Heather BibbyCreston Valley Branch Treasurer
Brian ChurchillCreston Valley Branch PresidentBrian has a MSc in Forestry Wildlife and had a career as a Wildlife Biologist for BC Government in Fort St. John followed by 15 years of consulting as an ungulate habitat specialist. Brian has been involved in conservation biology and wildlife research projects including swans, mountain goats, caribou, moose, elk, deer and grizzly bear.
Asha DeLisleCreston Valley Branch Director
Regional DirectorAfter graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany I moved abroad and have since lived in China, South Korea, and Australia. Fortunately, during my time away, my entire family relocated to Creston where I now reside as well. Creston is the perfect place to pursue the myriad of outdoor hobbies I enjoy such as kayaking and hiking. I am also looking forward to starting my journey...
Drew GailiusCreston Valley Branch, Agriculture LiaisonOrganic farmer, inventor, alternate energy, farming with less fossil fuels, environmentalist is what describes Drew. Fifteen years in the logging industry opened Drew’s eyes to the environmental impact of clear cut logging. Reducing his environmental footprint are evident in all he does: cycling as transport, inventing his solar tractor, growing/storing/using most of his food, growing and marketing grains and flours to others, and now working on producing energy on the farm through solar...
Gitte GroverCreston Valley Branch Vice PresidentI was born in Marburg, Germany and immigrated to Canada after I obtained my Ph.D. in biology from the Justus-Liebig-Universitaet in Giessen. I worked for 21 years as a researcher with a forestry company (Alberta-Pacific) in Northern Alberta and was part of a team implementing innovative forest management systems. I am passionate about protecting the environment and Wildsight gives me the opportunity to contribute.
Vanessa LozecznikCreston Valley Branch Director
Jim SmithRegional Director Creston Valley BranchBorn and raised in rural west central Minnesota, Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Forestry in 1969, married Sandy and headed west. Over the following 30 years he worked various industry and government positions from Prince George and Burns Lake, to Creston and Vernon and back to Creston again. Throughout most of this experience Jim was fortunate to work with people who “saw the forest through the trees.”
Justin VanceCreston Valley Branch Director
Clements VerhovenCreston Valley Branch SecretaryI am retired English and History teacher and have a deep conviction that we need to be committed to stewardship of the web of life that has evolved on this paradise, Earth and Ocean.
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