CONSULTING SERVICES And our wonderful associates
Our Principals
Bob Yates
Post-Graduate Diploma in Town and Regional Planning, 1973 - Glasgow University
Bachelor of Arts, Geography, with Economics & Political Science, 1971 - Durham University
With a strong background in both management and planning, Bob Yates provides the overall direction and contract management for the firm's projects.
Bob trained as a professional planner in the United Kingdom.  His government experience prior to forming YTA included:
in the UK, responsibility for economic policy, major industrial development and public consultation processes at the regional level
senior management positions in two B.C. school districts, Vancouver (1976 to 1979) and Greater Victoria (1979 to 1982)
work with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Culture where he held senior positions with the Recreation and Sport Branch for eight years (1982 to 1990).
Bob Yates actively contributes to his community through his continuing volunteer work with organizations supporting youth and healthy communities. He has served on the Capital Health Board, the Greater Victoria Hospital Board and the Greater Victoria Hospital Foundation.
Lyndagale M. Thorn
Master of Arts, Community & Regional Planning,1978 - University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Arts, Urban Geography, 1973 - University of British Columbia
Canadian Institute of Planners / Planning Institute of British Columbia - Full Member, 1980
Ms. Thorn has worked for over two decades as a consultant planner.  The majority of her work at the community and provincial levels has been applied to contracts in the areas of culture and the arts, education and employment.
Ms. Thorn trained as professional planner in British Columbia building on her experience as a regional planning officer in England.
Ms. Thorn volunteers her expertise on an ongoing basis to a variety of organizations. She was Chairperson of the Volunteer Committee for the BC Festival of the Arts, and she continues to be active with several community organizations.
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