Our Board of Directors
All board members are acting in their positions, until ratified at the Annual General Meeting. The AGM has been postponed due to current circumstances.
Mary is a retired educator with an interest in nature. She has been involved with Lambton Wildlife for many years and has served as past indoor committee chair and as past president. Volunteering with Lambton Wildlife has been a terrific way to meet people interested in our natural heritage and an opportunity to gain knowledge in a wide range of nature-related topics.
Mike is a Park Naturalist with a degree in Biology and Geography. At a young age Mike could be found catching frogs, snakes and insects. At university he became particularly interested in invertebrate biology and natural history. Mike has traveled extensively for work and pleasure, focusing on nature and conservation. A member of the Entomology Society of Ontario, Mike is an avid photographer and has volunteered with other local conservation groups. Mike is the Young Naturalists' organizer and leader.
Tanya was fortunate to grow up in Lambton and appreciates all of the county's incredible green spaces. She has a Masters degree in Ecology and has been working at Pinery Provincial Park since 2010 as the Resource Management Group Leader. She loves hiking, travelling to see the best of Ontario with her husband and dog Penny, and talking to others about Lambton's amazing natural heritage.
After receiving a Master's of Science degree in Biology from Laurentian University, Brandy moved to Lambton County and quickly became an active member of multiple environmental and wildlife-based groups in Sarnia. New to Southwestern Ontario, she is fascinated by the flora and fauna that is specific and special to this part of Canada, and enjoys exploring and learning more about the unique habitats found here.
Ed retired from Transport Canada, Ship Safety. He has always been interested in all aspects of nature, particularly bird watching. He attended several Lambton Wildlife spring guided bird walks in Canatara Park and then progressed to reporting on eBird. He started birding mainly in Lambton county and has recently added Mexico, Florida and England while on vacation.
Richard is a graduate of Western University BA and Northern Michigan University MA majoring in history. His commitment to nature and his service to Lambton Wildlife were recognized in 2018 when he received LWI’s Meritorious Service Award for his contributions. He previously served several terms as LWI Director and has also served three terms as LWI President. At present, he is the club’s Membership Secretary. Richard retired from the Suncor Energy’s Sarnia refinery. Besides his efforts on behalf of nature and LWI, he enjoys travelling with his wife Janice to experience the cultures and the natural wonders of the world.
Kelly has a diploma in ecosystem management as well as a bachelor's degree in illustration. Combining these specialties, she has worked in scientific illustration, invasive species management, and wildlife rehabilitation. She moved to Sarnia in 2019 and fell in love with the blue waters of Lake Huron and the St. Clair River. While she's had a lifelong passion for all animals, she has a special interest in reptiles and amphibians.