Staff Members

Christina Chowaniec

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

Niki Dun

Membership and Office Coordinator

Sarah Lockman

Executive Director
Sarah spent most of her childhood playing outdoors – biking around the ...

Board Members

Daniel Kell

Secretary
Daniel grew up in rural England, and spent much of his youth exploring local ...

Daniel Zajak

Board Director
Dan grew up in Calgary and Edmonton before moving to Vancouver for law school. ...

Daphne Solecki

Founder and Honorary President
Daphne Solecki is a past president, Nature Vancouver; past president, BC ...

Kathy MacKenzie

Board Director
Kathy grew up canoe tripping through Algonquin Park and now lives at the mouth ...

Leslie Bol

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

Volunteer Club 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!

Adrienne Miller

NatureKids Port Alberni Leader
Hi I am Adrienne! Growing up in rural Northern Vancouver Island, my ...

Alethia Perry

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

Angie Coolin

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

Anthea Farr

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

Bill Gilroy

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

Britta Bentz

NatureKids Victoria Club Leader
I am a biologist, an outdoor enthusiast and a parent of two girls. I am excited ...

Carly Ristow

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

Chandra Wong

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

Christy Wright

NatureKids Salmon Arm Club Co-Leader
I look forward to Exploring with you!

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...

Dawn Bast

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

Dawn Germyn

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

Deborah Simpson

NatureKids 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!

Hayley Datoo

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

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

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

Jenni Stol

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

Jenny White

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

Kara Lemire

NatureKids Kamloops 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 ...

Kim Zalay

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

Leslie Bol

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

Linda Brooymans

NatureKids Nanaimo Club Leader
Linda Brooymans leads the Nanaimo Nature Kids. I love connecting Nature Kids ...

Lynn Pollard

NatureKids Nicomekl 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 ...

Marla Pitcher

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

Marnie Williamson

NatureKids North Okanagan Club 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

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

Natasha Ewing

NatureKids Prince George Club Co-Leader
Having lived in nearly every region across BC, I am pleased to now have the ...

Nehal Saleh

NatureKids Langley Club Leader
I look forward to exploring with you!

Olena Russell

NatureKids Cowichan Valley HL Leader

Paula Rodriguez de la Vega

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

Rachel Stevens

NatureKids Ridge Meadows Club Co-Leader
Born and raised in the lower mainland I have grown to love everything about our ...

Rachel Whitehouse

NatureKids Merritt Club Co-Leader

Rob Pritchard

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

Sarah Brookes

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

Sarah Dafoe

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

Sarah Desrosiers

NatureKids Merritt Club Co-Leader

Sarah Wright

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

Shannon Turner

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

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 ...

Vanessa Elton

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

Wes Wong

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