Greta Borick-Cunningham has been Executive Director of ARMS since April 2013 and before that Acting Executive Director for one year. Greta has a passionate love of the environment including water conservation issues, protection and enhancement of salmon species, and raising public awareness around threats to our native BC ecosystems. Greta’s background includes a Masters in Education, a Diploma in Sustainable Resource Management, and 20 years of experience in management and administration. Greta has lived and worked around the world in Japan, Canada, and Australia. In Greta’s downtime, you’ll find her pottering around in her veggie garden, volunteering for a local watershed group in Vancouver, and learning how to get more art in her life.
Nicole Driedger (Environmental Education)
Nicole Driedger is a licensed Early Childhood Educator currently working as an Environmental Educator for the Alouette River Management Society. She received her certificate in Early Childhood from Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute in 2009 and worked in preschool education for ESL students in Abbotsford for two years. Nicole currently lives in Abbostford with her four boys and her husband, Shawn and has worked with ARMS since April of 2011. Nicole has a passion for teaching children and adults about our native plants and animals, and loves developing new teaching materials and curriculum for ARMS. In addition to teaching, Nicole enjoys writing children’s stories and novels and hopes to be published one day.
Sophie Smith (Environmental Projects & Communications)
Sophie Smith is the Environmental Projects & Communications Coordinator at ARMS. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography in June 2015. She concentrated in Environmental Science and minored in Communications as well as completed a Professional Communication Essentials Certificate. Over the course of her degree she developed a passion for water and the processes occurring in a watershed that affect a rivers water geochemistry. Sophie is a part of a global project called the “Global Rivers Observatory Project” where a team of researchers collect water samples from eighteen active watersheds in different areas around the world. This project is based out of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts, USA, where she completed her practicum in her last year of university.