Ambleside Environmental is a full service environmental consulting company, serving Metro Vancouver since 1999. We are made up of a passionate team of environmental professionals, providing efficient, innovative, practical and cost-effective solutions to our Clients’ potential or known contamination issues in the public and private sector.
Specifically, we specialize in property environmental assessments, investigation, planning, remediation, and reporting. Ambleside employs a strong project management approach towards project completion. We deliver on our commitments and respect the trust and confidence our Clients have placed in us to deliver the best solution.
At Ambleside, we always strive to perform above your expectations, and industry standards.
- Full insurance coverage for all consulting projects in the form of General Liability Insurance and Professional Errors & Omissions Insurance,
- A proven track record working with federal, provincial, and municipal regulatory agencies ensuring the adherence to all applicable regulatory requirements with no sanctions by WCB.
Meet the Team
Ambleside brings together a multi-disciplinary team of environmental consultants in Metro Vancouver with specialized backgrounds across a range of sectors and industries. Our team structure is designed to maximize the knowledge base brought forward to each project, thereby supporting successful outcomes to the project. Ambleside retains the services of a group of great people chosen for in-depth knowledge, innovative problem solving, and an ethical approach and dedication to environmental issues.
Liisa Wilkinson, P. Eng., Project Engineer, Principal
As Principal, Liisa oversees the overall management, operation and growth of the company. She strives to uphold professionalism, and responsibility for all projects that Ambleside is retained to provide services to.
Liisa has a broad background in Contaminated Sites projects from initial assessment to confirmation of remediation. She has been involved in the Environmental Engineering sector for over 20 years and has completed numerous projects in the residential, commercial and industrial land use sectors. Liisa has also designed and implemented specialized environmental remediation techniques involving onsite and offsite options throughout Ontario, Alberta and BC. She has a diverse technical background, which allows her to design and manage multi-disciplinary environmental programs, including such disciplines as soil investigation, hydrology, water quality, project management and regulatory liaison.
Liisa’s educational background includes a civil engineering degree with a specialization in environmental engineering, giving her a valuable understanding of both the construction elements of the projects along with contaminant identification, transport and environmental fate.
Spencer Lonergan, B.A. Sc., EIT
Spencer Lonergan is a Project Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering within the faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). Spencer has over 8 years of experience working on residential, commercial and industrial properties in the Lower Mainland as a Project Engineer and Field Technician. He has worked closely with a variety of contractors to bring projects to successful completion.
Spencer has direct field experience in identifying and delineating impacted soils and groundwater, along with experience in soil and groundwater remediation and groundwater monitoring. He has also managed over one hundred projects involving the investigation, removal and disposal, and monitoring of fuel storage tanks and the remediation of impacted soils and groundwater. Spencer also has experience with the management and reporting of contaminated sites projects utilizing the provincial, federal, municipal and agency specific environmental regulations and guidelines.
Spencer’s areas of expertise include Stage 1 and 2 Preliminary Site Investigations (Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments), Detailed Site Investigations, Remediation Plans and project management of soil remediation programs. He has a thorough understanding of activities related to potential environmental concern and their associated contaminants. Spencer has completed numerous projects involving regulatory submissions and certifications.
Taylor Ramsden, D. Tech.
Taylor Ramsden is a Field Technician specializing in the characterization of soils on excavation and demolition sites for soil transport/shipment and approval at landfill facilities. He works closely with landfill facilities to expedite approvals for shipment and to ensure that contractors and property owners have efficient and rapid outcomes. Taylor is well versed in the options available for the movement and disposal of clean fill, structural fill and soils which require treatment. He helps Clients identify where soil can be transported and ensures environmental regulatory compliance.
Taylor also specializes in underground and aboveground storage tank projects. He has successfully completed numerous underground storage tank removal projects, including soil testing, data interpretation, soil remediation, and full closure reporting. Taylor works closely with our residential and commercial clients to see that projects are completed within required timeframes, and with minimal impact to Clients and their properties.
Alison Lui, B.A.
Alison Lui is Ambleside’s “Countess” and keeps all facets of Ambleside’s financial systems running smoothly. Alison has nearly 20 years of financial management experience working with organizations with 5 to 50 team members. She has managed budgets of up to $6 million. Alison worked with the Ambleside team to upgrade the accounting systems to bring time-recording and bookkeeping into the 21st century with a nearly-paperless system. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of British Columbia and is currently working towards her professional accounting designation.
Alison ensures Ambleside is in compliance with federal and provincial authorities including quarterly and annual tax remittances and annual corporate tax filings. She prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and management reports. She also provides support in compilation of budget information and uses this data for the preparation of monthly billings to clients in a timely and accurate manner. Alison oversees all the bank reconciliations, payroll and benefits administration and ensures our vendors are paid. She maintains overall responsibility for all aspects of a/p, and a/r and works to ensure compliance with the Accounting Standard for Private Enterprises (ASPE). At year end she works closely with our accountants to provide a seamless transition from old to new fiscal year and provides detailed information as required for all year-end tax filings.
Christa Rutherford is Ambleside’s Office Administrator. An energetic and well-organized professional, Christa has well over a decade of experience in administrative support services. She has invested a good deal of time volunteering for local causes and is currently working towards her Business Administration Degree.
At Ambleside, Christa is responsible for the administration of our office, including front office administration, scheduling clients & projects, and overall organizing and planning. She is proficient in preparing correspondence, finalizing reports, and not to mention, brilliantly capable of performing detail oriented work with frequent interruptions. Christa ensures that nothing leaves our office without being properly branded and looking professional. She also manages stocks and inventory and maintains account files. Of course, Christa has incredible multi-tasking abilities and a keen attention to detail, which is why she is able to provide excellent customer service and is such an asset to our team.