Meribeth Burley H.B.Sc.(Bio), OCT – Conservation Education Coordinator
Meribeth holds a Fish and Wildlife Technology diploma from Sir Sandford Fleming College along with a Biology degree from Trent University and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Her fascination of the great outdoors started long ago with family canoe trips and camping adventures in northern Ontario. She enjoys hiking, fishing and turkey hunting along with spending time outside with her two young daughters. Meribeth has worked in the environmental education field both in Alberta and Ontario and strongly believes that those who experience nature first hand are more likely to conserve it.
(705) 748.6324 ext. 100
Jordan McArthur H.B.Sc.(Bio.), Dipl.T. – Conservation Education Liaison
Jordan is a 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 H.B.Sc.(Ecological Restoration) – Conservation Education Liaison
Jacey is a recent graduate of the Joint Degree/ Diploma B.Sc in Ecological Restoration. She attended two years at Fleming College Frost Campus, where she completed her diploma and spent two years at 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.
Katrina Faouaz- Youth Program Assistant
Kat began fishing, hiking and camping from a young age and got into hunting in her teens. She has always had a love for the outdoors and great respect for fish and wildlife habitat. Kat began her education studying archaeology and it wasn’t until she sat in on an environmental science lecture one day, that she realized she had a way to link her passion for conservation with a career path. Kat has recently graduated from the Fish and Wildlife Technician program at Fleming College and will be attending Trent University in September for Environmental & Resource Science.
Kaley Quinney – Youth Program Assistant
Kaley is in her fourth, and final year of study at Nipissing University. She is majoring in Child and Family Studies with a minor in French and plans on becoming a teacher. Kaley’s appreciation of the outdoors was instilled from a young age through her family of avid anglers, hunters, and canoe enthusiasts. She enjoys camping, fishing, waterfowl hunting, and loves spending time outside with her dog, Lexee. Kaley believes that education is the key to conservation, and no one is ever too young, or too old to learn about, enjoy, and protect the great outdoors.
Nick Watts – Youth Program Assistant
Nick is entering grade twelve at Lakefield College School this September. He enjoy playing sports, Scuba Diving and generally anything outdoors. Nick interested in the marine biology field and has been working at the Heritage Centre for three summers now.
Courtney Miles- Youth Program Assistant
Courtney has always been fascinated by the outdoors and Ontario’s wildlife. She has been hunting and fishing with her family since she was a little girl. Courtney owes her passion to her father, who was an avid hunter and angler himself. Courtney is also a vet technician student at Georgian College, and has volunteered / worked at places like the Peterborough Zoo, Scouts Canada, the Kawartha Wildlife Centre, the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society, and Ontario Parks. Courtney has been fortunate enough to travel and explore many of Ontario’s provincial parks, where she enjoys camping, canoeing, (and of course) fishing.
Valarie Wood – Conservation Team Member
Valarie holds a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science degree from Trent University and is working towards her Masters of Science in Forensic Science also at Trent University. Conservation and the outdoors have always been an interest to Val starting with class trips to conservation areas and involvement with the 4-H program. Hiking, photography, and archery are all passions and hobbies for Val. She believes that the value of Ontario’s wildlife is more than the trophy on the wall.
Evan Skinn – Conservation Team Member
Evan graduated from the Fish and Wildlife Technician program at Fleming College and will be attending the Conservation and Environmental Law Enforcement program at Fleming College in the fall of 2019. Evan grew up hunting, angling, camping and hiking and continues his passion for the outdoors today. He has a true passion for protecting everything the natural world has to offer! Evan hopes to contribute to protecting the environment through sharing his passions with others to help engage more people in exploring everything the outdoors has to offer. If everyone finds their passion in the environment it will make it easier to protect it.
Trevor Russell – Conservation Team Member
Trevor is currently a grade ten student at Adam Scott CVI. He enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family fishing, camping, and riding atv’s. Over the past two years he has been volunteering at the OFAH Get Outdoors Summer Day Camp and Leadership Camp, with the goal of getting people outside and having fun. He believes in protecting the wildlife around us so everyone can enjoy all that it has to offer.