You can also view recommendations and testimonials on my LinkedIn profile at http://ca.linkedin.com/in/hanspetermeyer
Michael Bergob, Chair, Board of Directors at Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society, Managing Editor at Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, Publications Officer at Canadian Disability Studies Association
"Hans ... was contacted for a last-minute photo-shoot for a proposal being submitted the next day. Hans' professionalism and calm demeanor alleviated a lot of stress and the photographic results were fantastic – its not often all subjects are pleased with the results, but we were all happy with our photos. It was easy to choose Hans based on his self-evident photographic skills, but I would highly recommend him for his people skills for photography or other projects." July 8, 2012
"BC is built on the forest industry - nice to read a current account... [I'm] inspired by your dedication to the project." June 6, 2012
Kris Krüg, Photographer, Web Strategist, and Author
"HPM's books documenting the forest & timber industries on Vancouver Island are amazing and will become an important part of the West Coast's permanent historical record." January 2, 2011
Mark Holland, Owner and Principal, HB Lanarc Consulting (client) - now in private practice at Holland Planning Innovations
"I had the privilege of working with Hans on a large, complicated and highly politicized project in the Comox Valley, involving 4 governments and 8 working groups of citizens. Hans played a critical role in drawing out how people felt about the project. Through his skilled management, and by working with many influential people in the community, he helped people explore the benefits and challenges of what sustainability might mean to the region. With his team, Hans developed great ideas for engaging the community, and had the technical skills in social media and communications to deliver an impressive result.
"Generally, I find Hans to be one of the key network builders in his region, with insightful blogs, interviews and commentary on a wide range of community issues. He contributes significantly to the intellectual and social experience and economy of the Comox Valley, with a rare combination of high level professionalism and creativity. I continue to look for opportunities to bring Hans in on my projects." July, 2010
Leigh Carter, General Manager, Public Affairs and Information Systems, Comox Valley Regional District (client)
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Hans on a number of photo projects, from our organization’s annual reports to live event photo shoots. Hans has always delivered a very professional product – on time and on budget. He has also come to my aid on very short notice when I’ve needed photographs for a project at the last minute, and has saved the day more than once!
Hans is creative, responsive and very accessible, and I would not hesitate in working with him again or in recommending his work to someone else.” July, 2010
Gene Miller, Centre for Urban Innovation (host Gaining Ground)
“Lots of people know how to use a video camera but, in my experience, only some people can combine technical familiarity with an aptitude for skillful interview.
Interview is tricky stuff: intrude too much, and the interview becomes more about the interviewer than the subject. Be too passive, and the interview lacks structure or intellectual tension.
Hans Peter Meyer—within a range of subjects bearing on sustainability and, in particular, human settlement issues and the wise use of land—brings just the right balance of qualities and extensive personal subject knowledge to the interview process. He has interviewed me on more than one occasion about the plans for and ideas of the Gaining Ground conferences, and I have found these interviews particularly rewarding because he leaves space in the interview for me to develop and amend my thoughts as I develop them. I felt neither ‘on the spot’ nor left alone to wander, and I have appreciated this fine balance.
I think you will have exactly the same experience, and I commend Hans to you!” July, 2010
Gordon Price, Director, The City Program, Simon Fraser University (business partner)
“Hans-Peter has produced something quite unusual - a readable, intriguing newsletter-cum-blog. I see enough [of] this breed in my email to know when I come across an unsusual, successful example of the genre. It takes skill. Hans-Peter has it. ” November, 2009
Marty Douglas, owner Coast Realty, Courtenay (client)
"Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value
“I have worked with and hired Hans on several occasions, as a consultant/writer and photographer. He brings fresh ideas to projects, has boundless energy and works well with deadlines and associates.”August, 2009
Jack Minard, Executive Director, Comox Valley Land Trust (client)
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
“Hans Peter has created a consistent network and uses this on our behalf whenever possible to promote and advance our important work. HPM's work is always interesting timely and innovative. We enjoy his articles, websites and his latest venture into the various "Social" media.” August 2009
Brenda Southam, Executive Director, REIBC.com (client)
Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative
“Hans Peter Meyer has written for the Real Estate Foundation Communities in Transition for a number of years and his work is always very knowledgeable and easy to understand. I would recommend Hans for any writing you require. He interviewed me at the BC Land Summit and wrote a terrific piece from the interview. Excellent!” August 2009
Meaghan Cursons, Independent Professional, Self-employed (colleague)
“Hans provides, feeds and inspires creative thinking. Working with him over the years has been a delight and has helped me to wrap my brain around the complexities of urban and rural development issues, community relationships and partnership development, He is a gifted writer and thinker who encourages lateral thought in others and challenges them to see "another way".” January 2009
Sandy McKellar (client, Truck Logger Magazine)
Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, On Time
“Hans Peter Meyer has a long history with the forest sector and this familiarity combined with his extensive collection of stock photography make him a valuable resource for those working in forestry communications.” December 2008
Natasha Davis, owner, NATASHA Design House (business associate)
“I worked with Hans on a couple of past book projects. Not only is his photographic images captivating and powerful; he is a great talent to work with and work for.” November 2008
Marci Hotsenpiller (formerly Crossan), owner, ZincPR.com (client)
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
“Hans brings a journalistic "eye" to his photography work. His photos have helped me tell a client's story to the press on numerous occasions. He's also fast and completely professional--which helps if you're on deadline.” November 2008
Odete Pinho, Planner, HBLanarc Consulting (business associate)
“Hans is a talented writer with an ability for distilling complex issues of land use development into an accessible and understandable prose. I have enjoyed his regular columns in the Comox Valley Word, the Real Estate Foundation Newsletter, among other publications, for years.” November 2008