KLE is a team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. Our environmental professionals have worked on small to large projects across multiple industries which includes oil and gas, renewable energy, municipal developments, mining, transportation, and marine terminals. We are dedicated to bringing ethical, cultural, and technical expertise to each project we approach to find common ground and a path forward on all projects we take on.
Owner, Senior Environmental Scientist, B.Sc.,
Brennan Krantz has over 18+ years working in the Environmental Industry working on various large capital projects such as pipelines, municipal developments, compressor stations, marine terminals, tank farms, pump stations, and large land developments. His expertise spans erosion and sediment control plans, compliance enforcement and tracking, and environmental monitoring and inspecting. Brennan has a firm grasp of phased construction and integrating environmental strategy into the process. With his vibrant and active Metis culture, Brennan brings his cultural background to each job to find a common path for large resource projects to move forward.
Owner, Senior Environmental Scientist, MREM, R.P.Bio., P.Ag.
Ian Levitt has over 15+ years of experience in environmental assessment, inspections and monitoring programs. Ian has been a part of several large pipeline projects under the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) in Western Canada. For these projects, Ian has actively been a part of the field inspections and audits conducted by CER and has a firm grasp on the requirements of environmental inspection and compliance. Ian has also worked on several linear and facility infrastructure projects in western Canada conducting site inspections and reporting requirements between in-field activities and the project team. Finally, Ian has worked for the past 12 years with First Nation groups in the field working side by side to conduct environmental studies and field inspections for several resource projects across western Canada.
Senior Socio Economic Specialist and Environmental Inspector, MREM, B.Comm.
Stephen Roberts is a senior environmental consultant and Inspector with over 12 years’ experience serving oil and gas, mining, power, forestry, and municipal infrastructure sectors in British Columbia and across Canada. Stephen has worked as a consultant since 2011 leading, authoring, and defending economic and social impact assessments. Stephen has conducted stakeholder, public and Indigenous engagement activities, including Indigenous map studies and field-level Indigenous traditional knowledge surveys. Stephen has experience conducting socio-economic assessments of projects subject to review by the Canada Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board), the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (formerly the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency), the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, as well as numerous provincial/territorial environmental assessment regulatory authorities across Canada (including those in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador and the Northwest Territories). Stephen has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Mount Allison University and a Master of Resource and Environmental Management Degree from Dalhousie University. Stephen has working knowledge of international best practices in impact assessment and strong research, data analysis, and technical writing skills.
Senior Project Manager, Envrionmental Scientist, B.A, Masters of Envrionmental Practice. PMP, EP.
James Foran is a senior environmental consultant with 10+ years of experience serving the oil and gas, remote mining exploration, silviculture and forestry services sectors across western and northern Canada. James worked in remote forestry and mining exploration for approximately 7 years in progressive senior field management roles, building and managing remote camps. James has also worked as a Senior Project Manager related to large industrial infrastructure including bridges, shipping terminals, and large scale Fisheries Authorizations. His role included managing multidisciplinary teams, budgeting, scheduling and cost controlling, and liaising with client and regulatory contacts during delivery of project commitments and acquiring regulatory certifications for large industrial projects. Most recently, James has worked as a Senior Environmental Inspector and Manager on the Transmountain Expansion Project, working primarily at the Lower Mainland marine and tank farm terminal facilities.