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 nearly twelve years' 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.
Patrycja Kujawa, B.A. (Honours), M.Sc.
An experienced manager and consultant, Ms. Kujawa's particular expertise lies in the energy and agricultural sectors as well as the methods necessary to analyze and develop those sectors. Ms. Kujawa's strengths include financial and economic research and analysis, project management and communications.
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.
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.
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.
Diana Staley, B.A., M.Sc.
Ms. Staley has a decade of broad experience in the public and private sector having carried out data collection and analysis including analysis of the economic and fiscal impacts of commercial and residential development in Rocky View County; economic impact analysis of increasing local food procurement by large institutions in Alberta; and other assignments.