About Nathan

Whether through my blog or by working with various community organizations such as South Fraser OnTrax or the HUB: Cycling Langley Committee (which I co-founded), and the City of Langley’s Parks and Environmental Advisory Committee, I have worked hard to bring forward awareness around intersecting components of sustainable and accessible community design for over five years.

Over those years I have written thousands of blog posts, served on the Abbotsford Inter-regional Transportation Select Committee, hosted sustainability workshops, and have helped bring world-renowned speakers to the community, such as Walkable Communities’ Dan Burden, the Victoria Policy Institute’s Todd Litman, and Oregon Metro Councillor Carlotta Collette. I have appeared in print, radio, and television talking about land-use and transportation issues in our region. I have been a regular guest on CBC Radio’s Early Edition and also Global’s BC1 and newscasts.

As a strong supporter of agricultural and green spaces, I authored a report on the Agricultural Land Reserve entitled “Decade of Exclusions? A Snapshot of the Agricultural Land Reserve from 2000-2009 in the South of Fraser.

I also believe that we need a diverse transportation system that allows people to take transit, cycle, walk, or drive throughout the entire region. I co-authored a report —“Leap Ahead: A transit plan for Metro Vancouver”— to bring awareness to the importance of accessible transit networks.

In 2010, I completed the SFU & City of Surrey Transportation Lecture Program and presented on “Complete Streets”.

I previously worked for Rogers Media for over a decade supporting their television operations in Metro Vancouver. I have recently started working at PNI Digital Media supporting a large e-commerce platform. As a senior technician at work companies, I have been responsible for delivering complex multi-million dollar projects on-time and under-budget.