Mostly a writer and sometimes a communications consultant, Simon Briault has been a Canadian since 2015, a Brit since birth and a nature-lover all his life. He was raised on the documentaries of David Attenborough, but much preferred the real deal of being outside and exploring the natural world – woods, lakes, streams, beaches, and mud. Lots of mud.

Simon spent his formative years in Southeast England, where he hiked the white cliffs of Dover, walked the family dog in the forests and fields and spent quite a lot of time climbing trees. After graduating with a degree in English Literature from the University of Durham, he moved to London to pursue a career in journalism and, later, communications. There he met a Canadian and, after wandering around the world for a while, they eventually moved to BC and started a family. They live in Lynn Valley and spend as much time as possible outdoors, rain or shine. Simon joined the board of NatureKids BC in 2017. He still likes climbing trees.