Facilitators and Advisors
Doug has been a facilitator with the Sustainable Living Leadership Program since its inception in 2002. He worked full time on parks and wilderness and BC land use issues for 13 years. In 1990, he spearheaded the campaign to protect the Cariboo Mountains. He was also involved in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, Robson Valley and Lillooet Land Use Plans. Doug has a degree in Education from the University of British Columbia and is a teacher in Vancouver.
Fin founded the Rivershed Society of British Columbia in 1996 and co-created the Sustainable Living Leadership Program in 2002. His passion for the environment stemmed from his University of Victoria philosophy studies. He has been an advocate for sustainable living for more than two decades. He has twice swum the 1,400 km length of the Fraser River, and made than 600 presentations to over 65,000 people in 150 BC communities. Fin was a Coquitlam City Councillor for seven years; he is now the Member of Parliament for New Westminster-Coquitlam & Port Moody. Fin lives in Coquitlam.
Jacquie is an environmental educator and writer who is passionate about facilitating programs that inspire creative encounters with the outdoors. After receiving her B.A. and B.Ed. from SFU she has worked in a variety of educational settings, from teaching high school and elementary, to most recently spending two years running a one-room school. As an avid outdoorswoman, Jacquie believes getting people outside and re-connected to the natural world has the potential to create lasting social change by producing wilderness stewards who are keenly aware of the environmental challenges we face.
Jacquie fell in love with the Fraser on her first SLLP trip down the river in 2012. She hopes to inspire others to learn about and care for their local watersheds.
Sharman co-created the Sustainable Living Leadership Program, along with Fin, in 2002. He is an instructor at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in the Adventure Tourism Department. He has worked fifteen years in the Outdoor Adventure Industry doing Leadership Development, Hiking, Whitewater rafting/canoeing & Kayaking. He is a graduate of the Adventure Guides and Tourism Management programs at the University College of the Cariboo. He recently completed his Masters degree (at Royal Roads University) focusing on evaluating the impact of the Sustainable Living Leadership Program. Sharman lives in Kamloops.
Sharolise is member of RSBC’s Board of Directors, and has been with the RSBC since 2000. She has been a strong supporter of the Sustainable Living Leadership Program since its inception in 2002. She has been involved with the Fraser River Fisheries for many years, having worked with Fisheries Renewal BC, the Habitat Conservation Stewardship Program, the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council and now with her own Nation, Stellat’en. Sharolise lives in Fraser Lake.