About Us

Headquartered in Peace River, Alberta Strategic HSE Systems Inc. has been a proven service provider to Western Canada since 2010. We specialize in Transportation and Occupational Health and Safety and provide high-quality compliance-based solutions designed to educate, measure, and assist our client requirements.  In addition, we offer business development, joint venture capacity building, as well as digital marketing services. 


We understand the requirements necessary to operate with confidence and achieve compliance with legislation, worker training, and the development of streamlined and efficient processes to ensure success. Our “hands-on” approach for our clients is what makes our company truly unique. 

Our Locations


Peace River, AB






Our focus is on clients. Our commitment is service. Our foundation is safety.


The highest degree of courtesy, dignity is expected of us. We believe in being open, honest, and transparent as well as hold ourselves to an extremely high standard because we know we are up to the challenge.


We work with our clients to create ongoing, mutually beneficial partnerships.



We meet and exceed the expectations of our clients to ensure a unique and rewarding experience.



Careful, thoughtful planning and beginning with the end in mind ensure that no opportunities are missed. We strive for continuous improvement as a corporation and as individuals and apply our expertise to provide the best services possible.

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Our Quality Guarantee

Our vision is to empower our clients to operate with confidence in a healthy, safe, productive and compliant manner.  Our team of professionals respect the client and provides the utmost professionalism and focus to meet their needs. Together, we can make a world of difference to your working world.


Our Team

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Owner & Founder

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Samuel Elkins is owner of Strategic HSE Systems Inc., delivering consulting services to the forestry, energy and transportation industries as well as provincial governments throughout Western Canada. He leads the company with 30 years of background in natural resource management, health and safety, and transportation compliance across Canada.


Samuel’s held various industry, consulting, and government positions and has extensive experience and training in many aspects of technical, operational, and administrative practices related to the natural resources sector. 


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General Manager

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Angela joined us in December 2014 after nearly 16 years at Mercer Peace River (formerly Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd.). Recently, Angela has been promoted from Program Development Manager to our new General Manager position at Strategic HSE. 

Angela’s new responsibilities as General Manager include day-to-day operations of Strategic HSE, developing and implementing CRM (Client Relations Manager) software to manage client accounts more efficiently, tracking all costs, as well as monitoring workloads and assigning tasks to our team members.


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Field Operations Safety Manager

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Lisa became a member of our team in late 2015 after five years of service at Avenge Energy Services Inc. As the organization’s Safety Coordinator, she was responsible for developing, implementing and managing the Safety Management System. 

Most of Lisa’s work is field related. She monitors active industrial operations to ensure Occupational Health and Safety legislated-responsibilities are met, company and client-specific policies and procedures are followed, and National Safety Code obligations are achieved.


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Chief Marketing Officer

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Rylee Armstrong joined our team in April 2020 as Marketing Manager. She brings the strength of operating a graphic design and marketing firm in Peace River to her role with Strategic HSE.

She’s a graduate from Southwest Minnesota State University with a Bachelor of Science in
Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Her entrepreneurial endeavour began in 2019 when Rylee identified a need for creative marketing services in Northern Alberta.

She’s eager to help our company put its best foot forward while delivering the best services to her clients.

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Operations Manager

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Born and raised in Northern Alberta, he’s built a career within the energy sector in a variety of roles over the past 20 years. These have ranged from employment in environmental account management to industrial logistic coordination and hazardous and recyclable environmental waste management.

Kent has extensive knowledge, experience, and training in the many aspects of technical, operational, and administrative practices related to the oil and gas industry, including operations, business development, Indigenous relations/capacity building, health and safety, and environmental management.


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Executive Assistant

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Saphire joined us in April 2016 with a rich history in the retail/customer services industry. Her background also includes experience in the energy sector and employment with a paving company, demonstrating readiness to work hard in any environment and that she doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty to complete a job. 

Saphire oversees the day-to-day needs of the Strategic HSE team, including the management of our office headquarters, invoicing/billing, staff and client relations, and data entry. Her duties also take in facilitating all client appointments and enquiries and working closely with company executives.



Dr. Nerine Ras

Medical Director

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We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our Strategic team, Dr. Nerine Ras! Dr. Ras will be spearheading our Occupational Health Testing Division bringing in a vast variety of medical experience to our team.
Dr. Ras is a citizen of South Africa where she graduated with a degree in Human Physiology. From there, she took a yearlong pause before beginning her Medical Degree, which she completed in 2011. Dr. Ras has since gained additional medical experience through a 2-year internship program at an academic hospital, worked in District & Rural hospitals, completed 1 year of Clinical Technology training, and spent much time working in the ER Department assisting with COVID-19 patients.


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Transportation Compliance Manager

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Sarah signed on at Strategic HSE Systems Inc. in January 2021 as our Transportation Compliance Manager with a wealth of law enforcement, transportation and safety experience.

Over the past 12 years, she’s worked in various industry, consulting and government relations positions. These jobs have ranged from Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance transportation officer to Alberta Transportation NSC auditor to an independent mechanical inspector in the log hauling industry.




Health & Safety Consultant

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Amber is a new addition to our Strategic HSE team, joining us to assist with our Occupational Health Testing Solutions.

Amber has 18 years of experience involved with the transportation industry, and 6 years as an owner-operator. She’s managed all the office work and licensing involved with livestock, log and LTL transportation throughout Canada and the US. Amber loves hands-on work and working with people!


When not busy in the office, you would typically find Amber and the kids in the tractor or on the farm tending livestock or yard work!



Occupational Health Technician

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Caelin joined our team in May 2021, assisting our Occupational Health Testing Division throughout the summer months. Caelin will be graduating from Northern Lakes College in June 2022, as a Licensed Practical Nurse. With that, she will be transitioning into a full-time position with Strategic HSE, bringing a fresh new perspective to our Occupational Health Testing Division.

In the future, Caelin aims to become an Occupational Health Nurse to assist us with the growth of our Occupational Testing Divison. Caelin loves spending time with her family and friends in her free time.

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Health & Safety Consultant

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Catlin is a recent addition to the Strategic HSE team bringing with him a variety of experience in the Health & Safety Industry.


Catlin is certified in Health & Safety Administration and is currently working towards becoming a certified National Construction Safety Officer. Catlin also has experience as an H2S Safety Supervisor in the Oilfield, as well as experience managing the Health & Safety division in the Warehousing Industry. Recently, he was also approved as a National Construction Safety Officer. Catlin will be managing our Edmonton division providing quality services to our clients.

When not at work, Catlin enjoys spending his free time doing all outdoor things, specifically camping and hiking in Western Canada, with his wife and two dogs.