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We’ll transform how your team plans, coordinates and communicates during emergencies to keep your people safe and business running.
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Comprehensive Emergency Preparedness Audit

Our Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Analysis helps businesses, communities and local governments understand their vulnerabilities in order to mitigate hazards and prepare a comprehensive response.
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Emergency Response Planning

Ensure your organization is able to demonstrate leadership during a crisis while meeting company policy and regulatory obligations. We take the burden off your personnel and help guide them through the steps to develop a meaningful customized plan.
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Business Continuity Planning

We’ll identify operational risks for your organization and plan for critical business processes needed to continue operations despite a business interruption.
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BGGoPlan® Mobile App

Our mobile app extends the functionality of your Emergency Response Plan beyond the walls of your office to mobile devices anywhere. Your staff can access critical response information from their smartphone to help them respond even more effectively. Using the BGGoPlan®, multiple users can work together to communicate and respond to an incident regardless of their physical location.
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Interactive GIS Mapping

Identify key features, sensitive areas, important boundaries, routes, planning zones all while incorporating proprietary information that is unique to your organization.
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Employee Emergency Response Training

Empower your employees to respond to emergency events in a coordinated way. We facilitate full-scale on-site mobilization drills, tabletop exercises, site emergency response plan reviews and regulatory training sessions.
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Rapid Mass Notification

When every minute counts, trust us to get your message out quickly and clearly to stakeholders with instantaneous telecommunications during emergencies—even during power outages.
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Stakeholder Consultations

Improve engagement and trust with your key stakeholders through our well-managed public consultation process.
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Safety Management

We’ll help your team take safety to the next level by aligning behaviour, culture, accountability and profitability.
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Printing

Did you know that we also offer professional printing services? Whatever your needs, we can deliver high-quality printing when you need it.
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Comprehensive Emergency Preparedness Audit

This is where it all starts. We’ll perform an audit to get a thorough understanding of your vulnerabilities and capabilities in order to mitigate hazards and prepare a comprehensive critical incident response.

A Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Analysis (HRVA) helps organizations, communities and local governments address vulnerabilities and mitigate hazards in order to prepare an effective response plan.
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Black Gold’s Hazard Assessment Specialists work with you to provide a basis from which businesses, local planners, politicians and responders can:

  • Create or update emergency response plans
  • Allocate resources for risk mitigation
  • Enhance community preparedness
  • Prepare budgets for cost-effective, on-going emergency planning
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Emergency Response Planning

Ensure your organization is able to demonstrate leadership during a crisis while meeting your company policy and regulatory obligations.

We can help with all aspects of establishing, reviewing or auditing your emergency program. Our plans have the flexibility to accommodate any changes in operations and can be delivered in many formats: paper, electronic or smart mobile application.

We specialize in helping businesses and organizations of all sizes and types:

  • Comply with regulatory requirements
  • Promote an attitude for safety
  • Develop and maintain emergency preparedness plans
  • Train personnel to implement your emergency plan
  • Build stakeholder relations
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Emergency Response Planning

Ensure your organization is able to demonstrate leadership during a crisis while meeting your company policy and regulatory obligations.

We can help with all aspects of establishing, reviewing or auditing your emergency program. Our plans have the flexibility to accommodate any changes in operations and can be delivered in many formats: paper, electronic or smart mobile application.

We specialize in helping businesses and organizations of all sizes and types:

  • Comply with regulatory requirements
  • Promote an attitude for safety
  • Develop and maintain emergency preparedness plans
  • Train personnel to implement your emergency plan
  • Build stakeholder relations
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Business Continuity Planning

After evaluating your existing emergency processes, we will develop a business continuity plan with the appropriate level of detail necessary for your organization. Your plan will take into account risks within your industry and organization. We’ll produce a roadmap that your team can use to carry out critical business processes needed to continue operations despite a business interruption.
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BGGoPlan Mobile App®

Our mobile app extends the functionality of your Emergency Response Plan beyond the walls of your office to mobile devices anywhere. Your staff can access critical response information from their smartphone to help them respond even more effectively. Using the BGGoPlan®, multiple users can work together to communicate and respond to an incident regardless of their physical location.

