Jonathan Lok

Strategic Natural Resource Consultants Inc. Managing Director

Cultivating a Stewardship Ethos

Jon began his forestry career on Northern Vancouver Island with companies like Canfor, TimberWest, Weyerhaeuser and Canadian Air Crane and was inspired to co-found Strategic Natural Resource Consultants, one of the larger resource management consultancies in BC. In his role as Managing Director, he is responsible for setting strategy, growing culture and building a world-class team. The firm was recently named as one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada.

Strategic issued it’s first ESOP share offering in December 2018 and now has 16 shareholders. The company was founded by Jon and Niels Jorgensen in 2003 and it has grown to nearly 200 employees across 6 offices throughout BC. The transition to an ESOP will help fuel the company’s growth, sustainability and prosperity into the future.

Jon studied at SFU, BCIT and UBC Sauder School of Business and has been recognized as the ABCFP’s Forest Technologist of the Year, received the CIF’s James Kitz Award and was named by Canadian Forest Industries Magazine as one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 40 in the forest sector.

Jon has served as President of the Consulting Foresters of BC, the Association of BC Forest Professionals, the Canadian Institute of Forestry and the North Island Community Forest. Outside of work, he enjoys racing rally cars, riding motorcycles and exploring the waters and backcountry of Vancouver Island and the Central Coast.