Ian started his career with Teck in July of 1994, in the 17 years of working with Teck, he left with a resume of Pit Operations for 10 years, Ministry of Mines Open Pit Surface Mine Recue for 4 years, and Senior Process Operator for 7 years.Read More
During this time, he experienced some success in the hospitality business in the town of Elkford with the Lamplighter Pub, 1999-2007. In 2006 he envisioned bringing hospitality customer care to the Industrial setting, the adventure began.
With his industrial and hospitality experience he brings 11 years of contracting business in the Valley specifically, supporting the mining sector. Ian has supported many non-profit organizations in Elkford and the Elk Valley, he believes in giving back and building a strong community. He is personal with his employees, giving many an honest chance and has helped many in need. As president of the shareholder group, Ian works daily with the General Manager, as part of the team, with financial and investment matters.
Bud has been in the construction industry since 1995, from operating equipment to supervisor, operations manager and now General Manager. He has also been involved in other self employment ventures.”Read
Bud is currently in charge of managing all operations. His duties include supervising all Project Managers and Supervisors, direct involvement with the bidding process, communications with shareholder group, direct contact with general contractor’s project management staff, oversees the hiring process, job cost review and all financial and investment matters. Bud has worked on many projects such as Teck Coal Greenhills Operations Dam Raise/Soil stripping/Erosion repair/Pond construction, Coal Mountain Operations Pit Coal Haul/soil Stripping/Load out expansion, Fording River Operations Erosion Repair/Pipe line upgrades/Burning Waste Haul/Spoil Construction/Cut-Mining/Dewatering/Pit Bottom Mining, Elk Valley Airport Construction, Corbin Creek Construction, BC Forestry Road building, and civil construction on 2 Fernie projects. Bud brings not only his experience to Transcendent Mining, he also brings with him a team of supervisors and heavy equipment operators whom he has worked with on past projects. Bud has a high respect for all his employees and stays personal with everyone. This respect is returned in the quality of work and integrity of employment. He currently holds a Ministry of Energy and Mines Shift boss Certification (No. 10220 – Open pit with no restrictions), Loss Control Management, Safety Excellence Program, Standard FA with spine immobilization, WHIMIS and Professional Supervision Training. Bud is the ‘pin in the wheel’ at Transcendent Mining and Mobilization Inc., there is no task too big or too small that he won’t conquer.
Shelley joined TMM in June of 2015. Her brother, Bud, asked if she wanted to come help develop the safety program and structure the office. Shelley comes from many years of safety, rescue, and emergency medicine.”Read
Her weekends were spent supporting her community as a primary care paramedic with BC ambulance service for 25 plus years, recently retired. She also has experience in the coal mine industry along with running a few successful businesses of her own. Shelley is the Office Manager and Safety Lead with Transcendent Mining and her duties consist of managing all the office staff, human resources duties, COR safety audits and compliance, Courageous Safety Leadership Facilitator (Teck Coal), Implementation of Critical Incident Management Training (Teck Coal), accounts payable and receivable, payroll, budgeting, profit margin tracking, public relations, technical support, assisting with the bid process and ensuring all the duties of each member below work efficiently and together as a team. Shelley brings to the table an extensive amount of education and accreditations that come from many licences and certifications in emergency medicine and safety, to many years of business experience, education, and training.
John (JD) joined TMM in May of 2018. He has worked with Bud, GM, with other contractors previous to this venture. JD has worked in all Teck Mines in the Valley, including Superintendent for the KMC FRO Pit Bottom Mining project in 2011-2012, along with other civil construction such as Aecon Mining as Project Superintendent, Shell Albian Sands as Senior Supervisor.Read More
JD runs all types of equipment and is known to be the ‘get it done’ guy. He has supervised and worked many projects from road building, mine/forestry reclamation, drill exploration, soil stripping to settling pond construction, erosion repair and dam raise projects. He has a BC Ministry of Mines Supervisor Open Pit Mining Certificate, BC Shift Boss (No. 1232) / WHIMIS / Hazardous Energy Isolation / St John Ambulance FA Certificates and a class 1 drivers license. John brings a diverse amount of skills and experience to the TMM team.
