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Dallas New

Dallas New

Member at Large

Dallas is a veterinarian and epidemiologist, who has a deep love of everything outdoors. She loves throwing on her pack and heading out for a few days on the trail with her two dogs, or dancing on the water playing with her beautiful canoe. She's very excited to work with...
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Zoe Arnold

Zoe Arnold

Member at Large

Zoe loves being outside more than anywhere else because it is where she feels most at home. As a child she would spend hours perched up in a tree, reading books or watching the clouds. Zoe trained and worked as a Forest School Leader in the UK, facilitating nature-based, child-centred...
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Ryan Clark

Ryan Clark

Member at Large

Ryan works as an environmental policy analyst for the Ministry of Environment within Regina developing technical standards and legislation with respect to air, land and water. He has worked throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta conducting studies in the areas of ornithology...
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Courtney Malec

Courtney Malec

Treasurer

Courtney is an accounting student at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. Close proximity to Northern Saskatchewan lakes throughout her life established her enjoyment of hiking, kayaking, and swimming as she grew up in Prince Albert, SK. She enjoys...
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Aditi Garg

Aditi Garg

Vice-President

Aditi teaches high school math in French immersion and is passionate about youth engagement with nature in any subject. She is involved with the City of Saskatoon’s Environmental Advisory Committee and is a strong supporter of maintaining Saskatoon’s river valley as an...
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Sean Brandt

Sean Brandt

President

Sean works as an outdoor educator for the Prairie Spirit School Division in Warman, SK. where he delivers a course that focuses on environmental science and sustainability with an emphasis on developing a relationship to, and appreciation for the land.  Sean is also one of the...
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Taniya Heuchert

Taniya Heuchert

Member-at-large

Taniya teaches in the Regina Public School system and brings her enthusiasm for the outdoors into the classroom regularly. She is a true student of nature, soaking in every experience that she can while connecting further to the world around her. Taniya seizes each and every...
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Leah Japp

Leah Japp

General Manager

Leah lives on an acreage near Craven with her husband and two small children. Leah has a background and training in outdoor and environmental education. Her family enjoys acreage life, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, geocaching, canoeing, gardening, running,...
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Karen McIver

Karen McIver

Past-President

Karen currently teaches science at Winston Knoll Collegiate. She has experience teaching in integrated education programs including an outdoor program for grade 11 students called Trek School. She has a Masters of Educational Foundations degree with a thesis focused on the places...
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Jeff Moore

Jeff Moore

Member at Large

Jeff is an instructor at the Greenall Outdoor School in Balgonie and a proud father of 2. Jeff loves to snowshoe and ski in the winter and hike and canoe in the summer. He is a firm believer that outdoor education is the most powerful way to promote environmental awareness. Jeff is very...
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Merrissa Karmark

Merrissa Karmark

Member at Large

Merrissa Karmark lives in the prairie parkland, where she works as a substitute teacher for Horizon School Division. In the summer months, she plans and plants gardens with family and friends here at home. In the winter, she and her husband head to Nicaragua where they work with a local...
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Andrea Nelson

Andrea Nelson

Member at Large

Sprouting on the prairies and taking root in the boreal forest, Andrea is most alive when she’s outside. As an outdoor guide, canoeing instructor, musher, and interpreter, her real passion is facilitating meaningful nature-based experiences for all ages -- kindling wonder,...
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