A Family Affair

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation staff is a tightly-knit group of people. But for Raincoast biologists Andy Rosenberger and Adrianne Jarvela Rosenberger it’s literally a family affair.  In addition to their work as biologists for Raincoast’s wild salmon and marine conservation programs, this husband and wife team have taken on two other important roles for the organization; Andy serves as Raincoast’s GIS (Geographical Information Systems) technician and Adrianne handles our donor stewardship duties. Proving the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, their young son Finn is already showing a fascination with the ocean and predictions are he’s a lock as a future marine biologist for Raincoast.

A version of this article was first published in the Seaside Times January 2012 Issue.


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Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.