worked in the environmental services industry as a consultant throughout the Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Island for 5 years in the private sector, including urban development and oil and gas. She has a background in terrestrial and aquatic ecology and obtained her Master of Science in Ecological Restoration in 2021.
Erin’s ecology experience includes conducting terrestrial and aquatic biophysical assessments and mapping, conducting vegetation surveys, fish inventories and salvages, wildlife sweeps and salvages, environmental monitoring, and breeding bird and raptor surveys. She has also completed habitat suitability assessments and mapping for species at risk.
Erin also likes to hike and explore Vancouver Island, travel, spend time with family, and birding. A big animal lover, Erin also has a cat named Chase.
Rachael’s love for the ocean began as a child with a trip to the coast of British Columbia from Edmonton.
Since then, she graduated from the UBC with a Marine Biology Major. She specializes in whale research, bioacoustics, conservation, and wildlife photography.
Her research experience includes monitoring marine mammals in critical habitats, observing vessel effects on killer whale behaviour, investigating whale and dolphin vocalizations. Rachael has worked as an environmental consultant for marine industry projects in Northern BC. She monitored construction sites, tested water quality, salvaged fish and invertebrates.
She has worked as a marine mammal observer for compliance monitoring during marine-based resource developments. Rachael tracked marine mammal movements to document specific migration, timing, and presence frequencies in specified coastal areas. Rachael is a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) with the BC College of Applied Biology.
Nicole joined the Corvidae team in summer of 2022. She was born and raised on Vancouver Island and still calls it home today. Nicole graduated with a Bachelor of Science from University of Victoria with a major in biology and minor in environmental studies. Nicole was first introduced to the environmental consulting world in 2018 as a summer intern where she discovered her passion for wildlife studies through western screech-owl and northern goshawk monitoring. At Corvidae, she has been working on environmental assessments, RAPRs, and wildlife surveys and salvages. Her special interests include birding, amphibians, restoration, and species at-risk. When she’s not working, she’s probably exploring outside, riding her horse, or gardening.
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