This is the amazing team that gives their all and makes MSR Solutions the success story it is today.
Team MSR Solutions Inc.
Mike Seymour is the owner and principal of MSR Solutions. He has extensive knowledge in innovative sewer and water solutions which he’s developed since his start in engineering in 1985. Mike continues to be involved in the design, implementation and operation of water and wastewater treatment systems throughout BC, Alberta and California. He brings a thorough understanding of the integration of the water cycle, including supply, usage, treatment and return to the environment. He understands how the interaction of all systems can offer cost savings through development of decentralized facilities. These cost-effective, reliable and robust solutions, provide an overall benefit to the developer, local government and the end user. Mike is currently the Vice President of the BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA) and in his free time is either baking a cheesecake, or trying to learn the game of golf.
His motto is: Retention of both clients and employees is at the top of my priority list. That, and having an absolute blast doing what we do in the engineering world.
Arash is a registered Professional Engineer in BC. He completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Water Resources) at Queen’s University in 2014. In his industrial career, he has developed advanced skillsets in engineering and design, proposal and engineering drawing preparation, as well as construction administration.
His areas of expertise are stormwater management, rainwater harvesting, water and wastewater systems and treatment, river morphology, data acquisition, data analysis, and statistical analysis.
He also teaches as a sessional lecturer at the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University.
Michael Day is a senior consulting engineer with broad experience and expertise in operations management, infrastructure planning, project management, process optimization, quality assurance, and policy, procedure, standards and by-law development.
Michael has experience in both the BC and Ontario water sectors, including storm water, waste water collection and treatment, drinking water supply and distribution. His experience with associated technologies and processes range from SCADA and control, to disinfection, biological treatment, and GHG reductions. He has worked on a wide range of issues, including industry policy and regulation, municipal by-law and policy challenges, and energy efficiency.
Michael serves on the BCWWA Board as a member-at-large and enjoys playing the ukulele and banjo.
Todd has developed a pragmatic approach to design through considerable experience building, operating, and troubleshooting a wide range of water treatment systems. After completing his master’s degree in soil bioremediation, he designed recirculating fish hatcheries, where he became familiar with high volume, low head technologies. He then joined a group of talented individuals in a startup company developing a water treatment technology based on electrocoagulation, and operated pilot systems at a municipal sewage treatment plant. Following this, he spent a few years working for engineering consulting companies, including a multinational firm as well as a family business, prior to creating Aquarius Engineering, which he operated until joining MSR Solutions in the spring of 2017.
Todd has expertise in wastewater treatment systems for aquaculture, food processing, oil and gas, and manufacturing as well as domestic sewage. He also specializes in potable water systems using the gamut of sources including rainwater, groundwater, surface water and sea water.
Todd has enjoyed many sailing adventures locally as well as on both sides of the Atlantic, and is also an avid mountain biker.
Karl is a professional engineer registered with EGBC with a decade of engineering experience in fast-paced environments. He obtained his B.Eng in Environmental Engineering at the University of Guelph.
Karl relocated to western Canada upon graduation. His primary areas of expertise are in water and wastewater treatment and conveyance, with additional experience in land development, stormwater management, aquaculture and contaminated site remediation. He maintains a healthy balance of field work and office work. The practical knowledge he has gained in the field serves him to better inform his engineering designs.
During his spare time he is an avid surfer and also enjoys paddling, hiking and fishing. He’s a Juno-nominated musician and still plays weekend gigs and summer festivals.
Audra is a piping designer with over 20 years of successful and progressive experience working in 3D and 2D piping design. She is committed to personal and professional development, and furthered her qualifications by taking night classes and online training. She works collaboratively with engineering to provide engineering design following MMCD, building codes and regulatory requirements, for the health and safety of the community.
Audra provides drafting support for design drawing of drinking water systems, water treatment building, rainwater harvesting system, wastewater treatment and disposal design.
She enjoys cooking, spending time with family and taking long walks along the beach.
Claire is a Civil Engineering Technologist registered with the Applied Science Technologist and Technicians of British Columbia as a Grad Tech. She has one year of experience in civil and municipal projects where she has contributed to both field and design work.
Claire supports various water and wastewater projects at MSR Solutions with drafting and design calculations.
She also loves being outdoors – either camping, hiking, or swimming.
Kevin Fokkens, Junior Environmental Engineer in Training
Kevin is a Junior Environmental Engineer-in-Training with hands-on experience in water conveyance and treatment system design. He graduated with distinction upon completing his Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering, focusing on environmental studies.
He has designed drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems including rainwater collection, water storage, disinfection, stormwater retention ponds, and pumping systems.
Kevin spends his free time volunteering with the Tetra Society and enjoys hiking and playing guitar and banjo during his down time.
Matt has been working with MSR since March 2016 as a Junior Civil Engineering Technologist. His job duties are mainly focused around the design of small to medium wastewater treatment systems under the Sewerage System Regulation as well as underground civil utilities. He believes that working at a company like MSR has allowed him to become well-rounded in many different aspects of civil engineering. He says this has made his time working at MSR very enjoyable.
During his spare time he like to spend time doing outdoor activities like hiking and skateboarding.
Danielle Wilkinson – Administration
Danielle is Island-born and attended Camosun college. Prior to working at MSR Solutions she was an administrative assistant and co-ordinator to the VP for BC & the Yukon for the Red Cross, and a property manager. One of Danielle’s many talents is her ability to establish priorities and maintain them. Something that is much needed in a busy office like MSR Solutions.
Danielle continues to expand her expertise through courses at Camosun College in Victoria. She’s a whiz on the computer and also has certificates in First Aid, CPR and Pool Operation.
Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her family, and relaxes through painting, yoga, hiking, video games and reading.