Staff & Contractors
Helena BargerBookkeeperHelena Barger
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.
Ali HadikinCommunity CoordinatorAli was born and raised in the Creston Valley and loves all things outdoors. After a 10 year hiatus to Calgary, she is excited to be back in the Kootenays focusing her career in a new direction. Whether it be travelling to a new country or simply enjoying the wild nature around us, you can usually find Ali adventuring in her free time. Ali will be working on the Apple Capture project in...
Corrine HighwoodMeadowbrook Educator, Wildsight Kimberley CranbrookI moved to Kimberley in the summer of 2019 with my husband, dog, and 2-year-old daughter and am here to stay. I bring 14 years of environmental and outdoor education experience on three continents, along with a deep passion for promoting nature connection and wild adventures.
Chad KileSustainability CoordinatorPreviously an urban farmer, Chad is interested in creating strong local food economies.
Alannah LeachFarmers' Market CoordinatorAlannah is an Ontario farm girl now happy to call Kimberley home. After graduating from OCADU with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, it seemed natural to move further west in search of a community with a comfortable juxtaposition between outdoor adventures and artistic opportunity. She is very excited to be the new Kimberley Farmers' Market Coordinator and will probably show you a photo of her puppy or cats unprompted.
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. email@example.com
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
Daniel BauerTreasurer - Kim/CranDaniel 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 also volunteers as the Treasurer for the Columbia River-Revelstoke BCNDP....
Ameila BonenfantDirectorAfter 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 Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook, Amelia is making a positive contribution to...
Daryl CalderDirector - Kim/CranGraduated 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.
Dean ChattersonDirectorProudly 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 CrossDirector - Kim/CranSince 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
President - Kim/CranWoody’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 stewardship/protection of local ecosystems. He also has a passion for local arts and culture and sees how Wildsight activities help to create a strong social fabric within our...
Nadine RakeDirector - Kim/CranOnce 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.
Craig StephaniVice President - Kim/CranCraig 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 Rescue.
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.