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Meet Our Team

Meet our passionate rare team, consisting of individuals with varied backgrounds in education, skills and expertise. Their dedication to rare’s mission of conservation, research and education is propelled by their belief of rare’s limitless growth.

Our Staff

Stephanie Sobek-Swant

Executive Director

stephanie [dot] sobek-swant [at] or 519-650-9336 x113

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Laura Eckhardt

Manager, Finance & Administration

laura [dot] eckhardt [at] or 519-650-9336 x117


Administrative Coordinator

rare [at] or 519-650-9336

Christine Thompson

Christine Thompson

Major Gifts Manager

christine [dot] thompson [at] or 519-650-9336 x118

James Bow

Communications Officer

james [dot] bow [at] or 519-650-9336 x123

Nancy Campbell


nancy [dot] campbell [at] or 519-650-9336 x118

Sara Clark, Sponsorship Events Coordinator

Sara Clark

Events & Development Coordinator

sara [dot] clark [at] or 519-650-9336 x122

Aleksandra Dolezal

Conservation Scientist - Research Priorities, Partnerships & Monitoring

aleksandra [dot] dolezal [at] or 519-650-9336 x111

Alissa Fraser

Conservation Technician

alissa [dot] fraser [at] or 519-650-9336 x114

Taryn Jarvis

Gill Ratcliffe Gardens & Facilities Coordinator

taryn [dot] jarvis [at] or 519-650-9336 x115

Michelle MacMillan


michelle [dot] macmillan [at] or 519-650-9336 x112

Istafa Sufi

Istafa Sufi

TMMC Senior Educator

istafa [dot] sufi [at] or 519-650-9336 x116

Maisy Winn

Administrative Assistant

maisy [dot] winn [at] or 519-650-9336 x125

Tom Woodcock

Planning Ecologist

tom [dot] woodcock [at] or 519-650-9336 x121