Board Members

Melanie Tardif

Melanie has been volunteering with AWARE since 2011, and now represents AWARE as president. Originally from the Laurentians north of Montréal, Québec, she studied Applied Ecology at Vanier College….

Paul Dorland

I moved here over five years ago with a love for life in the mountains. The natural environment inspires me daily, and I am passionate about AWARE’s efforts to…

Diana Boone

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: – MBA in Strategic Planning combined with 20 years of experience in marketing, communications – Expertise in developing content marketing, communications and engagement strategies – Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills…

Rowena Diggle

I arrived in Whistler in 2007 and fell in love with the mountains, wilderness and community. My time here inspired me to go back to school, where I completed…

Tanya Kong

Having travelled so much in my youth, I grew a real fascination for how every different culture interacts and appreciates the environment they live in, whether in the big…

Kim Maitland

I believe in AWARE’s mission and their efforts to advocate for our natural world. I can bring my marketing experience, digital design skills, non-profit experience, and community-building enthusiasm to…

Jeremy Valeriote

A geological engineer by training, I have worked on environmental impact assessments and restoration plans as a consultant, and solid waste reduction as local government staff.  Formerly a director…

Luis Escobar

Originally from El Salvador, I came to Canada when I was 14 years old and I right away I felt at home. I came to Whistler over 3 years…

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Current Staff Members

Claire Ruddy

Originally from the UK, Claire followed a Masters in Environment and Business by working with small and medium sized businesses to reduce environmental impacts through improved processes, training and…

Kristen Jones

Raised in Northern Ontario, Kristen’s passion for adventure and the outdoors ignited at a young age. Upon completing her Bachelor in Environmental Studies at Carleton University Kristen chose to…

Natasha Way

Originally from the USA, Natasha eventually made her way north to Montreal to study in the School of Environment at McGill University, where she earned a BA…

Taniell Hamilton

Originally from Southern Alberta, Taniell spent her early twenties studying and working abroad. She has a degree in both Sustainability Studies and Early Childhood Education, and in 2012 her…

Kara Bayley

Originally from Southern Ontario, Kara graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree focusing on Legal Studies with a concentration in Human Rights. Throughout her time at…

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