Graham joined the Transcendent team in 2018. He is a graduate of Lethbridge College with a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology. His construction carer started at a young age as a carpenter and stone mason for commercial and residential construction.Read More
As his construction carer progressed, he moved into a role as a heavy equipment operator on commercial and residential civil earthwork projects. He gained experience with road building, landscaping, foundation excavation, underground infrastructure and mass excavation. Upon graduation from the Lethbridge College Graham moved into the ‘hands on mining environment’ using his skills on the Fluor AWTF Fording River Project 2018, first as a surveyor and advanced into a supervisor. He also had the opportunity to supervise the Contouring project at Line Creek, soil salvage projects and assisted with smaller projects at Fording River. Graham currently spends most of his time in the office bidding on new projects, creating estimates, tracking and administrating current ones. He also participates in lining up the crews for the day, along with decision making meetings and assigning and sourcing equipment/materials for special projects. He not only brings new experience and knowledge to our team, (Ground Disturbance, first aid, Drafting and Design, Survey skills), he also has committed to a long career with the company. Graham moved into ‘Project Administration Manager’ in 2020 and is driven to build Transcendent Mining to even bigger level. He brings his own knowledge of advanced construction techniques and new ideas of how to solve complex problems whether it be scheduling, construction techniques or equipment requirements.
Nathan started with TMM June 2019, shortly after completing his 3rd year university in Business Management.Read More
Nathan’s current position is Project Administration, with his last year of school at the University of Lethbridge (2019/20) when complete he will move into the accounting department. His duties vary from assisting with Bids and estimates, project budgeting, sending support documents and invoicing to sorting files, communications, creating and updating records in all areas, job and equipment tracking, New Hire orientations including drug analysis, and many other area’s. He also comes from a farming background and has operated many types of equipment. Nathan is a true asset to our team.
Kim joined the Team in 2015 working part time in accounting and payroll. By 2017, she was busy managing her and her husband’s personal business “R&K Contracting Ltd.” which required her full attention as this business started in 1996.Read More
Kim has recently rejoined the team in the office in 2020 and will continue where she left off in accounting and payroll. She brings many years of experience and has a Business and Administration Certificate. 2019 she completed her British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance Internal Auditor course and COR certified her personal business. Kim is well versed in Quickbooks and her knowledge to train and complete many accounting tasks is a great asset. She is also trained in administration duties that vary from sorting files, payroll entries and edits, communications, creating and updating records in all areas, job and equipment tracking, New Hire orientations including drug analysis, and organizing accommodations, a welcome asset to our group.
Michelle has been with TMM since August 2018. Providing administration duties that vary from sorting files, communications, creating and updating records in all areas, job and equipment tracking, New Hire orientations including drug analysis, and organizing accommodations.Read More
Michelle has a college internship and worked as a consultant to develop a full public relations and communications plan for The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. She also brings Health and Safety clerk duties to the team, as she was involved in managing a variety of safety systems, tracked safety statistics, supported OHS department, secretary for OHS committee and planned CSL training with Teck Coal. After her maternity leave she assumed the role of maintenance clerk. Michelle is a true asset to our team.
Natalie is new to the team as of October 2019. She brings to the table Commercial advisory, 15 years of negotiation and project management. Natalie has a background in economics, business case development and presenting to executive sponsors.Read More
Previous employment included Oil Sands Mining, Onshore natural Gas, Well Sites and providing career assistance to new immigrant professionals. Her education includes Harvard Law School, Master of Business Administration, professional Certificate in Management, BA, Education, with Honors. She is currently bringing project assistance to the TMM Team.
Ariel moved from field safety to accounts receivable, she is new to Transcendent but has worked for other companies in accounts receivable and payroll along with in the field as a truck driver.Read More
She is exceptional in Excel spreadsheets and is a fast learner. Her previous job for our safety department was field safety audits, Incident Investigation, EHSC and EPWP forms, Permit to Work, Fit testing, Drug analysis, maintaining the fire extinguisher program and various administrative functions. Ariel is a valuable asset to Transcendent Mining.
