Principal – Development & Project Manager/Planner
RP Unicorn Planning & Development Ltd.

2012 - Present
2008 - 2010

Contract Examples:

  • Management of $160 million Strata Windup for 76 unit, 4.25 acre site in Arbutus Village, Vancouver, BC

  • Development Manager for $100 million 45 storey hotel/apartment project in Surrey Centre

  • Project Manager – South Surrey 62-unit townhouse project

    Management of design, approvals and construction, including engagement and management of project consultants and contractors, maintenance of project budget and schedule, resolution of engineering and planning issues and client liaison

  • Project Manager – North Surrey 49 lot subdivision

    Management of approvals, construction, budget, schedule and liaison between three owner groups

  • Development Manager – 25 acre property in West Clayton

    Representing owners interest during West Clayton NCP process, and negotiating with City staff on site development and planning issues, and sale of property to City

  • Member of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the West Clayton Neighbourhood Concept Plan

  • Acting Director of Planning & Development Services (contract position)
    - City of White Rock (July – Dec, 2008)

    Management of Department staff, presentations and reports to City Council, development approvals, review of Department organization and processes, direction of staff responsible for planning and building permit applications, public consultation and presentation, customer service, liaising with other City Departments, outside agencies and City residents

  • Development Manager – Single family rezoning/subdivision in North Langley

Director of Engineering & Municipal Operations
City of White Rock

February, 2010 – June, 2012
(Term Contract)

Management of 50 member City Department with annual $5.5 million Operating and $25 million Capital budgets. Responsible for the delivery and maintenance of all City facilities and public services, engagement and supervision of development and facility professionals and contractors, internal and external customer service, review and approval of servicing agreements, building permit approvals and other City and outside agency approvals, Council Reports and presentations, public consultation processes, communication with media groups, review and improvement to application processes.

Project Manager
MKT Arkle Development Management, Inc.

2004 -2008

Selected project assignments:

  • BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus

    Project Manager reporting to the Senior Partner, involved in project conception and definition of deliverables, engagement and management of consultants and construction manager, budget and schedule development, responsible for land development and construction, government approvals, successful negotiation of delivery of parking by YVR

  • Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre

    Member of owners representatives team, responsible for liaising with doctors groups and lease-up of private medical space, involvement in alterations to floor plans for private, common and hospital spaces, resolution of permit issues

  • Riverport Mixed-use Lifestyle Centre

    Management of development approvals, direction of land development consultants and involvement in negotiations with City of Richmond and Ministry of Transportation

Project Manager
Facilities Management Division
Engineering Department
City of Surrey

2001 – 2003

  • Management of site selection, budget development, RFP process and documentation, proponent selection, planning and building permit approvals, construction and commissioning of the Semiahmoo Library/RCMP District Office design-build facility
  • Management of renovations and building permit approvals for Surrey RCMP facilities
  • Preparation of development scenarios for City properties
  • Preparation of space plans for the Surrey RCMP Headquarters building and Community District offices

Planner I - II
Planning & Development Department
City of Surrey

1993 – 2001
2003 - 2004

  • Area Planner - preparation of Fleetwood Town Centre Plan, including public consultation, direction of consultants and City staff, Council Reports, liaising with Community Association and development industry, involvement in preparation of Neighbourhood Concept Plans for the Semiahmoo Peninsula, East Clayton, North & West Cloverdale, Rosemary Heights
  • Development Planner – management of design review, public consultation, development approvals, OCP amendment/Rezoning by-laws and Council Reports for commercial, industrial, residential, institutional, mixed-use and single family applications

Planning Technician/Analyst
Planning Department
District Municipality of Matsqui

1979 - 1993

  • Management of development applications, planning analyses
UMA Engineering, Planning Division, Thompson, Berwick, Pratt & Partners, Sussex Consultants & R. A. Rabnett Architects & Planners
  • Preparation of Parking Study for Smithers, BC, and assisted in preparation of Land Use Plans for North Nanaimo, Burnside (Victoria) and Saanichton, BC, and Official Community Plans for Elkford, Houston, Fort St. James and Masset, BC



  • Master of Arts Degree in Community & Regional Planning
    - University of British Columbia 1984
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban/Economic Geography
    - University of British Columbia 1978



  • Active Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners
  • Active Member of the Planning Institute of British Columbia
  • Member of the Local Government Management Association of British Columbia
    - 2010 - 2012

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