Ecology Ottawa is run by a small team of staff and a dedicated volunteer steering committee, in addition to many hard-working volunteers.
Robb Barnes is the Executive Director of Ecology Ottawa. Before joining Ecology Ottawa as a volunteer in 2013, Robb worked in the non-profit, public and private sectors. Robb brought advocacy experience to Ecology Ottawa from his time in politics and non-profits, and policy experience from his time as a management consultant working closely with various levels of government. Robb is passionate about environmental and animal welfare issues, community organizing and urban design. Robb holds a Masters in Public and International Affairs, where he focused on the intersection of ecological economics and urban sprawl.
Erik is moved by his love for adventure. Although breathtaking landscapes and urban exploration both serve as outlets for this passion, he envisions a future where these two worlds are more radically integrated. His interest in environmentalism developed while working at Carleton University’s Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Lab (GLEL) and he found his voice advocating for increasingly sustainable business practices as chair of Mountain Equipment Co-op Ottawa’s Environmental Integrity Committee. He now spends a great deal of time working on the administration of Ecology Ottawa, and leads Council Watch.
Natasha is passionate about the natural world and fascinated by the societies that live within it. After completing her Bachelor’s in Sociology and Geography at the University of Ottawa, she knew her career would focus on environmental protection and restoration. Natasha’s interests include agroecology, biodiversity, and social movement theory which she was able to research during an ethnographic field trip to Brazil. During her free time, Natasha enjoys swimming, cycling, and crafting.
Jaclyn is a recent graduate of Carleton University’s Bachelor of Global and International Studies. Jaclyn’s passions of politics and environmental sustainability are channelled through her work as Development Officer. With a degree and experience in the non-profit industry under her belt, she is incredibly excited to continue fundraising for Ecology Ottawa and making a difference in her community.
A former television journalist, author and filmmaker, Mike has parlayed his love of talking and community into a rewarding development career, raising awareness and funds for a number of non-profits and large community-based projects. An avid surfer and paddle boarder, Mike is naturally drawn to the outdoors and to the people who value, study and protect the environment. He looks forward to connecting Ecology Ottawa supporters to philanthropic opportunities that resonate and leave a positive environmental impact on community.
Camille is 3rd year student who chose to do her gap year internship with Ecology Ottawa to gain professional experience before starting a Master's degree in social and solidarity economy at Sciences Po Strasbourg (France). Animal lover, engaged and rebellious by nature, she feels the need to apply her convictions in reality: from protecting the planet and biodiversity to the fight against inequalities, Camille is driven to take part in concrete sustainable development projects with Ecology Ottawa to promote the ideals of environmental and social justice.
Oxford graduate and former lawyer in London, Cheryl left corporate law in search of inspiration in nature. She worked as an Expedition Leader in the polar regions since 2013 and acquired experience in sustainable tourism industry by managing wildlife encounters in Canadian Arctic. She is now dedicated to Ottawa’s ecological conservation as a Climate Change Campaign Organizer for Ecology Ottawa. This opportunity fills her with a passionate desire to further her career by adding value where she can in the push for stewardship around the world and engaging citizens in local environmental projects.
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