StoneCroft Project Engineering | Our People
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Our People

StoneCroft’s professional and technical staff have diverse education, training and experience backgrounds, enabling us to successfully complete the most challenging resource industry engineering projects.  We have extensive experience in managing major construction contracts, where we supervise and assure all technical aspects of the project.  The experience gained from our heavy construction background makes our designs practical and cost effective to construct, with a focus on worker safety.

At StoneCroft, we strive to maintain a culture of being practical, innovative, flexible, safe and hard working.  We use excellent, ongoing communication to ensure successful project completion.

Our staff have a diverse combination of skill sets and qualifications to ensure the best person is available for any required role on a project, including:

  • Professional Engineers (Forest and Civil), registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC and Engineers Yukon
  • Registered Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals
  • Civil and Structural Technologists, registered with Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC
  • Engineers-in-Training, enrolled with Engineers and Geoscientists BC
  • Drafting Technicians
  • Summer and Co-Op Students
  • Qualified and experienced specialist associates in various disciplines, including structural, geotechnical / geological, hydrotechnical, materials and construction

Principals

Lee Deslauriers, PEng, RPF is a Professional Engineer (BC and Yukon) and Registered Professional Forester, who is a Principal and Managing Engineer of StoneCroft.  Lee has a degree in Forest Operations/ Forest Engineering from UBC in Vancouver, with exchanges to South Africa and New Zealand for a global perspective.  Lee has worked in forest and civil engineering since 1995, specializing in the design and construction of roads, bridges, structures and log handling facilities in steep and challenging terrain.  Lee’s diverse experience spans the natural resource industries including forestry, First Nations infrastructure, mining, run-of-river power projects, wind farms and aquaculture, as well as recreational and parks structures.  Lee ensures there is a focus on collaboration, safety and practicality in all of our projects, which is founded on an extensive construction and project management background.

Lee is a specialist bridge and road auditor with the BC Forest Practices Board, and volunteers with Engineers and Geoscientists BC as the Past Chair of Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division (formerly DEGIRS) and the Joint Practices Board (JPB).  Lee has also spent over 15 years as a volunteer patroller at Mount Cain on Vancouver Island.

Casey Beaton, BSc (Geology) is a Principal, as well as our Administration and Safety Manager, who has been with StoneCroft since 1997. Casey has developed and administered our SAFE Company Certification through the BC Forest Safety Council and manages the administration of the company, as well as being an experienced drafter and surveyor.

Our Founder

G. Glen Beaton, PEng (Non-Practising) is an incomparable civil engineer who started working in the coastal BC forest industry in 1971 and founded StoneCroft in 1989.  Glen’s mentoring of our crew has ensured the long-term continuity of the practical, professional and ethical focus at StoneCroft.  Glen is now fully “retired” from engineering and spends his days working on StoneCroft Farm raising turkeys with his wife Kathy, but he continues to provide advice and technical reviews to our staff, sharing the wisdom gained from his vast experience.

Glen was the recipient of the 2010 “Forest Engineering Award of Excellence”, awarded jointly by Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the Association of BC Forest Professionals for his outstanding lifetime of work in the forest industry.

Engineers and Technologists

Brian Peeters, PEng is a Civil Engineer with a degree from UBC Okanagan, who also has an advanced diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from Camosun College.  Brian has over 7 years experience in the resource industry and heavy civil construction, with a solid experience background in structural, geotechnical and forest engineering. Brian has extensive knowledge in the design, construction and inspection of permanent and temporary bridges, retaining walls, and major earth works across the West Coast of British Columbia. He has proven management, problem solving skills and is committed to finding the best solutions for clients with a common sense approach and effective risk management.

Rance Robazza, PEng is a Civil Engineer with a degree from UBC, who first joined StoneCroft in 2010. Rance has been StoneCroft’s project manager for Western Forest Products, North Island Forest Operation since 2013 and Central Island Forest Operation since 2017. He has successfully coordinated all of our professional engineering services over this period, including supervising several major bridge construction contracts and hundreds of bridge inspections. Rance has extensive experience in all of our practice areas, including managing our client’s bridge inspection, maintenance, design and installation programs.

