Our Staff

Mark Maftei

Mark Maftei

Executive Director
Shanti Davis

Shanti Davis

Director of Operations
Stefania Gorgopa

Stefania Gorgopa

Communications Director
Carrie Harbidge

Carrie Harbidge

Ucluelet Field School Coordinator
Taylor Sidak

Taylor Sidak

Tofino Field School Coordinator
Gisele Martin

Gisele Martin

Nuu-chah-nulth Language and Culture Educator

Past Staff

Ariane Batic

Ariane Batic

Education Director
Amaya Black

Amaya Black

Program Coordinator
Hannah Dyck-Chan

Hannah Dyck-Chan

Program Coordinator
Ava Law

Ava Law

Education & Research Assistant

Our Board of Directors

Our board is comprised of six dynamic local residents who reflect a range of educational backgrounds, experiences, and expertise in natural and social sciences, non-profit governance, and education.

From left to right in the photo above:

Marnie Helliwell, Child and Youth support worker, Tofino
Colin Zacharias, Certified Mountain Guide, Risk Management Consultant
Melanie Morris, Elementary School Teacher at Wickaninnish Community School
Sarah Timberlake, Tourism Tofino
Jen Pukonen, former Raincoast Education Society program coordinator
Vera Webb, retired accountant (not in photo)

Supporters

The Raincoast Education Society would not exist without the generous support of our community donors and partners. We are incredibly grateful that you’ve decided to join us in our efforts to conserve Clayoquot and Barkley Sound’s old-growth forests, streams, shorelines, and waters, and maintain our region as one of the most ecologically rich landscapes on the planet. Thank you for being with us every step of the way.