Past Team Members

Tony Robinson

Research Skipper

Tony joined our research team as Skipper for the spring sampling season this year. In addition to being a competent skipper that took pride in keeping the crew safe and on time, Tony was also eager to share his wealth of knowledge regarding the Territory and wildlife within it.

Sierra Hall

Research Intern

Before joining the Spirit Bear Research Foundation, Sierra was an Assistant Bear Guide at Spirit Bear Lodge and a SEAS (Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards) Intern. Sierra is a valuable asset to the team and loves the opportunity to learn about and visit her Territory.

Cole McKnight

Research Intern

SEAS Intern in 2012 and 2013 and an assistant guide at the Spirit Bear Lodge, Cole joined the Spirit Bear Research Foundation in 2014. Cole learns quickly and can always be counted on to get the job done efficiently and accurately.

Chantal Pronteau

Research Technician

A former assistant guide at the Spirit Bear Lodge and SEAS Intern in 2013, Chantal joined the Spirit Bear Research Foundation in 2014. Chantal is always keen to help out, both in the field collecting data and in the office on data management and entry. Her positive attitude keeps the whole team going on long and rainy days.

Ashley Stocks

Research Technician

Ashley came to Spirit Bear Research Foundation after completing a degree in Geography and a Diploma in Fisheries Technology. Along with a love and knowledge of fish, Ashley brought years of experience working on the ocean to our team. Ashley was a valuable asset to our team, behind the scenes and on the ground.

Charles Edgar

Research Intern

Charles joined our research team for the fall sampling season in 2014. A quick learner and diligent worker, we are grateful that Charles was able to join our team!

Laura Grant

Field Technician

Laura worked with SBRF in spring and fall 2013 as a field technician. She kept the entire team positive and upbeat rain or shine. Community members continue to ask us where Laura is at and when she is coming back to Klemtu.

Vern Brown

Field Technician

Vern’s extensive knowledge of the Territory was instrumental in establishing site locations in our first year of research. Vern continues to assist us each year on a casual basis.