Staff & Contractors
Dawn DeydeyBeyond Recycling Coordinator
EducatorFounder of the Rocky Mountain Education Series, Dawn Deydey brings the experience and understanding of for over a decade of Beyond Recycling coordination and development to the table. As Community Program Coordinator for the Wildsight Elk Valley Branch, her ability to weave environmental education and community action into successful programming that moves our community towards sustainability has been proven repeatedly.
Jennifer LennonLocal Store CoordinatorAfter over a decade as a performing arts designer, Jennifer arrived in Fernie in late 2020. With a passion for local and more sustainable food systems, she joined Wildsight that winter to help establish the Local store. She loves a worthy challenge, walking in the woods, and making things beautiful.
Board of Directors
Nicki BlanchardElk Valley Board Director
Regional Board DirectorNicki was raised in the prairies and hails from a family with a rich history in agriculture. She has consistently exhibited a fervent passion for food, food security, and supporting local producers. With a Bachelor of Nursing degree and ongoing studies in holistic nutrition and Phytotherapy,Nicki also possesses a profound appreciation for the remarkable benefits that plants offer our bodies. In May 2023,...
Katy BosmaBranch Board PresidentKaty is passionate about all things food-growing it, cooking it, eating it, reading about it, or talking about it to anyone who will listen.
Mary CosmanBranch Board DirectorMary Cosman has been a grower-member of Seeds of Diversity Canada since the early 1990s. She was a member of the Prince George Community Garden while living there, and has been a director of Fernie’s Community EcoGarden since moving here in 2005.
Robyn PeelBranch Board DirectorAs an avid supporter of local, social enterprises and people making positive change, Robyn joined Wildsight Elk Valley as a volunteer in 2020 to help bring Local, their social enterprise local food store, to life.
Kaitlyn PhilipBranch Board Vice-PresidentSince her arrival in Fernie, Kaitlyn has spearheaded and supported multiple project campaigns throughout the region. With a deep love for the outdoors, Kaitlyn strives to build a future where humans can leave a positive impact on the environment.
Karen RobertsonBranch Board DirectorKaren comes from a family and culture that considers food as more than just sustenance.
Kristina WoodfordAccountant & Branch Board TreasurerKristina studied Biology at UVic and more recently studied Accounting at COTR. She now lives in Jaffray, BC with her husband and two kids where she raises chickens and loves working in her garden and camping at the local lakes. She is passionate about environmental protection and wants to foster more awareness in the South Country community
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.