Meet Our Team

Meet the Get Outside BC team for 2017!

 

 

Alana is one of the lead coordinators for Get Outside BC. She will be teamed up with Cameron to facilitate the Kelowna and Kimberley camps and train the youth leaders.

Alana’s love for nature and commitment to conservation began when she was a wee tot hiking the Rocky Mountains and paddling the rivers of Southern Alberta. She is passionate about connecting people to wild (and not-so-wild) spaces in their community, and working to protect the environment now and for future generations.

As the Community Engagement Coordinator for CPAWS-BC, she plans and facilitates numerous province-wide environmental leadership programs. She brings this passion for conservation, passion for outdoor play and curiosity about nature to Get Outside BC. Alana is a trained facilitator, dynamic educator and an experienced mentor for youth.

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Cameron is the lead youth coordinator for Get Outside BC. He works with Alana to design and implement GOBC programming for the outdoor leadership camp and subsequent phases of the program.

Whether spending hours staring into a tide pool on Vancouver Island’s West Coast, or climbing one of the Coastal Mountains, Cam has always loved to explore the wilderness of BC. This love has evolved from a passion for simply spending time in nature to include a desire to share Canada’s wild places with others and ensure that they are protected for everyone to enjoy. This passion has led Cam to study ecology and marine biology at UBC, and work as an educator with a variety of organization before joining the CPAWS-BC Team. Cam is excited to be a part of the Get Outside BC program where he hopes to help others develop their own passion for the outdoors, and of course get outside himself!

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Brittany is the Get Outside BC Vancouver Coordinator who will be working with the Vancouver Foundation and social service organizations to ensure that youth in the childcare system have access to the outdoors. 

Brittany grew up in Ottawa, Ontario on unceded Algonquin Territory. Most of her childhood was spent poking a stick in mud puddles on a hike in Gatineau’s, canoeing the waters of Algonquin, or exploring the shores of the Ottawa River.

With over 5 years of working in the not-for-profit sector and 10+ years working with children and youth, Brittany is geared to helping others realize their full potential and be happy. Her love of the outdoors and outdoor adventure has led Brittany to help others reconnect with nature to build a healthier more sustainable future for everyone. Brittany has a background in psychology, law, and structural social work with a focus on policy development. Her work has centered around education and community engagement in social justice issues and community development. Brittany is passionate about Indigenous rights, reconciliation work, and environmental sustainability and conservation. She’s very excited to be working with CPAWS for the Get Outside BC Vancouver Program for youth with experience in the childcare system.

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Meet the fantastic volunteers who are the Hub Coordinators for each community project! These volunteers mentor local youth through each phase of the GOBC project.


Lori is one of the Kimberley Hub Coordinator. She works with current participants and GOBC alumni to create outdoor events for youth in the Kimberley/Cranbrook region.

Lori Joe was born and raised in Kooteny’s, and like many Kimberley kids she spent many days, camping, fishing and skiing in amongst the magnificent Rocky and Purcell Mountains.  This natural love of the outdoors and nature would see Lori perusing a few “dream jobs” one of which was working as a Back-country Ranger for BC Parks.

Lori works for Summit Community Services Society, a local non-profit in Kimberley BC.  She loves to work and inspire youth to become leaders in their community, and she especially loves seeing youth connecting to nature. This will be Lori’s 5th year working as a Regional Coordinator for GOBC. She especially enjoys teaching youth how to partner with the local parks and recreation groups to leverage outdoor opportunities for youth.

Lori is so excited to meet all the new “natural leaders” this July, and looks forward to hearing about their plans to connect youth to the great outdoors!

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Patty is the second Kimberley Hub Coordinator. She works with current participants to create outdoor events for youth in the Kimberley/Cranbrook region.

Patty has worked as an environmental educator for over 20 years. She has taught Outdoor Education at the Boyne River Natural Science School, the Nor West Outdoor Centre in Ontario and St Patrick High school’s Outdoor Program in Yellowknife. Patty has also run her own adventure tourism and education business “Wolfsong Adventures” in the Northwest Territories. Patty is in her element when teaching outdoor education and enjoys helping young people find meaningful connections to their natural environment. Patty teaches Environmental Education in Kimberley and Cranbrook. Patty works with some amazing organizations that support environmental education, these being Wildsight, Mainstreams and CBEEN's Wildvoices for Kids programs.

Patty looks forward to working with all the awesome youth at the GOBC 2017 Camp!

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Nicole is the Kelowna Hub Coordinator. 2017 marks her 4th year with GOBC! She looks forward to another great year supporting Kelowna youth as they get the community outside!

Nicole grew up mainly in Alberta, camping and fishing with her family. A love of all animals guided her school choices. Nicole ended up in Kelowna for her university years, eventually graduating with a degree in Environmental Science from Royal Roads University in Sooke.

Nicole now lives and works in Kelowna. She is a park interpreter with the Regional District of Central Okanagan and, quite simply, has one of the best jobs in the world. However the “bestest” job ever is being a mom to two awesome little kids; a girl who is almost 9 and a boy, who is 2.5 years old.

Nicole loves meeting new people and can’t wait to get to know the newest Kelowna Hub participants!
 


 

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