As the Civil Discipline Lead at Ecora, Adam Hammoud possesses a solid two-year tenure at the company, managing multi-disciplinary projects and leading the civil engineering team across British Columbia. His role also involves working closely with many of our First Nation clients in the Lower Mainland. Drawn to civil engineering by his childhood interest in building and his aptitude for physics and mathematics, Adam is driven by a passion for creating infrastructure that nurtures communities and safeguards the environment.
Adam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences in Civil Engineering with a minor in Management Sciences. His expertise lies in managing multi-disciplinary projects and solving complex, often unconventional problems for clients. An operationally focused leader, Adam champions change within his team, fostering an environment that encourages continuous improvement in both the team and the overall business.
Adam’s interpretation of Ecora’s core values—People, Environment, Relationships, and Community—underscores the importance of putting people first, protecting the environment, fostering relationships, and feeling at home within a community. He believes in the power of individual commitment to these values, supporting his team by creating an environment that encourages the pursuit of these principles.
Adam’s approach to project management is meticulous—documenting everything, maintaining a to-do list, and checking things off only when they are complete. His most challenging project involved a brownfield land development project, which he navigated successfully by coordinating multiple technical disciplines within Ecora.
Adam advises those interested in joining Ecora to value continuous learning and information sharing. He believes that various types of people can thrive at Ecora as long as they align with the company’s values. As an engineer, Adam views the mind as the most valuable tool, unlocking all other tools.
Adam’s favourite aspect of working at Ecora is the diverse set of skills within the company, which facilitates the easy resolution of complex problems. In his view, clients choose to work with Ecora because of the company’s honesty and commitment to its values.
First Nation Client Manager
Kelsey is from Fort St John and is a member of the Bigstone Cree Nation with more than twenty years’ experience specializing in oil and gas applications and negotiations. He has worked with First Nations for the greater part of his career starting with Halfway River First Nation in the early part of his career as the Forestry Technician / Oil and Gas Liaison dealing with all aspects of Government and stakeholders regarding a variety of energy and resources. Kelsey then went on to the private sector as one of only a few Land Agents in the Province of British Columbia. Kelsey then expanded his skill set by working with the BC oil and Gas Commission in the corporate Land Management unit during which time he also taught First Nations Studies 102 for the Northern Lights College at night. Kelsey’s last position was working back with the Halfway River First Nation as the director of lands where he received recognition by Treaty 8 Tribal association of British Columbia and British Columbia Treaty 8 Chiefs as “Keeper of the Land”.
Director of Finance
Kim brings a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years in the accounting field. A Chartered Professional Accountant, Kim spent a significant portion of her career in public practice before transitioning to various controller roles over the past eight years. She now oversees a team handling all aspects of financial accounting, reporting, tax reporting, cash flow management, budgeting, and forecasting.
An expert of Excel, Kim works hard to improve and grow in her mastery of the program to find new ways to work more productively and efficiently. Beyond her professional roles, what she cherishes most about Ecora is the vibrant energy and positivity of the people, making every workday an enjoyable experience.
Shikun or “Ran” as he’s known, is a co-founder of Ecora’s series of companies and a senior forestry consultant specializing in forest ecology and inventory. As the team lead of the forest ecology and inventory discipline group, Ran employs a leadership style characterized by setting high standards for himself and leading by example. He prides himself on being a hands-on project manager, constantly exploring and testing new ideas to enhance project results and efficiency.
Ran is a passionate advocate of diversity, celebrating the range of countries, continents, ethnic backgrounds, languages, and cultures represented in his team and the wider Ecora family. This diversity, he believes, underpins Ecora’s founding principle of putting ‘people first’ and drives their success as a company. Beyond his professional pursuits, Ran enjoys the abundance of outdoor activities BC offers, from gardening and golfing to exploring new places in the province.
Stephanie’s academic foundation was built at the University of Calgary, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Business Management. Her journey continued at Mount Royal University where she completed a Diploma in Human Resources. Stephanie brings a wealth of experience to Ecora, having returned to the HR field after a seven-year hiatus, and she’s loving her role more than ever.
Stephanie believes in supporting her team to help them flourish, which in turn benefits Ecora’s clientele and community. She also sees the importance of a healthy corporate culture as it significantly influences daily work experiences and overall job performance. Outside of her professional pursuits, Stephanie enjoys the endless outdoor activities that Kelowna has to offer.