Helping to create thriving communities and healthy environments

Site Map                                                                Follow Us: fb2 twitter2

Our Staff

Joachim Carolsfeld, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Joachim Carolsfeld

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Carolsfeld is originally from a small coastal town in BC, Canada. He obtained his PhD working with fish pheromones and reproduction, completed a Masters in invertebrate neurophysiology and an Honours in marine biology.  His extensive experience includes working with fisheries, aquaculture, environmental surveys, boat mechanics, and SCUBA instruction. For the last decade, he has devoted his time to blending his diverse technical expertise with social sciences to design and implement multidisciplinary and multistakeholder projects that foster environmental conservation blended with equitable sustainable resource-based livelihoods. He has been Executive Director at WFT since mid-2006.

 

 

 
 
 

Tiffany Rainville

Tiffanie Rainville, M.ES, B.Sc.H.
Project Officer - Fisheries and Social Research

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tiffanie Rainville, from Ottawa, ON, completed her B.Sc.H in Biology and Health at Queen's (2005). Her Masters of Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University (2010) brought her to two small coastal areas in Ecuador where she looked at impacts and perceptions of climate change in mangrove ecosystems and surrounding communities. She is currently working on the Bolivian project- Peces para la Vida focused on fisheries and food security in the Amazon region.

 

 

Jillian Martin, B.A.H.  
Education & Outreach Officer

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My bio will be up soon!

 

Andrea Neumenn, B.A. 
Office Manager & Projects Assistant 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

Andrea spent the first nineteen years of her life in a small town north of Edmonton, Alberta, before moving to Vancouver Island to complete a BA double-major in Environmental Studies and Anthropology at the University of Victoria. During that time she developed a passion for the ocean and marine life. Her favourite spot is Island View Beach, which allows her to experience wildlife in both the sea and the sky.

Her experience working with children dates back to a swimming instructing position in high school, and her passion for nature, refined by positions with the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea and Parks Canada, has given her a strong background in environmental interpretation and education. She was delighted to start working with World Fisheries Trust in 2017.

 

Ben Pearse
Environmental Reasearch Technician 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

My bio will be up soon!

 

Heather Wright
Education & Research Assistant 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Heather is a Co-op student from the Environmental Technology program at Camosun College and will be with World Fisheries Trust until May 2018. Her primary focus thus far has been assisting Jillian in the set up of Seaquaria in participating schools and programming through Seaquaria Ocean Education, a local WFT initiative to teach children about our ocean and the animals it holds. She looks forward to continuing to learn from us assisting with the Seaquaria Ocean Education programs as well as starting to learn more about our Olympia Oyster initiative in the Gorge waterway!