Jillian CochraneInvermere Director
Jillian & her family happily made Invermere home in 2013. An avid trail runner and lover of the outdoors, she is delighted to live in such a beautiful place for exploring and raising a family. She has a Masters in Architecture and blends her passion for design and advocacy for the environment as Principal of Cochrane Design Studio, where she designs healthy, sustainable spaces and places throughout the Columbia Valley. Jillian is grateful for the opportunity to learn about the Kootenays through Wildsight’s important work
Stefanie FalzRegional Board Director, Invermere Director
Stefanie lives in Invermere. She loves to spend time in the mountains, climbing, skiing, or exploring and is passionate about protecting wild places. She hopes the Purcells will still be intact wilderness in 100 years. As a physician she cares greatly about creating and preserving healthy environments.
Cam GilliesInvermere Branch Vice President
Cam grew up in the Columbia Valley and is thrilled to return and call it home. He has a PhD in Biology and his passion for birds and the environment comes from a life of enjoying the outdoors since he was a child. Living in Windermere, he runs Eagle-Eye Tours, which provides an opportunity for travel to remote and wonderful corners of the world. He has also been involved in several wildlife research projects from leopard frogs to wolverines.
Jessie KingInvermere Branch Secretary
Jessie moved to Invermere in August 2016 from Crawford Bay in the West Kootenays. She now works as a Wildsight Environmental Educator, and at Eagle-Eye Tours. Her favourite spot in the Columbia Valley is her garden, followed closely by Wilmer Wetlands and any number of local hiking trails.
Baiba MorrowInvermere Branch President
Baiba Morrow has navigated much of her working life as a freelance writer, photographer, and dabbler in documentary film making. In partnership with her husband, Pat Morrow, she has travelled and explored the mountain world, especially the Himalayan region, and found inspiration from ancient cultures. Since moving back to the East Kootenay in 2007, Baiba continues to find joy in her community, the mountains, and her garden.
Adam PickettInvermere Treasurer
Driven by his love for the outdoors and skiing, Adam moved to Canada from the UK in 2016. He is a qualified CPA, with 5 years experience of working in a international financial institution and currently works as Finance Manager at Panorama Mountain Resort. He became involved with Wildsight after watching the Jumbo Wild documentary prior to moving to Canada and then by chance ending up living in Invermere.
Taoya SchaeferInvermere Director
Taoya Schaefer moved to Invermere in 1985, and has been a member of Wildsight since its inception (as the East Kootenay Environmental Society). She is a retired physiotherapist, and along with her husband has raised two sons. She is passionate about preserving the natural environment and loves all manner of outdoor pursuits, especially ski touring in the winter and hiking, biking, and whitewater kayaking in the summer.
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.