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Joyce ChauHolly Brose

 

Joyce Chau

Joyce Chau

Executive Director

647-258-3280 x 2005 [email protected]

Joyce did not let her allergies to plants and animals get in the way of her passion for the outdoors! She has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with many field courses in ecology, ornithology and entomology. Joyce has been working in the environmental not-for-profit sector for over a decade, leading collaborative community education projects and citizen science programs across southern Ontario.

 

Holly Brose

Holly Brose

Environmental Education Coordinator

647-258-3280 x 2011 [email protected]

Holly has a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry which she uses with her Bachelor of Education to run the Changing Currents program at EcoSpark. It is not a surprise that she likes to work outside as her parents (who like to travel frugally) had already taken her camping on three different continents before she was ten!

 

Karen Bennedsen

Financial and Office Administrator

647-258-3280 x 2002 [email protected]

Karen helps EcoSpark bring about positive change by taking care of the office and its finances. She even finds creative ways to reuse or re-purpose broken monitoring equipment. Karen also rides her bike and works as a gardener, both of which keep her outdoors as much as possible.

 

Chris Wai

Environmental Education Coordinator

647-258-3280 x 2003 [email protected]

Chris is a teacher specializing in outdoor and environmental education. He uses his experience in educational program development to help develop the Nature Academy program. Chris has a passion for the outdoors and spends his free time exploring Toronto with his dog Maddy and paddling the Ontario backcountry.

 

 

Nida Malik

Environmental Education Coordinator

647-258-3280 x 2011 [email protected]

Nida has been a science teacher for the past seven years, encouraging environmental program and initiatives at the community level. With a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and biology as well as a post graduate diploma in education, Nida applies her knowledge and experience to EcoSpark's Changing Currents program. She enjoys working outdoors and exploring local hiking trails. 

 

 

Kanchana Madulaarachchi

Environmental Education Assistant

647-258-3280 x 2011 [email protected]

Kanchana has always had an affinity for the outdoors, exposed to diverse plants and animals from a young age in her native island of Sri Lanka. She has extensive field experience through her Bachelor of Environmental Studies and volunteer work which she uses to facilitate EcoSpark's Changing Currents program.

 

 

Zoë Koritko

Events and Outreach Assistant

647-258-3280 [email protected]

During the school year, Zoё studies English and Environmental Studies across the country at the University of Victoria so that she can pursue her love for ridiculously large trees. In her spare time, she's an artist who likes to do her work outdoors in the sun.