President
Tansley Associates

Mark G. Tansley

Chad started as an environmental field consultant at TAES for 8 years. Holding a B.Sc. in Geography from the University of Calgary, he began his TAES career as a field work consultant and moved on to a variety of managerial positions afterward. Chad enjoys handling the varying challenges of odorant projects, as well as the good company of his colleagues.

Outside of work, Chad likes skiing, playing hockey and baseball. His favorite place is Seattle — he makes the trip for the friendly atmosphere, fresh market food and, recently, a Toronto Blue Jays game. He also enjoys traveling with his two boys and fiancée.

A Significant TAES Project:

Chad helped install over 240 Nexen Shallow Gas wells during the oil boom in 2005. He managed the Sunshine Oilsands OSE drilling project, and recently facilitated the installation of two pump injection odorizers for the Alberta Newsprint Company.

Advice for a Recent Graduate:

“Spend your life working on whatever you’re most passionate about.”

I Would Change the Planet By:

“Giving everyone the opportunity for happiness and peace, in spite of differing beliefs.”

Senior Operations Manager, Odorant Division

Chad Marshall

Chad started as an environmental field consultant at TAES for 8 years. Holding a B.Sc. in Geography from the University of Calgary, he began his TAES career as a field work consultant and moved on to a variety of managerial positions afterward. Chad enjoys handling the varying challenges of odorant projects, as well as the good company of his colleagues.

Outside of work, Chad likes skiing, playing hockey and baseball. His favorite place is Seattle — he makes the trip for the friendly atmosphere, fresh market food and, recently, a Toronto Blue Jays game. He also enjoys traveling with his two boys and fiancée.

A Significant TAES Project: Chad helped install over 240 Nexen Shallow Gas wells during the oil boom in 2005. He managed the Sunshine Oilsands OSE drilling project, and recently facilitated the installation of two pump injection odorizers for the Alberta Newsprint Company.

Advice for a Recent Graduate: “Spend your life working on whatever you’re most passionate about.”

I Would Change the Planet By: “Giving everyone the opportunity for happiness and peace, in spite of differing beliefs.”

Financial Controller

Holly

Holly has been working as the TAES bookkeeper since 2005. She holds an Accounting degree from the Henderson College of Business, and has completed the Petroleum Land Administration program at SAIT Polytechnic. One of the largest projects Holly worked on was the merger of two companies (Mark’s father’s business and another environmental company) into what is now TAES. Holly’s favourite part of the job is her fellow TAES employees; everyone is a pleasure to work with.

Holly has lived in Alberta her whole life. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing and cattle-penning — she is a member of the Chinook Team Penning Association, and keeps five horses at her home. Holly loves riding her horses through Kananaskis Country.

Best Life Achievement: “Traveling to Guatemala with the Hearts & Hands Foundation, building stoves for the Mayan citizens. Many Mayan families still cook on an open, wood-burning fire that produces smoke-filled homes. Consequently, respiratory and eye disease, serious burns, and deforestation occurs.”

I’d Change the World By: “Ending world hunger.”

Advice for a Recent Graduate: “Work hard to achieve your goals!”

Odorant Supervisor

Jac Leeuwenburgh

Jac has been working for TAES since 2000, originally a senior field supervisor in the environmental field. He took the position of Odorant Supervisor for its flexibility and field-work opportunities — and to work with his wife, Carolyn, a TAES odorant technician. Together, Jac and Carolyn travel everywhere from Lethbridge, AB, to Fort St. John, B.C. and as far as Quebec City. They coordinate delivery of odorant to clients, work on clean-up jobs and uphold safety standards.

Jac holds a bio-sciences degree from the University of Calgary, and a land resource management diploma from Olds College. Outside of work, he enjoys racing radio-controlled cars on outdoor tracks, camping in the Albertan wilderness, and spending time with his six children.

Favourite Place: Being in the fresh Rocky Mountain air.

Advice for a Recent Graduate: “Keep it cheap when you start off — no fancy trucks in the oil field!”

I Would Change the Planet By: “Getting rid of the ‘career politician’ by limiting politicians to two terms.”

Training Supervisor

Don Peterson

Don has been working for the Tansley family since the 1980s, when Mark’s father owned the company (then named T9 Products). He managed the odorant division and now works part-time on various projects. Over the years, Don helped grow the odorant business from a very small division to over 300 customers. He set up odorant sites on monumental projects like the TransCanada Pipeline and the Canadian/U.S. Alliance Pipeline.

Outside of work, Don enjoys camping in his holiday trailer and woodworking. He volunteers as a board member at the Bowden Friendship Centre in Alberta, organizing events and connections within the community. He enjoys the occasional trip to Disneyland, but is always happy to return to his Bowden farm.

Best Life Achievement: Working with his wife on the TransCanada pipeline system in 1986. They’ve now been married 53 years and have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

I Would Change the Planet By: “Achieving peace within the world and a harmonious community for everyone.”

Advice for a Recent Graduate: “Pick a job you enjoy — something you want to wake up in the morning for. And once you find it, always be on time!”

Sales and Account Manager

Luci Tansley

Educational background:
Graduated Mount Royal University with a business degree and minor in accounting.

Hobbies outside of work:
When not at work I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends. Activities I enjoy doing with my family and friends include hiking, spending time at the lake in Sicamous, skiing and playing high level soccer.

Family Info:
Mom (Kathleen Tansley), Dad (Mark Tansley) and younger sister (Georgia Tansley).

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory
-Dr. Seuss

Achievement you are most proud of:
Winning two Canadian National Championship titles with Calgary Foothills Soccer Club. My first National Championship title was in 2008 with Foothills Colts and then again in 2009 with Foothills Athletics. The second achievement I am very proud of is accomplishing the West Coast Trail with my dad and younger sister. The West Coast trail is a 76km 6 day backpacking trip along the west coast.

Your Favorite Place:
My favorite place in the entire world is my family cabin located in Sicamous BC.

What advice would you offer a recent graduate?

To continually look for those opportunities that challenge your personal abilities.
No matter how you feel or what has happened in your life; get up, dress up, show up and never give up
If you could fix something on this planet, what would it be?
Poverty, Hunger and lack of clean drinking water. I believe in the power of giving back. Living in a developed country has given myself along with millions of other people the opportunity to live a successful life however, I believe that the power in giving back to those less fortunate has extremely beneficial outcomes.

P.Eng

Dan McCormack

Tansley is fortunate to have Dan working with us. Dan is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of gas utility and upstream oil and gas experience. As VP Dan brings his extensive experience, imagination and enthusiasm to the industry and supervises the expanded products and services we supply to the odorant industry.

Outside of work, Dan spends his time with his wife and two kids enjoying hiking, skiing, movies, photography and eating. Dan is also an active volunteer in the community. When all of those commitments are done, Dan has also been known to jam with friends, play a few hands of online poker and spend the odd all nighter on a video game.

Dan lives his favorite quote “It is a great day”.

 

If you could fix something on this planet, what would it be?

I would like us to stop defining people as part of some group and start thinking of them as individuals. I believe that peace, happiness and prosperity would be the result.