MODUS has attracted skilled, independent professionals to enhance our services and add to our sectoral reach. Learn more about these trusted colleagues, who work on some of our most exciting projects.
Krystie Babalos is an experienced sustainability planner and project manager with a background in sustainability strategy, policy development and public and stakeholder engagement. Krystie has facilitated many diverse groups in complex and multi-jurisdictional planning and engagement projects. Krystie applies participatory planning to solve complex problems, and supports projects with clear visioning and strategy, process integrity and implementation support in order to develop community-based plans, policies and actions. She is certified with the International Association of Public Participation BC (IAP2). Krystie also has a passion for high quality urban design and architecture and is the Vice President of Babco Equities, a social purpose real estate group, now specializing in Passive House commercial development.
Katie Hamilton is a recognized organizational leader and strategic communicator. Her core professional interest is helping public-serving organizations change how they do business, how they involve their communities, and how they engage their staff. As Director of Strategic Planning and Citizen Engagement for the City of Victoria, Katie led broad service areas including strategic and operational planning, communications and citizen engagement, including open government initiatives and media relations. Working as a consultant, she can help build and lead project teams, review and develop transformative organizational systems, and establish new standards for reporting, customer service, communications, and public engagement. Katie also has a strong strategic communications, issues management and media background, having been the City’s media contact and spokesperson, and Public Information Officer for the Victoria Emergency Management Agency, for over 10 years.
Malcolm MacLean is a junior planner with a background in environmental programming and policy. He has developed strong multimedia, communications, and engagement skill sets to compliment more technical planning and environmental knowledge. He feels at home when translating technical information into easily understood stories to present in any format from print to in-person to video. Malcolm is energized by complex problems and loves to facilitate solutions focused discussion. He is also skilled at recording, distilling, and reporting on both quantitative and qualitative input gathered through engagement processes.
Christina Ray designs planning processes, facilitates community dialogue, and helps organizations foster innovation and collaboration. A seasoned facilitator, teacher, and community-builder, she helps cultivate the qualities that enable organizations to flourish in a complex and rapidly-changing environment. Christina has more than 20 years of experience with capacity-building processes, including community engagement, strategic planning, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation, program and grant development, adult education, and volunteer engagement. With an M.A. in Leadership and a position as adjunct faculty and project coach in the Leadership stream at the Vancouver School of Theology, Christina follows the participatory leadership approach embodied in the Art of Hosting.
Ian Scott is an urban planner and project manager with 15 years of experience in sustainable community planning and design, downtown and community planning, and urban and affordable housing development. A LEED-ND accredited professional, Ian worked extensively on the Dockside Green project in Victoria, has supported multiple Passive House projects, and co-authored a report on the Business Case for Passive House. He brings broad knowledge and expertise in project visioning, project strategy, site analysis and design, development pro-formas and financial analysis, neighbourhood planning, policy development and mapping.
Sarah Wilmot is an environmental planner with fourteen years of experience. She has worked on a variety of sustainable community planning, community engagement, and strategic planning projects. She has evaluated and developed financial plans, conducted detailed triple bottom line analyses, and has a demonstrated ability to work successfully with municipal decision making processes. Sarah takes great satisfaction in helping clients work through complex information and arrive at sound conclusions. In addition to her technical abilities, She is skilled in project management, group facilitation, and conflict management.
Peter Whitelaw is a specialist in sustainable development and a strong project manager and collaborative leader who excels in challenging situations. In 12 years of community and development planning and corporate environmental management, he has consistently innovated in zoning, long-range strategic planning, performance management and private-sector sustainable development strategies. His greatest passion is defining sustainability clearly and practically, creating lasting value for communities, clients and colleagues.