Meet our Volunteer Leaders!

From all over BC, our leaders are the glue that hold our organization together and make it possible for us to connect children with nature. We can't thank them enough!

Alethia Perry

Bulkley Valley co-leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Alex King

NatureKids Nanaimo Club Co-Leader
Linda Brooymans and Alex King co-lead the Nanaimo Nature Kids. We love connec...

Anthea Farr

NatureKids Nicomekl Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Cheri Naslund

NatureKids Oceanside Club Co-Leader
I am Cheri Naslund.  I am the co-coordinator of the Oceanside Nature Kids ...

Courtney Patenaude

NatureKids Otter Home Learners Club Co-Leader
I am a mom to two wild and beautiful girls who come alive in the great outdoo...

Crystal Wallace

Merritt Club Leader
I have always been a nature enthusiast. I grew up in Logan Lake BC where we ...

Dawn Germyn

NatureKids Nass Valley Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Deborah Simpson

Vancouver Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Des Belton

NatureKids Nass Valley Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Geoff & Emily Styles

NatureKids Salmon Arm Club Co-Leader
I'm extremely excited to be leading this group.  We are both elementary ...

Hayley Datoo

Comox Club Leader
I have a background in environmental management and am a parent of two childr...

Heather Lane

NatureKids Victoria Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Jackie McQuillan

NatureKids Otter Home Learners Club Co-Leader
Growing up in rural Alberta, Jackie McQuillan has been enamoured with wildlife ...

Janelle Parchomchuk

NatureKids South Okanagan Club Co-Leader
Hi there! My name is Janelle. I was born and raised in the Okanagan and I think ...

Jen Von Gradulewski

Leader of NatureKids Nelson
I look forward to exploring with you!

Jenni Stol

Leader of NatureKids Nelson
Jenni grew up on the BC coast, following her love of nature to a biology degree ...

Jennifer McLay

North Okanagan Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Jenny White

NatureKids Cowichan Valley Home Learners Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Katelyn Kutzner

NatureKids Kelowna Club Leader
After living on a rural farm all my life, moving to Kelowna for university was ...

Katrina

NatureKids Cowichan Valley Weekend Club Leader
I enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking and exploring the mountains,  fore...

Kevin Antonishen

Eastern Fraser Valley Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Kimberly Blais

Ridge Meadows Club Leader
Kim grew up on a rural acreage next to a mountain range on Vancouver Island in ...

Kyle Fossett

NatureKids South Okanagan Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Laurie de Jong

NatureKids Eastern Fraser Valley Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Leslie Bol

NatureKids Vancouver Co-Leader & Board Director
Leslie Bol has never lost her child-like wonder at the experience of being ...

Linda Brooymans

NatureKids Nanaimo Club Co-Leader
Linda Brooymans and Alex King co-lead the Nanaimo Nature Kids. We love connec...

Lynn Pollard

NatureKids Nicomekl Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Mairi Lippa

NatureKids Eastern Fraser Valley Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Mandy Ross

NatureKids Kamloops Club Co-Leader
Hi! I'm Mandy, your new NatureKids co-leader. I love all things outdoors and ...

Maritza Matheson

NatureKids Cowichan Valley Home Learners Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Marnie Williamson

NatureKids North Okanagan Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Mary Forbes

Williams Lake Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Megan McMillan

NatureKids North Okanagan Club Co-Leaders
Hi! My name is Megan McMillan (nature name: Heron) and I'm an educator in ...

Michal Sirton

NatureKids Delta Home Learners Club Leader
Michal is a mother of 2 girls. She fell in love with the sea the first time she ...

Molly Cooperman

Salmon Arm Co-Leader
I am looking forward to building a community of young nature enthusiasts. I ...

Paula Laita

NatureKids Williams Lake Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Paula Rodriguez de la Vega

NatureKids South Okanagan Club Co-Leader
My name is Paula and I have an adventurous little daughter. Playing and ...

Rob Pritchard

NatureKids Ridge Meadows Club Co-Leader
Hi! I’m Rob Pritchard and I am an avid outdoorsman, father, trail runner and ...

Rob Wharf

NatureKids Kamloops Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Roxanne Wallace

Merritt Club Leader
Hello, my name is Roxanne. I have lived in the interior of BC for over 25 ...

Sarah Brookes

NatureKids Nicomekl Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Sarah Wright

Bulkley Valley Leader
I am a mom of four very busy nature loving, adventurous children who learn ...

Shannon Turner

Delta Home Learners Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Sonia Powers

Sooke Home Learners Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Sonja Teuwen

Cowichan Valley Weekend Club Co-Leader
I am most at home in nature. I look forward to sharing my love and enthusiasm ...

Stephanie Weinstein

NatureKids Victoria Club Leader
Hello! I’m Stephanie. I’m excited and honoured to be a leader of NatureKids ...

Sue Hemphill

NatureKids Williams Lake Club Co-Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Tricia Edgar

NatureKids North Vancouver - Lynn Valley Club Leader
Tricia grew up in the damp forests of North Vancouver and has lived in the ...

Wes Wong

Tricities Club Co-Leader
Wes is a home schooling parent that believes outdoor exploration is an import...

Team Members

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Christina Chowaniec

Program Coordinator
Christina is responsible for volunteer engagement and program management of our ...

Erin Udal

Project Coordinator, Pollinator Citizen Science
Erin Udal is a leader in pollinator conservation in BC and has collaborated in ...

Louise Pedersen

Executive Director
Louise grew up surrounded by heathlands in rural Denmark and acquired her love ...

Niki Dun

Membership and Office Coordinator