Cathy has been working with safety services since 2004 along with Emergency medical care, which includes joining BC Ambulance Service as a paramedic in 2015.Read More
She joined the TMM team in September 2016 and her jobs consist of updating and implementing the OH&S manual, updating and implantation of the Safe Work Practices, facilitating monthly safety meetings, Field safety audits, organizing the JOHS program, Incident Investigation, New hire orientations along with Drug analysis, EHSC and EPWP forms, Permit to Work training (Teck coal), Hazardous Isolation Training (Teck Coal), Emergency Spare Air Training (Teck Coal), maintaining the fire extinguisher program and various administrative functions. Cathy’s education and accreditations include Emergency Medical training in many areas, Loss Control Management, LOTO trainer, Confined Space, ICS, Advanced Mine Rescue, Fire Instructor, Urine Analysis, and other various professional seminars and training.
Alisha is new to field safety for Transcendent but has worked in the field as a packer operator and truck driver in 2018.Read More
She is a young fresh set of eyes for our safety department with field safety audits, Incident Investigation, EHSC and EPWP forms, Permit to Work, Fit testing, Drug analysis, maintaining the fire extinguisher program and various administrative functions. Alisha has previous experience in safety and holds a Level 3 OFA certificate. Alisha is a valuable asset to Transcendent Mining.
Kirby is new to the TMM team, February 2019. Primarily a wetland and riparian areas ecologist, Kirby received a BSc. from the University of Lethbridge with a Biological Sciences major and a cooperative education designation with work terms at the Foothills Research Institute, Parks Canada, and Agriculture and Agrifood Canada.Read More
After several years in the field as a biologist in training and now a professional biologist, Kirby returned to graduate school to further his education in riparian and wetland science discipline at University of Saskatchewan via a Masters of Science degree in Geography. His thesis research, on Beaver Impacts to Woody Vegetation in Urban Riverine Forests, is in the thesis writing stage and one of the intended results of this publication are management suggestions to improve the ability of land manager’s making informed decisions regarding beaver management in riverine forests.
Kirby’s professional experience continues to be in environmental sciences and in addition to completing his graduate education, he is a Term Certain Instructor at the Lethbridge College, School of Environmental Sciences. Prior to taking on near full time employment at Lethbridge College, Kirby spent nearly five years as a Riparian Resource Analyst at Cows and Fish (the Alberta RIparian Habitat Management Society). In that time he became involved in many aspects of riparian and wetland management including: over 300 riparian health inventories or assessments across Alberta, technical report writing and preparation, spatial analysis and mapping, and involvement in all stages of hands-on riparian restoration through planning and participation in multiple bio-engineering projects in Westslope Cutthroat Trout habitat.
Kasey joined TMM in the early 2015. His experience in heavy equipment operations goes back many years. He is known locally to be an expert as an Excavator Operator and much of the time is spent supervising a crew and running a Hoe.Read More
He has worked with Bud, GM, with other contractors previous to this venture. Kasey has 25 plus years in heavy equipment operations and specializes in working in sensitive areas such has gas and pipelines. His main area of work is with the Teck Coal Greenhills mine, assisting with designing and maintaining settling ponds, excavation work at their plant and assisting with job estimates and project organization for his area directly with the General Manager. Kasey is also a good resource for trouble shooting and planning of all other special projects with TMM. With a Supervisor Safety Training Course, Certificate of Dangerous Goods, Ground Disturbance/H2S Alive/Hazard Identification Assessment and Control/WHIMIS/ Hazardous Energy Isolation/BC Forestry/St John Ambulance FA Certificates he is a true asset to the team.
Larry joined TMM in September 2016, coming from 28 years with the Nohels Group. He continues to work directly with Teck Coal but his main area of work is our Gravel Pit, south of Elkford. He has worked with Bud, GM, with other contractors previous to this venture.Read More
Larry is known to be the man to turn to for advice involving activities at the Fording River Mine site. Larry has supervised many projects within the coal mining industry and when needed will venture out to other mines in the area. He has operated Excavators, Dozers, Loaders, Haul Trucks and on his spare time manages his personal farm operating all types of tractors and other machinery. From soil salvage, to RipRap and Fish Habitat projects, to all the Greenhouse management, growing trees, all wild life habitat, site drainage, Larry brings many years of experience and knowledge to the team. He has a BC Ministry of Mines Supervisor Safety Training Course, Hazard Identification Assessment and Control/WHIMIS/ Hazardous Energy Isolation/Environmental Diploma/St John Ambulance FA Certificates.
