Bev was born and raised in Muskoka, has 10 years of academic training and over 20 years of applied experience as an aquatic ecologist. She is involved in all aspects of her projects including project management, completion of ecological inventories, detailing site specific opportunities and constraints, development of practical solutions to issues encountered, report writing, and attendance at meetings and hearings. Bev has completed the MTO/MNR/DFO Fisheries Training and is familiar with the agencies’ requirements to secure necessary fisheries approvals. Bev regularly works on both small projects and within large multi-disciplinary teams, providing expertise and developing mitigation measures to reduce impacts resulting from development. She has completed ecological inventories, provided clients with site-specific opportunities and constraints, and has reviewed development plans in the context of the environmental tools available through local, provincial, and federal policies through-out Muskoka and the rest of the province. Bev has been qualified by and given evidence at the Ontario Municipal Board on several occasions. Bev has been a member of the Gravenhurst Environmental Advisory Committee for 8 years; this committee provides advice to council on environmental matters.