Greta Borick-Cunningham
(Executive Director)

 

Greta has been Executive Director of ARMS since April 2013 and before that Acting Executive Director for one year.  Greta has a passionate love of the environment including water conservation issues, protection and enhancement of salmon species, and raising public awareness around threats to our native BC ecosystems.  Greta’s background includes a Masters in Education, a Diploma in Sustainable Resource Management, and 20 years of experience in management and administration.  Greta has lived and worked around the world in Japan, Canada, and Australia.  In Greta’s downtime, you’ll find her pottering around in her veggie garden, volunteering for a local watershed group in Vancouver, and learning how to get more art in her life.

Sophie Sparrow
(Environmental Projects & Communications)

Sophie has worked at ARMS since March 2015 and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and the Environment from the University of the Fraser Valley. She concentrated in Environmental Science and minored in Communications as well as completed a Professional Communication Essentials Certificate. Over the course of her degree she developed a passion for water and the processes occurring in a watershed that affect a rivers water geochemistry. Sophie was a part of a global project called the “Global Rivers Observatory”, based out of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, where a team of researchers collect water samples from different locations around the world. She completed a practicum in her last year of university at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution looking at the seasonal variation of Nathan Slough’s Water Geochemistry in British Columbia. She spends all her spare time outside exploring new adventures and enjoys fishing, hiking and camping.

Jasmine Sidhu
(Wildlife Workshop Instructor)

Jasmine is currently working as a Wildlife Workshop Instructor with ARMS. She is excited about applying the knowledge she accumulated during her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Northern British Columbia, to provide nature-based education. Her passion to facilitate stewardship in her hometown is one of the many reasons why working with ARMS has been such a mutually symbiotic relationship. She hopes to continue this journey, always eager and willing to learn. In her spare time, she enjoys adventures in parks throughout the lower mainland, and volunteering with a variety of organizations.

Dan Mikolay
(Eco-Camp Supervisor)

Dan Mikolay has been working as the Eco-Camp Supervisor for ARMS since 2017. Dan also works as the WildsafeBC Coordinator for Maple Ridge and is the Environmental Educator for Ridge Meadows Recycling Society. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ohio University (cum laude) with extensive experience in children’s theater.  “Dan the Eco-Camp Man”, “Dan the Recycling Man” or “Dan the Bear Man” adds fun and engaging interactions to all of his workshops.

Harlowe Steele
(Environmental Projects & Community Engagement Assistant)
(2019 Summer Student)

Harlowe is a fourth-year student athlete at San Diego State University majoring in Environmental Engineering. She is passionate about sustainability and environmental stewardship. Harlowe lives a very active life; when she is not playing lacrosse, she enjoys taking her dog for walks, hiking and going to the beach. In the future, she would like to pursue a career in water treatment in the Lower Mainland.

Taylor Irving
(Environmental Projects & Community Engagement Assistant)
(2019 Summer Student)

Taylor is pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Ecological Restoration at BCIT and is eager to apply the knowledge gained through her education to a practical setting. Taylor believes that community education on local conservation and restoration initiatives is integral for the future protection of our surrounding watersheds. On her days off, you can find Taylor hiking in Golden Ears, cycling the dykes of Maple Ridge, or watering her veggie garden.

Connor Kaloff
(Eco-Camp & Outreach Assistant)
(2019 Summer Student)

Connor is a third-year student at Douglas College in the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Program. He is passionate about working with children and believes that educating the future generation on conservation and sustainability is a vital step in the maintenance and protection of our ecosystems. Connor lives a very active life and when he is not playing hockey or soccer he can be found camping, kayaking, paddle boarding, or hiking around Maple Ridge and the neighboring communities.

Ashley Chun
(Eco-Camp & Outreach Assistant)
(2019 Summer Student)


Ashley is a fourth-year student studying a double major in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. She believes that educating children is a key step for society to develop in a sustainable and ethical way. On her time off, she likes to go hiking, going for runs, and relaxing at the beach. Ashley hopes to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives whether its big or small during her time at the Alouette River Management Society.

Heather Kelly
(Eco-Camp & Outreach Assistant)
(2019 Summer Student)

Heather is a second-year student at the University of the Fraser Valley in the Bachelor of Science Program and is majoring in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Medicine. She is passionate about helping others and is excited to be able to work alongside those in her community. She is especially eager to teach children about nature and the world around them during summer eco-camps. Heather spends her free time outdoors hiking, kayaking, cycling, and wake boarding.