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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] raresites.org or 519-650-9336 x113

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Laura Eckhardt

Manager, Finance & Administration

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

Kim Robichaud

Administrative Coordinator

kim [dot] robichaud [at] raresites.org or 519-650-9336 x125

Christine Thompson

Christine Thompson

Major Gifts Manager

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

Catherine Becsky

Administrative Assistant

catherine [dot] becsky [at] raresites.org or 519-650-9336 x120

James Bow

Communications Officer

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

Nancy Campbell

Bookkeeper

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

Alissa Fraser

Conservation Technician

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

Taryn Jarvis

Gill Ratcliffe Gardens & Facilities Coordinator

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

Michelle MacMillan

Educator

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

Katie McMullen

Katie McMullen

Sponsorship Events Coordinator

katie [dot] mcmullen [at] raresites.org or 519-650-9336 x122

Jessica O'Connell

Jessica O'Connell

Food Bank Gardens, Engagement & Orchard Steward

jessica [dot] oconnell [at] raresites.org or 519-650-9336 x126

Jenna Quinn

Program Scientist - Research & Education Priorities, Partnerships, & Monitoring

jenna [dot] quinn [at] raresites.org or 519-650-9336 x111

Istafa Sufi

Istafa Sufi

Educator

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

Maisy Winn

Administrative Assistant

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

Tom Woodcock

Planning Ecologist

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

Our Fellows

MACKENZIE RAMSAY / SMILING WATER

INDIGENOUS RESEARCH FELLOW

mackenzie [dot] ramsay [at] raresites.org or 519-650-9336 x123