About Us

Our Company

Who is Evolution Geomatics?

Evolution Geomatics is a privately owned and operated, full-suite GIS & Remote Sensing firm formed in 2012 as the result of an amalgamation of the GIS departments of Lorrnel Consultants and Ever Green Land Use Consulting.  Over the past 34yrs, Evolution has worked directly with Industry, Federal, Provincial and Local Government, NGO's, Academic Institutions and Private Partners in Oil& Gas, Forestry, Mining & Aggregates, Renewable & Alternative Resources and many more.  Our expertise is in the harmonization of geospatial services and customized solutions to add immediate value and efficiency to our client’s projects and processes. 

Our Health & Safety Credentials

What is our ability to manage your risk?

ISNetworld Member Contractor

Avetta

 

ComplyWorks

Workplace Safety Certificate of Recognition

 

Alberta Construction Safety Association - Workplace Certificate of Recognition (COR)

Registered and recognized by ISNetworld, Avetta & Complyworks Safety Compliance Systems

Transport Canada - Special Flight Operating Certificate (AB, SK, MB, YK, NT, NU)

$5,000,000 Liability Insurance for UAV Operations

$5,000,000 Liability for General Liability

$5,000,000 Auto Insurance

Zero LTI (Lost Time Incident) Safety Record

Our Affiliations

As a member of The Lorrnel Group, Evolution Geomatics is proud to be recognized by the following Organizations and Regulatory Authorities:

Transport Canada

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Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

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College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists

Alberta Sand & Gravel Association

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists

Canadian Land Reclamation Association

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Canadian Heavy Oil Association

Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors

Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration

Our Team

The group that makes it happen!

Nathan CicoriaPresident; Co-Owner

Nathan Cicoria

President; Co-Owner

Nathan has been with The Lorrnel Group since its inception in 1982.  In his current role as President for both Evolution Geomatics and Ever Green Land Use Consulting, Nathan brings an extensive range of personal and professional experiences to the Evolution team ranging from Strategic Planning, Business Development, Project Management, Research & Development and extensive field experience.

Having served as an Athlete, Head Coach – National Development and eventually the High Performance Director for the Canadian National Bobsleigh & Skeleton teams between the years of 2006-2014, participating in the Olympic Winter Games in 2002, 2006, 2010 & 2014.

  • BSc. Environmental Science (Geography) – University of Calgary ‘01

Justin Quesnel

General Manager & Flight Operations Manager

As a GIS / Cartographic Specialist with extensive practical experience in the design and maintenance of GIS and geodatabase structures.  Prior to coming to Evolution 2012, Justin served as GPS Development Lead for Backroads Mapbooks and as an Archaeological Consultant for a variety of Western Canadian firms, providing field services and in remote locations.

  • BA (Human Geography) – Sir Wilfrid Laurier University ‘03
  • Post-Grad Diploma (GIS Cartographic Specialist) – Sir Sanford Fleming College ‘04
Justin QuesnelGeneral Manager & Flight Operations Manager
Olga KraynovaGIS Analyst

Olga Kraynova

GIS Analyst

Olga’s education and international work experience in the fields of Environmental Science and GIS applications has been pivotal in the development of Evolution Geomatics as an industry leader.  Her strong accumen with geospatial and statistical analyses, cartography, database development, quality assurance \ quality control and technical writing skills have proven invaluable to the success of our organization.

  • BSc. Ecology & Environmental Mgmt – Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia ‘05
  • MSc. Geography, Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia ‘07
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology (GIS) – SAIT Polytechnic ‘15

Olesia Baklanova

GIS Analyst

Olesia has an impressive background in Information Technology and Geographic Information Systems.  After spending three years working as an IT Analyst for an Energy Utility company in Russia, she moved to Canada and enrolled in the SAIT Polytechnic – GIS Program, which she has successfully finished with Honors in 2016.

  • Bachelor of Information System Security – Tula State University, Tula, Russia ‘08
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology w/ Honours (GIS)  –  SAIT Polytechnic ‘16
Olesia BaklanovaGIS Analyst
Susie SaundersGIS Analyst

Susie Saunders

GIS Analyst

Susie has been an invaluable member of The Lorrnel Group since 2001, specializing in Timber Damage Assessments, Stakeholder Consultation Management and supporting our QAQC processes. Susie is a UofL Alumnus and works remotely from Red Deer, AB.

  • BSc. Geography (GIS) – University of Lethbridge ‘01

Brian Hamilton

UAV Pilot & GIS Technician

Brian has been with The Lorrnel Group since 2008.  He has served many roles within the company, and upon receipt of his GIS Certificate from SAIT was able to add process advisor and mentor to his resume.  Brian has been heavily involved in the development of our remote sensing and data acquisition services and is an accomplished UAV (Rotary Wing) pilot and 3D point cloud processing.

  • GIS Certificate – SAIT Polytechnic ‘13
Brian HamiltonUAV Pilot & GIS Technician
Bevan CochranGIS Analyst

Bevan Cochran

GIS Analyst

With over 20years as a dedicated employee with the Lorrnel Group, Bevan has single handedly digitized, scanned, normalized and compiled Evolution’s entire data library for Western Canada.  Bevan has been contributing to the success of the company and plans to retire when he’s good and ready.

  • GIS Certificate – SAIT Polytechnic ‘93
Our History

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Originally founded by Connie Down-Cicoria in 1982, Lorrnel Consultants opened its doors amidst the downturn of the National Energy Program as a front-end regulatory and stakeholder management service to the Oil & Gas exploration sector in Alberta and throughout Western Canada.  In 1984 Andy Cicoria joined the company as partner, leaving behind a position as President of Canadian Operations for US-based Century Geophysical.  

In 1991, Ever Green Land Use Consulting was created to better serve our Forestry clients, focusing on FMA Management and Timber Damage Assessment.  

In 2001, Nathan Cicoria joined the company, becoming Lorrnel's first Manager of Environment and was tasked with creating a new division focusing on Environmental Assessment and Field Services.  Nathan subsequently left the company in 2006 to pursue other interests in Olympic Sport.  Shortly thereafter, Jordan Cicoria joined the team and remains with the company to this day.  Jordan worked his way through the company in a variety of roles and eventually was named Connie & Andy's successor as President of Lorrnel Consultants in 2008.  

In 2012, Evolution Geomatics was formed as an amalgamation of the GIS departments of Lorrnel and Ever Green and has since charted its own highly successful path into the Canadian "Reality Capture" and Mapping / GIS Industries.

After an eight (8) year hiatus, Nathan rejoined the family business in 2014 as the President of Ever Green and Evolution Geomatics.  Together, Jordan and Nathan lead the trio of companies, now operating under the banner of "The Lorrnel Group"  into the next generation, remaining at the forefront of the industry serving our clients needs through our expertise in the fields of Regulatory & Compliance, Land Use & Stakeholder Management,  GIS & Cartographic Services, Environmental Assessment, Asset & Liability Management and Exploration Project Management. 

Connie, Andy, Jordan and Nathan are still waiting for their daughter / sister Courtney Cicoria to join the company ...... but as a successful Dive Master and Entrepreneur travelling the world, we are all incredibly envious and live vicarious through her many exploits and adventures.

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