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.

Stephanie Sobek-Swant

Executive Director

stephanie [dot] sobek-swant [at] or 519-650-9336 x120

Veronica Chapman

Manager Finance, Fundraising and Administration

veronica [dot] chapman [at] or 519-650-9336 x120

Christine Thompson

Major Gifts Manager

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

Chris Ainsworth

Sponsorship and Events Manager

chris [dot] ainsworth [at] or 226-989-8838

Jenna Quinn

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

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

Taryn Jarvis

Property, Facilities and Garden Coordinator

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

Laura Klein

Gosling Engagement Coordinator

laura [dot] klein [at] or 519-650-9336 x126

Tom Woodcock

Planning Ecologist

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

Alissa Fraser

Conservation Technician

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

Kim Robichaud

Administrative Coordinator

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

Gabby Crowley

Administrative Assistant

gabby [dot] crowley [at] or 519-650-9336 x120

Picture of our Educator, Matthew

Matt McGuire


matt [dot] mcguire [at] or 519-650-9336 x112

Mackenzie Lespérance / Smiling Water

Indigenous Research Fellow

mackenzie [dot] lesperance [at] or 519-650-9336 x123

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Tamanna Kohi

Development and Communications Officer

Contact info:

tamanna [dot] kohi [at] or 519-650-9336 x122

Istafa Sufi


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