Meribeth Burley B.Sc., OCT – Conservation Education Coordinator
Meribeth is a graduate of the Fish and Wildlife program at Sir Sandford Fleming College. She also has her Honours degree in Biology from Trent University and has recently graduated with her Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. From canoeing and hiking, to photography and fishing, her passion for the outdoors date back to family camping trips that began when she was only a few years old. Meribeth has had the opportunity to work in outdoor education centres in both Ontario and Alberta and she strongly believes that those who have the chance to experience the environment first hand are more willing to protect and conserve it for the future.
(705) 748.6324 ext. 100
Jordan McArthur H.B.Sc. (Bio.), Dipl.T. – Conservation Education Liaison
Jordan is a recent graduate of the Fish and Wildlife Technology program at Sir Sandford Fleming College and the Honours Biology program at Trent University. Having grown up in a family of avid hunters and anglers, her love and passion for the outdoors was instilled at a very young age. She has a special fondness of fish and aquatic science and has had the opportunity to work in fisheries research as a student. Jordan loves hiking, archery, baseball and going on outdoor adventures with her dog, Oakley. She believes that every person should have the opportunity to experience what nature has to offer and that protecting our natural resources now will allow them to be enjoyed for generations to come.
(705) 748.6324 ext. 102
Jacey Moore – Conservation Team Member
Jacey is a student enrolled in a Joint Degree/ Diploma B.Sc in Ecological Restoration. She attended two years at Fleming College Frost Campus, where she completed her diploma and is now attending Trent University to complete her degree. Jacey loves to hike, camp, swim and play sports and especially loves to spend time with her dog, Sadie. She has been an avid angler since she was very young. She has experience working with youth and adults alike in a variety of settings, including camp. Jacey has been educating others about nature her whole life, and she believes that if everyone does a little bit to help the environment it will keep our planet healthy and happy forever.
Mike Cook – Conservation Team Member
Mike is a recent graduate of the Ecosystem Management Technology program at Sir Sandford Fleming College. Growing up around Peterborough, he has taken full advantage of exploring the vast stretches of wilderness for hiking, camping and fishing. He has also developed a passion for water quality and the conservation of the pristine watersheds that are abundant in the Kawartha Lakes Region. Previously working as a biologist and teaching freshwater ecology has given him experience in environmental outreach and education. Mike combines his passion and knowledge to promote the understanding and awareness of environmental issues, which he knows can lead to a better future for the Earth and our communities.
Shalena Thompson – Conservation Team Member
Shalena is currently a Carpentry Apprentice working towards her Red Seal. She is extremely passionate about the Outdoors. Coming from a family with a love of the Outdoors, she was naturally drawn to spending time enjoying wildlife and outside activities of all types. From the time she was able to hold a fishing rod in her hands, she was hooked on angling catching everything from Panfish, Bass, Muskie to Chinook Salmon. Shalena spends her summers fishing all of the Kawartha Lakes in her fishing Kayak in pursuit of her next personal best. As well, she is an ardent hunter of waterfowl, turkey, deer and more – whether using her favorite firearm or compound bow. She loves to share with other people her passion so they may experience the joy of the outdoors too.
Taylor Stark – Conservation Team Member
Taylor is a recent graduate of Fleming College with two diplomas over 3 years. She studied Fitness and Health Promotion and continued her education through Recreation and Leisure Services, which allowed her passion for outdoor recreation to grow. Having been surrounded by a family of avid hunters and farmers her love for the outdoors has been around from a very young age. Throughout these past couple years, Taylor has been finding ways that allow others to experience the thrills of outdoor recreation and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors. She enjoys hunting, fishing, farming, hiking and exploring and is passionate about sharing her outdoor involvement with others to help them encounter their own outdoor fun.