Laurie spent her twenties exploring the BC coastline every summer aboard a 26' wooden sloop sailboat and discovered a love for the wild marine environment and all the creatures within it.
She relocated to the Sunshine Coast and has spent 30 years involved in the community across a variety of organizations and initiatives. She has a journalism degree and a background in communications, and studied art and creative writing as tools to transform the way we communicate around charged topics. Community engagement and outreach and supporting other team members through her skillset are her greatest areas of interest.
She is delighted to join the Pacific Wild team and is looking forward to working in her great love of BC's unique coastal geography and culture. This is her dream job, helping protect such a critical piece of British Columbia and engaging in outreach and development to further Pacific Wild's goals in the Great Bear Rainforest and Sea.