Meet the Raincoast team

Raincoast is a team of scientists, conservationists, and volunteers dedicated to protecting the habitats and inhabitants of British Columbia’s priceless coast.

Chris Genovali

Chris Genovali, executive director of Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Executive Director

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Misty MacDuffee

Misty MacDuffee, biologist and Wild Salmon program director.

Biologist & Program Director
Wild Salmon Program

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Chris Darimont

Chris Dairmont smiles at the camera wearing a green flannel button-up shirt.

Science Director
Chair-Raincoast Lab

Paul Paquet

Paul Paquet, scientist, in his toque, on the bow of Achiever, smiling big time.

Senior Scientist
Carnivore Specialist
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Valeria Vergara

Dr. Vergara holds a BSc in Biology and a Masters in Behavioral Ecology, both from Trent University in Ontario, and a PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia.

Senior Scientist, Cetacean Conservation Research Program Director

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Peter Ross

Peter Ross standing with his arms crossed with the ocean behind them.

Senior Scientist, Healthy Waters Program Director

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Auston Chhor

Auston Chhor stands in the Vancouver snow wearing his Carhart jacket looking into the glow of the winter sunset.

Wild Salmon Governance and Policy Analyst
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Lance Barrett-Lennard

Lance Barrett-Lennard is a senior scientist with the Cetacean Conservation Research program.

Senior Scientist, Cetacean Conservation Research Program Director

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Drew Graham

Drew stands in front of Achiever.

Marine Operations Manager

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Brian Falconer

Brian Falconer, Guide Outfitter Coordinator

Guide Outfitter Program Director

Kristen Walters

Kristen Walters, Lower Fraser River Salmon Conservation Program Coordinator in the lower mainland.

Lower Fraser River Salmon Conservation Program Director
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Maureen Vo

Maureen Vo stands on the bow of a small sailing vessel in the coastal waters of British Columbia.

Education Director

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Alex Harris

Alex standing in front of trees.

Communications Manager

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Pascale Campagna-Slater

Pascale driving a zodiac boat on a sunny day.

Education Coordinator

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Shauna Doll

Shauna Doll, the Gulf Islands Forest Project Coordinator, looks into the forest wearing her Raincoast hat and smiling broadly.

Forest Conservation Program Director

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Sherwin Arnott

Communications specialist

Chelsea Greer

Chelsea Greer, Wolf Conservation Program Coordinator, with her Raincoast hat and rain gear, smiling into the forest.

Wolf Conservation Program Director
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Gary Bouwman

Gary Bouwman stands in the sunshine on the Fraser jetty with this hardhat and high visibility vest.

Lower Fraser Research and Restoration Engineer

Dave Scott

Dave wearing a blue hat holding and looking at a viewfinder.

Lower Fraser Research and Restoration Director

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Lauren Duboisset-Broust

Lauren wearing a blue toque and a burgundy shirt.

Development Director

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Denis Tuzinovic

A portrait of Denis wearing a patagonia puffy coat with a rainbow on the arm.

Donor Relations

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Allison Dennert

Allison Dennert standing on a beach in front of the ocean on a cloudy day. She is wearing a mustard coloured jacket.

Quantitative Salmon Ecologist

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Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell.

Lower Fraser Salmon Program Intern

Paige Roper

Biologist, Lower Fraser Salmon Conservation Program Field Researcher and MSc Student, UBC

Fred Gregory

Special Projects Coordinator

Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab fellows

Lauren Eckert

Lauren Eckert, Raincoast Research Fellow

Raincoast Fellow and PhD Student

Kate Field

Kate Field, a team member of Raincoast, standing against a blurred backdrop of green cedar trees, looking at the camera smiling and wearing a black jacket that constrasts with her bright eyes and blonde hair.

Raincoast Fellow and PhD Student 

Ali Gladwell

Ali Gladwell wearing a tank top and a toque with a snowy mountain in the background.

Raincoast Fellow and MSc Student

Tyler Jessen

Tyler Jessen wearing sunglasses with mountains in the background.

Raincoast Fellow and PhD Student

Persia Khan

Persia wearing a red puffy jacket standing in front of trees.

Lab Manager and Research Associate

Sharon Kay

Sharon wearing a yellow toque and a blue jacket with the ocean in the background.

Raincoast Fellow and MSc Student

Ilona Mihalik

Ilona Mihalik, Raincoast Fellow and MSc student, smiles right into the camera against a blurred backdrop of green cedar trees, wearing a black puffy jacket showing her teeth and beautiful brown eyes. Her brown hair hangs over her shoulders, some tucked behind her ear.

Raincoast Fellow and PhD Student

Chenoah Shine

Raincoast Fellow and Masters of Science student Chenoa Shine looking at the camera, with long, straight blonde hair, wearing a black turtleneck and a green flannel jacket.

Raincoast Fellow and MSc Student

Ishana Shukla

Raincoast Fellow and Masters of Science student Ishana Shukla looks at the camera, her hair is black and shoulder-length, wearing a light grey cotton button-up shirt.

Raincoast Fellow and MSc Student

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