We are a dynamic team led by many of the industry’s most experienced and respected professionals.

We believe in authenticity, collaboration, and innovation as core elements of the projects we work on. Our team embraces and upholds a culture of inclusion and respect, and leads with professionalism and approachability. We find meaning in the relationships we build in our community and take pride in all we’ve achieved together.

Kathy Oberg


Kathy is B&A's principal, responsible for the management of the overall firm and growth of our team. Kathy has led the organization through years of growth and development of our firm’s capacity and skillsets. Her experience stems from a strong academic background and work in a range of industries. Kathy’s impressive list of professional experience in master planning and application approvals spans the Calgary Region and throughout Alberta. With experience in urban planning, subdivision, and sustainable community design, Kathy is well versed in all facets of planning. Kathy is regularly involved and contributes to industry organizations such as BILD Alberta and the Alberta Real Estate Forum.

Pamela MacInnis

Managing Partner

Pam brings a combined skillset, education and technical background to B&A, offering an integrated understanding of development to her projects. Pam's main area of focus is project coordination processes for community scaled Area Structure Plans, Neighbourhood Plans, Outline Plans and Land Use Redesignation applications throughout the Calgary Region. Many of Pam's projects have involved navigating an approval through new municipal processes. These projects can be challenging as both the client and municipal approving authorities often cannot visualize the project deliverables. Pam attributes her successful approval history to an understanding of client and municipal needs and finding a way to win/win solutions. Pam's communication and collaborative style has facilitated positive and trusted working relationships with her clients and municipal approving bodies.

Nathan Petherick


Nathan is an adaptive and innovative planner with over 20 years' experience working in multiple industries to devise project strategies and customized planning solutions. Nathan’s expertise focuses on advisory services, asset management initiatives, strategic planning endeavors, urban and rural development planning, customized program development and specialized planning investigations. His client work has ranged from leading comprehensive growth studies, municipal development plans, sector plans and area structure plans with municipalities to advancing outline plans, land use and subdivision and development approvals. He has also led advocacy and approval initiatives for the aggregate sector and the development of customized land use and development monitoring programs, and specialized planning investigations for the energy sector. Nathan is passionate about planning and is committed to fostering innovation to develop customized solutions and approaches to complex planning challenges.

Ken Venner


Ken is a versatile land use planner with over 25 years’ experience working in urban and rural municipalities across the Province of Alberta. He’s an award-winning “regional thinker” with a strategic lens focused on achieving triple bottom line outcomes for his municipal and developer clients. Ken understands the importance of striking a practical balance between municipal policies and market demands to establish and implement creative, multi-disciplinary solutions. He deploys a creative, energetic and business-oriented approach to his projects with the goal of connecting opposing stakeholder perspectives with plans that guide development projects to successful outcomes. Benefiting from both private and public sector experience, he has successfully managed a wide variety of statutory and non-statutory planning processes for residential, recreational, commercial, office and industrial development opportunities. Ken enjoys positive business relationships with administrations and Councils from many municipalities across the Province and understands and appreciates their strategic priorities.

Vern Hart


Vern has a broad range of planning experience gained through more than 30 years of work with various urban and rural municipalities. He brings a unique blend of policy development and implementation skills to B&A. Vern has worked on Calgary’s key urban infill and intensification projects focussing on Transit Oriented Development related to South Hill Station (Greenline), Banff Trail Station, Inglewood (BRT), University District (BRT), Southland Station, Chinook Centre TOD redevelopment, Westbrook Station redevelopment. These projects have entailed policy amendments, land use redesignation, development permits and extensive public engagement.

Brian Murray


Brian’s expertise ranges across several sectors and geographic regions across Canada. His expansive project list includes downtown and mature area policy and land use planning, transit-oriented development, commercial and industrial planning, master planning, and community engagement. In addition to his expertise in projects ranging from minor land-use amendments to highly complex infill projects, Brian supports B&A through comprehensive strategic planning, shaping community dialogue around vibrant, livable communities. Leading B&A's Edmonton office, Brian's experience is a key component of his in-depth knowledge of a variety of jurisdictions with a focus on Edmonton, AB.

Geoff Dyer

Partner, Urban Design Lead
MEDes. (Urban Design), CNUa

An accomplished urban designer, Geoff Dyer joined B&A as strategic design lead in 2018 after serving five years as the Director of Design and CEO for the Downtown Development Authority in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was previously the Principal and Director of Design for Placemakers LLC, and the Owner and Principal of Placemakers Canada Inc. where he ran a successful Alberta-based urban design firm focused exclusively on the design and implementation of walkable, mixed-use urbanism. Spanning a decade, he completed over 100 projects in 18 U.S. States and four Canadian Provinces, earning him two Charter Awards and a place on the 2008 Charter Award Jury chaired by Andrés Duany and eventually serving as Jury Chair himself in both 2020 and 2021. Geoff is a regular educator, lecturer, and writer on sustainable urbanism, urban design, and alternative land use regulations and development standards.