Les is new to the team in 2017. From a previous Senior Training Coordinator at Teck Coal Coal Mountain Operations and Canadian natural Resources Limited and Canadian Natural Resources Operations Training Departments to equipment operator at Teck Coal Elkview Operations, TER Contracting LTD and Westar Mining Greenhills, Les brings years of training and supervisor experience to the team.Read More
His certificates include Ministry of Energy and Mines – Shift Boss Certification No. OP (Coal) 1054, 2011 Canadian Propane Association Certified Trainer, Simulator Level 2 (immersive Technology) Courageous Safety Leadership Facilitator, 1081 Industrial Fire Fighter Certificate, British Columbia Ministry of Mines Open Pit Mining Mine Rescue Certificate, St. Johns Ambulance Standard First Aid, and British Columbia Class 1 Drivers License with Air Brakes Endorsement. As our commitment to Safety and efficient heavy equipment operators, Les is a sure asset to keep us compliant.
Luigi is new to the team in 2019. From a previous shift Supervisor and Training Coordinator at Teck Coal to Mine Rescue Captain for many years. He has strong leadership skills and problem solving techniques.Read More
His certificates include Ministry of Energy and Mines – Shift Boss Certification No. OP (Coal) 1511, Courageous Safety Leadership Facilitator, British Columbia Ministry of Mines Open Pit Mining Mine Rescue Certificate, St. Johns Ambulance Standard First Aid, and British Columbia Class 5 Drivers License. As our commitment to Safety and efficient heavy equipment operators Luigi’s experience will enhance our training program along with his diverse operating skills and knowledge he is a welcome asset to our team.
Ric is new to Transcendent Mining in 2020. Ric brings 35 plus years of mining and forestry experience to the team. He has strong leadership skills and problem-solving techniques.Read More
His certificates include Ministry of Energy and Mines – Shift Boss Certification No. OP (Coal) 10244, Overhead Crane Operator KEL-ST101, Respiratory Protection, Fusion Training MMI McElroy Machine #28 thru T-500 Hydraulic Units, British Columbia Ministry of Mines Open Pit Mining Blasting Certificate, St. Johns Ambulance Standard First Aid, British Columbia Class 1 Drivers License with Air, attended Caterpillar Training Supervisor Course and completed his first year in Heavy Duty Mechanics. As our commitment to Safety and efficient heavy equipment operators Ric’s experience will enhance our team along with his diverse operating skills and knowledge, he is a welcome asset to our team.
Mark is new to the team in 2017, he was hired to complete the Montane Stage 3 project. Mark comes from a long line of heavy equipment operations, general foreman and supervision positions with VVI and Ledcor Construction companies.Read More
Underground utility installation, replacement for infrastructure improvements, contaminated soil and fuel disposal, road and bridge construction, high tension hydro tower pad and access construction, crushing and screening with Flatiron Construction – Fort McMurray/Chilliwack. He held the Site superintendent position for demolition projects and deep pipe construction with Calgary International Airport. Mark’s core competencies are safety, quality control, coaching and mentoring, scheduling, team work, customer focus, leadership, enforcing laws, rules and regulations, planning and scheduling. With a supervisor in Open Pit Mining and many other certifications, Mark is a sure asset to Transcendent Mining.
Hank rejoined Transcendent Mining in 2020, previous employment started in 2015. He worked many years at Fording River Operations, starting with a Blasting Forman in 1990, moving to a pit foreman and back up senior foreman, and then to plant process foreman.Read More
By 2008 he was Senior foreman in Mine operations, by 2012 Business Lead for Drilling and Blasting and 2 years later General Foreman Mine Operations. After retirement he spent a short period of time with Transcendent Mining and moving to a management position with MAXAM a global technology company. Hank has a Ministry of Energy and Mines – Shift Boss Certification, Mining and Blasting 34 Years, British Columbia Ministry of Mines Open Pit Mining Blasting Certificate, St. Johns Ambulance Standard First Aid, Mine Rescue, Level 2 Modular Mining, and Supervisor in Open Pit Mining. With the many years of experience, Hank will bring a great deal of knowledge to the company, mentoring and working with the team.
