Our Team

 


Kris Sloan

General Manager/Owner

Kris grew up in Edmonton and is currently raising his family in Beaumont. He is a graduate of the Telecommunications Engineering program at NAIT and spent his previous working years in Oilfield Geomatics and Heavy Equipment operating before joining Cutting Edge in 2007. Kris started as a labourer and has had the unique opportunity to hold almost every position in the company before becoming the Operations manager and a shareholder in 2013. In June of 2017, Kris acquired 100% of Cutting Edge from Peter Mulder, the late founder of Cutting Edge. Kris focuses on culture and safety which are the keys to Cutting Edge’s growth and success in the construction industry. Teamwork is the first and most important ingredient. Our mission statement is born of Kris’s vision; Together we build our future and our future looks bright!


Neil Stone

Field Operations Manager

Neil was born and raised in Edmonton and is the father of 4.  He started his career with Cutting Edge in 2007 as the shop foreman and general mechanic.  In 2009 he became part of the Management team when he dove head-first into the construction end of the business.  He has enjoyed great success in both residential and commercial landscaping, building award winning projects in both fields.  In 2017 he became Cutting Edge’s Field Operations Manager.  Growing Cutting Edge is Neil’s focus and providing stable work environment for his staff through team work is his main priority.


Dale Karas

Division Manager: Commercial Construction/Land Development

Dale grew up in the Edmonton area and graduated from NAIT with a red seal millwright ticket. He spent most of his career in the oilfield working across Canada and around the world. Dale joined the Cutting Edge team in early 2013 as a commercial project manager and is now the Division manager of commercial and land development landscape. Dale works alongside clients and consultants to ensure their needs are met and projects are delivered on time, and on budget. Dale’s specialty is producing large scale land development sites and ensuring that they are built to City specifications.

 

 



Lance Simonin

Project Manager

Lance Simonin was born and raised in Calgary Alberta. He studied Ecology at the University of Manitoba and Business Management at NAIT. Before working with Cutting Edge Landscaping, Lance was an Environmental Consultant in the oil & gas industry. Lance started working with Cutting Edge Landscaping in the construction department in 2015. Since 2015, Lance has grown into many different roles with the company including estimating, project coordination and project management. Lance has had the privilege to work on many unique high profile and highly specialized construction projects with Cutting Edge Landscaping. Lance is also a PEG (Professional Estimating Group) committee member with the ECA. Lance believes that effective communication, organization and strong problem-solving skills are the key to successful project management.  


Jennifer Beddoes  LAT

Division Manager: Maintenance/Certificates

Jenni Beddoes was raised on a small farm in central Alberta. After graduating from New Norway school, she studied Landscape Architecture at NAIT where she received her L.A.T designation. Before coming to work at Cutting Edge Landscaping, Jenni was working as an L.A.T at a multidisciplinary consulting firm. Jenni came to Cutting Edge in 2017. She was initially hired as a Project Coordinator to facilitate City inspections. She has since taken on the role of managing the maintenance department, inspections, and in house design build projects. Jenni recently received her Pesticide Applicator Certificate, and sits on the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects as the L.A.T representative. Jenni strives to set Cutting Edge apart in our industry by ensuring that our company leaders are educated in holding our constructed sites to the highest standard of completion and maintenance.  


Tyler Feist

Lead Estimator/Project Coordinator

Tyler was born and raised in Spruce Grove Alberta. In 2015, Tyler graduated from NAIT with his Diploma in Construction Engineering Technology. He spent a year working for a General Contractor in Edmonton before joining Cutting Edge Landscaping in June of 2016. Tyler initially took on the role of Project Coordinator and provided support in the estimating department. Very quickly Tyler diversified his role and is now the Lead Estimator for Cutting Edge while still balancing his responsibilities as a Project Coordinator. In his spare time, Tyler is very active participating in both men’s league hockey and basketball. He is a self-proclaimed Rec league all-star and enjoys potting hatty’s on a nightly basis at the rink. 


Crystal Kemp

Office Manager

Crystal and her son have resided in Beaumont since 2011 after relocating from Athabasca. She enjoys photography and has obtained a certificate in Professional Photography through New York Institute of Photography. As Office Manager, Crystal is responsible for all office procedures, using her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in a busy work environment. Crystal is a key part of day to day operations. Crystal has a Banking and Business Certificate from NAIT and has accumulated over 20 years of office management experience. Coming from the oilfield industry she joined the Cutting Edge Team in the fall of 2015 as an Accounts Payable Administrator and in January of 2016 was promoted to Office Manager. The genuine team environment is what makes Cutting Edge a unique place to work and what Crystal values most.

Chris Henderson

Project Manager

Chris was born in Halifax and raised in Cherrybrook Nova Scotia. He followed his passion for cars and completed his apprenticeship for automotive mechanic and autobody repair at ACC. He worked for dealerships and collision centers for many years before moving West. In the fall of 2013 Chris moved to Edmonton and started his career with Cutting Edge. He began as a laborer, and through hard work and client/site management, was promoted to project manager in the fall of 2014. While running point on the Residential project’s portfolio, Chris has successfully completed many commercial construction installations. His passion for people and his work shows with every project he completes.

David Court

Project Manager

David grew up in the small town of Raymond, Alberta and is currently raising his family of 3 amazing boys with his beautiful wife in Stony Plain. He studied for a Bachelor of Education and Recreation and played CIS football at the University of Alberta. Prior to joining the Cutting Edge team in 2017 as a Project Manager, David spent 10 years with another landscape construction company where he started as a General Labourer working his way to Divisional Manger. Over the course of his 12-year construction career David has been involved in many distinguished projects where he has gained valuable knowledge and expertise in the construction industry. He prides himself on bringing intricately designed landscapes to life and building positive business relationships with our clients.

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