Our Staff


Khalil Ahmed PhD., PAg

Manager & communication Coordinator

Dr. Khalil has more than eight years of research experience. He is a Ph.D. in Soil science Agriculture, and he has a Diploma in Environmental Sciences. Before BRRG, Khalil worked for SARDA Ag Research as a research and environmental coordinator. In the past, he has worked in the fertilizer industry in Pakistan, at the Agricultural Institute of Malaysia and Integrated Crop Research Management Services in Fort-Saskatchewan.

He has published his research in various refereed journals and newsletters and has presented in many conferences. His publications include 11 reviewed research papers, 15 proceedings, one book chapter, and several reports and articles.

Apart from work, he enjoys playing cricket and tennis, watching documentaries, and watching YouTube videos on how to repair things.


Nasima Junejo PhD., PAg.

Research Program Manager

Recently BRRG hired Dr. Junejo as Research Program Manager. She has 16 years of research experience. She is providing her service To BRRG since 2018 as a freelance consultant of Agriculture Research and Extension. She did her Post doctorate from University of Alberta. She worked for SARDA almost two years as an agronomist and research coordinator.

In 2017, she joined the agriculture ministry of Guyana as Canadian Agriculture Consultant and trained agriculture research officers . Dr. Junejo is a technical editor and reviewer of many international journals. She is a soil science specialist. during her research career, she worked on Soil amendments, nutrient cycling, soil health and fertilizer efficiency in relation to soil and field crops.you can check her publication on google scholar


Dona Stoddart

Payroll & Bookkeeper

Dona brought a huge accounting experience to BRRG with her extraordinary financial skills. She worked as an account manager and financial advisor in the banking industry. She loves to take care of her dogs. She enjoys camping in summer.

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Alexander Olson BSc.

Field Coordinator

Alexander Olson has a passion for biology and an interest in the ecosystems of Central Alberta. He has worked for two seasons in variety, efficacy, and magnitude of residue trials in the Alberta parkland. For 7 years previously, Alex repaired and maintained an expansive variety of machines.


Alex’s passion for biology blossomed at the Camrose Augustana campus of the University of Alberta where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He grew up in the Camrose County which was also instrumental in his growing interest in agriculture. Alex lives in Camrose with his wife and their two daughters. They enjoy hiking, camping, and playing board games.

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Karin Lindquist

Extension Environment Agrologist

Karin grew up on a mixed farm near Barrhead, AB with backgrounding/stocker beef steers, as well as growing barley and canola for feed and cash crop. Her interest in agriculture took her to the University of Alberta where she obtained a BSc in Agriculture with an Animal Science major. Though Karin graduated in June 2015, she has worked for the university as a research assistant both with the Rangeland Research Institute, and at the Breton Plots the following summer with crop and soil science research. She also worked as a forage-beef specialist from Alberta Agriculture’s Ag-Info Centre office in Stettler for over four years. She worked part-time as a general assistant for a large animal veterinarian.


All this experience has helped Karin develop a great passion for plant identification, rangeland and pasture management, grazing practices, forage and beef production, and the natural environment.

Our Summer Staff

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Ava Moller

I’m Ava Moller. I grew up on a farm outside of Forestburg. I have always been interested in farming and grew up with it being a part of my life. I’m looking forward to attending Lakeland college in the Crop Technology program. I am excited to learn more in-depth detail about the industry. 

Christopher Kapeller

Hi, I’m Christopher. I’m from Calgary and I’ll be completing my final year of Environmental Science at the University of Calgary in the fall. I enjoy working in research, handling and recording data, and this is my first experience working in agriculture. My passion for scientific research and the desire to try new experiences brought me to Battle River Research, and I’m looking forward to learning all about the applied research process.

Jade Knodel

Hey I’m Jade! I am 20 years old and my family owns 7 horses. I grew up and graduated in Forestburg so it’s great to be a part of the local community. Currently I am going to Lakeland college for my second year of my Animal Science Technology Diploma. I am thrilled to be a part of the team and hope to learn how we are improving the ag industry.

Ksenia Stromsmoe

Hey, I’m Ksenia Stromsmoe. I was raised on a cattle farm and have been in Equine 4-H for 10 years. I’m currently going into my 4th year at the University of Lethbridge for a Bachelor of Environmental Science. I have also graduated from Olds College in their Land and Water Resources diploma program. I hope to learn more about the processes of research groups and get some sun this summer!

Layton McMahon

I’m Layton McMahon. I am a 5th generation grain farmer from Galahad, AB. I am graduating from Forestburg Highschool in June and plan to attend Olds College for precision agriculture-techgronomy program. Agriculture has always been a major aspect of my life, and having this job is a great way to be a bigger part of the industry and learn more about it.