Our Team

With decades of combined experience, our team works together with you to build trust and create value. We love what we do and are excited to work with our clients to produce results and help you realize your goals.

Carolyn Moore-Robin


Since 2006 when she established CMR Consulting Inc., Carolyn has continued to demonstrate strong strategic, analytical and professional competency. She is a team leader who is energized through taking a collaborative approach. A creative and innovative problem solver, she is dedicated to providing value to her clients and delivering tangible results. Carolyn has successfully counselled clients across various sectors in the areas of strategic planning, corporate governance, communications, issues management, stakeholder engagement, and Indigenous community planning, consultation and inclusion.

Drawing on more than 35 years of national and international experience in extractive industries including oil, gas and mining, her client base continues to grow to include a broad range of industries, governments, private sector and not-for-profit organizations. Carolyn is passionate about everything she does and is motivated and driven in all areas of her life.

When she is not working, Carolyn is “living her best life” through volunteering, spending time with family, having fun in the outdoors, and enjoying good food and wine.

Carolyn holds a Public Relations and Communications Management Graduate Certificate from Royal Roads University, Geology Certificate from SAIT and has extensive training in Stakeholder Engagement, Crisis Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Media, Leadership and Facilitation. She is an active member of the Canadian Public Relations Society, International Association for Public Participation, and Circle For Aboriginal Relations. Carolyn also serves as a Board Director for Sio Silica.


Sarah Skett

Vice President

Sarah is a sustainability and community development specialist with almost 20 years of experience in research and project design, socioeconomic assessment and reporting, and community consultation and engagement in more than 15 developed and developing countries. She is driven by her passion to collaborate with organizations, local leaders, and their communities to build meaningful and lasting partnerships that allow a deeper understanding to address their needs and build strategies that foster mutually beneficial impacts, capacity building, and sustainable growth. Sarah has experience working with vulnerable, at-risk, and culturally diverse groups, Indigenous and rural communities, the private sector, governments, NGOs, academia, and international financial institutions in multi-stakeholder projects, some carried out in multiple countries. She has expertise in delivering innovative solutions at the local, regional, and national level that foster strong relationships and encompass a participative approach that strive for sustainable and healthy communities.

Sarah received her Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Calgary in 2014. She joined the University of Calgary's Sustainability Studies program as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in 2016 and became the first Assistant Professor in the program until she joined CMR full-time in 2021. When not working, Sarah loves exploring the world and all its communities, cooking, time with family and friends (including her tiny puppy Violet), Super Jocks, and NFL Sundays. She was previously the Chair, and currently a Board Director, of The Fig Tree Foundation, a Calgary-based non-profit dedicated to building capacity for communities around the world to catalyze sustainable development and strong resilient communities.


Deborah Spence

Marketing & Communications

Deborah brings extensive experience in corporate communications, public affairs, strategic planning, content creation, media relations, issues management and crisis communications.

Her career started in broadcast news and is grounded in agency settings, where she developed and delivered effective communications and marketing strategies for a range of public and private sector clients. She has worked across a broad range of sectors and industries including financial services, education, government, tourism and retail.

Recognized for building collaborative relationships and providing exceptional client service, Deborah thrives on working with individuals and organizations to produce compelling internal and external strategies, initiatives, events and content that support the achievement of business outcomes.

Deborah holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Radio and Television from Ryerson University and has augmented her experience with training in communications best practices, issues management, crisis communications, public participation and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP). She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Away from the office, Deborah enjoys getting out for long walks with her husband and two rescue dogs, connecting with family and friends over a glass of Pinot Grigio, reading, and watching NHL hockey and tennis (especially Wimbledon and the U.S. Open).


Tori Grant

Sustainability & Community Engagement

Born and raised on Treaty 7 territory in Calgary, Tori brings a wealth of sustainability reporting and engagement expertise to CMR Consulting after spending years working in the public sector. An alumnus of the University of Calgary, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, majoring in Biology and is currently finishing a Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication from Royal Roads University.

The culmination of her work and educational background lends Tori skills and experience, allowing her to benefit and meet client needs in the areas of sustainability and the environment, stakeholder engagement, facilitation, strategy development and communications. She is passionate about finding ways for people to connect and work together meaningfully and with respect.

When Tori isn’t working, she is very active and loves to spend time biking, running, hiking, skiing, reading an entire book much too quickly, or watching any of the Marvel movies repeatably.


Stephany Codd

Communications Specialist

Stephany joins the CMR team with experience in communications, stakeholder relations, and partnership engagement. She has worked across multiple sectors with various stakeholders and beneficiaries and thrives on building relationships and creating inclusive spaces.

Recognized as a Top 30 Under 30 in Alberta’s International Development sector for her work in the not-for-profit sector, Stephany brings a diversified skill set in internal and external communications, international project coordination, event and campaign planning, and fundraising. In her role with CMR, she is excited working with diversified groups of clients, expanding her knowledge in Indigenous Inclusion, Sustainability and ESG reporting, and inspiring change.

Stephany holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Development with an emphasis in agriculture and rural development from the University of Guelph. She is certified in Permaculture Design and is passionate about food security and renewable land systems. Most of her spare time is spent wining and dining with family and friends, watching the Food Channel, thrifting for her next great find, or planning her next adventure.


Melanie Austin

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

As Executive Assistant and Office Manager at CMR, Melanie keeps all the balls in the air and ensures the smooth operation of the firm. She is responsive to client needs and is a proactive problem solver. She brings extensive knowledge of office management, administrative and invoice management skills, and enjoys supporting her CMR colleagues with client relations.

