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.
Mike Perley, Co-Chair
Mike is an outdoor enthusiast with a broad range of interests. Actively involved in our work programs, hatchery operations 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.
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.
Jan Moger, Secretary
Jan moved to Vancouver from the UK with her family in 1992 and joined West Vancouver Streamkeepers in 2016. She holds a BA in Modern Languages from University College London, worked for the London Tourist Board and subsequently re-trained as a computer programmer. Since coming to Canada her focus has been on volunteering in the community & schools as a former PAC chair and board member with West Vancouver Soccer Club. Her interests include hiking, rowing, kayaking and choral singing.
John is a retired marine transportation executive and holds a BComm and MBA. He was a director of the Pacific Salmon Foundation for 12 years and has served on the board of the Coho Society of the North Shore. John coordinates our senior secondary student outreach programs, organizing activities such as salmon surveys and stream habitat improvements that connect students with our volunteers. John was the Society’s nominee to the Rodgers Creek Area Plan Working Group, which advised District Council on development the Upper Lands, a 215-acre parcel of privately held property in the municipality.
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.
Liz has been an active member since 2007. She has contributed to the Society by coordinating all aspects of membership, volunteer involvement and the proposed Navvy Jack Nature House. She initiated and leads the annual Streamkeepers’ Seaside Social each spring.
Her background is in senior administration for parks, recreation and sport at both the provincial and federal levels, including offshore assignments. Liz was a founding member and director of the West Vancouver Community Centre Society, helped initiate Pumpkin Fest and was a volunteer at the 2010 Olympics.
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.