With a background as a certified, red sealed, A licensed Electrician. An avid outdoors-man, Shaun believes in giving back. He has sat on the Board of Directors of numerous organizations and realizes the importance of speaking up for our fish and wildlife issues.
Shaun is married to Elaine, and together they have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren, who he hopes will be ready to grab the torch and carry on the tradition.
Kyla is the Director of Customer Success at HeroX. She is a strategic and analytical thinker whose diverse background includes experience in both the non-profit and research sectors. Kyla has led multiple scientific studies in British Columbia, Canada and Eleuthera, The Bahamas.Email Kyla
Brian was born and raised in Vancouver. He works for Seaspan as a tug boat captain and has spent his life on the water. When Brian isn’t working he loves to fish and has done so on the Seymour River for 46 years. Not only a fisherman, Brian has focused much of his energy on the survival of Seymour steelhead. He has served as a member of the Seymour Salmonid Society for over 20 years. Of those years, he was President for 5 and currently serves as a Director.Email Brian
Nick currently works in Building Operations Support, as an Electrical Specialist at Metro Vancouver. He began volunteering for the hatchery, entering the closed watershed to catch steelhead trout for the broodstock program in 1987.
Nick continues to help with conservation efforts of the Seymour Salmonid Society. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for 30 years.
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Dee-Dee is a kindergarten teacher with a passion for education and conservation. She grew up by the Seymour River and is determine to engage the next generation, getting them excited about protecting salmon and their habitat. Dee-Dee is chair of the Education Committee and has served on the Board since 2015.Email Dee-Dee
Stephen Vincent grew up in England where he studied biochemistry. After moving to Canada in the 80’s he did a lot of saltwater salmon fishing out of Pender Harbour. He gradually became more interested in salmon conservation and has been with the Seymour Salmonid Society for nearly 30 years, first as a volunteer and subsequently as a director.Email Stephen
Glen has had a home near the Seymour River for 30 years, hiking, fishing and swimming in the Seymour valley regularly. He is a retired engineer and has worked around the world on petroleum industry projects. His goal is to support and enhance the environmental, social and financial well-being of the community. His global work has made him acutely aware of how much of the world has been impacted by human activity and how we all need to part of managing these impacts. His education includes a BSc (Physics), BEng (Civil) and a MBA (Supply Chains).Email Glen
Board Member, Treasurer
Darren is a Manager at D&H Group LLP Chartered Professional Accountants. Darren grew up on the Sunshine Coast where he developed a passion for sport fishing. He joined the Society because he is concerned about the long-term viability of Pacific Salmon and wants to to volunteer his financial expertise to a Society providing local conservation efforts.Email Darren
Naomi was elected as an MLA in the 2009 and 2013 BC elections. She has held 5 cabinet positions throughout her eight years as an MLA. She owned and operated Tora Design, a graphic design studio for over 20 years prior to her public service. She has served on several corporate and non-profit boards. When her schedule permits, Naomi enjoys gardening, catch and release angling for steelhead and running on the North Shore with a group of dedicated trail runners known as the North Shore Lemmings.Email Naomi
Derek is an Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager at CIBC Wood Gundy and believes in education, trust, and transparency. With 20 years experience in the financial services sector he enjoys helping his clients navigate their philanthropic and estate planning options. Derek grew up in a small town in Alberta. He joined the Seymour Salmonid Society to show his two young boys the importance of connecting with our community and protecting our local resources.Email Derek
Graeme’s appreciation for the natural environment can be traced back to childhood trips to Adams Lake, and a decade of involvement with Scouts Canada. His passion for the natural world led to a degree in Environment and Sustainability. His past work includes time with the BCWF’s Wetlands Education Program, and MVRD’s Watershed and Environmental Management group. He understands the comprehensive nature of human-environment interaction, and strongly supports the Society’s mission. Graeme values contributing towards a healthy and liveable region and is currently pursuing a diploma in Applied Planning.Email Graeme
Sean was born and raised in North Vancouver. After graduating from UBC he started his career with the District of North Vancouver’s Engineering Department. He has volunteered for the Seymour Salmonid Society since 2015. Sean is a passionate fisherman, fishing all over British Columbia. When Sean is not ocean fishing or on the riverbanks he spends his free time golfing and volunteering as a marathon and trail run clinic leader.Email Sean