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PO Box 417
Squamish, BC V8B 0A4
Canada

1 (604) 815 8196

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Our People

Our People


Our team is composed of committed snow avalanche specialists, engineers, and technicians with diversity of experience and qualifications.


Photo Credit: Brian Gould

Brian Gould, P.Eng., ACMG/IFMGA

Principal & Senior Avalanche Specialist/Engineer

Brian has over 25 years of experience in the field of avalanche risk planning and mitigation, and provides senior review for all services. In addition to being a Professional Engineer specializing in snow avalanche hazards he is also an internationally certified and licensed Mountain Guide (ACMG/IFMGA) and long time Professional Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA). He is a senior instructor/examiner with the CAA Industry Training Programs and regularly instructs on the mapping and operations courses.

Brian has extensive background in several industry sectors including hydroelectric & energy, forestry, recreation, transportation and mining. He also has worked with numerous government agencies as well as academic programs specializing in snow avalanche hazards. Brian provides active oversight for the many avalanche risk control programs that Alpine Solutions manages.


Cam Campbell, M.Sc., Eng.L.

Avalanche Specialist/Engineering Licensee & Geospatial Services Coordinator

Cam has a diverse background of experience which includes snow avalanche studies (U of Calgary, Civil Engineering dept.), operational avalanche work in the ski, highways, and industrial sectors, and risk assessment and planning for industry.  His Engineering Licensee designation qualifies him to provide professional opinion within the scope of avalanches and snow science.

Cam has worked on projects in Canada as well as South America, and was Chair of the Canadian Avalanche Association Technical Committee until 2014, at which time he took on the role of Principal Investigator for the CAA FARAM (Framework for Avalanche Risk Assessment and Mitigation) project. In addition to projects with Alpine Solutions, Cam provides his expertise as Senior Avalanche Forecaster for the CAC Public Avalanche Warning Service.


Photo Credit: BC MoT

Photo Credit: BC MoT

John Tweedy, CAA

Senior Forecaster and Avalanche Specialist

John comes to Alpine Solutions with over 30 years of experience as a Senior Avalanche Technician for the BC Ministry of Transportation in the Kootenay Region.  He is the recipient a BC Premiers Award for his service to the Province of British Columbia in helping to keep BC highways safe from avalanches. John's extensive experience in avalanche risk management provides a depth and perspective to our avalanche risk management programs.    

 


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Shane Spencer, CAA, ACMG

Avalanche Technician, Terrace, BC

Shane has a broad background of avalanche risk control. In addition to extensive forecasting and explosive control experience with the BC Ministry of Transportation (in Bear Pass), he intermittently guides heliskiing and ski touring.  Having spent most of his life in the Terrace region, he has intimate knowledge of the Northwest BC landscape. This often provides added value for our clients with projects in the northwest. 


Dary Hemmons, CAA

Avalanche and Mountain Safety Technician,  Whistler, BC

Dary is a long time avalanche professional with over 25 years of in depth experience with avalanche control, instruction, and guiding. In addition to our training programs, Dary has worked for the past few years on our avalanche safety programs in the Yukon, NWT,  and Coastal BC areas.  His extensive background and experience in industrial and construction settings means he is quick to get the 'big picture', and as a result he often provides high value to any project he is involved with. Dary currently resides in Whistler, BC.  


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Peter Marshall, CAA

Avalanche Technician, N. Vancouver

Based in North Vancouver, Peter has a diverse portfolio including avalanche training with Search and Rescue groups, Avalanche Forecaster for the CAC Public Avalanche Warning Service, and extensive mapping and atlas work with several Alpine Solutions projects.  He currently a Course Leader for the Canadian Avalanche Association professional mountain weather courses, and is a subject matter expert for the CAA mapping and weather courses. 


Tom Riley, CAA

Avalanche Technician, terrace, BC

Tom has worked in the snow industry since the 70s, and has a several decades of experience in avalanche hazard management. In addition to work with Alpine Solutions, Tom provides his expertise as Avalanche Forecaster for Avalanche Canada - Public Avalanche Warning Service.


Photo Credit: Ian Tomm Collection

Photo Credit: Ian Tomm Collection

Ian Tomm, ACMG CAA

Business Development, Health & Safety Advisor

In addition to being a certified guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and a recognized specialist in avalanche risk management with a focus on avalanche policy and program development, Ian spent the last 11 years with the Canadian Avalanche Association/Centre (CAA/CAC) as Executive Director, where he worked on many diverse avalanche related issues across Canada and internationally. For the past 2 years, Ian has been Executive Director for Helicat Canada.

He has worked closely with many organizations on files including economic impacts of snow avalanche in Canada, fundraising for snow avalanche research and other public and industry avalanche safety needs. Ian has also worked closely with Canadian institutions involved in avalanche research for industry. He currently advises Alpine Solutions on business development, and Health & Safety matters.