Charged with delivering CMLC’s robust infrastructure program for East Village and the Rivers District, this highly skilled team of architects, urban planners and project managers draws upon their collective experience in greenfield development, landscape architecture, urban planning and commercial development.
Kate Thompson, Vice President, Development (Architect, AAA, MRAIC)
Kate joined CMLC in January 2013 to lead the Construction & Development division in delivering the master plan vision for East Village and the Rivers District. As CMLC embarks on the next phase of its development in the Rivers District with the master plan guiding the creation of Calgary’s Culture and Entertainment District, Kate’s leadership will guide the development management of the BMO Centre Expansion and planned Event Centre along with critical infrastructure projects in the district. Kate works closely with Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation and the Calgary Stampede, project consultants and stakeholders.
A registered member of the Alberta Architects Association (AAA) and active Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (MRAIC), Kate manages architectural controls for East Village, ensuring all plans for new development align with CMLC’s vision for the neighbourhood.
Kate is active in the community through her role as Board Chair of the YWCA Calgary Board of Directors and as a member of the Dean’s Circle of Environmental Design (EVDS) at University of Calgary, where she has been an Adjunct Professor since 2014. In both teaching and practicing architecture, she continues to highlight the importance of a well-built urban fabric and support projects that strengthen Calgary’s urban spaces.
Jill Huber, P.Eng. Senior Project Manager
Jill joined CMLC in August 2018 with 15 years of residential land development experience both as an industry leading developer and a reputable consultant. Her passion and enthusiasm for community placemaking, business strategy, and teamwork are an asset to CMLC’s development team and the delivery of their projects.
Jill holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Environment Systems Engineering from the University of Regina and has been a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) since 2002. She is a volunteer with BILD Calgary Region and is currently serving her second term as an elected member of the Board of Directors. Jill also serves on the BILD Alberta Board of Directors and their Policy and Practices Advisory Council.
Amber Osadan-Ullman, MCIP, RPP, Senior Development Manager
Amber joined CMLC in April 2014, and brings seven years of land development experience to the team. Amber holds a Bachelor of Arts with High Honours in Regional and Urban Planning from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Policy Studies from Mount Royal University and is a registered professional planner with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP).
In Amber’s capacity as Senior Development Manager, she helps to deliver strategic capital projects inside and outside of the Rivers District and manages a wide consultant team. Through her work experience, she has built a strong foundation of knowledge in placemaking, project management, economic development and land use planning and design. With this experience, Amber has presented at a number of conferences including the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers, CIP, and the Alberta Professional Planner Institute.
Prior to joining CMLC, Amber spent four years in not-for-profit and the public sector fundraising and
building community programs for Albertans with Alberta Ballet, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and
the Government of Alberta.
Kelly Coles, PMP, Senior Project Manager, Development
In April 2019, Kelly joined the CMLC team as a Senior Project Manager. Kelly brings with her a wealth of project management experience from her role in the Facility Management Department at the City of Calgary. Before joining the City of Calgary, Kelly gained experience as a team member and leader at an architectural and interior design firms. Holding a Diploma in Architectural Technologies from SAIT, a Bachelor of Interior Design, a Project Management certificate, Kelly is also pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration through the University of Victoria. Kelly’s passion for learning and city building is a valuable asset for the CMLC team.
Josh Sartorelli, Project Manager, Development
Josh joined the CMLC team in 2013 with a Diploma in Architectural Technologies from SAIT. Prior to his work at CMLC, Josh was an Architectural Technologist for Sahuri and Partners Architecture and worked on projects such as the Bella Conservatory Theater (Mount Royal), the Medicine Hat Tigers Arena/Events Centre (Bid), and the West Jet regional hub.
In his 5+ years at CMLC, Josh has contributed to major projects like the St. Louis Hotel renovation, the Simmons Building renovation, the Elbow River Traverse, several phases of East Village road infrastructure, the East Village maintenance program, and post-flood clean-up and repair of East Village and RiverWalk.
Josh is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science (Management) through the University of Athabasca. Outside of his schooling and his role at CMLC, he devotes time to curriculum development for the Revit Architecture Program at SAIT. Josh is also a Guinness World Record Holder for the ‘longest indoor lacrosse game’ and has been a member of the Calgary Stampede Parade Committee since 2014.
Emily MacDonald, Project Coordinator, Development
Emily joined CMLC's Development team in July 2018 as a Project Coordinator. A born and raised Calgarian, Emily graduated from Mount Royal University in 2014 with a Business Degree, majoring in General Management. She has subsequently worked in the construction industry in multiple capacities, most recently with Cana Utilities as a Project Administrator. Emily's project experience, organizational skills, and communications style are a great asset to CMLC.