Our Senior Leadership Team provides guidance to Trace on behalf of the Partners in the firm. The primary goal of our leadership team is to help fulfill our company purpose and having fun along the way.
Darrell Haight, B.Sc., P.Ag.
Co-Founder, President, CEO
“My focus is on building a healthy organization, and part of that is ensuring our people have careers they love and enjoy so that they can take care of our clients. At the end of the day, I want to be able to say we made a difference, that I love my work, and that my family always knows they’re the most important part of my life.”
Rhonda Smith, P.Ag., ICD.D
Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer
“My goal is to build a business I am proud of. Part of my role is to ensure that our internal systems and processes support our strategy, and help our people do their best work. It’s rewarding to be surrounded by people passionate about our business and their role within it. At Trace, we all want to be the best at what we do, and our supportive culture helps makes that possible.”
Anela Baig, B.Sc., P.Geo
Division Manager, British Columbia
I am responsible for managing the British Columbia office. We strive to foster a collaborative and diverse work environment where staff feel safe, engaged, and empowered. Every day, I feel fortunate to come to a workplace where the passionate and positive spirit of our staff breeds teamwork and innovation. At Trace, everyone has the ability to choose their own adventure. We are a resilient bunch who love to work hard and play hard.
Carlene Meeks, B.Sc., P.Ag.
Director of Quality
“My role involves overseeing our technical training program and creating processes that are effective and give our clients a great product. My goal is to prevent quality issues by reducing ‘red tape’ and making processes easy and straightforward. We focus on putting people in positions to succeed, remove barriers, and give them full support so they can chart their own path. It’s what having a great life is all about.”
Corey Shilliday, B.Sc., P.Ag.
Division Manager, Lethbridge
“My focus is on health and safety, human resources, training business development, and staff and client support. At Trace, we’re all in this together. We aren’t afraid to work some nights or through the weekend when we believe we’re making a difference for someone because we support each other and truly care about the work.”
Evan Tuck, B.Sc., RFP
Division Manager, Edmonton
“I’m responsible for safety, profitability, staffing, employee engagement, and retention for the Edmonton Division. Watching staff members succeed in challenging situations never gets old. I get to work alongside dedicated professionals who consistently put each other first.”
Michael Lupart, B.Sc., P.Ag., P.Biol.
Division Manager, Calgary
“My focus is on ensuring every staff member in the Calgary division is safe, supported, engaged, and integrated into the Trace plan. Trace people are relentlessly positive and engaged in working towards greater things, and while I fondly reminisce about where we’ve been, that’s what excites me as we adapt for the future.”
Jon Gudmundsson, B.A.I.E.M., A.Sc.T (SK), C.E.T.
Division Manager, Saskatchewan
"My focus is on supporting, developing, and empowering the Saskatchewan team. At Trace, I am surrounded by passionate leaders at every level. Our people lead with positivity and our genuine care for our work and our people is what drives our business."
Rob Anderson, B.Sc., P.Ag.
Director of Projects
“I’m responsible for overseeing effective project execution across the firm, and in doing that, I feel lucky. Every day I get to do what I love with people who are positive even in the face of a challenge, I have the flexibility to determine how best to do the work, and I get to give back through coaching and mentoring.”
what our clients are saying
“We like Trace. We like Ron, we like Nick, and we like the relationships we’ve built on our projects with them. They have a suite of services that cover the ecological and environmental, and they have demonstrated that they understand what needs to be done, aren’t doing unnecessary work, and they make sure it gets done. Ron told me that the Trace motto is to 'consult better.' This motto is reflected in the service they provide.”
Clark | Qualico Communities
“I appreciate Trace’s candidness, honesty, and straightforwardness. The communication is strong, they are always professional, and they stay on point. They’re good at what they do and are always available when I need them.”
“Trace provides a level of personal service that we don’t get from other companies. We get straightforward, open communication with Project Managers, including frequent touch-points. Trace always does what they say they are going to do.”
Neil Reid | Midstream Energy Client
“I choose Trace because of their expertise and clarity on what they will deliver, and my trust in them. We share similar values of honesty and communication. They’re very thoughtful in what they do and their expertise is very appreciated. Nothing they do or say leaves you scratching your head.”
Warn Franklin | works with Ron at Trace
“I value our relationship with Trace and can see it continuing into the future. Having a third party come in to do environmental inspections is very helpful and gives added focus on areas that might otherwise be neglected due to the busy nature of the business. Trace's expertise in the Environmental Consultant field helps keep NorSask on a path of continuous improvement. We very much appreciate the proactive approach that Trace takes to meet our needs.”