Plus we’ll plant a tree for every BGGOPlan® App launched
As part of our goal to be an eco-conscious company, Black Gold has partnered with TreeCanada. For every BGGOPlan® App launched, we’ll plant a tree in Western Canada in your honour.
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Tree Canada develops programs in partnership with the private and public sectors, communities and individual Canadians, to maintain a healthy environment through sustaining urban and rural forests. 



Tree Canada works with companies and organizations to help green public community spaces, provides employee volunteer opportunities, promotes environmental stewardship, and identifies appropriate planting sites, tree species, and guides tree planting efforts.



For every new App launched, Black Gold will plant a tree in Western Canada in your company’s honour as part of the Tree Canada National Greening Program.
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Interactive GIS Mapping

Many of our projects start with a great map. Our custom mapping products can help you understand more than just the destination.

We can help you identify key features, sensitive areas, important boundaries, routes, planning zones all while incorporating proprietary information that is unique to your organization.

Black Gold provides specialized geomatics products and expertise particularly in the design, development and maintenance of our clients' Geographic Information System data needs.
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Interactive web mapping is a vital tool that provides an organization access to critical information through a secure web portal. A basic internet connection allows your employees to access proprietary information wherever they are.

When combined with the Black Gold mobile application BGGoPlan®, your web map becomes a powerful tool in managing spatial data.

Through the use of modern GPS and GIS techniques, we can develop custom:

  • Area overview maps
  • Aerial imagery maps
  • Site or facility plot plans
  • GPS coordinate maps
  • Emergency response plan maps
  • Access maps
  • Site specific maps (facility, building, drilling, environmental)
  • Topographic maps
  • Recreation maps
  • Interactive online maps
  • Custom maps
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Employee Emergency Response Training

You’ve hired the best and brightest people for your team, now how do you effectively bring their knowledge and experience together to give you a level of confidence that they are prepared to respond to an emergency?

Empower your employees to respond to disruptive events in a coordinated way. We facilitate full-scale on-site mobilization drills, tabletop exercises, plan reviews and regulatory training sessions.
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Black Gold training programs stand out from other programs because of our hands-on approach. Change responders’ hesitation from a position of “what do I do next” to knowing “this is what needs to be done”.


Our instructors have a broad understanding of business and real world experience. From executives to junior employees at top corporations, our instructors can provide training to suit any audience.

We combine principles of emergency management and industry best practices with traditional learning, helping you develop strategies that can be directly applied in your workplace. We travel across North America speaking with cutting edge companies, delivering training and exchanging knowledge.


Our training covers:
  • Emergency management
  • Building evacuation
  • Disaster communication
  • Media response
  • Receptionist training
  • Business continuity and more
Flexible training delivery Training sessions are customized and flexible to meet your specific needs. Whether in person in your boardroom, at our office, or via webinar, the best setting is always available to you.

Training Benefits
  • Real-world training and direct application of response management theory to your workplace
  • Flexible delivery options to suit your schedule
  • Multiple trainers with diverse backgrounds to suit your needs
  • Ability to scale the training from small to big depending on the size of your company
  • More than 20 years’ experience training private and public organizations across North America
  • We will travel anywhere to deliver the training you want, where you want. This saves you time, transportation and productivity costs compared to sending your employees away for training.

Explore our programs to see how we can help you transform the way you think about preparedness, no matter your business.


Not sure where to start? Get in touch with us and we can help recommend the best program for your needs.

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TRAINING COURSES »
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Employee Emergency Response Training

You’ve hired the best and brightest people for your team, now how do you effectively bring their knowledge and experience together to give you a level of confidence that they are prepared to respond to an emergency?

