Staff

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Jim Duncan

Jim – Executive Director
Jim has been employed as a research tech. at UBC, a  Jr. High School librarian and a College Librarian. He provides curriculum development, grant management, project coordination and communication services.

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Laura Duncan

Laura – Technical Director
Laura has been involved in the environmental sector since 1970 and has many years experience in ecosystem restoration  She provides technical support for Mainstreams varied educational programs and habitat restoration projects.

Dave Quinn

Dave – Water Education Instructor

Dave Quinn is a Kimberley-based outdoor educator, wildlife biologist, and wilderness guide. He is a BC-certified teacher and award-winning natural history author and photographer.  Dave designed Mainstreams’ Climate Change Adaptation and Mark Creek Flume Restoration Programs.

Patty Kolesnichenko

Patty – Water Education Instructor

Patty has a B Ed and a B Sc (Kinesiology and Public Health).  She is CABIN and Streamkeepers certified and has 20 years experience as an Outdoor Education teacher.  Patty designed the Macro Invertebrate, Beaver and Wetlands Programs for Mainstreams.

Kim Urbaniak

Kim – Water Education Instructor

Kim has a MA in Environmental Education and Communications, and a varied background in community engagement, program development, and volunteer management. New to the Kootenays, Kim brings with her over 10 years of experience leading programs for all ages, and a passion for connecting people with the natural world.

Shannon Duncan

Shannon – Event Management, Communications

Shannon coordinated the establishment of community gardens in both Cranbrook and Kimberley.  Owner of Purcell Organics, Shannon creates wonderful teas and also specializes in creative flower arrangements for weddings and special events.  Shannon  provides communications and event management services.