Nichols Applied Management has a core staff of management consultants with diverse academic and professional backgrounds and both distinct and partially overlapping expertise. The firm is also supported by a number of associate consultants who provide specialized capabilities, most notably in the fields of local government, urban planning, and others.
Peter Nichols, B.Comm., M.B.A.
Mr. Nichols has over 40 years of experience as a management and economic consultant, with particular expertise in the fields of general management, municipal finance, strategic planning, economic analysis, and program, project, and policy evaluation.
Stephen T.C. Adams, B.Comm., M.B.A.
Jane Somerville, B.A., M.B.A., FCMC
Maarten Ingen-Housz, B.A., M.A., M.Sc.
Mr. Ingen-Housz is a resource economist and management consultant with many years experience in socio-economic and economic evaluation and impact assessment, program evaluation, industry and regional analysis, and financial analysis.
Jeff Bellinger, B.A. (Honours), M.P.A.
Mr. Bellinger has considerable experience working in the public sector with particular expertise in the disciplines of intergovernmental relations, financial analysis, program and policy evaluation, project management and best practice research.
David Schaaf, B.A., M.A.
David has over thirteen years of experience as a management and economic consultant, with assignments that have included socio-economic analysis, program evaluation, facilitation, and strategic planning. He has been engaged in numerous assignments requiring excellent report preparation and writing skills, qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, strong interviewing and facilitation skills, as well as the ability to synthesize and analyze large amounts of information.
Dana Harper, B.Sc., M.Sc.
Dana Harper is experienced in socio-economic and land use assessments in support of regulatory applications. Her primary research experience includes interviewing, wildlife field work, literature reviews and reports, data interpretation and analysis.
Pearce Shewchuk, B.A. (Hon. Econ.), M.Sc.
Mr. Shewchuk is an experienced economist with a particular expertise in socio-economic impact assessment, cost-benefit analysis, municipal finance, growth and population modelling, and econometric analysis. He has appeared as an expert witness in front of various regulatory boards and courts in western Canada on behalf of clients that include members of private industry and government.
Reetu Schaaf, B.A., Cert. (Human Resources Management)
Ms. Schaaf is an experienced researcher, advisor and manager from the public sector environment. She joined Nichols earlier this year to enhance our municipal consulting capacity. Her background lends well to strategic and business planning, research and policy initiatives, facilitation, and multi-party agreement initiatives.
Ian Gray, B.Comm., M.A.
Mr. Gray brings a cross-section of private, not-for-profit and public sector research and operations experience to Nichols Applied Management. He has experience in the construction, energy services, housing, and environmental sectors, focusing on business development and production initiatives, both locally and internationally.
Projects Coordinator / Office Manager
Mary has exceptional organizational skills and coordinates many of the administrative and logistical aspects of the firm's projects. She is responsible for overall office management and the production of the firm's reports, including the preparation of appropriate graphics and client presentation materials.
Tracy Apoll, B.Comm., M.A., International Development
Ms. Apoll has a range of experience including program evaluation, community consultation and community development, organizational capacity building, service gap identification. She has worked with a variety of organizations such as Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op, and World Renew. Along with her track record of program evaluation and reporting, Tracy has a proven ability to engage with people and lead individuals and groups to productive solutions.
Stefan Shewchuk, B.M.
Stefan has experience supporting our professional staff on client assignments, including preparation of reports, research, maintenance of databases to support research activities, building and administering online surveys, and a background in reviewing and coding detailed data sets.
Hawley Campbell, B.Sc., M.sc.
Hawley Campbell has experience conducting economic and policy research in the fields of natural resources and the environment. She has worked on a variety of projects in both the academic and public sectors involving literature reviews, data analysis and interpretation, and report writing.