Chris Andrew

B.Mgt, M.Pl., RPP, MCIP

With over ten years of experience, Chris has a proven track record of successfully delivering complex planning projects across Canada. He has developed his in-depth planning knowledge while working on diverse and complex projects ranging from transit-oriented redevelopment, to growth management and employment land planning, and outline/neighbourhood plan development.

Steve Morris


Steve is an innovative leader with over fifteen years in brand building and business development. He excels at driving growth and fostering authentic connections, while ensuring B&A surpasses client and community expectations. With an MBA, a marketing degree, and a design diploma, Steve's comprehensive knowledge and understanding bolster objectives and strategies for B&A, our clients, and the communities we serve.

Chris McNelly
Director, Operations

Chris is an executive with over twenty-five years of experience, leading firm operations and excelling in areas such as human resources, corporate finance, IT, and strategic planning, underscored by his MBA, BComm, and notable designations like C.Mgr, CPHR, and CHRL. He is recognized for his results-driven approach and unwavering commitment to performance, integrity, and accountability.

Grant Mihalcheon

Grant has thirty years of diverse experience from development permits to land use applications. He excels in navigating municipal land use negotiations across western Canada, recognizing the need for strong relationships with administrators. Grant is primarily involved in the processing and project management of residential, commercial, and industrial projects across various regions.

Marissa Koop

Marissa is an Environmental Planner of twenty years who skillfully navigates between policy, sustainability, and the conservation of natural resources. Combining her profound understanding of planning, approval, and design processes, she offers her clients strategic and analytical assessments on diverse projects. Her dedicated volunteer work with industry and academia ensures her approaches remain relevant and innovative.

Patrick Wetter

Beginning his planning journey in 2003, Patrick stands out for his versatility and commitment, supporting clients through expertise in policy plans and development permits. His diverse educational background drives his devotion to creating sustainable communities. Patrick's extensive experience spans project management, urban design, public engagement, and financial analysis across all levels of planning.

Martha McClary

With over a dozen years of experience, Martha has led many successful engagement strategies, catering to diverse sectors. Specializing in stakeholder engagement, she embodies a grassroots approach, emphasizing respect for all communities. Renowned as a relationship builder, Martha adeptly translates stakeholder views into impactful project results while balancing organizational representation with diverse stakeholder needs.

Adam Mattinson

Adam is a seasoned urban planner and land economist based in Vancouver with over eight years of experience in growth management, planning, and economic development across Canada. Leading B&A's Vancouver office, he aids clients in understanding growth opportunities by blending data analysis with community consultation, ensuring informed decisions at both local and macro levels.

Sara Sherman

Sara is a professional planner, city builder, and placemaker with experience in both the public and private sectors. Her current portfolio includes multiple Direct Control rezoning applications for mixed-use and residential land uses; land development applications for greenfield communities; policy development, including tourism development; and public engagement in the Edmonton metropolitan region.

Laura Young
Associate Urban Designer & Design Studio Coordinator

Laura is an award-winning, creative, and personable urban designer with significant experience in delivering innovative, sustainable projects within sensitive contexts. She has worked on a range of internationally acclaimed projects of varying scales in North America, Europe, and Asia: with a background in constructed and conceptual mixed-use, residential, commercial, cultural, and resort urban design projects.

Andrew Dickinson
GIS Team Lead and Coordinator

Angela Davis
Sr. GIS Analyst

Anna Moir
Sr. Planner

Bridget Naud
Sr. Communications & Engagement Specialist

Brooke Dillon
Visualization Strategic Lead & Coordinator

Darby Henshaw

Dave Deibert
Sr. Graphic Designer

Ela Skrzypek
Senior Technologist

Emily Kloppenburg

Fereshteh Rezaei
GIS Analyst

Greg Brown
Planning Consultant

Jeff Hanson
Sr. Planner

Jennifer Duff
Sr. Planner

Kayla McCarthy
Sr. Planner

Kevin Bailey

Kevin Krilow

Kinjal Ribadia
Urban Designer

Kyla Shuert

Lauren Lambert

Leah Thompson
Communications & Engagement Specialist

Lori Perez
Urban Design Technologist

Megan McClure
Communications & Engagement Specialist

Monique Cheung
Planning Analyst

Nick Dojcinovic
Graphic Designer

Oliver Prcic

Sophia Fisher
Graphic Designer

Tarek Van Doorne
Marketing & Promotions Specialist

Tracy Zhang
Senior Technologist & Urban Designer

Tracy Wen

Zane Davey

We are proud to provide

Comprehensive services to ensure the best outcome.

Our Planning Studio develops effective strategies to drive forward projects that are supportable, implementable, and award-winning.

Our Design Studio is founded on functional, sustainable, modern urban design that creates memorable and functional places and spaces.

Our Engagement Studio focuses on the design and implementation of accessible and transparent engagement strategies that help broaden project understanding.

We understand the importance of sustainability and the environment as a critical aspect of modern design.

Our team of technical experts uses data, tools, and compelling visuals to strengthen project materials.

We collaborate with clients to develop strategies and communications tools and techniques to connect with audiences.

We offer comprehensive support by analysing growth strategy trends  and how policy impacts our clients and communities.

With more than 30 years of experience, our award-winning team delivers

A customized approach across diverse areas of expertise.