Our Team

Our team of experienced professionals possess backgrounds in planning, landscape architecture, engineering, business administration and environmental studies.  Working together, we utilize our broad knowledge base to address the specific and often unique needs of our clients.

Brent Harley

President, B.E.S., B.L.A., M.B.A.

Brent Harley has been involved in all aspects of resort development for the past thirty-five years.

With Bachelor degrees in environmental studies and landscape architecture, and a Masters of Business Administration, Brent has focused on mountain resort master planning, village planning and golf and mountain bike resort planning throughout Canada, the USA, Australia, China, Japan, Korea and New Zealand.

As an extension to the planning, Brent has also become very involved in the approval processes for these projects, working closely with his clients and the various government bodies to achieve the desired end results.

Living in Whistler since 1978 has afforded Brent the opportunity to participate in the planning of all aspects of that resorts’ development. He has served on the Whistler Advisory Planning Commission and Advisory Design Panel and is an active participant in the ongoing issues of this world class destination. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, the Canada West Ski Areas Association and the National Ski Areas Association.

Matt Bakker

Resort Planner, B.A., M.R.M.(Planning) Candidate

Matt has a background in planning, resource management, and GIS. He is currently completing his Masters thesis which looks at the behaviour of recreational users in response to changing environmental conditions and regulations.

Through his studies, Matt has had the opportunity to work on tourism development and management projects in Paraguay, Tanzania, and the Clayoquot Sound. He brings a diverse set of skills to BHA, including GIS, report production, stakeholder consultation, and facilitation.

When not in the office Matt can be found in the mountains of the Sea to Sky corridor, trail running, mountain biking, or splitboarding.

Kyle Vash

Resort Planner, GIS Specialist, B.A., PG-GIS/GM

Kyle brings a strong background in planning and design to BHA, as well as skills involving GIS database management and 3D modeling.  He holds a degree in Geography and Earth Sciences, as well as a post-graduate degree in Geospatial Analysis. With experience in policy planning for local government he employs these skills in all ski area and bike park management planning processes.  He enjoys bridging the gap between real world data and 2D/3D design to create unique and fascinating resort planning products.

Kyle started snowboarding and biking in Ontario many years ago, but with sights always set on the awe-inspiring big mountain terrain of British Columbia.  Having made the move out west, he enjoys refining his snowboarding skills on the local mountains and can be seen frequenting the local breweries. His summer activities include downhill and enduro mountain biking, trail building, hiking, fishing and surfing.

Christine Bilodeau

Resort Planner, BLA

Christine comes to BHA with a diverse background in digital design and a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture with a focus on ecology, riverfront design and ecotourism. She enjoys working on projects that integrate aspects of sustainable development and minimize environmental impact. Christine enjoys snowboarding, biking, hiking and going on outdoor adventures.

Alix MacKay

Resort Planner, B.A., MLA Candidate

Alix has a background in design, and is currently completing her Master of Landscape Architecture degree at the University of British Columbia. Having worked in a range of design environments, she brings a diverse set of skills to the BHA team including graphic design, drafting, 3D modeling, and report production.

In her spare time, Alix enjoys exploring new places – whether it’s heli-skiing off the Haines Pass, salmon fishing in Alaska, or rock climbing in Joshua Tree. At home or on the road, she has a passion for all forms of outdoor adventure.

A Whistler resident prior to pursuing graduate studies at UBC, Alix is excited to be able to call the Sea to Sky home once again.

Sue Clark

Office Manager

A long time Whistler resident, Sue has been with BHA since 1997. A bookkeeping diploma and background in the service industry allows her to keep the office running smoothly while maintaining an active interest in the business of skiing. Outdoor pursuits include both downhill and cross country skiing, mountain biking and the almost obsolete sport of windsurfing!

Ryan Robertson

Resort Planner

Ryan comes to BHA with a strong background in GIS mapping and application programming, vector drawing,  data analysis and processing.  His high tech computer skills are combined with an experienced eye for map rendering  and the creation of communicative graphics and layout. As a long term Squamish resident, Ryan likes to spend his time biking and exploring BC’s great backyard with his kids and friends.

Sean Rushton

Resort Planner

A native of England, Sean travels and taste for adventure brought him to Whistler where he share his time between the BHA office and the mountain, where he also works as a ski instructor. With extensive experience in neighborhood planning and green community design, his focus is on village and resort residential planning. He brings solid drafting skills and knowledge in housing development best practices and sustainability to the BHA team.

Nancy Harley

Business Manager

As an integral part of the company, Nancy is the behind the scenes person that helps keep BHA a successful business. Another long time local, Nancy manages to juggle a number of community volunteer positions with her work as the business manager of BHA.

The Office

Our office is located in one of the World’s recreation capitals, Whistler, BC.  From our offices we can live in the ‘test tube’ and are continually analyzing what works and what doesn’t.  Our staff are accomplished skiers, cyclists, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.