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Staff

 

Marlo Campbell; Senior Advisor, Communications

Background: Journalism, sales, management, creative writing.
Skills: Communicating with diverse groups of people, storytelling, translating complex ideas, relationship building, talking to strangers.
Personal connection to Lake Winnipeg: “I was first introduced to cabin life on the east side of the lake in the late 90s. To me, Lake Winnipeg is synonymous with family fun: beach days, waterskiing, drinks on the deck, Yahtzee games – and 20 people sharing one bathroom.”
 


Karl Friesen-Hughes; Field and Data Technician

Background: Environmental Sciences (Hons.); currently completing an M.Sc. from the University of Winnipeg. Experience in water quality, nutrient cycling and climate change.
Skills: Field work and laboratory analysis; data management, analysis and visualization; scientific research and collaboration.
Personal connection to Lake Winnipeg: “Each year, my family and I rent a cabin for a week at Sunset Beach. It is my favourite time of the year. I have also been fortunate enough to go up and spend time at other people's cabins over the years. As long as I can hear the waves rolling in, I’m in my happy place.”

Michelle Jordan; Finance & Office Administrator

Background: Originally from the Philippines; bachelor’s degree in Commerce with a major in Management; accounting training from Red River College; more than a decade of experience in finance and administrative management, human resources and payroll; kids’ Sunday School teacher
Skills: Organizational management, analyzing and reconciling accounts, a team player and good listener
Favourite thing to do on/around Lake Winnipeg: “Sitting in front of the bonfire, watching my kids enjoying marshmallows and telling stories.”
 

Alexis Kanu; Executive Director

Background: A PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Manitoba; experience working with diverse organizations in the non-profit and community development sectors; life-long lake lover.
Skills: Government relations, strategic planning, organizational development, proposal writing, community outreach.
Favourite thing to do on/around Lake Winnipeg: “I love exploring new hiking trails with my kids, and spending time with family and friends at the beach.”
 

Chelsea Lobson; Programs Director

Background: M.Sc. from the University of Manitoba; experience in freshwater ecology and working on large collaborative projects.
Skills: Communicating scientific results to a wide range of audiences, project co-ordination, engaging youth through science.
Personal connection to Lake Winnipeg: "Growing up, my grandparents had a cottage in Matlock. We would spend our days at Ralph Beach where I loved swimming, building sand castles and walking to the Salamonia Channel."
 

Meghan Mills; Programs Coordinator

Background: Environmental Studies (Hons.), currently pursuing a Master’s of Natural Resource Management. Experience in ecosystem management, natural resource governance.
Skills: Community engagement, field experience, dedicated teamwork.
Personal connection to Lake Winnipeg: "My family has had a cabin in the Lake Winnipeg watershed since 1968. To this day, there is no where else I would rather be than on the lake."

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