Team Member Spotlight
Lance Costain, AScT
Engineering Technologist | Nanaimo, BC
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, I moved out to British Columbia in 2013 after receiving my diploma in water resources engineering. I started at NHC doing primarily terrestrial and bathymetric surveys, but that has evolved to leading various hydrometric and hydroclimate monitoring programs. This encompasses things like streamflow gauging for rating curve development, monitoring for instream flow compliance at hydroelectric projects, measuring snow conditions in the alpine, and configuring all sorts of instrumentation and telemetry. NHC has given me the opportunity to grow and learn from a multitude of accomplished professionals who have helped me advance into a senior technologist role. The work is technically challenging and full of variety, which I appreciate, along with my colleagues who help create a great working environment. From building weather stations in the mountains to installing monitoring stations in rivers, the field work takes me to remote areas across beautiful BC that I never would have had the chance to explore.
Some of the pastimes I enjoy outside of work include travelling, hiking, golfing, diving, snowboarding, and hockey. You can also find me at concerts enjoying live music, touring around breweries enjoying craft beer, and relaxing with family and friends.
Kristin Kramer, P.E. (WA, NV)
Hydraulic Engineer | Seattle, WA
As a Hydraulic Engineer at NHC, I have had the opportunity to improve fish habitat and stream function while collaborating with a team of passionate and knowledgeable colleagues. I am a licensed engineer in both Washington and Nevada. I have experience developing plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates (PS&E) as well as providing construction support for river engineering projects. I recently relocated to Seattle, and the highlight of my job is performing field work throughout the region, collecting data in riverine systems for use in design projects. Prior to working at NHC, my background was in land development with a focus in semi-arid hydrology and hydraulic analysis and design.
Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, I’ve enjoyed backpacking in the mountains and exploring the Seattle food scene. I spend a lot of my spare time practicing yoga, having completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training (YTT) in 2019.
Project CEP | Montréal, QC
In 2020, I joined Lasalle|NHC after completing a master’s degree in Hydrology and Climate Change. Since then, I have worked in a variety of fields including urban hydrology (hydraulics and hydrologic studies, bridge and culvert design), floodplain delineation, and risk assessment.
What motivated me to join the Lasalle|NHC team is the diversity and complexity of projects we are entrusted with and the realization of studies using physical models.
Outside of work, I like to enjoy nature by camping, mountain biking, hiking, and skiing.