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Staff Members

Alan Chou
Digital Strategy Coordinator

Alan (he/him/his) is the Digital Strategy Coordinator at West Coast Environmental Law. He is... Read more

Alexis Stoymenoff Senior Communications & Engagement Specialist
Director of Communications

Alexis (she/her/hers) came to West Coast Environmental Law in 2016, after working as a... Read more

Director of Development

Alison Obrecht (she/her/hers) is the Director of Development at West Coast Environmental Law.... Read more

Andrew Gage
Staff Lawyer

Andrew (he/him/his) was an environmental activist before he was an environmental lawyer: he was... Read more

Anna Johnston
Staff Lawyer

Anna’s (she/her/hers) work focuses on strengthening federal environmental laws and environmental... Read more

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

Barbara Everdene (she/her/hers) is a community planner passionate about community engagement... Read more

Ceciline Goh Office Administrator
Office Administrator

Ceciline (she/her/hers) is the Office Administrator at West Coast Environmental Law. She is in... Read more

Deborah Carlson
Staff Lawyer

Deborah (she/her/hers) joined West Coast in 2010 as Staff Counsel for the Green Communities... Read more

Executive Assistant

Eileen (she/her/hers) is West Coast Environmental Law’s executive assistant. She grew up in... Read more

Development Coordinator

Ella Barrett (she/her/hers) obtained her BA in English Literature from the University of British... Read more

Staff Lawyer

Erin (she/her/hers) is a staff lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law’s... Read more

Staff Lawyer

Estella (she/her/hers) is a staff lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law. Her work at West... Read more

Eugene Kung Staff Counsel
Staff Lawyer

Eugene Kung (he/him/his) is a staff lawyer with West Coast, working on... Read more

Gavin Smith Staff Counsel
Staff Lawyer

Gavin (he/him/his) decided to pursue environmental law while working on a small family farm, an... Read more

Georgia Lloyd-Smith Staff Counsel
Staff Lawyer

Georgia Lloyd-Smith (she/her/hers) is part of West Coast Environmental Law’s Aboriginal and... Read more

Hanna Azara
Summer Community Outreach Coordinator

Hanna (she/her/hers) is the Summer Community Outreach Coordinator at West Coast Environmental... Read more

Summer Law Student

Jack Jones (he/him/his) is a Swedish/English/Welsh settler who grew up on Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ... Read more

Summer Law Student

Jenna Jeffrey (she/her/hers) is a German-Metis JD student at the University of Manitoba’s Robson... Read more

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

Jessica Clogg (she/her/hers) is West Coast’s Executive Director and Senior Counsel, and heads up... Read more

Julia Kidder - Communications & Engagement Specialist
Communications & Engagement Specialist

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

Access to Justice Lawyer

Larry (he/him/his) completed undergraduate degrees in Arts (B.A.) 1980, Education (B.Ed.) 1983... Read more

Maxine Hayman Matilpi
RELAW Program Lead

Maxine Hayman Matilpi (she/her/hers), J.D., LL.M, is a member of the Ma'amtigila and Kwakiutl... Read more

Staff Lawyer

Michael (he/him/his) is honoured to be a member of the... Read more

Staff Lawyer & RELAW Manager

Rayanna Seymour-Hourie (she/her/hers) is Anishinaabe (Ojibway) from Lake of the Woods in Treaty... Read more

Summer Law Student

Rebekah Smith (she/her) is a JD/JID candidate in the dual degree program at the University of... Read more

Renee Eaton
Development Officer

Renee (she/her/hers) is excited to be joining the WCEL team and supporters in shaping solutions... Read more

Summer Law Student

Russell Chiong (he/him/his) is a child of the Hong Kong diaspora, who is from unceded... Read more

Staff Lawyer

Shelby Lindley (she/her/hers) is Syilx (Okanagan) and a member of the Upper Nicola community in... Read more

Climate Scientist

Silvie (she/her/hers) joined West Coast Environmental Law in 2020 as the Climate Scientist,... Read more

Stephanie Hewson
Staff Lawyer

Stephanie (she/her/hers) is part of West Coast’s Marine Program, working to strengthen ocean... Read more

Dylan Sunshine Waisman
Articled Law Student

Dylan Sunshine Waisman (she/her/they)’s maternal family is Indigenous to the South Pacific,... Read more