Protecting and preserving our heritage

Our Team believes in protecting and preserving our heritage for future generations.  We work closely with our clients to ensure regulatory heritage approvals and engagement and communication concerns are met well in advance of construction schedules.


Mr. Mike Markowski, B.A. (hon.), M.A.

Mr. Mike Markowski, B.A. (hon.), M.A., is the Heritage Group Manager and Principal Archaeologist at Atlheritage.  With over 11 years of experience in the heritage consulting field, Mike Co-founded Atlheritage in 2015.

Having successfully completed over 350 Archaeological Resource Investigation Permits and project managed over 250 projects, Mike has gained considerable heritage assessment and project management experience.  Mike has worked on numerous projects related to the oil, gas, mining and forestry industries; as well as, highway, railway and infrastructure projects throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta. 

Mike Markowski, heritage group manager

Schiele, Brad - B.sc, B.A. (hon.), M.A.

Mr. Brad Schiele, B.Sc., B.A. (hon.), M.A.

Mr. Brad Schiele, B.Sc., B.A. (hon.), M.A. is the Director of Communications at Atlwest Communications.  With over 8 years of experience working as a Public and Indigenous Engagement consultant, Brad has developed extensive knowledge in industry and community relationship building, regulatory processes (EIA), strategic development plans and procurement strategies in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  

For the past 14 years, Brad has developed an extensive business background through owning and operating a residential development firm in Saskatoon, SK.  Using his  consulting experience and business background, Brad co-founded Atlheritage in 2015.

Brad is also a certified Public Participation Practitioner with the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2).  Over the course of his career, Brad has worked on numerous projects related to the oil & gas, mining, forestry, highway and infrastructure developments throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta.  Brad has developed Engagement/Consultation Strategy plans for major projects including potash mines, oil & gas developments, transmission line projects and urban/rural sewer and water projects.  

To date, Brad has engaged with over 42 First Nation communities throughout the prairie provinces on various projects. Brad has also led multiple Traditional Land Use (TLU) and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) studies/projects in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, working closely with First Nation councils, elders and knowledge keepers. Brad has also developed procurement strategy plans for both First Nations and non-First Nation communities for multiple clients. 

Brad has an extensive background in the non-for-profit sector sitting on numerous local and national boards.  Brad is the Founder & Chair of the Angels & Friends Foundation Corp., and Vice President of the Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society (CASS). 


Ms. Eliann Guinan, B.Sc. (hon.), M.A.

Ms. Eliann Guinan, B.Sc. (hon.), M.A. is an Archaeologist at Atlheritage.  Having recently completed her Master's of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Eliann has gained considerable heritage consulting experience, working mostly on large-scale mitigation projects across Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta.

Eliann's focus throughout her post-secondary education was predominantly on Plains Archaeology specializing in the identification of stone tools, lithic material and bone elements and species.  She also has extensive public outreach experience to both youth and the general public in the subject of Plains Archaeology.  Through this work, Eliann has gained valuable knowledge in local history, archaeological site distribution and artifact types across Saskatchewan, including the boreal forest.

Eliann - BSc. (hon), M.A

Butcher, Colleen - DiplBA

Field Staff

Atlheritage hire’s field archaeologists on an as needed basis. We have strong ties with the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Archaeology and Anthropology who provide us with suitable staff members (e.g. undergraduates and graduate students) as requested.

Atlheritage is always on the look-out for the best archaeologists around who are willing to learn, work hard and commit themselves to Atlheritage’s philosophies. If you believe this is you - please stop by the office and/or send a resume to mike.markowski@atlheritage.ca