Meet The Team

ELR is a Yukon-owned company based in Whitehorse. Our staff live, work and play in the Yukon, and are proud to be part of and contribute to the local community. Our team has over 40 years of experience to offer, and can help make your project a success.

Chris Jastrebski, M.Sc., R.P.Bio

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Chris is a registered professional biologist with over 14 years of experience. Chris is the owner/director of ELR and has extensive experience leading and conducting environmental projects in western, northern, and central Canada. Chris’ experience spans the disciplines of fisheries, aquatic science, wildlife, regulatory liaison and environmental assessment, which has been gained through consulting, applied research, and government resource management. He has worked with clients across many sectors to complete projects such as:

  • Environmental assessments
  • Population assessments
  • Baseline studies
  • Construction monitoring
  • Infrastructure assessments and permitting

Chris is comfortable leading field programs in remote areas and liaising with regulators and stakeholders. Chris is a member of the BC Association of Professional Biology and the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists. Away from the office, Chris can be found spending time with his family, biking the trails around Whitehorse, snowmobiling, or one of many other hobbies.

Glenn Rudman, M.Sc., R.P.Bio

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Glenn is a biologist and environmental scientist with 19 years of experience in both the UK and Canada. He joined ELR in 2014 and brought with him a strong combination of biology, project management, regulatory and assessment project skills that allow him to effectively assist his clients. Glenn has managed and conducted:

  • Large multi-disciplinary baseline environmental studies for potential mining developments
  • Assessment and regulatory applications for new mines, housing developments, transportation, and infrastructure projects
  • Surface water and groundwater sampling and stream flow monitoring programs
  • Studies for breeding and migrating birds, nocturnal owls, moose, caribou, amphibians, vegetation, and fish in the Yukon, Alberta, and Ontario.

Glenn has lived in Whitehorse since 2006 and loves to go looking for wildlife and play the right notes at the piano! He has been a volunteer board member of the Yukon Music Camp Society since 2008.

Aaron Nicholson, B.Sc.

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Aaron Nicholson is an environmental scientist specializing in aquatic ecosystem health and water resource science. He has four years of professional experience and a strong background in environmental field research and biological sampling. Aaron is a certified project lead with the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN), and has worked on a diversity of projects related to freshwater aquatic impacts. Aaron has extensive experience with:

  • Remote field work planning and implementation
  • Benthic invertebrate sampling
  • Surface water and groundwater sampling
  • Hydrology
  • Fisheries assessments
  • Colonial waterfowl studies
  • Ecosystem classification

When not at work, Aaron continues to chase fish and wild animals around the Yukon. He enjoys fly-fishing, hunting, kayaking and planning his next outdoor adventure.

Michelle McKay, B.Sc.

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Michelle is an environmental scientist who joined ELR part time in 2014, and has been full-time since 2016. Michelle recently completed her Bachelor’s degree of Science, majoring in environmental Science. Before that, Michelle completed multiple college programs including a course in Fish and Wildlife Technology. Michelle has worked on multiple urban and wilderness projects with ELR including:

  • Large groundwater and surface water monitoring programs
  • Fish and fish habitat assessments
  • Ecosystem classifications, breeding bird and waterfowl surveys, and wildlife monitoring programs using automated remote field cameras
  • Fish salvage and environmental monitoring, and compliance sampling


When not working, Michelle spends much of her time hiking, snowboarding and enjoying the great outdoors with her friends and family.