Experience in Working with Consultants

Presenting Organization

First Nations Land Management Resource Centre


Hiring the right consultant and working effectively with them is a significant part of a successful project. Join speakers from Malahat First Nation and Squamish Nation’s Nch'ḵay̓ Development Corporation as they share their experiences in hiring the right team and managing consultants to accomplish their goals and meet their vision for a successful project or venture.


  • Melissa Tokarek, Director of Lands, Malahat First Nation 
  • Shannon Ralfs, Executive Director of Infrastructure and Development, Malahat First Nation
  • Anthony Danielov, Nch'ḵay̓ Development Corporation

Speaker Biographies

Melissa (she/her) is an environmental practitioner and Professional Agrologist with over 15 years of project management and procurement experience working with federal, regional, and Indigenous governments in various roles specializing in waste management, land and resource management, and contaminated site management. She has settler/Indigenous ancestry and is a registered member of the Tl’azt’en Nation. She is honoured to have the opportunity to live and raise her two boys with her husband within the Malahat Nation territory and serve