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.
(Environmental Projects & Communications)
Currently on maternity leave (July 2021-September 2022)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.
(Acting Environmental Projects & Communications)
Alex is joining us fresh from a Masters in Ecological Restoration and is looking forward to working at ARMS. She is passionate about the protection and restoration of the environment and working towards undoing the damage that has been done to our habitats. She has a strong enthusiasm for species at risk. Through life and work opportunities she has had the chance to travel, learning from and working with individuals with global backgrounds. Growing up and attending University in the Fraser Valley, she has explored the local trails and parks, enjoying the ability to continue learning about the amazing habitats and identifying local plants. In her down time, she can be found hiking local trails or exploring them on the back of her horse.
(Eco-Camp Supervisor)Dan 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.
Jasmine has been working with ARMS since 2018. She is now taking on the role of Environmental Education Coordinator for ARMS after many years of facilitating workshops for the organization. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Northern British Columbia. From a young age she had a passion for the natural world and learning how organisms live symbiotically, which translates into her teaching style. She plans to continue with education and instill a sense of responsibility in the younger generations. When Jasmine isn’t at work she likes to spend time with her family and friends. She can also be found trying out a new activity or exploring a new place.
(Education Outreach Program Coordinator)
Dave joined ARMS in June 2021 and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology from the University of Victoria, where he found his passion for promoting sustainability. During his time in school he volunteered in various environmental clubs, where he was able to share this passion with others. Originally from the Yukon, Dave enjoys his time discovering new nature spots and hikes around British Columbia.
(Education Outreach Program Coordinator)
Elise is excited to be joining ARMS this summer as an Education Outreach Program Coordinator. She is entering her fifth year at SFU studying Environmental Science with a concentration in Applied Biology. Growing up in Maple Ridge, Elise is excited to be able to advocate for the environment in her local community. When not in school or working, Elise enjoys birdwatching, hiking and reading.
This will be Antonie’s first summer with ARMS. He is in his fourth year of Environmental Engineering at UBC and has always had a passion for conservation and preservation of the natural environment. Born in South Africa, he spent his childhood surfing. After moving to Canada at the age of ten, he swapped the surf for snow. Antonie spends his free time climbing, backpacking, woodworking, and searching for new activities to add to the list.
Tayah is a grade 12 student born and raised in Maple Ridge, when she is not at school or working, most of her time is spent hiking, kayaking, biking, or really anything outdoors with her friends and family. Tayah always had a passion for the environment, whether that be learning about it at school, exploring in nature, or helping in every way she can to maintain it. Tayah can’t wait to share that passion with todays youth this summer.
Aisha is excited to be apart of ARMS this summer as an Eco-Camp Counsellor. She is a second year student at SFU in the Theatre Performance Program. She has always had a love for the outdoors as well as learning and sharing with others what our beautiful province and community has to offer. Aisha is passionate about conservation and saving our oceans to protect our planet. In her free time she enjoys playing piano, rollerskating, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with her puppy.
Charlie is ecstatic to be a camp counselor at Alouette River Management Society this summer! She has a strong background in leadership, having taught young kids theatre at the age of 17. Teaching them how to be comfortable on stage and step into acting brought her great joy. She has always loved working with kids and hopes to one day be a teacher herself. Charlie is so excited to adventure with the kids and help them make memories with one another.
Oakley is responsible for making people smile, sleeping in the office, fetching the ball, and eating treats. She loves to go in the field to explore nature, bird watch and sniff new scents. Oakley’s goal is to find the perfect stick to chew.