Project Watershed’s staff work on short-term contracts and the scope of their work changes depending on their program’s current focus and funding.

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Below are the people who currently work at Comox Valley Project Watershed Society and their roles:

Caila Holbrook

Caila Holbrook

Outreach and Mapping Coordinator

Caila has been with Project Watershed since November 2008. She has a Masters in International Nature Conservation and a BSc in Environmental Science. She has been involved in environmental projects all over the world.

Kathryn Clouston

Kathryn Clouston

Office Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator

Kathryn has been volunteering with streamkeeping groups since her retirement from the Air Force in 2007. While doing this she also spent a few years at North Island College improving her knowledge of biological systems with an Associate of Science in Biology degree.

Jennifer Sutherst

Jennifer Sutherst

Estuary Coordinator and Staff Biologist

Jennifer is a Biologist and Environmental Scientist that has worked as an environmental professional and stewardship leader most of her career; and has extensive experience working in freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Ranging from projects as diverse as research on climate change for Simon Fraser University to traditional ecological knowledge surveys of marine mammals for the ‘Namgis First Nation. She has won awards for her work with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and for the production of the Lost Streams of Victoria informational map. She is a Streamkeepers and Wetlandkeepers Instructor and has worked extensively with multi-disciplinary teams of volunteers, First Nations, government agencies and non-profits to achieve habitat protection and stewardship objectives.

Lisa La Rose

Lisa La Rose

Administrative Assistant

Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Geography and Diploma in Land Use Planning. She brings her experience in natural resource management, environmental sustainability, and office administration to Project Watershed. Lisa is excited about supporting PW office systems and projects. She spends her time away from the PW Conservation Centre with her husband and young children exploring the beautiful Comox Valley.

Sheila McDonnell

Sheila McDonnell

Bookkeeper

Along with keeping Project Watershed’s books in good order, Sheila is an active community member involved with various other non-profit organisations in the Comox Valley. She is currently an Area A Trustee for School District 71, and is deeply involved with Lake Trail School and its community.