Empower your employees to respond to disruptive events in a coordinated way. We facilitate full-scale on-site mobilization drills, tabletop exercises, plan reviews and regulatory training sessions.
Keep Reading »
Black Gold training programs stand out from other programs because of our hands-on approach. Change responders’ hesitation from a position of “what do I do next” to knowing “this is what needs to be done”.


Our instructors have a broad understanding of business and real world experience. From executives to junior employees at top corporations, our instructors can provide training to suit any audience.

We combine principles of emergency management and industry best practices with traditional learning, helping you develop strategies that can be directly applied in your workplace. We travel across North America speaking with cutting edge companies, delivering training and exchanging knowledge.


Our training covers:
  • Emergency management
  • Building evacuation
  • Disaster communication
  • Media response
  • Receptionist training
  • Business continuity and more
Flexible training delivery Training sessions are customized and flexible to meet your specific needs. Whether in person in your boardroom, at our office, or via webinar, the best setting is always available to you.

Training Benefits
  • Real-world training and direct application of response management theory to your workplace
  • Flexible delivery options to suit your schedule
  • Multiple trainers with diverse backgrounds to suit your needs
  • Ability to scale the training from small to big depending on the size of your company
  • More than 20 years’ experience training private and public organizations across North America
  • We will travel anywhere to deliver the training you want, where you want. This saves you time, transportation and productivity costs compared to sending your employees away for training.

Explore our programs to see how we can help you transform the way you think about preparedness, no matter your business.


Not sure where to start? Get in touch with us and we can help recommend the best program for your needs.

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TRAINING COURSES »
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Rapid Mass Notification

When every minute counts, trust us to get your message out quickly and clearly to stakeholders with instantaneous telecommunications during emergencies—even during power outages. When every minute counts, trust us to get your message out quickly & clearly.

The Challenges
For a family downwind of a hazardous release, dropped calls can mean the difference between life and death. They need a telecom system that relays calls reliably even during outages and to multiple devices simultaneously.

Your organization requires an alert and response solution that provides streamlined notification, response and coordination to multiple devices whenever it becomes necessary to notify people of an emergency. You also need to mobilize your response teams to assist in emergency situations.
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Where do you start?

We suggest that you evaluate rapid notification solutions based on the following key criteria:


  • Does the proposed solution meet all necessary functional requirements?
  • Is the proposed solution competitively priced?
  • Is the proposed solution easy to use?
  • Can I implement the proposed solution from anywhere?
  • Does the proposed solution have a demonstrated record of security and quality?
  • Does the proposed solution enhance your preparedness, continuity and general business communications?

The Solution: Cutting edge telecommunications technology
Black Gold has partnered with a cutting-edge communications technology company that provides reliable, real-time communications to stakeholders—even during power outages. 
Instantaneous, reliable telecommunications during emergencies

This web-based telecommunications product Enhanced Messaging Application (EMA) enables users to immediately send multiple messages to stakeholders (i.e. licensee, local residents and government agencies) in the event of an incident. It has the capability to send:


  • Rapid broadcast voice
  • Text to speech
  • Text messages
  • E-mail messages to a targeted group


The instantaneous web-based reporting allows users to respond more efficiently during an emergency and within the regulatory notification requirements. 


Beyond emergencies, this telecommunication system can be applied to any situation where communication to multiple stakeholders is required such as important business continuity announcements to company staff.
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Stakeholder Consultations

Improve engagement and trust with your key stakeholders through our well-managed public consultation process.

During the consultation process, our people spend the time with each stakeholder impacted by the project or within the Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) to provide information about the operations and ensure that each stakeholder has the opportunity to ask questions.
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We provide clarity about:

  • Hazards associated with the operations
  • Measures that are in place to protect the public
  • Procedures that would be implemented during an incident
  • Clear instructions who to contact in the event of a problem.


