Cam Gillies grew up in Invermere enjoying the birds and mountains of British Columbia. As a keen birder, photographer and co-owner of Eagle-Eye Tours, he is excited to share his passion with others. He earned a PhD at the University of Alberta and has participated in numerous research projects, from catching endangered Leopard Frogs to snow tracking Wolverines. He has traveled and birded his way through Jamaica, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. Cam lives in Windermere with his wife and three kids.
Kalista Pruden grew to know, love and respect the natural world at an early age. Throughout her life she has enjoyed numerous outdoor activities, adventure sports and nature related hobbies. Kalista has made a career out of her knowledge and passion for the environment. She completed a Diploma in Renewable Resource Management, and has volunteered for numerous environmental and wildlife related organizations and events. Kalista worked on Wildsight’s Lake Windermere Project, and helped transition the Project into the hands of the community under the direction of the Lake Windermere Ambassadors. Kalista resides in Invermere and is building a small business of her own in environmental education and sustainable existence.