Danyelle Allen; Finance & Administration Manager
Background: Originally from Newfoundland & Labrador; 10 years general/operations management in the most northern parts of Canada; experience in non-profit and financial services; currently working to complete a BA in Integrated Studies at the University of Manitoba with concentrations in Labour Studies and Sociology.
Skills: Problem-solving; multi-tasking; communication and facilitation; a certified adult educator who is highly organized and efficient.
Personal connection to Lake Winnipeg: “Lake Winnipeg and all of the other lakes and rivers in Manitoba are areas that allow me to relax, breath and de-stress.”
Marlo Campbell; Communications Director
Background: Journalism, sales, management, creative writing.
Skills: Communicating with diverse groups of people, storytelling, translating complex ideas, relationship building, talking to strangers.
Personal connection to Lake Winnipeg: “I was first introduced to cabin life on the east side of the lake in the late 90s. To me, Lake Winnipeg is synonymous with family fun: beach days, waterskiing, drinks on the deck, Yahtzee games – and 20 people sharing one bathroom.”
Alexis Kanu; Executive Director
Background: A PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Manitoba; experience working with diverse organizations in the non-profit and community development sectors.
Skills: Strategic planning, organizational development, proposal writing/development, community outreach.
Favourite thing to do on/around Lake Winnipeg: “Watching my son splash in the water, explore the beaches and discover the wonders of the lake.”
Chelsea Lobson; Community-based Monitoring Co-ordinator
Background: B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from the University of Manitoba; experience in freshwater ecology and working on large collaborative projects.
Skills: Communicating scientific results to a wide range of audiences, project co-ordination, engaging youth through science.
Personal connection to Lake Winnipeg: Growing up, my grandparents had a cottage in Matlock. We would spend our days at Ralph Beach where I loved swimming, building sand castles and walking to the Salamonia Channel.
Kirsten Earl McCorrister; Programs Director
Background: Consulting work, development work, project planning, motherhood; 12 years of experience in the non-profit sector.
Skills: Project planning, grant administration, relationship fundraising, international development, public engagement and a whole lot of ‘other duties as assigned.’
Favourite thing to do on/around Lake Winnipeg: “Watching the sun set on my kids as they skip stones on the water.”
Johanna Théroux; Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective Coordinator
Background: B.Env.Sc from the University of Manitoba; scientific liaison for First Nations; freshwater fieldwork for government; scientific research in environmental health.
Skills: Proposal writing; project co-ordination and administration; relationship building; advising and collaborating with First Nations environmental managers.
Favourite thing to do on/around Lake Winnipeg? “I love fishing and kiteboarding – and, when the wind is low, you can usually find me water skiing.”