GRRB Board and Staff at September 2020 Board Meeting
GRRB Staff and Board Members at the September 2020 Board Meeting. L to R: Kaytlin Cooper (former Species at Risk Biologist), Sam Bullock (Board member), Laurence Carter (former Management Plan Coordinator - Grizzly Bear), Doug Doan (Board member), Sarah Lord (former Fisheries and Forestry Biologist), Burt Hunt (Board member - on screen), Amy Amos (former Executive Director), Édouard Bélanger (former Wildlife Biologist), Cheryl Greenland (former Finance and Administrative Manager), Steve Andersen (former Wildlife Biologist), Tracy Davison (former Board member), Margaret Begg (Board member)

FULL TIME/PERMANENT STAFF

Executive Director – LeighAnn Williams-Jones

Responsibilities, biography and photo coming soon!

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Finance and Administrative Manager – Vacant

Responsibilities: To provide financial and administrative support to the GRRB Board and staff.

Jackson Sung Hoon Joo, Environmental Coordinator

Environmental Coordinator – Jackson Sung Hoon Joo, B.Sc.

Responsibilities:  I bridge community knowledge and science to contribute to wildlife, fisheries and forestry management planning in the GSA.

Personal Biography: I was born in South Korea and moved to Pitt Meadows, BC in 2002. I enjoyed studying and creating visual art through my childhood and teen years. Then I went to study transportation design in Detroit, MI. I served in the Korean Army as a tank driver and an intelligence specialist. I worked in construction and graphic designing after coming back to Canada in 2012.

I chose to focus my career on the environment and renewable resources. I earned a Technical Diploma in Fish, Wildlife & Recreation and Bachelor of Science in Ecological Restoration at British Columbia Institute of Technology. I worked in Pacific-salmon-habitat restoration, visitor experience and safety at Banff and Elk Island National Parks. Also, resource management in Grasslands National Park.

I feel most balanced when I am out on the lands and waters fishing, hunting and taking nature photography. I take high appreciation in traditional knowledge and wisdom from Indigenous peoples and our ancestors.

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Species at Risk Biologist – Darren Campbell

Responsibilities: I am a liaison between the Community Renewable Resource Councils, the GNWT Conference of Management Authorities (CMA), Species at Risk Committee (SARC) and Federal Species at Risk Advisory Committee (SARAC). In the Gwich’in Settlement Region, I coordinate Species at Risk management projects, impact monitoring and field studies in cooperation with multi-stakeholder groups and transboundary wildlife management teams.

Personal Biography: I started out in Ontario, but I’ve spent over half my life North of 60 and almost half my life in the NWT. My career in Natural Resources began over three decades ago in a Provincial Park in the Boreal Forest as a Park Attendant. In Ontario, I went to college for Communications, then Integrated Resources Management, before eventually enrolling in Environmental Science in British Columbia.

I’ve worked in Ontario, British Columbia, the Yukon and NWT for Industry, First Nations and Government. My NWT experience includes working for two Land and Water boards, two Territorial government departments and two Indigenous government organizations.

It’s a humbling experience just working in the North in the Renewable Resource Management field. I really enjoy being outside.

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Wildlife Biologist – Vacant

Responsibilities: The Wildlife Biologist coordinates and conducts research and management of birds and mammals in the GSA.

Recruitment is underway for this position.

Fisheries and Forestry Biologist – Vacant

Responsibilities: The Fisheries and Forestry Biologist coordinates and conducts research and management of fishes and forests in the GSA.

Recruitment is underway for this position.

TERM/CASUAL STAFF

Office Assistant –  Vacant

Responsibilities: The Office Assistant assists the Finance and Administrative Manager in daily tasks (reception, file management) and assists other staff with research and field projects.

Webmaster – Chelsea Hermus

Responsibilities: I have been working with the GRRB on a casual contract basis since 2009. I coordinate and update the GRRB website and assist the Executive Director with communications materials on an as-needed basis. I have also worked for the GRRB on a contract basis as a Fisheries Biologist and Communications Manager.

Personal biography: A paleontologist and Web designer born and raised in Alberta, I have a wide variety of interests and skills. My career path has taken me many places, including research, teaching, editing, writing, laboratory coordination and several incredible opportunities to work from remote Northern field camps.  I enjoy any chance I get to work with fish, both career-wise and as a hobby. I am currently living and working in Victoria, B.C.

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