Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) STAFF

Our team of highly skilled professionals and technicians see themselves as partners with clients in resource management and sustainable development for the greater good of generations to come.

Our People

NICK BARRY, B.SC., FIT,

NICK BARRY, B.SC., FIT,

FOREST TECHNICIAN

Nick is a Forester in Training with 13 years of experience and education in various aspects of the forest industry. He has worked throughout British Columbia in nearly all the province’s forest districts in the fields of silviculture, wildfire suppression, forestry field development, and geotechnical assessments, as well as professional documentation and permitting. Through this range of experience, he has gained a broad perspective of the industry, and a passion for the pursuit of sustainable forest and natural resource use. His responsibilities include the full phase development and implementation of Yucwmenlúcwu’s various forestry projects, as well as training junior technicians.

COREY BIRD, B.NRSC., R.P. BIO,

COREY BIRD, B.NRSC., R.P. BIO,

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST

Corey is a Registered Professional Biologist with a wide range of experience conducting mammalian and bird research, inventory, and conservation projects throughout southern British Columbia. His experience in the natural resource and wildlife industries has spanned more than 16 years with projects focusing on cougar and wolf ecology and predation, caribou, moose, wolverine, and deer population monitoring and research, as well as numerous avian and wetland ecology inventory, research, and conservation projects. As a wildlife biologist for Yucwmenlúcwu, Corey is responsible for project management, providing expert review of project referrals, and leadership in developing and partnering in future conservation initiatives.

TANYA WILLIAMS,

TANYA WILLIAMS,

ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD TECHNICIAN

Tanya Williams has completed several training opportunities such as Environmental Monitoring, Swiftwater Rescue, Ice Water Rescue, and Forestry Field Skills to name a few.

She works alongside and assists in-house professionals, biologists, archaeologists, and foresters. She also helps in training.

She is very passionate about working for and representing her community of Splatsin. Looking for cultural significance and trying to preserve environmentally sensitive areas throughout their traditional territories is important to her, not just for our generation but for the future generations as well.

When Tanya isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her son. She also enjoys reading and is anticipating getting her paddleboard out on the waters this summer.

Keyna, BA History & Archaeology

Keyna, BA History & Archaeology

Archaeologist

Hello! My name is Keyna, and I am a third-generation Canadian born and raised in Langley.  I completed an associate degree in world religions, and First Nations studies. 

As I drew stratigraphy in an excavation unit* in a blueberry field in Pitt Meadows, I realized my passion lie with archaeology. After completing a bachelor’s degree in archaeology at Simon Fraser University, I moved to Chetwynd, BC to begin my career.  For three generations my family has lived in and around the Okanagan, so when it was time to “settle down” I knew where to go.

My pastimes include acrylic pour painting, reading, gardening, and bellydance. I have 2 cats named Bacon and Eggs Benedict (Benny).