A well-designed public consultation program keeps residents in mind to ensure they are part of the emergency preparedness program. Success is measured by our client’s ability to respond effectively to public concerns, maintain credibility and increase public trust.


We have a proven track record of delivering effective consultation programs to a variety of sectors across North America.


In order to gather and maintain accurate emergency preparedness information, we can help you collaborate with:

  • Residents
  • Landowners
  • Occupants
  • Businesses
  • Organizations and agencies
  • Governments

Our public consultation specialists are trained to communicate openly, respectfully and responsibly in your community. We can help you with:

  • Personal visits with residents to listen and educate
  • Telephone calls to confirm information
  • Providing a channel of communication
  • Planning and facilitating large multi-stakeholder meetings or town halls
  • Compiling a report for quick and easy access to information.

GPS technology helps reach key audiences
We use global positioning technology to determine the location and altitude of homes, businesses and public facilities that could be impacted by an emergency event with pinpoint accuracy. We download waypoints, routes and tracks so that our maps are accurate and complete.


In addition to engaging residents, we work with local authorities and government agencies across North America on a continuous basis to notify them of operations and to consult and coordinate with them regarding their roles and responsibilities. This collaboration is required for effective emergency response plan development and execution.
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Safety Management System

What are you doing to make safety part of your business everyday?

Our diverse and talented team of compliance and safety professionals can help you with expert advice and guidance on all safety needs. We develop meaningful safety programs based on the principle of aligning safety with organizational behaviour, culture, accountability and profitability.
Safety related consulting services:
  1. Strategic safety program review
  2. Safety compliance audits
  3. Gap analysis
  4. Program development
  5. Policy development
  6. Incident investigations
  7. Regulatory collaboration, response and reporting
  8. Assessment of emergency preparedness/procedures
  9. Staff education and awareness training

Printing

Did you know that we also offer professional printing services? Whatever your needs, we can deliver high-quality printing when you need it.

Print products:
  • Customized booklets
  • Pamphlets
  • Permits
  • Letters
  • Document finishing (laminating, binding, cutting)
  • Large format maps

In-house printing allows us to reduce printing costs, minimize delivery times and control the quality of the products compared to third-party print shops.  

No matter the size or complexity of the job, we can help you look good and make your deadline.
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Printing

Did you know that we also offer professional printing services? Whatever your needs, we can deliver high-quality printing when you need it.

Print products:
  • Customized booklets
  • Pamphlets
  • Permits
  • Letters
  • Document finishing (laminating, binding, cutting)
  • Large format maps

In-house printing allows us to reduce printing costs, minimize delivery times and control the quality of the products compared to third-party print shops.  

No matter the size or complexity of the job, we can help you look good and make your deadline.
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Prepare your business for any emergency.
Fire, flood or even zombies!

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Marlin Hovrisko
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Founder & President

Marlin Hovrisko is the founder and President of Black Gold Emergency Planners and BGGoPlan®. With more than 20 years of experience in emergency preparedness, oil and gas project management and business operations, Marlin has helped grow the company from a loft to a continent.

As Black Gold president, Marlin oversees the consulting business, while at the same time driving innovation and growth across all markets. Prior to founding Black Gold, Marlin worked with an industry leading, technology-focused consulting service.

Marlin has a BSc. from the University of Calgary. He is proud of the Black Gold family-like office atmosphere and attributes the company’s success to his committed, experienced, long-term project managers.

Outside of work, you can find Marlin watching his daughter ride her show jumping horse, attending ringette games or chasing walleye across North America.
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Jason Swan
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Vice President

Jason is a passionate leader who ensures operational excellence in the company. He understands that preparedness and safety are integral elements of any successful business. His main motivation is to design meaningful programs to help people communicate and respond effectively in emergency situations.

Jason joined Black Gold Emergency Planners and BGGoPlan® in 2006 and manages employees, develops business goals and assists in the development of effective emergency response plans for a diverse group of clients.

