||The Veins of Life
to Know the Veins of Life Watershed Society E-Team Crew!
||Aimee Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Aimee joined Veins of Life after completing
a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Environmental Studies
from the University of Victoria. Her work experience includes
employment with the UVic alumni office and two years at London
Drugs, while also volunteering at Metchosin's Wildlife Rehab.
Centre, the Land Conservancy of B.C., and the Victoria Natural
History Society. Aimee's long term career plans involve her contribution
to the field of wildlife management with particular focus on rescue/rehab.
of wildlife as well as research. When asked what experience Veins
of Life has provided her with, Aimee mentioned field experience
including environmental restoration, invasive species removal
and native species introduction, stream stewardship via "Streamkeepers"
and bioengineering. Her most embarrassing moment at Veins of Life
was being nominated for all secretarial work, and the four terms
that best describe her relationships with fellow E-Team members
would be annoyance, comic relief, partnerships, and problem solving.
Outside the infinite realms of work (she holds two jobs), Aimee
prefers bird/wildlife watching, hiking, camping, and field plant
Wes is currently completing
his high school education while working at Veins of Life. He became
involved with Veins of Life at the age of ten when he and his
father founded the society. Ever since that time Wes has become
a permanent fixture at the society, both as a volunteer and now
as an E-Team member. Wes' most valuable experiences and training
at Veins of Life include first aid, fish weir construction, and
PR work in general. His most memorable day with VOLWS was the
pizza party commemorating the completion of the Millstream park
project. One day Wesley hopes to be a lifeguard and/or a
Sonja's education background
includes a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science
as well as a geologic technician diploma. Prior to working at
Veins of Life as an E-Team leader, Sonja was a Jr. environmental
consultant working with private sectors in South America and several
countries in Africa on biodiversity and GIS contracts. Sonja's
time at VOLWS has provided her with better communication and negotiation
skills as well as allowing her to become one with the clippers.
Resulting from her experiences here, Sonja finds Veins of Life
very useful and she's proud to be apart of their 2000-2001 achievements.
Sonja describes her experience with the E-Team members as insightful,
informative, practical, and humorous. Although she'd like to forget
it, Sonja's most memorable moment at VOLWS was watching
Wes make Dorito sandwiches at lunch. When Sonja grows up she hopes
to be a professional wrestler! Her hobbies include stunt kite
flying, hobby gardening, and reading Kurt Vonneget novels on Sundays.
||Matthew MacDonald (email@example.com)
Matt graduated from the University of Victoria
in the spring of 2000 with Bachelor of Science degree in Resource
management geography. Before coming to Veins of Life, Matthew
worked as a tree planter, a manager for Sewell's marine group,
and as a Jr. remote sensing/GIS technician. His future goals include
the development and management of protected areas in third world
nations. He would also like to gain experience through working
for the ministry of environment or in a related organisation.
Working at Veins of Life has provided him with knowledge of bioengineering
techniques, the complexities of working in cooperation with government,
and stream restoration. Matt's most memorable experience at VOLWS
was clipping adipose fins at the Goldstream hatchery and seeing
Wes catch hell from the head clipper. When describing his
experiences with other E-Team personnel he mentioned friendliness,
positive attitudes, mostly hard working, and safety conscious.
Matthew spends his time outside of work playing guitar, fishing,
surfing, playing frisbee sports, and thinking of tropical paradises.
background includes completion of the environmental biology associate
degree at Camosun college. Before coming to work at Veins of Life
she has worked as a counsellor/volunteer coordinator at a local
day camp, as an assistant manager of an after school club, and
as a native plant garden attendant. Camille's planning to further
her education and become a wetland biologist or herpetologist.
Camille's experience at VOLWS has provided her with knowledge
of bioengineering practices and experience applying restoration
practices in real life situations as well as experience creating
web pages. Her experience with other E-Team members include gaining
knowledge and inspiration from others experiences, partnership
building, teamwork, and problem solving. Camille's most memorable
moments were the bird watching opportunities at Viaduct flats.
In her free time Camille enjoys birding, hiking, camping, and
pursuing a career in wildlife photography.
Diane graduated with
honours from Reynolds and Victoria High schools and excelled in
geography and earth science as well as photography. She is currently
preparing to enter in a post secondary institution in an environmental
field. Before working at VOLWS Diane worked in customer relations
at Walmart's garden centre. She also volunteered at Goldstream
park info centre. Eventually, Diane would like to become a conservation
officer and/or a wildlife photographer. Her experience and training
at VOLWS has provided her with knowledge of first aid techniques,
the flora and fauna of Southern Vancouver island, "Streamkeepers",
bioengineering techniques, stream and riparian restoration techniques.
Diane's most embarrassing moment here was tripping on a
root and landing on all fours in the dirt. She also finds the
exchanges between Matt and Wes humorous. When asked to describe
her experience with other E-Team members she mentioned team work,
companionship, hard work, and laughter. Diane's free time is spent
gardening, camping, hiking/walking, bike riding, doing yoga, and