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Staff

 

Marlo Campbell; Communications Director

Background: Journalism, sales, management, creative writing.
Skills: Communicating with diverse groups of people, storytelling, translating complex ideas, relationship building, talking to strangers.
Personal connection to Lake Winnipeg: “I was first introduced to cabin life on the east side of the lake in the late 90s. To me, Lake Winnipeg is synonymous with family fun: beach days, waterskiing, drinks on the deck, Yahtzee games – and 20 people sharing one bathroom.”


Julie DePauw; Program Coordinator, Agricultural Water Stewardship

Background: Bachelor of Environmental Science with a focus on water resources and soil science; experience working both in academia and government on watershed landscape dynamics and best management practices research within agro-ecosystems.
Skills: Scientific project management; field work experience; rural perspectives on watershed management; collaboration with a wide range of communities and groups
Favourite thing to do on/around Lake Winnipeg: “I absolutely love to kayak on the lake, along with everything else that camping entails – reading by the beach and s’mores by the campfire!”


Michelle Jordan; Finance & Office Administrator

Background: Originally from the Philippines; bachelor’s degree in Commerce with a major in Management; accounting training from Red River College; more than a decade of experience in finance and administrative management, human resources and payroll; kids’ Sunday School teacher
Skills: Organizational management, analyzing and reconciling accounts, a team player and good listener
Favourite thing to do on/around Lake Winnipeg: “Sitting in front of the bonfire, watching my kids enjoying marshmallows and telling stories.”

 

Alexis Kanu; Executive Director

Background: A PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Manitoba; experience working with diverse organizations in the non-profit and community development sectors.
Skills: Strategic planning, organizational development, proposal writing/development, community outreach.
Favourite thing to do on/around Lake Winnipeg: “Watching my son splash in the water, explore the beaches and discover the wonders of the lake.”

 

Chelsea Lobson; Programs Director

Background: M.Sc. from the University of Manitoba; experience in freshwater ecology and working on large collaborative projects.
Skills: Communicating scientific results to a wide range of audiences, project co-ordination, engaging youth through science.
Personal connection to Lake Winnipeg: "Growing up, my grandparents had a cottage in Matlock. We would spend our days at Ralph Beach where I loved swimming, building sand castles and walking to the Salamonia Channel."

 

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Meghan Mills; Community-Based Monitoring Volunteer Coordinator (Term)

Background: Environmental Studies (Hons.), currently pursuing a Master’s of Natural Resource Management. Experience in ecosystem management, natural resource governance.
Skills: Community engagement, field experience, dedicated teamwork.
Personal connection to Lake Winnipeg: "My family has had a cabin in the Lake Winnipeg watershed since 1968. To this day, there is no where else I would rather be than on the lake."

 

Madison Yogis; Communications Assistant

Background: B.A. (Hons) in Organizational Psychology; previously worked in London, England as a Public Relations & Events Coordinator for a large architectural firm.
Skills: Organization, community engagement, social media management, event coordination.
Personal connection to Lake Winnipeg: "I spent nearly every single weekend of my childhood going to Grand Beach. My siblings and I would love to play in the sunshine, run up and down the sand dunes, and snorkel in the water."

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