Melanie joined CMR Consulting with over 20 years of experience in professional office executive assistant positions for a range of industries and sectors, including education, grocery, and food services. She is a strong performer who excels in high-volume, high-pressure environments.

In her spare time, Melanie enjoys spending time on her deck around the fireplace with her husband, three children and two dogs.

Our Associates

CMR has a team of strong, skilled, and extremely creative associates who support the delivery of various communications, engagement, research, and marketing projects for our diverse client base. The team’s collective experience spans approximately 80+ years of delivering inspired, quality work.


Alexis George

Social Media Specialist

Alexis thrives on finding new ways to attract, engage, and inform audiences through social media platforms, in a world that is technologically changing every day.

With a background in media and sales, Alexis started her career with a group of small community newspapers in her home province, Manitoba, before moving to Calgary to join the Calgary Sun as an account executive. She was responsible for over one million dollars in annual advertising revenue and won multiple sales awards, working primarily with the automotive industry. After raising her family, Alexis re-entered the marketing world, providing social media consulting services to a variety of businesses.

Alexis graduated from Lethbridge Community College with a diploma in Communication Arts, majoring in Advertising and Public Relations. In her free time, Alexis enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, travelling, and horseback riding.


Amy Roesler

Sustainability & Business Strategy

Amy has twenty-five years of senior corporate, utility and energy expertise working at the forefront of some of North America's leading utility and energy industry evolutions including energy efficiency and emissions reduction programs, smart metering and smart grid design and implementation, and most recently Indigenous business start-up services. She specializes in sustainability and technology-driven strategic initiatives and projects.

Prior to her current consulting roles, she led the start-up and operations of North America’s first ever market-wide commercial and industrial energy efficiency and methane emissions reduction programs for Energy Efficiency Alberta. She is a results-driven, facilitative, and structured advisor, having led diverse teams to achieve extraordinary results.

Amy has also given many years of her time serving on non-profit boards such as the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance and is currently an Independent Director on the board of ZS2 Technologies Inc, a sustainable construction technology corporation. She holds an MBA with a specialization in Sustainable Development from the University of Calgary and a BSc Honours in Earth Sciences from the University of Alberta.

Outside of work, Amy likes to camp and go on road trips with her husband and kids, run on some of the fantastic nearby trails, and spend time with family and friends on the West Coast.


Alex Wilkinson

Marketing & Communications

Alex brings several years of experience working on diverse projects related to environmental liability management and remediation in the oil and gas sector, technical and socioeconomic feasibility of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, sustainable development, community resilience, climate change, controlled environment agriculture, sustainable and regenerative agriculture, and developing effective responses to social-ecological change. He has expertise in project research, design and execution, collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative datasets, and reporting. Alex has experience working with the private sector, government, regulatory agencies, Indigenous communities, agriculture extension agencies, not- for-profit organizations, and academia.

Alex holds a BSc in Applied and Environmental Geology, an MSc in Sustainable Energy Development, and is currently completing his PhD in Environmental Design. His academic experience in sustainable energy development, climate change adaptation and resilient food system development has provided him with further experience working with First Nations communities. He has developed a strong applied research skill set for integrating diverse forms of knowledge, data, and information to effectively navigate complex social, regulatory, and ecological challenges and achieving sustainable community development goals.

Outside of work Alex enjoys spending his time with his family, running, and watching Premier League Football.


Spencer Moore

Technology & Media Solutions

Since shifting to contracting in 2015, Spencer has established his reputation for providing an vast array of high quality technology-related products. His achievements include developing custom websites for dozens of companies, designing a wide variety of branding material and documents, constructing a mobile-accessible intranet for a large multi-site company, facilitating successful email marketing campaigns, producing videos for both education and promotional purposes and providing technical support for established businesses.

Spencer maintains a strong focus on collaborating with clients on each project to produce results that best fit the purpose, flow of information and project deadlines. He is constantly learning about new innovative products and software to ensure our clients are provided with the best support available and opportunities for adapting new technology.


Barry Morrissette

Communications Specialist

Barry’s diverse projects range from developing the Indigenous Awareness E-learning platform for ConocoPhillips Canada to Travel Alberta’s Online Travel Agent Portal to E-Zone Networks, North America’s first large-scale interactive television system. Barry has worked and consulted with Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather, and Walt Disney Studios on many projects including film, special effects, commercials, documentaries, and interactive applications.

He is engaged in developing Indigenous Digital Sovereignty Platforms (IDSP) with a goal of providing new solutions for internet and STEM learning in remote First Nation communities and to grow opportunities for Indigenous youth. He has received several awards and accolades over the years and works with non-profits, finding ways to utilize social enterprise to help sustain various organizations.

Barry produced an award-winning short film called ‘Coming Home’ with the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, where he brought together a film crew of Indigenous youth to direct and produce the short film. Barry believes what he does is about passion, and not about the work. He sees value in giving back and helping others grow. He is always thinking and reflecting, guided by nature, and the passion to capture stories and moments while always embracing new experiences.


Graphic Design Team

CMR works with a talented group of graphic designers who are passionate about creating visually stunning designs that captivate audiences. With years of combined experience and a deep understanding of design principles, this team is committed to helping clients achieve their creative goals through innovative design solutions. From concept development to final execution, the Graphic Design team is dedicated to delivering outstanding results that exceed expectations. With a collaborative approach and a keen eye for detail, they work tirelessly to ensure that every project is executed with the highest level of quality and inspiration.