214 - 20171 92A Avenue
Langley, BC
Canada, V1M 3A5

Tel: 604 538 4574
Fax: 604 538 4533


#8 Yellowknife Airport
Yellowknife, NT
Canada, X1A 3T2

Tel: 867 766 4952
Fax: 867 766 3374


1518B Ungalliqpaat Cres.
Iqaluit, NU
Canada, X0A 0H0

Tel: 867 222 4128


3310 River Dr.
Terrace, BC
Canada, V8G 3P1

Tel: 250 635 0507

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The Matrix Team

Matrix has built a powerful team of individuals each with many years of experience in his or her area of expertise. Collectively they have serviced an extremely broad range of organizations and industries—from small start-ups to some of the largest players in the world.

Senior Management Team

Martin Knutson, President

Education / Industry Experience / Professional or Trade Certifications
  • 40 years investment, financial and remote operations experience
  • Licensed Commercial Pilot since 1981
  • Aviation Safety Officer
  • First involved in remote helicopter camps for firefighting in his teens
  • President of Nunasi Helicopters from 1997 to 2003
  • Founded Matrix Helicopters in 2000
  • Founded Matrix Aviation Solutions in 2002
  • Worked as a licensed stock broker specializing in junior exploration and industrial firms
Top 3 Strengths
  • Depth of knowledge and participation in business sector of Canadian North
  • Mining is in his blood – grew up in the mining community of Kirkland Lake, ON. If he doesn’t know it, he knows someone who does.
  • Senior management with focus on customer service and retention
Most Remarkable Work
  • Pioneered the development of Matrix into a national powerhouse and leader in the provision of exploration logistics, camps and aviation management.
Cell: 867.445.2640

Mike Kenney, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Education / Industry Experience / Professional or Trade Certifications
  • 15 years’ industry experience
  • BBA (Accounting Major), St. Francis Xavier University
  • HSE Compliance
  • Background in accounting and finance
  • Specializes in Budget and Variance Management
  • Extensive experience in finding and executing operational efficiencies to save our clients money
  • Proven leader with a focus on skill advancement and career development for our team
  • Depth of knowledge in troubleshooting and risk management assessments
  • Innovative thought process through full operations cycles
Top 3 Strengths
  • Complete understanding of the full business cycle
  • Expert in exploration, mining logistics and camp management
  • Builds and manages strong partnerships with multiple stakeholders
Most Remarkable Work
  • Planning and executing of a 1000-person camp in the remote high Arctic for the Department of National Defence in Nunavut, from initial build to decommissioning
Cell: 604.345.9447

Emma Lang, Project Manager

Education / Industry Experience / Professional or Trade Certifications
  • BA, Honours Kinesiology, Wilfred Laurier University
  • Project Management Professional Certification, PMI
  • Matrix Logistics and Expediting Coordinator at Hazelton site
  • Project Manager, AJ Hackett Bungy, Australia and Singapore
  • Budgets, cost, procurement, time, risk and quality management
  • International experience as a project manager for full project cycle of new bungy site from the ground-up
Top 3 Strengths
  • Exceptionally detail oriented and organized
  • Logistics, expediting and contingency planning
  • Team leadership

Keli Boudreau, General Manager Iqaluit

Education / Industry Experience / Professional or Trade Certifications
  • 16 years’ experience in the aviation industry
  • Security x-ray machine certification
  • Explosives Detection Equipment certification
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods certification – Land and Air
  • Aeronautical Restricted Operator Radio licence
  • Restricted Area Identification Card for Canadian Airports
Top 3 Strengths
  • Depth of understanding of the inner workings of Iqaluit airport
  • Team leadership
  • Critical thinking skills

Shaun Porteous, Head of Mechanics Division

Education / Industry Experience / Professional or Trade Certifications
  • Heavy-Duty Mechanic – 15 years
  • Advanced CAT Dealer Training
  • Foreman and Advanced High-Performance Teams Course
  • Equipment Inspections, PMs, Rebuilds, Engine Work, Hydraulic Testing, Welding, Troubleshooting, Electrical Diagnosing, Advanced Cat, Cummins
Top 3 Strengths
  • Planning/repairing over 1200 pieces of equipment while working as Shop Foreman
  • Development and roll-out of equipment maintenance/status reporting strategy/remote mine start-ups and equipment builds
  • High-level leadership roles throughout career

Janice Weisbrod, Catering & First Aid Coordinator

Education / Industry Experience / Professional or Trade Certifications
  • 17 years in Canadian Armed Forces logistics, first aid and field food rations and 25 years’ experience in food and beverage
  • Search and survival instructor
  • Culinary Arts Professional Cook Level 3
  • Occupational First Aid Level 3
  • BC Food Safe Invigilator and Advanced FoodSafe Certification
  • Food handling compliance subject matter expert
Top 3 Strengths
  • Extensive hands-on field experience
  • Food inventory management and asset maintenance
  • Great problem solver who is tough to rattle