Miki was raised on an alpaca farm on Stl’atl’imx territory in Pemberton, BC, and at one point considered herself an expert on alpacas. That quest for knowledge has now mostly shifted to learning about birds. While studying geography at UBC, Miki obtained a co-op job as a Park Interpreter/Wildlife Guardian in Jasper National Park. She loved the experience, and it launched her into a career in park interpretation where she was privileged to learn and teach others about many of the species that can be found in British Columbia (her personal favourite of which is the banana slug).
Miki worked as a Communications Coordinator for Rivershed from 2020-2021. In 2021, she returned to school to pursue a degree in Ecological Restoration at BCIT. Miki is at her happiest while outside, either reading or looking for birds and sharing the joys of nature with others. She lives with her partner and her dog Caliper on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples in East Vancouver. We are fortunate to have Miki back at Rivershed, using her degree in Ecological Restoration to support Watershed CPR efforts.