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Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN)
PO Box 46, Invermere, BC  V0A 1K0
(250) 483-3830


Duncan Whittick
Executive Director

Duncan has been CBEEN’s Executive Director since 2011. He enjoys connecting the dots between people and organizations, looking for pathways to positive systemic change, and finding ways we can all work better, together. In addition to his role with CBEEN, he is the Communications Coordinator for the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) and Co-coordinator for the Kootenay-Boundary Environmental Education Initiative. He also is co-owner of Non-profit by Nature, a partnership which supports community engagement, capacity building and collaboration.

Prior to working in the Columbia Basin, Duncan enjoyed working as a park interpreter and environmental educator for a variety of organizations including Cypress Hills Inter-provincial Park, Dinosaur Provincial Park, the National Trust for Scotland and the Jane Goodall Institute. He holds a degree in Communications & Culture, and a diploma in Environmental Science.


Sonja Seher
Wild Voices Program Manager

Having previously worked for CBEEN, Sonja returns to the organization as the Wild Voices Program Manager. A proclaimed environmentalist from an early age, Sonja sees great value in the environmental education that spoke to her as a young student. Sonja brings her mind for problem-solving and her community spirit to her role in the hopes of evolving Wild Voices and connecting the teachers, educators and students it touches. Passionate about sustainability, Sonja strives to do better by our planet every day.

Raised on rural Vancouver Island, Sonja now calls the small mountain town of Kimberley home. Sonja received her Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Ryerson University in Toronto, and was brought to the Kootenays to study Integrated Environmental Planning Technology at Selkirk College in Castlegar. Her incredibly varied work experience has now found focus in work with Environmental Non-Profits, including CBEEN, Wildsight and small contracts with local stewardship groups.

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