George Greene, Chair & Treasurer
George Greene has worked since the early 1970s on conservation and sustainable development issues at the interface between resource industries, NGOs, governments, and Indigenous nations and groups. George specializes in environmental governance, and in the design and implementation of collaborative initiatives to address environmental and social issues in the natural resources sectors. He is active as a volunteer in the nature conservation community in the Elk Valley, in Canada, and internationally.George’s passions include being on the snow in winter, and biking and being on the water in the summer. He is a member of the volunteer ski patrol at the Fernie Alpine Resort.
Ashlee Jollymore, Vice Chair
Stella Swanson, Director
Stella has a Ph.D. Limnology, BSc. Honours Biology and is a Registered Professional Biologist. She is a Member of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Canadian Association of Water Quality, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. She has been the chair of the Elk Valley Selenium Management Task Force and Elk Valley Cumulative Effects Management Framework.
Ayla Bennett, Director
Ayla Bennett lives with her family in Fernie, BC. She is passionate about conserving and exploring our beautiful mountains, free-flowing rivers and wild spaces. Ayla has worked with environmental non-profit organizations for nearly a decade. For 8 years, she was a Program Manager with the Elk River Alliance, and led community-based water monitoring (CBWM) and education programs. Ayla strives to empower her fellow community members to care for their watersheds and feels CBWM projects and citizens have an important role to play in guiding decision-making. She holds a BSc of Earth Science from the University of Calgary.