Charlie has been with Transcendent Mining since it’s inception in 2014. Son of Bud Lynch, his skills come naturally. He brings nearly 10 years of heavy equipment operations in mining, construction and subdivision work.Read More
Charlie moved into a supervisor position with the Montane subdivision in 2017 and worked his way into the Fluor AWTF Fording River project 2018 and then onto the Fording River Fish Habitat. Charlie continues to work as both supervisor and heavy equipment operator bringing great talent and commitment to the team.
Matt joined Transcendent in 2018 as a heavy equipment operator and moved to a supervisor position. His background comes for 15 plus years in the mining industry.Read More
For Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. he was a shovel operator and shovel training, including dozer, excavator and water extraction with water line and pump maintenance. Matt was a training coordinator for Teck Coal, Coal Mountain Operations along with running all types of heavy equipment. He holds a Supervisor for Ministry of Energy, Surface Open Pit Mining Certificate along with many other safety and first aid certificates, a true asset to Transcendent Mining.
Eric joined TMM in May of 2018. He has worked with Bud, GM, with other contractors previous to this venture. Eric has been in Supervisor positions within the last 10 years.Read More
He has operated and trained many operators on all types of equipment. His experience ranges from a diverse number of contractors throughout Canada. Eric has worked at many mine sites in the valley and is diversified in all areas. He holds a BC Ministry of Energy, Surface Open Pit Mining Certificate, along with OFA Level 1 with transportation endorsement. Eric is a sure asset to the TMM team.
Charlie has been operating heavy equipment for many years in mining and construction industry. Joining the TMM team in 2016, Charlie’s skills have recently brought him into a supervisor position with Transcendent Mining.Read More
His experience ranges from a diverse number of contractors. Charlie has worked at all the mine sites in the valley and specializes in open pit mining along with soil salvage projects. He holds a BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Mining & Minerals Division Shift Boss Certificate (No. 10792), along with OFA Level 1 with transportation endorsement. His experience and mentorship is a great asset to our team.
Rob joined TMM in the fall of 2016. He has worked with Bud, GM, with other contractors previous to this venture. Rob is a new Supervisor, started in 2018.Read More
He has operated and trained many operators on all types of equipment. His experience ranges from a diverse number of contractors through the valley. Rob has worked at many mine sites in the valley and is diversified in all areas. He holds a BC Ministry of Energy, Surface Open Pit Mining Certificate, along with OFA Level 1 with transportation endorsement, a sure asset to the TMM team.
Mark joined TMM in 2020 as an operator and quickly progressed into a supervisor. His background comes from many years in the mining industry.Read More
He holds a class 1 drivers licence along with: Hazardous Material Initial Response, Basic Search and Rescue, Rock climbing Instructor, Firefighting Level 1, St. John’s first Aid, EMP Level 1, 13 years in Pit Utility and pumps, Transportation of Dangerous Good, Emergency Response Squad, Mine/Cliff Rescue, Map-Compass Orienteering, Confined Space certification and many more. Mark operates all types of heavy equipment: Excavator, dozer, grader, scraper, water truck loader, fuel truck and Bobcat. His experience ranges from a diverse number of contractors through the valley also including Teck Coal and the BC forestry. He holds a BC Ministry of Energy, Surface Open Pit Mining Certificate and is an asset to the TMM team.
Jim joined Transcendent in 2020 as a Project Manager for the AWTF-S FRO Water Treatment Facility Project. His background comes for 20 plus years in the civil construction industry both as an operator and supervisor.Read More
Jim has many years of experience operating equipment; including dozer, excavator, grader, loader, truck, packer and water line and pump maintenance. Although Jim may be new to Transcendent, his experience in civil construction and earth works stems back many years. He has attended many courses in safety and leadership and holds certificates in such along with heavy equipment operations as true asset to Transcendent Mining.
Jason is new to TMM, joining in October 2019. He brings experience in the mining and forest industries. Jason’s training ranges from Wildlife Dangerous Tree Committee of BC, Timber Wold Chainsaw and Brushsaw Operator, Wildlife Dangerous Tree Assessor CertificateRead More
(Forest harvesting and Silviculture – University of Northern BC), OFA Level 3, UTV Canada Safety Council training, S100/S185 Fire Suppression, Fall Rescue Training, Advanced Forestry Training, and Silviculture Surveyor. Jason has currently worked on many mine sites in the valley as a heavy equipment operator and is currently completing his Supervisor training with BC Ministry of Energy, Surface Open Pit Mining Certificate. He will be an asset to both the Forest and Mining industries.
