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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

Veronica Chapman

Manager Finance, Fundraising and Administration

veronica [dot] chapman [at] raresites.org or 519-650-9336 x117

Christine Thompson

Major Gifts Manager

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

Chris Ainsworth

Sponsorship and Events Manager

chris [dot] ainsworth [at] raresites.org or 226-989-8838

Catherine Becsky

Catherine Becsky

Administrative Assistant

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

James Bow, photo by Christine Saunders

James Bow

Communications Officer

james [dot] bow [at] raresites.org or 519-650-9336 x126

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

Education Assistant

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

Jessica O'Connell

Jessica O'Connell

Engagement and Eco-Management Intern

jessica [dot] oconnell [at] raresites.org or 519-650-9336 x115

Jenna Quinn

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

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

Kim Robichaud

Administrative Coordinator

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

Istafa Sufi

Educator

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

Tom Woodcock

Planning Ecologist

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

Our Fellows

MACKENZIE LESPÉRANCE / SMILING WATER

INDIGENOUS RESEARCH FELLOW

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