As oceans receded from landmasses, sediments that remained became fertile ground for seeds, plants, pollenating insects and the first trees to plant their roots.
The founders of Devonian Ridge pulled inspiration from this period as a place where new beginnings start to grow. The feeling of possibility, and building something new and beautiful inspired our founders to turn their vision into reality.
Paul is a landscape development artist with more than 30 years experience bringing new life to green spaces with his hands, head and heart. President of Green Escape Landscape Design, Paul’s passion is in shaping outdoor spaces to create harmony among humans and nature. A native of Kingston, Ontario, Paul came to Alberta as a young man, and began his career with a wheelbarrow, shovel and a dream. His motto is: “There’s nothing wrong with perfect.” Paul lives in Calgary with his wife Christine and is extremely active in his community as President of the Glendale/Glendale Meadows Community Association.
Derek is the retired President of Schlumberger Canada and former President/CEO of Saxon Energy, among his 34 years as a business leader in the international oil and gas industry. A native of Baie Verte, a small mining town in Newfoundland, Derek’s career has taken him on extended postings in Africa, the U.K., and the United States before returning home to Canada for his most senior executive roles. Derek now lives in the Calgary community of Woodbine. He is a hockey player, golfer, and is equally at home in a good old kitchen party as he is at a black-tie formal.
It is with heavy hearts we bring you news that Derek has lost his courageous battle with cancer. Not only was he a good friend and business partner, he was a great person. He loved his family and treated his friends like family. He will truly be missed.