Prior to joining Black Gold, Jason was the Environmental, Safety and Regulatory Manager at Samson Canada. He holds a BSc. from the University of Calgary, diploma in Chemical Engineering from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).

Jason is a family man who is working with his wife to raise their children to appreciate the arts, history, science and the world around them.
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Curtis Herron
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Emergency Response Manager

As Emergency Response Manager, Curtis Herron focuses on quality assurance and quality control in Emergency Response Planning. With a decade of experience in emergency response, he is well known in the industry as a skilled problem solver. His role with Black Gold Emergency Planners and BGGoPlan® includes being Project Manager, Senior Client Advisor and overseeing emergency response training programs.

In his previous position as a Senior Emergency Response Advisor with a major producer, he oversaw a multi-level emergency response process that helped protect people, the environment, corporate assets and reputation.

He has an Applied Degree in Criminal Justice from Lethbridge Community College.

When not at work, Curtis enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, family and dog Napoleon. Curtis is a major sports fan and enjoys playing baseball and golf.
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Tammy Bonderenko
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Office Manager

Tammy Bonderenko has worked in office management for over 19 years and ensures the smooth day-to-day operation of the Black Gold office. Her responsibilities include office administration, finance, facilities management among many others.

Prior to joining Black Gold, Tammy worked in the oil and gas sector as office manager and field contract liaison in Cold Lake, Alberta for over 15 years.

In addition to spending time with her family, Tammy has been involved with the Cold Lake Youth Bowling Canada and was also the chairperson for 5-pin bowling for the 2010 Alberta Winter Games.  Tammy is an avid hockey and football fan and enjoys cheering for the hometown teams. Tammy loves pets and often tells stories about the antics of her dogs.
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Chantale Reitenbach
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Operations Manager

A natural leader and strategist, Chantale Reitenbach is instrumental in developing and maintaining Emergency Response Plans for a wide range of clients. With over a decade of experience in the field, Chantale focuses on building practical programs that meet clients’ needs.

Chantale brings enthusiasm and resourcefulness to each of her projects in a continued effort to deliver value and improve efficiencies.

Prior to joining Black Gold Emergency Planners and BGGoPlan®, Chantale completed her BA in Psychology, followed by her BComm in Finance.

Over the last 25 years, Chantale has played women’s soccer at the national and provincial level and is also a competitive runner. She also coaches her two young daughters in soccer.
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Tori Wohlfarth
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Project Manager

Tori Wohlfarth joined Black Gold in 2004 as an Emergency Response Planner and has since worked her way up to Senior Emergency Response Planner. Tori has thirteen years of experience in managing Emergency Response Planning programs, liaising with government agencies and developing public awareness campaigns.

Prior to joining Black Gold, Tori worked as a project coordinator at Certus Strategies where she worked on risk assessments and mitigation strategies for high profile public consultation projects.

Tori is a generous, caring team player who recognizes the importance of safety management strategies and preparedness. Her focus and enthusiasm sets the foundation for success both professionally and personally.

When not at work, she can be found volunteering at the ringette rink with her daughter.
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Chris Bijl
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Senior Emergency Response Planner

A seasoned leader with an esteemed military career, Chris Bijl brings close to three decades of experience to Black Gold as a Senior Emergency Response Planner. He is certified to the Incident Command System 300 level and constantly strives to increase his knowledge about the industry.

Chris has spent recent years working directly with clients in the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry. His 28 years of operational and administrative experience as a senior manager in the Canadian Forces includes two United Nations tours as a Military Observer. This specialized training and experience gives Chris a unique advantage. He applies these skills today by helping clients prepare, coordinate and execute responses to all types of operational emergencies and threats.

Chris holds a BA from Saint Francis Xavier University and a BSc. in Information Technology from DeVry University. 
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Mandeep Dhesi
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Project Manager

Mandeep Dhesi is an accomplished, solutions focused professional offering extensive experience in emergency response planning.

