Photo by Lucas Jmieff
Photo: Lucas Jmief

Mel Lavery

Mel Lavery

West Kootenay Youth Climate Corps Coordinator

Wildsight Regional

When Mel discovered hiking when she was 19, she hung up her roller-skates and headed for the hills. Over the next decade, Mel lived a nomadic life, spanning continents as an Outdoor Educator. She witnessed how transformative working outside was while leading backpacking leadership expeditions. When she stumbled on Nelson, BC a part of her heart suctioned to the bridge and hasn’t been able to be pried off since. With her experience in developing and administering outdoor education curriculum for schools and not-for-profits, she’s stepped into a Coordinator role for YCC while engaging in a Masters’ in Environmental Education and Communication. For now, she’s busily rooting in place.

Mel's work

Hiring is now completed for the 2023 West Kootenay Youth Climate Corps. Thank you for your interest! This season the West Kootenay YCC will be… Read More