Keith Pelletier, Co-Chair
Born in North Vancouver, Keith received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from SFU.
A career in marketing and advertising took him to Winnipeg and Toronto, before returning to Vancouver where he has been a resident of West Vancouver for 36 years. Keith is a past Director of the West Vancouver Foundation, The Make a Wish Foundation, and the Advertising Agency Association of BC. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys skiing, wilderness kayaking, and sailing.Keith monitors Rodgers Creek, leads a Secondary School team doing Spawner Salmon Surveys, and co-ordinates the Herring Spawn Enhancement Program. He Joined the Society in 2015, and was appointed to the board in 2017.
Bill McAllister, Treasurer
Bill is a retired lawyer and has pursued an interest in the natural world since his youth. He has participated extensively on our stream enhancement projects and leads our fundraising in support of those initiatives. He has also served on the Invasive Plant Species Strategy Working Group and sat on three committees of the West Vancouver Community Services Society. Bill is a member of Nature Vancouver, Wildlife Rescue Association of BC, Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society, Sargeant Bay Society, Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society and Stanley Park Ecological Society.
Natasha Romero - Secretary
Natasha was born in Japan but has spent most of her life living on the North Shore. She has a BA in psychology and a diploma in Wellness Counselling and Life Coaching. She has spent the last ten years running multiple businesses and is currently the owner/operator of The Anchor Eatery in Ambleside. As a founding member of The Tiger Foundation, Natasha developed a lifelong passion for nature and wildlife conservation. She loves getting away from the city, whether hiking solo or camping and adventuring with her wife and son. She has been a volunteer with West Vancouver Streamkeepers since 2014.
Annie holds a BA in Psychology and a Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). After working as a teacher and as a department head at an English school in Vancouver, she started a family and began volunteering in a variety of community based roles. A growing interest in the natural world and a passion for environmental issues led her into volunteer opportunities with the Vancouver Aquarium, North Shore Eagle Network, Project FeederWatch, and Cap Church's environmental stewardship group. She is currently a creek monitor for West Vancouver Streamkeepers and leader of their Invasive Plants Committee. Her desire is to help others connect to nature and to support them in becoming better stewards of their neighbourhoods and our Earth. In her free time, you will find her hiking and camping with her family, exploring tide pools, watching and listening to birds, and gardening.
Mike is an outdoor enthusiast with a broad range of interests. Actively involved in our work programs, volunteer coordination and community outreach activities since joining the society, Mike was appointed secretary in 2016. Mike is a long-time Vancouver resident and graduated from UBC with a BA in Physical Education/Recreation and a minor in Economics. He has recently retired from his career at Royal Bank of Canada after over 33 years of service in numerous communities throughout B.C.
Don earned a BSc in Mining Engineering from UBC in 1984, and worked at several gold mines in the Yukon, NWT and Northern BC until 2008. In 2009, he received an MA in Environmental Management from Royal Roads University and then worked as a civil and environmental consulting engineer in Greater Vancouver. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. Don joined our Society in 2008 and was appointed to the board in 2015.
Keith is a former ship's Master who has also worked in port operations in the UK, South America and Canada. He retired from full time employment in 2013 but continues to work part time as a Marine Consultant.
He and Jan have lived in West Vancouver since 1992 and joined Streamkeepers in 2016. Keith volunteers at the Nelson Creek Hatchery as well as assisting with creek monitoring, work plan projects and spawner salmon surveys. He is a keen boater and includes kayaking and hiking among his interests.
Joseph and his family have called West Vancouver home since 1995. His late father, Denis, was an avid recreational fisherman and introduced Joseph to a love of fishing and salmon, which has remained a passion for Joseph his whole life. Joseph has been a member of West Vancouver Streamkeepers since his time as a student at West Vancouver Secondary School, during which he served as student leader for the first years of the EPN Salmon Survey Program. After having spent much of the past 10 years in studies and ministry for the church in the eastern US, Joseph recently returned to West Vancouver to be closer to his family and hopes to pursue a career in salmon conservation. He is happy to be involved again in the work of West Vancouver Streamkeepers and is grateful for the invitation to serve on the Board of Directors.
Steve has recently retired from his position as Designated Senior Officer at the D.F.O. Pacific Enterprise Centre. Steve brings to us a wealth of scientific knowledge in the fields of maritime habitat and restoration together with a thorough understanding of our local watersheds and challenges ahead.