Team Members

Ballast Environmental Consulting understands that team members are the key to success and therefore has:

  • in-house training program
  • formal and informal training benefits
  • health benefits
  • flex days
  • pet friendly office
  • flexible work schedule
  • flexible work locations

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please submit your resume to

Some of our Current Team Members:

Elvie Reinson, BSc, PBiol, RPBio

Senior Ecologist

Elvie holds a BSc in Ecology and is a member of the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists and the College of Applied Biology British Columbia. She has experience in the full range of consulting services in the environmental industry, from baseline studies, and initial approvals to reclamation, remediation and attainment of the final reclamation certificate.

Kassandra Cropley BSc, BIT, EPt

Junior Biologist, Operations

Kassandra has a Bachelor of Science and is currently registered with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists as a Biologist in Training and with ECO Canada as an Environmental Professional in Training. Kassandra has been with Ballast Environmental since 2008 working in various roles. The majority of her experience is working in the Oil and Gas sector conducting Phase 1,2,3 ESAs, DSAs and Reclamation Certificate Applications. Additionally, she monitors current processes and operations for effectiveness and productivity. She works with all team members to identify areas of improvement and with the CEO to strategize and prioritize those areas of improvement.

Phyllis Janzen BMgt, CPA, CMA


Phyllis has a Bachelor of Management from the University of Lethbridge and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta. She has over 30 years of experience gained through working for organizations in various areas of accounting and reporting. Phyllis has been with Ballast Environmental for a year and is responsible for all areas of accounting and reporting.

Olaf Wielens, R.T.(Ag.)

Senior Environmental Scientist

Olaf has a diploma in Land Reclamation and Classification from Olds College and is currently registered with the Alberta Institute of Agrologists as a technologist. He has 17 years’ experience in the environmental consulting industry, the majority consisting of: Phase I, II and III soil assessments, remediation and reclamation.