Brad Beaton, AScT is a Senior Civil Engineering Technologist, who has been with StoneCroft since 1994. Brad has extensive experience in all of our practice areas including surveying, conceptual and detailed drafting and design using AutoCAD Civil 3D, bridge inspections and construction supervision. In addition to his extensive engineering and design experience, Brad has personally constructed close to 1000 engineered structures, earning an outstanding reputation in the industry as an innovative supervisor and builder who keeps his projects on time and under budget. The specialist dual roles that Brad performs as both project engineer and technical crib / bridge builder is incomparable in the industry. Brad has a full array of saws and construction equipment that he routinely uses to work with our client’s road crews to construct technical log cribbing and log stringer bridges, log dumps, permanent bridges, as well as bridge maintenance and repairs. This ensures the job is done consistently with StoneCroft’s high standards, and provides major cost efficiencies for our clients.

Adam Christensen, AScT is a Senior Civil Engineering Technologist, who has been with StoneCroft since 2008.  Adam has a Diploma of Technology in Civil Engineering from British Columbia Institute of Technology.   He has extensive experience in all our practice areas including surveying, conceptual and detailed drafting and design using AutoCAD Civil 3D, bridge inspections and construction supervision, and has been StoneCroft’s main project manager for Island Timberlands since 2012.  Adam has successfully coordinated and supervised numerous major bridge construction contracts and major dryland log sort construction projects at Island Terminals (Duke Point) and Shoemaker Bay (Port Alberni), including installation of floating steel skidways, asphalt and concrete decks and major rock quarries and marine infills.

Dwayne Cybak, EIT is a Civil Engineer-in-Training who joined StoneCroft in 2017.  Dwayne is graduate of UBC Okanagan, and has an advanced diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from Camosun College.   Prior to starting on with StoneCroft, he had some experience in land development, civil infrastructure design, and transportation engineering. He has also worked two previous work terms with StoneCroft as a summer student and is currently managing Western Forest Products bridge inspections, maintenance, designs and installations for their Nootka Sound Forest Operation.  Dwayne also has an interest in UAV and photogrametry technology with applications in surveying.

Shannon Campbell, GradTech is a Civil Engineering Technologist who joined StoneCroft in 2015.  Shannon brings design and road construction experience from her previous work for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in and around Dawson Creek, as well as a summer spent on a maintenance road crew between the Willow Creek and Brule Mines outside Chetwynd, BC. She is currently our project manager for Western Forest Products, CIFO Englewood Operation, and is gaining design, bridge inspection and project engineering experience with StoneCroft.

Ryan Wiggins, GradTech is a Civil Engineering Technologist registered with ASTTBC. He brings drafting and field experience from his previous work for Golder Associates and Wildwoods Reforestation. Since graduating from the Civil Engineering Technologist program at Camosun College in Victoria, BC and joining StoneCroft in October of 2016, Ryan has eagerly taken on a variety of challenging projects and is continuing to gain design and project engineering experience.

Drafting and Support

Dan Tipton is our Senior Drafting Technician and Information Technology Coordinator, with a background and education in Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, and Business Administration. Dan joined StoneCroft in 2012 and has extensive experience with technical drafting of conceptual and structural designs using AutoCAD Civil 3D, assisting with bridge inspections, total station surveying, and associated office reporting.

Jaclyn Petersen is a Drafting Technician who has worked with StoneCroft since 2016.  In addition to drafting, data entry, surveying and bridge inspections Jaclyn has recently completed a program in Computer Aided Drafting and Design fundamentals from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).  Prior to working with StoneCroft, Jaclyn worked in the Yukon Territory running heavy equipment in a gold mine, giving her a unique perspective in the resource industry.