The Climate Risk Institute’s ability to deliver quality results starts with our amazing staff members. We come from a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds that range from chemistry and engineering, to environmental studies. As unique as we are individually, we share a mutual passion for climate change adaptation and producing excellent products and services for our clients and partners.

CRI Staff

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Al Douglas, B.Sc. (Chemistry), Chartered Chemist (Ontario), MBA

Al is the President of the Climate Risk Institute. Since 2002 he has been developing and delivering adaptation resources to domestic and international decision-makers. Al played leading roles in two regional vulnerability assessments in Ontario and co-authored an ecosystems vulnerability assessment guidebook for Ontario. He has contributed content to previous National Assessments of climate change…

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Erik Sparling, B.A.(Sc), M.A

Erik is Vice President of the Climate Risk Institute.  He has 15 years’ experience providing and overseeing delivery of research, analysis, training, and decision-support services for the management of climate-related risks across various infrastructure and natural resource sectors. He has delivered these services as Policy Advisor at the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy…

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Jacqueline Richard, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Jackie is a Project Manager at the Climate Risk Institute.  She has worked in the fields of environmental monitoring and assessment, project management, and climate change impacts and adaptation for the past 20 years. For the last 14 years, Jacqueline has focused her work on climate change impacts and adaptation.  She has worked with a…

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Paul Cobb

Paul is a Project Manager with the Climate Risk Institute. An engineer by training, he has dedicated his career to finding and implementing climate change solutions. Currently, Paul is supporting both climate mitigation and adaptation work across Northern Ontario through two initiatives. First, as a regional advisor for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Partners for Climate…

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Anna Zaytseva, B.A. (Hons), M.Sc.

Anna is an Advisory and Technical Services Liaison of the Climate Risk Institute. She is passionate about sustainable development, climate change adaptation and risk assessment. Her experience includes working on place-based projects studying key drivers of change, modelling alternative future scenarios and researching impacts of climate change and weather extremes on the agricultural sector. Anna has 10 years of experience working with weather,…

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Suzanne Seiling, BES, MCC

Suzanne Seiling is an Adaptation Extension Liaison with the Climate Risk Institute. Suzanne’s areas of experience and expertise include: vulnerability and risk assessments, community adaptation planning, research, capacity building, and more.   In her role, Suzanne liaises with Canadian and international stakeholders to support and advance adaptation and mitigation to climate change. Suzanne supports the facilitation of peer-to-peer dialogue between communities and sectors through webinars, presentations and regional workshops. She…

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Glenn Milner, P.Eng., MCC

Glenn is the Engineering and Climate Risk Lead at the Climate Risk Institute. Over the past 10 years, he has worked on climate risk and adaptation initiatives across Ontario, Canada and the United States. His work extends across infrastructure, ecosystems, stormwater, agriculture, transportation and supporting government in adaptation policies. Glenn has led training sessions on…

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Kirsten MacMillan, B.A.Sc., B.A., E.I.T.

Kirsten is a Climate and Engineering Analyst with the Climate Risk Institute. Kirsten’s work focuses on the technical analyses of climate and infrastructure projects, including risk assessments and engineering vulnerability, and on improving best practices and knowledge sharing through the support of the Infrastructure Resiliency Professional (IRP) training program and PIEVC protocol.   She has previously…

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Allison Myles, B.A., MCC

As an Adaptation Extension Liaison with the Climate Risk Institute, Alli works with a wide range of stakeholder groups to build climate resilience. She is passionate about creating compelling content for communicating climate science to mobilize knowledge, improve capacity and highlight the interconnected technical and cultural dimensions of climate change. She has previously worked in…

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