Staff

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Ian Douglas Bruce

Executive Coordinator
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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Francesca Loro

Office Administrator & Stewardship/Education Coordinator
A PSS team member since 2008, Francesca oversees administrative operations, organizes environmental education programming, and coordinates volunteer and stewardship activities. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree from Royal Roads University. When not working, she’s volunteering in local food security and exploring the beaches and parks around Victoria.
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Kyle Armstrong

Restoration Coordinator
Kyle has an undergraduate degree from UVic and an MSc in Ecological Restoration from SFU/BCIT. His applied research looked at tidal channel ecology and restoration of these habitats in the Fraser River estuary for out-migrating and rearing juvenile salmon. A new addition to our team, Kyle is looking forward to implementing impactful and community-driven restoration projects.
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Katrina Adams

Water Quality and Freshwater Biology Coordinator
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.
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Shelly Selivanov

Education and Outreach Coordinator
Shelly has a BSc in Geography and Biology and an MSc in Geography from UVic. Her MSc research focused on environmental and social sustainability in coastal ecosystems in Thailand. Shelly assists with social media, communications, stewardship activities, environmental education programming, and community outreach. She is passionate about understanding and conserving aquatic ecosystems and when not working, she loves to explore the lands and waters of Vancouver Island and the world.
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Tamara Bonsdorf

Environmental Support Technician
Tamara is a recent graduate of the Camosun College Environmental Technology diploma program and is now a student at Royal Roads University completing a BSc in Environmental Practice. She has grown up on the island and is happy to be a part of protecting and restoring the natural habitats that are close to her heart. She hopes to enrich biodiversity and community connection to the land with activities such as the grade 3 education program, forage fish surveys, and stream assessments.
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Austin Nolan

Environmental Support Technician
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.