Growing up in rural Alberta, Jackie McQuillan has been enamoured with wildlife and the great outdoors from a young age. Drawn west by the mountains, and the desire to abandon her parka for good, she completed her Biology degree at SFU. She then spent a decade working for the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC, one of the largest wildlife hospitals in Canada. Some of her most memorable patients include a Magnificent Frigatebird (usually found only in tropical oceans), a particularly cheeky Brown Pelican (who also didn’t belong here), and a wolverine (those teeth were unforgettable!). She is a trained oiled wildlife responder, and has been called upon to assist wildlife impacted by spills in both Alberta and BC. Jackie adores hiking, camping and exploring the outdoors with her family, and looks forward to sharing that joy with other home learning families in the area!