He has over 6 years of experience in preparing emergency response plans and coordinating crisis management activities within the petroleum industry.

He has a proven background developing and maintaining liaisons with municipalities, county departments, and similar entities to facilitate plan development and response coordination.

As a senior emergency response planner/project manager, Mandeep delivers expertise in business management principals, strategic planning, leadership, and coordination of people and resources.

He has attended the Northern Institute of Technology (NAIT) majoring in Emergency Management, and is currently working towards obtaining his Associate Business Continuity Practitioner (ABCP) Designation. Mandeep has also received numerous certifications from the National Center for Disaster Preparedness and Response Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health.
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Alecia Beauchamp
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Project Manager

Alecia Beauchamp has joined Black Gold as a Senior Emergency Response Planner and brings with her a wealth of knowledge including over a decade of experience specific to the development, implementation and management of Emergency Response Programs.

Prior to joining Black Gold, Alecia most recently worked as a Project Manager/Senior Emergency Response Planner. In addition to overseeing the development and updating of emergency response programs, Alecia’s responsibilities also included managing a variety of regulatory/compliance projects across western Canada. During this time, she participated in hundreds of emergency response planning exercises and real-life emergencies.

Alecia has completed the Principles of Health and Safety Management and Auditor Training Program. Alecia has also recently started working towards a certificate in Occupational Health and Safety through the University of New Brunswick and is eager to complete the course in 2017.

In the summer of 2016 Alecia and her husband welcomed their first child Olivia. When not at work, Alecia is enjoying her role as a mother and spending time with her friends and family including their two dogs Teddy and Paddington.
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David Mitterhuber
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Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

David Mitterhuber joined Black Gold in 2004 as a GIS Technician. For the past 12 years, he has been instrumental in developing maps for drilling, facility and corporate emergency response programs.

As the Black Gold GIS lead, David reviews and coordinates all mapping activity, ensuring that mapping criteria are met according to regulatory guidelines. He also assists with the training and implementation of the Emergency Messaging Application (EMA) for resident notifications.

David holds a BSc. from the University of Calgary and a Marketing Diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. David has recently completed the Project Management Extension Certificate at Mount Royal University.

For David, training does not end at work. During soccer season, you’ll find him busy volunteering or coaching his children’s soccer teams.
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Philip Poole
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Training Manager

Having joined the Black Gold team in 2017, Philip Poole brings with him a blend of regulatory knowledge, audits and has an extensive background in conducting specialized training in emergency response and business continuity planning.

Clients have relied on Philips’ experience to provide them with guidance before, during and after incidents and emergencies have taken place. Philip has also proven himself to be a key asset in assisting clients during real emergencies and with post-incident reporting, on numerous occasions.

Prior to working for Black Gold, Philip worked for Deliotte LLP where he worked with some of the biggest oil & gas companies in the world. Philip has a willingness to share his knowledge gained from his experiences.

Philip has a British Army background that has been followed by 8+ years in the oil and gas sector, with experience in both operations, public consultations, emergency response planning training. He has added more than 10 years of emergency management and response experience though pervious employment and subsequent employment with Black Gold.

Outside of work, Philip enjoys spending time with his family, distance shooting (marksmanship), watching and playing both football and rugby.
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Darcy Stratmoen
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Public Consultation Specialist

Darcy Stratmoen joined Black Gold in 2006 as a Public Consultation Specialist. His role involves doing public consultations across Western Canada for energy related industrial projects that include H2S gas and liquid natural gas (LNG) assets, rail facilities, and flaring operations. Other responsibilities include extensive field mapping duties, summarizing and daily reporting of resident issues to clients and compiling/recording field data into a secure relational database.

Darcy holds a Diploma in Land and Water Resource Management from Olds College and he is also trained in ICS 200. Darcy assists our Senior Training Consultant in the field during Major Training Exercises.

