Academic Training

2009-2013: PhD in Geography, University of Victoria, Canada

2007-2009: Masters of Environmental Studies, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario

1998-2002: Bachelors of Education (With Distinction), University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.

Work Experience

A. Consulting

2012-Present Independent Consultant, Various Projects and Clients (Academic, Governments, NGOs & Foundations) – For more information on Consulting Services

B. Academic Positions

2017-2021: Human Dimensions Researcher, FishMPABlue2 Project, University of Nice, France

2021: Research Associate, Marine Ecology Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University

2019-2020: Research Associate, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia

2017-2019: Postdoctoral Fellow, OceanCanada Partnership, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia

2016-2018: Affiliate Researcher, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University

2015-2017: Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow in Conservation Science (cross appointed with UW), Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia

2015-2017: Fulbright Visiting Scholar and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow (cross appointed with UBC), School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington

2013-2015: SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia

2013-2014: Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria

2012-2013: Associate Fellow, Centre for Cooperative and Community-Based Economy, University of Victoria

2009-2013: Doctoral Researcher and Trudeau Scholar, Marine Protected Areas Research Group, Department of Geography, University of Victoria

2008-2009: Research Assistant, Lakehead University

2007-2009:  Master’s Researcher, School of ORPT, Lakehead University

C. Teaching Positions

Fall 2012: Sessional Lecturer, University of Victoria

2007-2009: Teaching Assistant, Lakehead University

2007: Lead Educator – Conservation Program, WildED (Wilderness Education Program), BC Spaces for Nature, Vancouver, B.C.

2006: Curriculum Coordinator, Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, Victoria, B.C.

2002-2007: Teacher – Various Subjects and Grade LevelsSchool District #46, Sunshine Coast, B.C.

2002-2005: Outdoor/Sustainability Education Instructor, Sea to Sky Outdoor School, Keats Island, B.C.

D. International Development 

2005: Group Leader/Project SupervisorYouth Challenge Inernational/Reto Juvenil Internacional, Costa Rica

2003-2004: Project Coordinator – Youth Capacity Building in EcuadorCanadian International Dev. Agency, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

E. Outdoor Leadership and Adventure Tourism

2002-2008: Sole Proprietor, Consultant and Guide, Wild Nature Education and Adventures, Canada

2002 – 2004: Head Sea Kayak Guide Guide/Rental Office Manager, Pedals and Paddles/Sunshine Kayaking/Lotus Land Tours, Canada