Executive Director Email
Keith is a registered professional biologist and has worked for the Galiano Conservancy since 1998. His main passion is ecosystem based planning. He has a broad diversity of experience that includes forest ecology, GIS mapping, and ecological restoration. Keith’s inspiration is rooted in a deep connection with his home place and is stoked through sharing his work and experiences with youth and adults participating in the Conservancy’s learning programs and internships..
Bookkeeper, since 2016. Email
Development Coordinator, since 2014 Email
Jenna has a B.A. in Geography from McMaster University, and a M.A. in Environmental Studies at UVic. Her research background has focused on peatland ecohydrology and understanding the management challenges of landscape change in the Rocky Mountains. Her position focuses on capacity building activities, partnership development, species at risk recovery and strengthening new and existing fundraising programs. Jenna is passionate about conservation in the Gulf Islands and BC, with a special interest in planned giving as a way of enabling communities and individuals to reach their conservation goals.
Agriculture and Nursery Coordinator, since 2016. Email
Cedana Bourne is GCA’s Agriculture and Nursery Coordinator. You can find her with her hands in the soil at the Native Plant Nursery, the Learning Centre’s Food Forest and the garden and greenhouse. Cedana is in her element when she can observe and participate in each stage of the cycle of life. She enjoys saving seeds and nurturing them through each stage of development.
Cedana is a herbalist who grows or wildcrafts the plants for the formulas she creates for her apothecary. Cedana is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who appreciates a delicious whole foods meal. She is a passionate preserver and loves to incorporate wild foods into all kinds of tasty creations from baking to bubbly brews to fermented concoctions.
Education Coordinator. Email
Reed Osler is the Galiano Conservancy Association’s Education Coordinator. She has been sharing her passion for parks and wild places with the public in a professional capacity for over 15 years. She studied herbalism at Pacific Rim College and is a certified Community Herbalist who is especially passionate about native plants, their edibility and their medicinal uses. She also loves music, theatre and art and incorporates these creative pursuits into her programs with children, youth and adults alike.
Environmental Educator Email
As a great outdoor enthusiast, Britt has a deep respect for the environment. She completed a B.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies from University of Victoria and is currently working on her Masters of Environmental Education and Communication online with Royal Roads University. Britt also focused on the practical side of her outdoor enthusiasm by completing the Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training (COLT) at Strathcona Park Lodge. She is trained as a Sea Kayak Guide, Canoe Instructor and Hiking Guide. She also comes from an international background of sailing and conservation. Her work involves interpreting the mysteries of the natural world from the forest to the sea for all ages. She is passionate about indigenous cultural restoration as well as environmental restoration.
See our past student interns here.