Staff & Contractors
Andrea ChapmanBranch ManagerAndrea loves everything outdoors and brings experience with education, research, and management to the Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook branch. She is excited to be working within the communities she calls home!
Ali HadikinCommunications & Fundraising CoordinatorAli is excited to be living, working, and adventuring in the Kootenays. She is eager to foster your love of our planet through events and communications.
Christel HagnProgram CoordinatorChristel has found her dream job helping to educate people from all walks of life on the importance of creating beautiful, healthy spaces and supporting local food systems. She is passionate about all things involving health, wellness, nature, and community!
Chad KileSustainability CoordinatorPreviously an urban farmer, Chad is interested in creating strong local food economies.
Alannah LeachFarmers' Market CoordinatorAlannah has a background in fine arts, so she sought out a community with a comfortable juxtaposition between outdoor adventures and artistic opportunities - bringing her to call Kimberley home!
Kim UrbaniakEducatorKim brings plenty of enthusiasm and passion for outdoor activities and connecting people with the natural world. With a background in Environmental Education and Communications, she brings a varied skillset of community engagement, program development, and volunteer management.
Board of Directors
Daniel BauerBranch Board TreasurerDaniel grew up in Cranbrook skiing, backpacking, climbing, and enjoying the outdoors every opportunity he could get. After graduating from Royal Roads University, he returned to the Kootenays eventually moving back to his home mountain of Kimberley. Daniel currently works as an accountant for Nupqu (proudly owned by the communities of the Ktunaxa Nation), while also working on his CPA Preparatory Courses. He...
Ameila BonenfantBranch Board DirectorAfter graduating with a degree in Biology and Environmental Science at Trent University and working as a Conservation Technician for The Nature Conservancy of Canada, Amelia moved to BC to gain work experience and live in the mountains. She then worked for The Nature Trust of BC and Spectrum Resources managing conservation lands and invasive species. Through her work with Neighbours United and...
Daryl CalderBranch Board Director
Dean ChattersonBranch Board DirectorProudly born and raised in Kimberley, Dean retired from teaching in 2004. He has always enjoyed the outdoor life in the Kootenays and treasured the natural ecosystems that surround us. His involvement with Wildsight is the best fit for preserving and protecting the things he values.
Sharon CrossBranch Board DirectorSince the late 1970s, Sharon has been active locally, regionally, and nationally in environmental and social issues. Jim Campbell and Sharon were the EKES team that started recycling in Cranbrook. Currently, her involvement is in: The Cranbrook Climate Hub, BC Climate Alliance, Kootenai River Network, Inc. (Montana), EK Network for Humanity, Social Planning Society, the Cranbrook Community Forest Society, and Yasodhara Yoga Cranbrook....
Megan MacPheeBranch Board SecretaryMegan is a passionate environmentalist, with extensive knowledge of our natural world, and great admiration for our recreational one. She is creatively inspired by our landscapes and loves photography, bringing data to life and enviro-communications. This passion comes from a decade of working in the field, including work with parks, fisheries, birds of prey, invasive plants, forestry, geology, and recreational tourism, paired with...
Woody MaguireRegional Board Director
Kimberley Cranbrook Board PresidentWoody’s involvement with Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook has mainly taken place behind the scenes through his work on the Board of Directors. His strong pragmatism has helped to guide Wildsight programming since 2013. His involvement is inspired by the value he places on local food security and the stewardship and protection of local ecosystems. He also has a passion for local arts and culture...
Craig StephaniBranch Board Vice PresidentCraig has been working in the environmental education and community outreach industry for more than a decade. His passion for engaging children and young adults to become environmental stewards in their community eventually led him from Winnipeg to the Kootenays. In his free time you can find him camping, playing volleyball, exploring the mountains with his two dogs or volunteering with Search and...
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.