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Staff Members

Alan Chou
Digital Strategy Coordinator

Alan is the Digital Strategy Coordinator at West Coast Environmental Law. He is passionate about... Read more

Alexis Stoymenoff Senior Communications & Engagement Specialist
Director of Communications

Alexis came to West Coast Environmental Law in 2016, after working as a journalist and then as a... Read more

Director of Development

Alison Obrecht is the Director of Development at West Coast Environmental Law. She connects our... Read more

Andrew Gage
Staff Lawyer

Andrew was an environmental activist before he was an environmental lawyer: he was accepted into... Read more

Anna Johnston
Staff Lawyer

Anna’s work focuses on strengthening federal environmental laws and environmental assessment... Read more

Barbara Everdene Project Manager Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund
Project Manager - Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund

Barbara Everdene is a community planner passionate about community engagement and activism.... Read more

Ceciline Goh Office Administrator
Office Administrator

Ceciline is the Office Administrator at West Coast Environmental Law. She is in charge of the... Read more

Deborah Carlson
Staff Lawyer

Deborah joined West Coast in 2010 as Staff Counsel for the Green Communities Program. She works... Read more

Executive Assistant

Eileen is West Coast Environmental Law’s executive assistant. She grew up in Northern Ontario,... Read more

Eugene Kung Staff Counsel
Staff Lawyer

Eugene Kung is a staff lawyer with West Coast, working on... Read more

Gavin Smith Staff Counsel
Staff Lawyer

Gavin decided to pursue environmental law while working on a small family farm, an experience... Read more

Georgia Lloyd-Smith Staff Counsel
Staff Lawyer

Georgia Lloyd-Smith is part of West Coast Environmental Law’s Aboriginal and Natural Resources... Read more

Law Student Volunteer

Gillian is a second-year law student at the University of British Columbia, volunteering with... Read more

Jessica Clogg Executive Director and Senior Counsel
Executive Director & Senior Counsel

Jessica Clogg is West Coast’s Executive Director and Senior Counsel, and heads up our work on... Read more

Julia Kidder - Communications & Engagement Specialist
Communications & Engagement Specialist

Julia Kidder (She/her) is a Canadian/Norwegian interdisciplinary artist and... Read more

Julia Roe
Summer Law Student

Julia Roe is a JD candidate at Peter A. Allard School of Law. She completed an undergraduate... Read more

Access to Justice Lawyer

Larry completed undergraduate degrees in Arts (B.A.) 1980, Education (B.Ed.) 1983 Law (LLB) 1986... Read more

Maxine Hayman Matilpi
RELAW Program Lead

Maxine Hayman Matilpi, J.D., LL.M, is a member of the Ma'amtigila and Kwakiutl First Nations,... Read more

Staff Lawyer

Michael is honoured to be a member of the... Read more

Development Coordinator

Natalia is West Coast Environmental Law’s Development Coordinator. Originally from Brazil,... Read more

Staff Lawyer & RELAW Manager

Rayanna Seymour-Hourie is Anishinaabe (Ojibway) from Lake of the Woods in Treaty #3 Territory (... Read more

Renee Eaton
Leadership Giving Officer

Renee is excited to be joining the WCEL team and supporters in shaping solutions for British... Read more

Staff Lawyer

Shelby Lindley is Syilx (Okanagan) and a member of the Upper Nicola community in Merritt, BC.... Read more

Climate Scientist

Silvie joined West Coast Environmental Law in 2020 as the Climate Scientist, after completing... Read more

Stephanie Hewson
Staff Lawyer

Stephanie is part of West Coast’s Marine Program, working to strengthen ocean protection... Read more

Dylan Sunshine Waisman
Law Student

Dylan Sunshine Waisman’s maternal family is Indigenous to the South Pacific, hailing from Fiji... Read more