Our Team

Meet the Wild & Immersive team

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Wild & Immersive team member holding up wild raspberries

Not only will you spend time communing with nature and making new friends at Wild & Immersive, you’ll also be interacting with our fun and knowledgeable staff.

Learn about our paths towards outdoor learning, our passion for the environment, and why we became involved with Wild & Immersive.

Wild & Immersive Team Member Victoria

Victoria

Field Education Manager

Victoria has a B.Sc. in Biology and a masters in Ecological Restoration. Her passion for terrestrial ecosystem recovery led her to Wild & Immersive because she believes the first step in combating the current environmental crisis is to empower individuals to get out and enjoy their own backyards. Through exploration of the natural environment, comes curiosity, and curiosity seeks knowledge.

“Protecting our environment should be an easy sell: go outside, play, explore, ask, learn, and take action! Everyone is capable of doing this and Wild & Immersive is helping them do that.”
Wild & Immersive Team Member Christiane

Christiane

W&I Coordinator

Christiane completed an undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences at Laurentian University and was part of a stewardship committee that helped with fish rehabilitation within creeks as well as doing wetland assessments to get them protected to prohibit future commercial development. moving out west to BC and joined the Wild & Immersive team.

“I am dedicated to educating youth and adults in fluent French and English on how to be stewards and I believe that begins with knowledge of the nature that surrounds you. The impact of this information creates a fondness and a bond one has with nature. If everyone was an environmental steward, its condition could be fully restored. We are the voice for nature!”
Wild & Immersive Team Member Kjersten

Kjersten

Lead Program Facilitator

After finishing a diploma in Outdoor Leadership at CBC in Abbotsford, she’s currently working towards a BA in Applied Leadership. Several summers working at a camp as a lifeguard, teaching outdoor activities, and a year with BC Parks as a student park ranger led her to Wild & immersive. Her focus is ecological restoration and public outreach to inform others on animal safety and leave no trace principles.

“The Wild & Immersive team are a great group of people teaching things that I am passionate about. I enjoy spending time outdoors and with kids, I strive to pass on knowledge and respect of the creation that we live in to future generations.”

Julie

Lead Program Facilitator

Julie graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in French and a certificate in Environmental Science. She plans to continue her studies to obtain an official teaching certificate and continue her work as an outdoor educator. She recently completed the Canadian Conservation Corps program as well as an outdoor guide training academy.

“I am extremely excited to be a part of the Wild & Immersive team because I firmly believe that nature based learning not only fosters a lifelong connection to the natural world, but it also emphasizes the fact that learning is not limited to a formal teaching environment.”
Wild & Immersive Team Member Issac

Issac

Program Facilitator

Looking to deepen his connection with nature, Issac recently acquired his diploma in forestry and is currently completing a bachelor’s in environmental science. His hope is that one day his career will allow him to restore ecosystems and educate the public on how to maintain a healthy relationship with the natural systems found around them.

“Being able to work with Wild & Immersive feels like a full circle moment in my life, from learning about the environment when I was a child, to now being able to give that education back. I am truly grateful to be able to have this opportunity and I hope that I can give back some of the passion I have for the environment to kids of a future generation.”
Wild & Immersive Team Member Clara

Clara

Program Facilitator

Currently completing her B.A. and B.Ed. and Trinity Western University, Clara has hopes of becoming an elementary teacher. Throughout her degree, her passion for creating engaging and thoughtful learning environments has only grown. It was an environmental education class that deepened her love of the environment and showed her the value in getting people outside, particularly youth. Practicing good stewardship of the environment is something she’s passionate about – she loves finding ways to be a more responsible steward of this place we call home.

“Getting youth and adults outside in nature and helping them create their own experiences with nature is important to developing good stewards of the land with all its various environments. I am excited to work alongside others who share my passion for the environment and facilitating experiences for others in the outdoors.”
Wild & Immersive Team Member Alexis

Alexis

Program Facilitator

As an outdoors enthusiast from a young age, Alexis’s passion for the environment developed even more once she got into the Conservation program at UBC. She’s completed a Bachelor of science in Natural Resources Conservation and has experience in field school through hiking and exploring new environments.

“I love outdoor education and I believe it is important for future generations and the sustainability of the earth. I think the more we familiarize ourselves with nature, the more we would want to protect it. I also enjoy working with kids and it brings me so much joy. I hope to learn and share my knowledge with others.”
Wild & Immersive Team Member Rayhanah

Rayhanah

Program Facilitator

Currently in the process of getting her Bachelor’s in education, Rayhanah aspires to become a teacher someday. Through her journey in education, she’s discovered the value and importance that environment and outdoor experience has for learners. She believes it’s essential to incorporate environmental learning into our lives in order to gain a better understanding of the earth around us and to help us grow as learners and human beings.

“I am incredibly passionate about working with kids and guiding them through exploration and learning. Wild and Immersive gives children the opportunity to learn in a hands-on way and be a part of the environment they are learning about.”

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