On his days off, Darcy looks forward to spending time with his young daughter. He is also passionate about outdoor recreation activities such as camping, hunting, and ATV’ing.
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Shona Belvoir


Technology Manager

Shona Belvoir joined the BGGoPlan team in 2017, taking on the role of Technology Manager. She brings enthusiasm, positivity and passion to our application development team along with over 17 years of training and education experience.

Before BGGoPlan, Shona worked for an engineering firm where she focused on marketing and business development. She has worked in a variety of industries, each with a different realm of clientele which has provided her a well-rounded business outlook.

Within the BGGoPlan ERP mobile APP department, Shona conducts training and demo sessions for clients in addition to ensuring the installation and administration of the application technology. Her focus for the APP is technological development and improvement, and to ensure clients understand its functionality.

Shona attended the University of Calgary and earned her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Communications and Marketing.

Outside of work, Shona is very family focused, you can find her escorting her two children to their various sporting activities, volunteering and spending as much time with her kids as possible. She is very active, and enjoys walking her dog, running, skiing, playing tennis, swimming, and riding motorcycles.
Jenna-lee Natrasony
Jenna-lee Natrasony


Project Manager

As a Project Manager based in Grande Prairie, Jenna-lee’s focus is on managing all aspects of Emergency Response Programs including client management, development and facilitation of emergency response training and conducting public/stakeholder consultations. Jenna-lee successfully completed her AA in Sports Psychology followed by the completion of her BA in Applied Disaster & Emergency Studies. She is passionate about emergency preparedness and ensuring the safety of the communities in which we live and work.

Prior to joining Black Gold, Jenna-lee has spent the last decade gaining a wide variety of experience from the field to corporate level, including working with the National Energy Board and major producers. In her previous roles of Field Emergency Preparedness Advisor and Project Manager, Jenna-lee has worked closely in operations providing incident response support. She would also ensure accuracy in field mapping, stakeholder identification and comprehensive training conducting numerous exercises and training sessions annually.
Karen Mather
Karen Mather


Training Coordinator/Project Manager

Karen’s role at Black Gold includes Training Coordination and Project Management.

As Training Coordinator, Karen Mather specializes in regulatory compliance in Emergency Preparedness and Response. With 15+ years experience in emergency management, Karen brings a high level of expertise specific to development, implementation and management of emergency response programs. Karen’s focus is on regulatory guidance in emergency management and development and facilitation of exercises and training. She is an ICS Canada Incident Command System Approved Course Instructor for I-100 and I-200. Karen has been involved in coordinating hundreds of ERP training sessions from role specific training to major exercises and has provided ICS role-based support to real emergency events.

In her previous positions as Senior Emergency Response Specialist with major producers, Karen actively participated in and co-managed the development and maintenance of Emergency Response Plans and Emergency Preparedness Programs as well as coordination and facilitation of exercises and training.

Karen spent six years at the Alberta Energy Regulator with four in the Emergency Planning and Assessment Section. In her various positions, she provided support to the Public Hearing Process, municipal reciprocal land use set back reviews, ERP review and approval process and observation/evaluation of industry held exercises and training.

In her off time, Karen can be found leading fundraising activities for a non-profit organization in support of local charitable organizations focused on helping at risk children, seniors and veterans.
Bob Wyonzek
Bob Wyonzek


Business Development Coordinator

Bob joined the Black Gold team in 2019 as the Business Development Coordinator. In this role, he will be strengthening Black Gold’s prior relationships and looking to diversify its current client base.

Before working at Black Gold, Bob was a Surface Land Agent for 20 years in the oil and gas sector. With his years of experience, he brings knowledge of the industry and a passion for communication to the position.

Bob has completed the Dale Carnegie training to better his skills as a Business Developer.

When Bob is not at the office, you can find him outdoors. He is an avid fisherman, mountain biker, skier, and loves snowshoeing—jack-of-all-trades! He also enjoys spending time in Fernie with his wife.