Showing: Kimberley & Cranbrook
Virginia AndersonKim/Cran Branch Treasurer
Daryl CalderKim/Cran Branch Director
Graduated UVic 1978, BSc Physical & Resource Geography.
Built energy efficient home near Cranbrook in 1983.
Self employed, with a variety of jobs according to the season.
Active member of Rocky Mountain Naturalists, South Star Recreation Society, Kootenay Christmas Tree Association.
I like birding, paddling, making things from ‘scratch’ and figuring out how to improve my community.
Andrea ChapmanKim/Cran Branch Manager
Andrea loves everything outdoors, be it a microscopic plant or heartwarming snowfall against a colourful sunset. She brings experience with education, research, and management to the Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook branch, and is excited to be working within the communities she calls home.
Dean ChattersonKim/Cran Branch Vice President
Dean was born and raised in Kimberley where he learned early on to value wild spaces while recreating and working outdoors. Clean water, clean air, sustainable communities and a better world for his grandchildren are the values that keep him involved with Wildsight.
Brian ClarksonKim/Cran Branch Director
Sharon CrossKim/Cran Branch President
Since the late 1970’s, I’ve been active locally, regionally and nationally in environmental and social issues. Jim Campbell and I were the EKES team that started recycling in Cranbrook. I am actively involved in: Kootenai River Network, Inc. (Montana), Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society, EK Network for Humanity, Social Planning Society, Grow It Eat It Task Force, Cranbrook Food Action Committee, the Cranbrook Community Forest Society, and Yasodhara Yoga Cranbrook. Being on the Wildsight Kim-Cran board helps me fulfill both my environmental and social passions, each of which affect our economy. Everything I do is connected. It’s a privilege to serve.
Dirk de GeusKim/Cran Food Sustainability Coordinator
Dirk is the sustainable food coordinator for Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook. Born and raised in the Netherlands, he loves the vast nature, tranquility and wildlife here in the East Kootenays. He has been involved in food all his life in one way or another.
He wishes that the human collective only use what they need, have enough food for everyone and leave a wonderful planet for generations to come.
“It is great that teachers here in Kimberley and Cranbrook bring their students to the garden to learn about gardening. But it is even better to see the children having a great time in the garden. They are after all our future.”
Woody MaguireKim/Cran Branch Secretary
Linda McVettyKimberley Farmers' Market Manager
Linda has lived in the Kootenays for many years and enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her family sailing, camping, hiking and kayaking. She grew up on a small orchard and hobby farm and is passionate about sustainable agriculture. She also has background in marketing so managing the Kimberley Farmers' Market is a very good fit.
Roger MitchellKim/Cran Branch Director
Marty MusserKim/Cran Branch Director
Nadine RakeKim/Cran Branch Director
Once the coordinator for Cranbrook Composts and the Clean Bin project, Nadine now brings her educator background and fresh perspective to the Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook Board of Directors. Passionate about waste reduction and diversion, Nadine is doing her best to reduce her household waste to zero, and blogging all about it! Check out her work on the Zero Journey Blog.
Sonja SeherInterim Branch Manager, Kimberley Cranbrook
A lifetime, passionate environmentalist and community volunteer, Sonja has been getting her hands dirty with Wildsight's Food Sustainability projects since arriving in Kimberley. If she's not making cider from gleaned apples or filling hampers at the local foodbank, she'll no doubt be found on her mountain bike, looping Kimberley's many trails. Sonja is currently filling in for Andrea Chapman, Kimberley Cranbrook Branch Manager, until April 2018.
Kristine SolumKim/Cran Branch Summer Student
You may have had the pleasure of meeting Kristine at the Kimberley Farmers' Market or Open Gate Garden. For the last two summer seasons, Kristine has worked for Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook: giving her heart and hands over to our Food Sustainability projects. Kristine's passion is food! When she's not toiling in the garden, she studies Holistic Nutrition.
Join The Team
Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.