This video graphically summarizes the Squamish Watershed Society Board of Directors 2012 Board Orientation meeting. Directors reviewed how the organization currently meets it's organizational mission, shared what they are passionate about, what motivates them to be involved, and and how the organization will continue to be accountable to its members, partners, and community.
Caroline Melville, Vice President - on temporary leave
email@example.com Bio: Caroline grew up in Ucluelet, BC gaining a first hand knowledge of the value of our salmon resource. In 1982 she started working at the local salmon hatchery as a high school summer student returning every year until the completion of the 2 year Associate degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture from Malaspina College. Over the past 15 years, as a consultant for Instream Fisheries Research Inc. Caroline has led various enumeration and restorations projects in the pursuit of a sustainable future for Pacific salmon populations.
Shelagh Thompson, Treasurer
firstname.lastname@example.org Bio: Shelagh graduated from Simon Fraser University's School of Resource and Environmental Management in 2009 where she received a Master's Degree in Resource Management (MRM - Planning). Her graduate work focused on tourism and water resource management. She currently is eligible for membership with the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) and the Canadian Institute of Planning (CIP). At present she is employed by Swim BC as the Office Manager.
Mindy Skinner, Director
email@example.com Bio: Hailing originally from Northwestern Ontario, Mindy was drawn back to British Columbia's mountains and abundance of recreational opportunities. She is currently completing her Bachelor's degree at Quest University Canada with a focus on ecology and conservation biology. Her present research question is: How can we foster ecological resilience? Mindy is also a new member with the College of Applied Biology!
Kimberley Armour, Director
Kimberleyarmour@hotmail.com Bio: Kimberley is a community development project manager and has worked with First Nations, non-profits, businesses and governments at the local, regional, and international level. Kimberley holds an undergraduate degree in environmental biology, and a masters degree in environmental education and communication with a focus on value based communication and sustainable community action. Kimberley thrives in creative collaborative environments that inspire action and reconnection to the natural world, and believes that our universal need for water is a great connecting tool that can foster a collective growth of ecological worldviews. To learn more about some of Kimberley's projects visit http://www.collectiveperspective.net/.
Kirsten Lyle, Director
firstname.lastname@example.org Bio: Kirsten is a graduate of the University of
Calgary with a B.Sc. in Earth Science.
Since moving to Squamish in 2008, she has been working throughout the
Sea-to Sky Corridor in the renewable energy sector. Kirsten’s primary focus has been on the long
term environmental monitoring programs for run-of-river hydroelectric
facilities in southwestern BC and their associated fish habitat compensation
projects. She is currently employed by
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. as an Environmental Coordinator and can often be
found exploring Squamish’s expansive backyard on her skis or mountain bike.
Joshua Retallick, Director
email@example.com Bio: Josh
graduated from the Fish and Wildlife Program at BCIT in 2012. Currently, he is
completing his Bachelor’s degree in Ecological Restoration at BCIT, with a
focus on aquatic and estuary habitats.