Our People


Gordon Butt, M. Sc., P. Ag., P. Geo.

Gordon is a professional Geoscientist and Agrologist with more than 25 years of experience in resource inventories, environmental assessments and project management in BC and abroad.  His expertise includes terrain stability mapping and hazard assessments, blowdown assessments, soil capability assessments, and soil mapping. In addition, he has extensive experience in Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping (TEM), soil erosion, and hydrology. Gordon initially established Madrone in 1988.

Ken Hughes-Adams, M. Eng., P. Eng.

Ken is a professional engineer with more than 25 years of experience in technical, economic, and environmental assessments in the natural resource sector.  He has worked throughout North America on projects in forestry, geothermal power generation, aggregate mining, and petroleum exploration, production, and processing.  He has been with Madrone since 1994, providing project management and advising clients on terrain stability, erosion control, hydrology, and site restoration.


Branch Managers

Tania Tripp, M.Sc., R.P.Bio./C.A.B.

Tania is a senior biologist with more than 15 years of experience in ecology and wildlife resource management.  She has extensive experience in environmental impact assessments and permitting, habitat assessments, habitat mapping, and wildlife inventory, management and monitoring for a wide variety of species, including species at risk.  Tania joined Madrone in 1996, and is presently the Branch Manager of our Duncan office.



Senior Consultants

Laurie Kremsater, M.Sc., R.P.F., R.P.Bio.

Laurie is a professional forester and a professional biologist with 25 years of experience in ecology and wildlife resource management. Her work has focused on managing ecosystems as a whole and much of her focus has been on developing sustainable forest management plans that sustain biological diversity management in coastal forests of BC, but as well, she has worked, and continues to work, on specific species (forest birds, small mammals, ungulates) and specific ecological communities, including many at risk. Laurie is presently the Senior Habitat Ecologist in the Abbotsford office.