Instructor Jill

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 K

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 Ecology and the Beaver Programs for Mainstreams.  She is currently working on designing Mainstreams Wetlands Program.


Kim – Water Education Instructor

Kim has 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.

Jill – Water Education Instructor

Jill has a diploma in Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Education and brings over 10 years of  environmental education delivery experience. Prior to moving to Kimberley in 2018, she spent 10 years working for Alberta Parks in a variety of different capacities, including interpretation, environmental education, and inclusion and accessibility. She is passionate about nurturing the natural world around her and fostering environmental stewardship in people of all ages. Jill is thrilled to join the Mainstreams family to continue to connect people to natural places.