Kyle Armstrong

Executive Director
Kyle is a restoration ecologist (M.Sc) with over 10 years of experience working in our coastal and aquatic ecosystems. Kyle is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) with the Society of Ecological Restoration's professional association and in addition to coastal British Columbia, has worked in conservation in Kamchatka, South America, and Southern Africa. He is passionate about the restoration and enhancement of Social Ecological Systems through community-driven restoration and stewardship, research, and environmental education. Kyle is proud to be leading an amazing team of staff and volunteers at Peninsula Streams Society.

Ian Douglas Bruce

Senior Biologist
Ian is a registered professional biologist and completed a diploma in Restoration of Natural Systems at UVic in 2003. Through his consulting firm, Watershed Ecological Services Ltd., Ian also provides ecological and fisheries services to industry, government, and First Nations. Ian grew up in Victoria and has spent all his life working with aquatic environments throughout Vancouver Island.
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Katrina Adams

Senior Aquatic Biologist
Katrina has a B.Sc. in Biology from McGill University, a diploma in GIS from VIU and a diploma in Restoration from UVic. She has an immense passion for aquatic ecosystems and has experience working on a wide range of projects including water quality of lakes in Quebec, genetic evolution of Arctic char in Iceland, and coral reef health in Australia. Katrina combines her expertise in ecology, restoration, and GIS in supporting PSS with their goal of improving aquatic habitats.

Sue Jaillet

Administrative Coordinator
Sue has a BA in Geography with a Specialization in Resource Studies from the University of Alberta, as well as courses in Urban Planning and GIS & Cartography from UVic. She has extensive administrative experience from her work with local government, military, sales and distribution, contract administration, and executive-level support.

Austin Nolan

Support Biologist
Austin has a B.Sc. in Biology and Environmental Sciences from UVic. Since graduating, he has worked within the local watersheds of Victoria restoring salmonid habitat, surveying beaver populations, and assessing stream health. He assists with education programs, stewardship activities, stream assessments, and habitat restoration. When not working, Austin can be found camping and exploring the natural habitats of Vancouver Island.

Justin Budyk

Environmental Stewardship Coordinator
Justin has an Environmental Science degree from the University Manitoba and has been working in the field of freshwater ecology and fisheries biology for the last 5 years. His experience extends from working with Indigenous communities in the subarctic with DFO to collaborating on research projects with various universities, consulting companies, and NGOs in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario. He has a passion for conservation science and educating the community about the biological diversity of aquatic environments and how to mitigate their degradation.
Deborah Deacon

Deborah Deacon

Education & Outreach Specialist
Deborah has a BA and an MA in History from UVic. She has led youth engagement initiatives across Canada for 5 years, raising awareness about climate action, mental health, Indigenous histories, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her experience involves working with government agencies and nonprofits, school districts, educators, and youth to develop and implement learning programs. A lifelong learner herself, she is passionate about breaking down complex material into accessible, impactful, and empowering learning experiences for anyone and everyone.

Chloe Kraemer

Biologist Support Technician
Chloe has a B.Sc. in Marine Biology from UVic and over 3 years of work experience in fisheries science and aquatic ecology, extending from salmonid diet and hatchery welfare research to education and community engagement. Driven by work that uses a hands-on and collaborative approach to tackle current environmental issues, Chloe is excited to engage in place-based initiatives that directly respond to the needs of her local community and contribute to the enhancement of aquatic ecosystems across Victoria.