Kiki Wood

Strategist. Foodie. Adventurer.

Chair (2022 to present)

Kiki joined My Sea to Sky as a board member in summer 2021. She currently works at as the Senior Oil and Gas Campaigner. Throughout her career Kiki has maintained a focus on social and environmental justice. Getting her start as an organizer and President of her Students’ Union, Kiki has worked on issues ranging from increasing access to education, housing and homelessness, and climate and environmental justice. Prior to joining she worked as the National Director for the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition - leading delegations to COP21 and COP22; and for Ecojustice - Canada’s largest environmental law charity. Outside of her work at Stand, Kiki works to build the financial capacity of grassroots and indigenous-led campaigns through fundraising, and volunteers for local organizations on BC’s coast.

When not at work, Kiki can be found in nature, or in the garden.

Spencer Fitschen

Vice Chair, Chief Governance Officer (2021 to present)

Photo and bio coming soon...

Charlene Joseph

Board member (2021 to present)

Bio coming soon...

John Rich

Lawyer, Sailor, Strategist

Board member (2021 to present)

John has spent most of his life around Howe Sound and has a strong attachment to the area and the natural environment. He spent his childhood summers and many weekends on Bowen Island at his family’s cabin and has been a permanent resident of Bowen for almost 50 years.

John is active outdoors. A lifelong boater, he has spent years on the water, in Howe Sound, Georgia Strait, and beyond. He has also been a serious hiker.

John became involved in Bowen Island planning issues in the 1970s, opposing large scale development and supporting the “preserve and protect” mandate of the Islands Trust. He was elected four terms as an Island Trust representative for Bowen Island, including four years as Chair of the Trust.

John has practiced law for over 35 years, the past few on a part-time basis. The vast majority of his work has been litigation and general counsel work for First Nations. He has conducted major litigation and appeared at all levels of Court respecting the establishment of Aboriginal rights and righting of historical wrongs. Major cases include success in claims to recover the Kitsilano Reserve for the Squamish Nation and establishing commercial fishing rights for Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nations. The Squamish Nation has given John the honorary name Tekw’emtn (captain).

John has served as director on a number of boards, including: West Coast Environmental Law; Ecojustice; Save Howe Sound Society; Georgia Strait Alliance; and Bowen Island Conservancy (current).

Tim Turner

Educator. Story-teller. Rebel canoeist.

Board member (2019 to present)

Tim has lived in Gibsons Landing overlooking Salmon Rock and Home Island since 1989. He co-founded Sea to sky Outdoor School for Sustainability Education in 1992 and with a talented team of educators created and delivered multi-day programs for over 200 different schools in southwestern British Columbia and Washington State. He is quick to admit there is no better teacher than wild Nature.

Tim is a long standing supporter of My Sea to Sky and the essential work they do to conserve, preserve and restore Howe Sound / Atl’ka7tsem as one of British Columbia’s ecological treasures. He is thrilled to serve as a Board Director beginning in 2020. Tim is also a director with the Gambier Island Conservancy as well as being a board member for BC Spaces for Nature. In the 1990’s Tim served for many years on the Howe Sound Round Table.

Exploring the hidden corners of this amazing Squamish Arm of the Salish Sea fuels Tim’s passion for the non-human world. The canoe, off trail walking and wet suit snorkeling have always been his favourite ways of getting intimate with the spectacular land and seascapes of Vancouver’s wild neighbour.

‘Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul’ is a saying that Tim embraces as his modus operandi. He is committed to being a difference and understands that needed change will only come when individuals stand their ground in defense of the places they love.