Staff & Contractors
Andrea ChapmanBranch ManagerAndrea 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.
Sierra CooperSustainability AssistantSierra was born and raised in Kimberley and is proud to be involved in the community she grew up in. This summer, Sierra will be helping with the Kimberley Community Garden, the Kimberley Farmers’ Market, and the Apple Capture program.
Darko GojsicSustainability Assistant Kimberley/CranbrookDarko is originally from Calgary but grew up spending a lot of time on Vancouver Island, the Kootenays, and Vietnam. He moved to Cranbrook full-time about a year ago for school and skiing and started working with Wildsight Kim/Cran this fall. Darko is a big outdoors enthusiast and has a passion for wildlife and conservation, which just so happens to be what he’s studying in school. He is really looking forward to getting...
Chad KileSustainability CoordinatorPreviously an urban farmer, Chad is interested in creating strong local food economies.
Trixie PacisCommunications and Fundraising CoordinatorTrixie is an incredibly talented writer, filmmaker and digital creator who is driven to share stories that celebrate our connection to the environment. After many years of travelling the world and capturing the beauty of diverse cultures and landscapes, she is excited to responsibly explore and passionately advocate for the wild corners of the Kootenays.
Kim UrbaniakEducatorKim lives in Kimberley, where she brings plenty of enthusiasm and passion for outdoor activities and connecting people with the natural world. She has a MA in Environmental Education and Communications, and a varied background in community engagement, program development, and volunteer management.
Board of Directors
Daryl CalderKim/Cran Branch DirectorGraduated 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.
Sharon CrossKim/Cran Branch PresidentSince 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.
Woody MaguireRegional Director
Kimberley Cranbrook Director & Secretary
Nadine RakeKim/Cran Branch DirectorOnce 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.
Sally RuossDirector, Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook BranchI am a young outdoor enthusiast who is passionate about making a difference.
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.