Jessie is a seasoned campaigner and conservation advocate, with over a decade of experience working on regional and national initiatives within the environmental non-profit sector in Canada. She is a dedicated strategist who brings a collaborative and inclusive approach to conservation and is committed to embedding and applying the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in this important work.
She originally joined CPAWS in 2012, working on public engagement initiatives to support and connect the work of CPAWS chapters across the country, and has been working for the B.C. chapter since 2014. Prior to joining CPAWS, Jessie spent several years working on public engagement initiatives with other ENGOs, including Nature Canada and Ottawa Riverkeeper.
For the last five years, Jessie has been leading the terrestrial conservation program with the B.C. chapter of CPAWS, developing partnerships with First Nations and working with governments and local communities to protect and conserve more of B.C.’s lands, waters, and wildlife. She brings experience and expertise in strategic campaign planning, public engagement, coalition building, and partnership development, and is thrilled to be returning to the CPAWS national team to help build the foundation of the campaign to protect 30% of Canada’s lands and waters by 2030.
In her free time, Jessie is an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast who loves cooking, reading, and board games. Originally from Ontario, she now lives, works, and plays on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), kwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples in what is also known as Vancouver.