To be stewards of the environment in which we live, the communities in which we play, and the field to which we contribute knowledge.

Mission Statement

To be leaders in the fields of environmental science and industrial hygiene, and provide clients with creative solutions to their challenges, on-time and on-budget.

Our Team

Our team of consultants have the combined experience and certification to manage a diversity of environmental consulting scenarios.

Scott Steer graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1997 and Master of Environmental Toxicology degree in 2005. Scott has more than 20 years of experience in the contaminated sites industry and specializes in the performance and technical management of human health and ecological risk assessments for properties with soil, sediment, groundwater, surface water and air contamination.

Scott is a Risk Assessment Specialist with the Society of Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals (CSAP) of British Columbia. CSAP members are professionals who have undergone stringent technical evaluation and have been appointed by the British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV) to review applications for regulatory instruments and recommend to ENV when they should be issued. Scott is also a Registered Professional Biologist in the Province of British Columbia.

  • Master of Environmental Toxicology, Simon Fraser University, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science, Simon Fraser University, 1997.
  • Registered Professional Biologist (R.P.Bio.) – BC College of Applied Biology
  • Approved Professional (Risk) – Society of Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals (CSAP) of British Columbia

Jeremy Phelan is an environmental scientist holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in chemistry from the University of Calgary. Jeremy has a strong background in hazardous material assessment (asbestos, lead, silica, mould) and industrial hygiene, and human health and ecological risk assessment for contaminated sites with working experience in the hydro-electric, land development, housing, energy, mining, forestry, transportation and highways, and habitat compensation sectors British Columbia, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories.

Jeremy is a Scientist and Project Manager and applies himself in both lead and supporting roles providing technical support; client care; budgeting; contractor coordination, supervision, and training; and field work and reporting for monitoring and assessment projects. Jeremy’s education and experience working within hazardous materials and contaminated sites portfolios make him a valuable asset for implementing and executing monitoring and sampling programs, and analyzing and reporting on laboratory results.

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science – Chemistry Concentration: University of Calgary (2008)
  • British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) – Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.)
  • USEPA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Building Inspector
  • NIOSH 582 Equivalency Certificate – Sampling & Evaluating Airborne Asbestos Fibers
  • Asbestos Identification Using Polarized Light Microscopy (MICA Institute)
  • Certified Lead Inspector and Risk Assessor (Washington State Dept. of Commerce)
  • Certified Mold Inspector Assessor (ESA – FAL)
  • X-Ray Fluorescence Operator (NRCan NDTCB)
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (OSHA, 40-hour course)
  • Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Technician (Justice Institute of BC)
  • Radon Measurement Professional (C-NRPP/CARST)
  • Structural Pesticide Applicator Certification (BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy)
  • Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED Level A (Canadian Red Cross)
  • TDG, WHMIS, H2S Alive, Ground Disturbance Supervisor

Jennifer Mayberry is an environmental scientist with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in contaminated sites assessment, remediation, human health and ecological risk assessment, and environmental program management working as an environmental consultant, an advisor on sustainability and environmental projects for a federal government department, and the environmental manager for a large local government.

Jenn has a strong background in contaminated sites, hazardous materials, environmental protection, environmental emergency response, waste reduction and diversion, environmental policy development, and managing regulatory enforcement and compliance.

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Geology with Environmental Science, University of Western Ontario, 1998
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction.
  • USEPA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Building Inspector

Ryan Blake is a mechanical engineering technologist with a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University. Ryan has professional credentials to conduct hazardous materials assessments and industrial hygiene activities for municipalities, energy utilities, health authorities, insurance, restoration, construction, real estate, private commercial, and homeowner clients throughout the Okanagan and Kootenay regions.

Ryan has over four years of experience in the hazardous materials field and has been involved in hundreds of projects related to hazardous materials surveys, risk assessment and exposure control plan development, abatement monitoring for renovation, restoration, and/or demolition of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional structures focusing predominantly on characterization of asbestos, lead-based paint, and mold.

  • Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering Technology, Wayne State University, 2004
  • USEPA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Building Inspector, 2017

Lisa Rein has over 22 years’ experience in Finance and Operations Management, with 19 of those years working at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. Calling Nelson home since fall of 2017, Lisa has been working part time for Interior Health and the Regional District of Central Kootenay, as well as running her Airbnb.

Currently working part time for Steer Environmental, Lisa takes care of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Invoicing, Payroll and our general operational requirements.

  • Applied Project Management – Simon Fraser University, Continuing Studies (2015)

Core Values

We believe in the well-being of our environment, our communities, our employees, and our clients, and encourage a work culture where our people are empowered to embody the values of reliability, professionalism, honesty, and fair compensation.


  • We take pride in quality of how we interact with and what we deliver
  • We exemplify strong leadership qualities to encourage co-operation and
    empowerment within the organization.
  • We consistently and proactively take action to manage risk and
  • We take care and attention to detail on micro- and macro-level aspects of
    our interactions.


  • We employ strong problem solving skills and creative approaches.
  • We exercise sound judgement and make decisions based on accurate
    and timely analysis.
  • We consistently deliver services on-time and on-budget.


  • We embody community-first, altruistic values in achieving client-centric
  • We demonstrate a high level of integrity and dependability with a strong
    sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • We are sincere and stand behind our words and actions.

Fair Compensation

  • We believe the reciprocity of fair compensation is an expectation for
    employees and from clients based