Our Team

Neil Wildgust

Neil Wildgust

President and CEO

Neil Wildgust is the President and CEO of Carbon Management Canada (CMC), responsible for leading the organization in supporting industry, governments and other organizations attempting to reduce emissions and meet their net-zero goals.

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Karim Teja

Chief Financial Officer

Karim Teja is Carbon Management Canada’s (CMC) Chief Financial Officer.


Kirk Osadetz

Kirk Osadetz

Programs Development Manager

Kirk Osadetz is the Programs Development Manager at Carbon Management Canada (CMC), responsible for developing and demonstrating technology and practices that further assist Canadian corporations with carbon management and subsurface containment issues and requirements.  

Marie Macquet

Manager of Subsurface Research and Project Delivery

Marie Macquet is Carbon Management Canada’s (CMC) Manager of Subsurface Research and Project Delivery. Today, Marie focuses on the geophysical monitoring of the subsurface applied to CO2 sequestration.  

Brendan Kolkman-Quinn

Geophysicist I.T.

Brendan Kolkman-Quinn is the Geophysicist I.T. at Carbon Management Canada (CMC), responsible for the processing and analysis of seismic monitoring data gathered at the Newell County Facility.  

Hamid Behmanesh

Hamid Behmanesh

CCS Reservoir Modeler

Hamid Behmanesh is the CCS Reservoir Modeler at Carbon Management Canada (CMC). With over 7 years of industry experience in the North American Production and Oilfield Service sectors; his primary responsibility is to provide technical expertise to full chain CCUS projects.

Franki Race

Franki Race

Assistant Manager, Technical Operations

Franki Race is the Assistant Manager, Technical Operations at Carbon Management Canada (CMC). Beginning at CMC as a summer student with the project of completing a life cycle assessment for the Newell County Facility, Franki is now involved in data calibration, analysis and her favourite part of her position, attending the Newell County Facility to do hands-on work.

Perry Manning

Field Operator

Perry Manning is CMC’ s Newell County Facility Field Operator, responsible for maintaining the site, operating our injection and helping organize activities, tours and projects at the facility.


Don Lawton

Director of Science

Don Lawton is Director of Science at Carbon Management Canada (CMC) and Professor Emeritus in Geophysics at the University of Calgary (U of C).  He is a sought-after expert advisor and thought leader to industry, government, the research community and other stakeholders involved in the carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) environment. 

Alberta Methane Emissions Program

Adam Hayman

Adam Hayman

Senior Manager, Technical Operations

Adam Hayman is Carbon Management Canada’s (CMC) Senior Manager, Technical Operations for the Alberta Methane Emissions Program (AMEP), responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive data governance framework.

Adam is a professional geologist with 10 years of experience in upstream energy operations in Western Canada, where he successfully developed several plays. During this time, he developed his data science and analytics skills, leading to the successful implementation of cross-discipline programs that resulted in an 80% increase in production by quantifying qualitative geological risks and uncertainties.

Negar Nazari

Emissions Analyst

Negar is Carbon Management Canada’s (CMC) Emissions Analyst for the Alberta Methane Emissions Program (AMEP), responsible for interpreting and analyzing methane emissions data using unique statistical techniques.


Michelle Unsworth

Project Manager

Michelle Unsworth is a project manager at Carbon Management Canada (CMC), responsible for leading the carbonNEXT program.

Eric Salkauskas

Senior Technology and Business Analyst

Eric Salkauskas is Carbon Management Canada’s (CMC) Senior Technology and Business Analyst, responsible for coordinating the Canadian CCUS Research and Technology Network and providing technical analysis on carbon capture technologies for specific industrial assets.

Mansi Dhaundiyal

Technology & Business Analyst

Mansi Dhaundiyal is Carbon Management Canada’s (CMC) Technology & Business Analyst. With a background in chemical engineering from the University of British Columbia, Mansi is integral piece behind many of our key projects.


Breanne O’Reilly

Director, Program Development & External Relations

Breanne O’Reilly is the Director, Program Development & External Relations for Carbon Management Canada (CMC) as well as the Program Director of the Alberta Methane Emissions Program (AMEP), providing strategic oversight for the organization. Breanne manages communications projects to engage and educate stakeholders on industrial emissions reduction solutions.

Zoe Hardowa

Communication and Marketing Specialist

Zoe Hardowa is Carbon Management Canada’s (CMC) Communication and Marketing Specialist, responsible for creating branded written and graphical content as well as providing additional support to CMC’s continuous communication efforts.

Shaun Crawford

Marketing and Communications Advisor

Shaun Crawford is the Marketing and Communications Advisor at Carbon Management Canada (CMC), responsible for developing content and campaigns to engage the industry and increase the public understanding of CCUS.  

Shamez Kotadia

Shamez Kotadia

Business Manager

Shamez Kotadia is Carbon Management Canada’s (CMC) Business Manager. For over 20 years, Shamez has been helping companies leverage technology solutions to increase their decision-making capability and enhance operational effectiveness. Today, he works to facilitate the growth and networking of large technology companies.

Kenna Aulakh

Office Coordinator

Kenna Aulakh is Carbon Management Canada’s (CMC) Office Coordinator, responsible for effectively managing all office operations and administrative procedures within our company.

Madison Paulson

Executive Assistant

Madison Paulson is Carbon Management Canada’s (CMC) Executive Assistant, responsible for strategically managing the time of CMC's President and Chief Executive Officer, delivering critical documents for the Senior Leadership Team, supporting the preparation of government grant claims and assembling Board materials to ensure quick and thorough communication between both parties.