In 2011 the SRWS Board of Directors met to review how the organization currently meets it's organizational mission, shared what they are passionate about, what motivates them to be involved, and how the organization will continue to be accountable to its members, partners and community. Here is the outcome...
Caroline Melville, Vice President - on temporary leave
email@example.com 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 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 Kimberley is an Environmental Project Manager with experience in the non-profit and government sectors. Kimberley holds an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Biology, and a Masters of Arts Degree in Environmental Education and Communication with a research focus on integrated community sustainability planning, engagement and implementation. Kimberley thrives in creative collaborative environments that inspire action and reconnection to the natural world. Kimberley is a critical thinker who is keenly interested in projects that apply systems theory, experiential and place based educational theories, natural capital, carbon market development, community based social marketing, and conservation psychology.
Kirsten Lyle, Director
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.