Our Team

Our team is big enough to handle projects of any scope & size,
yet small enough to be responsive, personable, and accountable.

Leadership Team

Mike Tidmarsh

Mike joined Canada West Land in 2018 and has been influential to our company’s growth. He has over 15 years of experience in land management, primarily in the midstream sector. His expertise is throughout Canada, including Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and New Brunswick. His leadership, knowledge, and dedication, paired with his extensive experience with project development and the operations side of the business, have made him an integral part of our organization. Mike holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary and focuses his efforts on strategy development and execution, as well as spearheading the company’s growth. A big proponent of family and fun, Mike’s personal values translate to the culture at Canada West Land. 

Rob Edwards
Director, Land Services

Rob has over 16 years of industry experience, working both in-house and on the broker side, and has been with Canada West Land for the past 8 years. He is an essential part of the team as our Director, Operations, where he has been helping clients navigate timelines, resourcing needs, and budgets throughout the project cycles. He has been a key part of our continued and expanded success within British Columbia (BC) and Alberta, while being responsible for the growth and management of our entire BC based team. Rob is focused on client management, corporate operations and growth, culture within the organization, as well as overseeing operations within each of our geographical areas. An avid golfer, Rob never says no to a round and is constantly searching for his next bucket list golf course. 

Director, Technical Support

As one of our longest-standing employees, Melissa has been a fundamental  part of our team for over 18 years. She has made significant contributions by establishing streamlined processes and procedures, leading our information technology (IT) initiative, and providing comprehensive training to our colleagues. Melissa’s aptitude for coordinating administrative teams, regardless of project size, has proven invaluable. Her support extends across multiple divisions within our organization, and she excels in managing client expectations while expertly resolving changes and project challenges. Melissa maintains a close working relationship with our IT and GIS teams, ensuring project efficiencies and accurate task execution. Her primary areas of focus encompass IT, finance, and project controls, along with providing indispensable support to our administrative team. Beyond her professional aspirations, Melissa cherishes her family time and actively plans their upcoming adventures. 

Greg Kreese
Director, Business Development

Bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Oil and Gas industry, Greg has been an influential part of our company’s success since joining us in 2019. With over 15 years of progressive experience, Greg has honed his expertise in various areas, including business development, client management, corporate strategy, growth, and diversification. His strategic mindset and ability to cultivate strong relationships has been instrumental in expanding our business and corporate vision while driving our strategic corporate growth. Outside of his professional endeavors, Greg finds joy in travelling and creating cherished memories with his family. You’ll often find him engrossed in activities with his energetic four boys, sharing in the laughter, frustration, stress, and happy moments that come with the joyful chaos of parenting. 

Our team is our biggest asset.


Jarvis Nicoll


Jarvis is a big picture thinker, entrepreneur, business owner, and mentor. He brings an energetic perspective to both business and life, while continuously pushing the boundaries of what is possible and disrupting conventional thinking. With a passion for people, he is constantly pushing others to achieve their goals and be their authentic selves. Jarvis is the co-founder of Canada West Land and is currently the owner of several businesses in the investment, energy, renewables, and print media marketing sectors. These businesses fall under the CARDON Group, which is a diversified investment company with operating entities under its umbrella, including Canada West Land. CARDON is focused on job creation, investment, and process improvement.

Jarvis completed a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business Management from the University of Alberta and calls Calgary home. Having grown up on a ranch 20 minutes west of Calgary, he is committed to this city and province. An active member of the Alberta Chapter of YPO and heavily involved with the Calgary Business community, Jarvis is continually investing time in the next generation of business leaders in YYC.

Doug Bedard


Doug is a business owner, entrepreneur, sports fan, and family man. He is the co-founder of Canada West Land and is currently the owner several businesses in the investment, energy, renewables, and print media marketing sectors. The CARDON Group is a diversified portfolio company with operating entities under its umbrella, which includes Canada West Land. Doug is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in an agricultural business discipline, and has over 15 years of agricultural, oil field construction, and land experience. He has a breadth of project management practice and is directly involved in our day-to-day operations with many of our executive leadership teams.

Doug is also passionate about leadership and continuous improvement. He is part of TEC Canada, where he meets with a private advisory group each month under the same guiding principles – to help one another become better leaders, make better decisions, and achieve better results. Outside of the office, Doug can be found spending time with his family, riding dirt bikes, snowmobiling, trap shooting, or on the lake.

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