Shaun Hollingsworth, Seymour Salmonid Society

Shaun Hollingsworth

Board Chair

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.

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Graeme Budge, Seymour Salmonid Society

Graeme Budge

Board Secretary

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.

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Darren Radons, Seymour Salmonid Society

Darren Radons

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.

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Nick Martinovic, Seymour Salmonid Society

Nick Martinovic

Board Member

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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Kate Keogh, Seymour Salmonid Society

Kate Keogh

Board Member

Kate is a primary teacher in North Vancouver. She taught in a school-based hatchery and in the outdoors for 9 years. Kate has also been an educator with the Seymour Salmonid Society Gently Down the Seymour and Zoom in on the Seymour programs. She is passionate about environmental education, protecting watersheds and all things related to fresh and marine waters. 

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Stephen Vincent, Seymour Salmonid Society

Stephen Vincent

Board Member

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.

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Glen Parker, Seymour Salmonid Society

Glen Parker

Board Member

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).

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Brian Halabourda, Seymour Salmonid Society

Brian Halabourda

Board Member

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.

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Glen Parker, Seymour Salmonid Society

Naomi Yamamoto

Board Member

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.

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Derek James, Seymour Salmonid Society

Derek James

Board Member

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.

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Mardy Grossman, Seymour Salmonid Society

Mardy Grossman

Board Member

Mardy’s comes from the Forestry Industry with a focus on Sales & Marketing. With a passion for Sailing and Fly Fishing, Mardy understands that environmental stewardship is critical for the long-term health of our coastal waters and fisheries. For the past two years, Mardy has been an active volunteer with the Seymour Salmonoid Society. Mardy is married with two sons, his family has resided in Deep Cove for 29 years. His education includes a BA – University of Alberta – and an MBA from Simon Fraser University. This will be Mardy’s first year on the Board.

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Sean Ramsden, Seymour Salmonid Society

Sean Ramsden

Board Member

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.

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Mark Whorrall, Seymour Salmonid Society

Mark Whorrall

Board Member

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