KEGS Executive Members


Doug Garrie, Past President

Doug is a geophysicist specializing in helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic processing and interpretation.  He is experienced with geophysical survey design and data interpretation for various applications including mineral exploration programs, regional geological mapping, hydro-geophysical studies, environmental and geotechnical projects.  He is currently a senior geophysicist at SkyTEM Canada Inc. providing technical support to clients, field crews and business development teams.

He started his career at Dighem Surveys processing data and writing interpretation reports on airborne frequency domain electromagnetic, magnetic, and radiometric data.  Over the years, he has progressed his career through various roles at Fugro Airborne Surveys, Aeroquest Surveys, and CGG Multi-physics within different interpretation teams and managerial roles.

When not working, Doug enjoys curling, both coaching youth and playing.  And he can often be found on long bike rides or hiking with family and friends.


Robert Hearst, President

Robert obtained his HB.Sc.(Geology and Geophysics) from UWO in 1983 and a M.Sc. (Geology and Geophysics) from McMaster University in 1993. Robert has held consultant, technical, managerial roles with Paterson, Grant & Watson Ltd. (PGW) geophysical consultants, McPhar Airborne Surveys, MPX Airborne Surveys, Quantec Geoscience, Apserbras Congo and Areva Canada before joining Southern Geoscience. Work experience includes the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, China and India.

He is a member of the PDAC, SEG, CSEG, ASEG, EAGE, CIMM and KEGS and a Professional Geoscientist with PGO, APEGS, APEGA and NAPEG.


Kanita Khaled, Vice President

Kanita is a Professional Geophysicist (P.Geo) with experience in the mining, oil and gas industries. She obtained a BSc. in Geophysics from the University of Toronto. Kanita began her career as an Exploration Geologist role at Teranga Gold, operating out of Senegal. Following this, she practiced micro-seismic geophysics at ESG Solutions in Kingston, Ontario. She then returned to Toronto to take on a role in potential field geophysics at Geotech Airborne Ltd working with airborne electromagnetic, magnetic, gravity and radiometric data sets. She managed several airborne geophysics projects in a Geophysicist-Project Manager role at Geotech. Kanita is currently a Geophysicist at Seequent, where she works closely with business and technical teams to provide high quality solutions for geoscience professionals. 

Kanita is an active member of the geoscience community, and maintains an alumni mentor role at the University of Toronto. In her past time Kanita enjoys hiking and painting. 


Farzaneh Farahani, Secretary-Treasurer 

Farzaneh Farahani, M.Sc., P.Geo. Is a project Geophysicist at Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience Inc. Since 2016. Farzaneh started her Career as a Geomagnetic observatory and Geomagnetism lab assistant, back in 2004 at the Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran, Iran.  Her passion to applied Geophysics and understanding the application of theory to solve the industrial problems, led her to pursue her career in exploration geophysics (Magnetic and Electromagnetic exploration projects.) Farzaneh has over 14 years of research and work experience at the academia and Industry. She has also been an active member of Geophysical societies and has helped in organizing and coordinating national Conferences and symposiums. She holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Damghan Applied Sciences, Iran. And a M.Sc. in Geophysics (with a focus on Geomagnetic Explorations) from Science and Research branch, Azad University, Tehran, Iran. She immigrated to Canada in 2014 and completed a post graduate degree in Environmental Control from Sheridan College, Canada. Besides being honored to join KEGS executive board members, she is also an executive board member of the Women Geoscientists in Canada (WGC) to advocate gender equality in geoscience.



Micki Allen, Executive Director

Micki Allen is the President of Marac Enterprises a highly successful Trade Show Logistics and Event Planning company in the Geophysical & Mining Industry since 1995.   She is the Executive Director and a member of KEGS.  She was the Convention Manager for DMEC’s successful Exploration ’07 and Exploration ’17 conferences, and she is a director of DMEC.  Her other memberships and duties include EAGE (NSG Committee), SEG (SEG Council), EAGE (International Board Liaison) and PDAC (Exhibitor Advisory Committee)


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