AWARE Board Members

Paul Dorland

As a full time Whistler resident who grew up and worked in big cities, I am grateful every day to live in such a special place. The natural environment inspires me daily, and I am passionate about AWARE’s efforts… Read more

John Rasmussen

I am Australian by birth and came to settle in Whistler in 2018 with my wife Alexandra and our twin boys, Nicolas and Thomas, both now 18, and attending university here in Canada. Our aim was to experience the… Read more

John Thomas (Tom) English

I am a retired lawyer, a long term Whistler resident, present Chair and founding member of the Whistler Lakes Conservation Association, Chair of the Whistler Lakes Conservation Foundation and the Discovery Foundation and past board member of numerous for… Read more

Diana Boone

– MBA in Strategic Planning combined with 20 years of experience in marketing, communications – Expertise in developing content marketing, communications and engagement strategies – Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills with ability to coach leaders and staff at all levels – Proven… Read more

Alison Jenkins

I’m originally from the UK but British Columbia has been my home for the past 10 years. I was drawn to BC by the mountains and the recreation opportunities that they presented. I have a Masters degree in Renewable… Read more

Emily Kane

I am a yoga teacher, author, and outdoor enthusiast who founded Yogacara Whistler, a local yoga studio. Studying Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, owning and operating a local business for over a decade, and releasing my first… Read more

Edgar Dearden

Edgar studied a dual bachelor of chemical engineering and business management in Australia, graduating in 2007. He worked in many different industrial process industries, and came to understand that buildings contribute >40% of global emissions.  Edgar now pursues a… Read more

Rhonda L. Millikin

I retired to Whistler in 2019 from a 35-year career as an Ecologist with the Federal Government, where I managed teams of 20-40 staff, responsible for the delivery of wildlife and habitat programs across BC and the Yukon. The… Read more

Kim Tindal

Kim grew up on a farm in Central Alberta; growing grain, raising cattle & driving tractors. In university she achieved two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Recreation Management & the other in Communications.  Most recently Kim has opened Vessel Refillery;… Read more

Heather Beresford

I worked for the Resort Municipality of Whistler for 27 years, the last 16 as the Environmental Stewardship Manager. This was more than a job for me…it allowed me to express my core values of doing what I can… Read more

Sophie Harrison

I grew up visiting Whistler from the UK with my family on our annual ski trips and decided it would be the perfect place to spend a ‘gap year’ before going to university, little did I know I would… Read more

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Current Staff Members

Charlotte Reid

Charlotte moved to Whistler from the UK in 2018 to follow her dream of living close to the mountains. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Geology from the University of Birmingham. Since living in Whistler, Charlotte has become… Read more

Sam Ray

Sam arrived in Whistler in 2012 initially to take a year off from her Melbourne-based teaching career. Having been a keen indoor sportswoman in Australia, Whistler was her first real encounter with outdoor sports as a lifestyle. Her newfound… Read more

Kiki (Kirsten) Reddaway

As an enthusiastic GROWer and ambassador of the program for 8 years I am excited to become an integral part of the GROW team. Another Can-Alian for the books, I moved to Whistler from Melbourne back in 2006…. Read more

Keira Murray

Keira moved to Whistler in 2016 with the plan to spend one season teaching skiing, but it didn’t take long for her to decide to make Whistler her permanent home! Keira holds a degree in Ecotourism and Outdoor… Read more

Lauren Hamm

Born and raised in Whistler, Lauren is an avid skier, hiker, and mountain biker. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering as well as a Masters of Management dual degree at the University of British Columbia and… Read more

Natalie Griffiths

Captivated by the mountains and lakes of British Columbia, Natalie made the leap from Winnipeg to Whistler in 2007, following her graduation with a Bachelor of Commerce focusing on Marketing. She found herself gravitating towards AWARE, seeking to expand… Read more

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