Welcome Gwen!

Welcome Gwen!

We are so excited to introduce our newest team member, Gwen Dell’Anno! She has joined the FoKLSS team as our Executive Director.

Gwen grew up on a farm near Niagara Falls, but has always felt drawn to the mountains. She has been exploring the natural world around her with wonder and enthusiasm since she was a small child. Her trips ‘up north’ to summer Camp gave her a deep appreciation for the wilderness and caused her to pursue Wildlife Biology as her University major.

Since then, Gwen has had the opportunity to explore (and live in) a wide variety of ecological forest/habitat zones from Ontario across the west to Alberta and BC. Along the way, she gained experience in not-for-profit management while working with a variety of youth-serving organizations including Scouts, 4-H and a number of summer camps and supporting organizations.

In her spare time, Gwen is an avid gardener – recently exploring permaculture and regenerative farming processes – as well as hiking, birdwatching, and letterboxing with her family.
She is looking forward to the opportunity to delve into the more scientific aspects of nature appreciation and stewardship that the Friends of Kootenay Lake offers as well as giving support to the broader organizational structure and processes that will strengthen the Society and help to ensure its longevity.

Please join us in welcoming Gwen to FoKLSS and the Kootenays!