George joined TMM in 2016 as a Contract General Foreman and Project Consultant. He started his heavy equipment operations as an operator further moving up to supervisor and estimator with the Nohels group in 1972.Read More
From there, in 1981 to retirement, he worked at Teck Coal Line Creek Operations as a Utility Crew Foreman, Drill Blast Foreman, Senior Operations Foreman and moved up to General Foreman of Operations at LCO. George is since retired from Teck Coal and is currently self employed with Wilson Drill and Blast. He brings many years of mining knowledge to the TMM team.
Transcendent Mining and Mobilization Inc. is proud to introduce an addition to our management team since 2017, Mr. John Gravelle, as our First Nations Advisor for the Tobacco Plains Band. He is a First Nation member and a well-respected Elder from our Local Tobacco Plains Indian Band which is part of the Ktunaxa Nation.Read More
He works closely with Transcendent Mining management team as an advisor for the local Tobacco Plains Indian Band. Mr. Gravelle will be directly involved in ensuring his local members are given preference and opportunity for direct involvement and employment whenever possible as well as surrounding first nations groups in all projects in their local traditional lands at all Teck Coal sites here in the Elk Valley.
Mr. Gravelle brings to the Transcendent management team a wealth of knowledge on the First Nations needs and will be assisting Transcendent Mining in our commitment to bridging the gap of understanding and creating a long-term relationship in both the business and social aspect of First Nation involvement.
Mr. Gravelle is a Senior Elder of the Tobacco Plains Indian Band and was born and raised in Grasmere BC where he lives his life. He has been part of many logging operations throughout the Elk Valley on his people’s native land working under John Gravelle Contracting as well as working with many other local contractors. In addition to Mr. Gravelle joining our team, Transcendent Mining and Mobilization is currently working with the Tobacco Plains Band to identify partnership and employment opportunities for future projects.
When we take on larger projects that require more management, tracking and engineering we have access to a support team that is able to complete these tasks on a larger scale; Three-O-Six Industrial. Three-O-Six is a professional and progressive multi-discipline industrial solutions provider, serving the resources and infrastructure industries. Their daily goal is to provide a professionally managed and safety conscious approach to construction, maintenance, fabrication and mining that is easily recognized as the new standard.
Rick joined our team in the fall of 2017. Rick has worked on heavy equipment for many years with other contractors and currently works closely with Fiorentino mechanics as a TMM employee.Read More
Together they have a weekly plan of maintenance for all equipment used by TMM and our field mechanics for running repairs. Rick not only brings great work and integrity to our team, he also has a passion for getting the job done right the first time. Rick holds a Supervisor for Open Pit Mining certificate, WHMIS (annual), LOTO, HEI, Fire Extinguisher training, Fall protection and FLHA Training.
Kyle joined the TMM team in June of 2019. He is a licenced light duty mechanic and works mainly in the TMM shop in Elkford maintaining our company light duty vehicles and our highway trucks and trailers.Read More
On occasion you will find him at one of our project sites helping the heavy-duty mechanics with heavy equipment repairs. Kyle’s commitment to maintaining the maintenance required on light duty vehicles is second to none. His job is to ensure our workers have safe transportation to and from job sites. Along with his Light Duty Mechanic certificate he also has WHMIS (annual), LOTO, HEI, Fire Extinguisher training, Fall protection and FLHA Training.
Heavy Equipment Operators and Labours
Our heavy equipment operators come from many fields of expertise. Our employees in both heavy equipment, mechanics and labours specialize in different areas and take their work very serious. We have ‘seasoned’ operators who have retired from full time mining employment and bring their experience to us through completing projects efficiently and under budget, along with training our younger generation. All employees are paid a fair rate of pay to maintain consistency in our work. We have an open relationship with our employees based on mutual trust, respect, and success. All Employees sign off on our company ‘Code of Ethical Conduct’ and ‘Job Expectations’ forms. All Employees are trained and signed off on each piece of equipment by our Training Supervisor.
As a team, we are known to be an extended family of valued workers.