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)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.
(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.
(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.
(Education Outreach Program Coordinator)
Carly is a fourth-year student at Simon Fraser University Majoring in Resource and Environmental Management. She started volunteering for ARMS in 2018 as she was looking for an organization within her community that fit her passion for the environment and love of the outdoors. Over the past two years she has planned events, assessed water quality of the Alouette, and participated in the seasonal spawners surveys. Carly is looking forward to working with a team of like-minded individuals during her time with us.
(Education Outreach Program Coordinator)
Ashley is in her final year of completing her Bachelors degree in Geography and Environmental studies at the University of Victoria. She is very passionate about environmental education as it is a crucial aspect of raising awareness and leading people into making eco-conscious decisions in their everyday lives. On her days off, she likes to play tennis, go for runs, and paint. In the future, Ashley hopes to pursue a career in sustainable development in developing communities.
Wali is excited to join the ARMS team as an Eco-Camp Counsellor. He has a Bachelors of Science in Biology from The University of British Columbia – Okanagan. He has a passion for sharing knowledge and spreading positivity. In his downtime, you can find him volunteering elsewhere or practicing his newfound interest in block printing.
Abby studied ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto and ecological restoration at Simon Fraser University & BCIT. She loves insects and has done two research projects on them. Through her time in school, she has realized the importance of environmental education and outreach. She is excited to join ARMS and learn. She enjoys watching nature documentaries and digital painting in her spare time.
(Wellness Officer)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.