Executive Committee 

The Executive Committee of the Regina Geotechnical Group consists of the following members: 


Jenae Nixon 

I completed my studies at the University of Saskatchewan, with my Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 2016 and Master of Engineering in 2021. I started my career in engineering with summer work in the transportation consulting industry. Following my bachelor’s degree, I worked in geotechnical consulting industry in Regina. Currently, I am a Geotechnical Engineer with the Engineering Assessment group of Water Security Agency. Growing up in Kronau, I became an avid curler and interested in the vast expanse of the always shrinking and swelling Regina Clay that surrounded me. Studying the surficial geology map in university and discovering explanations for the changes in topography and soils across the province truly sparked my interest in soils, glacial geomorphology, and ultimately geotechnical engineering. I also enjoy gardening, crocheting, mountain biking, camping, and am looking forward to continuing my contributions to the Regina Geotechnical Group as Chair!

Section Director

Rashed Chowdhury, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Rashed completed his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology in 2007 and M.A.Sc. in Environmental System Engineering from the University of Regina in 2013. Rashed is currently working as a Team Lead and Senior Geotechnical Engineer with Clifton Engineering Group. He has over 15 years of experience in foundation design, site investigation, instrumentation, geotechnical analysis of earth fill retaining structures, slope stability assessment and landslides, dam safety and condition assessment of water retention structures, specialized laboratory testing and construction monitoring on a wide variety of projects on a wide variety of projects throughout the Canadian prairies. His experience is mixed between consulting, contractor and provincial government. He is a registered professional engineer in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba.

He was born & raised in Bangladesh before moving to Regina in 2011. Moslema & Rashed have a little boy, Saifan, who loves calling Regina their home. Rashed enjoys travelling, camping, playing sports, and watching football.

Director of Finance

Kim Doran, BASc, P.Eng.

I completed my degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010.  I was quick to join the consulting world with MDH Engineered Solutions (acquired by AtkinsRéalis) with a passion for solving unique geotechnical challenges.  Before I truly had the opportunity to dive deep into problem solving, I spent multiple years setting the foundation for my career in gaining experience in site characterization including borehole drilling, soil sampling, instrumentation installation and monitoring, surveying as well as analysis of ground water levels and chemistry.  I have had the opportunity to work on large construction projects in the transportation sector and a vast array of local geotechnical projects in support of geotechnical design and construction.  Outside of work, I am a proud mom of two young kids  (who also challenge me on a daily basis!).  I am supported by my husband, Colby, and we enjoy spending time at our family cabin when we are able to get away from work. 

Program Director

Jobie Taylor 

Jobie completed his degree in Environmental Systems Engineering at the University of Regina in 2020. Upon graduation, Jobie was provided the opportunity to fulfill a boyhood dream of playing in the (clayey, silty, sometimes gravelly) sandbox professionally, a role which he continues to enjoy as Geotechnical Engineer-in-Training at Clifton Engineering Group. His adventures to this point in the world of geotechnical engineering have provided him the opportunity to explore sandboxes across Western Canada and into Ontario on a wide range of projects. Most significantly, his experience is rooted in the design and execution of slurry supported trenches and groundwater containment structures. Away from work, Jobie typically spends his time at the family cottage, where he enjoys watersports, golfing, and soaking up the sun.

Outreach Director

Jenna Baker, BASc, Geoscientist-in-Training

I completed my degree in Geology from the University of Regina in 2013. I am currently working with the Government of Saskatchewan as a geotechnical specialist for Ministry of Highways in Regina. Prior to that I worked in the Ministry of Energy and Resources as a mineral rights officer. I am developing my skills in geotechnical monitoring related to Highways infrastructure. I enjoy baking, playing with my dog Geo(hazard), and running after my nieces.

Communication Director

Ahmed Bukhary 

Member at Large

Kelly Lowry, Dinusha