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DIRECTORS &
OFFICERS

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 Faw

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 Perley

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.

Keith Moger

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 McDaniel

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 MacDonald

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.

Taren Urquhart

Born and raised on the North Shore, Taren enjoyed a childhood trapsing through nature with her mom (Clinical Chemist) and dad (Senior Biology teacher at WVSS). Whether it was summers spent at her family cabin in the Shuswap, camping with the Girl Guides, or collecting rocks along local beaches, Taren’s enjoyment, respect, and education through nature is and important part of her life.

Now the Arts and Special Events Programmer at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, she holds the unique position of working with community partners everyday. Part of the organizing committee of West Van’s annual Adopt-A-Fish event held every April in Memorial Park, she also enjoys teaching local gardeners and nature lovers about native pollinators, and recently created a mason bee house lending program at the library in partnership with the WV Seniors Centre.

Taren’s past endeavors include several small business ventures that created among other things, hand-made ceramic tiles, a line of hand-crafted pollinator products sold to nature stores across Canada, and a yarn manufacturing and knit design company that sold knitwear to outdoor retailer MEC. On most weekends she can be found hiking in the woods behind her house, kayaking in Deep Cove, or reading in bed.

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