Our Team

Bill Carter

Bill Carter
Director

Bill Carter is the director with CTec. The oceans have been central to Bill's entire working career, as well as his private life. Following graduation he worked for many years as a marine geoscientist, providing him a deep-rooted appreciation and respect for the ocean as well as significant sea-going experience.

Shore side, Bill led numerous ocean technology development programs and managed large-scale local and international projects on behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Canadian Centre for Marine Communications. As the manager of ocean observation he still occasionally finds his way out on the water to assist with oceanographic buoy deployments and system maintenance.

Bill spends much of his free time exploring the coastline of Newfoundland by power, sail and kayak.

Eric Davis

Eric Davis
Senior Technologist

Eric Davis, senior technologist with CTec, is a graduate of the Electrical Engineering Technology diploma program from the Institute of Fisheries and Marine Technology.

Prior to joining CTec, Eric worked with the Canadian Centre for Marine Communications for 14 years, initially as an engineering technologist and then as network administrator.

In 2006 Eric was named technical lead for the SmartBay project. In this capacity he is responsible for maintenance of offshore systems, sensor installations, wireless communication services and data/network services.

Eric also provides technical support for the Holyrood Marine Base. With over 20 years experience in the marine technology industry, Eric provides advice and guidance to colleagues and external clients.

Eric's interests include boating, amateur radio, motorsports, photography, carpentry, baking, cooking, travel and volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross. Eric enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially his four-legged buddy, Chase.

Crystal-Lynn Gorman

Crystal-Lynn Gorman
Administrative Assistant

Crystal-Lynn Gorman works as the Administrative Assistant with CTEC, and is currently working towards the completion of her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Memorial University. Crystal-Lynn joined the Marine Institute in 2008 and began her work with CTEC in 2010.

Prior to her work with the Marine Institute Crystal-Lynn's career was mainly in the financial sector, but loves the diversity that the Marine Institute has brought to her career. Being in a position that allows her to assist and be part of so many different areas of CTEC and MI is a challenge that Crystal-Lynn enjoys.

Crystal-Lynn's interests outside of work keep her immersed within her local community where she serves as a Town Councillor as well as an executive member of her town's Recreation Commission. However, her favorite pastime is spending time with her two small children.

Richard Kelly

Richard Kelly
Project Engineer

Richard Kelly is an electrical engineer with CTec. Richard received a Bachelor of Science in physics from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick.

His primary responsibilities include supporting the SmartBay project by maintaining and creating new ways of receiving, storing and displaying data from metrological buoys.

Richard is also involved in the creation of an autonomous seabed-mapping vessel; vessel motion monitoring and logging electronics; and the creation of software and databases for data harvesting projects.

Dawn Roche

Dawn Roche
Managing Editor, The Journal of Ocean Technology

Dawn Roche is the managing editor of The Journal of Ocean Technology. For the past 10 years Dawn has worked in publishing.

Prior to that she worked in the film industry as well as economic and infrastructure development in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dawn likes innovation - particularly "outside-of-the-box" thinking to solve problems. She enjoys linking people together, sharing information and making connections.

Sustainability of our earth and its oceans is important to her.

Kirk Regular

Kirk Regular
Marine Geomatics

Kirk Regular is a graduate of Memorial University with 25+ years' experience as a spatial data analyst working primarily in the natural resources sector.  Presently working in the marine geomatics field for the Marine Institute he has been engaged in research and development, field data collection and processing using the most recent multibeam sonar and LiDAR technologies. Prior to this he was the owner of a spatial data consulting business where he worked on a variety of projects applied to fisheries management, oil and gas, and mineral exploration for both public and private industry clients. Kirk has also worked on the development and delivery of curriculum at both the college level and privately through a partnership with an international GIS company providing sales, training and technical support.

Some of Kirk's career highlights include serving as an expert witness during the prosecution of offshore fisheries violations, a planning advisor to ECRC's response team in the event of an oil spill, serving as board member to associations representing the geomatics industry and most recently being a part of the first trans-atlantic mapping survey under the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance.