Brodie Allen, SR/WA
One event, viewed by four individuals, results in four truths. – Stephen Hawking
As the President and Founder of Evolve, Brodie is accountable for setting the strategic direction of Evolve’s operations, as well as leading and motivating the team to execute the company’s vision. Brodie began career in the right of way industry in 2000 as a field agent and quickly learned how to manage a team and work on complex projects. In 2007 he struck out on his own and founded Evolve with the vision of creating a service provider who would advocate for industry and landowners – mitigating the impacts of projects for stakeholders, while supporting responsible development, a vision which he lives and shares with the Evolve team today.
Brodie is passionate about continuous improvement and ongoing education for the right of way profession, putting countless hours of volunteer efforts in with the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) and specific focus on this objective. With SR/WA and PSL designations Brodie brings professionalism and a depth of knowledge in strategically engaging with stakeholders of all types on any size projects. His understanding of the business of right-of-way in Canada and the USA enables clients to benefit from best practices in multiple industries, issue management and precise recommendations for project success. Brodie brings a wealth of expertise at an international level that gives Evolve clients a rare strategic advantage in complex projects. He is currently serving as the Canadian Energy Regulator advisor for the IRWA.
In his personal life, Brodie enjoys spending as much time with his family as he can. Whether enjoying a relaxing day on the lake together, volunteering with his kid’s sports, or having a mini-getaway with his wife, Brodie always makes quality time with family a priority.
Trevor Martens, SR/WA
VP, Field Operations
Don’t mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness.
– Carson Kolhoffor
Since beginning his surface land career in 2002, Trevor has developed into a motivating and charismatic leader, who encourages his team to use creative ideas to complete project in an efficient manner.
Trevor has had the unique experience of being engaged within all of our divisions. His career started with a focus in Upstream, but has expanded to Midstream, Telecommunications, Power and Renewable.
Starting as Evolve’s seventh ever employee, Trevor has seen Evolve grow from a small, intimate office into a large service-provider for all of Western Canada. His upbeat and engaging personality is not only asset with regards to client relations – but also in ensuring Evolve’s culture is a positive and welcoming atmosphere.
Outside of the office, Trevor has received his SR/WA (Senior Right-of-Way Agent) Designation from the IRWA (International Right of Way Association). Trevor served as IRWA Chapter 48 President for 2016-2017 and is currently the Chair of the Credentialing Committee. In addition, he is a certified instructor with the IRWA, teaching various courses including communications and project management focused courses.
Something you might not know about him – Trevor has a minor in music and can play three instruments. Bet you can’t guess which ones!
Since starting her career with Evolve in 2011, Charmaine has become an integral part of Evolve’s day-to-day operations. Accountable for overseeing anything on the operational side of the business, Charmaine is the go-to for anything our team members need, while also supporting clients with matters associated with accounting and business practices.
With a focus on details, a knack for numbers and organization, Charmaine is a key cog in basically everything that is Evolve behind the scenes. From being the first point of contact for new team members, to overseeing IT needs, to team building ... she is the force that keeps Evolve’s doors open and lights on!
On the personal side – Charmaine has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Lethbridge and has completed the Executive Development Course with McGill University. She lives in Airdrie, where she was born and raised and is now raising her two girls here. Between spending time at her “happy place” (the family’s lake lot) and running around with kids and dogs, Charmaine enjoys the work-life balance that a career at Evolve provides.
Since launching his career in surface land in 2004, Jerad has gained experience in project management and field engagement with a focus in upstream oil and gas. Raised on a large farming and ranching operation in Southern Alberta, along with earning a technical education, Jerad has a unique perspective on the business of right-of-way land acquisition. Having been a partner in two other successful brokers, he has been involved in thousands of effective negotiations and multiple, large scale land acquisition programs, proving his ability to view projects from a business model standpoint.
As our VP Upstream Oil & Gas, Jerad ensures Upstream projects are executed properly through process development; that clients are satisfied with what we deliver; and that we are responsibly resourced in order to effectively service our clients.
A continuous learner, Jerad reads, on average, a book a week. For furthering his industry knowledge, he is involved with the IRWA (International Right of Way Association), sitting on the education committee to educate and evolve the role of a Right-of-Way agent beyond the traditional "Landman."
Director, Market Development
“Everyone smiles in the same language.” – George Carlin
Mike was born and raised in Calgary and his experiences in southern Alberta shaped his passion for business and industry. With 20 years of experience in business he learned the importance of building relationships for long-term success. As Director of Market Development for Evolve, Mike is responsible for all aspects of strategic growth including business development, client retention, market acumen, and corporate initiatives. He joined Evolve in the summer of 2020 after 14 years with a geomatics & engineering firm where he worked closely with right-of-way companies across Canada. His in-depth experience has built his unique talents, a strong sense of business and a nose for growth, greatly complementing the Evolve corporate team.
In 2003 Mike received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in Applied Energy Economics from the University of Calgary. As a committed lifelong learner, he has also taken many courses to build his knowledge and skills including Karrass Negotiation, Leadership with the University of Alberta, Project Management, Advanced Business Development, and he is planning to continue with a post graduate degree in the near future. Mike has also volunteered with the IRWA for several years as Social, Chair, Industry Chair and Chapter 48 Vice President.
In his down time Mike is somewhere outside exploring in the mountains, foothills and plains with his wife and children. He is a passionate outdoorsman and naturalist, often mentoring others in their own explorations.