Wayne Staudt, CPA-CA
As Acting CEO, Wayne Staudt, CPA, CA will provide management support to KHLP’s Operating Businesses and will oversee KHLP’s investments and business activities. Wayne has been a Chartered Professional Accountant for over 40 years and brings a wealth of senior financial and business management knowledge to KEL from his previous senior management positions with the City of Cranbrook, KPMG, and Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries.
Mirella Baillie, CPA-CGA-BMGT
Director of Finance
Recognized among the best tax and accountancy practitioners in the region, Mirella previously worked for KPMG, the CRA as a Federal Tax Auditor, as well as numerous other senior finance positions in Chicago. Mirella is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of KEL and all group companies. Mirella was born and raised in Cranbrook.
Kevin Weaver, MSc, RPF
Director of Business Development
Kevin is responsible for analyzing, developing and implementing an overarching business development plan for KEL and our business units. Kevin is a Registered Professional Forester and holds a Master of Science degree specializing in forest genetics. In his spare time, he enjoys wood carving and is a certified carving instructor. Kevin is also an active runner, mountain biker and vegetable gardener (even though he’s not very fond of eating vegetables).
Dalicia Reeser, BMGT
HR and Communications Administrator
As the HR & Communications Administrator, Dalicia assists in the hiring process and updating of company policies, oversees corporate social responsibility key performance indicators and employee benefits, produces high quality communication materials, and fulfills any necessary administration needs. She has previously worked as a marketing researcher in Budapest, and holds a private pilot license. Dalicia was born and raised in Boston, and has also lived in Prince Edward Island before moving to the Rockies.
Heather Burrows, MBA
Director of Strategic HR (On Leave)
Heather was among the first KEL employees, and a recent MBA graduate. She focuses on strategic HR for KEL and business units as well as managing our communication plan. Outside of work, Heather's priorities are spending time with her family and rock climbing with friends.
Aaron Higgs, BSC
President - Nupqu
Aaron provides support, direction and oversight to core management staff in Finance, Operations, Health and Safety, Human Resources and Business Development in his role as president of Nupqu. Before joining Nupqu, Aaron spent 12 years as a Project Manager and Geologist in the mineral exploration industry.