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 SkettVice 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 SpenceMarketing & 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 GrantSustainability & 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 CoddCommunications & Social Media
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.
Glen PrattIndigenous Relations
Glen brings a wealth of experience from within Indigenous governments, economic development initiatives for several Nations across western Canada, and building relationships between Indigenous peoples and industry.
Glen is a member of the George Gordon First Nation who has dedicated the majority of his career to working with Indigenous communities, institutions and organizations. He is a highly motivated and energetic individual with management experience in policy governance, government relations and collaboration, strategic planning and operations of Indigenous businesses and communities. Glen has worked with all levels of Government including Indigenous, Municipal, Provincial and Federal to negotiate land claims, economic opportunities, and enhanced governance processes.
Glen has extensive leadership experience in chairing political organizations and boards, having been in positions of Chief of George Gordon First Nation and 3rd Vice-Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations. Additionally, he has deep knowledge and experience in working with community forums and engagement sessions and understands the importance of culture, tradition, and the voices of community.
He has been implementing truth and reconciliation through economic development and self- government. Glen has developed several first-time projects and businesses with the goal of profitable and sustainable development. He has developed renewable energy projects, acquired property for development, and created long lasting partnerships with all levels of industry that acknowledge First Nations culture, rights, and capacity.
Philippe ReicherReputation Management
Philippe is a seasoned public affairs professional with 30 years of experience in the field of strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, crisis communications, media relations, and government relations. He has led public engagement and communications programs and campaigns in complex regulatory and stakeholder environments in the energy, post-secondary and not for profit sectors. His work has taken him across Canada and the US with a focus on Western Canada.
Philippe believes that transparency and authenticity are fundamental principles to meaningful stakeholder engagement.
While holding senior leadership roles, Philippe has been a strategic advisor to senior executives to help manage complex internal and external reputation and branding issues resulting from corporate rebranding, mergers and acquisitions, facilities’ failures, and personnel matters.
Philippe believes that one of the best ways to manage reputation and brand challenges is to create cultural alignment between executive leadership and staff and to integrate communications, marketing, and stakeholder engagement functions. This approach allows for more consistent and effective organizational messaging, practices and procedures when managing internal and external business risks.
Philippe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology and Master of Environmental Design in Regional Planning from the University of Calgary. Philippe is currently the vice-chair of the Fig Tree Foundation, an organization promoting collaborative sustainable international development initiatives. Outside work, Philippe likes travelling, running, hiking and snowshoeing in the mountains, playing his guitar, and getting together with friends to try new recipes.
Amy RoeslerSustainability & 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.
Jordan DuguayIndigenous Relations
Jordan is a seasoned professional in the Indigenous Relations field. With 20 years of experience, fifteen of which were spent with North America’s largest energy infrastructure company, Jordan’s specific expertise has been expanded into supply chain management, policy development, public engagement and media relations.
In the completion of over 40 moderate to major energy projects from public need analysis stage to in-service milestones, and often through arduous regulatory processes, Jordan has developed a reputation as a pragmatic operator and a project closer. Through these years of project development, Jordan has had the privilege to engage with and build meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities across Canada. An experience which provides him with an expanded view of Indigenous Peoples and Canada’s historical relationship, Indigenous community protocols and the contemporary landscape between Indigenous communities, governments and corporate Canada. Most recently, Mr. Duguay was Manager, Business Partnerships for the Tsuut’ina Nation which provided a tremendous opportunity to fully refine his capabilities and approach Indigenous Relations from all perspectives.
Jordan studied business at Lethbridge College and Mount Royal University. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his teenage daughters and supporting their busy pursuits in athletics and arts. Jordan is a proud member of the Sucker Creek First Nation in Treaty No. 8 in northwestern Alberta.
Alexis GeorgeSocial Media
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.
Alex WilkinsonSustainability & Environment
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 received his Ph.D. 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 MooreTechnology & 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 MorrissetteVideo Director, Producer, Photographer, Technologist
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.
Heather GallantEnvironment & Energy
Heather Gallant has over 14 years of experience in the environmental and energy industries. With extensive experience with environmental site assessments, facility and pipeline applications, and environmental monitoring programs she is an excellent complement to the CMR team.
She has worked on large facilities as the lead site environmental specialist and specializes in Greenhouse gas quantification and analysis, including compliance obligation and credit generation modeling. Heather prides herself in pragmatic and cost-effective solutions grounded in practical experience.
Heather is a member of the Canadian Environmental Domestic Advisory Group (CEDAG), with ten selected experts across Canada who advise the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada on environmental matters as they pertain to international trade.
As CMR’s Bookkeeper, Melanie plays a vital role in managing the company’s accounts payable and receivable. She utilizes her extensive knowledge of office management and administration to support the smooth operation of our financial records and transactions.
Melanie brings over 20 years of experience in office administration and executive support for a range of industries and sectors, including education, grocery, and food services.
In her spare time, Melanie enjoys spending time on her deck or around the fireplace – depending on the time of year – with her husband, three children, and family pets.