The team

Matt Hall, PhD

Matt has a PhD in sedimentology from the University of Manchester, UK, and 20 years’ experience in the energy industry. He has worked for Landmark and Statoil, and at ConocoPhillips as a geophysical advisor. Matt has written over 50 papers, articles, conference papers, posters, and book chapters.


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Evan Bianco, MSc

Evan has a Master’s degree in geophysics from the University of Alberta, Canada, and ten years’ experience as an industry consultant in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Evan's interests span a range of disciplines, from time-lapse seismic in oil sands to integrated interpretation, geomodelling, and cartography.


Diego Castañeda, PhD

Diego is a recent PhD graduate in astrophysics. He has several years of experience applying machine learning to scientific problems, both as part of his research and in competing in data science contests. He is contributing to Agile's recent research and development projects around machine learning. Diego is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Kara Turner, MSc

Kara has a Master's degree in physical geography from the University of Durham, UK. She is the managing editor of Agile Libre, Agile's publishing imprint. She has 20 years' experience in publishing, having previously managed geography titles at Reed Elsevier in London, production at Sandviks Bokforlag in Norway, editorial at Weigl in Calgary, and again at Altitude in Canmore, Alberta.

Tracey Lothian, BSc

Tracey has a degree in English and a degree in linguistics, both from St Mary's University, Halifax, and has several years' experience in trade publishing. She joined Agile Libre part time in 2017 and has been managing the 52 Things book series. She works in Mahone Bay with Kara.