Meet the Raincoast team

Raincoast is a team of conservationists and scientists empowered by our research to protect the lands, waters and wildlife of coastal British Columbia.

Chris Genovali

Chris Genovali, executive director of Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Executive Director
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Misty MacDuffee

Biologist, Wild Salmon Program Director
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Chris Darimont

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

Science Director, Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab Chair
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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 wearing a blue shirt standing in front of the ocean.

Salmon Habitat Biologist
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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

Safeguarding Coastal Carnivores Program Director
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Kristen Walters

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

Biologist, Lower Fraser River Salmon Conservation Program Director
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Maureen Vo

Maureen standing in front of the ocean wearing a purple jacket.

NoiseTracker Coordinator (Outreach and Education)
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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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Marie-Ana Mikus

Marie-Ana Mikus smiles happily as the sun sets on the Salish Sea.

Cetacean Conservation Research Program Technician
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Chelsea Greer

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

Biologist, 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 sweater and a blue hat standing in front of the ocean.

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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Brooke Gerle

Brooke Gerle wearing a green coat smiling and standing in front of the ocean.

Mapping technician
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Paige Roper

Paige wearing a red puffy jacket smiling standing in front of the ocean.

Biologist, Lower Fraser Salmon Conservation Program Field Researcher
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Adam Warner

Adam Warner standing in front of the ocean smiling, wearing a blue button down shirt.

Research Scientist
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Samantha Scott

Sam has red hair and she is wearing a blue Raincoast hat, smiling while standing on a beach.

Water Quality Coordinator
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Suzie Hall

Suzie driving a zodiac on a sunny day.

NoiseTracker Coordinator (Technical and Operations)
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Amy Rowley

Amy Rowley, PhD, stands smiling in her toque with the Vancouver harbour in the background.

Research Scientist
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Chavon Robershaw

Chavon Robertshaw wearing a black tee shirt standing in front of trees smiling.

Conservation Science Technician
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Erin Wall

Erin Wall standing on a boat with beautiful mountains in the background holding a large camera.

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Sherwin Arnott

Communications Associate
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Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab fellows

Persia Khan

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

Lab Manager and Research Associate
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Kate Field

Raincoast Fellow and PhD Student 
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Sharon Kay

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

Raincoast Fellow and MSc Student
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Tyler Jessen

Tyler Jessen wearing sunglasses with mountains in the background.

Raincoast Fellow and PhD Student
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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
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Sylvie Hawkes

Sylvie Hawkes on a motor boat in the Central Coast.

Lab Manager and Research Associate
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