Meet our Leadership Team


Kara Schwaebe

Chief Executive Officer

Kara Schwaebe is an accomplished industry leader with over 15 years of experience in environment, land, regulatory compliance, and stakeholder engagement. Kara has led and managed the development of major pipeline, power transmission, and renewable energy projects across North America. She has a proven track record of successfully navigating major projects through land acquisition, routing and siting, environmental assessment, regulatory approval, and construction phases. Kara is recognized for her decisive and progressive approach to risk management and project execution.

As CanACRE’s Chief Executive Officer, Kara is responsible for leading, developing, and maintaining CanACRE’s procedures, service standards, and quality management across the industries that CanACRE services. She empowers CanACRE’s various service teams to create and implement internal operational strategies to ensure project deliverables are completed on time, within budget, and exceed our clients’ expectations. Kara is dedicated to building a diverse team and creating opportunities for CanACRE employees to grow and become leaders in their respective fields.


Tim Rallis

Chief Strategy Officer

Tim Rallis has established himself as a leader in energy and infrastructure development services in North America. Tim has successfully managed multiple large-scale infrastructure projects for transmission, renewable energy, energy storage, and transportation projects. As CanACRE’s Chief Strategy Officer Tim is responsible for providing CanACRE’s clients with expert advice in relation to project siting, greenfield development, stakeholder engagement, and land acquisition strategies in North America.

Tim’s comprehensive experience in GIS, business development, project management, and land services provide him with the ability to anticipate the demands of energy and infrastructure projects. This has been instrumental in CanACRE’s ability to provide competitive and innovative services across multiple industries. Tim has led the research and development of several of CanACRE’s pioneering service offerings and has overseen complex project implementations to ensure our systems work as efficiently as possible for our clients’ projects.

Joel Fulford

Vice President, Project Services

Joel Fulford is a founding member of CanACRE and has over 10 years of experience in project management and the design and development of GIS and data systems and processes, in both the private and public sectors. Joel leads our team in company development, R&D, project planning, budgeting, reporting systems, and technical writing. He also plays a key role in the development and growth of CanACRE’s service offering in industries including, renewable energy, pipeline, transportation and public works, and electrical transmission projects.

Sean Taylor

Vice President, Land Services

Sean Taylor joined CanACRE in 2011, and has 12 years of experience of project management, negotiation, process engineering, and GIS analysis in relation to energy and infrastructure development and operations. Sean is responsible for maintaining and improving company operations, and managing the key processes used in the provision of land acquisition and project development services to a wide range of clients in Canada and the United States, including conventional and renewable energy, energy storage, and transmission and pipeline rights of way.

Larry Berto

Director, Land Services

Larry Berto comes to CanACRE with over 40 years of experience in the real estate industry. He has managed the real estate requirements for multiple local government and electrical transmission projects, and has successfully negotiated with thousands of stakeholders for leases, easements, licenses, right of ways, full and partial takings, and option rights. Larry also has extensive experience in asset management, property appraisals, is a licensed real estate agent and broker, and holds an SR/WA designation through the IRWA.

Paul Roberts

Director, Land Services

Paul Roberts has over 35 years of experience in the private and public sectors in property negotiation and appraisal, in relation to multiple government infrastructure projects. Since joining CanACRE in 2013, Paul has been responsible for leading our government services, and managing the property requirements for a wide variety of public infrastructure projects. Projects to date include, roads (local and highway), water, sewer, and commuter transit (bus, subway, and LRT). Paul holds the SR/WA designation, and is a Past President of the IRWA – Chapter 29, the OAMREA, and the OEA, where he still currently serves as a Board member.

Rob Thomson

Director, Land Services

Before joining CanACRE in 2014, Rob Thomson enjoyed a 37 year career in large-scale electrical transmission and distribution. Rob has held both managerial and land agent roles within the real estate divisions of many high-profile transmission line projects. Rob’s expertise includes, managing and undertaking negotiations for transmission and distribution infrastructure, designing regulatory consultation processes, project operations and maintenance, and consultation with Indigenous groups. At CanACRE Rob is responsible for advising CanACRE’s clients on permitting activities, stakeholder consultation initiatives, and managing land acquisition and negotiation activities with landowners, and government agencies.

Adam Fulford

Director, Land Services

Adam Fulford’s responsibilities at CanACRE include project management, coordinating negotiations and consultations with landowners and land use authorities, as well as aiding clients in siting, designing, and permitting projects. Adam has a wide variety of acquisition, negotiation, consultation and management experience in industries including renewable energy generation, energy storage, public infrastructure, and telecommunication. In addition, Adam specializes in strategies for species at risk mitigation, complex telecommunications installations, and designing stakeholder consultation programs for CanACRE’s clientele.

Daniel Babcock

Founder, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors

Dan Babcock is a founding member of CanACRE with over 15 years of experience developing large-scale infrastructure and renewable energy projects in North America. As a founder and former President of CanACRE, Dan successfully grew the team from 3 employees to over 120 employees in 10 years. He was instrumental in positioning CanACRE as a leading provider of technical and land consulting services in North America. As Chair of the Board of Directors at CanACRE, Dan oversees the determination and implementation of corporate direction and strategy.

Scott Oldewening

Founder, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors

Scott Oldewening is a founding member of CanACRE and a lawyer with experience in environmental, municipal, real estate and contract law. Scott honed his expertise in permitting and project development working with many well-established international energy developers in the power generation industry. His knowledge, experience, and leadership have been instrumental in guiding the CanACRE team through various accounting, management, legal, and planning and permitting processes.

Dan Wilson

Advisor

Dan Wilson currently serves as President of SSP Offshore Inc. He has been advising CanACRE on all aspects of its business since the company’s inception. Dan’s background is as a corporate and securities lawyer with 20 years of experience advising clients on transactional issues and ongoing strategic initiatives, providing both legal structuring and business advice.

Since 2000, Dan has served as a corporate development consultant advising various public and private companies on transactional securities issues and corporate development issues, including acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings, growth-stage issues and follow-up financings. Dan has also served as a director and officer of a variety of public companies in Canada. He is called to the Bar in the Province of Alberta (active status) and the State of California (inactive status).


THE CanACRE TEAM

CanACRE employs over 120 industry professionals with varied and complimentary backgrounds, including ROW professionals, energy and infrastructure developers, GIS providers, engineering and construction firms, project managers, process engineers, software and database development, telecommunications, real estate sales and appraisal, environmental firms, and governmental agencies. The amalgamation of the diverse expertise of our team members allows us to offer our clients fully realized and value-added services. We are proud of the talented people who make up the CanACRE family.

Join Our Team

We are a dynamic and growing team with a commitment to attracting and retaining the best talent. If you are passionate about innovative project development across many sectors we’d like to hear from you. Email us at careers@canacre.com